Isenberg Citizens First, Dean Fuller, and Dean Shea, along with other Isenberg faculty and staff members, raised almost $4000 to support Safe Passage, who provide services for victims of domestic abuse.
On November 14th, 115 alumni, faculty, students, and industry leaders, gathered in the elegant Sofitel Hotel in Manhattan for the Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM)’s annual New York City Reception.
Risk management and other analytical strategies in the finance profession’s tool kit can make a positive difference in the battle against climate change. That was one of many insights at the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets’ (CISDM) Annual Research Conference on October 28. During the daylong event, four featured speakers explored the event’s signature theme, “Investment Strategies, Market Liquidity, and Climate Change”, featuring keynote speaker Robert Litterman.
The annual Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management Career Fair, created and managed by The Association of Diversity in Sport (ADS) student club, drew a record number of attendees to the Campus Center Auditorium on Wednesday Nov 9. The event, presented by Comcast Spectacor, drew over 35 sport organizations, provided a platform for students and recruiters alike to connect and build professional relationships for future employment. The event also included a very successful case study competition.
On a sun-drenched fall semester afternoon on September 16, Isenberg alumni, students, faculty, and staff celebrated ground breaking for the school’s $62 million Business Innovation Hub. Beneath a tent on Isenberg’s northwest lawn and with construction equipment in the background, the audience heard enthusiastic remarks from Dean Fuller and three Isenberg alumni—Ed Shirley ’78, Stephanie Berenson ’16, and Martin Boyle ’15. Emceed by Associate Dean Lisa Pike Masteralexis, the ceremony also offered messages from Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg ’77, Chancellor Subbaswamy, and several UMass officials.
Hundreds of Isenberg students came out to celebrate the ground breaking of the Isenberg Business Innovation Hub. Students enjoyed local ice cream, tee shirts, music and participated in a group photo with Dean Fuller and Chancellor Subbaswamy in front of the construction site. This year's freshman and sophomores will be the first classes in the Hub, set to open in Spring 2019.
Building renderings courtesy of BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). The first major construction project for the School of Management since the Alfond addition in 2002 is well underway. We've paired two outstanding architects-Boston-based Goody Clancy and Bjarke Ingels Group (Big) of New York and Denmark-to complete a renovation and addition to the Isenberg building. The design team is working within the UMass Amherst master plan to create an exciting new visual identity and complement the Fine Arts Center and Haigis Mall.
The 4th annual Isenberg Business Leadership Awards (IBLA) was held at The Colonnade Hotel in Boston, MA. This years principal awardees were Chuck and Karen Peters, owners of New England Wire Products and Isenberg supporters, and the Recent Alum Awardee went to Brian Tino '11, Enterprise Account Executive at InVision.
Dean Fuller challenged the 2016 senior class to a 30% participation rate in the Senior Class Gift Challenge, vowing to shave an "I" in the back of his head if they met the challenge. The seniors rallied around the goal, and Dean Fuller attended graduation with a new haircut.
The first-ever Isenberg Pitch Conference was held at the UMass Club in Boston on April 21st, 2016. Six schools, including UMass Amherst, Amherst College, UConn, Brandeis, Harvard, and Yale, pitched stocks investment plans to a panel of three experienced veterans in the finance industry. The day also included an Investment Professional Discussion Panel and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the pitch contest received monetary prizes.
Over 100 Isenberg alumni and faculty gathered at the Top of the Hub in Boston on April 28th to connect and hear Dean Fuller’s remarks on Isenberg’s recent news and exciting new campaign, how Isenberg Drives the Driven