From UB

Research institution leaders who keep on thinking that any company is dying to spend its research dollars on their institution just might wind up in the dog house (or somewhere close to it). Or at least that's what one university president believes.

The anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist strikes will always be a sad and bitter one.

University Business has compiled a list of websites that have become central points of contact for college administrators, faculty, staff, and students in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. These sites contain information clearinghouses, helpful links, and/or listservs.

Universities have been more creative recently in controlling rising health-care costs for faculty and staff members.

At least once a month I get the phone call. A client wants to hire a chief marketing officer (CMO). Do I have a job description they can use?

Faculty and staff at Southern Methodist University in Dallas gathered on Monday afternoon for an emergency response session that had been scheduled for months. Little did they know how quickly they would put the lessons to use.

At first, it was almost imperceptible, that gut feeling that something had changed in the rarefied atmosphere of higher ed leadership circles.

When about 1,650 freshmen started their classes at Duke University (N.C.) last fall, they arrived bearing more than the typical tools of education. Each was equipped with an Apple iPod.

It all started with the living room drapes. As my wife stood back to appraise the job I did hanging the drapes, I had an eerie sensation that something wasn't quite right.

Reading, Pa., northwest of Philadelphia, is a city in transition. With 80,000 residents, the historically Pennsylvania-German city has become an urban melting pot with a Latino population of nearly 39 percent.

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