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Administration/Government - Business/Economics
05.03.2015
Procurement Services exceeds $30 million savings goal
Procurement Services exceeds $30 million savings goal
By analyzing expenses, standardizing supplies, consolidating vendors and negotiating discounts, Procurement Services is saving Cornell more than $30 million annually.
Architecture - Business/Economics
05.03.2015
Carnegie Mellon and IBM Launch First Cloud-Based Analytics Partnership for Smarter Buildings
Carnegie Mellon and IBM Launch First Cloud-Based Analytics Partnership for Smarter Buildings-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University New IBM Buildings Management Center Helps Transform
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
05.03.2015
Event - Business/Economics
05.03.2015
Bringing
Bringing "everyone wins" recycling to Nigeria
Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, Bilikiss Adebiyi MBA '12 witnessed a waste epidemic in the city's slums, where many of her relatives lived: Plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and other waste accumulated in streets and open gutters, causing flooding, disease, and stress.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
03.03.2015
U of M president voices support for Sen. Cohen’s bill to advance the University’s mission
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (3/3/2015) - University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler today presented the U's biennial budget request before the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee and praised Sen.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
03.03.2015
How to succeed in business without sucking up
ANN ARBOR-Many people seem to think that landing a big-time appointment-like a spot on a company's board-is all about who you know.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
03.03.2015
Six regional businesses receive Native American Venture Acceleration Fund grants
Six regional businesses receive Native American Venture Acceleration Fund grants
Grant recipients are Walatowa Timber, High Water Mark, Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority, Tano Services Corporation, Professional Cleaning Solutions and Than Povi.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
03.03.2015
Kenyan ambassador: China offers opportunity in Africa
Kenyan ambassador: China offers opportunity in Africa
Concerns over China's increasing economic involvement in Africa have been overblown, Kenyan Ambassador to the United Nations Macharia Kamau argued in an address Feb.
Business/Economics - Astronomy
02.03.2015
The Sky’s The Limit
Photo by NASA: Hubble's Sharpest View of the Orion Nebula The sky has been the limit for David P. Radzanowski's (HNZ'90) career.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
02.03.2015
New job classification program at Stanford aims to bring consistency, transparency and career opportunities
The Staff Career & Job Classification Program is part of an effort to bring more consistency and clarity across the university.
Sport Sciences - Business/Economics
02.03.2015
Six keys to sports analytics
Six keys to sports analytics
The ninth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (SSAC) was the biggest meeting yet of sports-data experts: More than 3,100 people attended the event last Friday and Saturday, including a notab
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
01.03.2015
High "return-on-learning"
To see the impact of their investments, companies often use business intelligence tools - primarily data-analytics ­software - that analyze company data to link cash spent with outcomes.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
27.02.2015
Human rights advocate, banking leaders and film legends among those to receive honorary degrees
Track star Abby Hoffman raised the bar for women in sport, Mark Carney helped Canada weather the first financial storm of the 21st century and Frank McKenna strengthened the country's ties with the U
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
27.02.2015
University of Minnesota releases independent review of human research protections
An independent review of human subjects research at the University of Minnesota has been completed. The report examines protections within research of human subjects with diminished functional abilities during the years 2011-2014.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
27.02.2015
Consumers remain optimistic in February
ANN ARBOR-Consumer optimism was affected in February by lower gas prices and an unusually harsh winter.
Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
27.02.2015
Fighting inefficiencies
When MIT senior Sheldon Trotman walks into any room, he almost instinctively looks for inefficiencies.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
26.02.2015
High pollution cuts most Indian lives short by three years
India's air pollution, ranked among the world's worst, is reducing the life expectancy of over half of the country's population by more than three years, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Chicago, Harvard and Yale wrote in this month's Economic & Political Weekly that more than 660 million Indians live in areas where fine-particulate matter pollution exceeds levels considered safe by Indian standards.
Business/Economics
26.02.2015
New (Road) Signs of the Times?
ANN ARBOR-Traffic accidents claim lives, cause injury and cost money. Working on ways to reduce them is a constant battle. New research from University of Michigan marketing professor Aradhna Krishna and postdoctoral scholar Luca Cian shows a simple way that could drive those numbers down-make the pictures on road warning signs depict more action.
Business/Economics
26.02.2015
Business/Economics - Arts and Design
26.02.2015
When will Hollywood figure out that diversity sells?
