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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Initiative offers pupils free tutoring on Zoom

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 18 Apr 2021
"Now you can get on-demand help from Khan Academy but now you can also get real live in-person tutoring for free. "If you need a video explanation and you want to practice, think of Khan Academy," he continued ... She also is involved in an effort at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville to develop better imaging techniques for breast cancer....
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Around the remote: Chuck Barney's TV and streaming picks for April 18-25

News & Record 18 Apr 2021
DON’T MISS. “56th Academy of Country Music Awards” — Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton are our hosts for this year’s festivities in Nashville. Once again, the show will originate from three iconic country music venues ... (8 p.m. Sunday, CBS). Other bets. SUNDAY ... Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton will co-host the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards. Getty Images ... ....
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Inside Prince William and Prince Harry’s troubled sibling relationship

Metro UK 17 Apr 2021
Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images). Prince William and Prince Harry, pictured at the passing-out Sovereign’s Parade at Sandhurst Military Academy in 2006, were once thought to the best of friends (Picture. Anwar Hussein/Getty Images) ... Anwar Hussein/Getty Images) ... Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool /Getty Images)....
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6 new Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Max movies and shows to stream this weekend

Games Radar 16 Apr 2021
It’s time to make use of the countless streaming services you’ve collected during the past year ... Over on NOW TV in the UK, meanwhile, there’s finally a chance to watch Promising Young Woman before next Sunday’s Academy Awards ... (Image credit. Netflix). Available. Worldwide. Watch today ... (Image credit ... (Image credit ... (Image credit ... (Image credit ... (Image credit....
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The Next Marvel? Indie Publishers Race to Mine Comics for Film, TV

The Hollywood Reporter 16 Apr 2021
In comparison with indies like Image, Boom! Studios and Dark Horse Comics, the new guard is smaller in size but arguably more centered on potential film and TV adaptations ... Netflix and Amazon Prime also have turned Dynamite Entertainment’s The Boys, Image’s Invincible and Dark Horse’s The Umbrella Academy into series....
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India’s Impending War on Crypto

GlobalResearch 16 Apr 2021
India has quickly become a global cryptocurrency hub, with 8 million investors holding an estimated $1.4 billion USD in crypto assets ... Source ... Source ... etc ... Pete holds an MA in Applied Economics from American University, an MBA (Finance), and a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point ... Featured image is from AIER Related. ....
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Cranbrook Academy of Art opens graduate degree exhibition

Detroit Metro Times 15 Apr 2021
More than 60 graduates of the Cranbrook Academy of Art will showcase the culmination of the past two years of their work starting this weekend at the school's annual end-of-the-year exhibition ... Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, 2021, Graduate Degree Exhibition, Image....
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Oscars 2021 live stream: date, time and how to watch 93rd Academy Awards online from ...

TechRadar 15 Apr 2021
Yes, it's almost time for the 93rd Academy Awards, breaking long held traditions for the first time as it adapts to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic ... How to live stream the Academy Awards for FREE in Australia ... (Image credit. VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images) Best Picture nominees at the 2021 Academy Awards....
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Singer J Balvin and girlfriend Valentina Ferrer expecting their first child together

Metro UK 15 Apr 2021
J Balvin and Valentina Ferrer are expecting a baby together (Picture. Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy). Singer J Balvin and his girlfriend Valentina Ferrer are expecting their first child together ... Advertisement. Advertisement ... Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) ... More. US Showbiz news ... Valentina told the New York Post ... ....
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10 Lovely things to do in Dubai with kids this weekend

Gulf News 15 Apr 2021
1 of 10. ENJOY RIPE MARKET UNDER THE STARS ... DETAILS. Running from 16 April to 8 May, from 4pm to 10pm at Academy Park, Umm Suqeim, Dh5 for park entry, Ripeme.com. Image Credit. Supplied. 2 of 10 ... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit. ... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... (Photo for illustrative purposes), Image Credit. ... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... Image Credit ... ....
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A beginner’s guide to tarot reading, with Instagram’s favourite card reader Christopher Corsini

Stylist 15 Apr 2021
The Curiosity Academy ... Welcome to The Curiosity Academy, Stylist’s new learning hub where you can access workshops, how-to guides, new research and learn the most up-to-date skills from the UK’s most in-the-know people ... Lead image ... The Curiosity Academy is Stylist’s new home for ......
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Trevor Noah slams ‘bad apple’ argument in policing: ‘Where are the good apples?’

The Grio 15 Apr 2021
“If we’re meant to believe that the police system in America, the system of policing itself is not fundamentally broken, then we would need to see good apples ” said Noah ... (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) ... They use excessive force ... Vice President Kamala Harris (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) ... ....
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Two first-time directors put a spotlight on Black life in L.A. Now they’re Oscar nominees

The Los Angeles Times 15 Apr 2021
We caught up with Free and Bowers — who are looking forward to meeting in person at the Academy Awards on April 25 — for a video-conferenced chat about the recognition for their films, the particular hurdles of pandemic filmmaking and their L.A ... (Lars Niki/Getty Images for The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)....
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