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sustainability, fuel cell, BioFuels Energy, Point Loma, Wastewater, Energy Innovation Park, Gary Matthews, John Dilliott, CNG, electric vehicles, Compressed natural gas

UC San Diego Installing 2.8 Megawatt Fuel Cell to Anchor Energy Innovation Park

Construction of a fuel cell with enough capacity to power 2,800 homes has begun on the UC San Diego campus as part of a renewable-energy project with the City of San Diego and BioFuels Energy to turn waste methane gas from the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant directly into electricity without combustion.

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Diners May Be Willing to Pay More to Eat at "Green" Restaurants

Many U.S. restaurants may be ignoring a desire by American consumers to dine at environmentally friendly restaurants, according to a small exploratory study.

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UAB Announces Vice Provost Appointments

University of Alabama at Birmingham Provost Eli Capilouto has announced the appointment of two vice provosts who will lead a recently reorganized administrative structure. Suzanne Austin, Ph.D., will be the new vice provost for Student and Faculty Success effective Jan. 1, 2011. Harlan M. Sands, J.D., MBA, is vice provost for Administration and Quality Improvement for the university.

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Florida State University, Professor of Interior Design David M. Butler, College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance

National Award for Service to Interior Design Field Goes to FSU Professor

The Louis S. Tregre Award is one of the interior design world’s most distinguished honors, and this year it has gone to Florida State University Professor David M. Butler, who for more than three decades as a licensed interior designer and as a faculty member in FSU’s interior design program has exemplified and promoted his field’s highest standards.

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Business Ethics, Kelley School Of Business, Indiana University Bloomington

Major Gift to IU Kelley School of Business Supports Innovative Approach to Teaching and Assessing Ethical Reasoning

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As a result of an anonymous $250,000 gift, Indiana University's Kelley School of Business will have the support to develop a proprietary teaching and assessment tool that will enhance how faculty teach and measure the development of students' ethical judgment.

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Wikileaks - What Are Secrets Worth in Corporate America?

In his joint paper with Evan Offstein, Ph.D., “On the Virtues of Secrecy in Organizations,” Ronald Dufresne, Ph.D., an assistant professor of management at Saint Joseph' s University, argues that “secrets are necessary, if not essential, to organizational survival and competitiveness.”

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AUTM, Association of University Technology Managers, bayh-dole, Birch Bayh, Better world report, Technology Commercialization, Ashley Stevens

Report Highlights Positive Impact of Academic Innovations on Quality of Life

AUTM announces the release of the 2010 edition of the AUTM Better World Report, a collection of stories about technologies that originated in academic research and were brought to the public through technology transfer

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Franchises, business agreements, Contracts, Behavior

Business Agreements: What Is Better, the Carrot, the Stick Or Both?

The business world runs on agreements. As long as everyone fulfills his or her end of the bargain, things tend to run smoothly. But the question of the most effective way to enforce or regulate these agreements remains. Adam B. Badawi, JD, PhD, associate professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, looked at this question in the context of franchises and found that the more effective method of enforcing these agreements is often through an informal, non-legal rewards system.

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Geisinger Health System Recognized as One of the Safest

Geisinger Health System (GHS) was recently named to Security Magazine’s “2010 Security 500” list, recognizing the organizations worldwide with the best-managed security practices.

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Fund Raising, experimental media, Performing Arts, Higher Education

Private $2.4 Million Gift Fuels Creation of New Works at Rensselaer’s Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC )

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute alumnus and his wife add $1 million to previous unrestricted gift of $1.4 million.







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