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Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
30.07.2014
Ag business is no longer business as usual, says expert
For Mike Hoffmann, it's business as unusual: Plant hardiness zones are moving north. Northeast springs are arriving early, summers are hotter, winters are getting warmer, and the region suffers 74 percent more rain events than a half-century ago.
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
28.07.2014
Why aren't consumers buying remanufactured products?
Firms looking to increase market share of remanufactured consumer products will have to overcome a big barrier to do so, according to a recent study from the Penn State Smeal College of Business.
Agronomy/Food Science - Business/Economics
28.07.2014
On-campus visit inspires international farmers
On-campus visit inspires international farmers
Ten agriculturalists - participants of the prestigious Nuffield Scholar Global Focus Program - seeking inspiration for their businesses back home in Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Ireland and the United Kingdom, recently took part in a weeklong tour of Cornell's extensive agricultural endeavors.
Business/Economics - Agronomy/Food Science
28.07.2014
Field day offers insight into hops industry
Field day offers insight into hops industry
Brewery owners, farmers and home brewers hoping to hop into New York's burgeoning hops industry gathered at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) in Geneva, N.Y., July 12 to see its new hop yard and hear advice from experts and peers alike.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
28.07.2014
Business/Economics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
24.07.2014
Business/Economics - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
24.07.2014
Wisconsin plastics industry has roots in modest, multitalented UW-Madison professor
Tom Mohs, founder of plastics manufacturing company Placon, holds a plastic container produced in the Madison factory.
Business/Economics - Life Sciences
23.07.2014
High school interns bring curiosity, open minds to Stanford labs
High school interns bring curiosity, open minds to Stanford labs
Palo Alto High School student Maya Ben-Efraim focuses on how e-cigarette manufacturers target teens as part of her summer internship with Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
21.07.2014
Business/Economics - Arts and Design
21.07.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
18.07.2014
Business/Economics
18.07.2014
The Peter Pan portfolio
The Peter Pan portfolio Harvard's Houghton Library contains vivid illustrations from 'Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens' H arvard's Houghton Librar y contains a lush Peter Pan portfolio, a collection of vivid drawings by noted illustrator Arthur Rackham.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.07.2014
Book examines hows and whys of economic choices
Valerie Reyna, professor of human development in Cornell's College of Human Ecology, and graduate student Evan Wilhelms are editors of a new book: "Neuroeconomics, Judgment and Decision Making" (Taylor & Francis).
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
17.07.2014
Life Sciences - Business/Economics
17.07.2014
Infosys Co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan Donates $1.8 Million to Carnegie Mellon To Promote Brain Research and Education
Press Release: Infosys Co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan Donates $1.8 Million to Carnegie Mellon To Promote Brain Research and Education-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University New Collabo
Business/Economics
17.07.2014
Innovation index highlights advances in Europe, Africa
Innovation index highlights advances in Europe, Africa
The Global Innovation Index 2014, co-authored by Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management Dean Soumitra Dutta, was released in Sydney, Australia, July 18 at the B20 gathering of international business leaders.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
16.07.2014
Olver to lead University Research Park
A worker programs and tests a new line of CapTel, a captioned telephone system, at one of Ultratec's multiple telecommunication and manufacturing facilities at University Research Park.
Business/Economics - Arts and Design
16.07.2014
Using the Early History of Jazz as a Case Study for Innovation, Marketing and More
Damon Phillips remembers finding the Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz in his parents' record collection with its 46-page booklet of liner notes about the music when he was about 10 years old.
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
15.07.2014
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
15.07.2014
University of Minnesota selects MnDRIVE projects to develop safe, sustainable food system
Seventeen new research projects involving University of Minnesota researchers and more than 65 food industry partners have been awarded $3 million in funds through the U's  MnDRIVE initiative, the university announced today.
Business/Economics - Law/Forensics
15.07.2014
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
11.07.2014
Tapping real-time financial data can improve economic policymaking
Tapping real-time financial data can improve economic policymaking
Measuring the nation's economic health has long been a slow, costly and imprecise exercise, but researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have helped develop a new way to measure real-time consumer behavior that could vastly improve economic policymaking.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
10.07.2014
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
10.07.2014
There’s an app for that: Researchers harness a powerful new source of up-to-date information on economic activity
ANN ARBOR-Researchers at the University of Michigan, University of California Berkeley, and Arizona State University have developed a new data infrastructure for measuring economic activity.
