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MBA Student Team Explores Local Meat Industry
March 4, 2014

What could possibly motivate three Isenberg MBA students-all vegetarians-to devote their second-year MBA practicum to a business vivisection of the local meat industry in Western Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley? Last May, Ellen Dickenson '13 MBA, Spirit Joseph '13 MBA, and Jonathan Ward '14 MBA/MPP presented their findings and recommendations to the MBA community and the team's client, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA). CISA strengthens local agriculture through community programs that foster education, research, and sustainability.

Sport Management Speakers Tackle NFL Head Injuries
February 28, 2014

On February 20, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and author Steve Fainaru and his journalist coauthor and brother, Mark Fainaru-Wada, spoke to the UMass Amherst community on the implications of head injuries in the National Football League. Sponsored by Isenberg's Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management and UMass Amherst's Journalism department, the presentation explored issues raised in their best-selling book, League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth and its companion documentary, which aired last October on PBS Frontline.

Three Isenberg Ph.D. Students Honored with Eugene M. Isenberg Awards
February 27, 2014

Three Ph.D. candidates at Isenberg are among ten recently named UMass Amherst recipients of the 2014 Eugene M. Isenberg Awards. Established in 1995 by Eugene '50 and Ronnie Isenberg, the annual scholarships of up to $10,000 per awardee recognize outstanding graduate students who are committed to the integration of science, engineering, and management. The three Isenberg Ph.D. students are Sara Saberi (Operations & Information Management), Ryan Guggenmos (Accounting), and Xiaohui Yang (Finance).

Dennis Hanno '90 Ph.D. Named President of Wheaton College
February 27, 2014

Former Isenberg Associate Dean for Undergraduate Matters Dennis Hanno '90 Ph.D. (Accounting) has been named president of Wheaton College in Norton. The Isenberg alumnus will remain in his current position of provost and senior vice president of Babson College until he takes office as Wheaton's eighth president on July 15.

Isenberg Researcher's Study Points to Negative Outcomes for NHL Teams with Olympic Participants
February 25, 2014

With the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in the rearview mirror, a 2012 statistical study by Professor Neil Longley of Isenberg's Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management is prompting observers to ask whether the teams of NHL players who participated in the Games will suffer a letdown during the rest of the NHL season.

Isenberg in the News-February 24, 2014
February 24, 2014

Recent news about Isenberg in the print and electronic media

Inaugural Women of Isenberg Conference Highlights Alumni Panelists and Networking Opportunities
February 21, 2014

Isenberg's inaugural Women of Isenberg Conference on February 8th attracted over 150 alumni, students, faculty, and staff members to a full day of panels, networking, and relationship building. Organized by the student group, Isenberg Women in Business, and generously sponsored by Target, the event featured seven breakout panels with 24 alumnae panelists spanning the Isenberg classes of 1978 through 2012.

Visiting Speaker Advocates "Financial Regulation 2.0"
February 18, 2014

In his February 7th lecture at Isenberg, MIT Sloan professor Andrei Kirilenko noted that are still employing regulatory principles rooted in the 1980s view of the trading environment based on humans wearing multi-colored jackets, while, in fact, what we have is a complex adaptive system of computer algorithms. Kirilenko described the so-called Flash Crash of May, 6, 2010 - an event that's become a wake-up call for market regulators around the world.

Isenberg Alumnus Dissects Firm's Strategic Playbook
February 17, 2014

In a November visit to Isenberg, Marc Schneider '81, Group President of PVH Corp's (Phillips-Van Heusen) Heritage Brands division, described his firm's complex strategic discipline. Following a seven-step formal process to arrive at the division's strategies, Heritage Brands embraces horizontal execution that entails agile teamwork and cross-functional prowess.

Student-Entrepreneur Thrives in Isenberg Full-Time MBA Program
February 13, 2014

David Waymouth, a dedicated entrepreneur and first-year student in Isenberg's Full-time MBA program, joined Isenberg to improve his risk management skills and to unlock new entrepreneurial opportunities. In December, his proposed start-up, Rescue Collar, was one of four $1,500 first-place winners in UMass Amherst's annual campus-wide Innovation Challenge elevator pitch competition.

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