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2014-10-16 23:07:23

Launched in Spring 2014, Engage San Francisco is a new university-wide initiative at the University of San Francisco focused on the Western Addition neighborhood of San Francisco—working in partnership with organizations and residents to improve the support for underserved children, youth, and families living in the often-overlooked corners of the neighborhood. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 The Leo T. McCarthy Center at the University of San Francisco (USF) is proud to...

2014-10-16 23:06:35

CATALYST Honorees: Luba Greenwood, Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, Pronutria; Oneeka Williams, M.D., Urologic Surgeon, St Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology, Tufts Medical School; Carolyn Green, CEO, Atreaon, Inc. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 The Science Club for Girls will honor CATALYST Award recipients Luba Greenwood, Oneeka Williams, M.D., and Carolyn Green for their work promoting diversity and inclusion in Science,...

2014-10-16 23:05:29

Company Continues to Build Impressive Roster of Education Industry Experts Salt Lake City (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Helix Education, a world class provider of student life cycle technologies and services, has hired university administrator and faculty member Cherron Hoppes as Chief Academic Officer and Vice President. Hoppes has served at both public and private institutions, most recently as Dean of Undergraduate Programs for the Ageno School of Business at Golden Gate University....

2014-10-16 23:04:55

Former Head of Apple Education, Alan Greenberg, moves to Director at CareerFoundry and develops platform to teach UK teachers technology to meet future mandate requirements. (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 As Apple’s Head of Higher-Ed in the UK and Head of Education in Asia, Alan Greenberg became a thought leader and a pioneer of the now thriving Ed-Tech industry. Greenberg will now use his expertise as the new Director at CareerFoundry, a mentored training platform for coding and design, to...

2014-10-16 23:02:21

New Sports Cloud Enables Social/Mobile Collaboration for Coaches and Athletes San Luis Obispo, California (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Edufii Inc., the social/mobile platform for skill development, today announced that it has launched TrainingSpaces for Teams. The free service brings sports to the cloud by serving as a centralized hub for training content and collaboration. The launch follows the public rollout of TrainingSpaces tailored for individual athletes in August. “TrainingSpaces...

2014-10-16 23:01:45

7 Speed Reading™ is an editor’s favorite as various software review organizations illustrate, eReflect reports. New York City, NY (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 7 Speed Reading™, a program that helps people to learn to speed read, is favorably regarded by several software review organizations. eReflect, developer of the speed reading program, shares some reviews of the software in its latest blog post on the 7 Speed Reading™ website. A respectable review site, Top Ten Reviews, has...

2014-10-16 23:00:29

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Georgia State University College of Education $7.5 million for its Collaboration and Resources for Encouraging and Supporting Transformations in Education (CREST-Ed) program, which is designed to increase the number of teachers committed to high-need schools in urban and rural settings. (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Georgia State University College of Education $7.5 million for its Collaboration...

2014-10-16 16:31:37

Prize Recognizes Exemplary Efforts to Engage Communities with Arts & Sciences MADISON, Wis., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Phi Beta Kappa Society ( BK), the nation's oldest and most-widely known academic honor society, presents the Wisconsin Science Festival with the Key of Excellence Award and its $10,000 prize at a reception tonight celebrating the arts and sciences at the Town Center of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Photo -...

2014-10-16 12:35:34

WASHINGTON, Oct, 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strong participation among students and high satisfaction with afterschool programs among parents have made Hawaii a "Top 10 State for Afterschool," based on findings from a new household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance. The 2014 edition of America After 3PM also shows that demand for afterschool programs still far exceeds supply, and the number of children in Hawaii who would participate if an afterschool program were...

2014-10-16 12:35:32

Household Survey: Participation in Afterschool and Parent Satisfaction Increase, But Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs Persists in West Virginia WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strong participation among students and high satisfaction with afterschool programs among parents is driving progress in meeting the need for afterschool programs in West Virginia, according to a new household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance. But the 2014 edition of America...


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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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