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2014-04-23 23:01:51

The free event highlights cutting-edge, interdisciplinary digital media projections and installations by SFUAD students. Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) will present the fourth annual Outdoor Vision Fest™ (OVF) on Friday, May 2, from 8:45 to 10:45 p.m. This year’s event features the most content since OVF’s inception, with nearly 50 installations highlighting projection mapping, animation, music visualizations, video/sculptural...

2014-04-23 23:01:09

Top prizes awarded to multiple students, including First Place in Stanford University’s Design Challenge, Best in Show for San Francisco Student Addy Awards, Highest Honor at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, and Seven out of the Top 12 Spots for Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warfare Contest. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Academy of Art University students have recently won a total of 44 top awards in a series of design challenges and competitions work ranges...

2014-04-23 23:00:29

The Georgia State University School of Public Health has announced its first endowed scholarship, the J. Rhodes Haverty Scholarship in Public Health, endowed by the Georgia Health Foundation and the Haverty family to continue Haverty’s legacy of public service and commitment to better health care. (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 The Georgia State University School of Public Health has announced its first endowed scholarship, the J. Rhodes Haverty Scholarship in Public Health, endowed by the...

2014-04-23 23:00:26

Harvard University Professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., a noted literary historian, activist, and filmmaker, will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands’ 2014 Commencement Ceremonies scheduled for May 17, on St. Thomas, and for May 18, on St. Croix. (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Harvard University Professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., a noted literary historian, activist, and filmmaker, will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands’ 2014...

2014-04-23 16:29:48

New program joins Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) to prepare new leaders for the nursing profession MINNEAPOLIS, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuous advancements in nursing science research, education and practice are increasing the demand for nurses with doctoral degrees. To help prepare new leaders in these expanding fields, Walden University is now offering an online Ph.D. in Nursing program for nursing professionals who want to directly impact nursing practice today or...

2014-04-23 16:21:26

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cadets and students from the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy Magnet School in Colorado will gather at 11:50 a.m. EDT Thursday, April 24, to speak live with astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The event, featuring NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson, will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's...

2014-04-23 12:34:51

Verizon, the Program's Creator, and Its Partner, International Society for Technology in Education, to Launch Verizon Mobile Learning Academy to Train More Teachers Nationwide NEW CARROLLTON, Md., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New national research indicates that training teachers to integrate mobile technology into instruction may have a positive effect on students' standardized test scores and academic achievement. The research comes from an evaluation study, conducted by the International...

2014-04-23 12:34:14

Courses include video exemplars, expert commentary, standards-aligned teaching cases, and more SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teachscape has expanded its award-winning Teachscape Learn Professional Learning Suite. In addition to its online courses about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Mathematics, The Common Core Series in Teachscape Learn now boasts new video-based, self-paced courses on the CCSS for English Language Arts (ELA) & Literacy....

2014-04-23 12:32:18

UMD celebrates grand opening of world-class research and education facility COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland's new Physical Sciences Complex is an instant architectural landmark with its shimmering elliptical atrium, and with its official opening on April 23, 2014, the state-of-the-art research building is poised to become a landmark of scientific achievement. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130808/DC61542LOGO Designed to...

2014-04-23 12:30:17

POWERED BY CONTENT FROM EYEMAGINATIONS(TM) NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ALPHAEON Corporation, a leader in lifestyle healthcare and wholly-owned subsidiary of Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, announced today that it will launch TouchMD(TM), a premier ophthalmology practice development platform, this week at the annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) meeting (held in Boston, MA). TouchMD is an interactive software platform that helps...


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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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