Business/Economics - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
09.07.2014
Letrozole may help women with PCOS become pregnant
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.- A study by Esther Prins, co-director of the Goodling Institute and the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, and her colleagues Cathy Kassab and Kimeka Campbell, challenges
Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
09.07.2014
Madison-based SWAMP, Secure Decisions partner to enhance software security
Secure Decisions, a leading provider of assessment tools to enhance software security, is partnering with the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) to build a powerful and publicly accessible resource to improve the software that drives everyday life.
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
09.07.2014
Media offered sneak peek of downtown incubator, 'Rev'
Media offered sneak peek of downtown incubator, 'Rev'
Members of the media toured the unfinished downtown Ithaca incubator, Rev. Renderings of the future space, provided by Snyder Architects, were on display.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
09.07.2014
Gender Trading Gap: Male executives fare better than their female colleagues on insider trades
ANN ARBOR-You've heard of the gender pay gap, but how about the gender trading gap? New research shows that male executives make a higher return off their registered insider trades, and trade more, than their female colleagues. Their results point to a stronger informal network among male executives.
Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
09.07.2014
Probing Question: What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin was introduced in 2008 and is a digital payment network that allows users to engage in direct transactions without the oversight of a banking organization or government.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
08.07.2014
America’s cities are increasingly segregated by education, Stanford economist says
Rebecca Diamond's research found that college-educated workers are increasingly attracted to "high skill cities" where the wages are higher and the quality of living better.
Business/Economics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
07.07.2014
Turning scientists into entrepreneurs with Techno’s startup accelerator program
A fresh crop of scientists-turned-entrepreneurs – researchers launching a business concept grounded in rigorous scientific discovery – will graduate this week from the Impact Centre's summer incubator program, called Techno.
Law/Forensics - Business/Economics
03.07.2014
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
02.07.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
02.07.2014
McGillians named to Order of Canada
Eleven outstanding individuals associated with McGill, including a former Dean of Medicine, a former director of the School of Nursing and a renowned economics professor emerita, were among 86 new ap
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
02.07.2014
Eleven McGill-related named to Order of Canada
Eleven outstanding individuals associated with McGill, including a former Dean of Medicine, a former director of the School of Nursing and a renowned economics professor emerita, were among 86 new ap
Business/Economics - Pedagogy/Education Science
02.07.2014
New lab to study parenting at intersection of policy, behavioral economics, neuroscience
In an effort to identify cost-effective ways to close the “parenting gap” between rich and poor families, two professors at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy have launched a new lab to evaluate parenting approaches that help children thrive.
Event - Business/Economics
01.07.2014
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
01.07.2014
UW-Madison faculty leads new Higher Education Video Game Alliance
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is playing a key role in launching the Higher Education Video Game Alliance, a national platform to create more collaborations and sharing among video game scholars, video game industry professionals and the public.
Business/Economics
30.06.2014
Rebecca Thorpe studies military spending in new book ‘The American Warfare State’
University of Washington Posted under: Learning , Politics and Government , Research , UW and the Community Rebecca Thorpe is a University of Washington assistant professor of political scienc
Business/Economics - Sport Sciences
30.06.2014
U-M licenses transformative sensor technology
ANN ARBOR-What started as a way for a frustrated fisherman to improve fly casting could soon be used by everyone from weekend athletes to professional tennis players under a deal between the University of Michigan and the Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
26.06.2014
Changing Roles of Physicians with MBAs
Changing Roles of Physicians with MBAs
According to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, physician graduates from the MBA program in heath care managemen
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
26.06.2014
AOL Co-Founder Steve Case Visits Carnegie Mellon To Tout Pittsburgh’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Press Release: AOL Co-Founder Steve Case Visits Carnegie Mellon To Tout Pittsburgh's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University Case Awards $100,000 Angel Investm
Agronomy/Food Science - Business/Economics
25.06.2014
N.Y. Sen. Nozzolio secures $3.4M to bolster food research
N.Y. Sen. Nozzolio secures $3.4M to bolster food research
To spur local job creation and to gain an edge in agricultural research, New York state Sen.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
25.06.2014
For the next generation: Democracy ensures we don’t take it all with us
Given the chance to vote, people will leave behind a legacy of resources that ensures the survival of the next generation, a series of experiments by Yale and Harvard psychologists show. However, when people are left to their own devices, the next generation isn't so lucky. "People want to do the right thing; they just need a little help from their institutions," said David Rand, assistant professor of psychology at Yale and a co-author of the study appearing June 25 .
