A new book by Isenberg professor Anna Nagurney and members of her research team examines supply chain models and analytics for perishable, time sensitive products, including food, blood supplies, fashion apparel, and nuclear materials in health diagnostics. Coursework and research focusing on supply chain management offered by Nagurney and other professors in Isenberg's Department of Operations & Information Management is is a growing core competency for Isenberg students.
Isenberg Awards Dinner to Honor Leading Alumni
May 22, 2013
The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will honor two of its notable alumni-Ben Cherington '97 M.S. and Alex Ambroz '05-at the inaugural Business Leadership Awards Dinner, on June 17 at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston.
"Our aim at Isenberg is to offer our students the best possible tool kit of job search resources and preparation," emphasizes Melissa Salva, Director of Recruiting Operations at the School's Chase Career Center. Taking that advice to heart, Melissa Smith '13 recently deployed LinkedIn and other job-search resources to land her first job after graduation--as an Ecommerce Marketing Assistant with MedPort LLC in Providence.
Isenberg graduates made their mark in ceremonies and celebrations on Commencement weekend, May 9-10. Isenberg graduates included 1,014 seniors, 370 MBA students, and 12 Ph.D. candidates.
Isenberg's annual Awards Banquet on April 29 at the Log Cabin Meeting House in Holyoke was a celebration of stellar students and the generous alumni and friends who helped create scholarships for 190 of them. If you include scholarships awarded at Isenberg's accounting banquet on April 18 and its Mark H. McCormack Sport Management banquet on May 1, Isenberg alumni and friends funded $305,000 in scholarships this year.
Held on April 27 on fields adjoining McGuirk Football Stadium and coordinated by a 24-person student management team, mostly from the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management, Supercuts SoccerFest reigns as the largest grassroots soccer tournament in Western Massachusetts. This year, with ideal weather, the day-long event attracted 81 teams and nearly 3,000 attendees, including local residents, students, and their families. For the Isenberg student team, the event was a true test of planning, execution, and resilience.
The Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management's annual Stephen Elmont Award Dinner on April 23 at the Boston Harbor Hotel recognized leaders in the hospitality industry and raised more than $100,000 toward student scholarships. This year's winner of the prestigious Elmont Award was Paul Carbone '88, Chief Financial Officer of Dunkin' Brands.
Isenberg has moved decisively with tuition assistance scholarships for students in the U.S. Coast Guard (USGS) who have lost their assistance from that service branch due to the federal sequester. Initially, Isenberg coverage will apply to USCG participants in the MBA Program for the coming academic year beginning Summer 2013.
"We're a company of teams; a company that models teamwork," observed Susan M. Schor, a 1989 Isenberg Ph.D. graduate who is Facilitating Leader and Chief Culture Officer with EILEEN FISHER Inc., the high-profile, perennially profitable designer and retailer of women's clothing. In her visit to Isenberg as Executive in Residence from April1-4, Schor gave an open lecture/presentation to the Isenberg community and shared insights in undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. classes.
Anna Nagurney, Isenberg's John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management, will be a panelist at the New York Times Energy for Tomorrow Conference on April 25 in New York City. Professor Nagurney's panel, moderated by Times Op-Ed columnist Joe Nocera, will explore the future of transport and traffic.
Isenberg Freshmen Spearhead Fundraiser for Marathon Victims
April 19, 2013
Chris Weyant, a freshman in Isenberg's Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management was the lead organizer of a 2.62 mile run on campus that raised $3,000 for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Nearly 1,000 members of the UMass Amherst community participated in the run on April 18.
Isenberg student entrepreneurs were among the top winners in the final round of the 2013 Innovation Challenge, the UMass Amherst campus-wide business plan competition that encourages interdisciplinary student teams to transform innovations-many of them generated on campus-into viable businesses.
Isenberg and UMass Amherst Campus Energized by TEDx Talks
April 17, 2013
Isenberg and its students played a major role in UMass Amherst's first-ever TEDx (Technology, Entertainment, Design) UMass Amherst Talks, held at Mahar Auditorium and Isenberg on April 13. Inspired by the well-established national and regional TED Talks, the 8-hour event attracted over 400 students and many members of the region's business and idea communities (including faculty members and entrepreneurs).
Three Isenberg alumni from Bose Corporation's Business Intelligence Group shared business and career insights with Isenberg students in Business Intelligence & Analytics, an undergraduate course taught by Traci Hess, an associate professor in Isenberg's Department of Operations & Information Management.
"The business model [for professional sports] has changed 100% since I got in," emphasized hockey uber-executive Brian Burke in a lecture to the UMass Amherst community on April 16. Burke's lecture was a highlight of his week-long visit to Isenberg as this spring's Executive in Residence with the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management.
A gift of twelve Bloomberg terminals to Isenberg from the investment management firm, Babson Capital Management, is giving Isenberg students a competitive edge and convenient, hands-on access to the investment industry standard in navigating financial and news data bases. Isenberg's finance department and the School's Technology Support Services are offering training sessions on the machines to all Isenberg students and faculty.
Stephanie Menezes, an Isenberg sophomore majoring in management, is one of five 2013 national recipients of a $10,000 scholarship from the Liberty Mutual Responsible Scholars program. The scholarships recognize students who "initiate a service or volunteer program that directly impacts or actively engages their campus community." Menezes created Run4Fun, a program that promotes running among children, ages 8-13.
Dennis Hanno is Isenberg Accounting Alumnus of the Year
April 4, 2013
Dennis Hanno'90 Ph.D. CPA, Graduate Dean and Vice Provost at Babson College and former Associate Dean for Undergraduate Matters at Isenberg, will be honored on April 18th by Isenberg's Department of Accounting as its Alumnus of the Year. Since leaving the School, Hanno has remained true to his accounting and Isenberg roots.
Isenberg Welcomes Susan M. Schor as Executive in Residence
March 29, 2013
Susan M. Schor '89 Ph.D., Facilitating Leader & Chief Culture Officer with Eileen Fisher, Inc., a high-profile designer and retailer of women's clothing, will visit Isenberg as Department of Management Executive in Residence, April 1st-4th. During her residency, Schor will share management insights in Isenberg classes and give a lecture to the Isenberg community on April 1 at 4 p.m. in Isenberg room 210.
Two graduates of Isenberg's Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management--Amy Gleeson '98 M.S. and Woodie Dixon '04 M.S.--have been named to Sports Business Journal's 2013 Forty under 40 roster.