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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Experts seek ways for countries to enhance mutual trust, consensus

China Daily 28 Oct 2021
Senior Colonel Cao Yanzhong, a researcher from the PLA Academy of Military Sciences, said to promote positive interactions between big nations, the most important factor is respecting each other's core interests and key concerns and not challenging each other's strategic bottom line....

VOCES8 Brings A Cappella Sound To ETSU

The Greeneville Sun 27 Oct 2021
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn ... The ensemble has also recently launched its VOCES8 Digital Academy, an online choral program for high schools and colleges with live interaction with members of the ensemble, live and recorded lectures, and video resources to help students learn and perform music from the Renaissance to today ... in the Martin Center Grand Hall ... .......

Adobe Max 2021: the 5 best new features coming to Lightroom

TechRadar 26 Oct 2021
Lightroom Academy. On a similar educational theme, the web version of Lightroom will also be branching into photography education with a new resource called Lightroom Academy. The aim is apparently to teach learners some of the fundamental concepts of photography in an interactive way, starting with a series on composition....

Lightroom Update: Better Masking, More Presets, and ‘Community Remix’

PetaPixel 26 Oct 2021
Lightroom Academy. Adobe has introduced a new way for photographers to learn through the launch of Lightroom Academy ... These feature informative text, images by the Lightroom community, interactive illustrations, quiz-like challenges, and numerous “On Your Own” exercises....
Edit Wins Best Student Website at 2021 AIVA W3 Awards

The Salamanca Press 25 Oct 2021
25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --�The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) has selected and Eric Anderson as the winner of the 2021 W3 Award for Best Student Website.� ... The W3 Awards are judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body ......

FlexCare Digital Health Honored with Four Awards at the Annual w3 Awards

Rocky Mount Telegram 25 Oct 2021
25, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) –- With more than 3,000 entries from around the globe, The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts just announced the winners of its 16th Annual w3 Awards ... These awards are sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an ......

Business briefs: State announces expansion of online CDL renewal

The Hutchinson News 23 Oct 2021
A searchable IRS directory helps taxpayers find preparers in their area who have completed the program or hold professional credentials recognized by the IRS.Academy Commanders visit KLETC to review curriculum ... “KLETC is successful because of its interaction and collaboration with law enforcement agencies in the state,” Beck stated....

Letters to the editor: Oct. 23, 2021

The News-Enterprise 23 Oct 2021
A lot can be learned at school board meeting. If your children attend Elizabethtown Independent Schools, I strongly encourage you to attend a monthly school board meeting ... Again, take an hour to attend a meeting and decide for yourself how effectively the board interacts with parents and responds to their concerns ... Nov. 15 at Panther Academy ... Rep ... ....

Discover, learn, teach and share with 3DBear – Defining future of education

The Times of India 21 Oct 2021
3DBear virtual event emphasised that ‘Game based E-Learning’; discovering and learning through 3DBear helps in deeper classroom engagement and interaction resulting in better understanding of abstract & difficult concepts ... Interactive specialised learning ... The first Academy will be free and will start from 19th November and will run for 5 weeks....

MOJO Named Gold and Silver W3 Award Winner 2021

Eagle-Tribune 21 Oct 2021
BALTIMORE, Oct ... W3 is a national accreditation, accessible to all companies involved in website marketing, regardless of size.�It honors websites, marketing, video, podcasts, mobile sites & apps, and social media, and their creation.�All entries are judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) ... Press Contact. ... Email ... Direct ... 8100 Ft ... ....

Events and listings: Food, exhibitions, talks

Straits Times 21 Oct 2021
They explore social issues arising from the pandemic such as working from home, interaction in public spaces and the changing functions of living spaces. Organised with the support of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts School Collaborative Lab and Objectifs -Centre for Photography & Film....

The Green Acres Academy opens admissions for its award-winning schools in Mulund and Chembur in Mumbai

The Eastern Herald 19 Oct 2021
The award-winning Green Acres Academy Chembur has just been recognised as a Google Reference School ... Rohan Parekh, Managing Director of The Green Acres Academy said, “We are very keen to get back to in-person interaction with students while incorporating the many lessons we have assimilated from digital learning....

Pick up that book, kids

The Times of India 17 Oct 2021
A few academies have taken the reading skill-boosting mission to another level. Neev Academy organises a book-reading series by acclaimed authors like Ruskin Bond, Anthony McGowan, Jacqueline Woodson among others. As part of the sessions, the students get to interact with the authors....