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Business/Economics - Social Sciences
30.10.2014
Q&A with U-M Ford School dean: Economy and midterm election campaigns
ANN ARBOR-In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate, economic issues such as tax and immigration reform are largely absent.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
30.10.2014
Business/Economics - Life Sciences
30.10.2014
Fiber science research helps small businesses
Fiber science research helps small businesses
For the past few years, Rochester, New York-based SensGard has been expanding its market share for lightweight hearing protection.
Agronomy/Food Science - Business/Economics
30.10.2014
Agronomy/Food Science - Business/Economics
29.10.2014
Confidence propelled NYC restaurateur's career
Confidence propelled NYC restaurateur's career
Jeff Zalaznick's working day begins around 9 a.m. and usually doesn't end until the wee hours of the next morning, but with a job he loves so much, he doesn't seem to mind.
Business/Economics
29.10.2014
Green technology saves energy and boosts profits, productivity in factories
Green technology saves energy and boosts profits, productivity in factories
Contact Mandira Banerjee (734) 764-4251, mandirab [a] umich (p) edu or Terry Kosdrosky, (734) 936-2502, terrykos [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-Switching to LED lights in factories not only saves energy, it boosts productivity and increases profits, a new study shows. LEDs-or light-emitting diodes-create less heat than traditional lights, so they help keep factory floors cooler.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
29.10.2014
Will the new industrial city work?
The renewal of manufacturing is not an abstract economic issue: It is very much an urban issue. American manufacturing, for instance, rose in cities, and those cities grew around industries from automakers to steelmakers to textiles.
Agronomy/Food Science - Business/Economics
28.10.2014
Documentary spurs discussion on the future of farming
When buying produce at the grocery store, most of us have only a fuzzy idea of where the items lining the shelves came from.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
28.10.2014
Reif briefs Obama in White House forum on the innovation economy
Delivering recommendations from a presidential committee he co-chaired, MIT President L. Rafael Reif addressed a forum on the future of manufacturing in the U.S. hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
28.10.2014
New Swedberg book urges creative theorizing
A new book, "The Art of Social Theory," written by Richard Swedberg, professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers practical tips and exercises to encourage creative theorizing that could lead to better and bolder theories. Swedberg recommends adding a new phase at the beginning of a project before the research design is drawn - what he calls the pre-study, a time when early theorizing occurs by observing a topic intensely and discovering something interesting or surprising to develop and explain.
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
28.10.2014
Shifting up to higher octane
If the majority of light-duty vehicles in the United States ran on higher-octane gasoline, the automotive industry as a whole would reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 35 million tons per year, saving up to $6 billion in fuel costs, according to a new analysis by MIT researchers. In a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology , the team considered a scenario in which fuel is manufactured under a redefined octane rating - the measure of a gasoline's ability to resist engine knocking during combustion.
Business/Economics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
28.10.2014
Beating battery drain
Stream video on your smartphone, or use its GPS for an hour or two, and you'll probably see the battery drain significantly.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
27.10.2014
A conversation about climate
The 2014 Roundtable at Stanford, 'The Climate Conversation You Haven't Heard,' took place at Maples Pavilion on Friday.
Business/Economics
27.10.2014
Stanford economist finds meaning in North Korea's night lights
Stanford economist finds meaning in North Korea’s night lights
Stanford economist Yong Suk Lee found that North Korea's dictatorship counters the effects of international economic sanctions by reallocating resources to urban centers and away from poor, rural areas. The research involved the use of satellite lights data to determine economic activity. The North Korean regime has adjusted to international sanctions by shifting that economic pain away from cities to the countryside, new Stanford research using satellite night lights data shows.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
27.10.2014
U of’T Cities podcast final episode: future cities
It's been a long road to election day in Toronto. But – regardless of which candidates come out on top – all the ideas brought to life through debates, platforms, opinion pieces and public discussion will result in a new city and set its citizens on a new path.
Business/Economics - Event
27.10.2014
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
26.10.2014
Stanford Roundtable panelists discuss how to improve public understanding of climate change
The 2014 Roundtable at Stanford, 'The Climate Conversation You Haven't Heard,' took place at Maples Pavilion on Friday.
Business/Economics - Pedagogy/Education Science
24.10.2014
Becker Friedman Institute announces two new research fellows
The Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics has appointed two new research fellows as part of the institute's commitment to bringing the world's most promising economists to Chicago to pursue original research.
Business/Economics - Arts and Design
23.10.2014
Things to Do, Oct. 24-31
Things to Do, Oct. 24-31
Animation, horror and music Cornell Cinema presents a live performance with animator, performer and installation artist Jodie Mack, Oct.
