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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China Daily 29 Feb 2024
The satellite is designed to provide space observation data for the monitoring, evaluation and study of interactions between humans, nature and sustainable development, according to its developer, the Chinese Academy of Sciences....
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Phys Dot Org 28 Feb 2024
Li Chuanyou from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology (IGDB) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) previously demonstrated that EIL physically interacts with the Mediator subunit MED25 to orchestrate a hierarchical transcriptional cascade to promote quality formation in tomato ... DOI ... Provided by Chinese Academy of Sciences. Citation....
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Kevin Quiambao is pro-ready — Kai Sotto

The Manila Times 28 Feb 2024
MANILA, Philippines ... In the close to two weeks the two have been together, starting with the Gilas training camp at Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna, the 7-foot-3 Sotto said he took the chance to interact with the reigning UAAP men's basketball Most Valuable Player ... "I'm excited for him. He's pro-ready already. He's a very smart player ... .......
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Kevin Quiambao is pro-ready – Kai Sotto

The Manila Times 28 Feb 2024
In the close to two weeks the two have been together, starting with the Gilas training camp at Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna, the 7-foot-3 Sotto said he took the chance to interact with the reigning UAAP men's basketball Most Valuable Player (MVP). Kevin Quiambao (left) PHOTO BY RIO DELUVIO ... "I'm excited for him. He's pro-ready already....
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25th Southwest Florida Reading Festival Saturday

Lehigh Acres Citizen 28 Feb 2024
“It’s really exciting to plan a milestone event. It all starts with the authors,” Reading Festival Coordinator Melissa Baker said ... Humblebee Academy. “The more you read to them, the more you talk to them, sing to them, interact and play – it builds the literacy skills and reading becomes second nature,” Baker said....
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South Bend Tribune 28 Feb 2024
The Birthplace recognized with award for outstanding care ... Quality of care, cost and access were evaluated as part of the review ... Classes ... March 4 in the Care Partner Academy. Patty Piechocki, director of the Institute for Excellence in Memory Care, will lead this live/interactive web session. Participants can connect through their computer ... • March 4....
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Introducing DR3 Fastpitch’s Prodigy Pitching Academy: A Pioneering Online Platform for Aspiring Young Pitchers

GetNews 27 Feb 2024
The Prodigy Pitching Academy. This innovative online academy is among the first of its ... Through engaging video tutorials, interactive quizzes, and comprehensive guides, the Prodigy Pitching Academy empowers parents to be active participants in their child's developmental journey....
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UAE: Parents discover daughter's vaping habit after visit to doctor for breathlessness

Khaleejtimes 27 Feb 2024
A Grade 12 student at GEMS Dubai American Academy (DAA), Riya Ananthanpillai, has created an interactive educational module that discusses the negative effects of vaping on adolescents ... “I began by reading evidence-based research on the subject and, in September 2022, with the help of a mentor, created a fun, interactive educational module....
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WWE’s Alpha Academy Inspired By ‘It’s Always Sunny,’ John Candy & Garcia Twins

Maryville Daily Forum 26 Feb 2024
The Alpha Academy has resonated with the audience, becoming a recipe for success ... Plus it’s in Philadelphia, so I’m hoping for some interaction over there ... Jelly Roll with Alpha Academy (WWE) ... Things are going well, any time you have Alpha Academy on the show ... Speaking of celebs, we had a fun interaction with Jelly Roll....
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After Shoaib Bashir picks four wickets in 4th IND vs ENG Test, Joe Root reveals he hadn't seen much of him play

Indian Express 24 Feb 2024
Young Shoaib Bashir was sensational on Day 2 with his off-spin ... Bashir was with the Rajasthan Royals Academy in Somerset, where the late Warne was there to interact with the trainees. Bashir caught his eye and took him aside for a chat. Siddartha Lahiri, head of coaching at RR Academy, remembers the exchange like it was yesterday ... \u201cBowl?\u201d ... ....
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India vs England: How Shane Warne steered Shoaib Bashir, the Rajasthan Royals academy product, on the path to best Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja

Indian Express 24 Feb 2024
The young spinner was with the Rajasthan Royal Academy in Somerset, where the late Warne was there to interact with the trainees ... Siddartha Lahiri, head of coaching at RR Academy, remembers the exchange like it was yesterday ... Joining the RR academy Lahiri recalls meeting Bashir for the first time....
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Go + Do events for Feb. 23-24

The Tribune Greeley 23 Feb 2024
Friday 2.23. Beyond the Classroom. Imagination Theatre ... These interactive, enrichment experiences for elementary kids are ideal for home-schoolers, online academy youth and Frontier Academy students as well as other interested kids who are available on Friday afternoons ... Join us for a fun story followed by an interactive STEM-based maker activity ... Free....
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Oasis Academy executive director finalists named

Nevada Appeal 22 Feb 2024
Four candidates are moving forward in the search for the next Oasis Academy executive director/K-8 principal ... Viewers will not be able to interact with the candidates during the forum, but they will be asked to submit feedback regarding the finalists to the Oasis Academy Board of Directors at its conclusion....

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