Isenberg’s Anna Nagurney has been getting calls from media outlets since it became clear that the coronavirus pandemic was leading to unusual supply chain shortages. Now that vaccines are being distributed, her knowledge of transportation logistics is making her a sought-after expert for national media outlets from NPR to the Wall Street Journal.
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Priyank Arora, assistant professor in Isenberg’s Operations & Information Management Department, says the Covid-19 pandemic has underscored the ways that nonprofit organizations must use their scarce resources in an efficient and effective manner, so as to create the best possible social impact.
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On top of receiving the Outstanding Recreation Student Org Award for the second year in a row, the Entrepreneurship Club also took home the Campus Impact Award, which recognizes an innovative initiative that has had a positive effect on the university.
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When Rasmus Dahlberg, an assistant professor at the Royal Danish Defence College, spoke at Isenberg last week, he described his collaboration with the Danish Emergency Management Agency to imagine what would happen if a Russian nuclear-powered ice-breaking ship collided with another ship and ran aground, creating a nuclear emergency.
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This year’s UMass Amherst round of the Hult Prize, hosted by the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, was won by an Isenberg-led venture called Qualtags, which aims to develop stickers that will more effectively show when food has spoiled.
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During the fall semester, a course in project management taught by Radu Vlas, an operations and information management lecturer, married student teams with local venture founders vetted through Isenberg’s Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship.
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During the fall 2019 semester, six faculty members presented “30,000-foot overviews” of their research projects to their Isenberg colleagues in the spirit of promoting collegiality and cross-departmental collaboration.