Law/Forensics - Business/Economics
23.10.2014
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
23.10.2014
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.10.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
21.10.2014
Hospital mergers and acquisitions leading to increased patient costs
The trend of hospitals consolidating medical groups and physician practices in an effort to improve the coordination of patient care is backfiring and increasing the cost of patient care, according to a new study led by a UC Berkeley health policy expert.
Business/Economics - Media Sciences/Political Sciences
21.10.2014
AAU Elects University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann As New Chair
AAU Elects University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann As New Chair
The Association of American Universities today elected University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann as chair of its board of directors.
Business/Economics
21.10.2014
Cornell's endowment gains, and pays out more
Thanks to careful management and generally favorable market conditions, Cornell's long-term investments (LTI), which include the university's portfolio of endowments, significantly increased in value in fiscal year 2014.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
20.10.2014
Arts and Design - Business/Economics
17.10.2014
Skorton seeks to advance Cornell's capacity to lead, excel
In his final State of the University Address to the annual meeting of the Cornell Board of Trustees and University Council, President David Skorton outlined some high points of Cornell's continuing excellence and its challenges going forward.
Business/Economics - Life Sciences
17.10.2014
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
17.10.2014
Stanford historian unearths greed-drenched origins of Mexico’s groundwater crisis
Through a historical analysis of agrarian reform and hydraulic technology, Stanford professor Mikael Wolfe discovers how politically well-connected business interests helped put Mexico's groundwater supply on a path toward unsustainability.
Business/Economics
17.10.2014
Cornell University severs business ties with JanSport
On Oct. 16, Cornell President David J. Skorton sent a letter to Eric Wiseman, CEO of VF Corp., severing the university's business relationship with JanSport, the collegiate apparel manufacturer licensed by Cornell and owned by VF Corp.
Business/Economics
16.10.2014
Nobel economics laureate to speak Oct. 24
Nobel economics laureate Robert F. Engle, M.S. '66, Ph.D. '69, will give a sesquicentennial lecture, "The Prospects for Global Financial Stability," Oct.
Business/Economics - Agronomy/Food Science
16.10.2014
State dairy leaders gather for second Yogurt Summit
State dairy leaders gather for second Yogurt Summit
With the state's dairy industry tearing through an economic boom, Cornell hosted the second New York State Yogurt and Dairy Summit Oct.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
16.10.2014
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
16.10.2014
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
16.10.2014
Chicago Innovation Exchange opens at the University of Chicago
The University of Chicago on Oct. 16 celebrated the grand opening of the Chicago Innovation Exchange , a new innovation hub in Hyde Park that will provide resources for UChicago faculty and students and local entrepreneurs to turn their discoveries and ideas into business startups.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
16.10.2014
Stanford selects first cohort of Distinguished Careers Institute fellows
Stanford selects first cohort of Distinguished Careers Institute fellows
The program is designed for exceptional leaders with 20 to 30 years of experience who are interested in reinventing and redirecting their careers toward roles with a social impact.
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
15.10.2014
Partisan lenses: Beauty lies in your political affiliation
Partisan lenses: Beauty lies in your political affiliation
Those unflattering pictures of the opposing candidate, used in attack ads blanketing American media this month, are not merely manipulative. Political partisans really do believe their leaders are better looking, a study from Cornell; the State University of New York, Binghamton; and the University of Minnesota demonstrates.
Literature/Linguistics - Business/Economics
15.10.2014
Business/Economics - Arts and Design
15.10.2014
Oct. 23 talk will show path to full gender equality
As the gender roles of women and men have increasingly converged, women have made dramatic gains in the labor market.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
15.10.2014
From Mexico to Harvard, and back
From Mexico to Harvard, and back Graduates return home to help a complex nation solve its problems, improve its people's lives Third in a series on Harvard's deepening connections to Mexico.
Business/Economics
14.10.2014
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö visits U of T
Finland and Canada need to work together to ensure the Arctic region is developed sustainably, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö told a standing-room only audience at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs.
