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2014-08-26 16:25:23

Creating Influence in Lancaster LANCASTER, Pa., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIGA medalist Gail Anderson and agency partner Joe Newton designed "Create Influence," a 60-foot long sculpture recently installed in the Art Garden on the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design campus in downtown Lancaster. This unique artwork was commissioned by Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) and will be dedicated in a public event on Tuesday, September 2 at 1 p.m....

2014-08-26 16:20:33

Five students complete Northrop Grumman - University of Maryland, Baltimore County program FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) today announced the completion of the 2014 Global Externship Program to give international students exposure to career fields in cyber, program management and computer engineering. Four of the students were from Saudi Arabia and one was from the United Arab...

2014-08-26 12:33:55

Minnesota Virtual Academy, iQ Academy Minnesota and Insight School of Minnesota Offer Individualized, Tuition-Free Learning HOUSTON, Minn., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Picture the first day of school: Carefully chosen outfits, crisp school supplies and big smiles all around. Kids pose for pictures and pause for hugs before hopping on a bus to begin another year of learning. For students who attend Minnesota's online high schools, the first day of school is just the same - but...

2014-08-26 12:32:57

With the release of SlideAlloy, iSpring introduces the game-changing technology that provides instant publishing of PowerPoint presentations to YouTube ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iSpring Solutions, Inc. presents the brand-new iSpring SlideAlloy, easy-to-use and powerful PowerPoint to video converter. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140826/139664 iSpring SlideAlloy is extremely easy to master as it simply adds a tab to the PowerPoint ribbon and provides instant...

2014-08-26 12:31:51

A game-changer in learning, adaptive learning solutions result in higher pass rates, completion rates and retention - and McGraw-Hill Education's solutions are leading the way NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Back-to-school season is here, and parents and students are looking for resources to make this school year the best one yet. To get a leg up this academic year, students and parents need to know three words: adaptive learning technology....

2014-08-26 12:31:43

Award-Winning Tablets Offer New Features, Expanded Educator-Approved Learning Content CHICAGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VTech® (www.vtechkids.com), a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced the availability of the best new children's learning tablets - InnoTab® 3S Plus and InnoTab® 3 Plus. These 4(th) generation tablets both feature a rechargeable battery power pack so parents don't need to worry about...

2014-08-26 12:28:02

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lycera Corp., a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of breakthrough oral medicines to treat autoimmune disease and cancer based on the science of immune modulation, today announced the appointment of Harinder Singh, Ph.D., as chair of the company's scientific advisory board. Dr. Singh will lead the board's efforts to provide guidance and insight to advance Lycera's multiple ongoing research programs and pipeline of...

2014-08-26 12:26:55

100,000 students in 12 districts to use Cengage Learning's NGL reading and language arts programs BOSTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 100,000 middle and high school students in Florida will use learning materials from National Geographic Learning (NGL) when they return to school this Fall. The state's three largest school districts - Miami-Dade, Broward County and Hillsborough County - and nine other districts in the state, have adopted NGL's Inside and/or Edge reading and...

2014-08-26 12:22:47

-- K-12 and Higher Education grants focus on energy, environment and workforce development RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 schools and educational institutions in nine states and the District of Columbia have been chosen to receive education grants totaling more than $1.3 million from the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, for the 2014-2015 academic year. "This year's projects are exceptional and reflect both Dominion's focus on the...

2014-08-26 12:20:47

Eighth National Lexus Eco Challenge Kicks-Off! TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We know teenagers can be loud, but their small actions speak volumes. Committed young students from across the country have demonstrated that they can make an impact and make the world a better place just by learning about the environment and taking steps to make it better for their communities and world. Through the Lexus Eco Challenge, more than 26,000 middle and high school students have earned...


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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
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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