Zocalo UCLA professor Darnell Hunt, co-author of the recently released Hollywood Diversity Report, talks about some of its findings as Hollywood Reporter executive editor Matthew Belloni and Christy Haubegger of Creative Artists Agency listen.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
26.02.2015
USDA grant surveys viability for rural-urban food links
To grasp if rural towns benefit from selling local farm products to urban consumers, the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded a $500,000 grant Feb.
Business/Economics
25.02.2015
Startup Gets Bite on "Shark Tank"
On Feb. 6, Bobbie Rhoads (TPR'93) appeared on Shark Tank to pitch her company, FunBites. Rhoads entered the Tank with hopes that the "sharks" would invest in her product - food cutters that slice meals and snacks into fun shapes.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
25.02.2015
Income inequality - not just low wages - is taking a toll on the health of American workers
“Income inequality” has already become a buzz phrase for the campaigns leading up to the 2016 elections.
Chemistry - Business/Economics
25.02.2015
Bioenergy center’s research leads to 100th patent application
GLBRC researcher and engineering Professor Jim Dumesic (left) and former postdoctoral researcher Jeremy Luterbacher.
Business/Economics - Event
25.02.2015
In Hollywood, a major disconnect between economic interests and business practices
Study by UCLA Bunche Center finds that women and minorities are still underrepresented among actors, directors and executives Eric Greene “The best and the whitest” was how host Neil Patrick Harris described the Hollywood elite being honored at the Feb.
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
25.02.2015
A Magic Leap into Entrepreneurism
UM alumnus Rony Abovitz, a successful entrepreneur, told students that if they want to chase their dreams they need to be bold and unafraid.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
24.02.2015
At Yale, participating in clinical research just got easier
Yale University is launching a series of initiatives that will increase access to its clinical trials program and make it easier for people to participate in clinical research.
Business/Economics - Life Sciences
24.02.2015
Four UChicago scholars receive 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded four UChicago faculty members 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships: Eric Budish, associate professor of economics at Chicago Booth; Jian Ding, assistant pr
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
24.02.2015
Inventing
Inventing "civilization 2.0"
Today's most innovative technologies and tech-driven ideas - such as wearable electronics, the "Internet of things," big data, and crowdsourcing - are forever changing the way we connect to one another and conduct business.
Business/Economics - Law/Forensics
23.02.2015
Patent trolls serve valuable role in innovation, Stanford expert says
Patent trolls serve valuable role in innovation, Stanford expert says
Stanford political scientist Stephen Haber's research finds that much-maligned patent trolls actually offer inventors protection from potential bankruptcy and may help spur technological innovations. So-called patent trolls may actually benefit inventors and the innovation economy, according to a Stanford intellectual property expert.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
20.02.2015
Thomas Gilligan, business school dean at University of Texas, will lead Stanford’s Hoover Institution
Gilligan, a scholar of economics and political science, will assume his post on Sept. 1. He will succeed John Raisian, who has served more than 25 years at the helm of the public policy research center.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
19.02.2015
Business/Economics
18.02.2015
Olympic Feat
Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro The International Olympic Committee recently launched a new "invitation phase" to work with potential 2024 contenders ahead of the Sept.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
18.02.2015
Stanford examines how best to fund water projects in times of financial uncertainty
Water in the West program recommends small per-usage fee as appropriate way to pay for proper management of resources.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
17.02.2015
Manufacturing growth can benefit Bangladeshi women workers
The life of a Bangladeshi garment factory worker is not an easy one.
Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
17.02.2015
Cornell startup helps the 'unbanked' buy online
Cornell startup helps the 'unbanked' buy online
It's a financial Catch-22 that economists call a "poor trap:" If you don't have money, everything costs more.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Business/Economics
17.02.2015
Consumer-friendly makers
Entrepreneurship can sometimes take people down unexpected paths.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
16.02.2015
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
16.02.2015
UT Energy Week Examines Vital Energy Issues
AUSTIN, Texas - Experts from academia, industry, media and non-profit organizations will gather on The University of Texas at Austin campus Monday to kick off a weeklong conference featuring panels, public forums on energy and student competitions offering more than $100,000 in prizes.
