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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The Grio 22 Apr 2021
Looking back at some of the most iconic Black wins in Oscars history. It’s been a long road to diversity for the Academy Awards, to say the least. From the highly covered #OscarsSoWhite controversy, to this year’s nominees, it seems some progress is actually being made as we head into the 93rd Annual Academy Awards this weekend....

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Pinkvilla 22 Apr 2021
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Southampton FC stars to feature in live-streamed football lesson for schools

Belfast Telegraph 22 Apr 2021
The event will take place to mark the launch of the Virgin Media Football Academy, a new physical education learning resource for teachers ...The Saints Academy has a long and proud history of producing some of the best footballing talent in the country and is something that we’re proud of as a club....

'There's a reckoning going on': What NJ-connected Oscar nominees mean for this moment

Burlington County Times 22 Apr 2021
Before the Lucas Brothers and King, only four Black writers had been nominated in the Best Original Screenplay category in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards ... "Black Messiah," the first Best Picture nominee ever with an all-Black producing team, arrives at what could be a tipping point moment in history....

Hollywood loves a reboot - now Oscars show gets its turn

Canada Dot Com 22 Apr 2021
... of diverse but mostly smaller films, organizers are promising a show unlike anything seen in the 93-year history of the Academy Awards....

The most awkward Oscars moments – ranked

The Guardian 22 Apr 2021
Held mostly in a train station, this year’s Academy Awards will be the most unusual ever. Get ready, with our guide to the oddest incidents in its 92-year history .......

San Bernardino County residents can take part in international City Nature Challenge

Daily Press Victorville 22 Apr 2021
Participants can download the iNaturalist app and take pictures from April 30 through May 3 ... The City Nature Challenge began in 2016 as a competition between citizen science teams at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles and the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco to document plant and animal life in the cities ... ....

Oscars Set Revealed: Here’s How L.A.’s Union Station Will Get Gussied Up – Photo Gallery

Vibe Magazine 22 Apr 2021
By Anthony D'Alessandro, Dominic Patten April 21, 2021 4.22pm. Services to share this page ... 11 View All. The basement of a hotel, an Al Malaikah temple and the annex to an outdoor shopping mall are just some of the locations where the Academy Awards have been held during its 93-year history ... ....

Hollywood loves a reboot – now Oscars show gets its turn

Metro USA 22 Apr 2021
Forced to rethink the ceremony because of the pandemic, and with a slate of diverse but mostly smaller films, organizers are promising a show unlike anything seen in the 93-year history of the Academy Awards ... [L1N2ME2DB]. The winners are chosen by the 9,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ... YEAR OF DIVERSITY ... ....

Youn Yuh-jung on Oscars 'stress': It feels like I'm competing for my country

News & Record 22 Apr 2021
By Celebretainment ... The ‘Minari’ star will become the first South Korean actress in history to win the Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards if she takes home the trophy for her role in the drama at the ceremony on Sunday (04.25.21). And Yuh-jung has said she’s nervous about the big day because it feels “like the Olympics” ... "It's stressful ... ....

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures shows how movies are made

ABC7 21 Apr 2021
The idea is to face history and ourselves, even when that might not be too comfortable ... "How much of a part of this museum is the history of The Academy Awards?" I asked her ... We have an Academy Awards history gallery that features screens where we can see historic Oscar-winning speeches....

The 25 biggest Oscars shocks and snubs in Academy Awards history

The Daily Telegraph 21 Apr 2021
Academy Awards history is littered with instances of supposedly sure things that didn’t come good, and rank outsiders who prompted ......

8 things Oklahoma film fans should know about this year's Oscars

The Oklahoman 21 Apr 2021
Postponed for almost two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 93rd Academy Awards will finally air live at 7 p.m ... Here are 8 things Sooner state cinephiles should know about this year's Academy Awards. ... The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made history in several categories with this year's diverse slate of nominees....

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