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Cancer Research, Environment and Climate Change, Nutrition, and Mental Health - Upcoming Newswise Theme Wires

Newswise invites press release submissions from new and current members for inclusion in our Theme Wires on a variety of topics, including; Cancer Research, Environment and Climate Change, Nutrition, and Mental Health. Each wire is also open for sponsorships to promote your organization’s campaign, product, service, or news.

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In and Out: Luxury Hotel Trends for 2013

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Luxury hotels are ditching the passé in favor of innovative and fresh offerings to keep guests coming back in 2013.

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Good Lies and Bad Lies. Perceptions For Corporate and Non-Profit Liars

Research shows that people are more forgiving of lies from a non-profit organization than they are from a for-profit (Fortune 500) company.

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U.S. Businesses Operating in Social Media Denial

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American businesses are operating in social media denial, with 72 percent of businesses not having a social media strategy. Dr. Rob Ployhart, a UofSC management professor, is conducting some of the first studies on social media and its use as a business strategy. Ployhart wrote a newly published report on the subject for the Society of Human Resources Management.

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Pressure Mounting to Add Women to U.S. Corporate Boards

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Despite evidence supporting boardroom diversity as a driver of corporate performance, “the percentage of women directors on U.S. boards stagnated some years ago and remains at or near 12 percent, with fewer than 10 percent of boards having three or more women,” says Hillary A. Sale, JD, the Walter D. Coles professor of law at Washington University School of Law. “The pressure to add women directors is, however, growing.” Sale discusses options to grow board diversity.

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Tech Fund Boosts Binghamton Inventors

Binghamton University researcher Ron Miles invented a tiny directional microphone — suitable for use in hearing aids — that filters out unwanted sounds. Now, with help from the SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund, he hopes to bring the idea to the marketplace.

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Start-Up Biz with University Ties Plans Record Social Media Launch

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When an expected crowd of 40,000 music festival goers descends on a historic area in downtown Starkville Friday [Nov. 2] for Bulldog Bash, one start-up company headed by an MSU alumnus is hoping to make social media history as it launches a new site called YeHive.

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Study Highlights the Current State of Women in Leadership Roles

The Women’s College of the University of Denver and The White House Project, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that aims to advance women’s leadership, have conducted a national study examining women’s positional leadership across 14 sectors. Four of the sectors are being unveiled at this time.

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Information Wants to Be Shared: New eBook From Harvard Business Review Press

A new ebook from Harvard Business Review Press takes a fresh examination of the economics of information selling in the digital age. What information really wants—what makes it more valuable, useful, and immediate, argues Joshua Gans, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, is to be shared.

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Thought Into Action: Alums and Students Working Together to Create Business Ideas on Campus

Once Saturday every month, more than 30 alumni entrepreneurs return to campus to mentor students.

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