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State Tipoffs Involving Massachusetts Newsletter for Sunday February 23, 2020 ( 67 items )  

Akamai Security Research: APIs Are Now Target of Choice for Cybercriminals Attacking Financial Services Organizations
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Feb. 21 -- Akamai Technologies, a provider of content delivery network services, issued the following news release: Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) published the Akamai 2020 State of the Internet / Security: Financial Services - Hostile Takeover Attempts report. The research findings reveal that from May 2019 and continuing on until the end of the year, there was a dramatic shift by criminals who started targeting APIs, in an effort to bypass security controls  more

Akamai to Showcase at RSA Conference 2020 How Intelligent Edge Security Complements and Extends Cloud Deployments
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Feb. 21 -- Akamai Technologies, a provider of content delivery network services, issued the following news release on Feb. 19: * * * - Keeps Websites, Applications, APIs and Users Safe * * * Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelligent edge platform for security and delivering digital experiences, will be showcasing its full range of award-winning security solutions and services at the RSA Conference 2020. The security conference will take place February 24-2  more

Alston & Bird: Ford Motor Wins Patent Infringement Case in Delaware Federal Court
ATLANTA, Georgia, Feb. 20 -- Alston and Bird, a law firm, issued the following news release: Alston & Bird client Ford Motor Co. secured a final judgment of noninfringement in Delaware federal court against claims by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Ethanol Boosting Systems LLC (EBS) alleging that Ford infringed patented technology that produces cleaner and more-efficient engines. Patent owner MIT and exclusive licensee EBS, which is an entity started by three MIT professors  more

Analog Devices Issues Financials for Q1 of 2020
NORWOOD, Massachusetts, Feb. 20 -- Analog Devices, a manufacturer of data conversion and signal processing technology, issued the following news release on Feb. 19: Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI), a leading global high-performance analog technology company, announced financial results for its first quarter of fiscal 2020, which ended February 1, 2020. "ADI's first quarter results were in-line with our expectations. Encouragingly, demand across our end markets has stabilized and is beginnin  more

Analog Devices Raises Quarterly Dividend by 15%
NORWOOD, Massachusetts, Feb. 20 -- Analog Devices, a manufacturer of data conversion and signal processing technology, issued the following news release: Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) announced that its Board of Directors has voted to increase its quarterly dividend from $0.54 per outstanding share of common stock to $0.62, which is the equivalent of $2.48 annually. The new dividend represents an increase of 15% and marks the Company's 17th increase in the last 16 years. ADI has paid a div  more

Assumption College: Political Hope in Time of Disillusionment
WORCESTER, Massachusetts, Feb. 22 -- Assumption College issued the following news: Journalist, author, professor, and political commentator E.J. Dionne, Jr., will present a lecture titled, "More Successes Than We Seem to Want to Know: Rekindling Political Hope in a Time of Disillusionment," on Thursday, March 26 at 6 p.m. in the Jeanne Y. Curtis Performance Hall on the Assumption Campus, 500 Salisbury St., Worcester. Dionne's lecture is sponsored by the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Center for Schola  more

Bain & Company: Have IPOs Lost Their Mojo? How Initial Public Offerings Can Get Their Groove Back
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 21 -- Bain and Co., a management consulting firm, issued the following news release: * * * - New research from Bain & Company found that two-thirds of initial public offerings that stayed public during a five-year span have underperformed their established peers * * * It turns out that the IPO magic has long been more hype than substance. Bain & Company analysis shows that two-thirds of companies that went through global IPOs underperformed against their establish  more

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Appoints Daniel Weinmann to Head Customer & Broker Engagement in Germany
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 19 -- Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, a provider of commercial property, casualty, healthcare and executive and professional lines and marine insurance, issued the following news release: Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced further expansion of its European team, naming Daniel Weinmann as Head of Customer & Broker Engagement in Germany. "With our broad range of products, nancial strength and excellent service, BHSI brings a strong value   more

Boston College: Research Grants for Two Scientists
CHESTNUT HILL, Massachusetts, Feb. 19 [TNSgrants] -- Boston College issued the following news: * * * - Chemist Jia Niu receives an NSF CAREER Young Investigator Award; Mathers Foundation supports work by biologist Emrah Altindis * * * Two Boston College scientists have been awarded research grants by the National Science Foundation and the Mathers Foundation. Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jia Niu received a five-year, $675,000 CAREER Young Investigator Award from the NSF while the G. Har  more

