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2014-04-15 12:34:30

Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education recognizes the agency for impacting student career growth NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosetta, a customer engagement agency within the Publicis Groupe network, today announced the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE) has named the agency's college internship program the Best Large Company Internship in Northeast Ohio. Sponsored by NOCHE and CBC Magazine, the Expy's Best Internship Awards ceremony took place in...

2014-04-15 12:33:32

Clinton Global Initiative "Commitment to Action" Creates Scholarship Matching Program. PENSACOLA, Fla., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE), the world's first private, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Investments (SACS) accredited, online school district, today announced that the Brown Mackie College system of schools ("Brown Mackie College") has launched ed2go's Career Online High School...

2014-04-15 12:33:26

Partnership Marks Company's Latest in Series of Student-Focused Service Agreements WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Arkansas, located in Fayetteville, has selected Blackboard as its partner to help expand marketing efforts for the institution's online program, the company announced today. The agreement is the latest in a series of Blackboard service partnerships that aim to help institutions expand and grow their online offerings. Blackboard will help...

2014-04-15 12:30:35

Federation Members to Protest College's Actions MAYS LANDING, N.J., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation's oldest and largest organization of blind people, and its New Jersey affiliate, will hold a protest at the Mays Landing campus of Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC) on Thursday, April 17, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Blind people from New Jersey and surrounding areas are gathering to protest discrimination...

2014-04-15 12:28:28

Television Academy Foundation To Honor Outstanding Student Produced Entertainment Content at Star-Studded Awards Ceremony LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Television Academy Foundation announced today the 52 nominees for the 35(th )College Television Awards, to be hosted on Wednesday, April 23 at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre. The College Television Awards, presented by the Television Academy Foundation, recognizes excellence in the areas of video, digital and film...

2014-04-15 12:28:21

Southern Californian Public Relations Agency Retained by North America's Leading Graduate Medical Education Organization LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents Medical, a pioneering graduate medical education accreditation organization, today announced it has selected Bob Gold & Associates, a full-service public relations agency, to lead its communications program. Residents Medical educates and guides international, foreign and U.S. medical school graduates...

2014-04-15 12:27:12

Classic Has Guided Hundreds of Thousands of Teachers TURNERS FALLS, Mass., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc. (NEFC), developer of Responsive Classroom,® a research-based approach to integrating high-level academics with social-emotional learning, has just published a third edition of The Morning Meeting Book. While keeping intact key aspects of this immensely popular book, the new edition reflects NEFC's most current thinking about the best...

2014-04-15 12:21:23

HOUSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How does space travel affect your health? What does an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have in common with a scientist that is wintering over in Antarctica? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130611/DC29942LOGO These and many other questions were answered by current and former astronauts during a recent visit by nearly 200 students to the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) headquarters...

2014-04-15 08:39:29

Supporting young women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers DAYTON, Ohio, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three high school female students will start their college education in engineering with some financial help from Women of Teradata, an employee group of Teradata (NYSE: TDC) the leading analytic data platforms, applications and services company. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130716/CL47933LOGO Recipients of the college scholarships were selected based...

2014-04-15 08:38:38

Collaboration Aims to Help More Students Connect with Campus Safety Officials WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard and LiveSafe, two of the leading companies focused on campus safety and security, have joined forces to bring LiveSafe's mobile safety technology to more schools and students across the country, the companies announced today. Blackboard provides integrated campus commerce and security solutions through Blackboard Transact(TM)( )to hundreds of higher...


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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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