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KWS Opens Gateway Research Center in St. Louis to Strengthen Work in Plant Research

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The new facility is part of an initial capital investment of $6.5 million by KWS SAAT AG in the region. By mid-2015, the center will employ approximately 25 people and ultimately up to 75 researchers and technicians in 2020.

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Google Fiber: Forcing Competitor Upgrades, Boosting Business – Expert Available to Discuss Impact

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New Book by McIntire Professor Jason Williamson Offers Comprehensive Big Data Career Guide

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McIntire Professor of Information Technology Jason Williamson tells readers the best way to launch a successful career in big data in his comprehensive new big data career guide, Getting a Big Data Job For Dummies (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014).

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Study: Bad Middle Managers Are Just a Reflection of Their Bosses

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Keeping middle managers happy with their supervisors is the key to retaining the lower-level workers they manage and avoiding expensive turnover costs, according to a Vanderbilt University study.

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MD Anderson and Bayer Announce Collaboration to Create Symptom Assessment Questionnaires in Clinical Trials

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A new collaboration between Bayer and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will go straight to the patients to learn how certain investigational new drugs affect them. The project will involve the use of questionnaires to assess how a drug may impact a patient’s disease-related symptoms.

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Babson Offers Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp in Miami

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This spring, Babson College will deliver a version of its flagship Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp program in Miami, Florida. The Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp: Short Course (Miami) will run from March 19-21, 2015. This open enrollment program prepares high-potential entrepreneurs to grow and accelerate new ventures.

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U.Va. Darden School Welcomes Dean Designate Scott C. Beardsley

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Faculty, students, staff and alumni welcomed Scott C. Beardsley, the ninth dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

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Expert: 2015’s First Existing Home Sales Report Could Set Tone for New Year

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On January 23, 2015, the National Association of Realtors will release its first report of the year, covering sales for the month of December 2014. The report will likely set the tone for home sales during the new year. Anthony Humpage, CEO at Legacy Education Alliance, Inc., can comment on why MORE is better than BIG—i.e., why, in the realm of real estate, it is far wiser to take advantage of low interest rates on mortgages by investing in rental properties rather than buying or building a bigger home, as many people choose.

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Deadline Approaching for Tulane Business Model Competition

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College entrepreneurs have less than two weeks to enter the 15th annual Tulane Business Model Competition for a chance to win more than $25,000 in cash and prizes for promising startup ventures.

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Profitable Phishing Schemes Slyly Tinker with Our Heads, Then Rip Us Off

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University at Buffalo researchers have found evidence that the incredible spread of email phishing scams may be due to phishers’ increased use of “information-rich” emails that alter recipients’ cognitive processes in a way that facilitates their victimization.