Business/Economics - Interdisciplinary/All Categories
13.02.2015
AAAS symposium looks at how to bring big-data skills to academia
AAAS symposium looks at how to bring big-data skills to academia
There's a new kind of researcher on campus, one who doesn't fit into the usual nooks and crannies at a university.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
13.02.2015
U of M to take market-driven approach to UMore Park development
After thorough review and analysis, the University of Minnesota will adopt a market-driven approach to development at UMore Park.
Business/Economics
13.02.2015
Business/Economics
12.02.2015
Maker Designs Sweet Sentiments
When Anne Lopez (A'96) founded Romeo Delivers, she was crafting a subscription service for kindness.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
12.02.2015
3 Questions: Amy Finkelstein on testing health care systems
3 Questions: Amy Finkelstein on testing health care systems
About 80 percent of studies of U.S. medical interventions use randomized controlled trials (RCTs), the gold standard of laboratory research. But only about 18 percent of studies of U.S. health care delivery use RCTs. That can and should change, suggests Amy Finkelstein, the Ford Professor of Economics at MIT, in a Science piece co-written with MIT researcher Sarah Taubman.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
12.02.2015
Better Batteries from Berkeley Lab's Work with Industry
Better Batteries from Berkeley Lab’s Work with Industry
Venkat Srinivasan of Berkeley Lab and Jeff Anderson of CalCharge will be speaking at AAAS in a panel titled, "Next-Generation Batteries for Mobile Devices and the Grid." (Saturday, 14 February 2
Business/Economics
12.02.2015
From Mars to Earth: U-M startup acquired
From Mars to Earth: U-M startup acquired
ANN ARBOR-Electric Field Solutions, a University of Michigan startup that uses technology first developed for measuring electric fields caused by dust storms on the surface of Mars, has been acquired by Premier, a gas and electrical industries service company.
Business/Economics - Chemistry
12.02.2015
Tackling the "Achilles’ heel" of OLED displays
Flexible smartphones and color-saturated television displays were some highlights at this year's Consumer Electronics Showcase, held in January in Las Vegas.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
11.02.2015
President Gertler addresses top thinkers and policy makers in India
University of Toronto president Meric Gertler visited India from January 27 to 31, on his first visit to south Asia since becoming president.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
09.02.2015
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
09.02.2015
Stein Eye Institute and Doheny Eye Institute join forces to improve patient access to top vision specialists
Two of the nation's top eye institutes have united in an affiliation that will improve patients' access to leading vision specialists.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
09.02.2015
Ithaca incubator Rev helps push a GORGES deal
A software company buying another - it happens all the time in the business world. But the story of Ithaca's GORGES Inc.
Arts and Design - Business/Economics
06.02.2015
Senate visits the arts district to discusses the humanities
Senate visits the arts district to discusses the humanities
Members of the Faculty Senate listen as a docent discusses the work of American artist Martin Puryear at the Anderson Collection.
Business/Economics
05.02.2015
Novel method projects growth potential of new firms
Novel method projects growth potential of new firms
New businesses spring up all the time in the U.S. But which ones have the greatest ability to become big? A method developed by MIT researchers, based on an empirical study, projects the growth potential of high-tech firms with new precision - and could help local or regional policymakers assess their growth prospects.
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
05.02.2015
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
04.02.2015
Vaccines: world needs new approach, more transparency, say researchers
A group of University of Toronto researchers is urging the world's health authorities to overhaul the way vaccine decisions are made and communicated, saying such decisions should no longer be made behind closed doors.
Business/Economics
04.02.2015
Research suggests school accountability measure is inaccurate
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. There is near universal agreement among policymakers that schools should be held accountable for meeting high expectations. In fact, every state has adopted some form of a school accountability system. However, there are serious questions about what these accountability systems actually measure and whether the systems accurately identify school effectiveness.
Business/Economics - Media Sciences/Political Sciences
03.02.2015
James Robinson appointed University Professor at Chicago Harris
The University of Chicago has appointed James Robinson, a renowned political scientist and economist and an expert on Africa and Latin America, as University Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy.
