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2014-07-29 20:24:47

Innovative admissions path shows 'You are more than a test score' PHILADELPHIA, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a bold move underscoring Temple University's commitment to access and diversity, President Neil D. Theobald today announced the "Temple Option," an admissions path for talented students who show great potential for success but don't perform well on standardized tests. Starting with applications for fall 2015, students may apply via the Temple Option without...

2014-07-29 20:22:57

- The closing session of the III Universia International Presidents' Meeting Rio 2014, with the participation of 1,103 honorable presidents from 33 countries. RIO DE JANEIRO, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today we have the final activities as part of the III Universia International Presidents' Meeting Rio 2014, after two days of intense discussions about 10 topics that are key for higher education in Ibero-America. 1,103 honorable presidents from 33 countries participated in this event, which...

2014-07-29 16:31:26

NEW YORK and NATICK, Mass., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IAC (NASDAQ:IACI) today announced that its Tutor.com business has signed an agreement to acquire The Princeton Review, a leading test preparation and college admission services company from Charlesbank Capital Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. After the acquisition is completed, Tutor.com and The Princeton Review will be run by Mandy Ginsberg, the current CEO of Tutor.com. The Princeton Review is a leading test...

2014-07-29 12:42:04

LONDON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TES Global - the largest network of teachers in the world with over 5.9 million registered teachers - has acquired Blendspace, a San Francisco-based company providing web-based tools that enable teachers to create digital, self-paced lessons for their classrooms and students. The transaction complements TES Global's strategy to enhance the reach and functionality of its digital resources sharing platforms, which provide over...

2014-07-29 12:42:03

Two Ambient Insight Presentations on the Worldwide Game-based Learning Market Available Now SEATTLE, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ambient Insight CEO Tyson Greer gave two presentations at the Serious Play Conference in Los Angeles on July 22 and July 23. The first session was on the 2013-2018 Worldwide Game-based Learning Market and the second session was on recent innovations in Mobile Edugames. Both presentations are now available to download for free in the Event Section...

2014-07-29 12:41:15

Program Available in a New Direct Assessment Delivery Format IRVINE, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fall 2014 quarter, the University of California, Irvine Extension is launching a new Strategic Leadership Development Certificate Program for professionals seeking leadership skills essential to being an effective executive, manager, supervisor, or team member in any field or industry. This program is offered in a new delivery format, Direct Assessment, which places emphasis on...

2014-07-29 12:40:20

LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do America's schools have the tools and talent to train the next generation of technology users? Only about half of parents and students say yes. A survey conducted by the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future and Bovitz Inc. found that 56 percent of parents and students agree that the technological facilities in their schools are adequate. The survey also found the same percentage of parents - but fewer students (46...

2014-07-29 12:30:36

NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Education Professional, a leading global provider of content and services for the science, technical, and medical communities, has announced the launch of the AccessMedicine App, the first off-line mobile application of the world-renowned medical education platform. A key feature of the new AccessMedicine App, available for download onto all iOS and Android devices, is that users will now be able to gain access to valuable AccessMedicine...

2014-07-29 08:41:47

DUBLIN, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Learning Management Systems Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 A LMS is a software application used to plan, deliver, and manage the learning process. A LMS makes use of web-based technology to create and deliver content and to track and evaluate the performance of the participants involved in learning activities. LMSs are widely...

2014-07-29 08:40:02

EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today announced that Dan Burns has joined the company as vice president of sales. In his role, Burns will lead LeapFrog's efforts to drive sales of the company's award-winning products, including the recently unveiled LeapTV educational, active video gaming system designed specifically for children, the new LeapBand activity tracker, the innovative line of...


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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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