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Daily Business Report-Nov. 22, 2017

Daily Business Report-Nov. 22, 2017

‘Corals’ by Arline Fisch (Photo: Will Gullette, courtesy of Arline Fisch)

Colorful Work by Arline Fisch

on Exhibit at the Mingei Museum

By Coleen L. Geraghty | SDSU NewsCenter

The imaginative artistry of San Diego State University professor emeritus Arline Fisch is on display through Jan. 7, 2018 in the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park.
“One of a Kind” is the second major exhibition of Fisch’s work mounted by the Mingei. The display includes necklaces, brooches, bracelets and pendants, as well as body ornaments such as a pectoral, headpiece, belt buckle, and pomanders—many on loan from the artist.
Also on view is the Mingei’s collection of knitted and crocheted color-coated copper wire hanging flowers and sea creatures, which were first shown at the museum in the 2009 exhibit, “Fisch out of Water.”

“Arline is a complete artist craftsman,” said Rob Sidner, executive director and CEO of the Mingei International Museum. “She is a marvelous designer with great imagination and superb technical skill. Some of her work is wonderfully out there and yet, it’s accessible.”
Sidner added that the first show he curated for the Mingei in 1993, “Heirlooms for the Future,” included pieces by Fisch.

Fisch retired from SDSU in 2000 after nearly 40 years of teaching and mentoring students. She established the university’s jewelry and metalsmithing program in 1961 and later created a master of fine arts program in the discipline.
Internationally, she is known as the first artist to combine jewelry-making and weaving into a unique art form. The idea of marrying these very different crafts first occurred to her during a visit to Central and South America, where she saw pre-Columbian textiles embellished with gold and metallic pieces. Fisch’s first collection of woven gold items was shown in London, Vienna and California.
Throughout her teaching career, Fisch continued to develop the textile techniques that brought her fame. She has received the American Craft Council Gold Medal and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her “Textile Techniques in Metal,” published in 1975, is considered the seminal book on textiles and metal construction.


The HeartFlow FFR Analysis is a non-invasive tool that helps Scripps cardiologists identify possible areas of coronary artery blockage. (Courtesy of Scripps Health)

The HeartFlow FFR Analysis is a non-invasive tool that helps Scripps cardiologists identify possible areas of coronary artery blockage. (Courtesy of Scripps Health)

Scripps La Jolla Adopts Novel Tool

for Diagnosing Coronary Artery Blockage

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla has launched the HeartFlow FFR Analysis for patients with coronary artery blockage, becoming the first hospital in San Diego County to offer this innovative, cost-saving technology.

The system, which has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, uses conventional CT scan images to generate a personalized, digital 3-D model of each patient’s coronary arteries. Powerful computer algorithms then solve millions of complex equations to assess the impact of blockages on blood flow. Using this information, physicians can determine the appropriate course of action – lifestyle, medical, stent or surgical — for each patient.

With more conventional care, doctors determine whether the blockage requires clearing while performing a coronary angiogram, an invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia in a catheterization laboratory. However, research has found that more than half of the 385,000 patients who undergo a diagnostic cath lab coronary angiogram each year in the United States actually have no need for that procedure because no blood flow-limiting blockage is found.

“The new system provides additional information that might help us better determine the right approach for a patient,” said Jorge Gonzalez, M.D., a Scripps Clinic cardiologist who specializes in cardiac CT and MRI.

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Illumina Wins Infringement Suit

Illumina Inc. announced Tuesday that the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Patents Court in the United Kingdom issued a judgment in its favor in the patent infringement suit filed against Premaitha Health plc, et al. and the patent infringement suit filed against Ariosa Diagnostics Inc., et al.

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Cal State San Marcos Ranked 24th in Nation

in ‘Military Times Best College Rankings’

Cal State San Marcos is ranked 24th in the nation among four-year schools in the “Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings.” The “Military Times Best” distinction, formerly known as “Best for Vets,” recognizes colleges and universities for their commitment to providing quality educational opportunities to America’s veterans and military-connected students.

The university has the highest percentage of student-veterans per capita in the 23-campus California State University system. About 11 percent of CSUSM’s student body is composed of military-connected students.

The rankings, in their eighth year, factor in the results of Military Times’ annual survey, the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement.

The university’s Veterans Center is a one-stop shop for CSUSM’s military-connected students. Services include VA education benefit information and certification; Cal Vet application assistance; a computer lab; indoor and outdoor lounge areas; and monthly access to VA Compensation and Vocational Rehabilitation representatives and other community resources.


Cannabis Industry Dives into County Supervisor Races

The cannabis industry is jumping into the county supervisor races in a bigger way than ever before. “I see fundraising, I see canvassing, I see mailers,” said Lincoln Fish, CEO of farm and dispensary OutCo. Read more…


UC San Diego Named Nation’s 10th

Best Public College for LGBTQ Students

The University of California San Diego has been named the nation’s 10th best public university for LGBTQ students, according to  The new rankings measure academic institutions that create environments and policies which meet the needs of students with a wide range of gender and sexual identities, along with additional academic and affordability metrics.


Cubic to Demo Training

Systems at Florida Conference


Cubic will showcase its portfolio of training systems at the five-day Interservice/Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference in Orlando, Fla. that is scheduled to kick off Nov. 27. I/ITSEC is an annual modeling, simulation and training conference organized by the National Training and Simulation Association, Cubic said.

The 2017 event will carry the theme “Harnessing New Technologies to Win in a Complex World” and will be led by the U.S. Army.

“Military readiness is becoming increasingly more important as the U.S. and our partner nations’ armed forces move toward a more integrated, multi-domain environment,” said Dave Buss, president of Cubic’s global defense business. Buss said the company will demonstrate its NextTraining line of performance-based training platforms equipped with predictive analytics tools.

Cubic will exhibit products such as augmented reality training; ground live combat training; cross-domain live, virtual and constructive training; combined arms training and cyberspace training systems.


South County EDC Rolls Out

Business Incentive Matrix for San Diego

South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC) is launching a Business Incentive Matrix  to help defense companies grow.

“We’re excited to provide these resources to defense-related businesses throughout South County and San Diego in general,” said Sally Preston, SCEDC chair. “The defense industry is a vital component of San Diego’s economy. We’re happy to work with these companies to make sure they have a home in the region as they grow and continue to develop advanced military technologies.”

The matrix outlines the major incentives SCEDC compiled while surveying cities, utilities and government entities throughout San Diego County, and is intended to assist companies with expanding and hiring in the San Diego region. It includes fee reductions, rebates, financing opportunities, expedited processing, employer training reimbursements and assistance.  The incentives are offered by various jurisdictions and requirements to obtain incentives vary with each incentive.

Click here to view the complete Business Incentive Matrix.

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