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High GPA Could Work Against Young Women Job Hunters

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:00:05 EST

Stellar grades in college could hurt - rather than help - women new to the job market, according to a new study that suggests employers place more value on the perceived "likability" of female applicants than on their academic success.(image)

Easier Seen Than Done: Watching How-to Videos on Youtube Gives People False Sense of Expertise

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:05:36 EST

Millions of how-to videos on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram have given people unprecedented access to the skilled performances of experts. Nevertheless, learning a new skill by watching a video on social media can also lead people to become overconfident in their own abilities, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.(image)

Nobel Prize-Winner to Establish Social Business Center in Adelaide

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:00:19 EST

The University of Adelaide has today signed a memorandum of understanding with Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist and entrepreneur Professor Muhammad Yunus to create a Yunus Social Business Centre in Adelaide.(image)

Female CEOs Frequently Face Subtler Bias

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:05:34 EST

(image) Even when female CEOs break through the glass ceiling, the boards overseeing them often reflect a subtler sexism that affects relationships and, ultimately, performance, according to new research from the University of Georgia.(image)

DHS S&T Announces Licensing of a Data-Analysis Tool From its Transition to Practice Program

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:05:41 EST

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today announced the seventh technology commercialization through S&T's Transition to Practice (TTP) Program since the start of the current fiscal year.(image)

Gendered Stereotypes Can Penalize Women for Having Good Grades

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:05:21 EST

(image) A first-of-its-kind study of recent college graduates' academic performance and their transition to the workforce finds that GPA matters little for men, and a high GPA can hurt women job applicants' chances of getting a call back from an employer.(image)

Graduate Program at the Scripps Research Institute Earns Another Top Ten Ranking

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:05:59 EST

The Skaggs Graduate School of Chemical and Biological Sciences at The Scripps Research Institute is ranked among the top ten in the nation according to a recent survey by U.S. News & World Report.(image)

First-of-Its-Kind Higher Education Joint Cybersecurity Operations Center Launches

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:05:33 EST

(image) Indiana University, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Rutgers University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have announced the launch and activation of OmniSOC, a specialized, sector-based cyber security operations center, or SOC, that provides trusted, rapid, actionable cyber intelligence to its members.(image)

Babson College Hosts 3rd Annual Babson India Symposium: The Best Of A Billion Minds

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:05:13 EST

The 3rd Babson India Symposium took place March 10th, 2018 at the Babson College Wellesley campus, bringing together students, alumni, faculty, and staff to connect, build relationships, and network with esteemed speakers and their peers.(image)

Gonzaga University Launches School of Leadership Studies

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:15:30 EST

(image) SPOKANE, Wash. - With nearly 40 years of history offering leadership programs for graduates and undergraduates, Gonzaga University will establish a School of Leadership Studies effective June 1, affirming its commitment to the importance of this field of study for the institution, Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh announced today.(image)

Firms Headquartered in Religiously-Adherent Counties Have Higher Credit Ratings, Lower Debt Costs

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:05:06 EST

A new study from the University of Iowa finds firms headquartered in more religiously observant counties have higher credit ratings and lower debt costs, evidence that suggests lenders and bondholders consider the company's culture when deciding whether to give them money.(image)

Medill, Institute for Nonprofit News Partner on Course to Help Public Service News Sites Build Audiences

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:05:48 EST

Northwestern University's Medill School and the Institute for Nonprofit News will collaborate on a new course this spring offering graduate students experience building an audience for news and helping nonprofit publishers build engagement.(image)

National Survey Ranks Biological Sciences Division #13 and Pritzker #18

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:05:00 EST

UChicago's Biological Sciences Division moved up one notch to No. 13 -- with the paleontology program retaining its top rating and the ecology & evolution program placing 8th -- in U.S. News & World Report's survey of the best biological sciences doctoral programs. Meanwhile, the Pritzker School of Medicine placed No. 18 among top medical schools for research.(image)

Want to Clean Up the Environment? Make Credit Easier to Get.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:05:30 EST

(image) Research by Berkeley Haas Prof. Ross Levine, the Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance, is the first to show that when lending conditions ease, businesses invest more in projects to cut pollution.(image)

Once, Twice, Six Times a Grocery Shopper

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:05:18 EST

If Americans fulfilled their java urges the same way they carefully shopped for groceries, they would visit five to seven various chain coffee shops regularly -- for a blend of different categories. In fact, it turns out that grocery categories such as dessert toppings, motor oil, candles and refrigerated ethnic foods were some of the leading products that lure customers to separate stores.(image)

Mercy Family Care Physicians (MFCP) Opens New $4 Million Facility in Mercy's Mcauley Tower Building

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:05:45 EST

(image) Citing increased demand for pediatric and primary care services in downtown Baltimore and the desire to create convenient access for families, Thomas R. Mullen, President and CEO of Mercy Health Services, has announced that Mercy Family Care Physicians (MFCP) has relocated to Mercy's Tower Building(image)

Communicating Through a Crisis: Wells Fargo Circles the Wagons

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:05:51 EST

(image) In this piece based on a UVA Darden Business Publishing case, Darden Professor June West and Senior Case Writer Jenny Craddock examine the Wells Fargo scandal and the corporate communication challenges and strategy new leadership addressed.(image)

Join Gail Miller and Other Inspirational Women at the Women's Symposium

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:05:21 EST

(image) Top faculty from the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business and international institutions of higher education and some of Utah's most influential women will present a day of research-driven content and engaging dialogue at the Elevate U Women's Symposium: Building Your Personal Brand on March 27, 2018.(image)

Entrepreneurship and the US Economy: Concerns and Implications

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:05:04 EST

(image) Sean Carr, Ph.D., executive director of Darden's Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation interviews John Haltiwanger of the University of Maryland and the National Bureau of Economic Research to discuss entrepreneurship, the U.S. economy, and what graduate education and policy have to do with both.(image)

Continued N.C. Economic Expansion Expected in 2018; Infrastructure Legislation Possible

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:05:10 EST

The North Carolina economy continues to grow, and legislators will soon consider whether infrastructure spending is around the corner, UNC Charlotte professor and economist John Connaughton says.(image)

UCI's Center for Digital Transformation Hosts Signature Conference

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:05:21 EST

(image) The fourth annual, "Road to Reinvention: Leadership in the Digital Age," conference, hosted by the Center for Digital Transformation (CDT) at UCI's Paul Merage School of Business(image)

DHS S&T Announces Release of New Cybersecurity Research Portfolio and Technology Guides

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:05:48 EST

(image) The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has released two new guides that will boost opportunities to transition its mature cybersecurity solutions and spur community discussion about its research and development (R&D) priorities.(image)

Ethics and Responsible Business Forum 2018

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:05:25 EST

The debate-style forum will focus on the ethics of fake news, and the lasting impact it has on the proper functioning of a democratic society.(image)