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UNC Charlotte’s Analytics Frontiers Conference to Feature Nate Silver

The Analytics Frontiers Conference at UNC Charlotte has emerged as the region’s leading forum on data science; this event is an outgrowth of the University’s Data Science Initiative that positions UNC Charlotte at the center of the data analytics revolution. This year’s Analytics Frontiers Conference expands to three days, Wednesday through Friday, March 29-31, at the Ritz-Carlton in uptown Charlotte. Participants will have access to speakers and panel discussions devoted to leveraging new analytical techniques, tools and infrastructure to improve their competitive advantage and efficiencies. Leading statistician Nate Silver, founder of FiveThirtyEight.com, will be the conference’s keynote speaker. Silver is noted for his innovative analyses of political polling. He gained national attention during the 2008 presidential election when he correctly predicted the result of primaries and the presidential winner in 49 states. In 2012, he predicted accurate outcomes for all 50 states.

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Military Service Is a Bridge to Better Pay for Some Women

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Minority women who traditionally earn less than their white and Asian counterparts can earn just as much money, if not more, after serving in the military, according to a new Florida State University study

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Sovereign Wealth Funds Invest in Politically Active U.S. Firms to Insulate Their State Sponsors

Some sovereign wealth funds are circumventing the federal ban on foreign political contributions by taking equity positions in U.S. firms identified as big campaign contributors, new study shows.

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WashU Expert: Hiring Data Creates Risk of Workplace Bias

American employers increasingly rely on large datasets and computer algorithms to decide who gets interviewed, hired or promoted.While these data algorithms can help to avoid biased human decision-making, they also risk introducing new forms of bias or reinforcing existing biases.Pauline Kim, Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law at Washington University in St.

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Business Professor Shares Insights Into Islamic Finance

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Jeffrey Chow, assistant professor of business at Buffalo Sate, can speak to his research into Islamic finance and how its moral code guides business decisions. It's not limited to Muslims and is growing worldwide.

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Food Industry Expert, Prof. John Stanton, Ph.D. Talks Economic Effects of Soda Tax

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Cuban Entrepreneurship and a New Social Context

Professor Morela Hernandez and Lisa Stewart discuss the entrepreneurs rapidly growing in the Cuban tourism market — and use the situation as an example of how the government could promote economic growth while maintaining its emphasis on social equality

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Report: Minority Groups Driving U.S. Economy

In 2016, U.S. Hispanic buying power was larger than the gross domestic product of Mexico. That’s just one of the telling statistics that illustrates the unprecedented economic clout of U.S. minority groups in the latest Multicultural Economy Report from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.

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Perry Appointment Presents Opportunity for a Smarter Energy Policy

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The recent confirmation of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to head the U.S. Department of Energy presents an opportunity for a smarter, price-based energy policy, according to Dr. James Griffin, professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University.

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Arkansas TRIO Program Receives $1.2 Million Grant to Create Educational Outreach Center for Arkansas Delta Region

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock TRIO program received a five-year Educational Opportunity Grant worth nearly $1.2 million to help Arkansans in the Delta region enroll in postsecondary education programs. With the Delta Educational Opportunity Center program, TRIO staff members will travel to community partners like workforce services, veterans affairs offices, and school districts to serve people in the 12-county area in Arkansas.







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