Business/Economics
25.06.2014
Forecasting Latin America
Symposium features leading global economist discussing the region's economic future. By.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) UM News MIAMI, Fla.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
24.06.2014
Climate Change and Economic Risks
UM President Donna E. Shalala says everyone needs to step up and address climate change and its impacts.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Business/Economics
24.06.2014
Business/Economics - Life Sciences
24.06.2014
Carnegie Mellon Takes Congress for a Ride in Self-Driving Car
News Brief: IGN Taps Carnegie Mellon Startup Neon Labs for 30 Percent Boost in Video Views-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University : Shilo Rea / 412-268-6094 / shilo [a] cmu (p) edu
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
24.06.2014
UW-Madison becomes newest Intel Parallel Computing Center
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been selected to join the Intel Parallel Computing Centers program. The program promotes public-private partnerships to modernize technical computing applications in areas important to society, from the development of personalized medical treatments to the delivery of better weather forecasts.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
24.06.2014
Wealth inequality doubles among U.S. households
ANN ARBOR-Wealth inequality among U.S. households roughly doubled between 2003 and 2013, according to a new analysis by University of Michigan researchers.
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
23.06.2014
Net energy analysis should become a standard policy tool, Stanford scientists say
Net energy analysis should become a standard policy tool, Stanford scientists say
It takes energy to make energy, whether it's renewable or a fossil fuel. Net energy analysis gauges the sustainability of energy technologies over time. Policymakers should conduct "net energy analyses" when evaluating the long-term sustainability of energy technologies, according to new Stanford research.
Business/Economics - Sport Sciences
23.06.2014
Columbia Economists Use Soccer Balls to Study the Adoption of Innovative Technology
You might think every company will use innovative technology it receives for free if that technology can increase profits by more than 10 percent.
Business/Economics - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
20.06.2014
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
20.06.2014
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
19.06.2014
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
18.06.2014
Carnegie Mellon’s Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women Hosts Networking Reception and Preview, Thursday, June 26
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women Hosts Networking Reception and Preview, Thursday, June 26-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University Executive
Business/Economics - Event
18.06.2014
Business/Economics
17.06.2014
Wall Street analysts unearth company information beyond the conference call
ANN ARBOR-After reviewing nearly a half million analyst reports up against thousands of conference call transcripts, one thing is abundantly clear: Wall Street analysts do their homework.
Business/Economics
16.06.2014
Alan Paau transitions to new Cornell role; will depart in 2015
Alan Paau, executive director of the Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise and Commercialization (CCTEC) and vice provost for technology transfer, is moving out of CCTEC and transitioning to an advisory role as vice provost for technology commercialization global initiatives Aug.
Literature/Linguistics - Business/Economics
15.06.2014
University to submit collaborative proposal for Barack Obama Presidential Library on South Side
After months of consultation with a broad set of community and university partners, the University of Chicago will submit a proposal on June 16 to the Barack Obama Foundation in support of locating the Barack Obama Presidential Library on Chicago's South Side.
Business/Economics - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
13.06.2014
Three to watch: Convocation 2014's entrepreneurs
More than 12,500 students are expected to cross the stage at Convocation Hall this June, receive their hard-won undergraduate or graduate degrees, and join the ranks of the University of Toronto's more than half a million alumni around the world.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Business/Economics
13.06.2014
Business/Economics - Education/Continuing Education
13.06.2014
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
13.06.2014
Agronomy/Food Science - Business/Economics
12.06.2014
Leading the whey: Cornell at forefront of dairy safety outreach
Leading the whey: Cornell at forefront of dairy safety outreach
Any way you slice it, brine it or age it, Cornell's Food Science Dairy Extension Program faculty and professionals are helping New York cheesemakers and dairy producers provide safe, high-quality products for consumers.