Boston College: Understanding Human Learning
CHESTNUT HILL, Massachusetts, Feb. 18 -- Boston College issued the following news: * * * - Three Psychology and Neuroscience faculty members have received a combined $2.69 million in National Science Foundation funding to advance their research * * * Boston College faculty members Sara Cordes, Joshua Hartshorne, and Jaclyn Ford of the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience have received National Science Foundation grants to support their research projects that focus on different aspects o  more

Boston Consulting Group: Data Science Field Remains Unattractive to Many Female STEM Students
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 21 -- Boston Consulting Group, a management consulting firm, issued the following news release: Data science has an image problem--and it's helping to fuel a critical lack of diversity. Almost 50% of female STEM students perceive data science to be overly theoretical and low impact. A sense that it is more competition-focused than other jobs is also behind their exit from the "talent funnel," according to a forthcoming report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and BCG   more

Boston Public Schools and Bunker Hill Community College Receive Funding for Data Tracking of At-Risk Students
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 13 [TNSgrants] -- Bunker Hill Community College issued the following news: The Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC) has been awarded a grant from the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions to reduce the number of students, particularly young men of color, who get disconnected from high school or community college. Most of the funding will go to the Boston Public Schools (BPS) and Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) in order to increase their capacity   more

Brandeis University: Ancient Origins of Allosteric Activation in Ser-Thr Kinase
WALTHAM, Massachusetts, Feb. 22 [TNSscientificresearch] -- Brandeis University issued the following news: * * * - In a new paper in Science, biochemist Dorothee Kern and her collaborators reveal the ancient origins of allosteric regulation for the first time. * * * One of the key features in the evolution of more complex organisms is the emergence of allosteric regulation. Allostery is a process by which a protein's activity can be modulated by binding an effector molecule distal to the acti  more

Clark University: Professor Edward Carr Named Key Adviser on Prestigious Climate Change Panel
WORCESTER, Massachusetts, Feb. 19 -- Clark University issued the following news: Professor Edward Carr, director of the International Development, Community, and Environment Department (IDCE), has been named the Climate Change Adaptation Adviser on the Global Environmental Facility's Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel. With this appointment, Carr becomes one of only seven panelists making key decisions and providing guidance to the Global Environmental Facility's (GEF) portfolio, which ex  more

Divisions Between IT and Business Could Impact Customer Experience, Says Pega Research
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Feb. 20 -- Pegasystems, a developer of strategic applications for marketing, sales, customer service and operations, issued the following news release: * * * - Study highlights lack of investment in areas most likely to have a positive CX impact * * * Organizations must tear down the walls between IT and the business and make more customer-centric investments if they are to improve customer experience (CX), according to new research from Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PE  more

EBSCO Information Services and BibLibre Partner to Support Libraries Looking to Adopt FOLIO in France
IPSWICH, Massachusetts, Feb. 20 -- EBSCO Industries, a provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service to libraries, issued the following news release: EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and BibLibre have partnered to support libraries adopting the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP). EBSCO and BibLibre will work together to provide reliable hosting and local support services. Currently, BibLibre supports libraries using Koha (ILS), Coral (ER  more

Finalists Named in International Data Government Insights' Third Annual Smart Cities North America Awards
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, Feb. 18 -- International Data Corp., a provider of market intelligence and advisory services, issued the following news release: * * * - Public Voting Opens February 17th - 28 municipalities recognized for success in leveraging emerging technology and innovation to support Smart City initiatives * * * IDC Government Insights named the finalists this week in the third annual Smart Cities North America Awards (SCNAA). The awards were designed to recognize the progre  more

Fisher Phillips Adds Jennifer Barrett DiMarzo in Boston
ATLANTA, Georgia, Feb. 18 -- Fisher Phillips, a law firm, issued the following news: Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers, announces the addition of Jennifer Barrett DiMarzo as an associate in the Boston office. Jennifer is a trusted employment law counselor and litigator who has represented government clients across Massachusetts. As a day-to-day counselor, she ensures proper and consistent application of internal policies and procedures to ensure   more

