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Newswise: Consumer values, brand expectations change in 2020
Released: 20-May-2021 1:25 PM EDT
Consumer values, brand expectations change in 2020
Washington University in St. Louis

Today’s consumers are more attuned to brands’ values and willing to pay a premium to support companies that share their values, according to new research from the Bauer Leadership Center at Washington University in St. Louis and Vrity.

Released: 20-May-2021 12:55 PM EDT
UA Little Rock Launches Leadership Academy to Provide Professional Development Opportunities for Business Community
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has launched a new Leadership Academy to provide customized and affordable professional development training for local businesses and organizations.The Leadership Academy provides leadership development to support professional growth within the organization. The Leadership Academy offers a variety of training in areas including business decision-making, personnel management, and communication.

Newswise: The torch is passed: Perimeter Institute names a new Board Chair
20-May-2021 12:05 AM EDT
The torch is passed: Perimeter Institute names a new Board Chair
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Twenty years after launching the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, founder Mike Lazaridis is confident the future looks brilliant under the guidance of his successor as Board Chair, Canadian entrepreneur Mike Serbinis.

Released: 18-May-2021 2:30 PM EDT
Management study examines fine line between lobbying, bribery
University of Texas at Dallas

In the field of international business research, lobbying is considered a legitimate and legal political action conducted in a developed economy. Bribery, on the other hand, is seen as an outright corrupt practice in an emerging economy.

Released: 18-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
New Book From UVA Darden Professor Offers Roadmap to Incorporating AI into Marketing
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Artificial Intelligence can be a key tool to improve marketing performance and add new capabilities, but implementing new technologies can come with a steep learning curve.

Released: 17-May-2021 9:05 PM EDT
How imperfect memory causes poor choices
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Researchers compared responses to open-ended versus list-based choices, and found that when asked to name as many favorite brands as they could, people seemed to forget to mention items they liked best, choosing less-preferred, but more easily remembered items instead.

Newswise: Study reveals new options to help firms improve the food recall process
Released: 17-May-2021 2:55 PM EDT
Study reveals new options to help firms improve the food recall process
University of Notre Dame

There are two key drivers of recall uncertainty — upstream and downstream complexity, according to research from Kaitlin Wowak, associate professor of information technology, analytics and operations in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

Released: 14-May-2021 11:10 AM EDT
Market report: Rising stock wealth does boost spending, employment
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The stock market is a staple of business news, but it is unclear how meaningful stock prices are to the larger economy.

Newswise: First Students Complete Lassonde+X Program
Released: 13-May-2021 3:05 PM EDT
First Students Complete Lassonde+X Program
University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

A group of 45 students were the first to compete the new Lassonde+X program during the 2020-21 academic year. Lassonde+X is a three-course program that allows any undergraduate student at the University of Utah to “entrepreneur your major” – the “X” is their major. The program is offered by the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, in partnership with the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, at the David Eccles School of Business.

Released: 13-May-2021 2:45 PM EDT
What it Means to be Green in the Fund Management Industry
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

A Maryland Smith-hosted virtual panel discussion on May 17 will weigh ESG benchmark inconsistency on sustainable investing.

Released: 13-May-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Memorial Sloan Kettering Announces New Initiative to Focus on Lung Cancer Research
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) today announced a $20 million gift from the Ge Li & Ning Zhao Family Foundation to support lung cancer research and the development of new therapies to treat this disease.

Newswise: Pandemic Has 'Severely Weakened Surgical Innovation Pipeline'
Released: 12-May-2021 3:15 PM EDT
Pandemic Has 'Severely Weakened Surgical Innovation Pipeline'
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

In a new study for the journal Surgical Innovation, Associate Professor Toby Gordon of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School addresses the ways in which COVID-19 has slowed medical innovation.

Newswise: Juan Fernando Lopera named Beth Israel Lahey Health’s Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Released: 10-May-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Juan Fernando Lopera named Beth Israel Lahey Health’s Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Beth Israel Lahey Health announced the appointment of Juan Fernando Lopera as its inaugural Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer.

Released: 7-May-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Rush Health Partners with Oswego School District 308
Rush University Medical Center

Rush University System for Health entered into an agreement with Oswego Community Unit School District 308 to provide employees in the district's health plan with discounted rates for medical services. The district plans to cover most out-of-pocket expenses (co-pays and deductibles) for care received at Rush.

Newswise: Tom Stanley: He transformed the way we view wealth
Released: 6-May-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Tom Stanley: He transformed the way we view wealth
University of Georgia

It has been a quarter of a century since Thomas Stanley, who received his doctorate in business administration in 1974 from the University of Georgia, wrote the bestselling book “The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy.” Co-authored with a former student, William D. Danko, the book’s enduring and timeless message was that many wealthy individuals grew rich on an average salary, through hard work, modest spending, careful saving and taking the occasional calculated risk.

Newswise: Peers Who Boost Marginalized Voices Help Others, and Themselves, Study Shows
Released: 5-May-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Peers Who Boost Marginalized Voices Help Others, and Themselves, Study Shows
University of Notre Dame

For organizations to reach their potential, they must leverage the expertise of their employees. However, research demonstrates that lower-status employees may not be heard because their “voices” are more likely to be ignored. New research from the University of Notre Dame is the first to show that peers can help boost marginalized voices, and at the same time benefit their own status, all while helping their organization realize the potential of its employees’ diverse perspectives.

Newswise: Society for Scholarly Publishing Elects Wolters Kluwer’s Miranda Walker as President
Released: 5-May-2021 11:30 AM EDT
Society for Scholarly Publishing Elects Wolters Kluwer’s Miranda Walker as President
Wolters Kluwer Health

Wolters Kluwer, Health is pleased to announce that Miranda Walker, Associate Director, Medical Journals, for Health Learning, Research & Practice, has been named president-elect of The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Board of Directors. Her year-long term will begin June 1, 2021.

