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  A Report to an Academy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"A Report to an Academy" ("Ein Bericht für eine Akademie") is a short story by Franz Kafka, written in 1917.
In the story, an ape who has learned to behave like a human presents to an academy the story of how he effected his transformation.
He accomplishes this, with the help of many teachers, and reports to the academy that his transformation is so complete that he can no longer properly describe his emotions and experiences as an ape.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/A_Report_to_an_Academy   (515 words)

 Marshall Academy: FAQ
Students who enroll in Academy classes typically fall into two categories: those who seek to enhance the attractiveness of their college applications by completing in-depth courses with high content levels of practical applications, and those who seek industry-sought certification in modern technologies.
Academy bus transportation from school to school is provided for free by the Fairfax County Public Schools bus system.
No, the Academy schedule allows for transportation time to and from base schools to insure that students will arrive in time for their next class.
www.fcps.edu /MarshallAcademy/FAQ.html   (531 words)

 CHP -- California Highway Patrol Academy
A shortage of funds in 1938 caused the Academy to be suspended as a full-time training school and for the next 11 years it operated sporadically for recruit classes only.
An underwater viewing room allows students and instructors to observe rescue techniques as they are performed.
The CHP Academy is recognized as one of the finest law enforcement institutions in the world.
www.chp.ca.gov /html/academybrochure.html   (879 words)

 Report recommends renewed focus on food and agriculture research
The report is the outcome of a colloquium convened by the American Academy of Microbiology.
The American Academy for Microbiology is the honorific leadership group of the American Society for Microbiology.
The mission of the Academy is to recognize scientific excellence, as well as foster knowledge and understanding in the microbiological sciences.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2005-08/asfm-rrr080305.php   (508 words)

 The Neil Rogers Show - News - Prayers and proselytizing: Group details Air Force Academy's religious bias - A report ...
But the academy — which is recovering from rape and sexual assault scandals that broke out there two years ago — has acknowledged that some individuals have gone too far in pushing their faith.
The report's authors were told that cadets who refused to attend chapel after dinner were marched by upperclassmen back to their dorms in a ritual called "heathen flight." They found that teachers introduced themselves as "born again" Christians and invited students to be saved as well.
Academy officials have said that they understand the seriousness of the problem and are working to change the internal culture.
news.neilrogers.com /news/articles/2005043014.html   (775 words)

 New AAP Report Addresses Play for Healthy Development
The report reaffirms that the most valuable and useful character traits that will prepare children for success come not from extracurricular or academic commitments, but from a firm grounding in parental love, role modeling and guidance.
The report suggests that reduced time for physical activity may be contributing to the academic differences between boys and girls, as schools with sedentary learning styles become more difficult settings for some boys to navigate successfully.
The report recognizes that academic enrichment opportunities are vital for some children's ability to succeed academically, and that participation in organized activities promotes healthy youth development.
www.aap.org /pressroom/play-public.htm   (569 words)

 AcademyofDiving.ac.nz | Academy of Diving Trust
Academy of Diving Trust will be a key tertiary provider for the provision of a diverse range of skilled people for the economic, social and cultural requirements of the marine, aquatic, outdoors and recreational activities environment.
Academy of Diving Trust is registered and accredited as a multi-site Private Training Establishment by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) pursuant to the Education Amendment Act 1990.
Academy of Diving Trust is accredited to provide education and training and undertake assessment of unit standards on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) in a range of subject areas.
www.academyofdiving.ac.nz   (186 words)

 USATODAY.com - Air Force Academy wrestles with alleged religious bias   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Americans United report alleges that non-Christian cadets were harassed by seniors and that Christians were allowed to display crosses in the dorms while cadets were barred from hanging non-religious items.
The academy is in Colorado Springs, a hub of evangelical Christian groups including the International Bible Society, The Navigators and Youth with a Mission.
Across Interstate 25 from the academy is the headquarters of Focus on the Family, which reaches millions on radio and is active on conservative social and political issues.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-05-03-academy-usat_x.htm   (496 words)

 American Academy of Microbiology report proposes initiative to interpret genome data
A key component of this initiative is the development of a centrally organized database of peer-reviewed, experimentally verified gene annotations, tied to catalogs of genes that have yet to be annotated and known biochemical functions for which a gene has yet to be found.
The report recommends that the new annotation initiative provide flexible funding to support experiments that will test annotation predictions, including nontraditional funding mechanisms such as smaller awards to a greater number of laboratories and awards to support student research.
The report is based on the findings of a colloquium convened by the Academy in Washington, DC in July 2004.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2005-01/asfm-aao012105.php   (405 words)

 SPACE.com -- Report: NASA Should Use Space Shuttle to Service Hubble
U.S. lawmakers to call for an outside opinion on the risks and merits of Hubble servicing and O’Keefe soon agreed to ask the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to convene a committee to evaluate options for saving the space telescope.
In a final report released today, “Assessment of Options for Extending the Life of the Hubble Space Telescope”, the committee concluded that a shuttle mission is the “best option” for extending the life of Hubble and preparing the telescope for eventual robotic de-orbit.
The final report also rebutted O’Keefe’s objections to shuttle servicing as too risky, saying “the difference between the risk faced by the crew of a single shuttle mission to the ISS -- already accepted by NASA and the nation --and the risk faced by the crew of a shuttle mission to HST, is very small.
www.space.com /news/hubble_report_041208.html   (901 words)

