For example, one of the primary objectives of the Alliance is to match world-class research and scientific resources with industry. Through our Face2Face and Acceleration and Innovation Mentors (AIM™) programs, among other initiatives, we provide technology entrepreneurs and researchers with business coaching, offer a disciplined analytic process to identify and refine business opportunities, and create opportunities for individuals to present their technology to a carefully selected panel of business leaders with the resources needed to help promote and further develop the technology. These and other programs are tailored to the needs of all participants and reinforce the value of cooperation among individuals, businesses and other entities in helping grow the Midwest as a center of economic excellence. … [Read more...] about Q&A / Exploring Global Opportunities: Challenges and Resources for Midwest Companies
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Solar Zones FinalizedDepartment of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed a record of decision October 12 adopting the Final Solar Energy Development Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement to designate 17 solar energy zones on 285,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management property in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. The zones, a final environmental assessment for which was completed in July, will help accelerate permitting for utility-scale solar projects by identifying sites away from projected habitats and other concerns. Individual projects will be required to undergo additional environmental reviews before receiving final permits. An additional 19 million acres of federal land that falls outside of the zones could be opened for development via the plan’s “variance process”. … [Read more...] about Energy And Environment – October 14, 2012
Due to the growing number and variety of these legal challenges, colleges and universities need competent legal counsel that understand the unique nature of their organizations and the problems they face. Armstrong Teasdale lawyers regularly counsel large universities and small liberal arts colleges and can assist higher education systems with a full range of legal issues. … [Read more...] about Private Colleges and Universities Experiencing High Levels of Union Organizing
The encounter left her more fearful of water than before. She and her husband live in Louisburg, Kan., now and have a beach house in Florida, but she’s nervous to go too far into the ocean. She will still go on boat rides, but she has a hard time and is “upset that it affected me water-wise for so many years.” … [Read more...] about 25 years and millions of dollars after the Great Flood, is Kansas City safer?
The Dutch are experts in this. They describe it as "living with water." Instead of keeping water out, they design their cities to let water in. They also retreat from areas of high risk, and they don't have extensive rebuilding in areas that have been devastated by recent storms. They have widened their floodplains and given water space to spread. If we had the political will and the money, we could do the same here in Louisiana. … [Read more...] about Floods trapped her in a New Orleans parking lot