Foley Hoag Helps Mauritius Secure Victory in ICSID Claim Concerning Le Morne UNESCO World Heritage Site
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 20 -- Foley Hoag, a law firm, issued the following news on Feb. 19: Mauritius has defeated a challenge to its protection of the first UNESCO World heritage site commemorating resistance against slavery. The claim was brought by UK investors who sought to turn it into a luxury resort complex. The site, known as Le Morne, is a peninsula of outstanding beauty and cultural significance where escaped slaves set up a free "Maroon Republic" in the 19th Century, and heroica  more

Foley Hoag Receives Top Ranking in Public International Law by Chambers Global Guide 2020
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 22 -- Foley Hoag, a law firm, issued the following news: * * * - 10 Attorneys Recognized as Ranked Individuals * * * Foley Hoag LLP has once again been given the top ranking in Public International Law by Chambers and Partners Global 2020. This marks the eighth consecutive year the firm has been ranked in Band 1, the highest rating bestowed by Chambers Global. The firm also earned a Band 3 ranking in Business & Human Rights Law and International Arbitration (Lati  more

For Kids Only Afterschool, Inc. Expands Programming in Winthrop Thanks to MassDevelopment Bond
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 21 -- MassDevelopment issued the following news release: MassDevelopment has issued a $2,232,000 tax-exempt bond to For Kids Only Afterschool, Inc. (FKO), a nonprofit offering year-round, licensed out-of-school-time learning and childcare to school-age children in eastern Massachusetts. FKO will use bond proceeds to renovate and equip a building at 233 Winthrop Street in Winthrop that will house afterschool and summer programming for the organization's students. The   more

Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston Encourages Guests to 'Come Home Different' as Part of #FSTakeYourTime Initiative
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 22 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: With 2020 being a Leap Year, this month we have the luxury of an extra 24 hours to enjoy. The frenetic pace of modern life has many people struggling to balance the demands of professional and personal lives, often leaving us wishing we had more time. A new global study commissioned by Four Seasons reaffirmed that time continues to be the greatest luxury of all. Four Seasons is passionate about  more

Goodwin Procter: Chris Wilson to Receive Hispanic National Bar Association's Top Lawyers Under 40 Award
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 21 -- Goodwin Procter, a law firm, issued the following news release: Goodwin partner Chris Wilson has been selected for the Hispanic National Bar Association's Top Lawyers Under 40 Award. Wilson is a partner in Goodwin's Boston office and member of the Private Equity group, where he specializes in advising private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in a variety of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, grow  more

Goodwin's Intellectual Property Group Highly Ranked by World Trademark Review 1000
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 19 -- Goodwin Procter, a law firm, issued the following news release: Goodwin's Intellectual Property practice was recently named to the World Trademark Review 1000 for the fifth consecutive year, as Goodwin's versatility and client-focused approach again led to it being recognized as a worldwide leader in the trademark industry. The publication highly ranked the firm in Massachusetts, calling Goodwin an "elite global player" with a "reputation for excellence in big  more

Green Technology From UMass Amherst Generates Electricity 'Out of Thin Air'
AMHERST, Massachusetts, Feb. 18 [TNSenergyresearch] -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus issued the following news on Feb. 17: * * * - Renewable device could help mitigate climate change, power medical devices * * * Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air, a new technology they say could have significant implications for the future of renewable energy, climate change   more

Harvard Medical School: Right Place, Right Time
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 20 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Harvard Medical School issued the following news: * * * - New study reveals how the brain and arteries communicate to increase blood flow for neural activity * * * The brain is a ravenous organ. A three-pound adult human brain consumes about a fifth of the body's energy, yet it cannot store energy on its own and requires constant nourishment from the cardiovascular system. The organ's energy needs fluctuate greatly depending on neural ac  more

Harvard University's Laboratoryfor Innovation Science, Linux Foundation Release Census for Open Source Software Security
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 19 -- Harvard University's Business School issued the following news release: * * * - New analysis identifies most widely used software and uncovers critical questions for the future of securing one of the world's greatest shared resources * * * The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), a project that helps support best practices and the security of critical open source software projects, and the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LIS  more

Hunt Named CCM/American Hockey League Player of the Week
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts, Feb. 18 -- The American Hockey League issued the following news: The American Hockey League announced that Springfield Thunderbirds forward Dryden Hunt has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending February 16, 2020. Hunt recorded five points during Springfield's two-game weekend visit to Charlotte, helping the Thunderbirds close the gap in the Atlantic Division playoff race with a pair of key victories. On Saturday evening, Hunt scored   more

