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Article ID: 3003

Weak criteria used to measure effectiveness of on-the-job injury prevention programs

University of Iowa

The guidelines used to evaluate on-the-job injury prevention programs often use the weakest available measurement criteria, according to published research led or co-led by Dr. Craig Zwerling, University of Iowa associate professor of preventive medicine and environmental health.

Released:
21-Aug-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 3001

Secretary Pena, industry leaders to discuss vehicles of the future

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Secretary of Energy Federico PeÃ’a and senior executives from the Big Three automakers, the IBM Corporation and Northwest aluminum, transportation and electric utility companies will gather for a summit in Seattle later this month to discuss the development of technologies needed to create motor vehicles of the future, including cars that get 70 to 80 miles to the gallon.

Released:
21-Aug-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2976

Partnerships Benefit Students, Industry

Purdue University

What started as an effort to make laboratory experiments more interesting and meaningful for undergraduate mechanical engineering students has blossomed into a productive partnership between Purdue University and a growing list of national industries. Students have worked on design problems with the Ford Motor Co., General Electric, General Motors, Michelin Tire Corp., Procter & Gamble, and Lockheed-Martin Missiles and Space.

Released:
15-Aug-1997 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 2934

Cornell Prof Named Financial Engineer of the Year

Cornell University, Johnson School

Robert Jarrow, professor of finance, economics and investment management at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management, has been named the IAFE/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year by the International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE). He was cited not only for his cutting edge research, but for his work as an educator.

Released:
9-Aug-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2911

Some College Credit Is Undesirable, Finance Expert Says

Purdue University

Parents can add credit cards to the list of grades, peer pressure and other things they worry about when their son or daughter leaves for college. A Purdue University professor says parents need to discuss credit management with their children before the students head off to school, even if the children don't have credit cards. She says chances are good they'll get one at school.

Released:
8-Aug-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2906

Cross-Country Capitalism Caravan

Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business

Twenty-six Vietnamese senior executives are in the U.S. to experience capitalism in action, thanks to a partnership with the world's oldest graduate school of business. The program participants include senior level executives from both state-owned and private Vietnamese corporations. The Amos Tuck School of Business partnered with the Hanoi School of Business so Vietnamese executives can learn U.S. management styles and market-based business skills.

Released:
7-Aug-1997 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 2896

Government regulations on bed and breakfasts unknown to, resisted by proprietors

University of North Texas

A study done at the University of North Texas shows that a large percentage of bed and breakfast proprietors are unaware of current regulations, particularly those at the county and municipal level, where most of the regulations involving health, fire codes and zoning are enacted.

Released:
6-Aug-1997 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 2895

Curbing job-hopping by Asian managers: The challenge for U.S. multinational companies

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Job hopping by Asian managers at rates of 15-18 percent a year costs U.S. multinational companies (MNCs) in the region time, money and key business contacts, according to a recently released study by management professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Released:
5-Aug-1997 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 2894

GRE fails to predict graduate school success

Cornell University

Cornell/Yale study finds Graduate Record Examination (GRE) fails to predict success or failure in graduate school for psychology and probably other fields as well.

Released:
5-Aug-1997 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 2885

Employees reluctant to report sexual harassment, survey finds

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Employees often don't tell their supervisors about sexual harassment because they do not believe that justice will result, according to a study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Released:
2-Aug-1997 12:00 AM EDT

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