Business/Economics
14.10.2014
When companies in the same industry have common owners, consumers pay
ANN ARBOR-If you owned two companies in the same industry, would you make them compete? Probably not, knowing the firms make higher profits if they don't. Antitrust legislation should prevent
Literature/Linguistics - Business/Economics
14.10.2014
Stanford's Meyer Library to be replaced with open space
Stanford’s Meyer Library to be replaced with open space
Artist's rendering shows view of the landscaped open space that will replace Meyer Library, looking west from Escondido Road toward the main Quad.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
14.10.2014
UCLA hosts 24-hour invention competition to meet health care needs
The Inventathon encourages teams of young inventors to develop innovative solutions using the latest technology Rachel Champeau Samantha Le/UCLA A team of UCLA students working on their project during the 2013 Inventathon competition.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
14.10.2014
U of’T Cities podcast episode two: the future of transit
U of'T News is presenting a mini-series of podcasts aimed at giving voters – or anyone interested in the future of cities – an idea of what Toronto and other global cities could look lik
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
14.10.2014
Skorton on increasing Cornell's annual payment to TCAT
The following letter from Cornell President David Skorton to Seph Murtagh, TCAT board secretary and treasurer, was released Oct.
Business/Economics - Event
13.10.2014
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
13.10.2014
Fund for Innovation aids research commercialization efforts
Commercializing promising ideas, creating new companies and new jobs, increases the already sizeable positive impact that Penn State has on the economy of Pennsylvania. UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - Innovation is the lifeblood of any great university. But transforming the results of basic research into a commercial product that can benefit society is a path strewn with many obstacles.
Chemistry - Business/Economics
13.10.2014
UW to expand research into advanced, economically viable bioproducts
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Minnesota and Argonne National Laboratory will explore ways to produce renewable plastic precursors and other substances from biomass with a recently announced $3.3 million grant from the United States Department of Energy.
Business/Economics
13.10.2014
Recent gains in gas mileage have fueled major societal benefits
ANN ARBOR-Fuel economy in the U.S. has increased 26 percent in the last seven years, saving billions of gallons of gas and billions of pounds of vehicle emissions, say University of Michigan researchers.
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
10.10.2014
Interactive history beats interactive chat for website engagement
Participants who interacted with the agent or the chatbot said the site was more interactive than the subjects who used the site without the chat feature.  UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
10.10.2014
UCLA nonprofit aims to advance campus discoveries
Westwood Technology Transfer will focus on better optimizing the discoveries and inventions developed through campus research UCLA Newsroom The business of discovery and innovation at UCLA is getting an injection of business know-how to help advance research from campus labs to practical uses.
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
10.10.2014
Interaction history beats interactive chat for website engagement
Participants who interacted with the agent or the chatbot said the site was more interactive than the subjects who used the site without the chat feature.  UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
10.10.2014
Interactive history beats interaction chat for website engagement
Participants who interacted with the agent or the chatbot said the site was more interactive than the subjects who used the site without the chat feature.  UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.
Business/Economics
09.10.2014
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
09.10.2014
10 questions for President-elect Elizabeth Garrett
Cornell's president-elect, Elizabeth Garrett, spoke to the Chronicle Oct. 7 and answered questions on topics from engaged learning and the challenges facing higher education to what's on her Kindle.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
09.10.2014
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
As birth rates decline in many countries that include parts of Europe and East Asia, threatening the economic slowdown associated with aging populations, a global study from UC Berkeley and the East-West Center in Hawaii suggests that in much of the world, it actually pays to have fewer children.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
09.10.2014
Business/Economics
07.10.2014
Dream big, start small, Wakami founder says
Dream big, start small, Wakami founder says
Hackneyed though it may seem, the phrase "follow your dreams" aptly summarizes the philosophy María Pacheco, M.P.S. '90, a Fulbright scholar, consultant to the United Nations Foundation, and founder of Wakami, a company changing the way craftspeople enter the international market.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
07.10.2014
Bloomberg to release U-M Surveys of Consumers starting in 2015
Contact Diane Swanbrow, (734) 647-9069, swanbrow [a] umich (p) edu or Mark Murphy, (212) 617-8163, mmurphy215 [a] bloomberg (p) net ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan has established a new
Business/Economics
07.10.2014
U-Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design to launch new maker space in Detroit neighborhood
ANN ARBOR-Students and faculty at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan will work with a neighborhood alliance in Detroit to launch an incubator for creative enterprises and a community space for developing skills.
Business/Economics
07.10.2014
Fast, cheap, and under control
Fast, cheap, and under control
When it comes to prescription drugs, patient "compliance" is a concern: Are people, especially the elderly, taking their medication on the proper schedule? While pharmaceutical firms focus on the research and development of drugs, knowing more about patient habits might, at a minimum, help those firms make the case for the effectiveness of their products.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
03.10.2014
New IMFG report highlights key election issues in six Ontario cities
As municipal politicians across the province vie for votes, transit is a key issue for four of Ontario's six biggest cities, says a new report from the University of Toronto's Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG). “There will be plenty of political intrigue in the run up to the municipal elections,” said Zachary Spicer.
