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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Go inside the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles

East Bay Times 27 Sep 2021
At more than 30,000 square feet, “Stories of Cinema” is spread out through three levels of the museum and draws heavily from the Academy’s collection of memorabilia and other items with the lofty goal of showing people the history and impact of films along with the stories of filmmakers and the works they create ... Academy Museum of Motion Pictures....
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10 cool things you’ll see at the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

East Bay Times 27 Sep 2021
Since 1927, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts has been collecting film related items that span film history. And now, about 1,200 of these items, as well as others recently acquired or on loan, have found a home at the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles ... It’s probably the most significant sled in movie history....
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‘The Enigmatist’ creates a magical sense of togetherness at the Geffen Playhouse

The Los Angeles Times 27 Sep 2021
I came away from “The Enigmatist,” a critically hailed earlier show now receiving its West Coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse, with a different verdict ... Movies ... The ultimate film lovers’ guide to the new Academy Museum. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opens Sept. 30 as a celebration of Hollywood history, Oscar lore and today’s movie makers....
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Solene, Maison, Designs by C. Marie owners form partnership: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville

Cleveland 27 Sep 2021
Avon, Ohio ... The new museum will highlight this important time in the city’s history ... Lake Ridge Academy recently kicked off its annual commitment to community service with its Year of Service Kick-Off Day ... “This is our 12th year of service, and it highlights what makes Lake Ridge Academy so special,said Mitch White, Head of School, in a press release....
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Go inside the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles

Orange County Register 26 Sep 2021
At more than 30,000 square feet, “Stories of Cinema” is spread out through three levels of the museum and draws heavily from the Academy’s collection of memorabilia and other items with the lofty goal of showing people the history and impact of films along with the stories of filmmakers and the works they create ... Academy Museum of Motion Pictures....
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10 cool things you’ll see at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Orange County Register 26 Sep 2021
Since 1927, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts has been collecting film related items that span film history. And now, about 1,200 of these items, as well as others recently acquired or on loan, have found a home at the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles ... Go inside the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles....
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High Plains Book Awards winner: 'Shakespeare in Montana: Big Sky Country’s Love Affair with the ...

Billings Gazette 26 Sep 2021
That grounding made Shakespeare a success in his own day and accounts for his repeated emergence throughout Montana history ... Minton has illustrated her study with fascinating mini-histories of famous and not-so-famous characters ... Those interested in Montana history will love it too, and those interested in both should drop everything to read it....
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Michael D Higgins to host partition event weeks after Armagh church service

The Times/The Sunday Times 26 Sep 2021
Diarmaid Ferriter, UCD professor of modern Irish history, is the keynote speaker with responses from Higgins, Professor Mary E Daly of the Royal Irish Academy, ......
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Father-daughter duo ace WooSox' inaugural season by attending every home game at Polar Park

Worcester Telegram 26 Sep 2021
WORCESTER — Matt Lavoie sat in his seat at Polar Park with a stack of index cards in his hands ... The subject was not baseball. Caitlin, an eighth-grade student at Notre Dame Academy, was preparing for a history test. Matt asked. “Who were the Aztecs?” ... 2 ... Then Matt spent the seventh-inning stretch asking his daughter history questions....
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Former Suffield Academy QB Tyler Van Dyke ready to step up and take the leading ...

Hartford Courant 25 Sep 2021
Based on his history at Suffield Academy, Glastonbury native Tyler Van Dyke will be ready for the challenge of his first significant snaps ...First and foremost, nobody works harder than Tyler, so he’s extremely dedicated to being in peak physical condition,” said Drew Gamere, who coached him at Suffield Academy....
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‘We want people to freak out’: inside Hollywood’s Museum of Motion Pictures

Taipei Times 24 Sep 2021
An Oscars room features large screens with a rotation of notable speeches for Academy “firsts” throughout history, illustrating the shamefully slow pace of progress, with Rita Moreno (the first Latina actor to win in 1962) alongside Chloe Zhao (the first woman of color to win for directing, this year)....
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Decoding human history with ancient DNA

Phys Dot Org 24 Sep 2021
FU Qiaomei from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences reviewed the most recent progress in the field of ancient DNA (aDNA), i.e., DNA obtained from the remains of past organisms ... Ancient DNA research has effectively broadened our understanding of human history....
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Foundation episode 2 recap: a Star Wars-style story with Game of Thrones shocks Lee Pace ...

TechRadar 24 Sep 2021
Working on the Mural of Souls, a seemingly endless piece of artwork depicting the history of the Empire’s current rulers, Dusk almost falls from his lofty perch to his death ... According to Asimov, Foundation was inspired by Edward Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the ......
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