Literature/Linguistics - Business/Economics
02.02.2015
Dramatic differences in poverty throughout U.S
Dramatic differences in poverty throughout U.S
A new Stanford report shows that conventional national statistics conceal dramatic differences throughout all 50 U.S. states in poverty, income inequality and mobility. Some states run Swedish-style systems with low poverty rates and limited income inequality, while others combine relatively low poverty rates with extreme income inequality.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
30.01.2015
Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Ethicists Question Impact of Hospital Advertising
By Shilo Rea / 412-268-6094 If you have ever "googled" illness symptoms and possible treatments, you are not alone. A national Pew Research Center survey indicated that 72 percent of adults searched the Internet for health information in the past year. But, how reliable is that information and what are the ethical implications? In a commentary piece published in JAMA Internal Medicine , Carnegie Mellon University's Alex John London and the University of Pittsburgh's Yael Schenker question the impact of health information that is available online, specifically hospital advertisements.
Business/Economics
29.01.2015
Poster session highlights latest evolution in GE-funded natural gas initiative
Charles H. Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean of the Penn State Smeal College of Business, listens as Zhenhui (Jessie) Li, an assistant professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, explains her research during the CCRINGSS poster presentation.
Business/Economics - Arts and Design
29.01.2015
Privacy challenges
Privacy challenges
In this week's issue of the journal Science , MIT researchers report that just four fairly vague pieces of information - the dates and locations of four purchases - are enough to identify 90 percent
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
29.01.2015
Many join 1 percent, but few stay for long
Here's some good news for the New Year: According to new research by Tom Hirschl, professor of development sociology at Cornell University, and Mark Rank of Washington University in St. Louis,
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
28.01.2015
New universitywide structure revamps tech licensing office
A new universitywide strategy and organizational framework to support technology transfer and commercialization of Cornell's intellectual property (IP) is being implemented, according to Robert A&poi
Business/Economics - Event
27.01.2015
Business/Economics - Law/Forensics
27.01.2015
Tax reform could reduce wealth inequality gap, Stanford scholar says
Stanford Law Professor Joseph Bankman discusses eight tax policies aimed at reducing inequality among the wealthiest Americans and the rest of society.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
27.01.2015
Business/Economics
26.01.2015
Super Bowl ads not profitable for competing brands, Stanford scholar says
A Stanford study finds that Super Bowl television commercials for beer and soda may generate sales, but when two major brands of the same type run competing ads, the sales benefits disappear. The Super Bowl is the most watched American TV spectacle, and companies annually put forth their biggest efforts to make stunning commercials aimed at creating impressions and buzz.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.01.2015
Want to kickstart the Canadian economy? Try "indovation", says U of’T prof
University of Toronto president Meric Gertler is visiting India from January 27 to 31, on his first visit to south Asia since becoming president.
Business/Economics
26.01.2015
Look what happens when researchers from one of the world's top ten computer science departments launch a startup
MaRS Innovation and the University of Toronto have announced that the founders of Granata Decision Systems Inc., a graduate of the University of Toronto Early-Stage Technology (UTEST) start-up incubator program, have joined Google Inc.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
23.01.2015
Larry Linden: Big changes needed to avert possible climate "catastrophe"
After a career that included work as a White House advisor in the Carter administration and as a partner at Goldman Sachs, Larry Linden SM '70, PhD '76 has turned his attention to what he says is the most critical issue facing humanity today: the threat of catastrophic global climate change.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
23.01.2015
Calculating the future of solar-fuel refineries
In a paper recently published in the journal Energy & Environmental Science , a team led by chemical and biological engineering Professors Christos Maravelias and George Huber outlined a tool to help
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
23.01.2015
Twenty-eight fellows selected for first cohort of Civic Leadership Academy
In a Jan. 22 ceremony at the Gleacher Center, the University of Chicago announced the 28 fellows who make up the first class of the Civic Leadership Academy, a new interdisciplinary leadership development program benefitting the community.
Event - Business/Economics
22.01.2015
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
22.01.2015
Boston’s natural gas infrastructure releases high levels of heat-trapping methane
Harvard-led study reveals aging natural gas distribution system short-changes customers, contributes to greenhouse gas buildup - Imagine if every time you filled your car with gas, a few gallons didn't make it into the tank and instead spilled onto the ground.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
22.01.2015
Boston’s leaky pipes release high levels of heat-trapping methane
Harvard-led study reveals aging natural gas distribution system short-changes customers, contributes to greenhouse gas buildup - Imagine if every time you filled your car with gas, a few gallons didn't make it into the tank and instead spilled onto the ground.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
22.01.2015
New senior director of Cornell Real Estate begins Jan. 30
Jeremy Thomas, a Philadelphia real estate development expert, has been named senior director of Cornell Real Estate in Facilities Services.
