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2014-04-16 16:25:55

9 Schools Compete in Second Annual Friendship Sprint Medley Relay BOSTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Marathon principal sponsor John Hancock, in partnership with the Boston Scholar Athletes (BSA) program and the Boston Public Schools, today hosted Scholars & Stars in Boston at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. More than 300 students from Boston Public High School track teams participated in the event. After dynamic stretching and core strengthening...

2014-04-16 16:25:19

BROOKLYN, N.Y., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kingsborough Community College (KCC) has announced that the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) named WKRB the best community college radio station in the nation at its 74(th) annual conference last month in New York City. The station was also named one of three finalists for "Best Overall College Radio Station". WKRB's program director and senior college lab technician, Elissa Nieves, received the award for "Best...

2014-04-16 12:35:32

Fully Operational Store Will Be In Use This Summer by a Growing Number of Institutions WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard today announced that several higher education institutions have already launched the Blackboard Store or plan to do so in time for the summer semester. The Blackboard Store is a fully operational e-commerce system directly within the teaching and learning platform. Without having to leave the learning environment, students can see...

2014-04-16 12:35:20

The network security firm donates equipment for educational advancement RIDGEFIELD, Conn., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Owl Computing Technologies, Inc., a network security and information solutions provider, is proud to announce a recent collaboration with the New York Institute of Technology to contribute equipment that will enhance learning in their engineering and computer sciences programs. The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) was founded in 1955 with the mission to...

2014-04-16 12:34:30

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and cloud services, and a leader in security and compliance, announced today that Company management will be presenting at the Jefferies 2014 Global Technology and Telecom Conference on Wednesday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The conference will be held at the Epic Hotel in Miami, Florida on May 6-8, 2014....

2014-04-16 12:32:22

$2 million grant to launch 4-H Food Smart Families pilot program in five states CHEVY CHASE, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Studies show 16.2 million children in America live in households that lack the means to get nutritious food on a regular basis. Responding to this need, National 4-H Council and ConAgra Foods Foundation announced today a partnership that will equip more families to make healthy living a part of their everyday lives through nutrition education,...

2014-04-16 12:30:01

- Scholarship recognizes 40 exceptional students with cystic fibrosis (CF) who serve as role models for the community through academic excellence, creativity and community service NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie today announced that undergraduate and graduate students living with cystic fibrosis (CF) can now apply for the 2014 AbbVie CF Scholarship, which honors young adults with CF as they pursue higher education. Students can apply for the scholarship...

2014-04-16 12:27:38

$125,000 Donated to Provide New Books to Underserved Children CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank(®)( )and First Book --a nonprofit organization that provides new books to children in underserved communities-- have partnered to provide children in kindergarten to second grade access to age-appropriate books at home and in their schools through a new program, Banking On Books. First Book works collectively with publishers and...

2014-04-16 12:23:41

Nominate an outstanding mid-career woman for leadership in clean energy WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative is now accepting nominations for the 2014 C3E Awards, which will honor the achievements of mid-career women working in clean energy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/73405 C3E Awards nominees will be evaluated on their clean energy leadership qualities and accomplishments, which should be...

2014-04-16 12:22:07

Statewide contest encourages New Jersey high school students and teachers to become teen safe driving advocates NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ) is proud to launch the 4(th) Annual 'U Got Brains Champion Schools Program' - a contest challenging New Jersey high school students and teachers to develop fun and interactive campaigns aimed at educating teens about the importance of safe driving....


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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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