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Business/Economics - Agronomy/Food Science
16:00
Diverse ideas served up at first food systems summit
Diverse ideas served up at first food systems summit
Food industry professionals, retailers and suppliers gathered to learn a cornucopia of ideas and concepts at the first Cornell Food Systems Global Summit on Dec.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
14:02
Industrial clusters fuel economies
Experts have long theorized that having a cluster of firms within a given industry helps a region's economy grow. Now a study co-authored by an MIT professor shows empirically that clusters of almost all kinds help drive overall economic growth in multiple ways, from job creation and development of intellectual property to the formation of new industries.
Business/Economics
13:02
Seven steps to selling your idea to the boss
ANN ARBOR-Middle managers often know best when certain practices or products are ripe for change in an organization, but can struggle selling their ideas up the chain of command.
Business/Economics
11:02
Economic output less dependent on road transportation
ANN ARBOR-For the past 10 years, motorization in the U.S. has been on the decline, due mainly to more telecommuting, greater use of public transit, increased urbanization of the population and changes in the ages of drivers.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.12.2014
Weisers’ $50 million gift impacts six University of Michigan units
ANN ARBOR-Ambassador Ronald N. Weiser (BBA '66) and Eileen L. Weiser (MMus '75) have made a $50 million gift to the University of Michigan.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.12.2014
Veteran employment falls as disability enrollment climbs, Stanford study shows
Veteran employment falls as disability enrollment climbs, Stanford study shows
Research by Stanford economist Mark Duggan shows that the significant rise in disability coverage for veterans may be hurting them in making employment gains. He suggests possible reforms, such as time limits for applying, more frequent medical reviews and building job skills among veterans. U.S. military veterans are more likely to file for disability compensation and less likely to find employment than ever before, according to a Stanford economist.
Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
17.12.2014
Big data may be fashion industry's next must-have accessory
Layout of the network is created by using ForceAtlas algorithm, where the edge weights influence how the nodes spread out. Sizes of nodes are proportional to the level of influence. The dispersed nodes around the network are designers without any influence links going in nor going out. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.
Business/Economics
17.12.2014
Life in better light
Over the years, EGG Energy, co-founded by MIT and Harvard University engineering and business students, has garnered public praise as the "Netflix of electricity" for rural Tanzania.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
15.12.2014
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
15.12.2014
Local Market Conditions and Policies Strongly Influence Solar PV Pricing
Berkeley, CA - Differences in local market conditions and policies, and other factors, particularly the size of the system, can lead to wide disparities in what consumers across the United States pay to install solar energy systems on their homes or small businesses, according to a recent study published by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
12.12.2014
Willard Manning, a leading researcher in health economics, 1946-2014
Willard G. Manning Jr., a leading researcher in health economics, died at British Home Rehabilitation in Brookfield, Ill.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
12.12.2014
Tech wearables holiday gift roundup: U of’T startups take on smart watches, biometrics and more
The holidays are upon us and as savvy shoppers search for gift ideas with a personal touch, wearable gadgets from U of T-developed companies are pret-a-porter for the fashionable tech lover on your list.
Business/Economics
12.12.2014
Forecast 2015: U-M’s Puneet Manchanda on the digital consumer
Puneet Manchanda, professor of marketing professor at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, shares his insights on how consumers and marketers will interact in the digital space.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
11.12.2014
Jessica Bibliowicz to lead WCMC board, as Sandy Weill retires
Jessica Bibliowicz to lead WCMC board, as Sandy Weill retires
After 20 years of leadership that transformed Weill Cornell Medical College into a global health care enterprise, Sanford I. Weill '55 will retire as chair of the Weill Cornell Board of Overseers Jan.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
11.12.2014
Milk marketing: Risks and rewards for agri-entrepreneurs
Dairy farmers are making calculated risks with their fortunes and futures to become entrepreneurs - and to mitigate market risks for those with the moxie to join them.
Business/Economics - Life Sciences
11.12.2014
Crafting the Perfect Brew
UC San Diego alumni help lead San Diego's growing microbrew industry George Thornton made his first batch of beer at his sister's apartment, using the spare bedroom to store the fermenting ale.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
11.12.2014
Cornell Rewind: The influence of Eleanor Roosevelt
"Cornell Rewind" is a series of columns in the Cornell Chronicle to celebrate the university's sesquicentennial through December 2015.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
11.12.2014
Stanford University reports FY 2014 financial results
Stanford University reported its financial results for fiscal year 2014 (FY2014), which ended Aug. 31, 2014.
