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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Air Force cadets, scientists work to solve perfluorinated pollition

Colorado Springs Gazette 24 Aug 2019
Even as the Air Force Academy deals with a new report on toxic levels of perfluorinated chemicals at the school, its brightest minds are working on new ways to detect the pollution and clean it up .......
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Air Force cadets, scientists work to solve perfluorinated pollution

Colorado Springs Gazette 24 Aug 2019
Even as the Air Force Academy deals with a new report on toxic levels of perfluorinated chemicals at the school, its brightest minds are working on new ways to detect the pollution and clean it up .......
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Complex Quantum Teleportation Achieved For the First Time

Slashdot 24 Aug 2019
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org. Researchers from the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Vienna have experimentally demonstrated what was previously only a theoretical possibility ... The research teams report this international first in the journal Physical Review Letters ... Read more of this story at Slashdot. ....
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Friday’s prep football scores

The Los Angeles Times 24 Aug 2019
CITY. NONLEAGUE. Arleta 48, Los Angeles 14. Bell 33, Los Angeles Wilson 21. Canoga Park 41, Los Angeles Roosevelt 0 Advertisement. Chavez 20, Panorama 6. Cleveland 28, Palisades 25 ... Trinity Classical Academy 64, Bermuda Dunes Desert Christian 12 ... Animo Robinson 46, Moreno Valley Riverside County Education Academy 6 ... Get our daily Sports Report newsletter ... ....
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Ruadhán Mac Cormaic: Echoes of Chernobyl cover-up in latest accident

The Irish Times 24 Aug 2019
A few days before the Nenoksa explosion, the US National Academy of Sciences published a report in which scientists, using new radiation-detection networks, reconstructed data to demonstrate that a “sizeable” but undeclared nuclear accident had occurred in Russia two years ago – ......
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Could artificial sperm mean the end of men?

The Irish Times 24 Aug 2019
The first report in 1987 of a global decline in sperm counts of about 50 per cent in 50 years were so shocking that researchers immediately rushed to debunk it, says Lewis ... Researchers there reported that they had successfully created baby mice using artificial sperm....
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Failed fire inspection delays student orientation at Blue Green Academy, a public charter school

Winston-Salem Journal 23 Aug 2019
It was unclear Thursday whether the school can open if the violations remain at the academy ... 16 found eight fire code violations in the academy’s building at the church, according to the inspection’s report. The academy failed the inspection partly because the inspectors didn’t have sufficient time to complete the inspection, the report said....
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High levels of toxic chemicals found in water at Air Force Academy, officials say

Colorado Politics 23 Aug 2019
Plans are underway to begin testing drinking water wells south of the academy in the Woodmen Valley area after unsafe levels of the chemicals were found at four locations on base, the academy said Thursday ... The Air Force officials said the site inspection report detailing the academy’s contamination would be made available Friday....
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High levels of toxic chemicals found in groundwater at Air Force Academy, officials say

Stars and Stripes 23 Aug 2019
Plans are underway to begin testing drinking water wells south of the academy in the Woodmen Valley area after unsafe levels of the chemicals were found at four locations on base, the academy said Thursday ... The Air Force officials said the site inspection report detailing the academy's contamination would be made available Friday....
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Air Force Academy discovers contamination in water

Denver Post 23 Aug 2019
The Gazette reported Thursday that officials plan to test drinking water wells in an area between the academy and Colorado Springs. Air Force officials say drinking water at the academy is not affected....
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Clarifying Academy of Performing Arts status

Cape Cod Times 23 Aug 2019
The board of directors of the Academy of Performing Arts, Orleans, wishes to correct some misinformation and misrepresentation of the board’s actions contained in the Aug. 15 letter "Arts academy's board has disrespected faculty."The Academy of Performing Arts School has not been closed, as reported in the Times in an Aug ... 10 editorial ... ....
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Air Force Academy discovers contamination in water, linked to firefighting foam

Fox31 Denver 23 Aug 2019
Air Force Academy ... The Gazette reported Thursday that officials plan to test drinking water wells in an area between the academy and Colorado Springs....
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Unsafe Levels Of Chemicals Found In Groundwater At Air Force Academy

CBS Sports 23 Aug 2019
The Gazette reported Thursday that officials plan to test drinking water wells in an area between the academy and Colorado Springs ... Air Force officials say drinking water at the academy is not affected....
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