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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Beat Shazam: Who is the host, where is it filmed, and how to be a contestant

m&c 16 Jul 2019
The third season of Fox’s interactive game show Beat Shazam is hosted by the Grammy and Academy Award-winning actor and singer Jamie Foxx, while his daughter, the actress and model Corinne Foxx, is co-host and deejay. Foxx also hosted the first season of Beat Shazam which premiered in May 2017, ... ....

Testing times for teachers: Schools use student feedback

The Times of India 16 Jul 2019
Teachers conduct self-appraisal based on parameters including students’ learning level, how interactive the classroom is and how well they connect with students,” says Rohan Bhat, director of Childrens Academy Group of Schools ... At Fazlani L’Academie Globale, Mazgaon, students are ......

17 of the best unis to study at in the UAE

Gulf News 16 Jul 2019
Gulf Medical University, Ajman ... BITS PIlani Dubai ... Details Admission ends on August 10 ... The programme is housed at the university’s School of Business Administration, where students have access to a highly-qualified faculty and cutting-edge facilities, including the region’s first interactive trading floor. Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) ... ....


Eagle-Tribune 13 Jul 2019
Interactive Magic Show, 10 to 11 a.m ... Phillips Academy Summer Session Annual College Fair, 6 to 7.30 p.m., Case Memorial Cage (near the Borden Gym) on the Phillips Academy campus, 180 Main St ... “In and Out of Place” Addison Gallery Tour, 11 a.m., at the Addison Galley of American Art, on the campus of Phillips Academy....

In ‘Power Couples’ exhibit, Utah Museum of Fine Arts showcases artwork that comes in pairs, ...

The Salt Lake Tribune 13 Jul 2019
What’s more, the meaning of the famous painting, of a modeling class at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, changed when looked at in connection with the other painting, which showed a German monk discovering gunpowder before his shocked students....

Junior police programs a way to arrest summer boredom

Delaware State News 12 Jul 2019
On Wednesday afternoon, 18 Smyrna Junior Police Academy attendees worked a supposed crime scene, moving as one to solve the case ... The Harrington Police Academy’s newest recruits enjoyed a week of summer vacation with police officers and others from around the community as they learned what it might take to work in the public service field....

Sanjay Leela Bhansali: I would like to collaborate with Awez Darbar

India TV 11 Jul 2019
Bhansali was interacting with the media at Awez, Zaid and Tejal Pimpley's dance studio launch named 'B You Academy' on Wednesday in Mumbai ... "Definitely, He (Awez) dances really well ... Recalling his memories, Bhansali said ... .......

Breaking Bad: The False Step and Downfall of Penn Legend Jerome Allen

Sports Illustrated 11 Jul 2019
"That one particular time, that interaction," Allen said in court, "led to me having an opportunity to go to the Episcopal Academy." ... After all, Morris's guidance counselor at Hebrew Academy in Miami ... While I cannot undo the past, I can be a better man in all my future interactions....

Oldest human skull outside Africa identified as 210,000 years old

The Conversation 10 Jul 2019
This exciting discovery adds to a list of recent finds that shows the story of humanity’s spread across the world and interaction with other related species is much more complicated than we once thought ... This will enable us to explore the nature of their interactions and not just narrate their consequences....

Students learn to charge cellphones with fruits, vegetables at SFA science academy

Longview News-Journal 09 Jul 2019
SFA’s STEM Research and Learning Center hosted 59 area students for iMAS (investigations in Mathematics and Science) Academy, an interactive learning experience designed to teach students about STEM fields, according to information released by the university ... “iMAS Academy expands ......

Champion batsman Mohinder Amarnath reminisces

The Hindu 08 Jul 2019
The decision to move out of Delhi was difficult, he says ...Once I stopped playing cricket, there was little for me to do in Delhi ... “My dad taught me to save ... He stays in touch with the game through his academy in Baroda (Mohinder Lala Amarnath Cricket Academy) set up in 2005. “It gives me the space to interact with youngsters of today ... I like coaching....

‘Statute provisions make timely general convention impossible’

The Himalayan 08 Jul 2019
Constituting the Central Policy and Training Academy took some time because of preparations for the Maha Samiti. Delay in constituting the academy affected training programmes, but we did organise programmes ... The academy also marked Republic Day with an interaction and Deepawali in all 77 districts during the awareness campaign....

Short news items from in and around Rockingham County

News & Record 07 Jul 2019
For more, contact Dawn Neighbors at 910-292-4437 or’ Academy has September program. Rockingham County’s next Citizens’ Academy, a free, 10-week interactive program, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m ... Academy participants meet key county ......