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A worker, filling out an online, help-wanted ad, looks stunned when his boss says, “Jill’s right. ‘We offer a challenging work environment’ sounds better than ‘Welcome to the salt mines.’ “ more
Stacy Moss, an electrical engineer at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport was recently selected by DiscoverE as the 2014 New Faces of Engineering Professional for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. DiscoverE, formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation, helps unite, mobilize and support the engineering and technology volunteer communities. more
Whether it’s STEM, as in Massachusetts, or STEAM, popularized in Rhode Island, the goal of both educational acronyms and states is the same: build a more capable workforce. more
Sleeping on the roof of a train packed with refugees, then getting imprisoned in warehouses and having to beg for food when they do get free, children seeking to cross the border into the U.S. are constantly at risk, says Providence attorney Hans Bremer. more
When tensions over the Black Sea confrontation fell last week, global markets rallied to multiyear highs. In the United States, the S&P 500 closed at an all-time high of 1873.91. Other markets set new multiyear or all-time highs as well. The world is breaking out. more
Access and cost are the big topics in health care today, and Providence Business News’ recent Summit on Health Care Reform and the Insurance Exchange tackled them both. more
“Yikes,” went the public outcry throughout the fall. more
American children are having fewer accidents than they once did, and our natural inclination is to cheer the news. The rate of “nonfatal fall injuries” among children ages 5 to 14, for example, declined by more than 10 percent from 2001 to 2012. But if fewer childhood falls reflect increasing attempts to safety-proof life, the trend might not be the improvement it seems. Various indicators suggesting reduced dynamism in the U.S. economy can be viewed similarly; our inclination is to celebrate a reduction in job-destruction rates, but should we? more
One of the founding faculty members of Roger Williams University School of Law 20 years ago, Michael J. Yelnosky is poised to utilize his deep roots in Rhode Island’s only law school to strengthen and broaden its impact when he takes the reins as dean on July 1. He succeeds David A. Logan, who will step down to return to teaching at the school. Yelnosky faces challenges such as the high cost of a law school education, changing employment opportunities for graduates and the shifting landscape of the legal profession. more
Women’s lives continue to get more complex as many take on increasingly higher levels of professional responsibility. Some become the breadwinner for their family and are responsible for mortgages and health insurance. Others take on substantial care-giving responsibilities. more
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