Making the most of solar power in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, solving sewage and water issues in Pittsburgh, maximizing traffic flow in Istanbul—these case studies illustrate how dynamic models and hands-on insights can come together in smart and wannabe smart cities, observed IBM’s Jurij Paraszczak in a lecture on March 8 at Isenberg.
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Interim Dean Tom Moliterno recently announced the first two recipients of the new Isenberg Dean’s Faculty Fellowships for 2019: Senior Lecturer Michele Burch, OIM, and Professor of Organization Studies Linda Smircich, Management.
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Dennis Hanno ‘90PhD, who has been president of Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., since 2014, learned about more than accounting during his time at Isenberg, where he later served as a faculty member and undergraduate dean: “Isenberg opened so many doors and opportunities for me.”
A prominent marketing educator and researcher focusing on consumer behavior and sales force management, Anne has been dean since August of the University of Toledo’s College of Business and Innovation.
In February, the first installment of the Isenberg Faculty Speakers Series featured two assistant professors, Matt Katz from Sport Management and Andrew Kitto from Accounting, offering “30-000-foot overviews” of their research for an audience of their colleagues.
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For the third straight year, Isenberg’s Online MBA is the highest-ranked web-based master of business administration program in the United States, based on a Financial Times survey of both school programs and alumni satisfaction and success.
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Two Isenberg accounting professors have earned separate honors from the American Accounting Association’s Auditing Section. A paper by Richard H. Simpson Professor of Accounting Chris Agoglia won the Notable Contributions to the Auditing Literature Award. A second paper, by Professor Yoon Ju Kang, won Best Paper honors at the AAA Auditing Section Midyear Conference.
Operations and Information Management Lecturer Nora Junaid has created a mobile app for Isenberg students in her course, Introduction to Business Information Systems, that instantly connects students with course material and news about assignments and exam deadlines.
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The increased visibility of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program in western Massachusetts is one of the clearest signs of the push to support campus scientists and engineers in moving their ideas from academia into the realm of active small businesses: Five startup companies based on ideas and technology developed on campus are currently receiving SBIR grants from federal agencies.
In the marketplace and in the news, forensic accounting enjoys a rapidly expanding footprint, and Isenberg's new four-course certificate sequence will help more working professionals meet the growing demand in the industry.
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U.S.A. Gymnastics announced in February 2019 that Li Li Leung would be its new president and CEO. Leung, a former gymnast (she competed in the Junior Pan-Am Games and for the University of Michigan in the N.C.A.A. Championships) and alumna of Isenberg's Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management has spent the past 4 years as VP of Global Partnerships for the NBA.
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