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2014-08-21 23:01:59

New Platform Includes a Suite of Tools for Integrated Communication and Predictive Analytics to Support Counseling and Advisory Services Duluth, GA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 N2N Services, a leading company focused on technology innovation in the education sector, recently launched its Student Success Platform for Southwestern Michigan College (SMC). The application allows students, faculty and staff to access Southwestern Michigan’s education portal as well as a range of additional new...

2014-08-21 23:01:28

Hazing Definition, A Guide Released Today By NoBullying - http://nobullying.com/hazing-definition/ London, UK (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Hazing rituals still happen in schools and colleges worldwide and the victims are falling silently. A hazing definition that is clear and unmistakable is vital to putting a stop to the behavior. Hazing is a major problem in schools today, not just on the University level, but also in High School and middle schools. NoBullying releases a complete guide to a...

2014-08-21 23:00:29

With focus on helping yoga enthusiasts become teachers, new site provides focal point to discover educational opportunities. Long Island, New York (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Yoga Darshana Center, the premier provider of yoga education for the Long Island region, proudly announces the launch of their newest website at LongIslandYogaTeacherTrainging.com. This new site, focused on the West Babylon-based yoga studio’s new teacher training program, is expected to help yoga enthusiasts who wish...

2014-08-21 16:27:01

Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director and Open Source Specialist to Lend Expertise to Enable Personal Learning for All LOS GATOS, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenEd (www.OpenEd.io), the largest K-12 educational resource catalog, announced the addition of Lila Tretikov to its board of directors today. Tretikov will provide her expertise to assist OpenEd's mission to provide open source, modern teaching tools and resources to educators allowing them to create a personal...

2014-08-21 16:26:53

Online School Students Hit Classrooms without Ever Leaving Home LAS VEGAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New school supplies and meeting new teachers are still part of the first day of school for Nevada Virtual Academy students across the state. They'll meet each other in homeroom and catch up with classmates from last year, but there won't be any backpacks, school cafeteria food or catching the bus for these students, who go to school full-time online. Instead, they'll be...

2014-08-21 16:26:45

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Learning to build and operate their own 3D printers is both a reward and an incentive for Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School students who have an interest in engineering. "PA Cyber's School of Engineering requirements are 26 credits for graduation instead of 22, and there's a lot more math and science," said Director of STEM Education and Outreach Joel Cilli. "The 3D printer camp is one way of showing these students it's worth...

2014-08-21 16:24:19

CENTER CITY, Minn., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Higher Learning Commission recently granted approval to launch the new online master's degree offered by the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies (HGSAS). With applications for the Winter 2015 semester being accepted now, the Master of Arts in Addiction Studies: Integrated Recovery for Co-Occurring Disorders focuses on the science of addiction and mental health and can be completed in as little as two years. This innovative...

2014-08-21 16:23:26

Retailer hosts more than 20 in-store parties for incoming students across the Midwest GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwest retailer Meijer is welcoming an estimated 40,000 incoming college freshmen as they head to campus this fall during the widely-popular in-store parties dubbed "Meijer Mania." These annual Back-to-College events celebrate incoming students in style during a night of fun - complete with a DJ, photo booth and interactive contests - while...

2014-08-21 16:22:56

Fully-optimized mobile experience is enhanced by new partnerships with High School Cube, Scoopshot for live video and photos NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The USA TODAY Sports Media Group today re-launched USA TODAY High School Sports, the nation's leading source for high school sports news and information, in a format optimized for mobile that also includes live-streaming video capabilities and crowd-sourced photography and content from games all over the country....

2014-08-21 12:35:12

Adobe Captivate and SuccessFactors earn Leader status in crowdsourced ratings, while Halogen TalentSpace earns highest customer satisfaction score. CHICAGO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on more than 110 reviews from HR professionals, the inaugural Grid(SM) report for Training and eLearning software, announced today by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks seven products to help HR software buyers in their selections. Photo -...


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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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