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Exceptional Houston Mortgage Professional, Rachel Waters of Sunrise Mortgage Earns the 2015 Five Star Mortgage Professional Award



Five Star Professional is pleased to announce Rachel Waters, Sunrise Mortgage, has been chosen as one of Houston’s Five Star Mortgage Professionals for 2015.

Five Star Professional partnered with Texas Monthly to recognize a select group of Houston-area mortgage professionals who provide quality services to their clients. Less than 2% in the area were selected. Rachel Waters is featured, along with other award winners, in a special section of the June issue.

“The Five Star Mortgage Professional award is very important to me. It shows that I have gone above and beyond and delighted my clients. It is an honor to be recognized for the fifth consecutive year, especially when such a small percentage of lenders win each year,” said Rachel Waters of Sunrise Mortgage.

The Five Star Mortgage Professional award program is conducted in more than 30 markets throughout North America. Mortgage professionals are measured using an objective, in-depth research methodology with significant focus on customer feedback and overall satisfaction.

“Five Star Mortgage Professionals are more than knowledgeable experts in their field. They maintain a sharp focus on building enduring relationships and demonstrate tremendous dedication to the families and individuals they serve,” stated Lynn Hargreaves, VP, Research and Services Operations, Five Star Professional.

Rachel Waters’ Five Star award profile can be viewed here.

“It has been my pleasure to help hundreds of families secure funding for new home purchases and drop monthly payments with custom refinancing options. Taking out a mortgage is a big deal. That is why I believe so strongly in client education and partnership. Thank you to my clients for placing your trust in me,” said Rachel Waters.

Sunrise Mortgage was founded in 2001 as a custom mortgage company that puts the client first. Its mission is to provide strong financing that fits the individual, the family and the situation.

About the research process:

Now entering its 13th year, Five Star Professional conducts in-depth, market-specific research in more than 45 markets across the United States and Canada to identify premium service professionals.

Five Star Professional contacts thousands of recent homebuyers, along with real estate agents, to identify award candidates and measure their client satisfaction levels. Phone, mail and online respondents rate their mortgage professional on criteria such as overall satisfaction and referability. Qualifying candidates are then evaluated on objective criteria such as experience, production levels and disciplinary and complaint history.

Professionals do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. For more information, visit http://www.fivestarprofessional.com.







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Terence Traut Among Top Speakers at ISPI 2015 Conference & Expo


Merrimack, NH (PRWEB) May 07, 2015

Terence Traut, Entelechy’s President, spoke on Coaching for Talent Development and Employee Engagement at this year’s ISPI 2015 Conference held in San Antonio, TX. Terry presented this 75-minute workshop to a packed room in an engaging, fun, and enlightening session. Participants commented that “this was the best workshop I’ve ever attended at a conference – ANY conference.”

“What makes the workshop so impactful,” explains Terry, “is the coaching model – it’s simple and effective – and the activities we do to ensure everyone ‘gets it.’” In the session, Terry introduces participants to Entelechy’s Coaching Model, the same model that Entelechy uses as the foundation for its award-winning Unleash Your Leadership Potential leadership/management development program and has been described as “simply elegant” by participants who speak to the model’s power and simplicity. Terry also invites participants to practice the model in an engaging coaching exercise to experience the power of coaching.

Coaching to develop talent and engage employees is, according to industry researcher, Josh Bersin, a key leadership skill for 2015. Yet, according to Traut, “most coaching models and training don’t provide a practical, prescriptive tool for coaching. Most training talks about how important it is to listen to the employee, to use questions, to display empathy, to focus on goals…. Interesting stuff, but not really useful, which is why most employee surveys indicate that their managers don’t coach them.”

The VP of Global Learning & Quality at a 70,000 employee organization agrees on the impact of coaching: “The initial return on our commitment to developing our leaders’ coaching skills is remarkable. In our pilot site, our performance six weeks following the initial implementation saw them move from the bottom quartile among our competitors to the #1 site, and they have maintained top quartile performance ever since.”

