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2014-09-15 16:31:03

November event convenes education leaders to restore U.S. education competitiveness WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Education Initiative (NEI) and its signature November 10-13 event National Education Week (NEW) will leverage the combination of innovative education companies, the federal and regional government, education associations and a rapidly growing venture fund and private equity community to underscore the Baltimore - Washington Corridor as the "Silicon...

2014-09-15 16:30:56

Major donation from Google fulfills 388 classroom requests for 295 teachers in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties SEATTLE, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayor Ed Murray announced today that Google has fully funded the classroom requests of every teacher in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties on the education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose.org. As a result of Google's $338,542 donation, 295 teachers will receive materials for their 36,000 students - ranging from paper,...

2014-09-15 16:30:50

FMU Becomes Laureate's 12th Brazilian Institution BALTIMORE, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Laureate International Universities is proud to announce that the FMU Education Group has become the latest addition to Laureate's international network of universities. FMU is the 12(th) institution in Brazil to join Laureate, which now educates more than 250,000 undergraduate and graduate students across eight states in the country. Laureate has made Brazil a top priority for the investment...

2014-09-15 16:21:06

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected 20 students from across the nation to receive the agency's Aeronautics Scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This scholarship program, which is in its seventh year, is designed to assist undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in fields of study related to aeronautics. Recipients were selected from hundreds of applications to the program. "These...

2014-09-15 12:28:23

Free Eight-Week Online Course Examines Changing World of Global Medicine GRENADA, West Indies, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building upon the success of last year's introductory online course, St. George's University will once again be offering this semester a free and open to the public online course from university faculty, "One Health, One Medicine: A Global Health Approach." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140915/146122 The University will also be offering credit for...

2014-09-15 12:27:49

Office is Second Location in the Rio Grande Valley MCALLEN, Texas, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brident Dental & Orthodontics opened its new McAllen office today at 1001 S. 10(th) Street, Suite S., offering a full-range of dental and orthodontic services to patients in the Rio Grande Valley. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140818/137079 "Brident Dental's new office in McAllen makes oral health care more accessible and convenient by removing traditional obstacles to...

2014-09-15 12:25:55

DUBAI, UAE, September 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With learning finally catching up to the craze for apps, technology is making quite rapid and radical changes to a pupil's education. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140915/705817 ) Though parents often bemoan their child being glued to an iPad at home, there have been proven benefits to letting pupils access this kind of technology in the name of learning. Dr Christina Gitsaki is Associate...

2014-09-15 12:25:22

High Schools Will Compete to Win Cash for Their School's Music Department MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, together with the GRAMMY Foundation(®) have announced a school song contest to support music education in schools. The Rock Your School Song Contest invites high schools to show off their musical talents and school spirit by creating a video performing their school song. Three winning high...

2014-09-15 12:24:10

Jostens Pledges Up to $150,000 for Music Education MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, today announced a partnership with the GRAMMY Foundation(®) in support of their GRAMMY in the Schools(®) music education programs and in celebrating all the moments that matter in high school. As part of the partnership, GRAMMY(®) Foundation artist ambassadors Jack Antonoff, Colbie Caillat, and Darius Rucker have...

2014-09-15 12:20:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and Honeywell are kicking off the 2014 fall tour this week of the award-winning science education program FMA Live! Forces in Motion with performances at three schools in the greater Seattle area. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Created in 2004, the show is a collaborative effort between NASA and Honeywell Hometown Solutions designed to inspire students to study science, technology, engineering and...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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