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23 October 2009
Have you ever wondered why government agencies engage in costly and inefficient public contracts? Political economist Pablo Spiller found that a fundamental difference between public and private contracting is the potential scrutiny of public contracts by opportunistic third parties. Understanding the risk associated with this scrutiny, according to Spiller’s latest research, is the first step toward improved regulation, efficiency, and reduced costs.
02 October 2009
You are cordially invited to attend the Third Annual Women of Color Conference October 9th & 10th, 2009 at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia! The Third Annual Women of Color Conference will provide a space for women of color and allies to come together, learn about various social justice issues, and strategize for action as part of a larger movement for justice and equality.
28 September 2009
Atlanta is poised to become the nation’s poster child for how to kill off a burgeoning industry. A new study by professors at Georgia Tech reveals that the city’s reputation as a high technology center masks a decade of erosion. Though it leads the U.S. in the physical resources that attract and sustain high-tech industry, Atlanta companies haven’t meshed within the local economy.
12 October 2009
The Business Department at Misericordia University has launched a new professional organization on campus to help students be better prepared for a career as a business professional. The Business Professional Association (BPA) at Misericordia University will provide experiences, information, and programs to promote business as a profession and will help serve as a bridge from the student’s university experience to the business world.
02 October 2009
Babson College will host the 8th Annual Babson Entrepreneurship Forum with the focused theme, Action Drives Results, on Friday, October 16, 2009, at Babson College. This year’s Forum features the Ideas Into Action Business Plan Competition at 2:30 p.m. The top three winning plans will receive a $20,000+ prize including cash, consulting, legal, and web services.
18 September 2009
(NNPA) - The New America Alliance (NAA) and The Executive Leadership Council, preeminent organizations of business leaders in the Latino and African-American communities, respectively, along with education experts and key stakeholders, have declared that the economic impact associated with the education achievement gap cannot be ignored. They have also resolved to initiate a national movement to transform American K-12 education for the benefit of all children.