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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
A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has developed a new tool to help plot the future of solar fuels.
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, areJennifer Nicholas, Matt Raup, Leen Zaballero and Sohel Imroz, who areresearching 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
Grmsson 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.
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.