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2014-10-30 23:09:49

Apply today for a grant from the $250,000 Video Insight School Security Grant Program Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Video Insight – a leading developer of enterprise IP video surveillance software – has awarded the August 2014 School Security In-Kind Grant to Allen University of South Carolina. Allen University is the second higher education institution and the eighth organization to win a $20,000 security system in the year-long $250,000 School Security In-Kind Grant...

2014-10-30 23:09:39

Although popular in admissions and recruiting, survey finds Constituent Relationship Management systems remain untapped by institutions Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) announces today the release of a new report that shines light on how higher education institutions use Constituent Relationship Management systems (CRMs) to support students throughout their postsecondary journeys. As colleges are...

2014-10-30 23:07:37

New strategic partnership combines the strengths of two market-leading companies to improve school district communications. San Diego, CA and Provo, UT (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Peachjar and ParentLink today announced a partnership to provide K-12 school districts with improved information communication services. By joining forces, the two companies have created a high level of service and product integration, giving districts who use their respective products distinct advantages....

2014-10-30 23:07:21

The Fall 2014 program will award six full-time or part-time accounting students with scholarship opportunities to further their certification education Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Wiley CPAexcel, an innovative leader in CPA review for students taking the CPA exam, is pleased to once again offer its Accounting Student Scholarship Program this fall. Registration for the biannual, national scholarship drawing is open to students that are actively enrolled full-time or part-time, and...

2014-10-30 23:06:14

Powerful New User Interface Improves Access to Key Metrics and Makes it Easier for Administration to Manage the Entire Survey Process Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 EvaluationKIT, a leader in enterprise online course evaluation and survey software for higher education institutions, is bringing new levels of efficiency, real-time analytics and alerts to the student feedback process. Through newly released dashboard, navigation and design functionality, administrators and instructors...

2014-10-30 23:06:00

Event highlights official start of new program for career pathway students Leesburg, Va. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 SkillsUSA, a nationwide education association dedicated to teaching employability skills to high school and college students in trade, technical and skilled service career and technical education programs, will hold a celebration of its new services to middle-school instructional programs that prepare students for future study in career and technical education pathways. The...

2014-10-30 23:05:44

Fast-growing community of higher education institutions looks to use data to help more students succeed Austin, Texas (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Civitas Learning today announced the results of its first “Pulse” survey recently conducted at its Pioneer Summit. More than 70 individuals representing more than 40 higher education institutions and systems participated in the survey. This is the first step in the ongoing effort to benchmark the burgeoning community’s work in predictive...

2014-10-30 23:05:41

Local teacher launches new tutoring service with affordable small group approach Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 As Minnesota marks the highest average composite ACT scores* in the country, one of the state’s top teachers today unveiled Access Great Teachers--a powerful two-pronged approach in tutoring to help more students succeed. Owner Tom Connell, an Advanced Placement teacher at Edina High School, says the idea behind his company is simple: “Access Great Teachers is...

2014-10-30 23:05:08

AAA President Monica Heller releases statement of solidarity for the missing students of Mexico. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto was scheduled yesterday, Oct. 29th, to meet in a closed setting with the parents of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Teacher Training School who were kidnapped and have been missing for a month and the parents of three students who were killed. In response to this meeting, and in solidarity with these families...

2014-10-30 23:04:07

Groundbreaking New Study Abroad Program, SEA Semester®: The Global Ocean Incorporates Ocean Health Index into Curriculum Woods Hole, Massachusetts (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 This fall, undergraduate students from top colleges and universities nationwide are utilizing the newly created Ocean Health Index to explore environmental issues related to climate change, conservation, and sustainability of the world’s oceans in a groundbreaking new study abroad program offered by Sea Education...


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Wampus cat (cougar)
2014-01-28 15:10:48

The Wampus cat comes from American folklore as a variation of a fierce cougar. It also is compared to the Ewah of Cherokee mythology. In the myth a woman covers herself with the skin of a cougar and spies on the men of the tribe. While the men are telling sacred stories around a fire, she is caught and turned into a half-woman, half-cat by the tribe’s medicine man. The Wampus cat supposedly still haunts the forests of east Tennessee. Other legends state the Wampus cat is the spirit of...

Algebra
2014-01-02 11:06:39

Algebra, from the Arabic al-jebr, meaning “reunion of broken parts”, is one of the wide-ranging parts of mathematics, combined with number theory, geometry, and analysis. Algebra can basically be considered as doing computations much like that of arithmetic with non-numerical mathematical objects. Initially, these objects were variables that represented either numbers that weren’t yet known or unspecified numbers, permitting one to state and prove properties that are true no matter...

Geometry
2014-01-02 10:21:51

Geometry is a branch of mathematics that is concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the geometry field is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in numerous early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning areas, lengths, and volumes, with elements of a formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales. By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into an axiomatic form by...

Trigonometry
2014-01-02 10:09:07

Trigonometry, from the Greek trigonon, meaning triangle, and metron, meaning measure, is a branch of mathematics that studies the relationships involving lengths and angles of triangles. The field came about during the 3rd century BC from applications of geometry to astronomical studies. The 3rd century astronomers first noted that the lengths of the sides of a right triangle and the angles between those sides have fixed relationships: that is, if at least the length of one of those sides...

Applied Mathematics
2014-01-02 10:00:11

Applied mathematics is a branch of mathematics that focuses on mathematical methods that are usually used in science, engineering, business, and industry. Therefore, “applied mathematics” is a mathematical science with specialized knowledge. The term “applied mathematics” also explains the professional specialty in which mathematicians work on practical problems; as a profession focused on practical problems, applied mathematics focuses on the formulation and study of mathematical...

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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