For more information on ISPI 2015 Conference, visit http://www.ispi.org/content.aspx?id=1744.

About Entelechy: A featured “private label” provider of leadership development programs since 1992, Entelechy has been the go-to company when organizations are looking to create their own development programs, ones that reflect their goals and address their unique challenges. For more detail about Entelechy’s Unleash Your Leadership Potential program, visit Entelechy’s website at http://www.unleashyourleadership.com.







GuestDriven Named in Gartners Cool Vendors in Travel and Hospitality, 2015 Report*


Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) June 15, 2015

GuestDriven, a Guest Engagement Platform provider at the forefront of innovation in travel technology, has been included in the 2015 Cool Vendors in Travel and Hospitality Report published May 28 by Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company.

Gartner selected only three travel and hospitality firms for the 2015 publication of this report, which is published annually by Gartner. Included this year along with GuestDriven were Mobile Travel Technologies and RezNext. Gartner reports are objective and subject to strict, proprietary methodologies. As such we believe the significance of being included in a Gartner Research Report is highly validating for a technology firm.

GuestDriven announces their inclusion in the report as the biggest trade show in the travel technology industry approaches – HITEC by HFTP, which will take place this week in Austin TX June 15-18. During HITEC attendees from hotels globally will be able to meet the GuestDriven team and see live demonstrations of the Guest Engagement Platform.

To accompany its in-stay solution Engage, GuestDriven launched its Express pre-stay solution in late 2014. Guests can check-in online and choose exclusive offers and upgrades prior to arrival, which is a strong window for conversions. CEO Anthony Zebrowski-Rubin says Express has been received exceptionally well by the market.

“The full GuestDriven platform allows hotels to really know their guests in advance in order to offer a more personalized service. Mobile plays a huge part in crafting a frictionless experience so the in-stay solution puts real-time guest engagement at the hotel’s fingertips. Guests can order room service, request a valet, purchase a late check-out, communicate 1:1 with the front desk and more.”

To book a meeting with GuestDriven during HITEC 2015 click here. The Gartner report can be purchased here.

Press Contact – media(at)guestdriven(dot)com

About GuestDriven

GuestDriven is a Mobile Guest Engagement platform that enables hotels to interact directly with guests via their mobile devices. Valuable marketing data, including guest preferences and behaviors and social media profiles, is passed to hoteliers, which can be leveraged to elevate guest experience and increase revenues by offering personalized perks, promotions and rewards. An integrated suite of specialized tools for targeting, campaigning and interacting with guests at every stage of travel assists hospitality brands in enablement of customer advocacy, allowing hotels to reward loyalty in real-time. GuestDriven was named a Top 20 Company by the Canadian Innovation Exchange. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, GuestDriven has implementations in over 60 cities and more than 300 properties worldwide. For more information see: http://www.guestdriven.com

Disclaimer (Gartner):

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

*Gartner Cool Vendors in Travel & Hospitality, 2015 by Venecia K. Liu, May 28 2015







Cybex Nominated for the FIBO Innovation Award 2015.


Medway, MA (PRWEB) April 08, 2015

Cybex International, a leading manufacturer of premium exercise equipment, has been nominated for the prestigious FIBO Innovation Award for the Cybex Eagle NX Back Extension. As a FIBO Innovation Award winner in 2012 for the Bravo Functional Trainer, Cybex is proud to be nominated again.

The Eagle NX Back Extension is part of the super premium 15-piece Eagle NX strength line, and features refined movements, restyled aesthetics and reimagined user features – while offering extreme durability and advanced biomechanics.

“The Eagle NX Back Extension does a superior job of integrating all of the back muscles, from the shoulders to the lumbar spine,” said Dr. Paul Juris, Executive Director of the Cybex Research Institute. “It also has a unique counter balance which helps maintain the resistance through the entire range of motion.”

