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Newswise: Nobel laureate Oliver Williamson, pioneer of organizational economics, dies at 87
Released: 25-May-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Nobel laureate Oliver Williamson, pioneer of organizational economics, dies at 87
University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Oliver Williamson, a UC Berkeley and Haas School of Business professor for nearly three decades whose elegant framework for analyzing the structure of organizations won him a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, passed away on May 21, 2020 in Berkeley, Calif. at the age of 87. His death followed a period of failing health. Williamson’s work permanently changed how economists view organizations.

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22-May-2020 8:25 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: How COVID Changed Healthcare: Newswise Live Expert Panel May 21, 2020
Newswise

Healthcare After COVID: what's changing about the healthcare system to adapt, what areas are under strain, the mental health of healthcare workforce, closures and job losses, adoption of telehealth and how to safely restore routine healthcare services - May 21 from 2-3 PM EDT

Released: 21-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
TRIUMF spin-off company secures US$19M investment
TRIUMF

ARTMS Inc., TRIUMF spin-off company and global leader in isotope production technology, has announced US$19 million in Series A financing from a consortium led by Deerfield Management Company and Quark Ventures.

Newswise: @umichsph expert offers 5 steps employers, employees need to take to reopen businesses #coronavirus
Released: 20-May-2020 12:10 PM EDT
@umichsph expert offers 5 steps employers, employees need to take to reopen businesses #coronavirus
University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR—Businesses across the nation are preparing to start reopening their workplaces. Rick Neitzel, an expert on occupational and environmental health at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, outlines five steps that employers and employees can take together to return to work in the safest manner possible.

Newswise: Wichita State University technology breathes new life into aging Army helicopter fleet
Released: 20-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Wichita State University technology breathes new life into aging Army helicopter fleet
Wichita State University

The US Army is turning to “digital-twin” technology from Wichita State University to resolve challenges and boost efficiencies for its enduring fleet of Black Hawk helicopters.

Released: 19-May-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Nonprofits benefit from having women on executive board
Binghamton University, State University of New York

In the non-profit sector, women comprise the majority of nonprofit employees, while they are still the minority on boards. Having a substantial number of women on boards benefits nonprofits, according to a research team including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Newswise: First Pitch, The Definitive Guide to Pitching for Entrepreneurs, Launches Today
Released: 19-May-2020 10:55 AM EDT
First Pitch, The Definitive Guide to Pitching for Entrepreneurs, Launches Today
Babson College

Debi Kleiman, executive director at the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College, has authored First Pitch: Winning Money, Mentors, and More for Your Startup.

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Released: 15-May-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Social good creates economic boost
Queensland University of Technology

As unemployment rates skyrocket around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a world-first study has found social venture start-ups not only alleviate social problems but also are much more important for job creation than previously thought.

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Released: 15-May-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Model of critical infrastructures reveals vulnerabilities
Kansas State University

An interdisciplinary team of Kansas State University researchers developed a computer simulation that revealed beef supply chain vulnerabilities that need safeguarding -- a realistic concern during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise: Sandia tests distillery’s hand sanitizer developed to address severe shortage
Released: 15-May-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Sandia tests distillery’s hand sanitizer developed to address severe shortage
Sandia National Laboratories

In response to the severe, widespread shortage of hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic, Wayward Sons Craft-Distillery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, reconfigured its operations to produce a hand sanitizer they named Elbow Bump, and worked with Sandia National Laboratories to test and confirm that it meets standards set by the World Health Organization and the U.


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