Business/Economics
21.01.2015
Doing it for the team: Business study tests motivational techniques
Every year, U.S. companies spend billions on incentives for salespeople, and although incentives can help boost sales figures, the associated costs cut into the bottom line in a big way.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
21.01.2015
Greater regulation not necessary for Internet, Stanford scholar says
Greater regulation not necessary for Internet, Stanford scholar says
The historical record is a cautionary tale when it comes to net neutrality, according to Stanford economist Bruce M. Owen.
Business/Economics - Media Sciences/Political Sciences
20.01.2015
Business/Economics
20.01.2015
Lessons from Target Canada
Lessons from Target Canada
Ravi Anupindi, professor of technology and operations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, shares his thoughts on Target's plans to pull out of Canada where it has 133 stores and 17,000 employees.
Business/Economics - Event
20.01.2015
Compensation expert Kevin Hallock named dean of ILR School
Compensation expert Kevin Hallock named dean of ILR School
Professor Kevin F. Hallock has been named the Kenneth F. Kahn Dean of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations , Cornell President David J. Skorton announced today.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
16.01.2015
U-M study details costs, environmental impact of raising Michigan’s Renewable Portfolio Standard
ANN ARBOR-A new University of Michigan study analyzes the real impacts of raising Michigan's Renewable Portfolio Standard-the policy mandating the percentage of the state's electric generation capacity that must be provided by renewable power.
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
16.01.2015
Business/Economics - Pedagogy/Education Science
16.01.2015
U-M researcher launches new child savings account program in Lansing
LANSING-A University of Michigan-led program that will help Lansing families save for their children's education will launch today.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
14.01.2015
Professor Chester S. Spatt Named to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s New Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee
Professor Chester S. Spatt Named to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's New Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee -Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University By Mark
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
14.01.2015
Rosario Dawson Headlines MLK Lecture in Social Justice at Penn Jan. 20
WHO: Rosario Dawson , actress, activist and humanitarian, co founder of Studio One-Eighty Nine Tiffany Persons , co-founder of Studio One Eighty Nine Abrima Erwiah , co-founder of Studi
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
14.01.2015
Research team examines new way of working in higher education
From left, are Jennifer Nicholas, Matt Raup, Leen Zaballero and Sohel Imroz, who are researching how higher-ed environments are being impacted as universities, such as Penn State, are shifting to more process-based work.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
13.01.2015
Stanford to host White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection
By Lisa Lapin The White House announced Tuesday that it will host a Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford on Feb.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
13.01.2015
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
12.01.2015
Penn Medicine Study: Web-based TAVR Marketing Found to Overstate Benefits, Understate Risks
Penn Medicine Study: Web-based TAVR Marketing Found to Overstate Benefits, Understate Risks
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, has been called one of the biggest advances in cardiac surgery in recent years.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
12.01.2015
Estimated social cost of climate change not accurate, Stanford scientists say
Estimated social cost of climate change not accurate, Stanford scientists say
The "social cost" of carbon dioxide emissions may not be $37 per ton, as estimated by a recent U.S. government study, but $220 per ton. The economic damage caused by a ton of carbon dioxide emissions – often referred to as the "social cost" of carbon – could actually be six times higher than the value that the United States now uses to guide current energy regulations, and possibly future mitigation policies, Stanford scientists say.
Business/Economics - Psychology
09.01.2015
To open wallets of Web-surfing TV watchers
A growing fear among television advertisers is that distracted viewers - those multitaskers using smartphones, laptops and tablets while watching TV - are becoming less susceptible to advertisers' messages.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Business/Economics
09.01.2015
Latest devices, technologies highlighted at Anderson’s own Consumer Electronics Show
Aaron Schasse Jason Knapp, chief product officer for Interactive Media Holdings (parent of Myspace, Specific Media and other companies), was one of many tech insiders talking about emerging technology trends at UCLA Anderson's inaugural Consumer Electronics Show Thursday.
