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Carolyn Valdez was nervous, but ready. She was about to get up in front of 70 conference attendees, including prominent scientists in the field of proton-coupled electron transfer, and explain her research as a graduate student in chemistry. She came prepared, having rehearsed her 30-minute presentation many times before. Still, this felt like a big deal — and it was.
Finishing up graduate school and looking for that first job? It’s only natural to set your sights on a postdoctoral research position, ideally at a large research institution. But, if you have a passion for teaching, you might consider an alternative: a career at a small liberal arts institution where you can still host your own research program, albeit at a smaller scale.
On March 22, members of the Women of FOX Sports group volunteered at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), a nonprofit hospital providing care to more than 107,000 children each year. The event came as part of CHLA's annual #MakeMarchMatter campaign, through which the hospital aims to raise $1 million in support of its programs and services. FOX Sports colleagues received a tour of the hospital and spent time with the patients by serving food and hosting arts & crafts activities.
There is a shift occurring from the traditional linear take-make-waste economy to a more circular model of use-recover-regenerate. According to new research from UPS and GreenBiz, circular economy principles are projected to gain traction, nearly doubling in importance over the next two years. 97% of business leaders agree that logistics will be critical to a successful circular economy. Find out more about the roles waste, recyclability and first mile logistics will play in driving the circular economy.
Discover #RenewableLiving with Tetra Pak’s Habits of Happiness Quiz
DENTON, Texas, March 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Is renewable living the key to happiness? New data from Tetra Pak offers some compelling evidence that the answer is yes – great news leading up to International Day of Happiness on March 20.
Findings from a survey commissioned by Tetra Pak found that adopting a few simple, renewable lifestyle habits that help protect the earth’s natural resources can help people go from feeling glum to good, with 70 percent of those surveyed claiming they felt happier when making eco-minded choices.
Women make up more than 40 percent of the global workforce, the CEOs of 21 of the largest global companies are women, and more young adult women than men have college degrees. But still, globally, women earn 77 percent of what men do, represent less than 5 percent of CEOs at S&P 500 companies, and face job restrictions in 100 economies. This doesn’t add up.
People affected by rare diseases often face extraordinary barriers. They can find it difficult to get the right diagnosis, expert advice or treatment and support. It’s challenging – especially when they are trying to cope with the uncertainty of an often progressive, devastating and debilitating disease. But the complexity of these conditions, and the small number of patients affected, means this area of research doesn’t always attract the greatest interest.
Fair Trade USA and the Natural Marketing Institute reveal new data on consumer attitudes toward Fair Trade; strong support from Millennials and mainstream grocery
OAKLAND, Calif., February 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, and the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), an international consulting and research firm specializing in health and sustainability, today released new data indicating that fifty-nine percent of consumers now recognize the Fair Trade Certified™ label.