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Joy Frieman Honors Husband With $2.5M Donation to UC San Diego

Joy Frieman, the wife of late Scripps Institution of Oceanography director Edward A. Frieman, has given $2.5 million to the University of California, San Diego in memory of her husband, who died in 2013.

Aya Healthcare Acquires Orange County Firm

Aya Healthcare, a San Diego-based provider of travel nursing and hospital workforce solutions, announced Nov. 1 it has acquired HealthCare Select, a vendor-neutral software company headquartered in Dana Point. Terms were not disclosed.

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PR Veterans Form New Firm

Three San Diego communications professionals have joined together to launch a new advertising and public relations firm.

San Diego Hotels Posting 2016 Gains in Revenue, Other Key Metrics

San Diego County hotels saw total revenue rise 4.6 percent from a year ago in 2016’s January-to-September period, topping $2.08 billion, according to the latest monthly data from industry research firm STR.

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Visceral Aims to Shape Brands While Shaping a Better World

TECH: B2B Design and Development Services Target Cause-Based Groups

Ten years ago, programmer Jay Buys was spending his professional hours building Facebook apps that could sell ringtones for a big public relations firm.

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Principle Players

ECONOMY: Rankings Aim to Take the Measure Of For-Benefit Companies

A walk through the shared offices of local startups should be sufficient proof that “for-benefit” companies are a particular favorite of millennial entrepreneurs.

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Fowlers’ Name to Adorn SDSU Business School After $25M Gift

Local philanthropist and San Diego Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler, with his wife Alexis, have pledged a $25 million endowment gift to San Diego State University’s College of Business Administration. University officials said the gift is the largest in SDSU’s 119-year history.

UC San Diego Receives $1.4 Million, Cyber-Focused Federal Grant

The local University of California campus received a $1.4 million award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to explore the global internet and push the frontiers of cybersecurity research.

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John David Wicker Named Athletic Director at SDSU

San Diego State University has named John David Wicker as athletic director. Wicker was previously deputy athletic director at SDSU from 2011 to 2015, when he took a job in the athletic department at Georgia Tech.

S.D. Law Firms' Real Estate Footprint Relatively Unchanged; Rents Remain High

A study released Monday by Chicago-based real estate investment and advisory firm JLL on the real estate outlook for law firms in San Diego said local firms have not decreased their footprints as much as firms have in some other primary U.S. markets.

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UC San Diego, Tata Trusts Establish Research Organization

The University of California, San Diego is collaborating with Indian philanthropic organization Tata Trusts to establish a research organization in India called Tata Institute for Active Genetics and Society.

Awards Raise Support for Victims of Human Rights Violations

More than 375 legal professionals and guests helped honor some terrific individuals last week at Casa Cornelia Law Center’s Ninth Annual La Mancha Awards.

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Hungry Startup Is Targeting the Restaurant and Hospitality Business

WORKFORCE: Hiring Site Serves Eateries and Employees

Cody Barbo looks uncharacteristically tired as we walk through the coworking space he calls home, settling at a table drenched in afternoon sun. The light casts shadows under his eyes and his hair — normally perfectly coiffed — is ever so slightly mussed.

East Village Project With Ritz-Carlton Hotel Gets City Approval

The San Diego City Council has approved the city’s first Ritz-Carlton Hotel, along with a Whole Foods grocery store and housing, in a $400 million mixed-use development project in East Village.