Event - Business/Economics
10.12.2014
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
10.12.2014
U-Michigan to explore strategies for dealing with water-level changes in the Great Lakes
U-Michigan to explore strategies for dealing with water-level changes in the Great Lakes
John Callewaert, 734-615-3752, jcallew [a] umich (p) edu or Lisa Pappas, 734-615-3325, lapappas [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-Extreme water-level fluctuations in the Great Lakes, including his
Business/Economics
10.12.2014
Forecast 2015: U-M's Scott DeRue on resolutions every leader should make
Forecast 2015: U-M’s Scott DeRue on resolutions every leader should make
Scott DeRue, professor of management and organizations and associate dean for executive education at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, shares his insights on key changes we can make in the new year to lead with values and authenticity.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
09.12.2014
Minding the Baby home visiting intervention receives federal designation
Topics Arts & Humanities Business, Law, Society Campus & Community Science & Health World & Environment Minding the Baby (MTB), a community-based home visiting interventio
Business/Economics
09.12.2014
Forecast 2015: U-M's Wally Hopp on income disparity
Forecast 2015: U-M’s Wally Hopp on income disparity
Wally Hopp, professor of technology and operations and senior associate dean for faculty and research at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, shares his thoughts on where income disparity will take us in 2015.
Business/Economics - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
09.12.2014
U.S. CTO Megan Smith will be 2015 Commencement speaker
Megan Smith '86, SM '88, the chief technology officer (CTO) of the United States and an assistant to President Barack Obama, will deliver the address at MIT's 149th Commencement exercises on Friday, June 5, in Killian Court.
Business/Economics - Event
08.12.2014
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
08.12.2014
Business/Economics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
05.12.2014
Small engine packs a punch
Noise, excessive vibration, and relative inefficiency are drawbacks of the piston-based internal combustion engines (ICE) that power today's lawn and garden equipment, such as leaf blowers and lawn trimmers.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
04.12.2014
Stemming the outflow of upstate New York's young people
Stemming the outflow of upstate New York's young people
Young people regularly leave upstate New York, and they are not being replaced by incoming young professionals.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
04.12.2014
Upstate New York plagued by outflow of young people
Young people regularly leave upstate New York, and they are not being replaced by incoming young professionals.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
04.12.2014
'Healthier Life' master's degree blends tech, health care
'Healthier Life' master's degree blends tech, health care
NEW YORK - The creation of a degree program designed to connect health care professionals and technologists was announced Dec.
Business/Economics
04.12.2014
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
03.12.2014
Business/Economics
03.12.2014
Report details steps needed to accelerate innovation at MIT
Innovation in the service of society has been at the core of MIT's mission since the Institute's founding more than 150 years ago.
Agronomy/Food Science - Business/Economics
03.12.2014
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
03.12.2014
Business/Economics
02.12.2014
International economist releases two new books
For economist Assaf Razin, November has proven a defining moment in his career, with the release of two new books representing more than a decade of work.
Law/Forensics - Business/Economics
02.12.2014
California offers budgetary lessons for U.S., Stanford professor says
California offers budgetary lessons for U.S., Stanford professor says
Stanford law Professor Joseph Bankman argues that California's budgetary actions offer a blueprint for resolving the federal budget stalemate.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
01.12.2014
The "metrics" system
If you would like to produce good quantitative social-science research, try remembering these two words: "ceteris paribus." That's Latin for "other things being equal." And it's a key principle wh
Business/Economics
26.11.2014
Research, innovation allows Corning to thrive, says CEO
Research, innovation allows Corning to thrive, says CEO
Corning's commitment to innovation and its ability to reinvent itself have allowed the company to thrive for 163 years in an environment in which it is increasingly difficult for businesses to remain relevant long term, said Wendell P. Weeks, chairman and CEO of Corning Inc.
Business/Economics
25.11.2014
Too early to judge Japan’s economic strategy, Stanford economist says
Though some signs point to Japan falling into recession, Stanford economist Takeo Hoshi disagrees and says it is premature to judge the effectiveness of Japan's new approach to its economy.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
24.11.2014
Iceland president: Green energy forges good business
Iceland president: Green energy forges good business
Grímsson enjoys a visit to Cornell's Icelandic horse herd, a unique herd of full-sibling horses used by the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine to study their immune systems.
