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By BizEd Staff

March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017—In March, the College of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, launched the GryphBiz Case Competition for students from four local high schools. Each school sent three teams of three to five students to compete against each other to develop the best business solution to a real-world problem while keeping in mind sustainable and ethical business practices. Winning teams received cash prizes of between CAN$500 and $100.
February 22, 2017—At the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School in New York, the master of science in finance has been designated as a STEM program under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The STEM designation means that eligible graduates who are in the U.S. on student visas can stay in the country for an additional 24 months as part of an optional practical training extension. The Simon School achieved the designation by enhancing the core curriculum through expanded experiential learning offerings and enhancements to the program’s core curriculum. The school also will be launching a new finance lab to support the program.
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.