INDIANAPOLIS — An IUPUI professor is one of two Indiana University faculty members named to a list of the 25 most influential people in legal education by National Jurist magazine.
Randall T. Shepard, distinguished visiting professor in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and visiting professor at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, also part of the IUPUI campus, is No. 21 on the annual list.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Grant Thornton LLP named Mark Oster as national managing partner of its Not-for-Profit and Higher Education practices effective Aug. 1. Oster, who also becomes part of the firm’s National Leadership Team, succeeds Frank Kurre. Kurre was recently announced as the firm’s new office managing partner of its New York practice.
This week Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen met with student leaders from Maryland’s Eighth Congressional District in his office on Capitol Hill to speak with them about the importance of public service and to congratulate them on being awarded recognition in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program and the Congressional Awards program.
Group Pushes Installation of State-of-the-Art Monitors to Save Lives
For Immediate Release:
June 20, 2013
Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. — PETA has sent an urgent letter to 500 police agencies across the country alerting them to the perils of leaving K9 officers in unattended patrol cars during warm weather. Included with the letter—which points out that in 2012 alone there were numerous news reports of heat-related deaths of K9 officers—is a poster that shows a police officer and his K9 partner standing next to a squad car and reads, “Please Remember: Hot Cars Kill.” The poster goes on to explain how the temperature inside a parked vehicle can shoot sky-high within minutes and that a dog trapped inside can endure an agonizing and terrifying death. PETA recommends that all K9 unit cars be equipped with the latest heat-monitoring systems, which can page the police officer—and even open a door—if the vehicle shuts off or the air-conditioning system malfunctions.
“We depend on our partners to keep us safe and they depend on us to keep them safe,” says Kevin Johnson, national president of the United States Police Canine Association. “Please, take a few minutes to remember your partner and do not leave them behind.”
In one 2012 incident cited by PETA, a police lieutenant in Georgia discovered his K9 partner, Sasha, dead in his patrol car. Before dying from heat exhaustion, Sasha clawed through the seats, bit through the seatbelts, and tore off the rearview mirror in a desperate attempt to escape. Just this week—and also in Georgia—a K9 officer named Spartacus was found dead from heatstroke in his handler’s car.
Every year, PETA receives reports of dogs who have died after being left alone in a car on a warm day—even when the windows are left slightly open or the car is parked in the shade. Dogs can succumb to heatstroke in just 15 minutes and sustain brain damage as a result. On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a shaded car is 90 degrees, and the inside of a car parked in the sun can reach 160 degrees in minutes. Symptoms of heatstroke include restlessness, excessive thirst, heavy panting, lethargy, lack of appetite, a dark tongue, vomiting, and lack of coordination.
PETA’s letter to the police departments is available upon request. For more information, please visit PETA.org.
Private Company Sales Continue to Grow, GDP Expected to Follow, But What about Unemployment?
April 26, 2012–According to data released today by Sageworks, privately held companies in the United States saw average sales growth of 8.3 percent in the 12-month period ending in April 2012. That’s up slightly from the 2011 growth rate of around 8.2 percent, and up significantly from the low in 2009, when sales declined by an average of almost 6 percent. Since private companies drive over 50 percent of GDP, the increase in average revenue growth bodes well for the first quarter real GDP estimate being released tomorrow.
Financial Metric 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Last 12 Months
Private Company Sales Growth* 6.15% 3.60% -5.75% 4.76% 8.19% 8.29%
U.S. Real GDP Growth 1.90% -0.30% -3.50% 3.00% 1.70% n/a
*Source: Sageworks, a financial information company
While private company sales and U.S. GDP have been growing consecutively for over two years, another important economic indicator, the national unemployment rate, now at 8.2 percent, has not improved at a similar rate.
Brian Hamilton, CEO of Sageworks and a noted expert on privately held companies explained, “In reviewing the numbers, the fear now is that we may be running out of runway before the onset of another recession. We will not be surprised to see continued growth in GDP given the fact that privately held companies continue to grow at a healthy rate. However, what is becoming slightly concerning is that the unemployment rate is not decreasing at a fast enough rate. In general, if you look over a long period of time, the average expansionary cycle is approximately 4 years and the average recessionary period is one year. Historically, it has taken approximately 12 to 20 months for unemployment to fall in an expansion to roughly pre-recession levels. Right now, we are into the 34th month of the recovery, and, yet, unemployment remains too high. If we don’t get employment up, we may be bumping into the next recession, during which time we cannot expect job growth.”
Innovative Shadow and Highlight Recovery and Enhanced Digital Photography Workflows Mark A Milestone Release SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) today announced the availability of Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 software for Mac OS and Windows. Lightroom is the essential digital photography workflow solution helping amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and […]
One of the first business schools in the United States plans development of cutting edge programs to meet employer needs in the Greater Philadelphia region PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Peirce College, Philadelphia’s leading private, non-profit, four-year accredited institution for working adult learners, announced the appointment of Michael Schirmer as Faculty Chair of Business. Schirmer will oversee the College’s […]