Business/Economics
21.11.2014
Q&A on Ukraine: Troop movements, sanctions and Russia’s plans
As the conflict grinds on in Ukraine, there are more questions about Russia's intentions, the effectiveness of sanctions and what the West can do to end the fighting.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
21.11.2014
Model evaluates where bioenergy crops grow best
Model evaluates where bioenergy crops grow best
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Farmers interested in bioenergy crops now have a resource to help them determine which kind of bioenergy crop would grow best in their regions and what kind of harvest to expect. Researchers at the University of Illinois have published a study identifying yield zones for three major bioenergy crops.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
21.11.2014
Michigan’s economy: Onward and upward
ANN ARBOR-After five years of steady job growth, the Michigan economy will continue to move forward at a solid clip over the next two years, say University of Michigan economists.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
21.11.2014
Michigan’s economy: Steady as she goes
ANN ARBOR-After five years of steady job growth, the Michigan economy will continue to move forward at a solid clip over the next two years, say University of Michigan economists.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
20.11.2014
President Skorton imparts 'things I've learned in Ithaca'
President Skorton imparts 'things I've learned in Ithaca'
Eight-plus years in the greater Ithaca community taught an educator some grand lessons, a grateful Cornell President David J. Skorton told a breakfast gathering of local service clubs Nov.
Business/Economics
20.11.2014
The US economy: Ready for takeoff
ANN ARBOR-The U.S. economy will grow by more than 3 percent next year-its highest rate in 10 years, say economists at the University of Michigan.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Business/Economics
19.11.2014
Secure, free encryption of all websites is goal of new project
ANN ARBOR-In an effort to reinvent and dramatically improve Internet security, researchers at the University of Michigan have joined with Mozilla and other industry and nonprofit partners to soon offer free, automated and open website HTTPS encryption.
Business/Economics - Agronomy/Food Science
19.11.2014
Beverage companies still target kids with marketing for unhealthy, sugary drinks
Beverage companies spent $866 million to advertise unhealthy drinks in 2013, and children and teens remained key target audiences for that advertising, according to a new report released today by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
19.11.2014
Sport Sciences - Business/Economics
18.11.2014
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
18.11.2014
Inventing China’s future
In 2011, China's legislature endorsed a national five-year plan that emphasized, among other things, the need for a boost in innovation and entrepreneurship across the country.
Business/Economics - Media Sciences/Political Sciences
18.11.2014
Violent television may make children more susceptible to advertising messages
A study by a University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism researcher has found that children who watch television shows with action or violence are more susceptible to messages in the advertisements shown during the programs. Eunji Cho, a graduate student in UW-Madison's School of Journalism and Mass Communication , says the excitement of a violent show causes children to be focused and attentive, an effect that carries over to commercial breaks.
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
18.11.2014
$45 million in grants fund new cybersecurity centers at UC Berkeley, MIT and Stanford
The University of California, Berkeley, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Stanford University today (Tuesday, Nov.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
17.11.2014
Business/Economics
14.11.2014
McGill joins movement to create momentum for Montreal
McGill and Montreal have a shared history that goes back to 1821. And so, as the Montreal community mobilizes around "Je vois MTL" to kick off a new era for the metropolitan area, McGill is eager to answer the call.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
14.11.2014
"Moneyball for business"
Michael Lewis' 2003 book "Moneyball" - and the 2011 film adaptation - detailed how the Oakland Athletics used analytics, primarily derived from players' on-base percentages, to assemble a competitive team despite financial constraints.
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
13.11.2014
Arts and Design - Business/Economics
13.11.2014
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
13.11.2014
Q&A: Christopher Knittel on the EPA’s greenhouse gas plan
With cap-and-trade legislation on greenhouse-gas emissions having stalled in Congress in 2010, the Obama administration has taken a different approach to climate policy: It has used the mandate of t
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
13.11.2014
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
13.11.2014
3 Questions: Thomas Malone on the Climate CoLab’s progress
Last week, the Climate CoLab - an international effort, based at MIT's Center for Collective Intelligence, that aims to harness the collective intelligence of people around the world to address climate change - hosted its annual conference.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
13.11.2014
MNsure 2.0: Consumer satisfaction, private insurance enrollment, and financial balance in 2015
What: A discussion among key health care experts to address challenges and opportunities for MNsure's 2015 open enrollment period, which begins November 15.
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
13.11.2014
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer AB ’77 to support computer science expansion at Harvard
As the field of computer science (CS) continues to undergo rapid advancement and increasingly undergirds discovery in a range of fields, Harvard University announced a significant expansion in CS faculty enabled by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer AB '77.
