“New Practices” Exhibition at Center for Architecture Showcases New York’s Future Design Leaders

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 07, 2012

With its fourth biennial competition and exhibition, the New Practices Committee of the AIA New York Chapter is proud to recognize six promising new architecture and design firms working in New York. These firms will be featured in an exhibition opening June 14 at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York City. (Press preview at 5:00pm.)

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New Industry-Leading Biomedical Simulation & Product Development Center Hosts VIPs

Akron, Ohio (PRWEB) September 28, 2012

An estimated 150 Northeast Ohio and statewide leaders today viewed firsthand the technology-filled 30,000-square-foot simulation center in the new headquarters of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA).

The ABIAs open house was the first opportunity for many of the officials to see the headquarters, which is among the leading research and training centers of its kind in the country. The building features healthcare technology and simulation space meant to improve training for the entire medical team and first responders to improve education and patient care, as well as providing space for product development and commercialization. Companies and organizations from across the country and Ohio already have used the new facility to improve their training or test products.

The ABIAs Center for Simulation and Integrated Healthcare Education (CSIHE) is one of the largest of its kind in the country, and offers space that includes a mock hospital complete with triage, nursing, surgical, perinatal, intensive care and emergency and operating rooms. The center also features a unique bioskills cadaver lab that can be utilized by numerous medical and engineering specialties to work on more streamlined and effective procedures, as well as allowing for the efficient training of industry sales and design teams.

Thanks to the support of the Knight Foundation and our founding member institutions Akron Childrens Hospital, Akron General Health System, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Summa Health System and The University of Akron Akron and Northeast Ohio now have a spectacular asset that will impact healthcare training and biomedical device innovation across the country, said Dr. Frank L. Douglas, president and CEO of ABIA. Our ongoing mantra is The patients are waiting. And this new headquarters will help the healthcare sector improve patient care while accelerating innovation, growing the health and medical device space in Akron and Northeast Ohio and thus create jobs.

The headquarters represents a rare combination of research and biomedical product development expertise that few communities possess under one roof.

Akron, traditionally a manufacturing city, was always at the forefront of developing new products through research and innovation, said Mayor Don Plusquellic. ABIA continues in many ways that tradition but in a more highly technical, hi-tech arena as innovators of medicine, biomedical research and materials handling. The ABIA is the result of the cooperative spirit that exists in Akron and should ultimately lead to the jobs of the future through commercialization of the new ideas, products, and procedures developed by the world-class researchers at ABIA.

During the open house, guests took part in a live disaster demonstration that highlighted just some of the centers many capabilities and included use of a decontamination tent, trauma bay, the intensive care unit, mock operating room, bioskills lab and a standardized patient room. Actors played the roles of patients involved in an emergency, and ABIA professionals demonstrated the functions of each station meant to improve training for the entire team of medical and health professionals.

The Austen BioInnovation Institute is a magnet for helping attract innovative new companies and technologies to Ohio in the areas of biomaterials and medicine, said Mark Patton, JobsOhio Managing Director for Biohealth. This powerful asset is helping to leverage the regions expertise while growing highly desired jobs that retain and expand our workforce.”

“The Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron represents the unlimited potential we see in Northeast Ohio to out-innovate and out-work the rest of the world, said U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton. Too often we are referred to as the Rust Belt, but the innovation on display today, utilizing our regions strengths in medicine and industrial and materials science, shows we really should be called the Opportunity Belt. I am proud to have been a partner in this progress, helping to deliver the resources necessary to help make today possible, and I look forward to working with the great men and women of this critical part of our community for years to come.

When commenting on ABIAs leadership, Knight Foundation President and CEO Alberto Ibarguen said, We all know that we have hit a home run in that department with Dr. Douglas.

Today we are celebrating a model of excellence in Akron, he added. Nobody should be fooled that the ABIA is a done deal. This is just the beginning. That should leave all of us with a great deal of hope.

The ABIA facility, built in 1917, was once the original headquarters and train terminal station for the Northern Ohio Traction & Light Company, which was a power company that eventually became Ohio Edison and operated nearly 300 miles of electric railways. After extensive renovations, ABIA executives moved into the headquarters in May and have been adding equipment for the training facilities during the summer. A mix of public and private funding from the Development Finance Authority of Summit Count, ABIA, FirstEnergy, Summit County and the State of Ohio helped to finance the project.

The ABIA may represent the best of our community collaborations and will help position our city and our county for future good-paying jobs and opportunities, said Summit County Executive Russ Pry.

