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Bayer honors top process engineering graduate
10/24/2014 10:08:02 AM
For the sixteenth time, Bayer has awarded the Bayer Technology Services Prize in recognition of the top Bachelor Degree graduate of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences. The winner this year is Jan Lamsfuss, who completed his degree in process engineering with a grade point average of 1.7 after eight semesters. Dr. Wilfried Kopp, Unit Head Project Management …
Stock-Trak’s Virtual Trading Applications Reach 5,000,000 Lifetime Users
Stock-Trak’s Virtual Trading Applications Reach 5,000,000 Lifetime Users
10/23/2014 6:00:00 AM
Stock-Trak, Inc., a leading provider of virtual stock market trading applications for the education market, is proud to announce it has reached a major milestone in its commitment to financial literacy.  As of this semester, Stock-Trak has now helped over 5 million students learn about the stock market and portfolio management through the use one of its stock market …
Hanley Wood Launches Greenbuild University
10/22/2014 1:05:56 PM
Hanley Wood announces the launch of Greenbuild University, a new online learning platform designed to educate and train sustainable design professionals with best-in-class content focusing on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Greenbuild University, located online at www.greenbuilduniversity.com , includes access to all educational content delivered during …
CAE and Bombardier Continue to Grow Authorized Training Provider Network for Bombardier Business Aircraft Customers
10/22/2014 12:26:03 PM
Bombardier and CAE today announced at the National Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA 2014) that they are expanding their Authorized Training Provider (ATP) network to include the Bombardier Challenger 350 business jet. Bombardier has appointed CAE as ATP to offer flight and technical training to operators of Challenger 350 business jets. As an ATP, CAE …
Boston area executives in transition finding new jobs fastest in four years
10/22/2014 11:46:32 AM
Boston area managers and executives are finding new jobs in the shortest amount of time in four years, according to ClearRock Inc . , a leadership development, executive coaching and outplacement firm headquartered in Boston.   Through the first 9 months of 2014, January through September, Greater Boston area managers and executives in a career transition found new jobs …
Germany’s Preeminent Technical University Chooses ownCloud for Secure File Sync and Share for Researchers, Students and Administrators
Germany’s Preeminent Technical University Chooses ownCloud for Secure File Sync and Share for Researchers, Students and Administrators
10/21/2014 5:40:04 PM
Students, researchers, teachers and administrators at the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany’s preeminent technical university, depend on the secure exchange of files. Now, with the help of ownCloud , Inc., the company behind the world’s most popular open source file sync and share software, they can retain full control over their own data, in accordance …
Southern Adventist University Chooses EBSCO Discovery Service™
Southern Adventist University Chooses EBSCO Discovery Service™
10/20/2014 3:54:56 PM
Southern Adventist University in Tennessee has selected EBSCO Discovery Service ™ (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) as its discovery service. Southern Adventist University was recently ranked in the top 30 Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report for Regional Colleges in the South. The library’s evaluation found EBSCO Discovery Service had many key …
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 …