An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education or higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece.

The original Academy

Before Akademia was a school, and even before Cimon enclosed its precincts with a wall, it contained a sacred grove of olive trees dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, outside the city walls of ancient Athens. The archaic name for the site was Hekademia, which by classical times evolved into Akademia and was explained, at least as early as the beginning of the 6th century BC, by linking it to an Athenian hero, a legendary "Akademos". The site of Akademia was sacred to Athena and other immortals.

Plato's immediate successors as "scholarch" of Akademia were Speusippus (347–339 BC), Xenocrates (339–314 BC), Polemon (314–269 BC), Crates (ca. 269–266 BC), and Arcesilaus (ca. 266–240 BC). Later scholarchs include Lacydes of Cyrene, Carneades, Clitomachus, and Philo of Larissa ("the last undisputed head of the Academy"). Other notable members of Akademia include Aristotle, Heraclides Ponticus, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Philip of Opus, Crantor, and Antiochus of Ascalon.

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Thor: Love And Thunder: Oscar winner Taika Waititi reveals his lawyer got him 'bloody good ...

Pinkvilla 11 Feb 2020
Attach Main Entertaiment Image.. taika-waititi-oscars-2020.jpg. With the Oscars behind him, Jojo Rabbit's Taika Waititi can shift his focus to Thor. Love And Thunder ... Love And Thunder. After he bagged the Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 92nd Academy Award, Waititi interacted with the press at the post-ceremony press conference ... Thor ... Endgame....

Oscars 2020: Laura Dern dedicates her Academy Award to snubbed female director Greta Gerwig

Pinkvilla 10 Feb 2020
Laura Dern just won her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her remarkable performance in Marriage Story and while interacting with media, backstage, the actress said she would like to share it with director Greta Gerwig, who could not make it to the list of nominations despite her outstanding work....

WORST OSCARS EVER: 'Driverless' Academy Awards has record-low U.S. TV ratings

Toronto Sun 10 Feb 2020
The U.S ... OSCARS ... Diane Warren jokes after losing 11th Oscar nom Jane Fonda upcycled dress from 6 years ago at Oscars OSCARS FASHION ...   ... 2020 Academy Awards red carpet ... Nielsen said the Academy Awards also dominated conversations on social media, producing 20.6 million social interactions on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms, up 16% from 2019 ... ....

Oscars TV audience hits record low in 'driverless' ceremony

Canada Dot Com 10 Feb 2020
The U.S ... It was the worst TV audience ever for the highest honors in the movie industry and beat the previous record low of 26.5 million in 2018 ... Nielsen said the Academy Awards also dominated conversations on social media, producing 20.6 million social interactions on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms, up 16 % from 2019....

Citizens Academy 2020 to offer behind-the-scenes look at St. George Police Department

St George News 08 Feb 2020
The Citizens Academy consists of two sessions each week for eight weeks ... The next Citizens Academy begins Feb ... The academy also gives residents an opportunity to interact with officers to better understand the structure, philosophy and capabilities of the St ... Citizens Academy is open to adult residents and St ... Citizens Academy 2020....

Deuce Report: ATP players coach young tennis stars at clinic

Gulf News 26 Feb 2020
More than 50 children from affiliated tennis academies across the country took part in the ATP UAE Tennis Federation Coaching Clinic on Tuesday morning at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (DDFTC) ... “We are grateful that so many children from the affiliated academies had the opportunity to interact with ATP players....

A day in the life of a Belvidere Patrol Officer

Rock Valley Publishing 26 Feb 2020
One of the students in the Citizens Police Academy tries on the heavy equipment vest the officers wear ... Officer Blankenship frequently visits schools, retirement facilities, organizations, and events to give talks, visit with residents, and interact with the community....

Gamma Psi chapter holds meeting

The Yadkin Ripple 26 Feb 2020
The Gamma Psi chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma held its winter meeting at Yadkin Success Academy in Yadkinville beginning with a time of socializing and refreshments. An interactive program “Boom-Boom-Share-A-Drum” was then led by Tonya Allison, a member and teacher at Ward Elementary School ... Staff Report. Source ....

Commentary: Police training in South Carolina is dangerously deficient

The Post and Courier 25 Feb 2020
In South Carolina, someone can serve as an officer before they attend the police academy ... The instructors at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy do the best they can, but they simply don’t have the time or resources to meet professional standards ... No other academy provides so much of its curriculum via distance learning, and for good reason....

Securecell Partners with Alit Life Science, Biofors Global Inc. and Danyel Biotech as Marketing & Sales Partners in China, South Korea and Israel

Pharmiweb 25 Feb 2020
Danyel Biotech is one of the leading Israeli distributors, suppling high-end instrumentation, consumables and solutions for Israeli industry and academy, covering Upstream to Downstream, Protein Chromatography, Bio interaction systems, Biochemical, Next Generation Sequencing and ......

‘Untitled Goose Game’ wins Game of the Year

NWA Online 24 Feb 2020
... the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences in Las Vegas....

Telling a teen to lose weight could spark an eating disorder. There are better ways ...

Philadelphia Daily News 24 Feb 2020
We suggest that health care practitioners, coaches, health teachers, and anyone else who interacts with our youth begin to discuss size and weight more effectively. ASDAH and the Academy for Eating Disorders have suggested interventions that.....

Students stage protest at VDA

The Times of India 22 Feb 2020
Students of Visakhapatnam Defence Academy (VDA) staged a protest on Friday demanding facilities such as a playground, a swimming pool, quality food and a reduction in fees....