Liberty Mutual Insurance Board of Directors Appoints Edward Pena as Senior Vice President and Treasurer
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 18 -- Liberty Mutual Insurance Group issued the following news release: The Board of Directors of Liberty Mutual Insurance announced that Edward Pena has been appointed Senior Vice President and Treasurer. Laurance H.S. Yahia, who served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer since 2003, announced his retirement, which is effective April 3, 2020. "Ed is a proven leader with the expertise, influence and innovative thinking to continue driving impact and opportunity f  more

Maine Gov. Mills Announces Effort to Phase-Down Climate Super-Pollutant Alongside Massachusetts and Rhode Island
AUGUSTA, Maine, Feb. 19 -- Gov. Janet Mills, D-Maine, issued the following news release: Governor Janet Mills announced that Maine, along with Massachusetts and Rhode Island, is spearheading an effort to phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a highly potent greenhouse gas and significant driver of climate change. These synthetic gases are most often used as a refrigerant in appliances and are known as "climate super-pollutants", with hundreds to thousands of times the heat-trapping p  more

Make Way for Matcha Lattes at Dunkin'
CANTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 21 -- Dunkin' Donuts, a provider of coffee, donuts, bagels and muffins, issued the following news release: During our busiest days, it can be difficult to find even a moment to refresh and reset. Now Dunkin', the brand that keeps on-the-go people running with great coffee and espresso, will offer the perfect coffee alternative to help deliver that much-needed mental break, with the introduction of new Matcha Lattes. As compared to traditional green tea, where the te  more

Mass. A.G. Healey Defends States' Authority to Work With Other Governments in Controlling Pollution Through Cap-and-Trade Programs
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 20 -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued the following news release: Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joined a coalition of 14 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in federal district court against the Trump Administration's latest attack on state efforts to protect residents from climate change. The brief, filed Tuesday in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, defends California in a lawsuit file  more

Mass. A.G. Healey: Canton Doctor Settles Allegations of Illegal Patient Kickback Schemes
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 20 -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued the following news release: * * * Patients Could Win Gift Cards, Red Sox Tickets, Tablets, and TVs in Exchange for More Appointments and Referrals * * * A Canton dentist and his practice will pay $135,000 to resolve allegations that they were running an illegal kickback scheme that led to improper payments from the state's Medicaid Program (MassHealth), Attorney General Maura Healey announced. Under the ter  more

