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Entrepreneurs Aren’t Overconfident Gamblers

Leaving one’s job to become an entrepreneur is inarguably risky. But it may not be the fear of risk that makes entrepreneurs more determined to succeed. A new study finds entrepreneurs are also concerned about what they might lose in the transition from steady employment to startup.

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UB Welcomes Startup Maryland Bus Stop and Rally, Sept. 18

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Now in its third year, Startup Maryland's "Pitch Across Maryland" bus tour will stop for a rally and business pitch session at the University of Baltimore on Thursday, Sept. 18. Budding entrepreneurs from the University of Baltimore and beyond—specifically, winners of the University's Rise to the Challenge Pitch Competition and the UB Entrepreneurship Fellows—will have a chance to share their ideas and concepts for new businesses with several successful business leaders, who will be on the bus when it pulls up in front of Gordon Plaza on Mt. Royal Avenue, between Maryland Avenue and Charles Street. The event, which celebrates entrepreneurship and brings focus to Maryland's diverse economic opportunities and business cultures, is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until 11:30 a.m.

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New ‘Green Growth’ Report Shows How the U.S. Can Cut Carbon Pollution by 40 Percent While Creating 2.7 Million New Jobs

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A new report from the UMass Amherst Political Economy Research Institute and the Center for American Progress shows that the United States can cut its carbon pollution by 40 percent from 2005 levels and create a net increase of 2.7 million clean energy jobs in the process, reducing the unemployment rate by 1.5 percentage points.

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Low Voltage: Electric Vehicle Sales Do Not Match the Hype

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Green Construction Red Hot Among Entrepreneurs

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Kevin Daniels, president of Nitze-Stagen & Co. and Daniels Real Estate, and Mike Powe, senior research manager for the Preservation Green Lab of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, are national experts in trends and opportunities within sustainability and green construction.

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Powerhouse Team of Women Leading Entrepreneurship at McCombs

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A trio of trailblazing women will act as role models and mentors for startup- minded students at the McCombs School of Business.

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Innovations with Far-Reaching Potential for the Environment and Health 


The Kavli Foundation Lecture series features two prominent scientists: one in the booming area of ionic liquids, the other in medical materials. The former has made a novel compound with the potential to lower the energy it takes to capture carbon dioxide. The latter has engineered tissues and medical materials such as a stretchy glue that could transform surgery. They are presenting at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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Scarcity of Elements in Products Like Smartphones Needs Addressing, Say Scientists

Many of today’s technological innovations from the iPhone to electric motors for hybrid cars require the use of materials — elements — that are scarce or difficult to obtain. As demand for these devices grows, the problem of dwindling critical element supplies must be addressed. That’s the conclusion of a white paper written by eminent scientists. The product of the 5th Chemical Sciences and Society Summit (CS3), the white paper recommends focusing research on finding alternative materials and new approaches to technology development in order to prevent these elements from disappearing.

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Women Who ‘Lean in’ Often Soon Leave Engineering Careers, Study Finds

Nearly 40 percent of women who earn engineering degrees quit the profession or never enter the field, and for those who leave, poor workplace climates and mistreatment by managers and co-workers are common reasons, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention.

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Alum Does the Right Thing with a $5 Million Gift

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Richard Holstein ’68, a pediatric dentist with a life-long passion for the study and practice of ethical behavior, pledges $5 million to create faculty chairs and boost programs that will help Washington College students know, and do, the right thing in their careers and communities.

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