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New UC venture fund to pump $250M into spinoffs

By   /  Friday, January 1st, 2016  /  Columns, Education, Latest news, South Coast  /  Comments Off on New UC venture fund to pump $250M into spinoffs

There certainly is no shortage of money available for startup companies — total venture investments in 2014 were more than $57 billion, according to Dow Jones VentureSource, and there are signs 2015 could top that by billions. There hasn’t been this much cash flowing, particularly in the tech sector, since the late 1990s dot-com boom. Read More →

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Cal Poly SLO offers new master’s degree in business analytics

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Education, Latest news, middle, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly SLO offers new master’s degree in business analytics

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Tri-county accounting graduates in demand

By   /  Friday, December 4th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Columns, Education, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Tri-county accounting graduates in demand

Universities aren’t always great at adapting to the workforce needs of today and tomorrow. Journalism schools across the land, for example, still churn out thousands of graduates every year —  bright-eyed, but unable to find jobs, and soon forced to move back in with mom and start freelancing. But at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Read More →

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UCSB strives to spur more manufacturing

By   /  Friday, November 27th, 2015  /  Education, Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on UCSB strives to spur more manufacturing

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Cal Poly, CSU Channel Islands faculty OK strike

By   /  Friday, November 6th, 2015  /  Columns, Education, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly, CSU Channel Islands faculty OK strike

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Dubroff: Education revolution necessary for students to compete

By   /  Friday, October 23rd, 2015  /  Columns, Education  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Education revolution necessary for students to compete

Lynda Weinman is on a mission to put some STEAM into STEM. Along the way, she’d like to overhaul the way we think about education. In an impassioned talk to 300 community leaders at a Girls Inc. lunch on Oct. 15, Weinman, the founder of Lynda.com, said she wasn’t buying into what she called the Read More →

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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo team takes third at solar decathlon

By   /  Monday, October 19th, 2015  /  Education, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly San Luis Obispo team takes third at solar decathlon

A team from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo placed third at the U.S. Department of Energy’s biennial solar decathlon in Irvine on Oct. 17. For the competition, about 100 Cal Poly students designed and built a house that was powered only by solar energy. The Department of Energy held the competition to accelerate the adoption Read More →

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