Event - Business/Economics
12.11.2014
Business/Economics - Media Sciences/Political Sciences
12.11.2014
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
10.11.2014
Alienated voters have turned U.S. into a plutocracy
Alienated voters have turned U.S. into a plutocracy
Americans are intensely committed to the idea of personal freedom but decouple it from the democracy designed to protect that freedom, Harvard professor Orlando Patterson said at the Cornell Conference on the Histories of Capitalism on campus Nov.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
10.11.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
10.11.2014
Mortality rates lower for patients cared for by nurses with bachelor’s degrees
ANN ARBOR-Patients in an eastern academic medical center who received most of their nursing care from nurses with bachelor of science degrees had better care, fewer readmissions and shorter stays, according to a University of Michigan study. The study only looked at patients in one hospital, said Olga Yakusheva, lead author and U-M associate professor of nursing.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
10.11.2014
Asthma patients to docs: Can we talk about cost?
ANN ARBOR-Asthma patients concerned about their ability to pay for medical care would like to talk about cost-related concerns with their physicians but often don't get that opportunity, say researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Business/Economics
10.11.2014
Cornell is first among adoption-friendly education institutions
For the eighth year, Cornell University has been recognized by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, moving into first place among educational institutions on the organization's 2014 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list, based on its employee adoption benefits.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
10.11.2014
Social networking
Every day we make simple decisions - what to eat, what to wear - that may be influenced by the views of people around us. But are they? You might have certain tastes because of the influence of your friends - or they might be your friends because you share similar tastes.  The same issue exists for larger matters, such as medical decisions, voting, and where we live.
Business/Economics
10.11.2014
Entrepreneurship Summit draws more than 500 to NYC
Entrepreneurship Summit draws more than 500 to NYC
Entrepreneurs from throughout the country joined with Cornell alumni, students, faculty and staff Nov.
Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
07.11.2014
Outsmarting the airlines on price could get harder
ANN ARBOR-Technology and competition have made it easier for consumers to capture deals on airline tickets with the right strategy.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
07.11.2014
3 Questions: Lita Nelsen and the Technology Licensing Office
Lita Nelsen has been part of MIT's Technology Licensing Office (TLO) since 1986, and has been its director since 1992, helping to shape the Institute's highly successful culture of technology spinoffs.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Business/Economics
06.11.2014
Wind energy reaches greater heights
Wind turbines across the globe are being made taller to capture more energy from the stronger winds that blow at greater heights.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
03.11.2014
Adapting is key to survive climate change, says Revkin
Adapting is key to survive climate change, says Revkin
Despite being an environmental advocate and journalist for more than 30 years, former New York Times reporter Andrew Revkin has yet to find a way to eliminate his carbon footprint.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
03.11.2014
The banking industry needs more effective regulatory reform, says Stanford expert
Stanford finance Professor Anat Admati says requiring financial institutions to use significantly more equity funding can yield big benefits to society.
Business/Economics
31.10.2014
Sport Sciences - Business/Economics
31.10.2014
Business/Economics
31.10.2014
U-Michigan President Mark Schlissel appoints interim athletic director
ANN ARBOR-University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel today announced he was appointing James Hackett, the recently retired chief executive officer of Michigan-based Steelcase Inc., as interim athletic director for the university.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
31.10.2014
Consumer sentiment in October highest in seven years
Consumer sentiment in October highest in seven years
Contact 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 posted its third consecutive monthly gain in October, rising to its highest level since July 2007, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
Business/Economics
31.10.2014
Nobel laureate promotes economic model to avoid crisis
Nobel laureate promotes economic model to avoid crisis
Although financial markets around the world have recovered since the 2008 collapse, additional steps are needed to prevent future crises.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
30.10.2014
Q&A with U-M Ford School dean: Economy and midterm election campaigns
ANN ARBOR-In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate, economic issues such as tax and immigration reform are largely absent.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
30.10.2014
Business/Economics - Life Sciences
30.10.2014
Fiber science research helps small businesses
Fiber science research helps small businesses
For the past few years, Rochester, New York-based SensGard has been expanding its market share for lightweight hearing protection.
Agronomy/Food Science - Business/Economics
30.10.2014
Agronomy/Food Science - Business/Economics
29.10.2014
Confidence propelled NYC restaurateur's career
Confidence propelled NYC restaurateur's career
Jeff Zalaznick's working day begins around 9 a.m. and usually doesn't end until the wee hours of the next morning, but with a job he loves so much, he doesn't seem to mind.
Business/Economics
29.10.2014
Green technology saves energy and boosts profits, productivity in factories
Green technology saves energy and boosts profits, productivity in factories
Contact Mandira Banerjee (734) 764-4251, mandirab [a] umich (p) edu or Terry Kosdrosky, (734) 936-2502, terrykos [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-Switching to LED lights in factories not only saves energy, it boosts productivity and increases profits, a new study shows. LEDs-or light-emitting diodes-create less heat than traditional lights, so they help keep factory floors cooler.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
29.10.2014
Will the new industrial city work?
