Skaggs School Launches Masters Degree for Drug Development, Management

UC San Diego’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has launched a master of science in drug development and product management, a first-of-its-kind offering.

COMMENTARY: Gender Equity Issues Go Beyond Pay Discrepancies

San Diego County could increase its GDP by $23 billion within 10 years by reducing gender inequities in the workplace, according to a McKinsey Global Institute report.

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COMMENTARY: Future Depends on Inclusionary Growth

San Diego is poised to become an unstoppable force in the global economy. The region is home to 34 percent more STEM workers than the national average, ranks third in the U.S. for patent intensity and has the sixth highest rate of income mobility.

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Ballast Point Teams with EDC to Benefit Local Businesses, Entrepreneurs

Ballast Point said April 19 it’s crafting a specially-brewed beer to mark its partnership with the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC).

Exec Director Helps Brewers Guild Draw Crowd

BREWING: She Increased Membership, Built Relations With Tourism Groups

When Paige McWey, 31, first started at the San Diego Brewers Guild as executive administrator, she was handed all of the nonprofit’s most important files in a single box and a flash drive.

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Project Helps Grow Vision for Ocean Discovery Institute’s Outreach

CIVIC: $17M Facility, Programs Prompt NOAA To Seek East Coast Site

The $17 million Living Lab project that’s nearing completion in City Heights was designed to help the Ocean Discovery Institute kindle a passion for science among students in the inner-city neighborhood.

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Sempra Announces Executive Appointments

The Fortune 500 energy services holding company has made several executive appointments.

Coastal Payroll Gets Chief HR Officer

Shelley Addy will work to advance the San Diego-based company’s comprehensive workforce management suite, as well as oversee its internal human resources needs.

National University to Launch Gender Equality Training Effort

LEADERSHIP: Program Seeks to Train a Million Women and Men, Too

Seeking to empower women to excel in the workplace, National University is preparing to offer training in women’s leadership through its Institute for Leadership Synergy.

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When a Commitment Is Not Enough

To Build A Diverse Workforce, Companies Must Recognize Bias, Redo Hiring and Development Processes

Because achieving diversity in the workplace requires an ongoing commitment, many businesses in San Diego County are working to develop more inclusive recruiting, hiring, and promotion practices.

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Program Aims to Create Detailed Picture of Need for Services

CIVIC: Information Exchange Efforts to Be Shared at Conference

An information exchange system that allows the San Diego region’s social service agencies to share data to better serve those in need will be showcased at an April conference.

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Green Flash Brewing Co. Sold

The news comes after Green Flash announced plans for consolidation.

Law Firm Launches Autonomous Vehicles Practice Group

Tyson & Mendes LLP launched the Autonomous Vehicles Liability Litigation practice group.

College Construction Is Lesson in Sustainability

BUILD: Buildings Aim for Performance-Based Ranking

When Palomar College set out to replace eight small maintenance and operations buildings scattered around campus, school officials said they wanted something that would stand out as a model of energy and water conservation and meet other measurements of sustainability.

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Conflict of Interest At Center of Lawsuit

LEGAL: Avoiding It Can Be Tricky for Law Firms

A Carlsbad spine surgery company recently sued a law firm, highlighting a thicket of conflict-of-interest issues lawyers wade through in choosing clients.