The Eagle NX Back Extension employs a curved lumbar pad to encourage optimal spinal range of motion, and to promote controlled movement from fully flexed into extension. A two-position lumbar pad allows users to train hip extension, lumbar extension or both at the same time. Meanwhile, the patent pending counterbalancing system offsets the user’s weight for more consistent loading and greater effectiveness.

In 2015, Cybex is also unveiling new innovations in strength, cardio and service.

In the strength category, Cybex introduces Prestige Strength VRS. This 21-piece line of selectorized strength equipment provides a premium strength option for facilities seeking an exceptionally versatile, user-friendly strength solution for “walkup and workout” users. Visually striking, truly innovative, durable, and biomechanically correct, Prestige Strength VRS has been engineered to surpass other manufacturers’ premium strength lines. The line will be available in the spring of 2015.

In the cardio category, Cybex introduces the SPARC Trainer. The SPARC Trainer is designed to meet the soaring popularity of high intensity interval training, and is Cybex’s quickest, safest, and most effective cardio experience ever. Delivering five benefits in four minutes, SPARC 1) burns calories, 2) strengthens and shapes the lower body, 3) increases stamina, 4) increases strength, and 5) enhances endurance – all while being biomechanically correct and gentle on the user’s joints. SPARC will be available in the summer of 2015.

Lastly, in the service category, Cybex introduces Cybex Care, a web-based asset management system designed to help gym owners save money, reduce equipment downtime and manage machine usage. This truly useful feature will be available on all Cybex 500, 600 and 700 Cardio Series. To complement Cybex Care, Cybex is also introducing Service Wheel, an easy to engage third wheel that allows gym staff to rotate, relocate, maintain, and clean Cybex treadmills – simply, safely, and quickly. Cybex Care and Service Wheel are available now.

Cybex is available in 90 countries globally and is represented by MoveToLive, it’s partner in Germany. For information about these new products, go to movetolive.de/brand-Cybex.

ABOUT CYBEX INTERNATIONAL

For over 45 years, Cybex International, Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of premium exercise equipment. The Cybex product line, which includes a full range of strength, cardio and service solutions is aesthetically striking, innovative in design, durable in structure, biomechanically correct – and most importantly – truly helpful to everyone from first-time gym members to professional athletes. Led by the Cybex Research Institute, Cybex is fiercely committed to real results and meaningful innovations delivered through a devotion to excellence and a dedication to science. Cybex designs and builds its products in the USA for a wide range of facilities, from commercial health clubs to home gyms, in more than 90 countries worldwide.

For more information on Cybex and its products, visit the company’s website at http://www.cybexintl.com or follow them on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.







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Christie Wins 2015 PIPA Award for Boxer 4K30


Cypress, California (PRWEB) May 27, 2015

The Christie® Boxer 4K30 captured the 2015 Prolight & Sound International Press Award (PIPA) in Frankfurt, Germany. Nominated in the “Video/Projection devices” category, Christie Boxer defeated two other competitors to earn the title with the winner selected by a panel of international specialist journalists from over 100 specialist magazines in the music and audiovisual industry. In 2014, the Christie D4K25 4K-DLP® projector captured the honor.

The Christie Boxer 4K30, the first of the new Boxer Series, delivers 30,000 lumens and native 4K resolution. Users can monitor the lamp hours and serial numbers through Near Field Communication (NFC) with each lamp – simplifying the effort required to track lamp-life and the ability to make fast changeovers so the show goes on. Boxer’s Christie TruLife™ electronics package is equally at home supporting the most demanding high bit depth, high frame rate, native 4K signals as well as seamlessly supporting HD signals, with on-board upscaling making it a simple task to fit it into existing HD workflows.

With built-in Christie Twist™, images can be blended and warped from multiple projectors onto curved or irregular surfaces without requiring an external solution. Housed in two 3-lamp cartridges, the six long-life mercury lamp modules are easy to maintain, change, and stock, which means a better return on investment and less consumables.