The renewal of manufacturing is not an abstract economic issue: It is very much an urban issue. American manufacturing, for instance, rose in cities, and those cities grew around industries from automakers to steelmakers to textiles.
Agronomy/Food Science - Business/Economics
28.10.2014
Documentary spurs discussion on the future of farming
When buying produce at the grocery store, most of us have only a fuzzy idea of where the items lining the shelves came from.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
28.10.2014
Reif briefs Obama in White House forum on the innovation economy
Delivering recommendations from a presidential committee he co-chaired, MIT President L. Rafael Reif addressed a forum on the future of manufacturing in the U.S. hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
28.10.2014
New Swedberg book urges creative theorizing
A new book, "The Art of Social Theory," written by Richard Swedberg, professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers practical tips and exercises to encourage creative theorizing that could lead to better and bolder theories. Swedberg recommends adding a new phase at the beginning of a project before the research design is drawn - what he calls the pre-study, a time when early theorizing occurs by observing a topic intensely and discovering something interesting or surprising to develop and explain.
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
28.10.2014
Shifting up to higher octane
If the majority of light-duty vehicles in the United States ran on higher-octane gasoline, the automotive industry as a whole would reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 35 million tons per year, saving up to $6 billion in fuel costs, according to a new analysis by MIT researchers. In a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology , the team considered a scenario in which fuel is manufactured under a redefined octane rating - the measure of a gasoline's ability to resist engine knocking during combustion.
Business/Economics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
28.10.2014
Beating battery drain
Stream video on your smartphone, or use its GPS for an hour or two, and you'll probably see the battery drain significantly.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
27.10.2014
A conversation about climate
The 2014 Roundtable at Stanford, 'The Climate Conversation You Haven't Heard,' took place at Maples Pavilion on Friday.
Business/Economics
27.10.2014
Stanford economist finds meaning in North Korea's night lights
Stanford economist finds meaning in North Korea’s night lights
Stanford economist Yong Suk Lee found that North Korea's dictatorship counters the effects of international economic sanctions by reallocating resources to urban centers and away from poor, rural areas. The research involved the use of satellite lights data to determine economic activity. The North Korean regime has adjusted to international sanctions by shifting that economic pain away from cities to the countryside, new Stanford research using satellite night lights data shows.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
27.10.2014
U of’T Cities podcast final episode: future cities
It's been a long road to election day in Toronto. But – regardless of which candidates come out on top – all the ideas brought to life through debates, platforms, opinion pieces and public discussion will result in a new city and set its citizens on a new path.
Business/Economics - Event
27.10.2014
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
26.10.2014
Stanford Roundtable panelists discuss how to improve public understanding of climate change
The 2014 Roundtable at Stanford, 'The Climate Conversation You Haven't Heard,' took place at Maples Pavilion on Friday.
Business/Economics - Pedagogy/Education Science
24.10.2014
Becker Friedman Institute announces two new research fellows
The Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics has appointed two new research fellows as part of the institute's commitment to bringing the world's most promising economists to Chicago to pursue original research.
Business/Economics - Arts and Design
23.10.2014
Things to Do, Oct. 24-31
Things to Do, Oct. 24-31
Animation, horror and music Cornell Cinema presents a live performance with animator, performer and installation artist Jodie Mack, Oct.
Law/Forensics - Business/Economics
23.10.2014
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
23.10.2014
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.10.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
21.10.2014
Hospital mergers and acquisitions leading to increased patient costs
The trend of hospitals consolidating medical groups and physician practices in an effort to improve the coordination of patient care is backfiring and increasing the cost of patient care, according to a new study led by a UC Berkeley health policy expert.
Business/Economics - Media Sciences/Political Sciences
21.10.2014
AAU Elects University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann As New Chair
AAU Elects University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann As New Chair
The Association of American Universities today elected University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann as chair of its board of directors.
Business/Economics
21.10.2014
Cornell's endowment gains, and pays out more
Thanks to careful management and generally favorable market conditions, Cornell's long-term investments (LTI), which include the university's portfolio of endowments, significantly increased in value in fiscal year 2014.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
20.10.2014
Arts and Design - Business/Economics
17.10.2014
Skorton seeks to advance Cornell's capacity to lead, excel
In his final State of the University Address to the annual meeting of the Cornell Board of Trustees and University Council, President David Skorton outlined some high points of Cornell's continuing excellence and its challenges going forward.