Business/Economics
02.10.2014
Stanford economics Professor Emeritus Ronald McKinnon dies at 79
Stanford economics Professor Emeritus Ronald McKinnon dies at 79
A leading thinker in the field of international economics, Ronald McKinnon was one of the first academics to analyze "financial repression" as a substantial barrier to successful economic development.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
02.10.2014
Global financial crises are recalibrating 'American Power'
The global financial crisis of 2007-08 was a watershed event in world politics, Jonathan Kirshner argues in his latest book, "American Power after the Financial Crisis" (Cornell University Press, 2014).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
02.10.2014
Welcome new members of the Cornell faculty, 2014-15
Geoffrey Abers, professor, earth and atmospheric sciences College: Engineering Academic focus: Earthquake seismology, earth structure, material exchange between the earth's surface and deep int
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
01.10.2014
Business/Economics
01.10.2014
Business/Economics
30.09.2014
Chicago Innovation Exchange, Cisco narrow field to three teams for innovation challenge
Three teams led by innovators at Argonne National Laboratory , University of Chicago's Computation Institute , Fermilab and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named finalists in
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
30.09.2014
Ethical behavior can be contagious, study says
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. A new study from Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty members Steven Huddart and Hong Qu examines the power of social influence on managers' ethical behavior. The Department of Accounting researchers find that managers tend to become more honest after observing honest peers and more dishonest after observing dishonest peers.
Business/Economics
29.09.2014
Cohabiting couples differ on contraceptive use by class
Most cohabiting couples intend to delay childbirth until they're married, steadily employed and financially stable.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
29.09.2014
How do great universities build great cities?
Universities play a key role in building and strengthening cities, helping them connect with the world and reinvent themselves in dynamic ways – and it's a symbiotic relationship, says award-winning urban theorist and University of Toronto president Meric Gertler .
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
29.09.2014
Water Use for Fracking Oil Resembles Use for Conventional Production
AUSTIN, Texas — Producing oil through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses similar amounts of water on average as producing oil by conventional means, according to a new study by The University of Texas at Austin's Bureau of Economic Geology. Bridget Scanlon, a senior research scientist at the bureau and lead researcher on the study, said the findings are important because of the current debate about the amount of water used to produce energy.
Business/Economics
29.09.2014
Slovakia's president, Andrej Kiska, visits MIT
Slovakia’s president, Andrej Kiska, visits MIT
Last Friday, Slovak President Andrej Kiska, along with a delegation from Slovakia, visited MIT to discuss topics including innovation, entrepreneurship, and online learning.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
29.09.2014
Know thy banker -- it could keep you solvent
You've probably seen advertising campaigns in which banks describe how much their customer relationships matter to them. While such messaging might have been cooked up at an ad agency, it turns out there is some truth underlying these slogans. As a newly published study co-authored by an MIT professor shows, strong working relationships between bankers and clients reduce the likelihood of loan delinquencies and defaults, at least in the context of an emerging economy.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
26.09.2014
Consumer sentiment strengthens in September
Consumer sentiment strengthens in September
Contact Diane Swanbrow, (734) 647-9069, swanbrow [a] umich (p) edu or Surveys of Consumers, (734) 763-5224 or Thomson Reuters PR Hotline: (646) 223-7222, ext.1 ANN ARBOR-Consumer confiden
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
26.09.2014
Shift away from political moderation contributes to rising inequality, threats to democracy, Stanford experts say
Shift away from political moderation contributes to rising inequality, threats to democracy, Stanford experts say
Stanford sociologists Doug McAdam and Karina Kloos write in a new book that the ongoing influence of racially inflected social movements and politics since the 1960s has led to unprecedented levels of inequality and partisanship.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
25.09.2014
Business/Economics
25.09.2014
An ambassador’s analysis: Mel Levitsky discusses Brazil’s presidential election
ANN ARBOR-Brazil's presidential election Oct. 5 could be tight. The incumbent is Dilma Rousseff, who has struggled to match the popularity of her charismatic predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
25.09.2014
Dentists meet increased demand as health care act widens
Contact Greta Guest, (734) 936-7821, gguest [a] umich (p) edu or Terry Kosdrosky, (734) 936-2502, terrykos [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-Can dentists and doctors cope with the increased patient traffic since the Affordable Care Act took effect?
