Isenberg in the News--November 13

November 13, 2013


Recent Isenberg News in the Print and Electronic Media 


Two Isenberg finance professors gained new insights at federal regulatory agencies in Washington, D.C.--Mila Getmansky Sherman at the Securities & Exchange Commission and Nikunj Kapadia at the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Financial Research. Both professors expanded their skill sets and gained new perspectives,including an appreciation of the overarching financial system. More (11/12/13)


A news story profiles the Northampton Exercise Club, an Isenberg Citizen First community service project created by McCormack Sport Management students to promote regular exercise and idea sharing between students and the homeless.  Daily Hampshire Gazette  (11/12/13)


Sporting News has named Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington '87 M.S. (McCormack Sport Management) Major League Baseball Executive of the Year. Thirty-one MLB executives participated in the vote. Sporting (11/11/13)


Michael and Cheryl Phillip Professor of Finance Thomas Schneeweis comments in a news story on how investors in managed futures offered by Morgan Stanley lost $8.3 million  over 10 years due to fees and expenses paid to fund managers.  People put money into managed futures because their brokers recommended them, he said. "These things are sold, not bought," he remarked. Washington Post (11/8/13)


In 2010, Dayna Morton '10 MBA, a Full-time MBA student nearing graduation urged her friend, Colleen Cauley '12, to join the Isenberg program. Both proved exceptional students at Isenberg, and the inspiration for a new arrangement that waives the Full-time MBA application fee for candidates recommended by Full-time MBA graduates. More  (11/7/13)


"A part of my life-long learning has been to be disruptive," confessed founder and serial entrepreneur Jeff Taylor '01 at a gathering of entrepreneurs at the UMass Club in Boston. The event was sponsored by Isenberg's Center for Entrepreneurship and its Mentors and Ventures Program. More (11/6/13)


On October 25, eight Isenberg Hospitality students received $10,500 in  scholarships at the New England Club Managers Association awards dinner at the Oakhill Country Club in Fitchburg. More (11/5/13)


Robert Nakosteen, a professor at Isenberg who focuses on the state economy and statistics, urges residents of Western Massachusetts to take an interest in Boston mayoral politics. Boston politics, he says, has a huge impact on Western Massachusetts and Boston's economy affects the entire state. WFCR (11/5/13)


In a lecture to the Isenberg and campus community, Mark H. McCormack Executive in Residence Bob Kain praised two personal Heroes, Mark H. McCormack and Billie Jean King. Kain also traced the evolution of his former firm IMG, and the sport management industry. More (11/4/13)


Isenberg student accounting teams excelled in the first round of PricewaterhouseCoopers' 2013 Accounting Case Competition. The first place Isenberg team, Challenge Inc., is eligible for potential consideration as a finalist in the competition. More (10/24/13)


A golf tournament in honor of  Jake Hoffman, an Isenberg Hospitality student who died in January, raised $15,000 toward a scholarship for future HTM student recipients. Isenberg HTM students were instrumental in organizing and coordinating the tournament at the Brookmeadow Country Club in Canton. More (10/23/13)


"Sexualizing female or male athletes can actually undercut their skill in the public mind," notes McCormack Sport Management professor Janet Fink in an article on WNBA player Brittany Griner and aspects of gender in sports. (11/4/13)