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2014-10-22 23:00:25

The room was named thanks to a generous donation by Frank who is a Bronx native and a senior advisor for McGraw-Hill Educational. Bronx, New York (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 On October 20 Mercy College dedicated the Dr. Charlotte K. Frank Room in its Bronx Parent Center. The Dr. Charlotte K. Frank Room will serve as the Center’s computer lab. The room was named thanks to a generous donation by Frank who is a Bronx native and a senior advisor for McGraw-Hill Educational. Her distinguished...

2014-10-22 16:28:13

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This afternoon Xavier University of Louisiana received a $19.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of the national Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative. Xavier will use the grant to expand the already thriving biomedical programs the historically black university offers its students. "Xavier is already number one in the nation as the primary undergraduate source of African American Ph.D.s in...

2014-10-22 16:26:48

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time since July 2008, the nation's unemployment rate dropped below 6 percent. While this is welcome news for many jobseekers, Californians with disabilities continue to encounter barriers to employment. Topping the list are employer bias and unreliable or non-existent transportation. California Independent Living Centers (ILCs), such as Resources for Independence Central Valley (RICV) and Disability Resource Agency for...

2014-10-22 16:26:35

School Rocks concerts have raised over $3 million for student scholarships at San Miguel School CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy® Award nominated singer and songwriter Mayer Hawthorne will perform at the 8(th) annual School Rocks benefit concert on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at Chicago's House of Blues. 100% of the proceeds will provide scholarships and community support to inner-city students at San Miguel School Chicago. Since 2007, School Rocks concerts have...

2014-10-22 16:25:00

97% of affected group say they would recommend online school. K12 launches national "High Fives for Bully-Free Lives" campaign to support National Bullying Prevention Month HERNDON, Va., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of their initiative to support National Bullying Prevention Month, K12 Inc. [NYSE: LRN] - a leading provider of online learning solutions for kindergarten through twelfth grade students - engaged Edge Research to repeat a 2013 survey that focused on suitability...

2014-10-22 12:35:40

Online university celebrates achieving 50,000 in enrollment with fifty $1,000 scholarships for bachelor's or master's degree students SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU), which recently surpassed enrollment of 50,000 students, is marking this important milestone with the WGU 50K Scholarship Program. The competency-based, online university will award 50 scholarships of $500 per six-month term for up to two terms to new students...

2014-10-22 12:27:56

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced the results of an independent investigation conducted by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein into past academic irregularities at Carolina and took immediate action to address the findings. Today's actions build on the reforms already undertaken in the years since first learning about the issues. Mr. Wainstein's investigation found: -- Two people within...

2014-10-22 12:27:20

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Arlington Public Schools in partnership with Signature Theatre's Signature in the Schools Program will perform Janet Langhart Cohen's One Act Play Anne & Emmett in November. Anne & Emmett is a one-act play that looks at the tragedy of racial and ethnic hostilities that claimed the lives of two martyrs who became symbols of suffering, injustice and movements to overcome them. Photo -...

2014-10-22 12:25:52

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This month, the Manhattan Review team is proud to celebrate 15 years of student-focused and time-efficient GMAT test preparation in New York City and many other cities in the United States. In 1999, Joern Meissner, the company's founder, was a doctoral candidate at Columbia Business School. One day, his MBA students approached him and asked him to help their friends who were seeking admission into business school. Meissner's students had been so...

2014-10-22 12:25:41

BC Institute of Technology Heads National College Ranking TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's 50 leading research colleges posted a record total of $152.8 million of research income in Fiscal 2013, an increase of 30.8% over the previous year according to Research Infosource Inc., which released its annual ranking of Canada's Top 50 Research Colleges today. With Fiscal 2013 research income totalling $15.2 million, up from $5.2 million the previous year, British Columbia Institute...


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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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