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Personal Rant - Why People Do Not Live in Northeast Ohio

By Dennis Published: October 24, 2009

On Friday, I gave a talk at Bowling Green. My drive on the turnpike cost me $7.25 each way, for a total of $14.50. That is $7.25 to drive 2 hours on the turnpike. 

Now for $7.25 I did not get to a free beer, a free coke, or a free movie. I did get to buy overpriced gas and buy an overpriced coke at an oasis.

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Local HR Meeting and Talk on the Flu

By Dennis Published: October 15, 2009

The local IPMA-HR Chapter meeting has been set for Thursday, October 22nd at 8:30am at the Brecksville Community Center. Karen Seidman, R.N., M.P.H., consultant to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, will review the basics of seasonal flu and pandemic flu and share current information about vaccine and antiviral medicine. Cost will be $10 for members and $15 for non-members which will include breakfast. If you are interested in going, you should contact by this Friday, October 16, 2009.

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Age Bias Response to Mark and Tim

By Dennis Published: October 14, 2009

For some reason my reply button for responding to comments does not work. So I am replying here to comments received from Mark and Tim to a previous blog.

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Democratic Legislation on Age Bias

By Dennis Published: October 13, 2009

Although I just wrote yesterday about the dangers of predicting the future, this was an easy one for me to predict. The New York Times reports that Democrats are working to overturn the latest Supreme Court case dealing with age discrimination. The case and ruling makes it harder for older workers to prove age discrimination. My guess is that the Supreme Court ruling was a practical one, wanting to avoid having the courts overwhelmed with layoff cases alleging age. It would also seem easy to predict that the Democrats will pass legislation overturning the decision in the case of Gross v FBL Financial.

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Job Loss in Government

By Dennis Published: October 12, 2009

I find it extremely difficult to predict the future. Everytime I try to I am wrong.

So I provide this report from IPMA-HR on job losses in the government. There are of course two issues. One how many losses will there be over the next two years. Two, how will this impact the relative ratio of government to private sector to NGO.

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Update on Jack Welch and Chancellor University

By Dennis Published: October 7, 2009

I have provided a number of previous posts on the Jack Welch Management Institute. 

According to Crain's Cleveland Business "In an interview with Fortune, former General Electric CEO Jack Welch, just out of the hospital, says his Jack Welch Management Institute should be moving ahead soon. The institute is an online MBA program that will offer classes at Cleveland's Chancellor University."

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Colloquia at The University of Akron

By Dennis Published: October 6, 2009

The Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) will host Dr. Don Routh, Wednesday, Oct. 14, from noon to 2 p.m. in Student Union Ballroom E, on the University of Akron's Main Campus. Routh's presentation, titled 'Psychology and the American Indian,' begins the AHAP's fall colloquium series.

Routh has written numerous journal articles and edited books, and is the author of 'Clinical Psychology Since 1917: Science, Practice, and Organization' (New York: Plenum Press, 1994). He received an M.S. in psychology in 1965 and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1967, both at the University of Pittsburgh. Most recently, Routh attended Florida Gulf Coast University and obtained a second B.A. in history in 2006, and is currently working on completing an M.A. in history. His current research project focuses on the dialogue between professional psychology and the American Indian. He has served as professor at various institutions since 1967, but spent most of his career at the University of Miami, where he has been professor emeritus since 2002.

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