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2014-09-18 20:22:53

Support will create a new clinic and professorship with focus on patients with special needs ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan School of Dentistry recently received two generous gifts to help create a new clinic and professorship aimed at improving access to health and dental care for patients with special needs. As part of their clinical training, students in the school work with a broad range of patients, including those with...

2014-09-18 16:31:05

CampusSteps.com Addresses 75% Shortfall Within U.S. High Schools' Inability to Properly Prepare Students SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Campus Steps, the first free platform for students, parents and counselors to connect, communicate and navigate the road to higher education, launched today. The company is being incubated by Campus Explorer, a leader in college recruitment technology in partnership with developers from Learning Core, which provides integrated school...

2014-09-18 16:30:27

Driven by her passion for knowledge, Jackson-Matthews set out to finish the educational journey she started many years ago SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheryl Jackson-Matthews was tired of regretting her unfinished college education. In 2008, she enrolled in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree program. One month after completing her bachelor's degree, Jackson-Matthews was back at Ashford, where she earned her MBA in 2011. For her...

2014-09-18 16:30:14

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University of California, Irvine Extension announces a platinum sponsorship of the 12th annual International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference which will be held at University of California, Irvine, Calit2 Building in Irvine, Calif. on Oct. 22-23. The SoC conference is a premier event for engineering communities devoted to chip design and development. The theme for this year's conference, hosted by Savant Company, Inc, is "Innovative SoCs,...

2014-09-18 12:35:25

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine recognizes the Rockies for third year in a row DENVER, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- University of the Rockies received the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The HEED Award honors higher education institutions that prioritize diversity and is the only national recognition given to colleges, universities, and school systems that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the areas of...

2014-09-18 12:35:22

COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia College is pleased to announce that EA Sports will support the President's Inauguration Video Game Challenge. The challenge, part of Dr. Scott Dalrymple's Oct. 17 inauguration festivities, will now feature Madden NFL 15, which is the newest installment in EA Sports' iconic football game series, instead of Madden NFL 25. EA Sports also will provide copies of Madden NFL 15 for the college to use at the challenge. "I would like to...

2014-09-18 12:35:08

17 technology leaders and 5 students honored for trailblazing work in technology SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the Women Tech Council honored 17 trailblazing women with 2014 Women Tech Awards, an annual award recognizing women who are changing the face of technology with ties to Utah. The awards luncheon took place at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. Five college students were also recognized for outstanding work in their pursuit of...

2014-09-18 12:27:49

MINNEAPOLIS and SAINT PAUL, Minn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (MSHSCTL) will host 1,770 student athletes representing 68 high school trap shooting teams and 13 high school skeet shooting teams in the 2014 fall season. Led by the support of their schools and volunteer coaches, co-ed student athletes will participate on their high school team in shooting sports for six weeks mid-September through October at shooting...

2014-09-18 12:26:47

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results of AEJMC Poll, including trust of the press, compared to social media, and the public's grade of news coverage, will be released along with details of first-ever National News Engagement Day to be held Tuesday, October 7. WHEN: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. WHERE: National Press Club Murrow Room 529 14(th) St., NW Washington, D.C. (202) 662-7500 WHY: Poll identifies public concerns about the press that may be...

2014-09-18 12:26:31

The Institute of Museums and Library Sciences has awarded funding to The Mütter Museum, La Salle University Art Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Wagner Free Institute of Science WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced today that four museums in his Philadelphia district will receive grant awards totaling $524,485 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The Institute--a federal agency...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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