Back to School 2010 to Be Big!

Back-to-school spending is expected to be robust this year as parents replenish their kids’ wardrobes and backpacks after two years of weak demand for school gear. Having outgrown shoes, shirts and even backpacks they’ve used the last two years, children heading back to school this year will arrive in style. The National Retail Federation’s 2010 […]

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New University Patents Database

According to The Patent Librarian’s Notebook, FreePatentsOnline has partnered with Technology Transfer Tactics, a website for university tech transfer professionals, to provide a resource for searching university-owned patents. Data for about 150 universities (mostly American) is available. Clicking on a name of a university will retrieve a list of US patents and published applications assigned

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Almost 10 Million Chinese Students Take College Entrance Exams

China Daily reports that cities across China have banned traffic and construction noise this week to create a conducive testing environment for more than 9.57 million high school students sitting for their college entrance exams, starting Monday. The high schoolers will compete for only 6.57 million slots at China’s universities and colleges. If an emergency

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College Start-ups

photo credit: Dyanna For any college student who is looking to launch a business and make a little extra cash for their expensive college life is sure to find this article recently posted on very interesting and useful. College can be quite expensive for anyone so I have put together a small list of

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Niche Biz:

A junior at Harvard University, Jason Shah launched his SAT prep site in 2006 when he was still in high school. reports that the free site offers low-income students an alternative to pricier courses such as those at Kaplan and The Princeton Review. Students can log on to the site and choose from

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University Finds Free Online Classes Don’t Hurt Enrollment

According to a story at arstechnica, free online courses aren’t sapping enrollment numbers–in fact, they’re actually helping to spread the word. Those are the preliminary findings out of Brigham Young University, which experimented recently by granting free access to a selection of its distance learning courses. Though further study is needed in order to see

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