 AAP - Study Fails to Show a Connection Between Thimerosal and Autism
The American Academy of Pediatrics provides the following information for clinicians who may be aware of recent press surrounding an article that claims to show a correlation between thimerosal and autism.
Inherent limits of VAERS include incomplete reporting, lack of verification of diagnoses, and lack of data on people who were immunized and did not report problems.
An appropriate comparison is not made between thimerosal exposure and no thimerosal exposure, which is not possible using VAERS data, because one cannot be sure whether a child received a thimerosal-containing vaccine at any point before the event for which the VAERS report was created.
www.aap.org /profed/thimaut-may03.htm   (1380 words)

 Education and Major Philanthropic Foundations. A Report to the National Academy of Education.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A Report to the National Academy of Education.
Nine foundations are the focus of this study of the educational activities of major philanthropic foundations.
Foundations are compared with government support of educational innovation and experimentation, and an evaluation of foundation performance is presented.
www.eric.ed.gov /sitemap/html_0900000b800f8dba.html   (127 words)

 The National Academy of Public Administration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Academy Fellows, the cornerstone of the organization, provide trusted advice on issues of governance and public management to government leaders in every branch and at every level--both domestically and internationally.
The Intergovernmental Forum, chaired by Academy Fellow Paul Posner, was held in concert with a consortium of organizations representing state and local officials, and with the Administration and Congress.
The Academy Panel convened for this task found that the ISO achieved the projected first year savings (which are expected to recur in future years), and had performed well overall.
www.napawash.org   (3934 words)

 Words Without Borders -> A Report to an Academy
I recently read an article penned by one of the thousands of gossiping gadflies that write about me in the papers, who claims that my apish nature is still not completely repressed, and cites as proof my predilection for removing my pants whenever I have guests to show the entry point of that bullet.
Soon I was smoking a pipe like an old salt, and if I pressed my thumb into the bowl to boot, the whole steerage would cheer; except it took me a long time to understand the difference between an empty pipe and one that had been fully stuffed.
Through an unprecedented exertion I managed to acquire the education of your average European, which might not mean a thing in itself, but at least it helped me out my cage, at least it provided me with this way out, this human way.
www.wordswithoutborders.org /article.php?lab=AReportToAnAcademy   (3064 words)

 FDA Statement on "Scientific Criteria to Ensure Safe Food," a Report by the National Academy of Sciences
The National Academy of Sciences' report, "Scientific Criteria to Ensure Safe Food," commissioned by FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, reinforces the progress FDA has already made in reducing and preventing food borne illness.
The report specifically attributes some of this progress to the adoption of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) approach to food safety - which FDA has already applied to seafood, fresh juice, and is voluntarily applied in the dairy industry.
To the extent that the NAS report calls for new legislative authority and additional resources, FDA will work closely with the Administration and the Congress to evaluate any innovations designed to make the U.S. food supply even safer.
www.fda.gov /bbs/topics/ANSWERS/2003/ANS01217.html   (360 words)

 A Report to an Academy
"'''A Report to an Academy'''" ("'''Ein Bericht für eine Akademie'''") is a short story written by Franz Kafka in 1917 and originally published that year by Martin Buber, in the German monthly Der Jude, along with another of Kafka's stories, "Jackals and Arabs" ("Schakale und Araber").
Because the narrator does defy this condition, an existentialist perspective could be applied here, as the core of existentialist philosophy is "existence precedes essence"--meaning that one's nature is not fixed, and thus one has the freedom to "become" anything one wants to be.
However, it must be remembered that Kafka never would have called himself an existentialist, and aside from his appreciation of Nietzsche and Soren Kierkegaard, had little interest in philosophy.
www.datamass.net /a-/a-report-to-an-academy.html   (572 words)

 The Harvard Crimson :: News :: Academy Report Reveals Grade Inflation Nationwide
A report released today by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences may help to shed new light on the current discussion of grade inflation and grading policies at Harvard.
The report was co-authored by former Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Henry Rosovsky and Matthew Hartley, a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.
Dean for Undergraduate Education Susan G. Pedersen ’81-’82 said she had found the report “helpful” and that she will include it in the materials her office submits to the subcommittee of the Educational Policy Committee that is currently considering the issue.
www.thecrimson.com /article.aspx?ref=161435   (640 words)

 CHP -- What You Need to Know About Cadet Training at the CHP Academy
Any time you report to a staff member, and before leaving, you will assume the position of attention and remain in that position until told otherwise.
The Academy is designed to be very stressful, testing each cadet's ability to adapt to varying situations and manage stress.
When you first report to the Academy, you will feel overwhelmed by the amount of studying and physical exercise you will perform.
www.chp.ca.gov /html/academycadet.html   (2349 words)