Business/Economics - Agronomy/Food Science
12.06.2014
Early childhood programs yield long-term gains for children in developing nations
A new report has found that early childhood programs, shown to give significant, long-term cognitive and economic benefits to children in the United States, also can greatly benefit children in developing nations. The new study was conducted by University of Chicago economist James Heckman, Prof. Paul Gertler of the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley, and researchers at four institutions across the globe.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
11.06.2014
Four to watch: Convocation 2014's community builders
More than 12,500 students are expected to cross the stage at Convocation Hall this June, receive their hard-won undergraduate or graduate degrees, and join the ranks of the University of Toronto's more than half a million alumni around the world.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
11.06.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
10.06.2014
Lifetime Costs for Autism Spectrum Disorder May Reach $2.4 Million Per Patient, Penn Study Finds
Costs for a lifetime of support for each individual with autism spectrum disorder may reach $2.4 million, according to a new study from researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
10.06.2014
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
10.06.2014
Stanford scholars urge continued US-Russia collaboration on nuclear security
Stanford's Siegfried Hecker argues that the United States should continue cooperating with the Russians on preventing nuclear proliferation worldwide despite Moscow's actions in Ukraine.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
10.06.2014
Skorton to alumni: Help meet most difficult challenges
Skorton to alumni: Help meet most difficult challenges
In his State of the University Address June 7, President David Skorton highlighted a few of the many reasons Cornellians remain connected to the university and called upon Reunion participants to con
Business/Economics - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
09.06.2014
Business/Economics
09.06.2014
Online marketing schemes can still lure in customers
TEL AVIV - Despite warnings and legislation, online consumers may still be susceptible to post-transaction marketing schemes, according to Penn State researchers.
Business/Economics - Arts and Design
09.06.2014
Jennifer Crewe Appointed President and Director of Columbia University Press
Columbia University Provost John H. Coatsworth has appointed Jennifer Crewe as president and director of Columbia University Press.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
06.06.2014
China caught in a currency conundrum, Stanford economist says
Stanford economist Ronald McKinnon argues that China is caught in a currency trap because of its own savings surplus, the U.S. fiscal deficit and near-zero interest rates on dollar assets.
Business/Economics - Arts and Design
05.06.2014
Business/Economics
04.06.2014
When firm behaves badly, whole industry may suffer
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. The announcement of a firm's misconduct can have a negative effect on the value of other public firms in the same industry due to decreased investor confidence, according to Penn State Smeal College of Business researchers.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
04.06.2014
Business/Economics
04.06.2014
Berkeley economist Maurice Obstfeld named to White House Council of Economic Advisers
Berkeley economist Maurice Obstfeld named to White House Council of Economic Advisers
University of California, Berkeley, economist Maurice Obstfeld, an authority on international economics, will join President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), the White House announced on Tuesday (June 3).
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
04.06.2014
Hope for coastal communities amid a changing ocean
Hope for coastal communities amid a changing ocean
Researchers outline viable local and regional options for mitigating and adapting to effects of ocean acidification.
Business/Economics - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
04.06.2014
Cornell partners with Incodema3D for START-UP NY
Partnering with an Ithaca firm looking to make waves in the 3-D printing industry, Cornell is among those leading the charge for revitalizing the New York state economy through Gov.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
03.06.2014
Carnegie Mellon’s NREC and Sikorsky Aircraft Will Pair Unmanned Ground Vehicle with Autonomous Helicopter
News Brief: Researchers Determine How Much Energy Storage Must Cost For Its Use To Be Economical in Remote Wind Farms-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University : Sherry Stokes / 412-268
Business/Economics - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
03.06.2014
One in four of world’s big cities water-stressed
As more people move to urban areas, cities around the world are experiencing increased water stress and looking for additional water supplies to support their continued grow. The first global database of urban water sources and stress, published online this week in Global Environmental Change, estimates that cities move 504 billion litres of water a distance of 27,000 kilometers every day.
Sport Sciences - Business/Economics
03.06.2014
Ahead of World Cup, Columbia Economist Leads the Way for U.S. Soccer
When the World Cup kicks off in Brazil on June 12, no soccer fan in the Columbia community will have more invested in the U.S. team's effort than Sunil Gulati.