Klaus Hilles, Christie’s regional Sales Manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, accepted the award during a joint gala evening for the MIPA and PIPA Awards at Prolight & Sound in Frankfurt.

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan. Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit http://www.christieEMEA.com

“Christie” is a trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., registered in the United States of America and certain other countries.

DLP® is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments







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National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering President and CEO Irving Pressley McPhail to Address Class of 2015 and Receive Honorary Degree at NJIT Commencement


Newark, N.J. (PRWEB) April 22, 2015

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will confer honorary degrees upon two distinguished individuals at the 99th Commencement exercises Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 9 a.m. at the Prudential Center in Newark.

Irving Pressley McPhail, Ed.D., president and chief executive officer of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.

Charles Elachi, Ph.D, director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a vice president at California Institute of Technology, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science.

Dr. McPhail was named the sixth president and chief executive officer of NACME on September 1, 2009. He joined NACME in 2007 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining NACME, Dr. McPhail founded and served as principal of The McPhail Group LLC. He served 15 years as a college president or chancellor at The Community College of Baltimore County, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, and LeMoyne-Owen College. Dr. McPhail also served as Chief Operating Officer of the Baltimore City Public Schools. He is the co-editor of “Teaching African American Learners to Read: Perspectives and Practices,” published by the International Reading Association in 2005, and the author of more than 50 journal articles, chapters, monographs, and technical reports. He earned a bachelor’s degree in development sociology from Cornell University, a master’s degree in reading from the Harvard Graduate School of Education., and a doctorate in reading/language arts from the University of Pennsylvania as a National Fellowships Fund Fellow.

Dr. Elachi has been the director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) since May 2001. Prior to becoming director, he was JPL’s director for Space and Earth Science Programs beginning in 1982, where he was responsible for the development of numerous flight missions and instruments for Earth observation, planetary exploration and astrophysics. He has been a principal investigator on a number of NASA-sponsored studies and flight projects including the Shuttle Imaging Radar series, the Magellan Imaging Radar, and the Cassini Titan Radar. Dr. Elachi is the author of over 230 publications in the fields of active microwave remote sensing and electromagnetic theory, and he holds several patents in those fields. He received his B.Sc. (1968) in physics from University of Grenoble, France; the Dipl. Ing. (1968) in engineering from the Polytechnic Institute, Grenoble, and both a M.Sc. (1969) and Ph.D. (1971) degree in electrical sciences from the California Institute of Technology. He also has a M.Sc. (1983) degree in geology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MBA (1979) from the University of Southern California.

For more information on NJIT’s 99th Commencement, visit the Commencement website: commencement.njit.edu/

About NJIT

One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks fifth among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $ 110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to Payscale.com.







Airelle Skincare to kick off “Brave & Beauty” Event Series Spring 2015 in support of Breast Cancer Research at John Wayne Cancer Center

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2015

This invite only event series is designed to raise awareness about the ingredients people use on their skin and in their bodies. Each event will include the following informational topics, activities and more:


Eating and using fresh and organic ingredients
The power of cancer-fighting antioxidants.
The importance of quality skin care ingredients.
Free mini facials provided by expert celebrity aestheticians.
Product giveaways and discount package offers.

“It is an honor to support the world-renowned researchers at the John Wayne Cancer Institute Center. The Institute is truly a cutting edge facility research center. I hope that our collaboration with health, beauty, and wellness enthusiasts in support of the Institute encourages healthy living and helps people to make healthy lifestyle choices.” said Airelle Skin Co-Founder Kasey D’Amato.

The Brave & Beauty Event Series will start May 18th at Framed Salon in Santa Monica, CA from 7pm-9pm. The next event will be at Revolution Fitness in Santa Monica, CA May 28th and May 29th from 9am-11am! The Event Series will continue until the end of June.

