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By BizEd Staff

January 25, 2017

January 25, 2017—Taylor & Francis Group, headquartered in the U.K., is partnering with New Delhi-based Kamla-Raj Enterprises to co-publish 15 scholarly journals, among them the Journal of Economics. Kamla-Raj Enterprises will continue to publish the journals in print and distribute them in the South Asian region, while the Taylor & Francis Group will co-publish the journals online, manage international subscriptions, and market the journal globally.
January 17, 2017—The Darla Moore School of Business building at the University of South Carolina in Columbia has earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification, the highest certification awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. Designed by architectural firm Rafael Viñoly, the building was planned with energy and future use in mind. Green roofs capture storm water for reuse and irrigation, and specially designed walls and raised floors allow the school to adapt and reconfigure space to meet future use and needs. The structure also allows for the potential addition of photovoltaic panels that convert sunlight to energy. The building opened in 2014 and is among more than ten LEED-certified buildings at the university.

November 7, 2016Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, has established the Babson Collaborative for Entrepreneurship Education, a membership organization that brings together institutions from around the world to improve their delivery of entrepreneurship education. Member institutions can have established or emerging entrepreneurship programs, or they can be seeking guidance from schools with greater experience in this arena. Member institutions will be encouraged to pursue activities in five focus areas: faulty development, affiliation and networking, intellectual vitality, student engagement, and entrepreneurial commitment. As they improve in each area, they will earn points that will help them achieve silver, gold or platinum status within the organization. As of October, the institutional members included Universidad Austral in Argentina; Universidad del Desarrollo in Chile; Xiamen University in China; Oulu University in Finland; Bennett University, Jain University, and the Indian School of Management and Entrepreneurship in India; Unirazak in Malaysia ;Tec de Monterrey and Universidad de Guadalajara in Mexico; and Henley Business School at the University of Reading in the U.K. For information, visit the Babson Collaborative's web page.
November 7, 2016—The Office of Academic Innovation at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has announced its collaboration with Microsoft and the MOOC platform edX to create two new massive open online courses for K-12 school leaders and administrators. The courses include “Leading Ambitious Teaching and Learning,” which begins in January, and “Leading Change: Go Beyond Gamification with Gameful Learning,” which begins in March. Both are part of Microsoft's K-12 Education Leadership Courses, a series of five MOOCs that guide K-12 leaders around the world in embracing change in education. Registration for both is open on the edX platform.

November 7, 2016—The Florida International University College of Business in Miami has created a financial literacy center, with the help of a US$600,000 grant from the SunTrust Foundation. The bilingual curriculum for the SunTrust FIU Financial Wellness Clinic includes workshops and seminars, guest speakers, mentoring, and consulting. It will target its services to FIU students and their parents, as well as eventually to all high school students in the system of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Its programs are currently open to two local high schools.

November 7, 2016—The social enterprise eLearnAfrica has launched an online educational marketplace to make it easier for students throughout Africa to search for and enroll in hundreds of online courses, degree programs, and professional certification programs offered b m universities worldwide. To create the marketplace, eLearnAfrica partnered with two MOOC platforms: edX in the U.S. and FutureLearn in the U.K. The organization also partnered with itSM Mentor, which offers video training for professionals, and the University of the People, a nonprofit, tuition-free online university. For information, visit www.elearnafrica.com.

November 1, 2016—Last fall, Rutgers Business School, based in Newark, New Jersey, debuted its first academic research journal, Rutgers Business Review. The inaugural issue contains articles on topics such as business education and research, the role of migrants in the foreign expansion of firms, and tax-avoidance techniques used by multinationals.

October 3, 2016— Publisher Elsevier has launched an online Brexit Resource Centre that provides free access to data, metrics, and other information to help institutions monitor the effects of Brexit on the U.K.’s research community. Visit www.elsevier.com/connect/brexit-resource-centre.