As people begin their holiday shopping, the concerns about timely delivery dates are real. The combination of holiday shopping and a global pandemic has some e-commerce experts are predicting a ‘shipageddon’ of delays and chaos this holiday season.
Maryland Smith workplace expert Vijaya Venkataramani says Zoom fatigue notwithstanding, a COVID-safe staff or company holiday celebration is ideal for leaders and managers to give thanks to team members for their resilience in 2020.
Berkeley Haas Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen, the first woman to have led the Federal Reserve, is expected to take on another trailblazing role as President-elect Joseph Biden’s pick for Treasury secretary.
The pandemic is putting a hurt on the seafood industry, finds the largest study of COVID on U.S. fisheries, which suggests that American fishmongers may flounder - or go belly up - without more government aid.
-Monthly fresh seafood exports declined up to 43%
-Monthly imports fell up to 37%
-Catches dropped 40% some months.
Over the first six months of 2020:
-Total U.S. seafood exports are down 20%
-Imports are down 6%
-Further losses are likely as restrictions increase to address COVID-19.
Coriell Life Sciences, a trusted and innovative precision medicine organization, is honored to accept two industry awards:
EHIR's Fall 2020 Traction Award
Healthcare Tech Outlook's Top Precision Medicine Providers in Europe
Everyone loves to complain that their taxes are too high. Yet few people actually take the time to formally protest them. A recent deep-dive into property tax appeals in Texas offers new insights on what motivates people to protest or accept their tax obligations.
A new global business survey conducted by the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University (ASU) and the World Economic Forum (WEF), with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, finds that less than 20% of employers report testing their workers for COVID-19, and 35% have permanently reduced their workforce. The survey, which was completed by 1,125 employers from 29 countries with the majority over a period of six weeks, September to October, found that for companies with employees onsite at the workplace, many are taking some steps to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Nearly three-fourths (74%) of these companies report they require masks for their employees, and nearly 80% make masks and hand sanitizer available.
An 18-week-long AI Leadership for Healthcare certificate launches from the University of Maryland on Jan. 19, 2021. The fully online program requires no IT programming experience and is designed to provide a full perspective of the business of healthcare.
Laurencin will accept the honor during the 2020 Virtual MRS Spring/Fall Meeting, where at 4:00 pm (ET), Wednesday, December 2, he will present his award lecture, Regenerative Engineering: Materials and Convergence.
Hertz Fellow Cheri Ackerman, Cofounder and CEO of Concerto Biosciences, has received the Hertz Foundation’s Harold Newman and David Galas Entrepreneurial Initiative Award. She plans to use the $25,000 grant to help her company find solutions for human health and agriculture using unique ensembles of microbes.
When faced with increased competition, one might expect companies to pull back from investments in employee safety training, environmental protections, and their local communities—activities that show them to be good corporate citizens, but might not directly contribute to their financial returns.
New technologies have allowed governments and other organizations to collect large, high-quality datasets that can be used in a variety of scientific research, from economics to biology to astronomy. Yet high costs and restrictions can limit both the diversity of researchers who have access and the range of research undertaken with this valuable data.
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) applauds Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Steve Dickson’s order that returns the Boeing 737 MAX to service following the fatal Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashes last year and the aircraft’s subsequent grounding.
Networking with clients over dinner and drinks or out on the golf course is not an option for many companies during the pandemic. A new Iowa State University study illustrates how businesses can still maintain and build those relationships using online social networks.
Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, today announces two separate academic affiliations: a new affiliation with Baylor College of Medicine and an expanded affiliation with their long-time partner Texas A&M University. Both alliances are aimed at training future clinicians and developing programs that advance high-quality care and healthcare innovation.
Prachee Avasthi was selected by the Women in Cell Biology (WICB) of the American Society for Cell Biology for the WICB Junior Award for Excellence in Research. Avasthi is an associate professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, though she noted that the work recognized by this award was done at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where she was until recently.
The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah received another top 10 ranking for entrepreneurship today as the Princeton Review ranked its undergraduate entrepreneurship program No. 10 and its graduate program No. 16 for 2021.
Erika L.F. Holzbaur, William Maul Measey Professor of Physiology at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, was chosen by the Women in Cell Biology Committee (WICB) of the American Society for Cell Biology as the recipient of the 2020 Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership Award for her mentorship, teaching, leadership, and science.
The Award Selection Committee of the American Society for Cell Biology has chosen Matthew Akamatsu, the Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley; Gwendolyn Beacham, a PhD candidate at Cornell University; and Kate Cavanaugh, a PhD candidate from University of Chicago, as the 2020 winners of the Porter Prizes for Research Excellence. Akamatsu will receive $4,000, and Cavanaugh and Beacham will each receive $2,000. Each winner will give a talk in a Minisymposium relevant to her or his research. Also recognized as Honorable Mentions are Jui-Hsia Weng, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School; and Hawa Racine, a postdoctoral research fellow in The Cell and Developmental Biology Center at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health.