Mass. A.G. Healey: Wendy's Resolves Child Labor Law Violations at Massachusetts Locations
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 19 -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued the following news release: * * * - Fast Food Restaurant Chain Significantly Changes Business Practices as a Result of AG's Investigation * * * Attorney General Maura Healey announced that her office has reached a $400,000 settlement with Wendy's International LLC that resolves allegations that the company violated Massachusetts child labor laws at its 46 corporate-owned locations across the state. "Employe  more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Admiral William McRaven to Speak at 2020 Commencement
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Feb. 21 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news on Feb. 20: * * * - Retired Navy four-star admiral and former chancellor of University of Texas system will address the Class of 2020 on May 29. * * * Admiral William H. McRaven, a retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral and the former chancellor of the University of Texas system, will deliver the address at MIT's 2020 Commencement exercises on Friday, May 29. McRaven is a recognized authori  more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Artificial Intelligence Yields New Antibiotic
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Feb. 21 [TNSscientificresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news on Feb. 20: * * * - A deep-learning model identifies a powerful new drug that can kill many species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. * * * Using a machine-learning algorithm, MIT researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. In laboratory tests, the drug killed many of the world's most problematic disease-causing bacteria, including some strains   more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Correcting 'Jitters' in Quantum Devices
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Feb. 18 [TNSscientificresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - A new study suggests a path to more efficient error correction, which may help make quantum computers and sensors more practical. * * * Labs around the world are racing to develop new computing and sensing devices that operate on the principles of quantum mechanics and could offer dramatic advantages over their classical counterparts. But these technologie  more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Correcting 'Jitters' in Quantum Devices
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Feb. 19 [TNSscientificresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - A new study suggests a path to more efficient error correction, which may help make quantum computers and sensors more practical. * * * Labs around the world are racing to develop new computing and sensing devices that operate on the principles of quantum mechanics and could offer dramatic advantages over their classical counterparts. But these technologie  more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Cryptographic 'Tag of Everything' Could Protect Supply Chain
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Feb. 20 [TNSscientificresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - Tiny, battery-free ID chip can authenticate nearly any product to help combat losses to counterfeiting. * * * To combat supply chain counterfeiting, which can cost companies billions of dollars annually, MIT researchers have invented a cryptographic ID tag that's small enough to fit on virtually any product and verify its authenticity. A 2018 report from   more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Cryptographic 'Tag of Everything' Could Protect Supply Chain
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Feb. 21 [TNSscientificresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - Tiny, battery-free ID chip can authenticate nearly any product to help combat losses to counterfeiting. * * * To combat supply chain counterfeiting, which can cost companies billions of dollars annually, MIT researchers have invented a cryptographic ID tag that's small enough to fit on virtually any product and verify its authenticity. A 2018 report from   more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: How to Deflect Asteroid
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Feb. 19 [TNSscientificresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - MIT engineers devise a decision map to identify the best mission type to deflect an incoming asteroid. * * * On April 13, 2029, an icy chunk of space rock, wider than the Eiffel Tower is tall, will streak by Earth at 30 kilometers per second, grazing the planet's sphere of geostationary satellites. It will be the closest approach by one of the largest aste  more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: How Transient Invaders Can Transform Ecosystem
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Feb. 20 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news on Feb. 19: * * * - Study finds microbes can alter an environment dramatically before dying out. * * * When a plant or animal species is introduced to a new environment with few natural predators, it can spread uncontrollably, transforming the ecosystem and crowding out existing populations. One well-known example is the cane toad, which was introduced into Australia   more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Human-Machine Collaboration to Defend Against Cyberattacks
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Feb. 22 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news on Feb. 21: * * * - PatternEx merges human and machine expertise to spot and respond to hacks. * * * Being a cybersecurity analyst at a large company is a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack -- if that haystack were hurtling toward you at fiber optic speed. Every day, employees and customers generate loads of data that establish a normal set of behaviors. An attacker will also ge  more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Michael Sipser to Step Down as School of Science Dean
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Feb. 20 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news on Feb. 19: * * * - Mathematician to return to the faculty after six years leading MIT's second-largest school. * * * Michael Sipser plans to step down as dean of the MIT School of Science, concluding six years of service marked by the launch of key initiatives and the upgrading of facilities across the school's six academic departments. Provost Martin Schmidt announced the news today in  more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Road Map for Artificial Intelligence Policy
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Feb. 21 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news on Feb. 20: * * * - In a Starr Forum talk, Luis Videgaray, director of MIT's AI Policy for the World Project, outlines key facets of regulating new technologies. * * * The rapid development of artificial intelligence technologies around the globe has led to increasing calls for robust AI policy: laws that let innovation flourish while protecting people from privacy violations, exploitive   more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Seeding Oceans With Iron May Not Impact Climate Change
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Feb. 18 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: * * * - Study finds Earth's oceans contain just the right amount of iron; adding more may not improve their ability to absorb carbon dioxide. * * * Historically, the oceans have done much of the planet's heavy lifting when it comes to sequestering carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Microscopic organisms known collectively as phytoplankton, which grow throughout the sunlit surface oceans  more

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Trouble With Round Numbers
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Feb. 21 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news on Feb. 20: * * * - Study shows people prefer monthly payments in multiples of $100, even when it may cost them money. * * * Do you have a monthly car payment, or a similar loan? Is each payment a nice round number, like $300? If so, you are hardly alone. But the appeal of that easy-to-remember payment figure may be costing you money. That's one implication of a new study co-authored by   more

Massachusetts' Andover Public Schools Choose Discovery Education Experience to Support Innovative, Child-Centered Learning
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Feb. 20 -- Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, issued the following news release: * * * - New Partnership Provides District Educators and Students Access to Award-Winning Digital Content That Supports Instruction Across All K-12 Curricular Areas- * * * Massachusetts' Andover Public Schools (APS) announce the selection of Discovery Education Experience to support innovative, child-centered learning in all K-12 classrooms districtwide. Created   more

