Clarification: American Universities-China story
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — In a story Sept. 23, The Associated Press identified a professional organization as the Association of International Educators. The story should have made clear the group's...
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have taken the unusual step of dropping a fraud charge against a renowned robotics expert after a jury failed to reach a verdict in a trial about expenses at...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is the new president of the National Association of Secretaries of State, a professional organization for top state election...
Tribal judge picked for State Bar of Arizona top staff post
PHOENIX (AP) — A tribal judge and former Air Force lawyer has been selected be the top staff official of the professional organization for Arizona lawyers.
The State Bar of Arizona announced that its board chose Joel F. England to replace John F. Phelps as CEO and executive director of the nonprofit that operates under the supervision of the Arizona Supreme Court.
Professional organizations respond to UW-Stevens Point proposal to cut humanities majors
More than two dozen professional organizations are urging UW-Stevens Point administrators to roll back a proposal to cut 13 humanities majors.
The proposal would eliminate majors including English, art, history, philosophy and foreign languages in an effort to reduce the university’s $4.5 million budget deficit. The plan also seeks to emphasize “high-demand career paths” such as engineering, information technology and marketing.
Robotics expert charged with defrauding Michigan university
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Chinese national who is described as an expert in robotics has been charged with defrauding Michigan State University with false expense claims.
Ning Xi (shee) also is accused of defrauding the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a professional organization.
The FBI says it has counted more than $420,000 in fraudulent reimbursements over a five-year period. Records show the money was used to pay off substantial credit card debt.
Aramco’s engineers spearhead technology innovations
Aramco engineers apply their expertise in a number of disciplines – mechanical, electrical, chemical and more. Their contributions not only benefit the company, but industry as well.
Besides adding to the success of Aramco's core businesses in oil and natural gas production and specialty chemicals, many are actively involved in professional organizations, sharing best practices via technical papers and presentations.
Many jobs openings aren’t publicized. The only way people hear about them is by word-of-mouth — aka networking.
“Networking is the number one way to find a better job,” said Mike Lang, manager at the Minnesota WorkForce Center in St. Paul.
That’s not to say that workplaces don’t post jobs. They do, and many require word-of-mouth referrals to then submit an online application.
Choi elected to lead county attorneys association
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ramsey County Attorney John Choi has been elected president of the Minnesota County Attorneys Association.
The association is the statewide professional organization for all 87 elected county attorneys and their assistants, which includes more than 800 attorneys. It offers leadership on legal and public policy issues.
Professional organizations partner to host annual conference in Philadelphia
The National Black MBA Association and Prospanica have partnered to host their 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition in Philadelphia.
The conference titled Power of Performance: Leadership at the Next Level will be held Sept. 26-30 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and is expected to draw more than 10,000 attendees. The event is regarded as one of the nation’s largest conference and career events for professionals of color.
When the National Medical Association (NMA) was established in 1895 the government’s legal doctrine of “separate but equal” dictated virtually every aspect of American society.
“Racially exclusive ‘Jim Crow’ laws dominated employment, housing, transportation, recreation, education and medicine. Black Americans were subjected to all of the injustices inherent in a dual medicine care system,” notes the NMA on its website.
Charleston chef named to American Culinary Federation board
A Charleston caterer this month became the first African-American woman elected to the board of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), an 88-year-old professional organization that counts more than 17,000 chefs among its members.
Were you ‘Seen’ at the SETX YPO 40 Under 40 Honoree celebration?
The Southeast Texas Young Professionals Organization's held its annual 40 Under 40 honoree celebration Tuesday at the Jefferson Theatre. Forty area young professionals under 40-years-old were recognized for their merits in professional achievement and community involvement. The SETX YPO is a professional organization for those between 20 and 40-years-old looking to network with other young professionals, develop their careers, and gain involvement in community service.
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