Elkins Boardroom Will Expand Isenberg's External Reach
March 12, 2014
Isenberg's dedication ceremony for the Arthur '57 and Barbara R. Elkins Business Intelligence Boardroom on March 10 attracted an enthusiastic gathering, including Chancellor Subbaswamy, Dean Fuller, former Dean O'Brien, and a number of Arthur Elkins' beloved former colleagues on the Isenberg faculty. Just off the Isenberg atrium, the new facility offers an ideal setting and technologies for small group discussions, problem solving, and external communications.
On March 5th, several hundred students met with recruiters from 68 companies in the 40th annual Isenberg Hospitality & Tourism Management Career Day. Run like clockwork by Isenberg HTM students, the stylish event featured a central career fair in the Campus Center Auditorium, individual information sessions hosted by recruiting firms, and, at the end of the day, a lavish reception and networking event for recruiters and students in HTM's Marriott Center for Hospitality Management.
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.
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
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.