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Voter Outreach

Voter Outreach

Concepts, strategies and objectives to move voters to action

Written by Peter Grear Educate, Organize and Mobilize: Each week over the past several months I’ve written about various aspects of voter suppression with the purpose of explaining its concepts,…

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Keatts A Keeper For New-Look Seahawks

Keatts A Keeper For New-Look Seahawks

New Head Men’s Basketball Coach was all smiles

New Head Men’s Basketball Coach was all smiles at Trask Coliseum. WILMINGTON, NC – Boldly proclaiming, “I’m a winner,” and promising “an exciting brand of basketball” newly-christened UNCW head men’s basketball coach Kevin Keatts said Tuesday that a new day in Seahawk basketball has arrived.

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Lied-to Children More Likely to Cheat and Lie

Lied-to Children More Likely to Cheat and Lie

The study tested 186 children ages 3 to 7

The study tested 186 children ages 3 to 7 in a temptation-resistance paradigm. Approximately half of the children were lied to by an experimenter, who said there was “a huge bowl of candy in the next room” but quickly confessed this was just a ruse to get the child to come play a game. 

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Unconscious Mind Can Detect a Liar When Conscious Mind Fails

Unconscious Mind Can Detect a Liar When Conscious Mind Fails

The unconscious mind could catch a liar

“We set out to test whether the unconscious mind could catch a liar – even when the conscious mind failed,” says ten Brinke. Along with Berkeley-Haas Assistant Professor Dana R. Carney, lead author ten Brinke and Dayna Stimson (BS 2013, Psychology), hypothesized that these seemingly paradoxical findings may be accounted for by unconscious mental processes.

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Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials: Educate, Organize, and Mobilize

Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials: Educate, Organize, and Mobilize

North Carolina Alliance of Black Elected Officials

Written by Peter Grear, Esq.  Since August 2013 I've continued to ask myself "what would an effective campaign to defeat voter suppression look like?” Well, on Friday, February 14, 2014, Valentine's Day, I got my answer from Richard Hooker, President of the…

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Download Greater Diversity News Digital PDF Edition for FREE

FREE Full PDF Edition includes stories not featured on the website

The FREE Full PDF Edition includes stories not featured on the website. No paper, no hasel, read on your laptop or mobile devices. 

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Survey Reveals Universities’ Impact on Economy, Job Creation

Written by Association of Univ. Technology Managers on 15 February 2010.

Survey Universities Economy Job Creation In fiscal year 2008, 595 new companies were formed as a result of university research. In fact, many of the world’s most interesting and important inventions such as Google, Warfarin (coumadin) and FluMist, got their start in a university laboratory. These inventions resulted in products we buy or medications we take because they were patented by the university and then licensed to companies that then brought them to market.

This process is known as academic technology transfer, and you can read the latest, most thorough information about it in the newly released AUTM U.S. Licensing Activity Survey: FY2008. The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), a nonprofit association of academic technology transfer professionals, announces the release of the summary report of the AUTM U.S. Licensing Activity Survey: FY2008. The survey summary shares quantitative information about and real-world examples of licensing activities at U.S. universities, hospitals and research institutions.

“The data in this survey show a steady increase in the amount of technology transfer activity,” says Arundeep S. Pradhan, AUTM president. He adds, “this includes more patent filings, new licenses signed and more new startup companies, a good indicator that the Bayh-Dole Act is working as intended.”

In addition to statistics, the report includes success stories that detail real-world contributions from academic institutions including: a discovery that paved the way for the development of a safer, more effective TB vaccine, a new wheat variety that has superior pest resistance and backing quality, an effective oral treatment for radiation exposure, and a new formulation of a chemotherapy drug that reduces serious side effects.

Highlights of the AUTM U.S. Licensing Activity SurveyTM FY2008 include:
•648 new commercial products introduced
•5,039 total license and options executed
•595 new companies formed
•about 72 percent of new companies formed with the primary place of business in the institution’s home state
•3,381 startup companies still operating as of the end of FY2008
•$51.47 billion total sponsored research expenditures
•20,115 disclosures

Patents filed
•18,949 total U.S. patent applications
•12,072 new U.S. patent applications
•848 non-U.S. patent applications

Patents issued
•3,280 issued U.S. patents

About AUTM
The Association of University Technology Managers is a nonprofit organization with an international membership of more than 3,000 technology managers and business executives. AUTM members — managers of intellectual property, one of the most active growth sectors of the global economy —come from more than 300 universities, research institutions and teaching hospitals as well as numerous businesses and government organizations.