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Prudential Financial early talent identification programs fuel top diverse pipeline and close talent gaps

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“We believe that the talent of our people is one of Prudential’s most important differentiators,” says Sekhar Ramaswamy, chief talent officer. “This talent focus requires end-to-end talent management that begins with cultivation programs like Peak and ASAP. Our programs give us the opportunity to build relationships with some of the brightest young and diverse talent, while introducing those students to Prudential at a critical juncture when they are considering their future career options.” Launched in 2012, the Peak Leadership Conference i... Read More »

Kellogg Company provides $1 million in grants to support school breakfast programs

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"Like many parents, I'm startled and saddened by the reality that so many children start their day without the nutrition they need to succeed," said Kris Charles, Vice President, Global Communications and Philanthropy, Kellogg Company. "And I'm proud to work for a company that can help reverse this trend." "Because we know the power of breakfast in fueling better days and better lives, we're pleased to provide grants to support school breakfast programs across the U.S., providing access to food that provides critical nutrition that can in tu... Read More »

Three U.S. finalists compete for prestigious GE edison award

"It was challenging to select just three finalists from this year's exceptional project entries," said Mary Beth Gotti, manager of the GE Lighting Institute. "The overall quality of submissions we received is among the highest ever. The designs incorporate a combination of LED and traditional light source solutions, indicative of the timing of the completion of these projects. They showcase the efforts of some of the world's most talented lighting design teams and demonstrate how energy-efficient solutions can also excite, impress and inspire."... Read More »

Atos Athlete Ambassador goes back to school to put pupils through their paces

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Marc, 20, met pupils from Duddingston Primary in Edinburgh, Stonelaw High School in Rutherglen and Rosebank Primary in Nairn this month, to take them through an active session, sharing his warm up routine, cardiovascular and core strength exercises. He also discussed with them the training and preparation schedule that a top level athlete has to undertake. Marc has been training for triathlons since he was 11 and he is now hoping to be selected for the Team Scotland triathlon team ahead of this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow which wi... Read More »

ENH power adds three new power to help partners

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Since 1978, the Nashua Senior-Activity Center (SAC) has served older adults in Nashua and surrounding towns encouraging them to further their personal growth, provide opportunities for partner, and help them find information and services beneficial to senior citizens. We are a self-funded resource for the senior community of greater Nashua. The mission of the Great Bay Stewards is the long-term protection and conservation of the Great Bay estuary in partnership with the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Stewards, based at th... Read More »

Google: previewing a new Classroom

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Today, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, we’re announcing a preview of Classroom, a new, free tool in the Google Apps for Education suite. It helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and communicate with their classes with ease. Classroom is based on the principle that educational tools should be simple and easy to use, and is designed to give teachers more time to teach and students more time to learn. With Classroom, you'll be able to: Create and collect assignments: Classroom weaves tog... Read More »

Seven of the nation’s leading technology institutions unveil cognitive computing courses leveraging IBM Watson

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IBM (NYSE: IBM) is partnering with the country’s leading technology universities to launch cognitive computing courses that give students unprecedented access via the cloud to one of the Company’s most prized innovations: Watson. For the first time, enrollment is now open for fall 2014 cognitive computing courses at Carnegie Mellon University, New York University (NYU), The Ohio State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan and the University of Texas in Austin. Co-des... Read More »

MAKLAB will spark next generation of digital talent

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MAKLAB is Scotland's only open access community digital fabrication studio, offering unique access to a range of innovative digital fabrication and traditional techniques from 3D printing and milling to digital knitting and jewellery making. The award from the Sustainable Development Fund will help MAKLAB with its concept for ‘MAKLAB North’ which will deliver digital fabrication technology access and training in the Highlands with a focus on supporting career paths to emerging industries. The project will involve establishing a fixed work... Read More »

Toyota continues to drive higher education

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Toyota, in partnership with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) presented recipients with a $2,500 scholarship toward a degree in a STEM field. The scholarships were presented to students on May 5, 2014 at Toyota’s third annual awards dinner and reception at the Toyota Automotive Museum in Torrance, Calif. APIASF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing college scholarships to APIAs, The selected students’ heritages trace to eight countries in the API region, including China, Vietnam, the Philippine... Read More »

IBM cloud fuels hands-on research projects at Miami’s St. Thomas University

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IBM (NYSE: IBM) and IBM Business Partner Flagship Solutions Group, Inc. today announced that St. Thomas University (STU) is delivering new innovative classroom curricula and collaborative research projects utilizing infrastructure from SoftLayer, an IBM Company. The cloud-based solution gives students and faculty from disciplines across the university the ability to launch initiatives in scientific research, mobile banking, sports administration and electronic medical recordkeeping. Located in Miami Gardens, Florida, St. Thomas University (S... Read More »

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