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Four Questions to Ask Before Paying for an Employee's Training

Dick Jones Communications

An employee asks you to pay for additional training that he says he needs to do his job better. How do you know that the training will benefit the company? Is he really asking you to fund skill building that will help him land a new job somewhere else?

Channels: In the Workplace,

Released:
25-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT
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U. of Denver Experts on Japan Crisis

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The University of Denver has several experts available to discuss various disaster issues in Japan.

Channels: Earthquakes, Floods, Nuclear Power,

Released:
21-Mar-2011 8:00 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Additional Incentives Would Aid Toyota's Comeback, PR Researcher Says

Dick Jones Communications

Toyota will bounce back but there is no doubt that the car maker made some significant PR missteps, reports a scholar of public relations ethics.

Channels: Automotive,

Released:
9-Feb-2010 1:30 PM EST
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Interest in Paranormal Fuels Rise in Halloween's Popularity

Dick Jones Communications

Why is Halloween on the rise as a popular celebration? Many young adults just want an excuse to dress up and party. But there is more to it than that, says a U. of Denver communication professor. There is also greater interest in the paranormal and the supernatural.

Channels: Fall,

Released:
22-Oct-2009 9:00 AM EDT
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Pop Culture

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Pilot: How to Survive Emergency Aircraft Landings

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There are several things people can do to maximize their chances of survival in emergency aircraft landings. So says the director of Delaware State University's airway science program.

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Released:
24-Mar-2009 2:20 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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American Rubberneckers: Why We Love to Witness Disaster

Dick Jones Communications

We are a nation of gawkers. Log onto YouTube and you can watch dozens of videos of planes crashing into the towers on 9/11 and victims leaping to their deaths. Browse Amazon for one of the 87 DVDs about Hurricane Katrina. Or tune into the Discovery Channel's new show, "Destroyed in Seconds."

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Released:
2-Mar-2009 11:35 AM EST
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Pop Culture

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Santa Urged to Give Seaweed Instead of Coal to Bad Kids

Dick Jones Communications

A Tennessee professor is calling on Santa Claus this year to give seaweed instead of coal to children who have been naughty and not nice. Doing so could save delivery of up to 5,000 tons of coal to children's stockings worldwide, estimates Gerald Smith, professor of religion and environmental studies at Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, TN.

Channels: Environmental Science,

Released:
17-Dec-2008 4:00 PM EST
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Pop Culture

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A Revealing Transfer of Power from Bush to Obama

Dick Jones Communications

The campaign marathon has turned into a transition sprint, with thousands of decisions on personnel, policy and spending to be made in a fraction of the time it took the country to elect a new president.

Channels: U.S. Politics,

Released:
24-Nov-2008 1:00 PM EST
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Law and Public Policy

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What To Expect From The Nation's New First Lady

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What can the nation expect of its new first lady? Three things and maybe a fourth, says Laura van Assendelft, professor of political science at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA and a scholar on the role of women in politics.

Channels: U.S. Politics,

Released:
27-Oct-2008 8:55 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Professor Explains Why Financial Crises Occur in Autumn

Dick Jones Communications

For centuries, autumn has been the season for financial disaster. Modern practices of managing our credit system were supposed to have changed all that. But the panic of 2008 and the market crash of 1987 are possible signs that autumn may still be the weakest link in the financial chain.

Channels: Economics,

Released:
13-Oct-2008 3:20 PM EDT
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