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September 2016



Ways Daylighting Can Improve Performance

By: Wes Brooker

Daylighting is the controlled admission of natural sunlight into a building via diffused skylights or windows. Done correctly, it can save energy and money by reducing the need for artificial electric lighting during daylight hours without causing heating or cooling problems.You can gain value from the opportunity daylighting provides in construction projects for not only energy savings, but additional business and lifestyle improvements.


Interim Dining Facility Bridges Construction Gap

By: Amy B. Lewis, MBA & Jim Avery

Managing a foodservice operation is no easy task, and one that gets more and more complex each year. College and university foodservice operations make this clear year in and year out.


Students Can Play Role in Keeping Campus Safe

By: Jason Matznik

It most often falls to university employees, faculty, professors and administrators to keep the students at their school or university protected, and understandably so. Parents place their trust in these individuals when they send their children off to school and depend on them to initiate the procedures and set the precautions that will keep their children safe while they are away from home.But, student safety should not fall only to these individuals. Students can play a large part in ensuring they are part of creating a secure learning environment.


Salem College Blends New Design with Historic Island of Architecture

By: Walt Steele

If Elizabeth Oesterlein were to walk up to Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, today, we're betting that she would feel right at home. Located in the historic Moravian community of Old Salem, Salem College was founded in the late 1700s and is the oldest continuously operating college for women in the United States.



Harvard Researchers Work Toward a Better Screen: New Molecules Promise Cheaper, More Efficient Displays

By: Leah Burrows

OLED screens use organic molecules that emit light when an electric current is applied. Unlike the ubiquitous liquid crystal displays (LCDs), OLED screens don't require a backlight, meaning the display can be as thin and flexible as a sheet of plastic. Individual pixels can be switched on or off, dramatically improving the screen's color contrast and energy consumption.


Teaching Mindfulness at Park University

By: Rachel James Clevenger

Though Dr. Donna Ehrlich's early career was focused first on computer operations and programming and then on leadership in Fortune 500 companies, she moved into higher education after finishing her doctorate in Information Systems.


Dressing Up the Stage

By: Chelsea Johnson

To create a gorgeous space for any venue, set planners should have the freedom to "play" with unique design structures, lighting elements, skirting options, and more.



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