Literature/Linguistics - Business/Economics
08.01.2015
South Side residents express support for Washington Park and Woodlawn sites for Obama Presidential Library
On Jan. 8, South Side residents and community leaders sent the following letter to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
08.01.2015
The Chicago Innovation Exchange welcomes new startups
The Chicago Innovation Exchange recently welcomed four new startups to its business incubator.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
08.01.2015
UW grant program seeds promising ideas, like safer batteries
Batteries are bundles of energy, and the more, the better. But bad things can happen when something goes wrong with that bundle of energy, as Boeing learned when its 787 Dreamliner planes were grounded due to two backup-battery fires in one week in 2013.
Arts and Design - Business/Economics
08.01.2015
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
08.01.2015
Brownwashing: Do companies underreport environmental progress?
ANN ARBOR-While some companies have been criticized for overstating their environmental credentials-a practice known as greenwashing-a new University of Michigan study has found that some do just the
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
08.01.2015
Products of progress
Products of progress
Back in 2009, alumna Jodie Wu '09 launched Global Cycle Solutions (GCS) in Tanzania to bring small-scale farmers an innovative product she designed in MIT's Development Lab (D-Lab): a bike-mounted maize sheller.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
08.01.2015
$118M gift from MIT alumnus will advance socially responsible and sustainable real estate development
$118M gift from MIT alumnus will advance socially responsible and sustainable real estate development
MIT has received one of the largest gifts in its history, from alumnus Samuel Tak Lee '62, SM '64, to establish a real estate entrepreneurship lab that will promote social responsibility among entrepreneurs and academics in the real estate profession worldwide, with a particular focus on China.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
08.01.2015
Movin' on up: Startup 'graduates' from McGovern incubator
Movin' on up: Startup 'graduates' from McGovern incubator
Bolstered by a $2.3 million venture capital investment, an agricultural technology startup is moving on from its first home in Cornell's life sciences business incubator, a little more than a year after it arrived.
Business/Economics - Physics/Materials Science
07.01.2015
Business/Economics
07.01.2015
Study examines effectiveness of regulation in electricity markets
New study uses electricity market deregulation to find out what makes a regulation ‘good' or ‘bad' A study in the latest issue of the American Economic Review used recent state regulatory ch
Literature/Linguistics - Business/Economics
06.01.2015
Barack Obama Presidential Library offers historic opportunity for South Side parks
The University of Chicago is providing additional information on two proposed sites for the Barack Obama Presidential Library in advance of Chicago Park District hearings on the use of parkland for the library project.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
06.01.2015
Innovation in transportation
Innovation in transportation
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx warned, in remarks at an MIT forum on Monday, that America's "infrastructure deficit" was growing and would worsen without further investment and long-term planning for new technologies.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
06.01.2015
Anderson professor shows reputation is a measure of your mystique
Joi Ito from Inbamura, Japan/Wikimedia Commons The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs (left) appears with Microsoft's Bill Gates. A study by UCLA Anderson associate professor Maia Young found that the more people saw Jobs as having mystique, the more he was also seen as a visionary in other business tasks farther afield from technology and design.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
05.01.2015
Drive-by heat mapping
Drive-by heat mapping
In 2007, Google unleashed a fleet of cars with roof-mounted cameras to provide street-level images of roads around the world.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
05.01.2015
Former White House Advisor Directs Center on Global Energy Policy at SIPA
Jason Bordoff. Photo by Eileen Barroso. Jason Bordoff , a former member of the White House staff and a top energy policy expert, started learning about the industry at an early age.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
22.12.2014
Full-time employment with no health benefits was a trend for workers in 2012
Nearly half of uninsured Californians were in families with a full-time worker; one in five Latinos with Medi-Cal didn't visit a doctor in past year Venetia Lai Almost half of the 6.9 milli
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
22.12.2014
Muddy forests, shorter winters present challenges for loggers
A new study finds that the period of frozen ground has declined by an average of two or three weeks since 1948.
Psychology - Business/Economics
22.12.2014
Cornell Perspectives: An outsider's view of U.S. voter turnout
As a foreigner, I find voting in the United States a very intriguing subject. Americans gloat about being the biggest democracy in the world, and yet they do not seem very eager to exert their civic rights.
Business/Economics - Agronomy/Food Science
19.12.2014
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
19.12.2014
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
19.12.2014
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
19.12.2014
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.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
18.12.2014
Penn Glee Club Performs at the White House
Penn Glee Club Performs at the White House
Last summer, the members of the University of Pennsylvania Glee Club already had Christmas on their minds.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
18.12.2014
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.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
19.11.2014
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.