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
25.09.2014
Solo hybrid drivers in carpool lanes amplify gridlock
Solo hybrid drivers in carpool lanes amplify gridlock
Allowing single-occupant hybrid cars to use carpool lanes - on some of Los Angeles' busiest highways during rush hour, no less - creates crushing congestion and about $4,500 per car in adverse social costs annually.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
24.09.2014
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
24.09.2014
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
24.09.2014
Berkeley Lab Report Quantifies the Financial Impacts of Customer-Sited Photovoltaics on Electric Utilities
Berkeley Lab Report Quantifies the Financial Impacts of Customer-Sited Photovoltaics on Electric Utilities
Impacts to Utility Shareholder Earnings and Return on Equity Can Vary Greatly, and Can Be Mitigated through a Range of Measures Berkeley, CA - A new report prepared by analysts from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) examines the potential impacts of customer-sited solar photovoltaics (PV) on electric utility profitability and rates.  The report, entitled Financial Impacts of Net-Mete
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
24.09.2014
As a Citation Laureate, Penn Physicist Charles Kane Contender for Nobel Prize
Charles Kane , a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the University of Pennsylvania 's School of Arts & Sciences , is one of this year's Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
23.09.2014
Interactive Map Reveals Rooftop Reflectance for Five California Cities
Interactive Map Reveals Rooftop Reflectance for Five California Cities
How cool is your roof? If you live in the California cities of Bakersfield, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or San Jose, you may be able to find out. Scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have created an interactive map that displays the solar reflectance (also known as albedo) of individual roofs in these five West Coast cities.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
23.09.2014
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
23.09.2014
3 Questions: Calestous Juma on African development
3 Questions: Calestous Juma on African development
How can Africa find new ways to spark economic growth? That is the focus of a wide-ranging public symposium hosted by the Center for International Studies as part of its Starr Forum event series.
Event - Business/Economics
22.09.2014
Business/Economics
18.09.2014
Poverty, income inequality increase in Washington state
University of Washington The number of Washingtonians living in poverty jumped by more than 50,000 from 2012 to 2013, and the state poverty rate rose as well, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday.
Business/Economics
18.09.2014
World Economic Forum names Susan Hockfield chair of its Forum Academy
World Economic Forum names Susan Hockfield chair of its Forum Academy
The following is adapted from an announcement by the World Economic Forum.
Event - Business/Economics
17.09.2014
Go take a hike! Cascadilla Gorge Trail reopens
Go take a hike! Cascadilla Gorge Trail reopens
Closed for six years of storm-related repairs, the Cascadilla Gorge Trail - from College Avenue to Treman Triangle Park in downtown Ithaca - reopened Monday, Sept.
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
17.09.2014
Significant Declines in Price of Rooftop and Utility-Scale Solar
Berkeley, CA - The price of solar energy in the United States continues to fall substantially, according to the latest editions of two annual reports produced by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
17.09.2014
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
17.09.2014
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
17.09.2014
U-M professor in Scotland to witness historic independence vote
U-M professor in Scotland to witness historic independence vote
ANN ARBOR-The Scottish referendum on Sept. 18 is a huge deal. If voters decide to split from the U.K., a major world power and key U.S. ally could be significantly weakened, losing a third of its land mass.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
17.09.2014
UCLA Health System, Anthem Blue Cross join L.A. and Orange County partners to launch Vivity
UCLA Health System, Anthem Blue Cross join L.A. and Orange County partners to launch Vivity
Unique product created by insurer and 7 health systems uniquely aligns care for Southern California members Dale Tate The UCLA Health System and six other top hospital systems in Los Angeles and
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
17.09.2014
Hacking for good
Hacking for good
Hacking is often done with malicious intent. But the two MIT alumni who co-founded fast-growing startup Tinfoil Security have shown that hacking can be put to good use: improving security.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
16.09.2014
Making the case for Keynes
Making the case for Keynes
In 1919, when the victors of World War I were concluding their settlement against Germany - in the form of the Treaty of Versailles - one of the leading British representatives at the negotiations angrily resigned his position, believing the debt imposed on the losers would be too harsh.
Business/Economics
15.09.2014
Hackathon showcases smart content search engine
Hackathon showcases smart content search engine
At the Big Red//Hacks event Sept. 26-28 - billed as the first student-run, large-scale hackathon at Cornell University - participants will have access to a semantic intelligence application program interfaceAPI, the core technology for a new startup, Speare.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
15.09.2014
New mapping tool reveals Midwest’s top 10 industry clusters
A new online economic development tool, U.S. Cluster Mapping , can now map the nation's top industry "clusters" by region, so that business and government leaders can work together to help those industries succeed in the global marketplace.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
12.09.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
12.09.2014
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
11.09.2014
Making drones more customizable
Making drones more customizable
A first-ever standard "operating system" for drones, developed by a startup with MIT roots, could soon help manufacturers easily design and customize unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for multiple applications.
