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Newswise: Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST
Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

Released: 17-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT
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Released: 15-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Love Trumps Budget in Sentimental Buys
University of Colorado Boulder

Brides and the bereaved beware: You, like many shoppers, may have a tendency to reject thriftiness when your purchase is a matter of the heart, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Newswise: Airline Quality Rating Researcher to Give Holiday Travel Forecast
Released: 3-Sep-2015 3:00 PM EDT
Airline Quality Rating Researcher to Give Holiday Travel Forecast
Wichita State University

Dean Headley, Airline Quality Rating co-author from Wichita State University, will announce this year's holiday forecast for air travelers at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 10. Find out how you can participate in the virtual news conference.

15-Feb-2013 9:00 AM EST
Cancer Research, Environment and Climate Change, Nutrition, and Mental Health - Upcoming Newswise Theme Wires
Newswise

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.

Newswise: In and Out: Luxury Hotel Trends for 2013
Released: 28-Dec-2012 9:00 AM EST
In and Out: Luxury Hotel Trends for 2013
Hawkins International Public Relations

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

Released: 13-Dec-2012 10:50 AM EST
Good Lies and Bad Lies. Perceptions For Corporate and Non-Profit Liars
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

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

Newswise: U.S. Businesses Operating in Social Media Denial
Released: 8-Nov-2012 2:00 PM EST
U.S. Businesses Operating in Social Media Denial
University of South Carolina

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.

Newswise: Pressure Mounting to Add Women to U.S. Corporate Boards
Released: 8-Nov-2012 8:00 AM EST
Pressure Mounting to Add Women to U.S. Corporate Boards
Washington University in St. Louis

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.

Released: 5-Nov-2012 12:30 PM EST
Tech Fund Boosts Binghamton Inventors
Binghamton University, State University of New York

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.

Newswise: Start-Up Biz with University Ties Plans Record Social Media Launch
Released: 30-Oct-2012 4:40 PM EDT
Start-Up Biz with University Ties Plans Record Social Media Launch
Mississippi State University

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.

Released: 22-Oct-2012 11:20 AM EDT
Study Highlights the Current State of Women in Leadership Roles
Dick Jones Communications

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.

Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
Information Wants to Be Shared: New eBook From Harvard Business Review Press
University of Toronto

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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Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
Thought Into Action: Alums and Students Working Together to Create Business Ideas on Campus
Colgate University

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

Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
Challenging Entrepreneurs to Change the World
Washington and Lee University

As part of its growing entrepreneurship program, Washington and Lee is offering a social entrepreneurship course that attempts to find solutions to "wicked problems."

Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
New Book “Governpreneurship” Presents Compelling Argument for Increased Focus on Public Sector Entrepreneurship
Thunderbird School of Global Management

Challenging the traditional view that entrepreneurship is exclusively a private-sector concern, Governpreneurship presents a compelling argument for increased focus on entrepreneurship in public sector organizations including case studies from around the globe. Co-authored by Thunderbird School of Global Management Professor Robert Hisrich, Ph.D. and scheduled for release on October 17, 2012, it is the only book to date to focus specifically on government entrepreneurship. The book includes a foreword by Former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

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Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
Teaching Inventors to Be Entrepreneurs: A Fundamentally New Degree Program Marries Business and Engineering
University of Michigan Ross School of Business

An inkless wet paint that changes color. A reusable heat pack you boil to recharge. A wireless sensor that could one day fit inside a blood vessel. These are three of the technologies that could move closer to market thanks to a unique new Master of Entrepreneurship program at the University of Michigan. As for where the innovations fit in the marketplace and what their most promising applications are—that's up to the students in the first cohort to discover over the coming year.

Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
Entrepreneurship Education Expert Available
Wake Forest University

“Not restricting entrepreneurship to a business school setting is one of things that sets Wake Forest apart,” said Polly Black, the center’s director. “The high-touch model Wake Forest has gives students easy access to faculty. We teach the students to learn by doing, and to apply the skills they learn in the classroom to new ventures. Our faculty not only teaches the subjects academically, but mentors students to grow their ideas and persevere.”

Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
Entrepreneurship Takes Center Stage at the University of Baltimore
University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business

Entrepreneurship: It’s a buzzword on a lot of college campuses, in executive boardrooms, and among venture capitalists, franchisers, advocates and believers in the American dream of self-sufficiency and inventiveness that pays off. But really—what is it?

Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
Cleaning Up with Wake Wash
Wake Forest University

What began five years ago as a classroom assignment to start and run a business for three days and $40 has become one of the hottest ventures among the next generation of entrepreneurs at Wake Forest University.

Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
Tuck’s New Entrepreneurship Initiative Seeing Great Response from Students
Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business

The number of MBA entrepreneurs is on the rise, and this is no exception at the Tuck School of Business. Entrepreneurship has always had a long and rich history at Tuck, and to support the growing student interest in entrepreneurship, the school launched the Entrepreneurship Initiative (EI) last fall. The EI is designed to support student entrepreneurship through the creation and coordination of programs, activities and events.

Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
An Entrepreneurial Immersion: Wharton Launches MBA “Semester in San Francisco”
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

For the first time ever, this fall Wharton is hosting 60 students in its traditional MBA program to spend a semester at Wharton | San Francisco, the School’s West Coast campus and home to MBA for Executive students.

Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
U.S. - Israel Center Established at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management
University of California - San Diego Rady School of Management

The Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego, today announced the launch of the U.S. - Israel Center on Innovation and Economic Sustainability. The center will promote collaboration between businesses, entrepreneurs, researchers and the diverse cultures of Israel to enable the translation of technology into new global market opportunities. It also will facilitate interactions between the respective innovation communities of the U.S. and Israel.

Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
New Entrepreneurship Minor Enhances Career Options for Students From Wide Variety of Majors
Kansas State University

ansas State University students now have more opportunities and resources to start a business, according to Chad Jackson, associate director of the university's Center for the Advancement of Entrepreneurship.

Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
USC Silicon Beach Venture Competition Awards $50,000 to Digital Innovators
University of Southern California Marshall School of Business

The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the USC Marshall School of Business recently announced the winners of its Silicon Beach Venture Competition. The final round of the competition held September 12 and 13 in conjunction with Silicon Beach @ USC, sought out USC student and alumni startups in digital technology. The competition is one of the many contests and interactions with angel investors that the Lloyd Greif Center organizes each year to help entrepreneurs develop their inventions and grow their companies.

Released: 18-Oct-2012 1:00 PM EDT
2012 NYU Entrepreneurs Festival
New York University

Featured NYU entrepreneur speakers this year include Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and Square; Herb Kelleher, founder of Southwest Airlines; Rachel Sterne Haot, founder of GroundReport and Chief Digital Officer of NYC; and Alexandre Douzet, co-founder of TheLadders and over 30 other NYU entrepreneurs.

Released: 30-May-2012 9:30 AM EDT
Improved Outlook Seen In Middle-Market Mergers
Babson College

The market for Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) is clearly improving in valuations, financing availability, and deal volume and will continue to do so throughout 2012 according to a survey conducted by MBA students and Professor Kevin J. Mulvaney at Babson College in collaboration with members of The Association for Corporate Growth and Exit Planning Exchange.

Released: 25-Oct-2011 12:00 PM EDT
New Study Highlights Risks of Investing in Nevada-Based Companies
University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce

According to a study recently released by University of Virginia Professors Michal Barzuza and David C. Smith, publicly held companies incorporated in Nevada are forced to restate their financial results—that is, amend flawed corporate financial reporting—at a rate 40 percent higher than the national average. Moreover, when such restatements occur, the market tends to punish Nevada-based companies far more harshly than it does companies incorporated in other states: Nevada companies that restate their financials experience a decline in stock price seven times greater than restating firms incorporated in other states.

Newswise: New Book Explores the ‘Four Colors’ of Business Growth
Released: 20-Sep-2011 4:35 PM EDT
New Book Explores the ‘Four Colors’ of Business Growth
Washington University in St. Louis

Many companies struggle with how to use innovation and technology to grow their business. A new book by a Washington University in St. Louis business professor guides senior managers and executives in developing a straightforward and effective growth strategy.

Newswise: COO Role Continues to Thrive, Despite Contrary Reports
Released: 25-Aug-2011 10:00 AM EDT
COO Role Continues to Thrive, Despite Contrary Reports
Georgia Institute of Technology

The role of chief operating officer among Fortune 1000 companies is alive and well despite reports in the last year touting its demise, according to researchers from the Georgia Tech College of Management and Heidrick & Struggles.

Newswise: Easy to Visualize Goal Powerful Motivator to Finish a Race Or a Task
Released: 15-Aug-2011 3:40 PM EDT
Easy to Visualize Goal Powerful Motivator to Finish a Race Or a Task
Virginia Tech

Whether you are swimming in the Olympics or saving for a vacation, being able to see progress toward your goal will help you reach it.

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Released: 21-Jul-2011 1:30 PM EDT
Brand U.S.A: More American Retailers Making a Move to Open Canadian Stores
Ryerson University

Canadians may not need to endure the long line-ups at the border to buy their favourite labels at U.S. retail outlets anymore. According to a new report by researchers at the Ryerson University Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity, more U.S. popular retail powerhouses are eyeing Canada as an untapped market to expand their customer base than ever before.

