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Research Reveals Hispanics Leaders in Fashion

Arlesa Shephad, who teaches in the Fashion and Textile Technology Department at SUNY Buffalo State, conducted research of 450 young people in South Texas to gauge shopping behavior and the priority of fashion. Findings indicate Hispanics consumers are generally fashion conscious and spend a greater portion of their income on clothes than other races.

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Student Entrepreneur Develops Pet Pita to Handle Pet Dogs & Cats with Ease

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A desire to help pets and pet owners has inspired a Clarkson University student to develop the Pet Pita, a safe and inexpensive way to immobilize a pet cat or dog. Made of canvas and fleece, the Pet Pita allows pet owners to comfortably medicate, treat and handle their pets at home or on the go.

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Quality, Affordable Consumer Products Key to Developing World Renewables Market

Beginning with the development of smaller products, such as solar lanterns to replace kerosene lighting, the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University is expanding its efforts to produce energy alternatives with a new program to test larger scale renewable energy-powered consumer products.

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Growing Demand for Climate-Proof Financial Products among Universities

In a move that reflects a growing demand among universities to make socially responsible, sustainable investment choices, Humboldt State University’s charitable foundation has already adopted a the policy to strictly limit its holdings in companies directly or indirectly involved in fossil fuels. Now, through its “Humboldt Investment Pledge,” The HSU Advancement Foundation is urging other universities to do more to clean up their investments.

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Top Global Emerging Startups Showcase at Chicago DEMO Day June 12 as Part of ‘GIST Entrepreneurship Journey’

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On June 12, twelve of the most exciting technology entrepreneurs from Africa, the Middle East and Asia will showcase their successful startups and innovations at Chicago DEMO day, part of the Global Innovation through Science & Technology (GIST) Initiative, a partnership led by the U.S. Department of State and CRDF Global. The GIST Entrepreneurship Journey in Chicago is organized in collaboration with 1871 and will be at its offices at 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago, from 5-8 p.m. (CDT), June 12. The 2014 GIST Entrepreneurship Journey brings entrepreneurs from Jordan, Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda, Malaysia, Indonesia and Tunisia to showcase their startups and network with investors and the tech community. CRDF Global is an independent non-profit that promotes international science and innovation collaboration.

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U.Va. Darden’s Batten Institute Partners With U.Va. Miller Center to Explore Whether Entrepreneurship Can Create Jobs for the Middle Class

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business’ Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has partnered with the U.Va. Miller Center to form a nonpartisan commission to determine how entrepreneurship can create jobs for the middle class.

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CRDF Global, U.S. Department of State Bring Technology Entrepreneurs to US for the ‘GIST Entrepreneurship Journey’

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The Global Innovation through Science & Technology (GIST) Initiative) will bring 12 technology entrepreneurs from seven African, Middle Eastern, and Asian countries to Washington, D.C., and Chicago, Ill., as part of the 2014 GIST Entrepreneurship Journey. From June 9-20, innovators from Jordan, Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Tunisia will showcase their innovative startups and will network with investors and the tech community. GIST is a partnership led by the U.S. Department of State and CRDF Global, an independent non-profit that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration. Partners for the Chicago portion of the Journey are 1871 and the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition.

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WUSTL Undergraduate Sells Farmplicity, Startup That Began as Class Project

For most rising college seniors, the last weeks of junior year are spent worrying about summer internships and facing the reality of post-college plans. For Jolijt Tamanaha, her last weeks of junior year at Washington University in St. Louis were spent making a deal to sell a startup she co-founded called Farmplicity — an online marketplace that matches restaurants with local farmers — founded in a course through Olin Business School called The Hatchery.

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New Report Finds African Seed Industry Now Dominated by Local Start-Ups

Locally-owned seed companies participating in a program to offer high-yield crop varieties to smallholder farmers across the continent have collectively become the largest seed producers in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new report released at the Grow Africa Investment Forum alongside World Economic Forum for Africa.

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Ride Sharing App ‘Coride’ Aimed at Intercity Travelers

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A young business a University of Wisconsin-Madison grad student started, which links drivers with empty seats to people needing a ride between cities, is ready to launch a mobile app.

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