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Worcester Polytechnic Institute Professor Bruce Bursten Honored for Distinguished Service in Field of Inorganic Chemistry

Bruce Bursten, chemistry and biochemistry professor at WPI.

“We are very proud when our faculty are nationally recognized for their contributions, and grateful that the American Chemical Society saw fit to recognize our distinguished colleague.”-Jean King, Peterson Family Dean of Arts and Sciences at WPI

WORCESTER, Mass. (PRWEB) January 15, 2020
Bruce Bursten, a chemistry and biochemistry professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), has been named by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to receive the 2020 ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry.
The annual award recognizes individuals who have advanced inorganic chemistry by significant service and outstanding research. The award cites Bursten “for distinguished contributions to inorganic chemistry as an outstanding researcher in inorganic electronic structure and bonding, inspirational teacher and author, and forward-thinking leader.”
Bursten will receive the award in March at the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia. The event will include a symposium in his honor.
“I am deeply humbled to receive this award from the American Chemical Society,” Bursten said. “To be selected to receive this award by peers within my discipline is a very special honor to me. I am grateful to my students and colleagues who have given me such a rich and satisfying career in chemistry.”
Bursten’s research centers on the correlation of theoretical and experimental electronic structural data with the bonding and reactivity patterns of metal-containing molecules. He is the author or co-author of more than 160 research papers, and he has presented more than 200 research seminars at universities other than WPI, national laboratories, and companies. He is also a co-author of one of the leading textbooks in college general chemistry, currently in its 14th edition.
Bursten is a former provost of WPI. He has served as chairman of the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry, as president of ACS, and as chairman of the chemistry division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). His honors include a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, the Spiers Medal and Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom, and the Morley Medal of the Cleveland Section of the ACS. He has also received the Catalyst Award, a teaching honor, from the American Chemistry Council. He is a fellow of AAAS and ACS.
Bursten received a bachelor of science in chemistry, with honors, from the University of Chicago in 1974, and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1978.
“We congratulate Dr. Bursten for his tremendous contribution to the field of inorganic chemistry,” said Jean King, Peterson Family Dean of Arts and Sciences at WPI. “We are very proud when our faculty are nationally recognized for their contributions, and grateful that the American Chemical Society saw fit to recognize our distinguished colleague.”
About Worcester Polytechnic Institute
WPI, the global leader in project-based learning, is a distinctive, top-tier technological university founded in 1865 on the principle that students learn most effectively by applying the theory learned in the classroom to the practice of solving real-world problems. Recognized by the National Academy of Engineering with the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education, WPI’s pioneering project-based curriculum engages undergraduates in solving important scientific, technological, and societal problems throughout their education and at more than 50 project centers around the world. WPI offers more than 50 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs across 14 academic departments in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts. Its faculty and students pursue groundbreaking research to meet ongoing challenges in health and biotechnology; robotics and the internet of things; advanced materials and manufacturing; cyber, data, and security systems; learning science; and more. http://www.wpi.edu
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Alison DuffyDirector of Strategic CommunicationsWorcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcester, Massachusetts508-831-6656; 508-340-5040 (cell)amduffy@wpi.edu

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Trident University Business Professor Receives Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Angie Cox, Teaching Excellence Award Winner, Trident University

CYPRESS, Calif. (PRWEB) January 08, 2020
Trident University International (Trident) is proud to announce Dr. Angie Cox as the recipient of its Teaching Excellence Award for the Spring 2019 quarter. From the pool of faculty nominated, Dr. Cox was selected as the winner by University leadership based on the strength of the positive feedback submitted by students.
“I am grateful for the faith the staff and students have in me,” remarks Dr. Cox. “I am delighted to be able to work with my students every day, as their diverse experiences and viewpoints add to my own learning.”
Dr. Cox joined Trident’s Glenn R. Jones College of Business as a part-time faculty member in 2017, instructing at the doctoral level. She served as Chair for the Doctoral Studies Project of Trident’s first DBA graduate, Dr. Stephen Thomas.
With over 20 years of military service, Dr. Cox has a background in the computer, information systems, cybersecurity, and technology fields in both tactical and leadership roles.
Her research interests include business philosophy, information systems, information technology, research methods, cyber, and communication methods. Dr. Cox is a published author and accomplished presenter and is a four-time prime editor for The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research.
Dr. Cox is a graduate of Trident’s Ph.D. in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration programs. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from University of West Florida.
About Trident UniversityFounded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is an online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident uses the EdActive™ learning approach, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance the lives and education of students. Trident offers quality associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Trident is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and has more than 22,000 with a military affiliation. The University has received multiple acknowledgements from Military Times and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to military-affiliated students. Visit http://www.trident.edu, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident’s wide range of educational options.