MathWorks Named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms
NATICK, Massachusetts, Feb. 20 -- MathWorks, developer of mathematical computing software, issued the following news release: MathWorks today announced it has been recognized as a Leader in Gartner's 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms. Gartner's evaluation of MathWorks for completeness of vision and ability to execute led to the company's position of a Leader in 2020. "To us, being recognized as a Leader in the data science and machine learning category validat  more

Minnesota IT Services: African American Leaders in Tech - Part 3
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, Feb. 22 -- The Minnesota IT Services issued the following news: * * * - World-Renowned Physicist, Dr. Shirley Jackson * * * Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) is celebrating Black History Month by honoring notable African American figures in technology. Every week, we will share an individual who serves as an inspiration for our work as technologists in government services. Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson was the first African American woman to receive a doctorate from the Massachuse  more

Mintz Member Alec Zadek Selected to Participate in Harvard Business School's Young American Leaders Program 2020
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 19 -- Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, a law firm, issued the following news release: Mintz is pleased to share that Member Alec Zadek has been selected to participate in the 2020 Young American Leaders Program (YALP) hosted by Harvard Business School and its ongoing Project on U.S. Competitiveness. The Young American Leaders Program brings together emerging leaders in various industries to help address pressing community and global issues. In its nint  more

Morgan Lewis Advises SJI on Sale of Marina Thermal Facility
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 20 -- Morgan Lewis, a law firm, issued the following news release: Morgan Lewis represented SJI in connection with the sale of its Marina Thermal Facility to DTE Energy Services for approximately $100 million in cash, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Marina Energy LLC. Located in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Marina Thermal Facility is an eight-megawatt combined heat and power generation facility that provides electricity and hot and chilled water to both Borga  more

Newmark Knight Frank Orchestrates Sale of Major Retail Components of Colony Place in Plymouth, MA
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 20 -- Newmark Knight Frank, a division of BGC Partners, issued the following news release: Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) announced the successful completion of the sale of the two major retail components of Colony Place in Plymouth, Massachusetts on behalf of Saxon Partners to Dallas, Texas-based Rainier Companies. Co-Head of U.S. Capital Markets Robert Griffin, Vice Chairman Geoffrey Millerd, Senior Managing Director Justin Smith and Director Paul Penman of NKF's Bosto  more

Northeastern University: Childhood Trauma Changes Your Brain. But It Doesn't Have to Be Permanent.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 21 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Northeastern University issued the following news on Feb. 20: In the early 1990s, more than 100,000 children in Romania were living in overcrowded, under-funded orphanages. They suffered from severe neglect, having little interaction with caretakers. This lack of nurturing altered the structure and function of their brains. These children developed a host of behavioral and emotional problems that many of them are still coping with today.   more

Northeastern University: Contaminated Water in New York State Could Endanger Half A Million People. Culprit Is Road Salt.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 21 -- Northeastern University issued the following news: In a tiny community along the St. Lawrence River in New York, people's dishwashers were breaking down. The metal interiors were corroded, their surfaces pock-marked with white. Residents had no way of knowing what was wrong, but watching appliances break down was enough to stoke fear about the water that ran through them. Kelsey Pieper was part of the search for a cause, uncovering the bitter truth: salt. Her  more

Northeastern University: This Could Be Our Best Tool to Make Renewable Energy Cheaper
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 19 -- Northeastern University issued the following news: Nature isn't always generous with its secrets. That's why some researchers look into unusual places for solutions to our toughest challenges, from powerful antibiotics hiding in the guts of tiny worms, to swift robots inspired by bats. Now, Northeastern researchers have taken to the trees to look for ways to make new sustainable materials from abundant natural resources--specifically, within the chemical stru  more

Pattern of Beacon Hill Dem Indictments Yet Another Reason for Voters to Dump Commonwealth's One-party Rule
WOBURN, Massachusetts, Feb. 19 -- The Massachusetts Republican Party issued the following news: The federal indictment of a longtime Beacon Hill Democrat for alleged financial fraud marks yet another example of how Massachusetts is suffering under one-party rule, Massachusetts Republican Party Chairman Jim Lyons announced Tuesday. "Having a Democrat-dominated state Legislature has been a stain on accountability," Lyons said. "We've already seen a conga line of Democratic House speakers indicte  more