Business/Economics
11.09.2014
University broadens retirement planning options
Following a comprehensive review of Cornell's retirement plans by an independent advisory firm, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors, Cornell has restructured and expanded its TIAA-CREF and Fidelity retirement fund options.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
10.09.2014
U of M researcher, partners expose market structure behind juvenile sex trafficking in Minneapolis
Findings reveal violent, sophisticated system of buyers, facilitators and recruitment tactics Exploitation, violence and brutality play key operational roles in the juvenile sex trafficking business models in Minneapolis, according to a new study released today by Lauren Martin, director of research for the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), and Alexandra Pierce, president of Othayonih Research.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
10.09.2014
Companies tighten reins on noncompete agreements
Greta Guest, (734) 936-7821, gguest [a] umich (p) edu or Terry Kosdrosky, (734) 936-2502, terrykos [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-The use of noncompete agreements in employment contracts from t
Business/Economics
09.09.2014
The technology industry needs more women innovators, Stanford expert says
Stanford scholar Vivek Wadhwa says the technology industry must level the playing field for women by encouraging their startups and removing obstacles in their way.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
09.09.2014
Census Bureau Research Data Center to be established at UW–Madison
The potential for interdisciplinary research is about to expand considerably throughout the state of Wisconsin, thanks to Census Bureau approval for construction of a branch Research Data Center, or RDC, on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
08.09.2014
Paradigm shifter
Paradigm shifter
Maxime Cohen, a graduate student at the MIT Operations Research Center, could be doing just about anything now.
Life Sciences - Business/Economics
08.09.2014
Study links honesty to prefrontal region of the brain
Study links honesty to prefrontal region of the brain
Are humans programmed to tell the truth? Not when lying is advantageous, says a new study led by Assistant Professor Ming Hsu at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.
Business/Economics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
08.09.2014
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
08.09.2014
Business/Economics
05.09.2014
Manual control
Manual control
When you imagine the future of gesture-control interfaces, you might think of the popular science-fiction films "Minority Report" (2002) or "Iron Man" (2008).
Business/Economics - Agronomy/Food Science
04.09.2014
New food institute blends academic, industry partners
In an era of tight resources for food makers, sometimes solutions are found in the meeting of food minds, such as through the Cornell Institute for Food Systems Industry Partnership Program (CIFS-IPP
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
02.09.2014
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
02.09.2014
Study focuses on communities near polluted waterways
Andrew Greenlee, a professor of urban and regional planning, is co-leading a project that re-examines how communities near polluted waterways cope with environmental disruptions.
Business/Economics - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
27.08.2014
Business/Economics
26.08.2014
Professor comments on the ills of foregoing vacation days
The media and corporations regularly turn to Lonnie Golden, professor of economics at Abington, for his expertise on labor and work-life issues.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
22.08.2014
University of Chicago forms new partnerships to support local hiring
The University of Chicago paid out more than $230 million in salaries to mid-South Side residents in fiscal 2014, according to data released today at the UChicago Local Workforce Conference 2014.
Mathematics - Business/Economics
21.08.2014
Washington housing market improves in second quarter of 2014
Washington housing market improves in second quarter of 2014
University of Washington Washington state's housing market rebounded from its first quarter performance, as the annual rate of existing home sales rose 6.4 percent in the second quarter of 2014.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
20.08.2014
Leading Researchers on Gender and Women in the Workplace To Convene at Carnegie Mellon, Sept. 4-5
Press Release: Leading Researchers on Gender and Women in the Workplace To Convene at Carnegie Mellon, Sept.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
19.08.2014
New University of Minnesota funding program will kick-start companies bringing U discoveries to market
The University of Minnesota announced today it has launched a first-of-its kind seed-investment program, the Discovery Capital Investment Program, to accelerate the transfer of university technology to the market by providing early-stage funding to startup companies based on university-discovered technology and innovation.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
19.08.2014
Women will benefit from the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage
HERSHEY, Pa. Women could benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act's mandate for contraceptive coverage, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
Life Sciences - Business/Economics
19.08.2014
Our connection to content
Our connection to content
It's often said that humans are wired to connect: The neural wiring that helps us read the emotions and actions of other people may be a foundation for human empathy.
Business/Economics - Chemistry
18.08.2014
Bionic Liquids from Lignin
Bionic Liquids from Lignin
While the powerful solvents known as ionic liquids show great promise for liberating fermentable sugars from lignocellulose and improving the economics of advanced biofuels, an even more promising candidate is on the horizon - bionic liquids.