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Study by Reach Mobile and Purdue Professor Finds Consumers With 'Unlimited Data' Could Overpay by Thousands

Study reveals that 90% of consumers waste money in pursuit of unnecessary unlimited data plans
Press Release – updated: Dec 15, 2019 10:03 EST

BOSTON, December 15, 2019 (Newswire.com) – A new study of U.S. mobile consumers, conducted by Reach Mobile during October and November 2019, finds that 90% of consumers overpay for unlimited data plans. The report, which surveyed 400 U.S. consumers on major carrier unlimited plans, finds that 1 in 3 respondents use less than 5 GB per month, and 85% use less than 10 GB. The report, which aims to dispel the notion that unlimited plans are the best value for all consumers, includes expert commentary from Mung Chiang, a distinguished professor at Purdue University and recently-named science and technology adviser to the U.S. Department of State on global technology.
Over 90% of customers pay more than $60/month for their unlimited plans, presenting significant savings opportunities for users who don’t consume the typically allotted 20-24 GB of high-speed data. While such plans might benefit carriers including Reach Mobile, consumers end up overpaying.
“This concept of unlimited plans for everyone is founded on perception, not fact,” said Harjot Saluja, CEO of Reach Mobile, a socially responsible mobile service launched this year. “Most Americans think they need a ton of data because they don’t know how much they actually use. We conducted the study because consumers deserve transparency from mobile service providers.”
To avoid overpaying for mobile service, the study suggests consumers should pay closer attention to their actual data usage to ensure they have picked a plan that fits their needs. Individuals that consume enough data to warrant an unlimited plan are outliers.
Key Findings:
·       A Cost Per Line to Data Usage Per Line matrix reveals more than half (58.6%) fall into the High Cost / Low Usage category. These are lines that cost more than $50/month and use less than 12 GB of data on average.
·       Fewer than 1 in 4 respondents (22.5%) represent a High Cost / High Usage tier. Interestingly, only 1 in 10 respondents (10.5%) have a Low Cost / High Usage plan, suggesting true bargains for unlimited plans are rare.
·       Of the 400 respondents, average length of time with a carrier is 7 years. Despite the longevity, sentiments toward the carriers are lukewarm at best. Only a third of respondents would enthusiastically recommend their plan to a family member or friend.
In addition to collecting data on usage trends, the study seeks to inform consumers of the various discrepancies in unlimited data plans, including data limits, throttling thresholds, and potential for de-prioritization. With more diluted definitions of unlimited data in the marketplace, consumers may want to consider a fixed data plan that doesn’t compromise speed or reliability. Savvy consumers will weigh the trade-offs of having the right amount of fast/highest-quality mobile data or an “unlimited” amount of potentially slower data.
“For many mobile consumers in the U.S., data consumption doesn’t align with unlimited plan value propositions,” said Mung Chiang, Purdue University. “A simple analysis of their data usage could yield substantial month-over-month savings, but consumers operate under the belief that everyone ‘needs’ an unlimited plan. The purpose of this research is to spread awareness of the disparity between mobile data perception and usage and illuminate the opportunities U.S. consumers have to spend less and still have sufficient mobile data at their disposal.”
To download the full report, visit https://go.reachmobile.com/unlimited-report. To learn more about Reach Mobile, its mission to make the world more connected and its mobile plans, visit www.reachmobile.com.
About Reach MobileReach Mobile is an innovative and digital mobile service provider with social impact at its core. Reach Mobile, which offers talk, text, and data plans that customers purchase online, delivers high-quality service on the nation’s leading network and allows consumers to pay for only the data they use with its Best Fit™ program. Its mission is to create a more connected world, which is why it donates connectivity to those in need through its Gigs that Give program. To learn more, visit www.reachmobile.com.
For Media InquiriesHeather PearsonMatterreachmobile@matternow.com(978) 518-4828
Source: Reach Mobile

Noble News: AAAS Names Noble Research Institute Professor 2019 Fellow

Noble Research Institute professor Kiran Mysore, Ph.D., has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) — the world’s largest general scientific society. Election as an AAAS Fellow is the highest honor bestowed by the organization.(PRWeb December 12, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/noble_news_aaas_names_noble_research_institute_professor_2019_fellow/prweb16782124.htm

Trident University Ph.D. in Business Program Adds Full-time Professor

CYPRESS, Calif. (PRWEB) December 10, 2019
Trident University International (Trident) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Kenneth W. Cromer as a Full-time Professor in the Ph.D. in Business Administration program.
Since joining Trident in 2010 Dr. Cromer has worked with students in a number of capacities. In his most recent role as Ph.D. Mentor, he assisted students over the course of the entire Ph.D. in Business Administration program by providing research and dissertation guidance. He was the first recipient of the University’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2016.
During his time at Trident, Dr. Cromer has instructed courses at all program levels, including Technology Innovation and Critical Thinking for Business HRM and Leadership, Business Ethics, and Entrepreneurship. He is a published author who has served on multiple dissertation committees, and his areas of expertise include organizational studies, business administration and strategy, organizational change, psychological capital, and emergency and disaster management.
Dr. Cromer is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. After retiring he held roles as a senior director and regional emergency services manager in the American Red Cross. He remains active in humanitarian activities.
Dr. Cromer holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Master of Arts in Education from Trident, a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from Troy University, and a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College.
About Trident UniversityFounded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is an online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident uses the EdActive™ learning approach, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance the lives and education of students. Trident offers quality associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Trident is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and has over 22,000 alumni with a military affiliation. The University has received multiple acknowledgements from Military Times and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to military-affiliated students. Visit http://www.trident.edu, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident’s wide range of educational options.

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Hélène Rey, Professor of Economics at the London Business School, and John C. Williams, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Join the Group of Thirty

The G30 announced today that Hélène Rey and John C. Williams have joined the membership of the Group.(PRWeb December 06, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/helene_rey_professor_of_economics_at_the_london_business_school_and_john_c_williams_president_of_the_federal_reserve_bank_of_new_york_join_the_group_of_thirty/prweb16764050.htm