 Food Marketing to Children and Youth: Threat or Opportunity? - Institute of Medicine
The report provides the most comprehensive review to date of the scientific evidence on the influence of food marketing on diets and diet-related health of children and youth.
The report provides recommendations for different segments of society to guide the development of effective marketing and advertising strategies that promote healthier foods, beverages, and meal options to children and youth.
The report offers guidance on research activities necessary to chart the path of future improvements, and the capacity to monitor and track improvements in marketing practices that have an influence on children's and youth's diets and diet-related health.
www.iom.edu /report.asp?id=31330   (500 words)

 President Portrays Social Security Shortfall as Enormous, But His Tax Cuts and Drug Benefit Will Cost, Rev 2/11/05
In their 2004 report, the trustees specifically stated that enactment of the drug bill had enlarged the long-term shortfall in the Medicare Hospital Insurance program.
The figures cited here for the long-term cost of the tax cuts represent their cost (in present value) through 2078 if the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts are made permanent in the way that the Administration has proposed.
In this case, use of such an assumption is conservative and almost certainly results in some understatement of the tax cuts’ long-term cost.
www.cbpp.org /1-4-05socsec.htm   (2196 words)

 Managing NEPA at DOE: a Report by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)
We are particularly grateful to Lynton Caldwell, one of the principal architects of NEPA and an Academy Fellow, for overseeing this analysis.
An environmental assessment (EA) is a concise public document that analyses the environmental impacts of a proposed action.
He is an attorney with a background in labor law and has worked with the Academy on issues related to the external regulation of worker safety and health at the DOE complex.
www.eh.doe.gov /NEPA/process/napa_rep/napa_rep.html   (14264 words)

 New Partisan - New Partisan - - "LOVE IS FEAR" -- A Report From the Academy
T.S. Eliot, in the middle of this century, could attract enough of an audience to fill, it was said, a football stadium.
Yet the subject needs to be discussed, and the best way to discuss it is not to draw an argument from the etiolated, almost spectral, condition of poetry in America.
This absence stems from an absence of poetry at the conference itself.
www.newpartisan.com /home/love-is-fear-a-report-from-the-academy.html   (1278 words)

 The Warden of the Tomb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The story could be said to start in media res, that is, in the middle of an action.
Apparently there has been a conversation between the Prince and the Chamberlain, who does not agree to the Prince's proposal.
The Warden of the Tomb" ǀ "A Country Doctor" ǀ "The Hunter Gracchus" ǀ "The Great Wall of China" ǀ "A Report to an Academy" ǀ "The Refusal" ǀ "A Hunger Artist" ǀ "Investigations of a Dog" ǀ "A Little Woman" ǀ "The Burrow" ǀ "Josephine the Singer, or the Mouse Folk"
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Warden_of_the_Tomb   (437 words)

 Medical Library Association: Academy of Health Info. Professionals
The academy recognizes the personal investment of time and effort required for exemplary professional performance and for contributions to the association and to the profession.
The academy provides a structure for individualized professional development for all health information professionals, no matter how long they've been in the field.
Whether you are new to the profession or have been working in it for years, the academy has a membership level and professional development guidelines for you.
www.mlanet.org /academy   (115 words)

 American College of Pediatricians  Opposed to  American Academy of Pediatrics Report
This report is written in a politically correct fashion and its words hide the reality of the problem.
It is indeed a critical time for both science and society, with this report as well as other proposals being presented in an attempt to inappropriately redefine family and its constituent parts.
Same-gender "marriage" is clearly a highly controversial cultural issue and represents a radical social experiment lacking unbiased research supporting its benefits or even its safety for both individuals and society as a whole.
theroadtoemmaus.org /RdLb/22SxSo/PnSx/HSx/Pediatrics.htm   (520 words)

 Board on Physics and Astronomy Home Page
The Board on Physics and Astronomy is the Academies' principal forum for issues connected with the fields of physics and astronomy.
The Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics met on November 28 – 29, 2006 at the Beckman Center of The National Academies in Irvine, CA.
The CMMP 2010 committee released its interim report on Thursday, September 14, 2006.
www.nas.edu /bpa   (548 words)

 Gay News From 365Gay.com
In a 16-page report the American Academy of Pediatrics found that children of same-sex parents do better in areas of the country which recognize their parents' relationships.
Titled "The Effects of Marriage, Civil Union and Domestic Partnership Laws on the Health and Well-Being of Children" the report was commissioned by the American Academy of Pediatrics Board of Directors.
The report was published Wednesday in the July of the AAP journal Pediatrics.
www.365gay.com /Newscon06/07/070506families.htm   (443 words)

 New York State Police Academy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Academy's motto "Excellence through Knowledge" is more than just a phrase for the New York State Police - it is the essence of a doctrine that has prevailed since 1917.
In addition to training State Police personnel, the Academy provides instruction in areas of criminal investigation, forensics and other topical issues to members of other police departments and outside agencies who routinely look to the State Police for assistance.
The Academy continues to be a point of interest for visitors to the area, as well as criminal justice students from various area schools.
www.troopers.state.ny.us /Academy   (264 words)

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