Business/Economics
02.06.2014
Stanford conference urges more rules and policies for central banking
Stanford scholars at a Hoover Institution conference suggest that central bankers' decisions should be based on clearly understood rules and not only on discretion.
Agronomy/Food Science - Business/Economics
02.06.2014
What's your hurry? How fast food may fuel impatience
Want to be able to smell the roses? You might consider buying into a neighbourhood where there are more sit-down restaurants than fast-food outlets, suggests a new paper from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. The paper looks at how exposure to fast food can push us to be more impatient and that this can undermine our ability to smell the proverbial roses.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
02.06.2014
UCLA, Motion Picture and Television Fund complete health system integration
UCLA, Motion Picture and Television Fund complete health system integration
The transition of the Motion Picture and Television Fund outpatient health care system into the UCLA Health System has been finalized, Dr. David Feinberg, president of the UCLA Health System, and Bob Beitcher, president and CEO of MPTF announced today.
Business/Economics
30.05.2014
Search committee appointed to find next Hoover Institution director
The Hoover Institution bylaws outline the director search process, including the selection of a 10-member search committee.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
30.05.2014
Business/Economics - Education/Continuing Education
29.05.2014
Early childhood stimulation intervention yields later earnings benefits
Early childhood stimulation intervention yields later earnings benefits
In the Friday (May 30) edition of the journal Science , researchers find that early childhood development programs are particularly important for disadvantaged children in Jamaica and can greatly impact an individual's ability to earn more money as an adult.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
29.05.2014
University of Pennsylvania Establishes Penn Center for Innovation
University of Pennsylvania Establishes Penn Center for Innovation
President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation , a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.
Business/Economics
29.05.2014
Michigan’s University Research Corridor plays major role in protecting and advancing Michigan’s ’Blue Economy’
Kathy Barks Hoffman, Lambert, Edwards & Associates, (o) 517-827-1120, (m) 517-256-9166, khoffman [a] lambert-edwards (p) com or Laura Lessnau, (734) 647-1851, llessnau [a] umich (p) edu Report
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
28.05.2014
Slowing The Insect Invasion
Risk Analysis Finds Savings For Homeowners And Local Governments Of Excluding Invasive Pests Like The Emerald Ash Borer Outweigh Added Cost To Imported Goods The emerald ash borer (Agrilus plantip
Business/Economics - Education/Continuing Education
28.05.2014
Program will train next generation of meat industry leaders
UAlberta-based network of four universities will create Canada's first graduate program in meat science.
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
27.05.2014
Cornell Tech grads solve problems large and small
Cornell Tech grads solve problems large and small
Have you ever had a wonderfully delicious meal, perfect atmosphere and magnificent server, only to wait what seems like an endless amount of time to get your check?
Business/Economics
27.05.2014
Seven new faculty members to join economics department
An ambitious fundraising campaign has made it possible to expand the universitywide Department of Economics by hiring seven new faculty members for the new academic year.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
27.05.2014
Yale experts to discuss future of healthcare in the city and beyond
Yale experts to discuss future of healthcare in the city and beyond
The Yale community is invited to join graduates of the School of Medicine as they explore the future of healthcare in the city, the state, and beyond in two sessions being offered on Saturday, May 31, as part of the school's Alumni Reunion Weekend.
Business/Economics
21.05.2014
U.S. defense industry must adjust strategy for coming decade
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Looming changes to the U.S. defense landscape may call for adjustments in product development, operations and global strategy, according to Terrence Guay, clinical professor of international business at the Penn State Smeal College of Business.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
21.05.2014
Business/Economics - Physics/Materials Science
20.05.2014
Undergrad-built aircraft to defend world title June 18
Undergrad-built aircraft to defend world title June 18
Forget about the remote-controlled airplanes of your childhood - Cornell students are taking the concept of unmanned aircraft to a whole new level.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
19.05.2014
University of Minnesota names Brian Buhr as dean and director
University of Minnesota Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Karen Hanson today announced the appointment of Brian Buhr as dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) and director of the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station.
