Day: July 11, 2014

Measuring Scale-Up Potential at USAID

Interning with USAID has been great for the past five weeks. No coffee fetching for me. The professionals within the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact have far too much on their plates for them to not give me as much as I can handle. Now I’m immersed in a number of projects with the potential for having a real impact on innovation research within the Global Health Bureau. All this is thanks to USAID HESN (Higher Education Solutions Network) which orchestrated this new internship program. The main project I’ve worked on concerns health innovation scale-up. Innovations are new...

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Short-Term Win for Powers Means Long-Term Concern for UT

Yesterday, University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers announced that at the end of the next academic year he will officially step down from his post and resume his role as a professor in the School of Law. Many UT-Austin students, faculty, and staff are celebrating Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa’s decision to allow Powers to remain on as president for the next academic year as a win for the university community. Some seem to think the announcement marks the end of the tumultuous relationship between President Powers and the University of Texas System Board of Regents. Unfortunately, this may...

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