Business/Economics - Life Sciences
17.10.2014
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
17.10.2014
Stanford historian unearths greed-drenched origins of Mexico’s groundwater crisis
Through a historical analysis of agrarian reform and hydraulic technology, Stanford professor Mikael Wolfe discovers how politically well-connected business interests helped put Mexico's groundwater supply on a path toward unsustainability.
Business/Economics
17.10.2014
Cornell University severs business ties with JanSport
On Oct. 16, Cornell President David J. Skorton sent a letter to Eric Wiseman, CEO of VF Corp., severing the university's business relationship with JanSport, the collegiate apparel manufacturer licensed by Cornell and owned by VF Corp.
Business/Economics
16.10.2014
Nobel economics laureate to speak Oct. 24
Nobel economics laureate Robert F. Engle, M.S. '66, Ph.D. '69, will give a sesquicentennial lecture, "The Prospects for Global Financial Stability," Oct.
Business/Economics - Agronomy/Food Science
16.10.2014
State dairy leaders gather for second Yogurt Summit
State dairy leaders gather for second Yogurt Summit
With the state's dairy industry tearing through an economic boom, Cornell hosted the second New York State Yogurt and Dairy Summit Oct.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
16.10.2014
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
16.10.2014
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
16.10.2014
Chicago Innovation Exchange opens at the University of Chicago
The University of Chicago on Oct. 16 celebrated the grand opening of the Chicago Innovation Exchange , a new innovation hub in Hyde Park that will provide resources for UChicago faculty and students and local entrepreneurs to turn their discoveries and ideas into business startups.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
16.10.2014
Stanford selects first cohort of Distinguished Careers Institute fellows
Stanford selects first cohort of Distinguished Careers Institute fellows
The program is designed for exceptional leaders with 20 to 30 years of experience who are interested in reinventing and redirecting their careers toward roles with a social impact.
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
15.10.2014
Partisan lenses: Beauty lies in your political affiliation
Partisan lenses: Beauty lies in your political affiliation
Those unflattering pictures of the opposing candidate, used in attack ads blanketing American media this month, are not merely manipulative. Political partisans really do believe their leaders are better looking, a study from Cornell; the State University of New York, Binghamton; and the University of Minnesota demonstrates.
Literature/Linguistics - Business/Economics
15.10.2014
Business/Economics - Arts and Design
15.10.2014
Oct. 23 talk will show path to full gender equality
As the gender roles of women and men have increasingly converged, women have made dramatic gains in the labor market.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
15.10.2014
From Mexico to Harvard, and back
From Mexico to Harvard, and back Graduates return home to help a complex nation solve its problems, improve its people's lives Third in a series on Harvard's deepening connections to Mexico.
Business/Economics
14.10.2014
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö visits U of T
Finland and Canada need to work together to ensure the Arctic region is developed sustainably, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö told a standing-room only audience at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs.
Business/Economics
14.10.2014
When companies in the same industry have common owners, consumers pay
ANN ARBOR-If you owned two companies in the same industry, would you make them compete? Probably not, knowing the firms make higher profits if they don't. Antitrust legislation should prevent
Literature/Linguistics - Business/Economics
14.10.2014
Stanford's Meyer Library to be replaced with open space
Stanford’s Meyer Library to be replaced with open space
Artist's rendering shows view of the landscaped open space that will replace Meyer Library, looking west from Escondido Road toward the main Quad.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
14.10.2014
UCLA hosts 24-hour invention competition to meet health care needs
The Inventathon encourages teams of young inventors to develop innovative solutions using the latest technology Rachel Champeau Samantha Le/UCLA A team of UCLA students working on their project during the 2013 Inventathon competition.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
14.10.2014
U of’T Cities podcast episode two: the future of transit
U of'T News is presenting a mini-series of podcasts aimed at giving voters – or anyone interested in the future of cities – an idea of what Toronto and other global cities could look like just a
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
14.10.2014
Skorton on increasing Cornell's annual payment to TCAT
The following letter from Cornell President David Skorton to Seph Murtagh, TCAT board secretary and treasurer, was released Oct.
Business/Economics - Event
13.10.2014
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
13.10.2014
Fund for Innovation aids research commercialization efforts
Commercializing promising ideas, creating new companies and new jobs, increases the already sizeable positive impact that Penn State has on the economy of Pennsylvania. UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - Innovation is the lifeblood of any great university. But transforming the results of basic research into a commercial product that can benefit society is a path strewn with many obstacles.
