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2014-04-14 20:20:35

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI), the leading provider of automotive technician training, announced today that it will report its financial results for the fiscal 2014 second quarter ended March 31, 2014, on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, after market close. UTI will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the same day to discuss its fiscal 2014 second quarter financial results and operating performance....

2014-04-14 16:28:28

Top-Rated Mount St. Mary's College Launches Innovative Online Program LOS ANGELES, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mount St. Mary's College is on a mission: make a top-quality college education affordable, accessible and achievable for anyone who wants it. With the launch of its innovative Portmont College, the top-rated historic college offers a choice of three new online associate degree programs: Pre-Health Science, Liberal Arts, and Business Administration. More than just...

2014-04-14 16:25:28

A Brooklyn, NY Board Certified physician specializing in Pediatrics, Dr. Max Bulmash, is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2014. BROOKLYN, N.Y., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has selected Brooklyn's Pediatrics specialist Dr. Max Bulmash for inclusion in its highly selective list of Regional Top Doctors this year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140414/72992 Castle Connolly Medical...

2014-04-14 16:23:45

April 27 - May 4 - Laurel Park Place, Livonia LIVONIA, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bookstock's back, offering incredible deals on used books and media Sunday, April 27 - Sunday, May 4 at Livonia's Laurel Park Place. Bargains abound at Bookstock, metro Detroit's biggest and best used book and media sale where all proceeds benefit literacy and education projects in metropolitan Detroit. Detroit News columnist Neal Rubin is Honorary Chair of Bookstock and Carol Goss, immediate past...

2014-04-14 12:36:50

Screens included as a recommended resource for Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! federal initiative designed to promote developmental screening of young children NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Curriculum Associates' BRIGANCE® Screens were chosen as a recommended screening tool by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for its new Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! initiative. This coordinated federal effort is designed to encourage healthy child...

2014-04-14 12:31:06

Premiering on YouTube on April 14; new episodes in nine-part series to be posted weekly CHICAGO, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WTTW Chicago, Scrappers Film Group, and PBS Digital Studios have created a new short-form documentary web series, Central Standard®: On Education, presenting everyday experiences within Chicagoland's institutions. This dynamic and groundbreaking web documentary series focuses on education in Chicago and the surrounding region as seen through the eyes of...

2014-04-14 12:30:08

GW Research Professor Sandy Baum Co-Authors Paper, 'College Affordability: What Is It and How Can We Measure It?' WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Debates surrounding college affordability must not focus solely on sticker prices but consider how much students--with help from their parents--can reasonably pay for their postsecondary education after considering several factors, such as return on their investment over time, writes Sandy Baum, research professor of education...

2014-04-14 12:29:08

Scholastic Literacy Pro(TM) and Scholastic PR1ME(TM) Mathematics to Be Released in Multiple Markets NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, today announced the launch of two new education programs, Scholastic Literacy Pro(TM) and Scholastic PR1ME(TM) Mathematics, available for global markets. They join a rapidly growing portfolio of Scholastic educational technology and blended learning programs based...

2014-04-14 12:28:29

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new article on BestPsychologyDegrees.com features the most outstanding psychologists in the social media stratosphere of Twitter. In the article, "30 Most Prominent Psychologists on Twitter," author Alice Lipscombe-Southwell counts the number of followers to arrange the tweeting psychologists in order of rank. The new article represents an addition to the Best Psychology Degrees web guide, which is a free source of information about...

2014-04-14 12:28:17

Supporting 500 jobs, global education company moves from NYC-Metro area to Boston's Innovation District to further its goal of transforming learning STAMFORD, Conn., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, software and services company, today named its Boston, MA office as the new corporate headquarters for its global business. In an unprecedented move, the company is establishing its central operations in the Channel Center, located in...


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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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