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8.13.12

 

NEWELL COMPLETES CAPSTONE PROJECT ON THE GARDEN  


Master of Science in Economic Development student Jayson Newell recently submitted his capstone project, a paper which analyzed the covenants of The University of Southern Mississippi Innovation and Commercialization Park, commonly referred to as the Garden. Newell conducted a literature review and sent out a survey to Garden stakeholders to gather feedback. Additionally, he used covenants from four other university technology parks to support the suggested changes and updates to the current version of the Garden Covenants. Newell concludes, "The leaders of Southern Miss must take a look at the covenants to ensure that proper changes are made to help with future recruitment of companies." Jayson Newell is currently an Associate Project Manager for Louisiana Economic Development.

RESEARCH QUESTIONS WORKER SKILLS MISMATCH CLAIMS   


A common reason cited for the nation's chronically high unemployment level is the claim that American's do not have the necessary skills for today's jobs. A recent Atlantic article, The Big Jobs Myth: American Workers Aren't Ready for American Jobs, questions whether this mismatch between workers' skills and employers' needs is really the problem. For example, the article notes a 2012 Manpower survey finds that employers not being willing to pay enough is as great a challenge to finding applicants as their skills. A new study by the Chicago Federal Reserve, Is there a skills mismatch in the labor market?, finds there is only limited evidence...
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NCS4 HOSTS SPORTS SAFETY AND SECURITY CONFERENCE  


Over 325 renowned experts and those currently working in top positions in the field of safety and security shared their knowledge and experience July 31 - Aug 1 at the third annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition at New Orleans' famed Roosevelt Hotel. Incorporating the theme "Bridging the Gap Between Safety and Security," the conference kicked off with a national forum titled "Spectator Violence" and featured subject matter experts taking an in-depth look at the factors impacting fan behavior. The conference was sponsored by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), located at The University of Southern Mississippi. For more information on the conference and NCS4, visit www.ncs4.com.  

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