Chemistry - Business/Economics
13.10.2014
UW to expand research into advanced, economically viable bioproducts
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Minnesota and Argonne National Laboratory will explore ways to produce renewable plastic precursors and other substances from biomass with a recently announced $3.3 million grant from the United States Department of Energy.
Business/Economics
13.10.2014
Recent gains in gas mileage have fueled major societal benefits
ANN ARBOR-Fuel economy in the U.S. has increased 26 percent in the last seven years, saving billions of gallons of gas and billions of pounds of vehicle emissions, say University of Michigan researchers.
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
10.10.2014
Interactive history beats interactive chat for website engagement
Participants who interacted with the agent or the chatbot said the site was more interactive than the subjects who used the site without the chat feature.  UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
10.10.2014
UCLA nonprofit aims to advance campus discoveries
Westwood Technology Transfer will focus on better optimizing the discoveries and inventions developed through campus research UCLA Newsroom The business of discovery and innovation at UCLA is getting an injection of business know-how to help advance research from campus labs to practical uses.
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
10.10.2014
Interaction history beats interactive chat for website engagement
Participants who interacted with the agent or the chatbot said the site was more interactive than the subjects who used the site without the chat feature.  UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
10.10.2014
Interactive history beats interaction chat for website engagement
Participants who interacted with the agent or the chatbot said the site was more interactive than the subjects who used the site without the chat feature.  UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.
Business/Economics
09.10.2014
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
09.10.2014
10 questions for President-elect Elizabeth Garrett
Cornell's president-elect, Elizabeth Garrett, spoke to the Chronicle Oct. 7 and answered questions on topics from engaged learning and the challenges facing higher education to what's on her Kindle.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
09.10.2014
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
As birth rates decline in many countries that include parts of Europe and East Asia, threatening the economic slowdown associated with aging populations, a global study from UC Berkeley and the East-West Center in Hawaii suggests that in much of the world, it actually pays to have fewer children.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
09.10.2014
Business/Economics
07.10.2014
Dream big, start small, Wakami founder says
Dream big, start small, Wakami founder says
Hackneyed though it may seem, the phrase "follow your dreams" aptly summarizes the philosophy María Pacheco, M.P.S. '90, a Fulbright scholar, consultant to the United Nations Foundation, and founder of Wakami, a company changing the way craftspeople enter the international market.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
07.10.2014
Bloomberg to release U-M Surveys of Consumers starting in 2015
Contact Diane Swanbrow, (734) 647-9069, swanbrow [a] umich (p) edu or Mark Murphy, (212) 617-8163, mmurphy215 [a] bloomberg (p) net ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan has established a new
Business/Economics
07.10.2014
U-Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design to launch new maker space in Detroit neighborhood
ANN ARBOR-Students and faculty at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan will work with a neighborhood alliance in Detroit to launch an incubator for creative enterprises and a community space for developing skills.
Business/Economics
07.10.2014
Fast, cheap, and under control
Fast, cheap, and under control
When it comes to prescription drugs, patient "compliance" is a concern: Are people, especially the elderly, taking their medication on the proper schedule? While pharmaceutical firms focus on the research and development of drugs, knowing more about patient habits might, at a minimum, help those firms make the case for the effectiveness of their products.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
03.10.2014
New IMFG report highlights key election issues in six Ontario cities
As municipal politicians across the province vie for votes, transit is a key issue for four of Ontario's six biggest cities, says a new report from the University of Toronto's Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG). “There will be plenty of political intrigue in the run up to the municipal elections,” said Zachary Spicer.
Business/Economics
02.10.2014
Stanford economics Professor Emeritus Ronald McKinnon dies at 79
Stanford economics Professor Emeritus Ronald McKinnon dies at 79
A leading thinker in the field of international economics, Ronald McKinnon was one of the first academics to analyze "financial repression" as a substantial barrier to successful economic development.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
02.10.2014
Global financial crises are recalibrating 'American Power'
The global financial crisis of 2007-08 was a watershed event in world politics, Jonathan Kirshner argues in his latest book, "American Power after the Financial Crisis" (Cornell University Press, 2014).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
02.10.2014
Welcome new members of the Cornell faculty, 2014-15
Geoffrey Abers, professor, earth and atmospheric sciences College: Engineering Academic focus: Earthquake seismology, earth structure, material exchange between the earth's surface and deep int
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
01.10.2014
Business/Economics
01.10.2014
Business/Economics
30.09.2014
Chicago Innovation Exchange, Cisco narrow field to three teams for innovation challenge
Three teams led by innovators at Argonne National Laboratory , University of Chicago's Computation Institute , Fermilab and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named finalists in
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
30.09.2014
Ethical behavior can be contagious, study says
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. A new study from Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty members Steven Huddart and Hong Qu examines the power of social influence on managers' ethical behavior. The Department of Accounting researchers find that managers tend to become more honest after observing honest peers and more dishonest after observing dishonest peers.
