Academy

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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Konkani academy chief to focus on silver jubilee

The Times of India 18 Nov 2019
It was a reality check for Dr K Jagadish Pai, president, Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy, when he met stakeholders at an interaction organised by the Konkani Basha Mandal here on Sunday. Less than a month into the job, Pai, while outlining his vision for what the academy could do for the language, soaked in advice by well-meaning stakeholders....
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‘FCV Gladiators Football Camp to Unearth Fresh Talents’

This Day 18 Nov 2019
The annual camp is being organised by the Dynaspro Sports Promotion and Advanta Interactive Ltd, in collaboration with the UK-based Football CV Academy and will be hosted by Bloombreed Schools, Port Harcourt ... For Efe Ojigbede of Advanta Advanta Interactive Ltd, the hosting of the camp in Port Harcourt was part of the plans to expand the exercise....
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Francis Tuttle has entrepreneurial focus for its Danforth Campus

The Oklahoman 18 Nov 2019
The new campus will also house our new Entrepreneurship Academy, which is the first of its kind in the state and potentially in the country ... Our Engineering, Biosciences and Medicine, and Computer Science Academies will be located there, as well as career programs for Pre-Nursing, Cosmetology, Automotive Services and Interactive Media....
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The new area of BRICS cooperation in the next 'golden decade'

China.dot.org 18 Nov 2019
In the Campinas Declaration, approved by the 7th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting, held in Campinas, Brazil, on September 20, 2019, it was recognized that "the increasing interaction between our researchers, academies and laboratories can bring an ......
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Woodland police report crime rates for past three months

The Daily Democrat 17 Nov 2019
Woodland Youth Public Safety Academy ... Citizen Police Academy. The Citizen Police Academy is a free interactive course designed to acquaint individuals who are not sworn police officers with the activities of the Police Department. The Citizen Police Academy is open to adults who live or work in Woodland ... Academy class topics include....
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Eagle-Tribune 15 Nov 2019
Interactive sessions use rhymes, songs, puppets and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers ... at the Kimball Library, 5 Academy Ave., Atkinson. These 30-minute interactive sessions use rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers (infants to age 2)....
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Hyderabad Football Club celebrates Children’s Day

Deccan Chronicle 14 Nov 2019
... football and revive the legacy of the sport within the younger generation, interacted with students from Rockwell School and Aga Khan Academy on the occasion of Children’s Day on Thursday....
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BRICS bloc glitters with tech innovation synergy

China.dot.org 14 Nov 2019
"The increasing interaction between our researchers, academies and laboratories among the five countries can bring an important new perspective and contribution to global scientific production," according to the Campinas Declaration, a joint statement of the 7th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting....
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Richland Academy of the Arts helping community members realize creative potential

Richland Source 13 Nov 2019
The Academy allows families and individuals from throughout the region to be a part of its rich artistic culture ... Community support helped purchase scripts for the Little Black Box Theatre, a TV for the Academy Lounge, an outside music wall and interactive sidewalk, sponsored free classes for the RAA Big Band and provided Tap Workshops....
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Insect pollinator found in 99-mln-year amber

Xinhua 13 Nov 2019
The discovery, made by scientists from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Indiana University, was published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday....
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Economic Watch: BRICS bloc glitters with tech innovation synergy

Xinhua 13 Nov 2019
"The increasing interaction between our researchers, academies and laboratories among the five countries can bring an important new perspective and contribution to global scientific production," according to the Campinas Declaration, a joint statement of the 7th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting....
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Marietta City Schools to begin limited Lemon Street demolition, study classroom cellphone use

Walker & Catoosa County News 13 Nov 2019
The high school building was razed in 1967 ... In other business, the board approved.The $39,710 purchase of ViewSonic Interactive Flat Panels for classrooms in the College and Career Academy;. A $16,290 contract with SmartWave to install wireless access points for the College and Career Academy; and ... .......

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