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A new era

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 3:26pm

He attributed all of that to his education, frequently saying, My education made me who I am.

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  • He attributed all of that to his education, frequently saying, My education made me who I am.
  • The Carrollton-based company employs more than 7,000 people and generated more than $5.5 billion in revenue last year.
  • Dr. Brendan Kelly, UWGs president, said Richards Hall, built amidst the global pandemic, is emblematic of its namesakes persistence and progress.
  • We are launching a new era in the Richards College of Business today: one that will embrace the 21st century, the same way this building symbolizes our embracing the future for the past two years.

The Webb Schools to Receive $100 Million

Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 4:00am

CLAREMONT, Calif., Oct. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Webb Schools today announced an historic estate gift of at least $100 million the largest ever made to an independent high school west of the Mississippi.

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  • CLAREMONT, Calif., Oct. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Webb Schools today announced an historic estate gift of at least $100 million the largest ever made to an independent high school west of the Mississippi.
  • The Webb Schools include Webb School of California, Vivian Webb School and the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, the only accredited museum of paleontology on a high school campus.
  • "This transformative gift at least $100 million will enable Webb to dramatically expand access to our unique, unbounded program to the very best and deserving students regardless of financial circumstance," said Head of Schools Taylor B. Stockdale, who has been with Webb since 1988.
  • The campaign, which entered its public phase on Oct. 23, has raised more than $170 million, including the estate gift of at least $100 million.

Paul Edgerley of Bain Capital Private Equity to Serve as New Board Chair of National Nonprofit Year Up, with Year Up Alumnus Greg Walton as Vice-Chair

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 2:56pm

BOSTON, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The workforce development nonprofit Year Up announced today that Paul Edgerley, a Senior Advisor at Bain Capital Private Equity, will now serve as its National Board Chair.

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  • BOSTON, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The workforce development nonprofit Year Up announced today that Paul Edgerley, a Senior Advisor at Bain Capital Private Equity, will now serve as its National Board Chair.
  • Greg Walton, who graduated from Year Up in January 2007 and has been a member of the Board since 2010, will serve as Vice Chair.
  • Immediate Past Chair Paul Salem, Senior Managing Director Emeritus at Providence Equity Partners, will work closely with Edgerley and Walton during this transition.
  • Walton joined Year Up's National Board in September 2010 as the first alumnus to serve in this role.

NFL Alumni Performance Labs Forms Exclusive Partnership with to Deliver Best-in-Class Predictive Vital Sign Analytics

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 2:46pm

With various advanced technologies such as remote photoplethysmography (rPPG) and AI recognised for its data accuracy, Nervotec will co-develop sports performance insights for athletes with NFLA from remotevital signs data analytics at NFL Alumni Performance Labs .

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  • With various advanced technologies such as remote photoplethysmography (rPPG) and AI recognised for its data accuracy, Nervotec will co-develop sports performance insights for athletes with NFLA from remotevital signs data analytics at NFL Alumni Performance Labs .
  • NFL Alumni Performance Labs is a first-of-its-kind full-service concierge wellness service with in-person and virtual service options designed for its alumni.
  • The partnership with Nervotec would provide remote health monitoring and predictive analytics to help NFL Alumni Performance Labs in delivering advanced human performance and integrated medicine services across its high-tech gyms in the US.
  • Dr Chuck Morris, CEO of NFL Alumni Performance Labs, said, "The inclusion of predictive vital sign analytics will be key in delivering our state-of-the-art sports performance facilities all over the US.

CETYS University Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 1:00am

MEXICALI, Mexico, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- From Septemberuntil the Summer of2022, CETYS University will celebrate its60th anniversary and thepassion for creating success stories and change in the education ecosystem in Mexico.

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  • MEXICALI, Mexico, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- From Septemberuntil the Summer of2022, CETYS University will celebrate its60th anniversary and thepassion for creating success stories and change in the education ecosystem in Mexico.
  • The initial celebrations were led by Dr. Fernando Len Garca, Presidentof the CETYS University System, who pointed outthe more than 8 thousand students enrolled in the institution.
  • "All these conversations and conferences mark the beginning of our 60th Anniversary Celebration.
  • This is how CETYS University is and will continue to be a benchmark for higher education in Mexico and the world.

