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Economic Development, Venture Capital, Small Business, University Of Virginia, Translational Research

Investors and Ideas Will Meet at U.Va. Venture Summit


The University of Virginia, which last year hosted a summit that brought together venture capitalists representing nearly $20 billion in active capital funds, will hold its Second Annual Venture Summit on March 25 and 26.



Real Estate, Middle East, Dubai, Finance

Whitman MBA Students Head to Dubai to Learn About Middle East Finance and Real Estate

Thirty-four MBA students in the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University will get a first-hand look at these opportunities with visits to Dubai and Abu Dhabi in March 2010. The week-long study trip will provide insight into business practices, opportunities, and challenges in the Middle East at a time when such understanding is increasingly vital. In addition to providing a general understanding of doing business in this region, the course will focus on global strategy, banking, energy, environment, and the growing business for real estate in the region.


SJU Adds New Majors, Introduces Insurance Program

For more and more business students, one major just isn’t enough. Many believe that business graduates with a double major have a compelling edge over their peers in an uncertain job market. Karen Hogan, Ph.D., chair and professor of finance at Saint Joseph’s, agrees. “In this market, it absolutely makes sense to have a double major,” she says. Which is why Hogan, along with administrators within the Haub School of Business (HSB), spearheaded an effort to branch the Department of Finance into three majors: general finance, financial planning, and risk management and insurance.


Financial Planning, Financial Planning Association, FPA

Baylor University Professor Assumes Presidency of Financial Planning Association

Dr. Tom L. Potts, Ph.D., CFP, assumed his term as president of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) on January 1, 2010.


Entreprenership, Africa, Business School

Entrepreneurs in Djibouti Get Assistance from Whitman Students During Spring Break

Students from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University will travel to Djibouti on the Horn of Africa during their spring break as a part of Empowerment through Entrepreneurship, a new initiative aimed at promoting new business innovation in a country with few resources and high levels of unemployment, poverty, and malnutrition.



Unemployment, Jobs And Employment, Unemployment Rate, Job Creation

Managing Expectations Is Crucial as High Unemployment Persists, Says Expert

Unrealistic expectations amid the country’s continued unemployment struggles are a double-edged sword that can cut equally into the well-being of job seekers and the companies that hire them, says a University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) strategic management expert.


Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Frontier Geosciences, Martin Federal Consulting , Customer Service Electric Supply, Ability Engineering Technology, Clauss Construction , ITR Information Technology Resources

UT-Battelle Recognizes Contributions of Small Businesses

UT-Battelle, LLC, management and operating contractor for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), presented awards to seven small businesses today at the 11th Annual ORNL Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Awards ceremony.


Babson College Named Top 20 Undergraduate Business School By Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Bloomberg BusinessWeek has ranked Babson College #17 on its 2010 ranking of “The Best Undergraduate Business Schools.”



Cotton, CORN, Ethanol, Farming, Farmers, Agriculture, China, India, Production, Producers, Texas, Texas Tec, Texas Tech Universit, Oklahoma, Kansas City

Cotton Production Turns Corner, Rise Expected

After four years of decline, cotton production will rebound.



financial investments, Derivatives, Hedge Funds, risk, Risk Taking, Economy, Markets, Investors

Research Counters Risky Image of Popular Financial Investments


They have been called “financial weapons of mass destruction” and blamed for a number of catastrophic losses and bankruptcies. New research by a finance professor at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business, however, counters the popular perception of derivatives as dangerous tools and investments.

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