Frederick J. DeMicco delivered three lectures in Helsinki, Finland at a major Nordic and Russian hospitality business conference. Symposia Gastro Pro is a conference where international presenters lead the listeners toward upcoming trends and new concepts in the hospitality industry. The first seminar presented the results of the Restaurant 2020-survey concerning the new innovative hotel, spa, restaurant and service concepts; the second presented research on “Future trends in the Hospitality sector.” DeMicco also gave an invited presentation on Medical Tourism, Spas and Hotels, and the impact of social analytic tools on hotels to the undergraduate, and MBA students at Haaga –Helia University- the University of Applied Sciences of Helsinki.
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Ajay Manrai, the president of International Management Development Association, IMDA, will serve as a congress co-chair for its Annual World Business Congress in Helsinki, Finland, during July 2012 and in Taiperi, Taiwan, in July 2013.
The Hewlett Foundation has committed $300,000 in funding, with more than $50,000 of that allocated to UD, to Adrienne Lucas’ grant proposal with Patrick McEwan (PI, Wellesley) and Maria Perez (Stanford), "The Cost-Effectiveness of Raising Student Achievement in Africa and India."
Tim DeSchriver was chosen as a keynote speaker for the 1st Annual Sport Economics and Management Congress, Izmir, Turkey, Oct. 2011. The title of his keynote speech is “Global Recession and its Impact on the Sport Industry”.
Bintong Chen was selected to be a board of director at large for APICS, the Association for Operations Management, effective January 1st, 2012. APICS is a not-for-profit international education organization, offering certification programs, training tools and networking opportunities to increase workplace performance. It was founded in 1957 as the American Production and Inventory Control Society, and currently has more than 43,000 individual and corporate members in more than 10,000 companies worldwide.
The journal is sponsored by the Social Insurance Research Network, which is an online venue providing access to scholarly research and professional announcements in the Social Insurance community. Social Insurance includes the systems for insuring workers and their families against economic insecurity caused by the loss of income from work and the cost of health care, such as Social Security, Medicare, Workers' Compensation, unemployment insurance, related social assistance and private employee benefits.