Business/Economics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
19.05.2014
Literature/Linguistics - Business/Economics
19.05.2014
Barack Obama Presidential Library on Chicago’s South Side would be ’economic boon,’ study finds
A study by Anderson Economic Group, a respected economics research firm commissioned by the University of Chicago to analyze the economic impact of a Barack Obama Presidential Library on Chicago's So
Business/Economics
16.05.2014
Positive business works at the base of the pyramid
ANN ARBOR-For the world's poor in developing countries, income isn't the only factor that affects buying decisions, a University of Michigan professor says.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
16.05.2014
"Green" Gowns in a Sea of Columbia Blue
When students assemble this year for Commencement , their gowns will look blue but half of them will be green, thanks to material made from recycled plastic bottles.
Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
15.05.2014
Investing in leadership
Tuan Ho '09 and Nick Krasney '09 have come a long way. Five years ago, they were plastering the walls of a Dunster House dorm room with aluminum foil, trying to pick up a stronger television signal.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
14.05.2014
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
14.05.2014
Dangerous, underpaid work for the undocumented
Risky business From the Cornell-Penn State study, a couple things to consider before answering that help wanted ad: "Occupations with the highest levels of exposure to toxic materials include min
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
14.05.2014
Utility companies can increase California’s energy savings by boosting workforce training, report says
California's investor-owned utilities, the companies that supply about 75 percent of state residents with gas and electricity, need to strengthen certification requirements for contractors and their w
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
13.05.2014
Business/Economics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
13.05.2014
Carnegie Mellon’s Integrated Innovation Institute First To Cross-Train in Engineering, Design and Business
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Integrated Innovation Institute First To Cross-Train in Engineering, Design and Business-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University Three Master's Degrees
Business/Economics - Media Sciences/Political Sciences
13.05.2014
Internationally recognized scholar Daniel Diermeier named dean of Chicago Harris
Daniel Diermeier, an internationally recognized scholar in political institutions, formal political theory, and the interaction of business and politics, as well as an expert in crisis and reputation management, has been appointed the next dean of the Harris School of Public Policy Studies.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
12.05.2014
Social sciences project to study creativity, entrepreneurship
Social sciences project to study creativity, entrepreneurship
Faculty members from across disciplines recently kicked off Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the latest theme project of the Institute for the Social Sciences.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
12.05.2014
Hospitals recover from recession, some financial issues remain
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. The recent economic recession affected hospitals across the nation, regardless of financial status, but following the rebound, financially weak and safety-net hospitals continue to struggle, according to health researchers. "Poor financial outcomes [for hospitals] could lead to poor care," said Naleef Fareed, assistant professor of health policy and administration, Penn State.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
09.05.2014
Business/Economics
09.05.2014
Carnegie Mellon’s David S. Kaufer Selected as Rhetoric Society of America Fellow
Press Release: NSF Grant Supports Carnegie Mellon I-Corps Site To Train Faculty, Students To Become Entrepreneurs-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University Goal Is To Develop Program That
Business/Economics
09.05.2014
Business/Economics
08.05.2014
Jacobs Institute a 'sandbox' for innovation
Jacobs Institute a 'sandbox' for innovation
NEW YORK - High-tech innovation is anything but clean - it's more like a sandbox, where it's OK to think big, get dirty and ruffle a few feathers.
Architecture - Business/Economics
08.05.2014
The revolution will be printed in 3-D
UCLA faculty and students are using the new technology to create everything from bone splints to stunning fashion Dan Gordon/UCLA Magazine UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Three graduate
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
08.05.2014
Financial insecurities hinder women from adhering to diabetes regimen
ANN ARBOR-Changes imposed by a diabetes regimen are considered unmanageable by financially insecure women, a new University of Michigan study indicates.
Business/Economics
08.05.2014
Helping others face their worst fears: filing taxes
Many people hate filing taxes so much they put it off to the last moment -– or hire someone else to handle much of the work.
