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Slow Economic Growth Expected to Continue in 2017

The economy is continuing to grow, albeit slowly. Post-election and throughout 2017, the economic forecast pattern will continue, said UNC Charlotte economist John Connaughton today during the Barings/UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast.

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Gonzaga Engineering Students’ Research Helps Advance Cars of Future

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SPOKANE, Wash. – The future is now for a dozen Gonzaga University senior engineering students who are gaining hands-on research experience with “connected vehicles.” The technology is expected to form a high-tech communication infrastructure that will enhance traffic safety and improve the effectiveness of driverless cars.

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UofSC Economists: 2017 SC Economy Strong and Stable Amid Political Uncertainty

Steady economic gains are expected for South Carolina in 2017 despite the political uncertainty that comes with new governor and U.S. president. The gains build on positive growth across most of the Palmetto State’s industries and regions, according to University of South Carolina economists at the Darla Moore School of Business.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering and Hackensack Meridian Health Announce Cancer Care Partnership

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Hackensack Meridian Health announced the Memorial Sloan Kettering–Hackensack Meridian Health partnership, a joint venture that will combine both organizations’ unparalleled expertise in all areas of cancer care and research to accelerate new discoveries and improve the lives of patients they jointly serve.

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Study Explores Companies' Strategies in Expanding Globally

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A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas examines why and how multinational enterprises decide to internationalize.

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It Matters Who You Know: Referral Networks in the Labor Market

Half of all workers say they found their current job through a friend or social acquaintance, but “job-referral networks” may help perpetuate inequality, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

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How Organizations Can Boost Charitable Giving

Charities and nonprofits can increase engagement and revenue by setting suggested donation levels that are appropriate for their donor lists, according to new research by the University at Buffalo School of Management.

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Do Thoughts of Death Change Our Shopping Habits?

It's that time of year again: when festive ads command consumers to BUY! BUY! BUY! for their friends and family. But despite this holiday cheer, negative news marches on.

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DHS S&T Transition to Practice Program Transitions Eighth Cybersecurity Technology for Commercialization

DHS S&T has announced the eighth cybersecurity technology transitioning to commercialization as a part of its Cyber Security Division’s Transition to Practice program.

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NMU Offers New Medicinal Plant Chemistry Degree

Northern Michigan University will offer the only four-year degree of its kind in medicinal plant chemistry that combines experimental horticulture and advanced analytical chemistry with an optional entrepreneurial track. Students will gain knowledge and skills applicable to the emerging cannabis and herbal supplement industries, food and fermentation science, environmental analysis, various lab positions or graduate school.

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Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine Announce New Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Preeminent psychiatric researcher and clinician, Jonathan E. Alpert, M.D., Ph.D, has been named professor and university chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Alpert, who will also hold the Dorothy and Marty Silverman Chair in Psychiatry at Einstein, will assume his position on March 1, 2017.

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Bullying Makes Men Leave the Labor Market

Long-term consequences of workplace bullying on sickness absence

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Professor Venticinque Explores Ancient Economy in New Book

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Cornell College Professor of Classics Philip Venticinque turns back the pages of time to examine the ancient economy in his newly released book “Honor Among Thieves.”

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Beer Epiphany: How Brand-Name Beer Drinkers Become Craft Beer "Aficionados"

Andre Maciel, an assistant marketing professor at Nebraska, spent three years studying craft beer drinkers and how they train their taste buds to prefer craft beer over mass-market brands.

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How the Fed Joined the Fight Against Climate Change: Financial Expert Comments

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Snapshot:S&T and APCO Partnerto Improve Interoperability and Security of Public Safety Mobile Apps

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International recently announced a partnership to ensure security and interoperability of mobile applications used by the public safety community.

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Notre Dame, Condé Nast Announce New Research Collaboration on Content Consumption and Deep Learning

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The Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA) at Notre Dame is partnering with Condé Nast – a media company known for producing high-quality content for the world’s most influential audiences – to advance deep learning research on content consumption.

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DHS S&T and Israeli Partners Call for Proposals on Advanced First Responder Technologies

Applications are now being accepted for the NextGen First Responder Technologies solicitation, an opportunity for a maximum conditional grant of up to $1 million, jointly funded by the DHS S&T and the Israeli Ministry of Public Security.

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Leading Development Economist to Join Northwestern

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Christopher Udry, one of the foremost U.S. authorities on development in Africa, will join Northwestern University as professor of economics, effective July 1, 2017. Currently the Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics at Yale University, Udry is particularly focused on agriculture and the rural economy of sub-Saharan Africa.

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USDOT Awards $14M for Mobility Research at UW-Led Transportation Center

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded approximately $14 million over five years to a multi-university, regional transportation center led by the University of Washington to fund research aimed at improving the mobility of people and goods across the Pacific Northwest.







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