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Granola – Not the Cereal – Is Named a Top 20 Green Tech Idea
One year ago, Kirk Cameron decided his company MiserWare would give away its main product -- intelligent energy-saving software for personal computers. Recently, he found out how valuable his software giveaway program was when he learned that Time Magazine had named it a Top 20 Green Tech Idea. Media embedded: Image(s)
—Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

Cornell University Sports Labor Law Expert Available to Discuss Potential NFL Lockout
Cornell ILR School sports labor law expert is available to discuss an NFL lockout with the media.
Expert(s) available
—Cornell University


Think Manager, Think Male? Impact of Gender In Sport Administration Hiring
The “glass ceiling” for women administrators in college athletics may be cracked, but is not completely broken, according to a new study co-authored by a North Carolina State University researcher. (Embargo expired on 10-Feb-2011 at 00:00 ET)
Journal for Sport Management, Volume 25
—North Carolina State University

One Factor Can Make Mortgage Modifications Up to One-Third More Likely
One factor, little-known by borrowers, can play a large role in whether banks are willing to renegotiate mortgages with homeowners who are struggling to meet payments.
Journal of Financial Economics
—Ohio State University

MSE Renews Partnership with Rowan University Computer Science Team
Mission Solutions Engineering announced today that the company is renewing its collaboration effort with Rowan University’s Department of Computer Science, awarding the Glassboro, N.J., university a three-year, $425,000 contract to develop innovative enhancements for several of the company’s initiatives.
—Rowan University


Consumer Credit Increase a Good Sign, but the Economic Road Ahead Still Littered with Potholes
Steven Kyle, professor of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, comments on recent reports that consumer borrowing has increased for the third consecutive month.
—Cornell University

After Sale to AOL, Huffington Post Likely to Remain Distinctive, Says Cornell Researcher
Josh Braun, Cornell University doctoral candidate in communication, comments on the sale of the Huffington Post to AOL. He researches how new-media newsrooms work.
—Cornell University

For Men, Shopping for Valentine’s Day is All About Rejection
With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, millions of men will be in search of just the right gift for their sweetie. According to a shopping behavior expert at the University of New Hampshire, more than anything else, men want to be sure that what they buy their sweetie will not be rejected.
Expert(s) available
—University of New Hampshire


Releasing Bad Earnings News Earlier Means Fewer Lawsuits
A new study from a University of Iowa accounting researcher finds that the earlier a firm announces bad earnings news, the less likely it is to be sued by unhappy shareholders.
—University of Iowa

BizWire Announcements

Bing Energy Relocates to Partner with FSU on High-Tech Fuel Cells
Florida Gov. Rick Scott today announced that Bing Energy Inc. ( of Chino, Calif., has selected Tallahassee as the new site of the company’s world headquarters. The company, in collaboration with Professor Jim P. Zheng ( of The Florida State University, is planning to turn revolutionary nanotechnology pioneered at FSU into a better, faster, more economical and commercially viable fuel cell. The move is expected to create at least 244 jobs paying an average wage of $41,655 in Florida. Media embedded: Video / Image(s)
—Florida State University

Babson College Freshmen Launch 18 New Businesses; Profits Go To Charity
Babson College first-year undergraduate students have launched 18 new businesses that they will operate through the end of their school year. Up to $3,000 in start-up money is available from the College, and all profits are donated to a charity chosen by the business.
—Babson College

Dean Hildy Teegen Among Authors of AACSB Task Force Report on Challenges of Globalization in Business School Education
A report by the AACSB outlines the impact of globalization and the challenges it poses for business schools. Dr. Hildy Teegen, dean of one of the top business schools in the world for international business, is a member of the AACSB task force and can address what the report will mean for the future of business education.
—University of South Carolina

Seminar Aims to Help Investors Identify Opportunities, Evaluate Potential Investment in Ophthalmic Research
Leading researchers and commercial experts will describe unmet needs as well as promising treatments for retinal disease and ocular surface disorders at an April 29 seminar in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that aims to help investors better understand the scientific and commercial environment of ophthalmic research.
—Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Darden School of Business Names Trip Davis Foundation President and Senior Associate Dean
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business and the Darden School Foundation today announce the appointment of Trip Davis as president of the foundation and senior associate dean for external relations.
—University of Virginia's Darden School of Business

BizWire Marketplace

Public Sector Research Responsible for Many New Drug Discoveries, Says AUTM President
AUTM President Ashley Stevens, D. Phil. (Oxon), CLP is the lead author of The Role of Public Sector Research in the Discovery of Drugs and Vaccines, a paper published in the Feb. 10 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.
New England Journal of Medicine, 364;6, 2/10/2011
—Association of University Technology Managers


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