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Patagonia Announced as Baylor University’s 2009 MBA Focus Firm Project

Patagonia, an environmentally-conscious outdoor sportswear company, was named Baylor University’s MBA Focus Firm 2009 company.

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Research Park, Science Park, Innovation, National Research Council

Research, Science and Tech Parks: Global Best Practices Book Release

The National Research Council of the National Academies will release the Academies’ new report, Understanding Research, Science and Technology Parks: Global Best Practices, on September 22nd at the U.S. Capital Building. Senator Mark Pryor, D-AR, will give opening remarks. Senator Pryor is sponsoring Senate Bill 583, which provides support for the development and construction of research and science parks to promote the clustering of innovation through high technology activities.

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Babson College Launches Global Entrepreneurship Program With EMLYON Business School And Zhejiang University School Of Management

The F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College has announced the official launch of The Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) — the world’s first global master degree program provided by three leading institutions in Entrepreneurship. Babson GEP students recently began the program’s fall semester in France.

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Buying Bad Recreation Causes More Grief

A recreational experience gone wrong will cause much more unhappiness than the purchase of poor quality goods, reports a study in the Journal of Consumer Research

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Older Americans, Recession, Economic Crisis

Older Americans: How They Are Faring in the Recession

Older Americans have weathered the financial crisis relatively well, although many now expect to work longer than they did just a year ago, according to a University of Michigan study released on Capitol Hill today (Sept. 16).

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Shifts in Consumer Spending and Saving Will Usher in a New Economic Era

Consumer spending will lag rather than lead the recovery from the current recession, according to University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin.

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Business Law Professor Says Companies Must Understand FCPA Risks

In a new survey by Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, only 31 percent of respondents indicated that their company had in place a “comprehensive FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) compliance program.” Only 32 percent of respondents said their company addresses FCPA risks “proactively.” This is a problem, according to Butler University’s Mike Koehler, assistant professor of business law for the College of Business. U.S. enforcement agencies are initiating FCPA actions at a record-level against large and small companies alike in a variety of industries, and against individuals. No company is immune from FCPA scrutiny.

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Computers Go to Rehab, Then Back to Work

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Temple recycling center honored by EPA Mid-Atlantic region.

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AURP Hosts Most Comprehensive Gathering To Date

Driving global economic recovery through innovation is drawing international attention as the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) brings the world’s innovation leaders together in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, for AURP’s most comprehensive conference ever.

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Russel E. Kaufman, M.D., to Receive Ohio State University Alumni Award

Russel E. Kaufman, M.D., president and CEO of The Wistar Institute, will receive the 2009 Professional Achievement Award from the Ohio State University Alumni Association in recognition of his superb record of distinguished career accomplishments and community service, and outstanding contributions to the fields of medicine and biomedical research.







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