Airelle™ Skincare, LLC is a company that produces high quality natural anti-aging skin care. The Airelle™ Skincare photoprotective philosophy of skin care is a result of innovative ideas from its two founders; a television first assistant director and his wife, an aesthetic dermatology physician assistant. The two collaborated with leading dermatologists from around the world to develop a modern product line that helps slow the aging process through unique photo protective science. Airelle™ Skincare is a living testament to the unique collaboration of Hollywood and science, as well as the founders’ passion for helping people protect and beautify their skin.







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Cubic to Exhibit Realistic Game-Based Virtual Aircraft Training Innovations at the World Aviation Training Conference and Trade Show 2015


SAN DIEGO, Calif. (PRWEB) April 16, 2015

Cubic Global Defense, a business of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) will show a range of technologies for increased aviation effectiveness and readiness at the World Aviation Training Conference and Trade Show (WATS) from April 21-23, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida.

The WATS 2015 conference is the world’s largest meeting of aviation training professionals. WATS offers an independent conference alongside the sector’s biggest trade show. Participants and attendees include helicopter and fixed wing training providers; equipment and simulator manufacturers; software and content providers; airline companies, as well as regulators.

“Cubic is known globally for its excellence in public transportation systems and advanced training programs. Cubic’s Aviation Training Solutions offer commercial and military customers the ability to deploy innovative virtual exercise systems that not only reduce costs and training time, but also cater to the learning styles of existing crew members and the next generation of pilots,” said Bill Toti, president of Cubic Global Defense.

Some of the innovative Cubic products and services to be exhibited include:

Cabin Crew Door Operations: A demonstration featuring a personalized training avatar that provides cabin crew orientation and operational assessments for the main door on a commercial aircraft. Training includes interactive mini-games to evaluate the trainee’s knowledge of key door components, and a four-phased approach to learn how to properly open the main door.

Ground Crew Tire Inspection: A virtual training environment demonstration where trainees learn from a personalized instructor avatar how to properly inspect tires for abnormal wear and tear on a commercial aircraft. The trainee is tasked to provide an emergency inspection on eight aircraft tires to evaluate proficiency in recognizing critical deficiencies and recommend next step remedial actions.
    
Operations Hazard Inspection: A demonstration that features an emergency inspection of a critical mechanical space. Trainees are tasked to identify potential safety hazards while appropriately categorizing risk level.

Attendees can experience the latest innovations at the Cubic booth #111, located directly across from the Cabin Crew conference room. For more information or to set-up a briefing, please contact Dan Ketchen at Dan(dot)Ketchen(at)cubic(dot)com. Follow Cubic at @CubicDefense #WhatsNext #wats2015 to join the conversation on social media.

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About Cubic Corporation

Cubic Corporation is the parent company of two major businesses, Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) and Cubic Global Defense (CGD). CTS is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions around the world. CGD is a trusted provider of realistic training systems, C4ISR solutions, and highly specialized support services for the U.S. and allied nations. For more information about Cubic, please visit the company’s web site at http://www.cubic.com.







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Brookhaven Retreat Celebrates National Walking Day on April 1, 2015


Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) April 01, 2015

Brookhaven Retreat will kick off National Stress Awareness month by hosting an in-house event on National Walking Day for clients and staff members. The event will include a mindful walk on the nature trails, a letting-go ceremony and a plant-based vegetarian luncheon. Clients will release balloons into the sky to symbolize their fears and obstacles that no longer serve them.

Throughout the month of April, staff members Charity Coyle, RD (Registered Dietician) and Stephanie Christian, LMBT (Licensed Bodywork Therapist) will facilitate activities, including therapeutic massage and stretching for fellow staff members.

Jacqueline Dawes, founder of Brookhaven Retreat, considers exercise an essential aspect of recovery and overall wellness. That explains why physical activity is an inherent part of The Lily Program® at Brookhaven Retreat.