Released: 5-May-2021 9:50 AM EDT
Seeing Others’ Big Triumphs, We May Feel More Motivated than Usual to Succeed
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

When we perceive that a peer’s accomplishment has risen above the usual standard of “good work” and can be rated an “exceptional” success, our motivation to learn is enhanced, according to a new study in Academy of Management Discoveries.

Newswise: Heidi E. Conway joins Dana-Farber to lead Human Resources Department
Released: 5-May-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Heidi E. Conway joins Dana-Farber to lead Human Resources Department
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

New Human Resources and Chief People Officer named at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Released: 5-May-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Myths About Workplace Negotiations
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

In organizational hiring, negotiating and efforts to foster creativity, there often is a tendency to see things as “either-or” or “winner vs. losers.” Such zero-sum mindset tends to lead to errors and biases, says Maryland Smith’s Rellie Derfler-Rozin, whose recent research explores this dynamic and its implications.

Newswise: Health system CEOs form coalition to set new safety standards for U.S. health care workers
Released: 4-May-2021 6:00 AM EDT
Health system CEOs form coalition to set new safety standards for U.S. health care workers
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of UCLA Hospital System, has joined forces with nine other U.S. health system leaders to form the CEO Coalition and set new safety standards for the nation’s health care workers.

Released: 3-May-2021 6:20 PM EDT
Biden rights the economic ship, but rough waters could loom in the distance
University of Delaware

Vaccine distribution, stimulus checks and reopenings have helped to revitalize the economy in the face of the pandemic. But challenges remain, including vaccine reluctance, inflation and the capital gains tax, says University of Delaware economist Jim Butkiewicz.

Released: 3-May-2021 3:50 PM EDT
Ravi Sheth Wins Hertz Thesis Prize for Revolutionizing Microbial Research
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

Hertz Fellow Ravi Sheth was awarded the 2020 Hertz Thesis Prize for developing new tools used in microbial research.

Newswise: Civil Engineering Experts Available for Infrastructure Insight
Released: 3-May-2021 6:00 AM EDT
Civil Engineering Experts Available for Infrastructure Insight
Arizona State University (ASU)

Eight Arizona State University civil engineering professors offer infrastructure insight: Roads and bridges; reservoirs, dams and waterways; underground construction, housing; sustainability and more.

Newswise: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Released: 30-Apr-2021 4:20 PM EDT
An Idea Whose Time Has Come
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Economic recovery following the pandemic will require an entrepreneurial skill set. Fortunately, the CSU offers inquiring minds a multitude of resources. No wonder CSU alumni are leading the way.

Released: 30-Apr-2021 2:40 PM EDT
Managing employee turnover and workload at auditing firms key to maintaining quality, FSU researcher finds
Florida State University

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: April 30, 2021 | 2:13 pm | SHARE: Heavy workloads and high employee turnover are simply part of business for most auditing firms — but successfully managing these dynamics is key to maintaining quality audits, a Florida State University researcher has found. Nate Newton, assistant professor of accounting in the College of Business, studied one of the top global accounting firms, investigating two key elements of audit teams: workloads and staffing continuity.

Newswise: IU Ventures recognized for investing in diversity with Investor of the Year Mira Award
Released: 30-Apr-2021 12:05 PM EDT
IU Ventures recognized for investing in diversity with Investor of the Year Mira Award
Indiana University

A group that invests in Indiana University-affiliated innovation has been awarded TechPoint's 2021 Investor of the Year Mira Award in recognition of their intentional effort to invest in women and minority-led startups.

Newswise: David W. Parke II, MD, American Academy of Ophthalmology CEO, Will Step Down After 12 Years of Visionary Leadership
Released: 29-Apr-2021 5:00 PM EDT
David W. Parke II, MD, American Academy of Ophthalmology CEO, Will Step Down After 12 Years of Visionary Leadership
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

David W. Parke II, MD, has announced to the Board of Trustees that he is stepping down as Academy CEO, stating that leadership transitions are healthy and important and that the organization is in a strong position with robust programs, strong governance and financial integrity.

Released: 29-Apr-2021 4:45 PM EDT
Expressing variety of emotions earns entrepreneurs funding
Washington State University

Putting on a happy face might not be enough for entrepreneurs to win over potential investors.

Released: 29-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
NREF Announces 2021-22 Clinical Fellowship Grant Recipients
Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF)

Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation Announces 2021-22 Clinical Fellowship Grant Recipients

Released: 29-Apr-2021 11:00 AM EDT
UTIMCO Makes Multimillion-Dollar Allocation to Texas Business Schools
University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business

The University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) has agreed to invest $15 million to the Texas McCombs Longhorn Fund, now called “Texas McCombs Investment Advisers, LLC,” and The Reveille Fund at Texas A&M Mays Business School.

Newswise: Publication reveals essential ingredients of the NIH RADx groundbreaking national diagnostics effort
Released: 29-Apr-2021 8:55 AM EDT
Publication reveals essential ingredients of the NIH RADx groundbreaking national diagnostics effort
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

One-year into implementation of the NIH RADx initiative, the IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology has dedicated a special issue to exploring the innovative structure and operation of the RADx Tech program.

Released: 28-Apr-2021 4:20 PM EDT
American Association of Neurological Surgeons Names Ann R. Stroink, MD, FAANS, as Organization’s President-Elect
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Ann R. Stroink, MD, FAANS, has been named president-elect of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).


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