Michael N. Trinh, an MD/PhD student at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, has been selected as the recipient of the Merton Bernfield Memorial Award by the American Society for Cell Biology. In the lab of Michael S. Brown and Joseph L. Goldstein, Trinh studies cellular cholesterol homeostasis using genetics and cell biology.
Despite additional costs, increased restrictions, and issues stemming from compliance directives, research from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows that government-mandated stress tests are effective in strengthening the overall health of the American banking industry.
Even before COVID-19 and resulting shutdowns created gridlock for some global supply chains, the assortment at many neighborhood supermarkets was dwindling. The cause was not a lack of supply, though, but rather a lack of demand created by a widening income gap in the U.S.
MariaElena Zavala, professor of biology at California State University, Northridge, has been invited to present the 2020 Mentoring Keynote at Cell Bio Virtual 2020–an ASCB|EMBO online meeting. The title of her talk will be “Changing the Face of Science.” The talk will premiere on December 2 at 11:45 am on the virtual meeting platform.
James Olzmann, an associate professor at University of California, Berkeley, and investigator at the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, will give a talk on the challenging scientific frontier of “Lipid Droplet Proteome Dynamics and Regulation” at Cell Bio Virtual 2020 as this year’s winner of the Günter Blobel Early Career Award, previously the Early Career Life Scientist Award.
ASCB is pleased to announce that Lovell Jones, Emeritus Professor at both the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston will present the 2020 E. E. Just Awards Lecture at Cell Bio Virtual 2020–an ASCB|EMBO online meeting. The award and lecture will be held online on December 10, 2020, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM ET.
The American Society for Cell Biology is pleased to announce that Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz will present this year’s E.B. Wilson Award Lecture at Cell Bio Virtual 2020–an Online ASCB|EMBO Meeting. The talk will be presented online on December 10, 2020, at 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM ET.
The 2020 Women in Cell Biology Mid-Career Award of the American Society for Cell Biology is being shared by Anne Carpenter, Institute Scientist and Senior Director of the Imaging Platform, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; and Daniela Nicastro, a professor in the Department of Cell Biology at University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center.
“Inclusive Science and Institutional Change” will be the title of the Diversity Keynote presented by invited speaker Sylvia Hurtado for Cell Bio Virtual 2020–an ASCB|EMBO online meeting. Hurtado is a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The Diversity Keynote will premiere on December 3 at 11:45 am ET in the Cell Bio Virtual 2020 online platform.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the world’s leading centers of cancer research and treatment, and Quest Diagnostics, (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced the start of a new research study that provides free COVID-19 antibody testing to individuals who are at high risk of developing multiple myeloma.
After a major corporate fraud case hits a city, financially motivated neighborhood crimes like robbery and theft increase in the area, a new study suggests. The revelation of corporate accounting misconduct is linked to a 2.3 percent increase in local financially motivated crimes in the following year.
Career placement rates ranged from 93% to 100%, and starting salaries showed the return on investment Specialized Master’s Program students received. The impressive statistics come from a combination of well-prepared graduates, a Utah economy that has not faced the same hardships as much of the rest of the country, and dedicated staff at the Eccles School’s Business Career Services.
LifeBridge Health launched the Center for Hope, the first comprehensive violence intervention and prevention center in the nation that is part of a large regional health system. The Center for Hope brings together LifeBridge Health services around child abuse, domestic abuse and elder abuse along with community violence prevention programs, including a new Safe Streets site. The building design, which will be revealed at groundbreaking event, was created to welcome children, youth and adults into a space that fosters hope, safety and wellness, including an outdoor area for therapeutic play. The purpose of the Center for Hope is to advance hope, healing and resilience for those impacted by trauma, abuse and violence through comprehensive response, treatment, education and prevention.
The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) has received another $13.7 million contract from the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to extend the Modeling for Affordable, Sustainable Composites (MASC) research program.
Cornell University has developed the first variety of spring malting barley designed to succeed in New York’s wet climate and support the state’s $5 billion craft beer industry. All it needs now is a name.
The lifetime earnings of each new four-year college graduate will increase Georgia’s gross domestic product by almost $2 million, according to a new study from the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia.
A new study from Notre Dame offers the first examination of proactive personality in times of immediate response to a crisis — the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic at a hospital in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.
Businesses can learn how to be proactive in reducing the spread of COVID-19 by improving indoor ventilation and mitigation strategies through South Dakota State University’s Economic Development Administration Center.