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2014-09-17 23:00:53

Mercy College is proud to welcome Dr. Karol Dean as the new Dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dobbs Ferry, New York (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Mercy College is proud to welcome Dr. Karol Dean as the new Dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. As dean, she is responsible for the maintaining and enhancing the quality of the academic mission of the dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs within the School. Dean said: “I am honored to join Mercy...

2014-09-17 23:00:46

In a report card deserving of the honor roll, a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind new study released today by The Solar Foundation says America’s K-12 schools have shown explosive growth in their use of solar energy over the last decade, soaring from 303 kilowatts (kW) of installed capacity to 457,000 kW, while reducing carbon emissions by 442,799 metric tons annually – the equivalent of saving 50 million gallons of gasoline a year or taking nearly 100,000 cars off U.S. highways,...

2014-09-17 23:00:39

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s (UMBC) Geographic Information Systems Graduate Program’s Drop-In Information Sessions provide an opportunity for individuals to learn about UMBC’s GIS Master of Professional Studies and Graduate Certificate Programs, and how a graduate degree can advance their career in the GIS industry. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 UMBC’s Geographic Information Systems Graduate Program’s Drop-In Information Session will be held on...

2014-09-17 23:00:38

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s (UMBC) Industrial and Organizational Psychology Graduate Program’s Information Session provides an opportunity for individuals to learn about UMBC’s IO Psychology Master of Professional Studies and how a graduate degree can advance their career in the IO Psychology industry. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 UMBC’s IO Psychology Graduate Program’s Information Session will be held on October 29, 2014 at 6 p.m. The session will...

2014-09-17 20:21:38

Sponsored by The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania PITTSBURGH, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania is taking applications for its ninth annual $5,000 Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship awarded to aspiring journalists. The award is designed to encourage outstanding undergraduate journalism students in print and broadcasting. The scholarship will be awarded in May 2015 in Pittsburgh at the annual Golden Quills Awards Dinner sponsored by The...

2014-09-17 16:29:45

Ashford University's behavioral sciences department chair Dr. Eric Klein shares insight into the connection between confidence and student performance SAN DIEGO, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As students of all ages headed back to school this month, they made sure they had their books and other essential back-to-class supplies. But in their rush to prepare for the coming school year, many students may have overlooked one of the main building blocks for academic success: confidence....

2014-09-17 16:27:07

New members bring expertise in American Indian issues, health policy and health care MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At ClearWay Minnesota's Annual Meeting today, the Board of Directors welcomed three new members and recognized a longtime member whose term was expiring. The Board oversees operations of ClearWay Minnesota(SM), a nonprofit organization funded with 3 percent of Minnesota's tobacco settlement. ClearWay Minnesota's work encompasses free tobacco cessation services,...

2014-09-17 16:25:27

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scholarships and financial aid do not require upfront fees. While there are legitimate companies who will help guide you through the financial aid and college application process for a fee, disreputable companies may ask you for money up front and provide nothing in return. USA.gov warns about the following red flags: -- A "money-back guarantee" to secure a scholarship. Don't believe it. Unscrupulous companies attach...

2014-09-17 16:24:47

Annual Program Continues to Support Art Education with $25,000 in Grants to Public Schools NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, consumers can support arts education programs nationwide in K-12 public schools as they enjoy KRIS, one of America's fastest growing Italian wines. KRIS and Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, are partnering again for the fifth annual "Art of Education" program. KRIS...

2014-09-17 16:20:36

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is seeking applications from U.S. graduate students for the agency's Space Technology Research Fellowships. The research grants, worth as much as $74,000 per year, will coincide with the start of the 2015 fall academic term. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Applications will be accepted from students pursuing or planning to pursue master's or doctorate degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at...


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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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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