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UVA Darden Welcomes Most Diverse Class Ever as Women Reach 39 Percent of New Residential Students

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The UVA Darden Class of 2018 represent multiple firsts, including the highest percentage of women and minority students ever.

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Tipped Out: Gratuities Present Challenges for Restaurant Operations

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Tipping in restaurants is a widespread practice in need of reform, according to a new study conducted by University of Guelph professors. They found tipping poses significant challenges for restaurants, with managers seeing difficulties in hiring chefs and maintaining a cordial workplace environment. Surprisingly, servers welcomed changes to how tips are divvied up, even at the risk of less income.

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Lawsuits Bring to Light Problem Of "Debtors’ Prisons"

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‘Local Food Opinion Leaders’ Can Help Bridge Gap Between Farmers, Consumers

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As consumers increasingly desire local food, opinion leaders can encourage others to eat healthier food and, in doing so, improve the local economy, according to new University of Florida Food and Agricultural Sciences research.

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EMBARGOED AJPH Research: Tax on sweet drinks, vaccine coverage in red and blue states, public health workers’ job satisfaction

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about: the impact of Berkeley, California’s sugar-sweetened beverage tax; adolescent vaccine coverage differences in red and blue states; and public health practitioners’ job satisfaction and expected turnover.

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Human Footprint Surprisingly Outpaced by Population and Economic Growth

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The global impact of human activities on the natural environment is extensive, but those impacts are expanding at a slower rate than the rate of economic and population growth.

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Study Finds Changes to Retirement Savings System May Exacerbate Economic Inequality

A shift to defined-contribution retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans, has led to an income and education gap in pension savings that could exacerbate future economic inequality, according to a new study.

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Communication at the Heart of Texas Tech’s Quality Enhancement Plan

The Center for Global Communication and the Communication Training Center will be tasked with creating a global communication culture with students and faculty.

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Great Recession’s Other Legacy: Inconsistent Work Hours

A new study finds that an unpredictable work week is the norm for growing numbers of low-wage workers — nearly 40 percent of whom worked variable hours for at least one four-month period after the start of the 2007-09 Great Recession.

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Being the Primary Breadwinner Is Bad for Men’s Psychological Well-Being and Health

Gendered expectations in marriage are not just bad for women, they are also bad for men, according to a new study by University of Connecticut (UConn) sociologists.

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Bartending and Family Life Might Not Mix, Study Says

If you want to mix drinks for a living, don’t expect to have a typical family life.

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Flexitime Works Better for Men Than Women, Study Finds

Flexitime and having autonomy over working hours - known as schedule control - impacts differently on men and women and may increase the gender pay gap.

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Virginia Tech Expert Available to Talk About How Health and Economic Impact of Wildfires Can Be Felt Hundreds of Miles From the Flames

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Many Underestimate Financial Loss Due to Poor Arithmetic

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Anyone who has lost out on an investment in recent weeks - from pension funds and stocks to the housing rental market and currency exchange - may have lost more than they realise, according to new research from the University of Stirling.

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Buying High vs. Bargain Hunting

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Purchasing and pricing has always been a dance between buyers and sellers. Before deciding to make a purchase, buyers spend varying amounts of time and effort searching for price information. These searches can and do affect the pricing strategies of sellers: Where should they set their prices? Should they offer sales or discounts, or keep their product prices at a high margin?New research from Olin Business School at Washington University in St.

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Homeowners Value Property Value Boost Brought About by City Trees

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If a city plants trees near a residential area, most homeowners value the likely subsequent increase in their property values, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study shows. And they’re willing to pay an average of $7 more per month in taxes for public trees planted in their city.

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University of Minnesota Technological Leadership Institute to Host the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

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On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, the University of Minnesota Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) will host an open meeting of the U.S. Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. The University of Minnesota is one of just five locations where the Commission is hosting meetings.

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Austerity Linked to Rise of the 'Spornosexual'

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he economic crisis and austerity are having an unexpected consequence: more young men striving for gym-fit, photo-perfect bodies that they use to create a social media brand.

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New Residential Water Heater Concept Promises High Efficiency, Lower Cost

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Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Florida has developed a novel method that could yield lower-cost, higher-efficiency systems for water heating in residential buildings.

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ISPOR ANNOUNCES STAKEHOLDER CONFERENCE FOR INITIATIVE ON US VALUE ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORKS

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ISPOR announced that it is holding a Stakeholder Conference for its Initiative on US Value Assessment Frameworks on September 23 in Washington, DC, USA.







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