Released: 7-Jul-2011 11:00 AM EDT
Organizational Climate Drives Commercialization of Scientific and Engineering Discoveries
Baylor University

Research universities with an organizational climate that actively supports commercialization and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers are more likely to produce invention disclosures and patent applications, according to a Baylor University study.

Newswise: New Study Suggests Companies May Not Profit from Offering Loyalty Programs
Released: 28-Jun-2011 1:30 PM EDT
New Study Suggests Companies May Not Profit from Offering Loyalty Programs
Ryerson University

Newly developed analytical model evaluates benefit of loyalty programs.

Newswise: For Small Business Owners, Consultation Means Fewer Missteps
Released: 4-May-2011 11:00 AM EDT
For Small Business Owners, Consultation Means Fewer Missteps
University of Cincinnati

New research from the University of Cincinnati emphasizes that consultation with outside advisors mitigates small business owners’ mistakes.

Newswise: Does This Steak Go with My Shoes? Consumer Demand for Convenience Reshaping Grocery Retail Sector
Released: 26-Apr-2011 1:45 PM EDT
Does This Steak Go with My Shoes? Consumer Demand for Convenience Reshaping Grocery Retail Sector
Ryerson University

Want to pick up some steak for dinner along with a cute pair of shoes and a new flat-screen TV? Growing consumer demand for convenience is the driving force behind changes to the grocery retailing sector over the past decade, according to a new report by researchers at the Ryerson University Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity (CSCA).

Released: 18-Apr-2011 9:00 AM EDT
Measuring Political Bias of Network News
Washington University in St. Louis

Study validates new research method with implications in psychology, political science, business.

Released: 15-Apr-2011 9:00 AM EDT
Darden Professor’s Book Promises to be Design Thinking Toolkit for Managers
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Every business owner dreams of creating the equivalent of the iPod, but all too often they believe that they are out of their league when it comes to unleashing that kind of innovation and growth. Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Toolkit for Managers by Darden Professor Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie, CEO of Peer Insight, is the book that provides practical details to show readers how to apply design thinking in a step-by-step way to solve complex growth opportunities.

Released: 12-Apr-2011 4:00 PM EDT
Rowan University Business Students Help Camden County Share Services, Save Money
Rowan University

University business students are working to help a bustling county in a cash-strapped state save money as they share services.

Newswise: DISPATCH® Hospital Cleaner Disinfectant Towels with Bleach Receive U.S. EPA Registration to Kill Clostridium difficile Spores in Five Minutes
29-Mar-2011 6:00 PM EDT
DISPATCH® Hospital Cleaner Disinfectant Towels with Bleach Receive U.S. EPA Registration to Kill Clostridium difficile Spores in Five Minutes
Clorox Company

The Clorox Company announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the registration of DISPATCH® Hospital Cleaner Disinfectant Towels with Bleach to kill Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) spores in five minutes, the fastest C. difficile contact time available. This is the first bleach-based wipe to receive EPA registration for C. difficile, a spore-forming bacterium found in the intestines that can cause a variety of symptoms, from diarrhea to more serious life-threatening intestinal disease.

Newswise: New Study Examines How Leaders Explain Unpopular Decisions
Released: 23-Mar-2011 1:50 PM EDT
New Study Examines How Leaders Explain Unpopular Decisions
Virginia Tech

Researchers found that when managers give an explanation for decisions that have caused loss, they need to be more specific in addressing the concerns of their followers and the reasons behind their decisions. Being vague or dismissive can actually make things worse. And the greater the loss incurred, the greater was the need for specificity.

Released: 18-Mar-2011 2:45 PM EDT
European Job Outlook Bright
IEEE Spectrum Magazine

Markets and economy drive engineering jobs.

Newswise: Suppliers’ Dilemma: Top-down Versus Bottom-up; New Study Examines the Value of Point-of-Sale Data in Forecasting
Released: 10-Mar-2011 8:00 AM EST
Suppliers’ Dilemma: Top-down Versus Bottom-up; New Study Examines the Value of Point-of-Sale Data in Forecasting
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

As retail environments become more competitive, manufacturers experience greater pressure to strike a balance between satisfying customers and minimizing costs. These suppliers struggle to accurately predict or forecast demand for goods. A new study by a University of Arkansas logistics researcher confirms that relying on retail point-of-sale data can increase the accuracy of predictions and reduce forecasting error. But contrary to recent findings, the new study also revealed that in specific situations point-of-sale data might not be as accurate as simple order data from client stores.

Released: 2-Mar-2011 4:45 PM EST
NFL’s Current Contract Negotiations: Brave New World or Business as Usual?
Ithaca College

Because of antitrust exemptions, an Ithaca College professor thinks the NFL’s current labor woes may have more in common with the union disputes in Wisconsin than you might think.


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