In addition to the simulation center, the facility also houses three of ABIAs other Centers of Innovation Medical Device Development Center, Center for Clinical Trials and Product Development and Center for Community Health Improvement and rapid prototyping capability, an auditorium, meeting and educational spaces, an Akron location for the Northeast Ohio Medical University and more. A fifth center, the Center for Biomaterials and Medicine, is located on the campus of The University of Akron.

This new facility marks a turning point for Akron, Northeast Ohio and the biomedical device sector, Dr. Douglas said. In conjunction with our partners, we have the capacity to do some amazing things in Akron. The culture of innovation is growing here. There are even more exciting times ahead.



Arizona AC Service Center Announces Sales and Service For All Liebert Precision Cooling Systems

Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) September 07, 2012

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Indiana Tech Plans New Academic Center

Fort Wayne, Ind. (PRWEB) July 24, 2012

Indiana Tech is planning construction of a new academic center to accommodate growth in enrollment and expansion of degree programs. The estimated cost of the project is $ 15 million, and the university has a goal of raising half that total before starting construction.

Weve been very purposeful about developing academic programs and improving our campus to attract more students, and weve been successful in doing that, said Dr. Arthur E. Snyder, president. So successful, in fact, that we now need to add classroom space and other amenities that contribute to our learning environment.

Ground-breaking for the project is tentatively planned for May 2013. Construction is expected to take about 18 months, making the academic center ready to open in January 2015.

The 60,000-square-foot building will be constructed north of the Wilfred Uytengsu Sr. Center on the Fort Wayne campus. It will have an academic wing and a library wing, joined at a rotunda area with a multi-flex auditorium and theater.

The academic wing will have two stories plus an unfinished lower level for future completion as needed. It will house Indiana Techs fastest growing college, the College of General Studies. This wing will include multimedia-equipped classrooms, as well as laboratories for the School of Education and the Center for Criminal Sciences, two of the universitys programs that are increasing the most in enrollment. The academic wing also will have student study rooms and offices for the vice president for academic affairs, and the dean and faculty of the College of General Studies.

The library wing also will have two levels. Since todays information is largely digitally based, the library will have two state-of-the-art computer facilities. It also will have technically enhanced spaces for collaborative research and learning, with a multi-functional seminar room for instruction, faculty development, and video conferencing with satellite campuses. There will be group and individual study rooms, space for traditional print media, and offices for the library director and staff.

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Working Solutions, Pioneer of the Virtual Call Center Model, Announces Strategic Expansion of their Sales Team

Plano, TX (PRWEB) August 23, 2012

Working Solutions, a pioneer in the hosted contact center model, is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Moberly, Sales Director and Ken Wheeley, Regional Sales Manager to its expanding sales team. Both bring over 20 years of sales and leadership experience in the telecommunications industry.

Moberly will be planning and directing the sales activities of the company. Wheeley will be responsible for identifying and closing new business opportunities as well as delivering on revenue targets to help in the overall growth and success of Working Solutions.

Scott and Ken are two talented, tech-savvy sales professionals who understand market trends and client needs. I am positive they will help take our company to the next level as well as contribute innovative ideas, said Tim Houlne, CEO of Working Solutions.

Founded in 1996 by company President and COO Kim Houlne, Working Solutions has grown from a single agent to a virtual call center community of more than 100,000 work-at-home professionals in North America over the past 17 years.

Working Solutions is an innovative company that continues to break boundaries. I believe our sales and marketing team is strategically ready to take the company to the next level, said Moberly, an alumnus from Indiana University, as well as a graduate of the Army Command & General Staff Officer Course.

I want to help companies understand that having agents work from home is a natural step in the evolution of the telecommunications industry. When you have the right partner using the right technology and processes, home-based agents are more productive and offer greater levels of customer service than their facilities based co-workers, said Wheeley, who received his degree from Cumberland University.

With the recent expansion of their sales and marketing team, Working Solutions continues to strategically plan for market growth with a focus on bringing greater value to clients, increasing customer satisfaction and providing positive return on investment.

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Working Solutions improves return on investment and controls costs for contact centers by providing groundbreaking results through the right people and technology delivered at the right time. Working Solutions services include Agents OnDemand

Okuma Announces World Debut of New, 5-Axis High-Speed Horizontal Machining Center at IMTS 2012

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 14, 2012

Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tools, today announced the world debut of the MU-10000H, a new 5-axis, high-speed, horizontal machining center, to be shown for the first time at IMTS 2012 (Okuma Booth S-8500). The MU-10000H is Okumas largest and most agile CNC machine designed for ultra-challenging applications for aerospace machining, heavy equipment and other large parts.

