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2014-07-28 20:22:53

New college ranking by Money Magazine rates Babson the No. 1 college in the country WELLESLEY, Mass., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Money magazine has named Babson the No. 1 college in America on its new list of Best Colleges, "a new approach to ranking colleges that uses unique measures of educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes to help families find the right school at the right price." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140728/130692 According to Money,...

2014-07-28 16:26:30

A Austin, TX Board Certified physician specializing in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Dustin Reid, is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2014. AUSTIN, Texas, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has selected Austin's Plastic Surgery specialist Dr. Dustin Reid for inclusion in its highly selective list of Regional Top Doctors this year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140728/130536 Castle Connolly...

2014-07-28 16:25:13

cut-e the leader in online testing and assessment has been sharing its latest research and thinking at applied psychology and testing conferences throughout July. HAMBURG, Germany, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr Achim Preuss, founder and MD of the cut-e Group comments: "As a company, we have witnessed a surge in interest in the value and benefits of online assessment. cut-e is recognised as one of the leaders in online testing because of our commitment and constant drive to...

2014-07-28 12:31:48

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Delaware Department of Education is expanding its successful task-based Common Core professional development partnership with LearnZillion, a digital curriculum and professional learning provider, to recruit up to 50 talented educators from across the state to join the 2015 Delaware Dream Team. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140725/130367 The participants on the 2014 Delaware Dream Team were unanimous in their support of...

2014-07-28 12:31:03

Leaders in education and seasoned WebAssign users align to support the future of education technology in the classroom RALEIGH, N.C., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WebAssign, a leading provider of online instructional tools for faculty and students, today announced the creation of the Faculty Advisory Board, an initiative supporting education technology and student learning. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130906/CL75373LOGO The Faculty Advisory Board unites a...

2014-07-28 12:27:48

School applications will be accepted through August 20 LANSING, Mich., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is pleased to announce that beginning today the Michigan Department of Community Health is partnering with the statewide Building Healthy Communities program, a private-public initiative designed to fight obesity and improve childhood wellness through school-based programming. "The Michigan Department of Community Health is proud to join forces...

2014-07-28 12:22:29

ARLINGTON, Va., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot presented Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) with the Center of Excellence Award on Thursday, July 24th at George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, Virginia. Superintendent Dr. Karen Garza received the award, presented by CyberPatriot National Commissioner Bernie Skoch, on behalf of FCPS. Attendees at the ceremony included school district members, industry professionals, CyberPatriot...

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2014-07-28 08:34:34

Future Shop asks: are students really back-to-school shopping, or are they future shopping? Announcement Highlights: 1. Future Shop partners with prominent Canadian futurist Trevor Haldenby to reveal the careers of the future, including personal transmedia consultant and corporate game master 2. Future Shop guides students towards making the right technology decisions today in order to ensure success in tomorrow's world...and beyond 3. Future Shop has...

2014-07-28 08:33:27

Earnings Call Scheduled for 8:00 a.m. ET on August 14 BEIJING, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL) ("CDEL", or the "Company"), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, today announced that it plans to release unaudited financial results for the third quarter fiscal year 2014 ended June 30, 2014, after market close on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. The earnings release will be available on the...

2014-07-28 08:30:01

American Academy of Ophthalmology offers parents sight-saving advice for teens headed to college SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This fall, a record 21.7 million students will attend a college or university in the United States.[1] Many teens will be living away from home for the first time without mom or dad around to reinforce healthy habits, including how to care for their eyes. Before students head for the dorms, ophthalmologists are providing parents with college...


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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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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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