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American Association of Neurological Surgeons Names Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FAANS, as Organization's President Elect

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:00:00 EST

Shelly D. Timmons, MD, PhD, FAANS, has been named president elect of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). The association announced her appointment during the 85th AANS Annual Scientific Meeting, held in Los Angeles, April 22-26, 2017.(image)

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Names Alex B. Valadka, MD, FAANS, as Organization's President

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:00:00 EST

2017 AANS president announced: Alex B. Valadka(image)

Utrafast Imaging, Smallest Transistor, Electronic Cyclones, Sensor-Filled Glove, and More in the Engineering News Source

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:05:38 EST

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

Viral Videos of Onboard Clashes Are Not the Full Story

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:05:29 EST


Northwestern Economist Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:05:26 EST

(image) Charles Manski, the Board of Trustees Professor of Economics in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association (AEA).(image)

Experts Examine Flint Water Tragedy, US Infrastructure Crisis

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:05:30 EST

(image) During Darden's Net Impact Week, Professor Peter Debaere with CEO Ruffner Page (MBA '86) and others lead a discussion on Flint: Two Years Later(image)

LJI Professor Klaus Ley Wins Prestigious National Award

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:05:42 EST

(image) Professor Klaus Ley, M.D., has been selected as this year's winner of the Eugene M. Landis Award, the Microcirculatory Society's top honor, in recognition of his pioneering work in vascular biology and microcirculation. The microcirculation comprises all the small blood vessels in all tissues and organs and their contents (blood plasma and blood cells).(image)

Competition Limits Self-Interests That Pose Potential Problems for Corporations

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:05:41 EST

(image) New research by an Iowa State University professor of management examines how competing interests within an organization can limit unethical behavior. David King says there needs to be a restructuring of corporate governance so more people are at the table making decisions.(image)

A Cancer in the Family: One Spouse's Diagnosis Can Lower Household Income

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:05:34 EST

(image) Caring for a husband or wife with cancer significantly diminishes family income, according to researchers from the University of Georgia, who tracked changes in employment and income among working-age couples in Canada.(image)

Link Found Between Financial Strain and Low-Birth-Weight Babies

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:05:59 EST

A financially strapped pregnant woman's worries about the arrival and care of her little one could contribute to birth of a smaller, medically vulnerable infant, a new study suggests.(image)

Entrepreneur and Investor David Chang Named Director of Babson College Summer Venture Program

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:05:42 EST

Babson College, the top-ranked college for entrepreneurship, has named influential Bostonian, entrepreneur, and angel investor David Chang the Director of its Summer Venture Program (SVP)--Babson's world-renowned 10-week startup accelerator.(image)

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Names Moustapha Abou-Samra, MD, FAANS, as Organization's Vice President

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EST

Moustapha Abou-Samra named AANS vice president for 2017-2018.(image)

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Names Frederick A. Boop, MD, FAANS, as Organization's Past President

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EST

Frederick A. Boop will continue to serve the AANS as its past president for 2017-2018.(image)

ORNL to Collaborate with Five Small Businesses to Advance Energy Tech

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:05:30 EST

Five small companies have been selected to partner with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory to move technologies in commercial refrigeration systems, water power generation, bioenergy and battery manufacturing closer to the marketplace.(image)

Study: To Innovate, Large Firms Should Let Employees Choose How to Do Their Jobs

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:05:23 EST

(image) New research from NYIT shows large organizations can remain innovative and minimize "red tape" by empowering employees.(image)

University of Utah Ranked No. 1 in Milken Institute Report for Taking Technology Innovations From Campus to Community

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:05:37 EST

(image) The University of Utah is the top research university in the nation when it comes to commercializing technology innovations, according to the Milken Institute's 2017 ranking of Best Universities for Technology Transfer.(image)

Student Start-Up Shrinks Degrees of Separation Between Celebrities and Fans

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:15:23 EST

(image) Features UVA Darden students Maximillian Huc (MBA '17) and Sam Boochever (MBA '17) - cofounders of the celebrity connection app 1Degree(image)

Greenwashing: In the Eye of the Beholder

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:05:30 EST

(image) Professor Mike Lenox explains the practice of "greenwashing" and discusses how companies can engage in sustainable practices while delivering products consumers will actually buy: win-win-win for the consumer, producer and environment.(image)

What Is Your Future Risk of Poverty?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:05:53 EST

(image) A newly-redesigned poverty risk calculator, developed by Mark Rank, a renowned expert on economic hardship at Washington University in St. Louis, can for the first time determine an American's expected risk of poverty based on their race, education level, gender, marital status and age.(image)

The Complexity of "Cause Marketing" Campaigns

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:05:31 EST

However, in their new study "Self-Signaling and Prosocial Behavior: A Cause Marketing Experiment," University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor of Marketing Jean-Pierre Dube, Xueming Luo of Temple University and Zheng Fang of Sichuan University find that the effects of cause marketing are more complicated than that. In their study, to be published in the forthcoming INFORMS journal Marketing Science, the researchers find that offering price discounts and donations simultaneously can actually reduce sales in cause marketing settings. This means that while cause marketers believe that combining discounted services and donations will automatically lead to higher traffic and overall revenue, often the opposite is true.(image)

Edison Agrosciences Licenses Technology From the Danforth Center

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:05:28 EST

(image) Edison Agrosciences has licensed technology from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to enhance its ability to identify high-value gene candidates to improve natural rubber content in crops.(image)

Forcing a U-Turn on Tips Reverses Uber's NYC Gains

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:40:56 EST


Texas Tech Student Finds His Passion, Helping Others Do the Same

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:05:42 EST

Tad Davis helps promote innovation and entrepreneurialism throughout campus and across the country.(image)

Babson Awards 2017 B.E.T.A Challenge Winners With Over $280,000

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:05:08 EST

​Babson College announced its 2017 B.E.T.A. (Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action(r)​​​​​​​​​​​​​) Challenge winners--DetraPel, TORq Interface, and botkeeper--after a venture showcase with 18 semifinalists and a pitch competition between nine ultimate finalists.(image)