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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At the final evaluation site, the jury evaluated from the perspectives of product quality, innovation value, man-machine interaction, safety compliance, aesthetics, etc. Liu Guanzhong, the professor at the Academy of Arts and Design of Tsinghua University, is the tenured chairman of MEI Awards jury and also attended the final evaluation ... .......

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Uvalde Leader News 27 Nov 2022
Uvalde Classical Academy seventh- and eighth-graders enjoy a Renaissance-themed escape room party in their world studies class. Classical Academy ... As always, Uvalde Classical Academy families and teachers work together to provide students with interactive whole experience learning....

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The News International 26 Nov 2022
A delegation of foreign diplomats led by Irfan Shaukat, Director (Programme), Foreign Service Academy of Pakistan visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) for an interaction with the business community, says a press release....

Cecil receives KFB Generation Bridge Advocate of the Year award

Messenger-Inquirer 26 Nov 2022
Katie Cecil, of Daviess County, a second-generation farmer at Cecil Farms, was named the 2022 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Generation Bridge Advocate of the Year ... about farm labor ... Cecil created The Academy at Cecil Farms as a yearlong interactive program to provide real hands-on farming for school aged students as well ... ....

Made in Japan, export quality footballers

Hindustan Times 26 Nov 2022
Yoshiro Moriyama waited for the translation to understand the question and then smiled ... In a measured tone, Tanekura then summarised what Moriyama said would take much longer than a routine pre-match media interaction. “Each club in the J-League has its own academy,” said Tanekura who is part of the Japan Football Association (JFA) media team here....

In youth academy role, Josiah Gray hopes to draw more Black kids to baseball

The Philadelphia Tribune 25 Nov 2022
The player ambassador of the Youth Baseball Academy serves as a liaison between the academy and the locker room, encouraging teammates to get involved in addition to interacting with the kids at the academy and getting involved with programming events ... Just getting out there and playing and interacting and just being a guy....

B&G Club Partners With Lewis & Clark BH

Yankton Daily Press 25 Nov 2022
As the pandemic kept youth in their homes, isolation led to a lack of social interaction during formative years of their childhood ... Lewis & Clark professionals also lead social skills groups at the Boys & Girls Club of Yankton traditional site and Academy programs....

Trees at Chanda Forest Academy to talk via app

The Times of India 24 Nov 2022
Have you ever talked to a tree? If not, visit the Chandrapur Forest Academy (CFA) where trees will welcome you and give all the information about themselves ... The users will also have an option of selecting the language in which they want to interact with the tree,” he said....

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The Business Desk 24 Nov 2022
The accolade recognises Slater Heelis’s work in championing LGBTQ+ inclusion both across the firm and the wider community, including participating in LGBT Foundation’s Training Academy, a live and interactive online curriculum of training modules covering issues including ......

‘Stone Soup’ demonstrates the power of sharing

Craig Daily Press 22 Nov 2022
17, Moffat County Christian Academy celebrated its annual Stone Soup Party, where students, teachers, family and friends gathered to celebrate the impact of sharing, large and small ... Moffat County Christian Academy shared school members present a “Stone Soup” skit on Thursday, Nov ... Moffat County Christian Academy/Courtesy photo....

The Art and Science of Fitness | What the National Police Academy taught me

Hindustan Times 22 Nov 2022
This anecdote is mentioned in a column that welcomes you on entering the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) in Hyderabad, the apex police training institute in the country, where the police leadership of India — the Indian Police Service (IPS) — is trained....

SLED: Murder, gun crimes on the rise in Hampton County, state of SC

Bluffton Today 21 Nov 2022
We must have positive community partnerships,interaction, support, and investment to truly make an impact on crime,” said ... "I plan to increase our community interaction through community policing programs such as a citizen police academy and a law enforcement explorer program....

Automechanika Dubai brings automotive aftermarket opportunities to the region

Gulf News 20 Nov 2022
Aftermarket sector grows ... Other features at the exhibition include the Automechanika Academy, which will provide attendees with the opportunity to interact with their peers, hear from industry leaders in a selection of technical lectures and panel discussions, to learn about the latest trends and discover innovations ... NEED TO KNOW. What ... When ... Where ... ....

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