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
18.08.2014
Sarah Ploss named Entrepreneur in Residence
Sarah Ploss, a seasoned business development and marketing strategist, was recently named Cornell's Entrepreneur in Residence for the 2014-15 academic year; she now is accepting appointments with students.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
15.08.2014
Life Sciences - Business/Economics
15.08.2014
Grants fund UW technology projects on the road to commercialization
A coordination-retraining device was awarded first-round funding from the university's Discovery to Product program.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
14.08.2014
Profs. Lars Peter Hansen, Kevin Murphy to lead Becker Friedman Institute
Two acclaimed University of Chicago economists, Lars Peter Hansen and Kevin M. Murphy, have been appointed co-chairs of the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics , succeeding Gary S. Becker, AM'53, PhD'55, who passed away in May.
Business/Economics
13.08.2014
Effective corporate governance employs multiple strategies, study says
The most effective corporate governance occurs when a mix of complementary mechanisms that include CEO incentive alignment and both internal and external monitoring mechanisms are present, according to a new study from Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty member Vilmos Misangyi and his colleague from the Singapore Management University.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
12.08.2014
HUD official to join city planning faculty, direct Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy
HUD official to join city planning faculty, direct Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy
Carol Galante, current assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) commissioner, will join the University of California, Berkeley faculty in January 2015.
Business/Economics
12.08.2014
How companies can minimize the stigma of affirmative action
ANN ARBOR-Affirmative action policies in the workforce have increased diversity, often at the cost of stigmatizing the very workers the policies are designed to help. New research finds that a deeper understanding of what triggers feelings such as resentment, stigmatization and "stereotype threat" can help companies prevent these negative reactions and make diversity efforts more successful, said the study's authors.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
12.08.2014
Law/Forensics - Business/Economics
08.08.2014
International scholars gain new perspective at the Summer Institute in Law and Economics
In June 2011, Prof. Omri Ben-Shahar participated in a conference in Beijing where UChicago scholars and their Chinese counterparts examined the impact of China's evolving property rights issues from the perspectives of economics, politics, sociology and law.
Business/Economics
07.08.2014
European immigrants assimilated successfully, Stanford economist says
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, an "open borders" United States absorbed millions of European immigrants in one of the largest mass migrations ever.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
06.08.2014
Alcohol abuse increased one city’s EMS costs by millions of dollars a year
So-called "superusers" of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) - most of whom had alcohol-related reasons for their EMS transport - generated millions of dollars in medical costs in one year alone in the
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
04.08.2014
Global economic losses from cyclones linger for decades, study finds
A new study indicates that cyclones over the last 60 years have slowed the annual growth rate of the global domestic product by about 1.3 percent. Around the world, economic losses due to hurricanes continue for decades after disastrous storms strike, the losses are not alleviated by spending on reconstruction and may climb with storms that are intensified by climate change, according to a new study co-authored by a University of California, Berkeley, economist and public policy professor.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
04.08.2014
U-M report: How shale gas can boost U.S. manufacturing
ANN ARBOR-The American shale gas boom has the potential to revitalize domestic manufacturing, and a new report from a University of Michigan-led panel recommends steps to make that happen in a responsible manner.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
04.08.2014
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
01.08.2014
Penn Undergrad Startup Aims to Make Finding Grants Easier
Penn Undergrad Startup Aims to Make Finding Grants Easier
As most researchers know, applying for grant funding is a complex process. But before the application process even starts, researchers must tackle a more fundamental task: finding a funding source that's a good match for a project.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Business/Economics
31.07.2014
Carnegie Mellon’s Erica Fuchs Discusses How Global Redistribution of Manufacturing Is Changing Innovation
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon's Erica Fuchs Discusses How Global Redistribution of Manufacturing Is Changing Innovation-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University PITTSBURGH—Location, location, location.
Business/Economics
31.07.2014
MIT economist Nancy Rose to take Department of Justice position
MIT economist Nancy Rose, an expert on firm behavior and the economics of regulated industries, has been named by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as deputy assistant attorney general for economic analysis.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
30.07.2014
Ag business is no longer business as usual, says expert
For Mike Hoffmann, it's business as unusual: Plant hardiness zones are moving north. Northeast springs are arriving early, summers are hotter, winters are getting warmer, and the region suffers 74 percent more rain events than a half-century ago.
Business/Economics
29.07.2014
Why let your sales force influence product prices?
From the outside, you might not notice the ongoing tension within many large businesses: the battle between salespeople, on the one hand, and marketers and product managers, on the other.
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
28.07.2014
Why aren't consumers buying remanufactured products?
Firms looking to increase market share of remanufactured consumer products will have to overcome a big barrier to do so, according to a recent study from the Penn State Smeal College of Business.