Business/Economics
08.05.2014
Prepping for a higher credit rating could hurt profits
ANN ARBOR-Do companies distort their investments to influence their credit rating? A University of Michigan researcher says yes.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
08.05.2014
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
07.05.2014
Sanctions against Russia may inflict pain, Stanford scholars say
Sanctions against Russia may inflict pain, Stanford scholars say
Stanford political scientists say new economic sanctions imposed against Russia are unlikely to cause it to scale back its Ukrainian military intervention.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Business/Economics
07.05.2014
Carnegie Mellon Creates Interactive Map Showing Income Inequality Using Data Analyzed in Piketty’s "Capital in the 21st Century"
Media Advisory: LaunchCMU To Feature Startups, New Technology and Research Innovations from Carnegie Mellon's Entrepreneurship and Technology Community-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon Universi
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
07.05.2014
Annual poverty report shows economy improving, but support programs still needed
The good news is that jobs, earnings and wages are beginning to rise again in Wisconsin as the economy slowly climbs back from the recession, according to an annual in-depth study of poverty in Wisco
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
06.05.2014
Stanford to divest from coal companies
Stanford to divest from coal companies
Acting on a recommendation of Stanford's Advisory Panel on Investment Responsibility and Licensing, the Board of Trustees announced that Stanford will not make direct investments in coal mining companies.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
06.05.2014
Threats seen to 3 billion birds in vast Canadian forest
Threats seen to 3 billion birds in vast Canadian forest
A new report calls for saving half of the 1.5 billion acres of North America's boreal forest - one of the world's last great intact forests - to protect the habitat for more than 300 migratory bird species.
Business/Economics
05.05.2014
At Stanford, José Manuel Barroso touts stronger Europe
At Stanford, José Manuel Barroso touts stronger Europe
José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, says the 28-nation-member European Union has enacted fiscal reforms that make it stronger and more united since the continent teetered on the economic brink in 2008.
Education/Continuing Education - Business/Economics
05.05.2014
Exploring provocative ideas for undergraduate education at Stanford
Exploring provocative ideas for undergraduate education at Stanford
Over two evenings last week, several hundred members of the campus community got a glimpse of some of the unconventional ideas coming out of Stanford's d.school for potentially reimagining the undergraduate experience of the future.
Business/Economics
05.05.2014
Racial bias "entrenched" in Canadian advertising
The first systematic study of Canadian television commercials, conducted by sociologists Shyon Baumann and Loretta Ho from the University of Toronto Mississauga, shows that despite the country's multicultural make-up, visible minorities are underrepresented and misrepresented in TV advertising.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
01.05.2014
Oakland economy leaving recession in its dust
ANN ARBOR-Now entering its fifth year of recovery, Oakland County is leaving the 2008-09 recession firmly behind in its rearview mirror.
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
01.05.2014
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
29.04.2014
Donald J. Bogue, one of the nation’s leading demographers, 1918-2014
Donald Bogue, one of the nation's leading demographers, who held appointments in the Department of Sociology and the independent research institution NORC at the University of Chicago, died April 21 in Dyer, Ind., at the home of his daughter, Gretchen Maguire.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
28.04.2014
Mobile users may not buy into instant gratification cues
"Even though we turn to our mobile devices for instantly gratifying our need for information, we may not be persuaded by advertising appeals for instant gratification," said Sundar.
Education/Continuing Education - Business/Economics
28.04.2014
Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy For Women Opens Enrollment for 2014-2015 Cohort
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy For Women Opens Enrollment for 2014-2015 Cohort -Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University Best-Selling Author Leads Exec
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
28.04.2014
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
28.04.2014
Donald J. Bogue
Donald Bogue, one of the nation's leading demographers, who held appointments in the Department of Sociology and the independent research institution NORC at the University of Chicago, died April 21 in Dyer, Ind., at the home of his daughter, Gretchen Maguire.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
25.04.2014
Consumer confidence improves in April
Consumer confidence improves in April
Diane Swanbrow, (734) 647-9069, swanbrow [a] umich (p) edu or Surveys of Consumers, (734) 763-5224 or Thomson Reuters PR Hotline: (646) 223-7222, ext.1 ANN ARBOR-Consumer confidence has r
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
24.04.2014
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
23.04.2014
Planning professor-turned-entrepreneur to help SF tackle urban problems with Big Data
Planning professor-turned-entrepreneur to help SF tackle urban problems with Big Data
Paul Waddell, a city planning professor at the University of California, Berkeley, with a penchant for conducting research with what he calls his "big urban data," is putting his work to a real-world test in San Francisco.
