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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Unlocking the secrets of plant-electromagnetic field interactions: A comprehensive review

Phys Dot Org 20 May 2024
Human-plant interactions offer manifold benefits spanning economic, environmental, and health domains, fostering a growing recognition of plants as essential rather than mere luxuries ... Provided by Chinese Academy of Sciences ... Unlocking the secrets of plant-electromagnetic field interactions....
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Academy Sports + Outdoors opens first Ohio store Monday in Northpointe Center

Times Recorder - Zanesville 16 May 2024
Families are invited to stop in for free events including gift card giveaways, interactive demonstrations by brands sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors, and an in-store treasure hunt,” said Grace Carter, senior public relations specialist for Academy Sports of the grand opening weekend ... Academy Sports + Outdoors has 285 stores across 19 states....
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Film on Wisconsin's Capt. Scott Alwin, heroic Vietnam War helicopter pilot, wins award

Herald Times Reporter 15 May 2024
"Honor in the Air" is a biography of Capt ... Produced by Susan Reetz of Weston-based Clear Focus Media and Pamela Alwin Fullerton of Athens, Alwin's sister, "Honor in the Air" won the Award of Excellence, a top prize bestowed by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. The academy honors top-level work by marketing and communications professionals....
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RiminiWellness 2024: Shaping the future of wellness and fitness industry

TravelDailyNews 15 May 2024
By collaborating with industry experts and academic institutions, the Academy will provide knowledge and train practical skills to excel in the sector, adopting an interactive and practical approach, as well as promoting the culture of well-being and physical activity through sessions dedicated to management and marketing in fitness....
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Exeter Arts \u0026 Music Festival 2024: Live music, local artisans, food trucks and more

Seacoast Online 15 May 2024
Artty Francoeur, who wails a variety of harmonica techniques and guitar styles, will kick off the festival at 10 a.m., followed by a performance by the students of the Musical Arts Academy at 11 a.m ... The Musical Arts Academy will also set up a tent to offer kids their own activities, such as games and interactive art projects....
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Health Briefs for the week

South Bend Tribune 15 May 2024
FIT-Together focuses on healthy family choices ... The program is a family-centered approach to health and wellness ... FIT-Together takes place from 3.30 to 5 p.m ... U.S. 20 ... Classes ... May 20 in the Care Partner Academy. Patty Piechocki, director of the Institute for Excellence in Memory Care, will lead this live/interactive web session ... • May 19. 1.30 p.m ... 10 a.m....
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UNCP professor Terence Dollard wins Communicator Award for PBS series

The Robesonian 14 May 2024
Home News UNCP professor Terence Dollard wins Communicator Award for PBS series. NewsTop Stories UNCP professor Terence Dollard wins Communicator Award for PBS series ... Facebook ... The Communicator Awards are an annual competition of the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, an industry group of communications and marketing professionals and firms ... ....
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Police Academy showcases latest publications at Doha International Book Fair

Gulf-Times 11 May 2024
He added that the academy will also hold specialized interactive seminars on legal topics within its booth.Al Dosari highlighted that among the most important publications in the Police Academy's booth is the 'Journal of Legal and Security Studies,' a biannual peer-reviewed scientific journal....
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Review: Coolly argued but driven by fury, ‘Power’ examines the history of American policing

The Los Angeles Times 10 May 2024
“to control and to suppress.” On a micro level, who gets protected and who gets controlled shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone with a passing grasp of our inequalities and access to footage of violent police interactions. What lingers, disturbingly, from the Academy Award-nominated ......
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Tasers, training exercises and a 200-question test. Canton police cadets at the academy

Canton Repository 09 May 2024
Among the first topics they covered at the academy were ethics, community diversity and procedural justice, which focuses on the way police interact with the public and how the characteristics of those interactions shape the public’s view of the police, their willingness to obey the law and help police fight crime....
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Paw-sitive Change: A therapy dog brightens Staten Island Academy

New York Post 07 May 2024
In the midst of New York’s 2024 winter, Staten Island Academy students scuffle through campus snow, making their way from the auditorium to their 8 a.m ... However, one member of the Academy sticks out from the masses ... Crig, Staten Island Academy’s very own Head of School, Tigger was eased into a school environment just shortly after he was born....
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Proton-lithium interactions model lays the foundation for unlocking the secrets of stellar reactions

Phys Dot Org 07 May 2024
The detailed understanding of these interactions aids in improving models for neutron generation and sheds light on cosmic nucleosynthesis processes. Traditional models have struggled to accurately describe these complex interactions, particularly due to the specific characteristics and reactions of lithium-6 ... Provided by Chinese Academy of Sciences....
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Police nab runaway pigs in two South Jersey towns

Burlington County Times 07 May 2024
At the same time, he acknowledged, "The police academy teaches the basics in 21 weeks ... "With 21st century policing we are guardians of the community, not warriors," observed Gurscik, who noted his department's Facebook page shows almost daily interaction with the public....
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