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Cambridge Journals announce partnership with the Paleontological Society
10/16/2014 6:13:56 PM
The Paleontological Society and Cambridge University Press announce a new publishing partnership for the Paleontological Society’s journals. Beginning in 2015, Cambridge Journals will be publishing the Journal of Paleontology and Paleobiology. The Paleontological Society is an international non-profit organization and one of the world’s leading learned societies devoted …
Scribendi.com’s Essay Writing Course Launched on Udemy
Scribendi.com’s Essay Writing Course Launched on Udemy
10/15/2014 4:54:51 PM
Scribendi.com, the ISO-certified editing and  proofreading  company, has launched its first online training course on Udemy,  How to Write an Essay in 5 Easy Steps . It is now available at  Udemy , the world’s largest online learning platform. “We are thrilled to release our  How to Write an Essay in 5 Easy Steps  online course to the public,” said Karen Ashford, marketing …
Philips and Dutch Radboud university medical center debut wearable diagnostic prototype for chronic illness at Dreamforce 2014 event
10/14/2014 9:33:27 AM
Today at the Dreamforce 2014 conference in San Francisco, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) and Nijmegen, the Netherlands-based Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc) announced the debut of a prototype to support patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The launch marks the start of joint explorations between Philips and Radboudumc to apply …
Fiber-based laxatives linked to decreased risk of colorectal cancer: study
Fiber-based laxatives linked to decreased risk of colorectal cancer: study
10/13/2014 11:28:27 AM
A large, prospective study involving more than 75,000 adults in western Washington has found that frequent use of fiber-based laxatives is associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer while the use of non-fiber laxatives is linked to significantly increased risk of the disease. The study also found no association between bowel-movement frequency and constipation with …
Alumnus Jean Tirole wins Nobel Prize in economic sciences
Alumnus Jean Tirole wins Nobel Prize in economic sciences
10/13/2014 10:49:56 AM
Jean Tirole PhD ’81, a scholar whose longstanding ties to MIT include service on the economics faculty from 1984 to 1991, has been award the 2014 Nobel Prize in economic sciences for his work on the behavior and regulation of powerful firms. Research by Tirole, 61, now a professor of economics at the University of Toulouse in his native France, has highlighted the need for …
New CIHs Offered Helpful Tips & Guidance for Earning Certification Maintenance Credits
New CIHs Offered Helpful Tips & Guidance for Earning Certification Maintenance Credits
10/13/2014 10:32:44 AM
Earlier this month, the Fall Exam window opened for Applicants working towards earning their CIH certification.  Administered by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, the current exam window runs through the last day of November. Within the industrial hygiene profession, successfully passing the Certified Industrial Hygienist examination and all of the other requirements …
STANLEY Security Kicks Off Nomination Period for $600,000 TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program, Now Open to Higher Education Market
10/10/2014 10:12:32 AM
STANLEY Security,a leading global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range of industries, announces nominations are now open to higher education institutions for this year’s TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program. In its second year, the STANLEY Security TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program will provide the opportunity to …
American Cancer Society Awards New Research and Training Grants
10/9/2014 5:33:24 PM
The American Cancer Society, the largest non-government, not-for-profit funding source of cancer research in the United States, has awarded 83 national research and training grants totaling $44 million in the second of two grant cycles for 2014. The grants will fund 83 investigators at 50 institutions across the United States; 73 are new grants while 10 are renewals of …
51 percent of employed 2014 college grads are in jobs that don’t require a degree, finds CareerBuilder survey
10/9/2014 12:59:12 PM
Several months removed from spring graduation, the majority of Class of 2014 college graduates are currently working; however, about half (51 percent) of that group are in jobs that don’t require a degree, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. This includes 45 percent of 4-year degree graduates and 57 percent of associate degree graduates. Sixty-five percent of recent …
Ford and UAW Announce $350,000 Grant for New Programs to Teach Business Skills at Louisville Schools
10/9/2014 9:10:41 AM
