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Women Entrepreneurs NYC Launched To Expand Entrepreneurship In New York City

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and Citi announced this week the establishment of WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs New York City), an initiative to expand female entrepreneurship in New York City, with a special focus on underserved women and communities. Over the next three years, WE NYC will…

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Marvin Gaye Verdict: “Vibe” Of Song As Important As Melody

The jury verdict in the copyright theft lawsuit against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke came out yesterday. The defendants were told to pay $7 plus million dollars in damages to Marvin Gaye’s estate for illegally copying his 1970s hit, “Gotta Give It Up” with their song, “Blurred Lines”. Composer and law professor Toni Lester has…

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James Hunt’s Landscape Photography is Featured in Griffin Museum of Photography Exhibition – Thru March, 2015

Associate Professor of Management James Hunt is a featured photographer in The Photography Atelier 21 exhibit of artwork at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA from March 5-29, 2015. Professor Hunt’s gallery of images entitled, Spirituality and a Sense of Place: The Quabbin Wilderness, centers on nature, the environment and the spirit of…

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Toni Lester on Robin Thicke, Innovation, Cultural Appropriation and Copyright Theft

Here’s what Babson entertainment law professor and composer, Toni Lester, has to say about the copyright case in the news brought by the family of the great soul singer, Marvin Gaye, against singer/songwriters Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams: “The case goes to the heart of how we decide what is innovative and creative, since this…

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Nonstandard Applications of Mathematics to Sports – Professor Cleary

Professor Rick Cleary will speak about “Some Nonstandard Applications of Mathematics to Sports” during a talk March 24th at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. “Thanks to the popularity of books like “Moneyball” by Michael Lewis, there has been a great increase in public awareness that statistical analysis has become a vital and…

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Professor Brush Among Speakers At 2015 California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference

Entrepreneurship Division Chair and Professor Candy Brush will be among the speakers at the 2015 California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference  held at San Diego State University on March 5th and 6th, 2015. The goal of the conference is to unite California entrepreneurship educators, staff and thought leaders, facilitate sharing, and formulate new ideas that can be…

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Becoming Critical Participants of Media Culture

By Xinghua Li, Assistant Professor of Media Studies “What is your favorite medium? Great. Now try to live without it for a week.” During the first day of my Media Studies courses, I assign the “Media Deprivation Experiment.” For the younger generations, media are the air they breathe, and in today’s overwhelming media environment, they…

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Mary O’Donoghue’s Short Story is Nominated for Prestigious Literary Prize

  Associate Professor of English Mary O’Donoghue’s short story “Jules Verne Seeks Dreamers for Long-Distance Travel in Time” has just been nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize. The story appeared in the spring 2014 issue of the quarterly literary journal The Georgia Review, and is described in the Editorial as “literally out-of-this-world (some of the…

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The Marvels of 3D Printing – Makerbot Case Study

The Marvels of 3D Printing – MakerBot Case Study Ruth Gilleran, Lecturer of Information Technology Erik Noyes, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship MakerBot is an industry leader in the production of affordable 3D printers.  3D printing is an emerging technology that promises to disrupt manufacturing as we know it. The MakerBot story explores the intersection of…

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Newbury College Speaker Series Features Babson’s Michael Martin

On Wednesday, November 19, Newbury College will welcome writer Michael Gerhard Martin for a lecture as the second installment of its 2014-2015 Speaker Series. The event will open with readings from current students via a Creative Writing class taught by Assistant Professor Dr. Aaron Tillman. The lecture, which will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the…