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SaveOhno.org Raises Awareness Of Climate Change Through Gamification

SaveOhno Inc. has established a Kickstarter campaign to promote and fundraise for its climate change web platform, SaveOhno.org, which will launch in early 2015. SaveOhno.org attempts to educate and drive legislative progress on the issue of climate change through gamification and social media. “‘Ohno’ is a character that represents the site visitor’s great granddaughter, and…

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WIN Lab Among Winners of BostInno’s 50 On Fire Awards

The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson is among the winners of the BostInno 3rd annual 50 on Fire awards. 50 on Fire honors those driving innovation within the region by recognizing the year’s 50 most luminary, disruptive and newsworthy people and organizations across industries. The Women…

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Looking for free economic data?

While Horn Library subscribes to a variety of data aggregation resources, among them Euromonitor, IHS Global Insight’s Data-Insight, Statista, Data-Planet, and more, sometimes it’s helpful to get data directly from the source.  Here are some free data sites: World Bank 10 different ways to access their data; best are http://databank.worldbank.org/data/home.aspx (full databanks with 50-60 years…

Patricia Berens

Business Expert Press eBooks Now Available, include Babson Authors & Editors

What do Professors Crittenden, Gentile, Polutnik, and Zacharakis have in common?  They are authors or editors of Business Expert Press titles, and these are available to Babson as eBooks via a link on the Horn Library A-Z List of Databases. Business Expert Press publishes concise, practical treatments of the topics typically taught in MBA programs. The books…

Patricia Berens

Roubini Global Economics Updated Their Platform

You’ll notice a completely different look and feel when accessing Roubini. There are more visuals, and the structure of the site is less cluttered than before. If you’re looking for the familiar country-specific analysis, mouse over Economies on the top light grey banner.  The “Markets” tab goes to Roubini’s analysis of commodity and financial markets.…

Patricia Berens

Babson Librarian on TV!

BCC Research, one of our market research report vendors, asked us to provide a client testimonial as part of BCC Research being featured on the TV show “World’s Greatest.”  Working with College Marketing who provided video footage for this, Patricia Berens, Content Analyst and Collection Development Librarian, discussed how the reports that BCC Research produces…

WRDS access for students is working again.

WRDS has fixed the problem and the WRDS website is working again for students. The WRDS site is experiencing some issues.  The link on the library website for students to access this resource is not working.  The issue has been reported to WRDS technical support.  Check back for further information.

Patricia Berens

Looking for RMA eStatement Studies? Use BizMiner Instead!

A careful review of the similarities and differences between RMA’s eStatement Studies product and BizMiner revealed that BizMiner provides more extensive content and represents a better value.  Faculty and librarian input contributed to the decision to let our subscription to eStatement Studies lapse and instead refer users to BizMiner. In terms of industry financial reports,…

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Ten Babson Undergraduate Students Awarded Ely Trust Scholarships

Ten Babson undergraduate students have been selected to receive $2,500 scholarships – totaling $25,000 – from the Charles C. Ely Trust for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Babson’s Student Financial Services office nominated the students on the basis of academic merit, character, leadership abilities, and financial need. 10 nominees: • Jeffrey Andrews ’16, Northbridge, Mass. • Collin Duffany…

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Robert Leerink Joins Babson Cutler Center Advisory Board

Robert Leerink ’90, senior managing director and co-founder of investment banking firm Leerink Partners, has joined the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance (Cutler Center) Board of Advisors. Leerink has been with Leerink Partners since its inception in 1995. He is a Senior Managing Director of Leerink’s Institutional Sales team. Prior to joining Institutional…