Ford Motor Company Fund and UAW Ford today announced a grant of $350,000 to pilot an innovative new education program that will bring teams of teachers into the Louisville Assembly Plant to experience first-hand the work situations their students will face. The program, called the “Ford NGL Collaborative Learning Externship (CLE),” is aimed at building real-world partnerships …
Digital Loeb Classical Library Debuts
10/8/2014 11:27:54 AM
BOSTON, Oct. 8, 2014 -- Safari has announced the successful launch of the digital Loeb Classical Library , which it developed with the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library and Harvard University Press. Using Safari’s award-winning PubFactory publishing platform and innovative team, the digital Loeb Classical Library captures the rich heritage and 520 volumes of Greek …
Bristol-Myers Squibb and MD Anderson Cancer Center Announce Novel Research Collaboration
10/7/2014 12:19:47 PM
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced a novel clinical research collaboration to evaluate multiple immunotherapies, including Opdivo (nivolumab), Yervoy (ipilimumab) and three early-stage clinical immuno-oncology assets from Bristol-Myers Squibb, as potential treatment options for acute and chronic …
Study: Public Feels More Negative Toward People With Drug Addiction Than Those With Mental Illness
10/6/2014 11:25:34 AM
People are significantly more likely to have negative attitudes toward those suffering from drug addiction than those with mental illness, and don’t support insurance, housing, and employment policies that benefit those dependent on drugs, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. A report on the findings, which appears in the October issue of …
Elsevier Adds Five New Subject Areas to Legacy eBook Collection
10/6/2014 11:18:27 AM
Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced it added five new subject areas to its Legacy eBook Collection on ScienceDirect . The Legacy Collection consists of digitized, classic scholarly book content, now including nearly 13,000 books. The new subject areas are arts and humanities; computer …
Dow Leaders Honored for STEM Excellence with 2014 HENAAC Awards
10/6/2014 11:14:19 AM
Honoring the best and brightest science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) minds in America, business president of Dow Feedstocks & Energy, Mauro Gregorio, and R&D director of Dow Oil & Gas exploration and production, Rui Vogt Alves Da Cruz, have both been awarded 2014 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) Awards . …
BMW Group’s initiative “¿Te gusta aprender?“ celebrates first graduating class
BMW Group’s initiative “¿Te gusta aprender?“ celebrates first graduating class
10/6/2014 9:00:46 AM
On 29 September 2014, the BMW Group celebrated the graduation of its first "¿Te gusta aprender?" class. The initiative was launched last October by the BMW Group, aimed at improving young Spaniards’ prospects on the labour market. The 27 young Spaniards selected from more than 5,000 applicants were honoured in an official ceremony at BMW Welt in Munich, in which they …
Sandia Labs plans partnership center to boost collaboration, tech transfer
10/3/2014 12:52:03 PM
Sandia National Laboratories will pursue a Center for Collaboration and Commercialization to strengthen partnerships, technology transfer and ties to the community. The center, known as C3, will support the city of Albuquerque’s and the University of New Mexico’s Innovation District and Innovate ABQ initiatives. C3 will offer programming and services to boost Sandia’s …
Soon to become a minority in the U.S., whites express declining support for diversity, UCLA psychology study finds
Soon to become a minority in the U.S., whites express declining support for diversity, UCLA psychology study finds
10/3/2014 9:19:53 AM
White Americans may view diversity and multiculturalism more negatively as the U.S. moves toward becoming a minority-majority nation, UCLA psychologists report. As part of their study, the researchers divided 98 white Americans from all regions of the country — half male, half female, with an average age of 37 — randomly into two groups. One group was told that whites will …
Accenture Grants VSO US$3.5 Million to Equip People Across Africa with Job and Entrepreneurial Skills
10/2/2014 5:54:41 PM
Accenture and VSO announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded VSO US$3.5 million to help the charity deliver job skills training to approximately 22,300 poor and disadvantaged people in Nigeria, Cambodia, Tanzania and Malawi. This grant brings Accenture’s direct support to VSO to more than US$9.2 million since 2003.   The award is part of Accenture’s …
Why Most New Product Ideas Fail: Our Brains are to Blame
Why Most New Product Ideas Fail: Our Brains are to Blame
10/2/2014 2:59:30 PM
ZURICH (October 2, 2014) – According to creativity and innovation expert Andrey Schukin, once we focus on developing our own product idea, our brains tend to delete most of the information that comes from the market. Frustrated with the success ratio of the new products, Schukin has developed and launched the Innovation Deck — a new set of playing cards for engineers and …