An inactive lifestyle is both a symptom and a contributor of mental health issues. Depression and anxiety can keep women in bed for long periods of time, which means self-care and physical needs are neglected.

Thirty minutes of exercise, such as a brisk walk, five times per week, can significantly benefit one’s health. Walking lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and overall health of the muscles, bones and joints.

Daily classes incorporate walks on the facility’s lush and wooded nature trails. “Walking increases both activity and mindfulness,” Dawes says, “allowing women to be present and connected to their surroundings. All women need opportunities to let go and de-stress, including our staff of care-givers and clinicians. We all need to take time for self-care and to nurture ourselves.”

About Brookhaven Retreat

Brookhaven Retreat is a women’s treatment center nestled on a naturally beautiful 48-acre site secluded in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. It has helped hundreds of women across the United States overcome depression, trauma, anxiety, substance use and a range of other behavioral health challenges. Brookhaven’s Founder, Jacqueline Dawes, has predicated its gender-specific treatment on “healing emotional breakage” for women. In this way, she has established a sanctuary and a place where women can feel safe, secure and cared for by a staff of highly trained professionals.







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Scholarly Gateway of Asia: Japans Ritsumeikan University to open innovative Osaka-Ibaraki Campus in April 2015


Kyoto, Japan (PRWEB UK) 17 March 2015

Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, one of Japan’s top private academic and research institutes, announces the opening of its Osaka-Ibaraki Campus in April 2015. The RU Osaka-Ibaraki Campus will be a ‘Gateway of Asia’ for academic excellence and innovative research.

Ritsumeikan University (RU), Kyoto, announces the opening of its Osaka-Ibaraki Campus in April 2015. The Campus was designed to be a hub in Asia for education and research in a unique campus-environment specially designed to promote interaction between students, academic staff, entrepreneurs and industrialists, and residents of Ibaraki and surrounding areas.

The Campus is 99,000 square meters and in April 2015 will be home to approximately 6000 students. In 2015 undergraduates will be able to take courses at the College of Business Administration and College of Policy Science and in 2016 courses will be offered at the College of Psychology.

The graduate schools are Graduate School of Business Administration, Graduate School of Policy Science, Graduate School of Technology Management, and Graduate School of Management.

The Ritsumeikan University Osaka-Ibaraki Campus is located in close proximity to major railway stations in the Kansai region of Japan being about 20 minutes from Kyoto, 10 minutes from Osaka, and 60 minutes from Nara.

RU statistics for research funding

1. RU was ranked 3rd for the amount of research funding (1.1 billion Yen) from Grants in Aid for Scientific Research from MEXT in 2014 for private universities.

2. In the same year, RU was ranked 4th in the actual number of grants selected (490) for Grants in Aid for Scientific Research.

3. Over the past five years, RU was 1st in the number of grants selected in the disciplines of Human Geography, Business Management, and Sociology.

4. RU was number one amongst private universities for commissioned research (2.3 billion Yen and 235 commissions) from private industries in 2013.

5. In October 2013 RU was the only private university to be selected out of 190 applications for two trial research bases of the prestigious MEXT ‘Center for Innovation Program (COI STREAM). Although the funding of the trial research base, ‘Developing a Regional Model for “Slow and Local” Innovation in Food and Agricultural Industries” will come to an end at the end of March but an upgraded version of the trial base “Health Innovation to Promote Exercise in Life” (the new name of the project: “Bright Future for All Ages with Health Innovation by Daily Exercise”) will be an on-going project. The funding for the latter base is currently at 19,500,000 Yen.

Unique features of the Ritsumeikan University Osaka-Ibaraki Campus

1. The design of the campus and approaches to education and research are based on the three concepts of ‘Gateway to Asia’, ‘Urban Co-Creation’, and ‘Regional and Social Collaboration’. The Campus will act as a hub in Asia for international networking and collaborative research.

