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First East Harlem Health Impact Assessment Shows Importance of Affordable Housing to the Health of Community Residents

The New York Academy of Medicine's first Health Impact Assessment of East Harlem shows the possible health impact of the loss of affordable housing on the residents of an urban community.

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Business Ethics, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Management, Compensation, employee review, Social Responsibility

Evaluators of Employees Tend to Favor Financial Performance Over Contributions to Corporate Ethics

The “balanced scorecard” has emerged in recent decades as a popular workplace tool for appraising and rewarding employee performance. A study finds evaluators using a balanced scorecard tended to award high ratings and bonuses to employees who performed well financially, rather than to those who scored well in corporate social responsibility.

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The Urge to Upgrade

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In order to properly decide if an upgrade is worth the cost, consumers should compare the new product with what they already own. But new research from Washington University in St. Louis shows there‘s a wide gap between what buyers should do and what actually happens when it comes to the most cutting-edge gadgets, products and services.

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Chronicling Global Migration on a Computer Screen

Researchers at NYU’s Development Research Institute have created “Networks Beyond Borders,” an interactive web site (migration.nyudri.org) that traces the economic and religious ties within two disaporas through data, video, maps, and personal accounts

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Accomplishing Socioeconomic Goals May Build Confidence, Improve Health of Native American Families

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Health disparities research typically controls for socioeconomic status in analyses, but the We RISE study looks at changing those socioeconomic variables. The six-month intervention targets young Native American mothers willing to work toward an income-related or education goal using community resources and support. Once the women have achieved one goal, the hope is that they gain the skills and confidence to ask themselves, “What other potential do I have that I have not yet uncovered?”

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Researchers Develop Tool for Measuring Social Entrepreneurship

A new study from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas seeks to provide a valid, reliable measure of social entrepreneurship.

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Poverty and Perceived Hardship Affect Cognitive Function and May Contribute to Premature Aging, Say Investigators

Poverty and perceived hardship over decades among relatively young people in the U.S. are strongly associated with worse cognitive function and may be important contributors to premature aging among disadvantaged populations, report investigators in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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The Risk and Reward of Financial Sector Reform in the U.S.

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The value of risk capital is often overlooked or forgotten in debates about financial sector reform. A finance professor and the dean of Iowa State University's College of Business explain why risk capital is critical for high-risk ventures, and how reform efforts have limited economic growth.

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AMGA 2016 Medical Group Operations and Finance Survey Reveals Continued Financial Losses, Details Variation of Loss among Different Organizational Structures

AMGA today announced findings from its 2016 Medical Group Operations and Finance Survey, conducted by its consulting arm, AMGA Consulting.

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Cities of the Future

A new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests eight interventions that will help create healthier and more sustainable cities of the future, built to reduce the negative impacts of pollution, climate change, noise and crime.

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American University Shares Top Business Leaders’ Economic Policy Recommendations for the Next President

The report "Top U.S. Business Leaders and Experts Weigh in: What Should the Next President Do to Grow the Economy?" lays out recommendations business leaders across the country have for the next President.

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Help US Better Work with You!

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On September 27, from 1-2 p.m. ET, join the DHS S&T Office of Public-Private Partnerships in a Facebook virtual town hall to learn and discuss how S&T collaborates with industry.

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Wayne State Professor Receives $200,000 NSF Grant to Develop Data-Driven Health Informatics System to Address Urban Health Challenges

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Wayne State University recently received notice of a nearly $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that aims to address the many health challenges faced in urban communities due to the increasing complexity of urban life, declining urban services, and growing health and economic disparities. The team science project will focus on childhood obesity disparities, one example of the negative consequences of such challenges.

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Low Oil Prices Reduce Pain at the Pump

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Missouri S&T professor Joseph Smith explains why oil prices -- and gas prices -- remain low across the United States.

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UF/IFAS Report: Florida Agriculture, Natural Resources Employment Up 29 Percent in 13 Years

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About 1.56 million people worked full- or part-time in Florida's agriculture, natural resources and food industries in 2014, an increase of about 40,000 workers from 2013, and nearly 29 percent from 2001.

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Nova Southeastern University Opens New Center for Collaborative Research

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Nova Southeastern University (NSU) officially opened its Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), one of the largest and most advanced research facilities in Florida. As part of the ceremony, which was held September 21, NSU announced a gift from AutoNation to name NSU’s AutoNation Institute for Breast and Solid Tumor Cancer Research, located within the CCR. The Institute is focused on developing and advancing improved methods of prevention and treatment to ultimately eradicate cancer. The gift to name NSU’s AutoNation Institute brings the company’s cumulative giving to NSU to more than $10 million.

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Rensselaer Part of IBM Research Cognitive Horizons Network

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Six universities including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have joined with IBM Research to launch the Cognitive Horizons Network, a network committed to accelerating the development of core technologies needed to advance the promise of cognitive computing.The Cognitive Horizons Network – which includes Rensselaer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the University of Michigan, and the University of Montreal – was announced as part of the fifth annual IBM Research Cognitive Colloquium held September 18-20 at IBM’s T.

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Presidential Debate: Expert Panel Gives Scientific Analysis of Candidates' Performances

Four expert panelists each day will present their analyses and answer your questions live and face-to-face. This event will be virtual. You can attend with any device -- PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device (with a webcam) – anywhere with good bandwidth. To participate (ask questions) in the meeting, you must be on video, just as a normal news conference. Register below for guaranteed seating; there is limited seating in the virtual room. Eight experts (four at each event) will present their analyses. The diverse expert team (7 universities and an institute) will analyze both candidates during the debates for their gestures, facial expressions (including smiles--number, type, appropriateness, etc.), posture, language, including sentiment, tone, inflammatory language, repetition, vocabulary, sentence structure, metaphors, framing, themes, suggestions, subtlety, nuance, honesty (deceit/lies—explicit and implicit), transparency, gender issues, and more...

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Despite Yuan’s Meteoric Rise, Dollar Will Dominate

The international finance community is on the brink of what Cornell economist Eswar Prasad calls “a momentous event.”

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to Address American University Students

Senator Warren (D-MA) will speak to American University students about the historic engines of American economic growth and the causes of the economic challenges that working families are facing today.







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