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SpeakEasy Building bridges between academia and industry

Anthony Boccanfuso promised the audience he wouldn’t open with any jokes — but he began his speech with a statement that was both so blunt and ironic that it elicited laughter from the crowd. “First, let me just say that I have a bias,” said Boccanfuso, president of the University Industry Demonstration Partnership in Washington, ...

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Rutgers Business School receives international award

The award was bestowed upon the school for the program’s role in helping small businesses in New Jersey to grow, create jobs and have economic impact. Since its launch in 2009, over 180 entrepreneurs have participated in the EPI program. The aggregate impact of these companies exceeds $35 million in annual revenue, according to Rutgers. ...

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2 N.J. colleges rank among global college list

  And two colleges from New Jersey fared well against the global competition. Princeton University ranked 13th, where it was ranked last year on U.S. News’ first global list. Rutgers University also breached the Top 100 at number 60. Because international colleges do not participate in the requiring of SAT scores, a different methodology was ...

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Now hear this Here’s how you stay out of trouble

Karen Kessler didn’t bat an eye when she told the hundreds of women (and the handful of men) attending the event that she didn’t want to meet with any of them in her office. “My intention today is to scare you all,” she said. She succeeded. That’s because those who visit Kessler at Evergreen Partners ...

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PwC doesn’t mind being indebted to its new hires

So last September, company leaders decided the best way to entice prospective millennial employees was to offer them what they need most: Help paying off their student loans. It’s an unusual offer — estimates say only 3 percent of companies are doing such a thing. But that’s the very reason PwC is doing it: to ...

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At Rutgers, new buildings are community effort

But the New Brunswick Development Corp. is thinking about more than a simple facelift as it carries out the $330 million redevelopment of Rutgers University’s College Avenue campus. Instead, the developer is building with an eye toward connecting Rutgers to the surrounding community, both by bringing more students to the neighborhood and creating spaces that ...

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Rutgers Cancer Institute chosen for bladder cancer vaccine trial

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick will study the effect of this new vaccine, PANVAC, alongside current treatments. Currently, high grade non-muscle invasive bladder cancer is treated with bacillus Calmette-Guerin, or BCG.  BCG is a liquid delivered into the bladder through a catheter, which is then removed, leaving the medicine inside the ...

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Rutgers forming ‘Bell Labs’ of food

It all started with a trip to Tel-Hai in Israel. That’s where Lou Cooperhouse, director of Rutgers University’s Food Innovation Center, was speaking at a conference on healthy foods and the model of business incubators when he made an important contact.

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