Isenberg Ph.D. Candidate Earns Prestigious FAA Grant
August 22, 2014
Heng Chen, a fourth-year doctoral candidate at Isenberg, has received a prestigious $10,000 Federal Aviation Administration Graduate Research Award. The national honor is awarded to ten recipients only, and fosters applied research that addresses airport and related aviation system issues.
Isenberg in the News--August 18, 2014
August 18, 2014
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"Process-flow initiatives to improve productivity and reduce waste play a growing role in hospitals and other healthcare organizations," observes recent Isenberg MBA graduate Brady Fish '14. The former Isenberg student speaks from first-hand experience. During his MBA practicum last spring at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, Fish deployed a variety of operations management tools to improve the flow of surgical instruments and the productivity among staff throughout MGH's 58 operating rooms.
Isenberg in the News--July 11, 2014
July 11, 2014
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In a post-trip survey of their class visit in May to South Africa, 18 Isenberg students rated a service project as their top experience. When asked how to improve future overseas class trips, the students were decisive: "We want to do more service."
The Mark. H. McCormack Department of Sport Management's master's degree program has achieved elite status in Sport Business International magazine's 2014 Postgraduate Course Rankings. In the survey, released in the magazine's June edition, the Isenberg program ranked 2nd among all postgraduate programs in the United States for the third year in a row. It ranked 4th among all postgraduate programs worldwide.
Isenberg's second annual Business Leadership Awards gathering, on June 18 at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston, was a high-energy milestone in the school's rising reputation and expanding national footprint. Three hundred alumni joined Isenberg faculty and students in a premier networking opportunity and celebration of Isenberg's unique culture. They also honored two alumni, David Fubini '76 and Christina Calvaneso '03.
Profiles in Leadership: Kyle Lawless '12
June 20, 2014
Kyle Lawless '12 has remained a champion of Isenberg after he earned his BBA in accounting and moved to Boston. Lawless is now a member of the planning committee for the second annual Isenberg Business Leadership Awards (IBLA).
Three Isenberg marketing professors-Easwar Iyer, George Milne, and Elizabeth Miller-excelled as co-chairs of the American Marketing Association's annual Marketing and Public Policy Conference in Boston on June 5-7. The Conference, at the Omni Parker House, attracted over 200 participants, including attendees from academe, industry, and the policy world. An associated doctoral seminar on June 2-5 at Isenberg drew 43 participants, including eight nationally prominent faculty members and 35 doctoral candidates.
In April, the department honored Laurie Stroll '83 with its highest alumni accolade, The Stephen E. Elmont Award, at a banquet in Boston befitting Stroll's own high professional standards.
Isenberg Celebrates Alumni and Students
June 16, 2014
In April, Isenberg honored students and alumni in four separate events, including an all-school celebration and gatherings for its departments of accounting, sport management, and hospitality & tourism management.
Graduate students in the sciences and engineering at UMass Amherst are gaining state-of-the-art business skills through a new program offered by the Isenberg School of Management and the Graduate School. The The Business Foundations Series for Scientists and Engineers, offered free-of-charge to master's and Ph.D. students from June 4th to July 30th, comprises eight weekly one-day workshops, each devoted to a different applied subject area. Each workshop is taught by a different Isenberg faculty member, most of them senior professors.
Profiles in Leadership: Robert Epstein '67
June 11, 2014
"It's important to celebrate Isenberg's success right where most of our graduates live and work," notes Isenberg alumnus Robert "Bob" Epstein '67. The school's second annual Business Leadership Awards Dinner on June 18th at the Colonnade in Boston is sure to energize Isenberg grads by reminding them of their collective accomplishments and influence, he promises.
Isenberg in the News-June 10, 2014
June 10, 2014
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On a raw, rainy day in late April, twenty-five Isenberg student organizers of Supercuts SoccerFest exhibited uncommon leadership and resilience when weather-related challenges threatened their painstakingly planned tournament and festival.
Five 2014 honors graduates who completed the Isenberg Finance capstone course "International Macro-Finance and Financial Crises" have returned from Greece, where they met with the country's prime minister, Antonis Samaras, and other senior-level officials. The students traveled as a group with the course's professor, Nikolaos Artavanis, and a second Isenberg finance professor, Ben Branch.
Isenberg in the News--May 15, 2014
May 15, 2014
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Two days of festive graduation ceremonies celebrated 1,100 Isenberg seniors and 400 master's and Ph.D. students.
We can accelerate the development of cancer-curing drugs through the deployment of portfolio theory, securitization, and other financial engineering tools, emphasized MIT finance professor Andrew Lo during his visit to Isenberg. Lo was keynote speaker at CISDM Research Day, a day-long research colloquium sponsored by Moody's and coordinated by Isenberg's Center for International Securities and Derivative Markets.
Isenberg's annual Scholarship Celebration on April 24 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke awarded more than $460,000 in privately funded scholarships and honors to 120 deserving students. The gathering of 300 students, parents, alumni, and faculty heard rousing remarks from Dean Fuller, Associate Undergraduate Dean Linda Shea, and Isenberg's Director of Development, Andrew Clendinneng.