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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Massachusetts theater apologizes after alleged remarks by actor Richard Dreyfuss

WPXI 28 May 2024
— A Massachusetts theater has apologized for alleged remarks spoken Saturday by Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss ... Dreyfuss, 76, was speaking at The Cabot Theater in Beverly during “An Evening with Richard Dreyfuss + Jaws Screening,” WFXT-TV reported ... Dreyfuss could not immediately be reached for comment, Variety reported....
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70 years after Brown v Board, Alabama town still grapples with divided schools

Montgomery Advertiser 28 May 2024
Join ProPublica for a virtual discussion of how private schools known as “segregation academies” in the Deep South continue to preserve divisions within communities even 70 years after Brown v ... Now, 70 years after the Brown decision, ProPublica has found about 300 schools that likely opened as segregation academies in the South are still operating....
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‘We deeply regret the distress’: cinema apologises for Richard Dreyfuss comments at Jaws screening

AOL 28 May 2024
A cinema in Massachusetts has apologised to the audience at a special screening of Jaws and a Q&A with its star, Richard Dreyfuss, who reportedly made a number of sexist and transphobic comments ... He then reportedly took on targets including Barbra Streisand, the parents of trans teenagers and the Academy’s new inclusivity rules....
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Ben Affleck looks downcast as he rolls up to daughter Violet

The Daily Mail 28 May 2024
As he faces reported marital woes, Ben Affleck is flying solo to a family function. The Academy Award winner, 51, donned a beige sportscoat on Monday as he stepped out to celebrate daughter Violet's graduation party in Los Angeles ... 'You know better than that,' Lopez told a reporter in Mexico City....
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Historic building called Fayetteville's first sky scraper on the market for $2.65 million

The Fayetteville Observer 28 May 2024
The building's last tenant appears to have been Phillips Loan Office, a pawn shop owned and operated by Steve Satisky, the previous property owner, the Observer reported in 2009 ... In 2005, Market House Investors purchased the Lawyers Building from Satisky for $300,000, the Observer reported in 2009....
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Chelsea set to confirm new manager - Romano gives 'Here We Go'

Football Transfers 28 May 2024
Chelsea have finalised an agreement to appoint Enzo Maresca as their new head coach, according to Fabrizio Romano ... DON'T MISS ... But his stay at the King Power Stadium is set to be short-lived, having agreed to join the Blues, reports Romano. The coach enjoyed success with Manchester City's academy team but a lesser extent with Parma ... READ MORE ... .......
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Wanderlust returns as tourism booms

China Daily 28 May 2024
China saw outbound passenger trips exceed 87 million last year, and this is projected to reach 130 million in 2024, said a report published by the China Tourism Academy ... Dai Bin, president of the China Tourism Academy, said China's outbound trip segment is expected to see a robust ......
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Researchers develop high-performance blue organic LEDs based on thermally activated delayed fluorescence material

Phys Dot Org 28 May 2024
Lu Canzhong from Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter of the Chinese Academy of Sciences reported a new strategy for designing high-performance blue TADF materials, and developed a blue TADF material with high emission efficiency, nanosecond emission lifetime, ......
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Spring All-County: Which boys volleyball players led the way in Palm Beach County?

The Palm Beach Post 28 May 2024
Outside and opposite hitter notched 5 kills, eight digs, and 13 service points in region championship to help Ridge claim revenge in district title rematch against King's Academy ... Committed to Concordia (Irvine, California).Micah Tumas, senior, King's Academy ... Emilee Smarr is a high school sports reporter for The Palm Beach Post....
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Chelsea and Newcastle to lose out on 21-year-old Dutch midfield sensation

Caughtoffside 28 May 2024
Luis Enrique also wants to utilise him next season for PSG, however, he doesn’t see himself at any of those clubs, with the outlet reporting he wants a return to Barcelona. Simons was one of the stars of Barca’s academy, La Masia, but left the club before he’d given himself a chance to become a first-team regular ... More Stories / Latest News ... ....
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Stone Age ‘sensation’ found beneath Austrian wine cellar

Metro UK 28 May 2024
The bones of three mammoths have been found in a wine cellar (Picture. OEAW-OEAI/H. Parow-Souchon) ... Well, their bones ... He reported the find to the Federal Monuments Office, which referred him to the Austrian Archaeological Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) ... The find has been described as an ‘archaeological sensation’ (Picture ... MORE ....
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Winemaker finds ‘mammoth trap’ hidden in his cellar

Metro UK 28 May 2024
The bones of three mammoths have been found in a wine cellar (Picture. OEAW-OEAI/H. Parow-Souchon) ... Well, their bones ... He reported the find to the Federal Monuments Office, which referred him to the Austrian Archaeological Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) ... The find has been described as an ‘archaeological sensation’ (Picture ... MORE ....
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Hoard of over 2,000 medieval coins found in Kutnohorsk

Heritage Daily 27 May 2024
Upon reporting the find to local authorities, a team from the Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic conducted a survey of the field ... According to a press statement by the Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, the hoard was minted by Bohemian rulers....

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