Pega to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Feb. 20 -- Pegasystems, a developer of strategic applications for marketing, sales, customer service and operations, issued the following news release: Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company empowering digital transformation at the world's leading enterprises, announced that its chief financial officer, chief administrative officer, and senior vice president, Ken Stillwell, will present at the following upcoming investor conferences: * JMP Securities 2  more

Pegasystems Inc. Announces Proposed Convertible Senior Notes Offering
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Feb. 19 -- Pegasystems, a developer of strategic applications for marketing, sales, customer service and operations, issued the following news release: Pegasystems Inc. ("Pega") (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company empowering digital transformation at the world's leading enterprises, announced its intention to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $450,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes due 2025 (the "notes") in a private offering (  more

Pegasystems Inc. Prices $525.0 Million Convertible Senior Notes Offering
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Feb. 20 -- Pegasystems, a developer of strategic applications for marketing, sales, customer service and operations, issued the following news release: Pegasystems Inc. ("Pega") (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company empowering digital transformation at the world's leading enterprises, announced the pricing of its offering of $525,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 0.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025 (the "notes") in a private offering (the "offering") to qualifie  more

T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Cervical Cancer Elimination Possible Within Two Decades in U.S.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 16 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health issued the following news release: Scaling up cervical cancer screening coverage in the U.S. to 90% could expedite elimination of the disease and avert more than 1,000 additional cases per year, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Their modeling study found that this would be the most effective way to speed up elimination, compared  more

Taking the Leap: Four Seasons Hotel Boston Inspires Guests to Embrace the Gift of Time
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 22 -- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts issued the following news release: Four Seasons Hotel Boston, the most awarded five-star hotel in New England, shares special offerings to encourage its guests to embrace Leap Day, the opportunity that comes just once every four years. On February 29, 2020, guests of the Hotel can relish in the extra day by enjoying a special offering in The Bristol and complimentary late check-out. An overnight stay on February 29, 2020 can be   more

Tufts University: Exclusive Polling - Ahead of Super Tuesday, Texans Under 40 Favor Sanders, Biden and Warren
SOMERVILLE, Massachusetts, Feb. 19 -- Tufts University issued the following news release on Feb. 18: * * * - Need for more campaign outreach to mobilize support, especially among Latinos * * * Millennial and Gen-Z voters could be on track for a big turnout in the Texas primary next month, with support in the Democratic primary trending to Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to an exclusive Texas youth poll released today by the Center fo  more

University of Massachusetts Amherst: Prenatal Phthalate Exposure Linked With Autistic Traits in Young Boys
AMHERST, Massachusetts, Feb. 21 [TNSsociologyresearch] -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus issued the following news: * * * - UMass Amherst study found folic acid supplementation in early pregnancy protected against chemicals' effects * * * Exposure in the womb to phthalates, a group of endocrine-disrupting chemicals present in cosmetics and other common household products, was associated with autistic traits in boys, ages 3 and 4, but not in girls, according to a new study led  more

University of Massachusetts: Huge Stores of Arctic Sea Ice Likely Contributed to Past Climate Cooling
AMHERST, Massachusetts, Feb. 19 [TNSenvironmentresearch] -- The University of Massachusetts Amherst campus issued the following news: * * * - UMass Amherst, Woods Hole scientists reconstruct origin of past frigid periods * * * In a new paper, climate scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution propose that massive amounts of melting sea ice in the Arctic drained into the North Atlantic and disrupted climate-steering currents, thus playing an  more

University of Massachusetts: Scientists Invent Germ-Fighting Fabric for Health Care
LOWELL, Massachusetts, Feb. 11 [TNSgrants] -- The University of Massachusetts Lowell campus issued the following news release: * * * - UMass Lowell Researchers Win $400K Grant for their Work * * * UMass Lowell researchers have created germ-killing fabric that could help stop the spread of communicable diseases. The team is working to embed a germ-killing agent known as N-halamine into hospital scrubs and other garments worn by medical professionals and patients to reduce the risk of exposu  more

Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Shipment Value Increased Nearly 1% Year Over Year in Fourth Quarter, According to IDC
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, Feb. 22 -- International Data Corp., a provider of market intelligence and advisory services, issued the following news release: The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market saw its overall shipment value grow 0.9% year over year to approximately $11.9 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019 (4Q19). Unit shipments during the quarter declined 5.4% to 25.3 million, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker.   more