Business/Economics
29.09.2014
Cohabiting couples differ on contraceptive use by class
Most cohabiting couples intend to delay childbirth until they're married, steadily employed and financially stable.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
29.09.2014
How do great universities build great cities?
Universities play a key role in building and strengthening cities, helping them connect with the world and reinvent themselves in dynamic ways – and it's a symbiotic relationship, says award-winning urban theorist and University of Toronto president Meric Gertler .
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
29.09.2014
Water Use for Fracking Oil Resembles Use for Conventional Production
AUSTIN, Texas — Producing oil through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses similar amounts of water on average as producing oil by conventional means, according to a new study by The University of Texas at Austin's Bureau of Economic Geology. Bridget Scanlon, a senior research scientist at the bureau and lead researcher on the study, said the findings are important because of the current debate about the amount of water used to produce energy.
Business/Economics
29.09.2014
Slovakia's president, Andrej Kiska, visits MIT
Slovakia’s president, Andrej Kiska, visits MIT
Last Friday, Slovak President Andrej Kiska, along with a delegation from Slovakia, visited MIT to discuss topics including innovation, entrepreneurship, and online learning.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
29.09.2014
Know thy banker -- it could keep you solvent
You've probably seen advertising campaigns in which banks describe how much their customer relationships matter to them. While such messaging might have been cooked up at an ad agency, it turns out there is some truth underlying these slogans. As a newly published study co-authored by an MIT professor shows, strong working relationships between bankers and clients reduce the likelihood of loan delinquencies and defaults, at least in the context of an emerging economy.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
26.09.2014
Consumer sentiment strengthens in September
Consumer sentiment strengthens in September
Contact 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 confiden
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
26.09.2014
Shift away from political moderation contributes to rising inequality, threats to democracy, Stanford experts say
Shift away from political moderation contributes to rising inequality, threats to democracy, Stanford experts say
Stanford sociologists Doug McAdam and Karina Kloos write in a new book that the ongoing influence of racially inflected social movements and politics since the 1960s has led to unprecedented levels of inequality and partisanship.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
25.09.2014
Business/Economics
25.09.2014
An ambassador’s analysis: Mel Levitsky discusses Brazil’s presidential election
ANN ARBOR-Brazil's presidential election Oct. 5 could be tight. The incumbent is Dilma Rousseff, who has struggled to match the popularity of her charismatic predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
25.09.2014
Dentists meet increased demand as health care act widens
Contact Greta Guest, (734) 936-7821, gguest [a] umich (p) edu or Terry Kosdrosky, (734) 936-2502, terrykos [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-Can dentists and doctors cope with the increased patient traffic since the Affordable Care Act took effect?
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
25.09.2014
Solo hybrid drivers in carpool lanes amplify gridlock
Solo hybrid drivers in carpool lanes amplify gridlock
Allowing single-occupant hybrid cars to use carpool lanes - on some of Los Angeles' busiest highways during rush hour, no less - creates crushing congestion and about $4,500 per car in adverse social costs annually.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
24.09.2014
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
24.09.2014
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
24.09.2014
Berkeley Lab Report Quantifies the Financial Impacts of Customer-Sited Photovoltaics on Electric Utilities
Berkeley Lab Report Quantifies the Financial Impacts of Customer-Sited Photovoltaics on Electric Utilities
Impacts to Utility Shareholder Earnings and Return on Equity Can Vary Greatly, and Can Be Mitigated through a Range of Measures Berkeley, CA - A new report prepared by analysts from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) examines the potential impacts of customer-sited solar photovoltaics (PV) on electric utility profitability and rates.  The report, entitled Financial Impacts of Net-Mete
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
24.09.2014
As a Citation Laureate, Penn Physicist Charles Kane Contender for Nobel Prize
Charles Kane , a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the University of Pennsylvania 's School of Arts & Sciences , is one of this year's Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
23.09.2014
Interactive Map Reveals Rooftop Reflectance for Five California Cities
Interactive Map Reveals Rooftop Reflectance for Five California Cities
How cool is your roof? If you live in the California cities of Bakersfield, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or San Jose, you may be able to find out. Scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have created an interactive map that displays the solar reflectance (also known as albedo) of individual roofs in these five West Coast cities.