Agronomy/Food Science - Business/Economics
28.07.2014
On-campus visit inspires international farmers
On-campus visit inspires international farmers
Ten agriculturalists - participants of the prestigious Nuffield Scholar Global Focus Program - seeking inspiration for their businesses back home in Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Ireland and the United Kingdom, recently took part in a weeklong tour of Cornell's extensive agricultural endeavors.
Business/Economics - Agronomy/Food Science
28.07.2014
Field day offers insight into hops industry
Field day offers insight into hops industry
Brewery owners, farmers and home brewers hoping to hop into New York's burgeoning hops industry gathered at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) in Geneva, N.Y., July 12 to see its new hop yard and hear advice from experts and peers alike.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
28.07.2014
Business/Economics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
24.07.2014
Business/Economics - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
24.07.2014
Wisconsin plastics industry has roots in modest, multitalented UW-Madison professor
Tom Mohs, founder of plastics manufacturing company Placon, holds a plastic container produced in the Madison factory.
Business/Economics - Life Sciences
23.07.2014
High school interns bring curiosity, open minds to Stanford labs
High school interns bring curiosity, open minds to Stanford labs
Palo Alto High School student Maya Ben-Efraim focuses on how e-cigarette manufacturers target teens as part of her summer internship with Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising.
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
22.07.2014
Making the cut
Making the cut
Diode lasers - used in laser pointers, barcode scanners, DVD players, and other low-power applications - are perhaps the most efficient, compact, and low-cost lasers available.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
21.07.2014
Business/Economics - Arts and Design
21.07.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
18.07.2014
Business/Economics
18.07.2014
The Peter Pan portfolio
The Peter Pan portfolio Harvard's Houghton Library contains vivid illustrations from 'Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens' H arvard's Houghton Librar y contains a lush Peter Pan portfolio, a collection of vivid drawings by noted illustrator Arthur Rackham.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.07.2014
Book examines hows and whys of economic choices
Valerie Reyna, professor of human development in Cornell's College of Human Ecology, and graduate student Evan Wilhelms are editors of a new book: "Neuroeconomics, Judgment and Decision Making" (Taylor & Francis).
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
17.07.2014
Life Sciences - Business/Economics
17.07.2014
Infosys Co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan Donates $1.8 Million to Carnegie Mellon To Promote Brain Research and Education
Press Release: Infosys Co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan Donates $1.8 Million to Carnegie Mellon To Promote Brain Research and Education-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University New Collabo
Business/Economics
17.07.2014
Innovation index highlights advances in Europe, Africa
Innovation index highlights advances in Europe, Africa
The Global Innovation Index 2014, co-authored by Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management Dean Soumitra Dutta, was released in Sydney, Australia, July 18 at the B20 gathering of international business leaders.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
16.07.2014
Olver to lead University Research Park
A worker programs and tests a new line of CapTel, a captioned telephone system, at one of Ultratec's multiple telecommunication and manufacturing facilities at University Research Park.
Business/Economics - Arts and Design
16.07.2014
Using the Early History of Jazz as a Case Study for Innovation, Marketing and More
Damon Phillips remembers finding the Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz in his parents' record collection with its 46-page booklet of liner notes about the music when he was about 10 years old.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
15.07.2014
Mental-health monitoring goes mobile
Mental-health monitoring goes mobile
Behavioral health analytics startup Ginger.io sees smartphones as "automated diaries" containing valuable insight into the mental well-being of people with mental illnesses.
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
15.07.2014
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
15.07.2014
University of Minnesota selects MnDRIVE projects to develop safe, sustainable food system
Seventeen new research projects involving University of Minnesota researchers and more than 65 food industry partners have been awarded $3 million in funds through the U's  MnDRIVE initiative, the university announced today.
Business/Economics - Law/Forensics
15.07.2014
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
11.07.2014
Tapping real-time financial data can improve economic policymaking
Tapping real-time financial data can improve economic policymaking
Measuring the nation's economic health has long been a slow, costly and imprecise exercise, but researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have helped develop a new way to measure real-time consumer behavior that could vastly improve economic policymaking.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
10.07.2014
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
10.07.2014
There’s an app for that: Researchers harness a powerful new source of up-to-date information on economic activity
ANN ARBOR-Researchers at the University of Michigan, University of California Berkeley, and Arizona State University have developed a new data infrastructure for measuring economic activity.
Business/Economics - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
09.07.2014
Letrozole may help women with PCOS become pregnant
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.- A study by Esther Prins, co-director of the Goodling Institute and the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, and her colleagues Cathy Kassab and Kimeka Campbell, challenges