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UVA Darden Launches Business Innovation and Climate Change Initiative

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:05:23 EST

(image) The Darden School of Business has announced the launch of the Business Innovation and Climate Change Initiative, an ambitious new project spearheaded by Darden's Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation aimed at exploring how business innovation can be a source for pragmatic solutions to one of the world's most urgent issues.(image)

UNC Charlotte Receives $2 Million Boost from Duke Energy Foundation

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:05:43 EST

The Duke Energy Foundation is committing $2 million to the University's Exponential Campaign, specifically to support the Charlotte Engineering Early College and the Women in Computing Initiative.(image)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Joins Energy-Focused National Science Foundation Research Center

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:45:51 EST

(image) The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is joining a National Science Foundation-backed research center that will develop new technologies for storing, controlling and distributing energy that could ward off cybersecurity threats and lower energy bills.(image)

Entrepreneurs from Babson College's Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab Have Raised Nearly $5.5 Million in Funding Since Program Launch in 2013

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:05:45 EST

Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab(r) just wrapped up its fourth year with two grand finale events in Boston and Miami, adding 37 leading women entrepreneurs to its growing alumni base. WIN Lab(r) participants have collectively raised nearly $5.5 million in funding since program launch in 2013. The 2016-2017 Boston cohort has raised over $1.9 million, and the WIN Lab's first Miami entrepreneurs have raised over $1.5 million.(image)

Study Uncovers Large-Scale Volatility Index (VIX) Manipulation

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:50:20 EST

Newly examined aggregate evidence points to large-scale potential manipulation of the CBOE's Volatility Index (VIX), according to a study from The University of Texas at Austin.(image)

Novel Technology Applied to Replace Aging Bridge

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:05:31 EST

(image) The University of Delaware has collaborated on the design and construction of a new bridge, which continues to be monitored via a custom-designed instrumentation system. The old bridge was replaced with new technology known as a geosynthetic reinforced soil integrated bridge system (GRS-IBS).(image)

Smith Joins Great Place to Work Canada as Strategic Partner

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:05:01 EST

(image) Smith School of Business at Queen's University has joined forces with Great Place to Work(r) (GPTW), a global authority on building, sustaining, and recognizing high-trust, high-performing workplace cultures.(image)

MassChallenge Welcomes Babson Entrepreneurs Into 2017 Accelerator Program

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:05:53 EST

Two Babson graduate alumni businesses--DropZone for Veterans and GEMS Boxes--have been named finalists in the 2017 MassChallenge Boston accelerator program.(image)

Chinese Cultural Concept Can Help Improve Business Management

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:05:22 EST

"You don't talk about what you're going to do; you just understand each other and know to do it," says University of Iowa researcher, who says the concept is best described as "silent consensus."(image)

Facebook Live Tech Talk: Join Us Discuss How to Stop Electronic Jamming!

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:05:50 EST

(image) Join us for our live Facebook Tech Talk, on Thursday, May 25 at 1:30 p.m. EST., to discuss jamming and signal interference and its impact on first responders, their mission space and their standard operating procedures.(image)

$100 Million Gift Establishes Duchossois Family Institute to Develop 'New Science' Focused on Optimizing Health

Wed, 24 May 2017 01:00:00 EST

A Chicago-area family with a deep commitment to supporting science and medicine is giving $100 million to establish The Duchossois Family Institute at the University of Chicago Medicine, which seeks to accelerate research and interventions based on how the human immune system, microbiome and genetics interact to maintain health.(image)

Longtime Babson Faculty Celebrate Milestones

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:05:25 EST

This year, Babson College is celebr­ating the careers and accomplish­ments of a number of its longer serving and valued faculty members. Sydel Sokuvitz, Michael Fetters, Allan Cohen, Kent Jones, Robert McAuliffe, Dawna Dewire, William Coyle, Joanne Williams, and William Hebard are among those enjoying either 25, 35, or 40 year anniversaries at Babson College.(image)

New Way to Test Self-Driving Cars Could Cut 99.9 Percent of Validation Costs

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:05:20 EST

Mobility researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a new way to test autonomous vehicles that bypasses the billions of miles they would need to log for consumers to consider them road-ready(image)

Flight Delay? Lost Luggage? Don't Blame Airline Mergers, Research Shows

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 EST

(image) It's often said that airline mergers lead to more headaches for travelers, including more flight delays, late arrivals and missed connections. But an analysis of 15 years of U.S. Department of Transportation statistics found that airline consolidation has had little negative impact on on-time performance.(image)

Olin College Students and Alumni Will Participate in 2017 Summer Venture Accelerator

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:05:50 EST

Two Olin College teams will spend the summer in an intensive 10-week venture accelerator at Babson College.(image)

'Cold Calling Is Dead' and More Digital Marketing Insights From the Theory + Practice Marketing Conference

Mon, 22 May 2017 10:05:29 EST

(image) CEO Andrew Rose presents to marketing researchers at the 2017 Theory + Practice in Marketing conference hosted by UVA Darden School of Business.(image)

Give It a Rest, Part 1: How to Reduce Fatigue and Raise Productivity

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:05:50 EST

(image) UVA Darden Professor Manel Baucells discusses his research that shows quantitatively how valuable breaks and rest are to productivity.(image)

Babson College Again Featured in Princeton Review's "Colleges That Create Futures" Book

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:05:26 EST

Babson College, ranked No. 1 for entrepreneurship, is one of the nation's best institutions at offering its undergrads both outstanding academics and outstanding experiential learning opportunities according to The Princeton Review(r) and the second edition of its book, "Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom."(image)

Renewable Fuel, Concrete Beams, Enzyme's 3D Structure, and More in the Engineering News Source

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:20:04 EST

The latest research and features in the Newswise Engineering News Source(image)

IMSA Student Announced Winner of Inaugural 'The Next Launch' Business Pitch Competition

Fri, 19 May 2017 15:35:38 EST

(image) Ayan Agarwal, an Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy student and Hinsdale native, won first prize at the first-ever regional business pitch competition , "The Next Launch," on Wednesday, May 17.(image)

Georgetown University Licenses Use of Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors for Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:05:31 EST

Georgetown University today announces it has exclusively licensed worldwide intellectual property (IP) rights to develop and commercialize uses of tyrosine kinase (TK) inhibitors for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases to Axovant Sciences GmbH.(image)

FAU Study Says Female Faculty Face Strong Glass Ceiling in Male-Dominated University Environments

Thu, 18 May 2017 17:05:33 EST

(image) Female faculty members hoping to advance to the highest ranks of academia face significant barriers due to male-dominated environments at colleges and universities, according to a new study of faculty at colleges of business led by a professor at Florida Atlantic University's College of Business.(image)

ORNL Welcomes Innovation Crossroads Entrepreneurial Research Fellows

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:05:52 EST

(image) Oak Ridge National Laboratory today welcomed the first cohort of innovators to join Innovation Crossroads, the Southeast region's first entrepreneurial research and development program based at a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory.(image)