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
21.04.2014
Kenya's drought insurance helps Islamic herders
Kenya's drought insurance helps Islamic herders
After a dry season that decimated livestock, Kenyan herders recently received some welcome relief familiar to American farmers but far less common in Africa - insurance compensation for their losses.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
18.04.2014
Business/Economics - Education/Continuing Education
18.04.2014
Education/Continuing Education - Business/Economics
17.04.2014
Business/Economics - Agronomy/Food Science
16.04.2014
Chocolate milk ban riles schoolchildren
To health-minded PTA parents, it must have seemed a good idea at the time: Reduce sugar and milk fat in kids' diets by banning chocolate milk from elementary schools and substituting skim.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
16.04.2014
Atkinson Center launches postdoc fellowships
To help solve the world's significant environmental problems, Cornell's David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future announces new Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
16.04.2014
Four Truman scholars make history
Douglas Paal, a veteran policy expert on Asia, and Evan Osnos, an award-winning international journalist, will speak this spring at the University of Chicago as part of the Paulson Institute’s Contemporary China Series.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.04.2014
Multiple births don’t have to be an inevitable result of fertility treatments
While fertility treatments have helped many people become parents, they commonly result in multiple births, increasing the risk of prematurity, and leading to lifelong complications.
Business/Economics - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
15.04.2014
UW graduate's lens turns any smartphone into a portable microscope
UW graduate’s lens turns any smartphone into a portable microscope
University of Washington Imagine yourself examining species of coral in Fiji. Looking at fungi and parasites in grass seeds.
Life Sciences - Business/Economics
15.04.2014
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
14.04.2014
Cultivating happiness often misunderstood, says Stanford researcher
Stanford research explores the concept of maximizing happiness, and finds that pursuing concrete "giving" goals rather than abstract ones leads to greater satisfaction. The paradox of happiness is that chasing it may actually make us less happy, a Stanford researcher says. So how does one find happiness? Effective ways exist, according to new research.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
11.04.2014
Starting Up, Staying in School
On a recent Wednesday evening, four floors above Mt. Auburn Street in what is known as the "i-space," a group of five Harvard students had claimed one small, stuffy office room to discuss the impending launch of their startup.
Business/Economics
09.04.2014
Bulgarian ambassador assesses Ukraine, Russia
Bulgarian ambassador assesses Ukraine, Russia
As leaders around the world work to address the situation in Ukraine, they are faced with a difficult question: How do they reshape international relations in the face of a crisis that everyone was unprepared for?
Business/Economics - Law/Forensics
08.04.2014
Unequal treatment of Twin Cities communities of color in mortgage lending continues
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (04/09/2014) —A 2009 study by Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity (IMO, formerly the Institute on Race and Poverty) at the University of Minnesota Law School show
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
08.04.2014
Earth Sciences - Business/Economics
07.04.2014
Feature: Harvesting water from fog
  Princeton graduates Michael Thomas, Andrea Bühler and Jeremy Blair (above) stand amidst the clouds from the mountains of St. Vincent that are harvested and distilled into pure, premium drinking water.
Life Sciences - Business/Economics
04.04.2014
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
04.04.2014
Pedagogy/Education Science - Business/Economics
04.04.2014
Event - Business/Economics
03.04.2014
Chemistry - Business/Economics
03.04.2014
Poplars designed for deconstruction: A major boon to biofuels
Poplar trees, a fast-growing crop widely planted throughout the United States and Canada, are particularly valuable to the bioenergy, bio-products, and fiber industries. What began 20 years ago as an innovation to improve paper industry processes and dairy forage digestibility may now open the door to a much more energyand cost-efficient way to convert biomass into fuel.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
02.04.2014
Business/Economics - Life Sciences
02.04.2014
Event - Business/Economics
01.04.2014
Business/Economics - Life Sciences
01.04.2014
Smeal research lab facilitates faculty research in decision-making
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Insurance research focuses heavily on risk, particularly on the choices people make and why. So when Lisa Posey, associate professor of business administration at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, wanted to investigate risk and its relationship to certain genetic markers in the brain, she came to the college's Laboratory for Economics, Management and Auctions (LEMA).
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Business/Economics
31.03.2014
U-M, UVa joint startup attracts financing to bring batteryless sensors to market
ANN ARBOR-PsiKick, an ultra-low-power wireless sensor company co-founded by a University of Michigan professor, has completed Series A, or first-round, funding.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
31.03.2014