1776 Challenge Cup: Emerging Legal Issues for Social Entrepreneurs

In the scheme of things, social entrepreneurship — the practice of pursuing opportunity while actively “tak[ing] into account a positive return to society” — is quite new. It should come as no surprise, then, that new and existing legal structures can both help and hinder the mission-driven entrepreneur. Arent Fox LLP hosts a panel discussion … Read More …

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Upcoming Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference

We are pleased to share the announcement for the 2014 Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) annual conference at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. This save-the-date for “the only national, nonprofit membership association dedicated solely to assisting textbook and academic authors” arrives hot on the heels of our announcement yesterday of the new open textbook Information Systems for … Read More …

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Announcement: Space Systems Engineering Course Starts March 3rd

In collaboration with staff from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, we are thrilled to present a free, online, six-week course in Space Systems Engineering. [Edit 07/25/14: This course originally ran in the spring of 2014. It is now available as a self-paced course that you can begin any time...even now.] Register now, then find out … Read More …

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U.S. and Student PIRGs Report on Affordable Textbooks

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund and The Student PIRGs yesterday released a report on “Fixing the Broken Textbook Market”, based on a survey of students on 150 college campuses. Among the report’s findings: Students will risk poor grades rather than purchase assigned textbooks The price of textbooks can produce a “ripple effect” on a student’s … Read More …

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