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    • The Future of Event Security is Data Privacy 

      Tupper, Angela (EventMB, 2020-11-13)
      The writer introduces Connectus Global's Citizen Care Pod real-time location system(RTLS), which helps to screen and trace attendees to prevent spreading the virus in the event. CEO Mike Anderson explained their product ...
    • Impact of Mindfulness-Enhanced Pivotal Response Group Treatment on Parenting Stress: A Randomized Controlled Trial 

      Swain, Deanna (Virginia Tech, 2019-06-05)
      One of the core features of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), social communication impairment, presents in a variety of ways, including reduced functional language use and social initiations, which often warrant intensive ...
    • Biomechanical Responses of Human Surrogates under Various Frontal Loading Conditions with an Emphasis on Thoracic Response and Injury Tolerance 

      Albert, Devon Lee (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-04)
      Frontal motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) resulted in 10,813 fatalities and 937,000 injuries in 2014, which is more than any other type of MVC. In order to mitigate the injuries and fatalities resulting from MVCs, new safety ...
    • Relationships Between Training Load Metrics and Injury in Collegiate Women's Soccer 

      Lacina, Michael Allen (Virginia Tech, 2020-11-25)
      Injury risk reduction is an ever-evolving topic within an athletic environment. Consequences from an injury include participation time loss, financial, social, and personal costs. Coaching and medical staff strive to reduce ...
    • The modulation of autoimmune disease progression in mouse models 

      Zhu, Jing (Virginia Tech, 2020-11-25)
      B cells play crucial roles in the development of the two human autoimmune diseases, type 1 diabetes (T1D) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In the past decade, numerous studies showed positive responses of B cell ...
    • Using Owner Return as a Reinforcer to Operantly Treat Separation-Related Problem Behavior in Dogs 

      Feuerbacher, Erica N.; Muir, Kristy L. (2020-07)
      Separation-related problem behavior in dogs is a challenging behavioral issue, often manifesting as destructive behavior or excessive vocalization when the dog is left alone. More knowledge is needed on effective treatments. ...
    • Extending the geometry of heterotic spectral cover constructions 

      Anderson, Lara B.; Gao, Xin; Karkheiran, Mohsen (2020-07)
      In this work we extend the well-known spectral cover construction first developed by Friedman, Morgan, and Witten to describe more general vector bundles on elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau geometries. In particular, we ...
    • Twisting the truth: Foundations of wishful thinking 

      Kovach, Matthew (2020-07)
      Considerable evidence shows that people have optimistic beliefs about future outcomes. I present an axiomatic model of wishful thinking (WT), in which an endowed alternative, or status quo, influences the agent's beliefs ...
    • Accurate Small-Signal Modeling for Resonant Converters 

      Hsieh, Yi-Hsun (Virginia Tech, 2020-11-24)
      In comparison with PWM converters, resonant converters are gaining increasing popularity for cases in which efficiency and power density are at a premium. However, the lack of an accurate small-signal model has become an ...
    • PCMA To Acquire the Corporate Event Marketing Association 

      Shapiro, Michael J. (Northstar Meetings Group, 2020-11-20)
      The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) will finalize their accusation of the Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) in January of 2021. CEOs of both associations are hopeful this pairing will expand ...
    • Airbnb files IPO in face of profitability challenges 

      Burke, Katie (Hotel News Now, 2020-11-17)
      As Airbnb continues to work towards going public, the company lists growing competition, the pandemic, and turbulence in the tourism section as points of concern. Executives worry the stock will drop, much like WeWork, and ...
    • Attendee health a major focus for future events 

      McCracken, Sean (Hotel News Now, 2020-11-18)
      The health of general attendees has never been as important as it is today. Planners are attempting to work with medical experts on what will be the best practices once in person meetings resume. Currently, leaders are ...
    • How COVID-19 has changed travelers priorities 

      Klauda, Chris; Lawson, Lauren (Hotel News Now, 2020-11-20)
      The overarching theme of the 2020 bookings scene continues to be dominated by short-term rentals and small-urban hotels. Larger hotels RevPar numbers continue to be worse off and are seen as more of a threat of coming into ...
    • US hotels took first step backward in October 

      Kubacki, Dan (Hotel News Now, 2020-11-19)
      October was the first month since April to see a decline in overall RevPar standings from September. Although it the numbers did not drop significantly, it remains a negative factor in an industry that is hoping to have a ...
    • Short term rental bookings are up following news of vaccine 

      Menze, Jill (PhocusWire, 2020-11-20)
      Traveler and market confidence has spiked with the news of two main COVID-19 vaccines. Short-term rentals are already seeing a jump in Q1 of 2021 reservations and new travel patterns continue to emerge. Unfortunately, ...
    • CDC Says To Stay Home, But 45 Million People Will Travel Anyways This Thanksgiving 

      Edelstein, Loren G. (Northstar Meetings Group, 2020-11-20)
      U.S. Travel Association President & CEO, Roger Dow, pleads with travelers to wear their mask to not only protect themselves, but those around them this Thanksgiving holiday. Dow continued to push the message out that the ...
    • U.S. Election Outcome Yields Hope, But Plans for In-Person Events Shift to Later in '21 

      Edelstein, Lauren G. (Northstar Meetings Group, 2020-11-19)
      A survey conducted by the Northstar Meetings Group has determined that while many industry professionals are eager to get back to in person events, meeting planners are not so on-board with the idea. Fear remains one of ...
    • Should We Be Holding In-Person Meetings? 

      Edelstein, Loren G. (Northstar Meetings Group, 2020-11-17)
      In a survey conducted by Northstar Meetings Group, the main consensus was that if individuals want to travel, they should travel. MPI held an in-person meeting of 600 people this November, but faced backlash from members ...
    • Travel industry could lose $318B through ripple effect of grounded flights 

      Fox, Linda (PhocusWire, 2020-11-24)
      Accenture reported that the travel industry could lose roughly $318 billion if air travel continues to be reduced due to the rising numbers and added restrictions of COVID-19.
    • VTIPG newsletter, October 2020 

      Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2020-10)
      This quarterly newsletter provides updates on activities in IPG, including news, student and faculty accomplishments, and a letter from the director.