National Science Foundation Issues Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant to The Wrightguard Innovations Corporation in Support of Novel Mouthguard Technology

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:30pm

The grant, totaling $255,944, will support the company's Phase I research and development activities.

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  • The grant, totaling $255,944, will support the company's Phase I research and development activities.
  • TWGIC co-founder and UMSOD alumnus Dr. Wright said, "I am honored to receive this research grant on behalf of my team of co-developers.
  • We are confident and excited about this pivotal technology's potential to minimize injury risks to athletes at all levels."
  • The WrightGuard, the precursor to The WrightGuard Innovations Corporation (TWGIC) was established in 2011.

Techstrong Research Bolsters Focus On Business Value And Outcomes Of Disruptive Technologies With Addition Of Hurwitz & Associates

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 3:04pm

The combined team brings deep technical and business expertise to guide business leaders, technology providers, entrepreneurs and investors on the business value of emerging technologies.

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  • The combined team brings deep technical and business expertise to guide business leaders, technology providers, entrepreneurs and investors on the business value of emerging technologies.
  • Techstrong Research is the go-to source for unbiased information, insights and connections that help IT professionals understand new technologies.
  • "I am looking forward to the potential of this important next-generation research and analyst firm created by the combination of Hurwitz & Associates and Techstrong Research."
  • Techstrong Research is an integrated Techstrong Group business along with Techstrong Media, Techstrong Associations, Techstrong Learning and Techstrong Live!.

Techstrong Research Bolsters Focus On Business Value And Outcomes Of Disruptive Technologies With Addition Of Hurwitz & Associates

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 3:04pm

BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Techstrong Group, the power source for people and technology, announced today that Hurwitz & Associates will join Techstrong Research. The Hurwitz & Associates team, led by Judith Hurwitz and Daniel Kirsch, will join Mitchell Ashley in leading the firm. Hurwitz will serve as president and Kirsch will serve as managing director of Techstrong Research. Ashley will continue as a principal of Techstrong Research, as well as CTO of Techstrong Group. The combined team brings deep technical and business expertise to guide business leaders, technology providers, entrepreneurs and investors on the business value of emerging technologies.

Key Points: 
  • The combined team brings deep technical and business expertise to guide business leaders, technology providers, entrepreneurs and investors on the business value of emerging technologies.
  • Techstrong Research is the go-to source for unbiased information, insights and connections that help IT professionals understand new technologies.
  • "I am looking forward to the potential of this important next-generation research and analyst firm created by the combination of Hurwitz & Associates and Techstrong Research."
  • Techstrong Research is an integrated Techstrong Group business along with Techstrong Media, Techstrong Associations, Techstrong Learning and Techstrong Live!.

Unprecedented U.S. Legal Jobs Market Holds Strong in Q3

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 8:00pm

At the beginning of the third quarter of 2021, our jobs database showed a record 10,000 open legal positions and has remained above that mark, currently sitting at 11,000+ open jobs.

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  • At the beginning of the third quarter of 2021, our jobs database showed a record 10,000 open legal positions and has remained above that mark, currently sitting at 11,000+ open jobs.
  • This is the highest number of open jobs at one time that we have seen since we started tracking jobs.
  • Throughout the third quarter, we saw an average of 82 newly listed jobs every day and 73 closed jobs every day indicating that positions are being filled on an expedited basis but demand remains strong.
  • Between 2017 and the end of 2019, there were on average 6,000 to 6,500 open legal jobs open at any one time in our database.

Iron Side Cellars Builds on its Signature Bold Style with the Launch of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red Blend

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 3:08pm

BOSTON, Oct. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Known for its bold and fruit-forward style of California wines, Iron Side Cellars announced the launch of its first Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red Blend ,available in stores this month.

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  • BOSTON, Oct. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Known for its bold and fruit-forward style of California wines, Iron Side Cellars announced the launch of its first Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red Blend ,available in stores this month.
  • Iron Side Cellars has launched its first Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red Blend.
  • Iron Side Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red Blend is available at retailers in 14 states and on ironsidecellars.com for $14.99.
  • Launched in 2011, Iron Side Cellars produces bold California wines from acclaimed vineyard sites across California's best appellations.