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Health productivity symposium set

            WESTVILLE – The 2010 Health and Productivity Symposium, presented by Workforce Health, will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Purdue University North Central.             “Solutions at Work: The Effect of Healthcare Reform on Employers,” is $25 for the public or $15 for members of the Northern Indiana Human Resources …

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Indiana boosts nanotechnology effort

            WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame have teamed up with state officials to offer Indiana’s first business plan competition that targets startup ventures and emerging nanotechnology companies.             The Nanotechnology New Ventures Competition is March 25, 2011, and is offering prizes totaling $57,000 to top researchers or entrepreneurs developing …

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Purdue conducting earthquake research

            WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue University civil engineers studying the effects of Haiti’s earthquake have concluded that a simple system could be used to quickly decide how to modify existing buildings and build new ones that would better withstand future quakes.             The system uses a priority index to rank reinforced concrete buildings according to …

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Solving Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease currently affects 5.3 million Americans, and one more is added to the list every 70 seconds. That’s why it’s so critical that research continue, and why it was such a blow to families worldwide when Eli Lilly and Co. announced it would halt development of Semagacestat, its promising treatment for Alzheimer’s. Phase III …

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SB Symphony presents “Masterworks II”

            SOUTH BEND – The South Bend Symphony Orchestra will present “Masterworks II – Music from the Heart,” at 8 p.m. (EST) Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Morris Performing Arts Center.             Maestro Tsung Yeh and the orchestra will present an event of music of Dvorak and Chopin with guest artist Chu-Fang Huang.             The …

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Nobel winner to receive Japan’s top honor

            WEST LAFAYETTE – Ei-ichi Negishi, Purdue University’s Nobel Prize winner, will receive Japan’s highest distinction, the Order of Culture on Nov. 3 from the emperor of Japan.             Negishi is the Herbert C. Brown Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and created a method to build complex organic molecules necessary in pharmaceutical manufacturing, electronics and other …

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Conference looks at rural Indiana

            INDIANAPOLIS – Purdue University Extension will examine the business opportunities and impediments affecting rural Indiana at the Indiana Rural Summit Nov. 18-19 at the University Place Conference Center and Hotel at IUPUI in Indianapolis.             Entrepreneurship, regional cooperation and rural economic policy will be discussed. “We’ll be looking out the windshield instead of the …

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NWI SBDC recognizes 12 people

            MERRILLVILLE – The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center has honored 12 people who have made an impact on the region at its annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Award luncheon.             Small Business of the Year was presented to Rick Rondinelli of In Touch Pharmaceutical of Valparaiso. His company, started in 2004, provides premeasured and individual …

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Entech Innovation holds grand opening

            VALPARAISO – The Entech Innovation Center held its grand opening Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the Eastport Centre, next to the Ivy Tech Community College campus.             Executive Director Charlie McGill announced that the first floor of the business incubator is occupied by three companies. Negotiations are ongoing with a fourth firm to move into the center. …

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