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Posted byon September 6, 2013 at 10:41 AM EST
Inspired by that Proclamation, a number of groups at the University of Michigan—including the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Entrepreneurship Commission, and more than a dozen student-entrepreneurship organizations on campus—partnered to hold the first-ever university-wide Month of Entrepreneurship. This past spring, that effort resulted in more than 30 unique events relating to entrepreneurship and innovation.
Posted byon September 4, 2013 at 4:56 PM EST
Last week marked a critical milestone for legally married same-sex couples nationwide. In a ruling that implemented the Supreme Court’s June decision invalidating a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, Treasury and the IRS announced that all legal same-sex marriages will be recognized for federal tax purposes.
Posted byon August 19, 2013 at 6:45 PM ESTOn August 19th, the Obamas welcomed the newest member of their family – a little girl (puppy) named Sunny!
Posted byon August 14, 2013 at 10:56 AM EST
Earlier this summer, the National Science Foundation announced the winners of its Innovation in Graduate Education Challenge, the inaugural student challenge that invited graduate students to submit ideas on how to improve graduate education. Several recent reports have described a need to change graduate education to better prepare students for modern day challenges and for a range of career options in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.
Posted byon August 12, 2013 at 3:55 PM EST
A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the Energy Department evaluates the economic cost of power outages and calls for increased cross-sector investment to make the electric grid more resilient in the face of increasingly severe weather events due to climate change.
Posted byon August 1, 2013 at 8:30 AM EST
In addition to giving a significant boost to our national economy, commonsense immigration reform will also generate important economic benefits in each state, from increasing workers’ wages and generating new tax revenue to strengthening the local industries that are the backbone of states’ economies.
Posted byon July 17, 2013 at 2:02 PM EST
Therese Smith is being honored as a Champion of Change for her work on the front lines to protect public health in a changing climate.
Posted byon July 11, 2013 at 4:38 PM EST
Today, President Obama met with members of the 1963 Loyola University Chicago Ramblers championship team, and celebrated the 50th anniversary of their Division I basketball title.
State-by-State Reports: President Obama's Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution and Prepare for Consequences of Climate ChangePosted byon June 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM EST
State-by-state reports detail the impacts of extreme weather and pollution across the country, and explain how President Obama's plan will help cut carbon pollution and prepare states for the impacts of climate change that can't be avoided.
Posted byon June 25, 2013 at 10:48 AM EST
When I think of citizen science, I think of points of enlightenment spreading over a map, literally filling it with new knowledge. Each point represents a person who is making an important contribution to science, who is learning a lot, and who is likely to be engaged in conserving the phenomenon they’re studying.