2. The Campus will house the ‘Ritsumeikan Global Asia Research Organization’ and ‘Ritsumeikan Asia Japan Research Institute’ as part of RU’s plans to establish the Osaka-Ibaraki Campus as a center for RU to conduct research in Asia.

3. Courses such as the “Asia China Business Program” offered by the College of Business Administration will focus on a deeper understanding of issues in management, commerce, and policy making in Asia.

4. For the first time in Japan, the ‘Ibaraki Chamber of Commerce and Industry’ is located inside the RU Osaka-Ibaraki Campus.

5. The whole of the Campus is one mammoth learning space with the ‘Commons’ providing not only private study rooms but also multi-functional open space along the 200m by 18 m concourse, accessible to students, staff, affiliated industrial partners, and members of the local community. .

6. A library with 800,000 books and seats for 1100 people, and a ‘garden library’ on the roof with a lawn and tables.

7. The lecture rooms have glass walls for ‘visible teaching’ and the chairs and tables can be re-arranged to suit the needs of teachers and students.

8. A 1000 seat concert hall for ceremonies and musical events that is open to the members of the local community.

9. The ‘Camping Kitchen’ restaurant with international food for lunch between studies and a special a la carte menu for dinner.

Further information

YouTube video of Ritsumeikan University Osaka-Ibaraki Campus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0F250KKTpk&feature=player_embedded

YouTube video of Tabata Protocol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c8alBX7Zro&list=PLjORaP_c5ZY2O_fLzhdsQHqHwxVMfsmWr

Enquires about enrollment on courses, research, industrial collaboration, and careers contact:

Kevin Hsien (Mr.)

Ritsumeikan University, Office of Public Relations

EMAIL: pr-web@st.ritsumei.ac.jp

Telephone: 075-813-8146

Postal Address: 1 Nishinokyo-Suzaku-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8520 JAPAN

About Ritsumeikan University

Ritsumeikan University is one of Japan’s foremost private academic institutes for education and research with roots going back to Prince Saionji’s private academy of the same name, established in 1869. It was officially founded in 1900 by his protege, Kojuro Nakagawa, as the Kyoto Hosei Gakko (Kyoto School of Law and Politics), later to take on the name “Ritsumeikan”. The name is derived from a passage in the Jinxin chapter of the Discourses of Mencius, and means “a place to establish one’s destiny through cultivating one’s mind.”

Ritsumeikan has become an integrated academy with a rich culture of individuality and international awareness accommodating a total of 49,000 students. The current Ritsumeikan Academy has campuses in Kyoto, Shiga, Hokkaido, and Oita and encompasses two universities, four high schools, four junior high schools, and one primary school. Ritsumeikan fosters the learning and development of individual talents in order to nurture just and ethical global citizens. Three out of the four Ritsumeikan high schools have been designated by MEXT as Super Science High Schools (SSH). Ritsumeikan High School and Ritsumeikan Uji High School have been selected by MEXT for the Super-Global School Program (SGH). Ritsumeikan Uji High School has been certified as an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) school. Ritsumeikan Moriyama High School and Junior High School has been selected by MEXT as the Super Shokuiku (dietary education) School (SSS).

In 2014, both Ritsumeikan University and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University were selected as the designated institutions for the Top Global University Project by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). This project is established to support Japanese universities aiming to elevate comprehensive internationalization, to collaborate with preeminent universities overseas and to reform the universities toward a globalized environment. Both Ritsumeikan University and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University were selected as Leading-Global type (Type B) where both universities look to focus on the promotion of internationalization.

For more information, please visit

http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/eng/

Osaka-Ibaraki Campus (Ibaraki, Osaka)

The Osaka-Ibaraki Campus is expected to facilitate collaboration with industry and government institutions, promote the Ritsumeikan Academy’s activities on the frontline of social collaboration and is fully equipped with facilities which can provide an exchange space for general use. The three main concepts are “Asia’s Gateway”, “Urban Co-Creation” and “Regional Cooperation”.







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