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Algal Blooms Cost Ohio Homeowners $152 Million Over Six Years

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:00:13 EST

(image) In a new study, researchers at The Ohio State University estimate algal blooms at two Ohio lakes cost Ohio homeowners $152 million in lost property value over six years. Meanwhile, a related study suggests that algae is driving anglers away from Lake Erie, causing fishing license sales to drop at least 10 percent every time a bloom reaches a moderate level of health risk.(image)

Sanitation Marketing Systems in Bangladesh: A Public-Private Partnership

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:05:35 EST

(image) Sanitation Marketing Systems in Bangladesh is one of five finalists for the P3 Award, which recognizes leading public-private partnerships that improve communities around the world. This award will be presented at the Concordia Annual Summit by the Darden School of Business' Institute for Business in Society, Concordia and the U.S. Department of State Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships.(image)

S&T Evaluates TSA Touch-Free Fingerprint Scanners

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:05:12 EST

In June, TSA began conducting a series of proof-of-concept tests for new biometric fingerprint technology with assistance from S&T's Biometrics Technology Engine and Apex Screening at Speed program.(image)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Appoints SPARGO, Inc. as Official Exposition and Advertising Sales and Management Firm

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:00:06 EST

In August of 2017, SPARGO, Inc. will assume responsibility for the management of exhibit and sponsorship sales for the American Society for Cell Biology's 2017 and 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meetings and 2019 and 2020 Annual Meetings. Additionally, SPARGO will sell advertising in ASCB's three publications and other digital communications.(image)

Take Flight Learning Named "Best Places to Work 2017" by the Philadelphia Business Journal

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:05:00 EST

(image) Take Flight Learning (TFL), the leading DISC personality styles training company in the United States and its team building division Team Builders Plus, has been named one of greater Philadelphia's "Best Places to Work 2017" by the Philadelphia Business Journal.(image)

Study: Job Centers Offer Little Help for the Unemployed

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:05:00 EST

If you are unemployed and looking for a job, the best way to get government-funded training and help finding a job is to prove you are "unemployable."(image)

Rady School of Management Venture Fund Invests in One of Its Own

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:05:27 EST

The Rady Venture Fund at the Rady School of Management University of California San Diego, announced their recent investment in Cloudbeds, their first investment in a company co-founded by a Rady MBA. The Rady Venture Fund provides investment capital to entrepreneurs, education opportunities and hands-on learning experiences for Rady MBAs and other UC San Diego graduate students.(image)

UChicago Medicine Opens Multilingual Clinic for International Patients

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:00:30 EST

The University of Chicago Medicine is opening a multilingual clinic in downtown Chicago for international patients and their families who need primary care beginning Aug. 15.(image)

Tune in to S&T's Tech Talk on Free First Responder Training

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:05:12 EST

(image) On August 14 at 2 p.m., we'll be hosting a Tech Talk about the EDGE system and how communities can access it--free of charge--to augment and reinforce live training for officers, agents, firefighters or emergency medical technicians.(image)

Equality Isn't Cutting It: New Campaign From American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics Works for Health Equity, Too

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:30:28 EST

Join our virtual press briefing on August 10 at 11 am ET to hear from these organizations about new research, stories of successful programs in communities, and experts who can speak to the need to ensure all children have access to nutritious food and safe places to be physically active.(image)

UVA Darden's Eastern Philosophy Class Yields 3 Key Insights for Business Leaders

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:05:28 EST

(image) Jay Bourgeois, a professor in the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, believes business students - and professionals - can learn a lot from Eastern philosophy.(image)

Georgia State Names Football Field for Business Leader Parker H. "Pete" Petit

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:05:29 EST

Georgia State University will name its football field at Georgia State Stadium in honor of Parker H. "Pete" Petit, chairman and chief executive officer of MiMedx Group, successful entrepreneur and long-time supporter of the un(image)

'Resilience-in-Action' Is Key to Team Success, Whether in Backwoods or Business

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:05:46 EST

Resilience has become even more critical to professional organizations, in light of threats posed by terrorism, computer hacking, climate change, social media firestorms, and other modern-day calamities. This study explores crisis as a continuous disruption during which organization members' responses can lead to success or failure.(image)

Bigger Than the Grasshopper and the Ant: A Macroeconomic View of Saving for Retirement

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:05:40 EST

(image) Current savings policies, such as tax-deferred savings accounts, were designed to encourage savings, thereby increasing households' retirement nest eggs and stimulating investment in the economy. But two University of Virginia professors -- Daniel Murphy of the UVA Darden School of Business and Andrew Hayashi of the UVA School of Law -- argue for a reconsideration of these policies in light of the recent recession.(image)

Understanding How Persuasion Works Can Make Consumers More Savvy

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:00:00 EST

It's not just art, it's science, psychologist says(image)

Mayo Clinic Contributes $28 Billion to US Economy, Creates More Than 167,000 Jobs Nationwide

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:05:00 EST

Today, Mayo Clinic released a societal impact report demonstrating the powerful effect the organization has on medical practice, patients and the American economy. The report ─ a first-of-its-kind study for Mayo Clinic ─ shows that Mayo Clinic contributed $28 billion to the U.S. economy and created 167,000 jobs nationwide through its business expenditures and the employer multiplier effect. TEConomy Partners, LLC, a consulting firm that provides econometric analysis, conducted this study.(image)

Serious Headwinds as Dow Jones Passes 22,000 Mark

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 11:05:17 EST


World Governments Make Citizens Pay Billions to Destroy Their Own Health

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 09:05:33 EST

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) has launched the report Hidden Price Tags: How ending fossil fuel subsidies would benefit our health providing the first-ever comparison of fossil fuel subsidies and the costs to health associated with air pollution from fossil fuels.(image)

DHS Selects George Mason University for Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis Center of Excellence

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 07:05:44 EST

S&T will provide CINA with a $3.85 million grant for its first operating year in a 10-year grant period.(image)

Record Fundraising Year Supports Key UVA Darden Initiatives

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:00:09 EST

(image) The loyal support of alumni and friends of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business resulted in a record-breaking fundraising year, generating more than $30 million in contributions to the School. This elevated multiple strategic priorities of the School.(image)

UVA Darden Professors Gentile, Liedtka Shortlisted for Premier Ranking of Global Business Thinkers

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 12:05:45 EST

(image) Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers, has announced its short list of nominees for the 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards, and the list includes a pair of University of Virginia Darden School of Business professors.(image)

Silicon Valley's Billionaires Are Excited About EdTech. Here's Why

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 12:05:39 EST

(image) Some organizations predict that by 2020, as much as $252 billion will be invested in education technology, shorthanded as "EdTech."That rapid growth and intense interest from private companies raises several questions. Key among them: What can Silicon Valley-style innovation do for public education and at what cost?(image)

Integrated Rehab Consultants Grows Revenue to $21 Million by Filling Critical Need in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 12:05:32 EST

Chicago-based Integrated Rehab Consultants (IRC) has grown its gross revenue from $63,000 since its inception in 2010 to more than $21 million in just six years by providing physicians for rehab oversight to improve patient care and significantly reduce cost for patients and insurers. IRC achieved profitability in its first year and each subsequent year while self-funding its own growth at an exponential pace.(image)

Olin College of Engineering's Stephen Hannabury Named Distinguished Business Officer of the Year by National Association of College and University Business Officers

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 11:05:32 EST

Hannabury is currently the Executive Vice President at Olin College of Engineering and was one of the founding leaders of the college.(image)