This workhorse 5-axis CNC machine delivers high torque and high-speed machining along with Okumas renowned high standards of design stability and accuracy. It provides users with a high-performance, long-lasting, and efficient horizontal machining center. Built on Okumas exclusive Thermo-Friendly Concept, the machine can run from a cold start because it resists thermal deformation, minimizing thermal growth.

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The Science & Discovery Center of NW Florida Announces New Science-Based Preschool Academy

(PRWEB) August 08, 2012

The Science & Discovery Center of Northwest Florida, an innovative children’s science museum, is pleased to announce the opening of its new preschool academy. The Academy of Science & Discovery, a science and literacy-based preschool for ages three to five is now open for pre-enrollment, with classes beginning on August 20, 2012. The Science & Discovery Center of Northwest Florida educates and inspires children and adults through hands-on, interactive exhibits and programs that promote discoveries in science, technology, and history.

The Academy of Science and Discovery, the first science school for preschoolers in the Northwest Florida region, implements a S.T.E.M education in an early childhood classroom setting. Strategically focused on exploring science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M.), the new academy will be using the ScienceStart! curriculum, an inquiry-based early childhood curriculum that emphasizes science as the core of an integrated approach.

By learning about the world around them, preschoolers develop higher order cognitive skills such as planning, predicting, and drawing inferences. ScienceStart!’s engaging content provides a variety of language and literacy-related activities such as consulting books for information, making charts and graphs, reading aloud, dictating reports, and making observations. The daily lessons are organized into 5 modules: measurement and mapping, color and light, properties of matter, neighborhood habitats, and movement and machines.

The new preschool academy at the Science & Discover Center offers full and half day programs. The tuition for the full day program is $ 600.00 per month and the half day program is $ 400.00 per month, with a 10 percent discount for members of the military, Science & Discovery Center members, and siblings of enrolled students. For further information about the new Academy of Science & Discovery, or to enroll a student, email Pam Vosbrink or Sue Blei at Academy@ScienceAndDiscoveryCenter.org or call (850) 769-6128.

“Educating Young Minds” First Pre-K Science Academy in NW FL Region. Class starts August 20, 2012. Hands on interactive projects for science, technology, engineering & math. Join them for a fun, science and literacy based Pre-school. For children ages 3, 4 & 5! Pre-School opens – August 20th. High Level Curriculum with the flexibility you need! For more information visit their website at http://www.scienceanddiscoverycenter.org.

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Hitachi Solutions Opens Global Center of Excellence

Irvine, San Francisco, London, Tokyo, and Beijing (PRWEB) July 09, 2012

Hitachi Solutions today announced that it has opened a Global Center of Excellence at Hitachi Solutions Americas Business Solutions Group Headquarters in Irvine, CA. The Center is dedicated to expanding the adoption of Microsoft Dynamics platforms globally through industry-focused solutions, technical expertise, education, and innovation.

The center is the first of its kind within Hitachi Solutions and the first at the Business Solutions Group Campus. The Global Center of Excellence will accelerate the development, delivery and commercialization of innovative Microsoft Dynamics-based solutions, and promote collaboration between Microsoft and our clients, said Mike Gillis, Chief Operating Officer of Hitachi Solutions Americas Business Solutions Group. Building on the long-standing relationship between Hitachi and Microsoft, the center is an important step forward in our ongoing efforts to help clients derive maximum value from their Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and Hitachi Solutions investments.

The Global Center of Excellence will able to develop, implement, and share industry-leading Microsoft Dynamics product and industry expertise with Hitachi Solutions Regional Centers of Excellence globally.

We are pleased to have the Center collaborating directly with Microsofts field teams, Microsoft Dynamics R&D via TAP(Technology Adoption Program) and beta programs, and support teams around the globe. Today’s announcement conveys Hitachi Solutions and Microsofts commitment to providing our joint customers with solutions to take full advantage of Microsoft Dynamics, said Neil Holloway, Vice President, Sales and Operations of Microsoft Business Solutions, Microsoft Corporation. “With more than 150,000 global customers choosing Microsoft Dynamics to operate their business, global partners like Hitachi Solutions play an important role in providing high quality services and support to our customers worldwide. .

The Global Center of Excellence will also enable Hitachi Solutions and Microsoft to help their mutual clients by providing: