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Smeal Welcomes TerraCycle CEO as Keynote Speaker on April 18
Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle and author of "Revolution in a Bottle: How TerraCycle is Redefining Green Business," will be a featured speaker April 18 during Penn State’s Earth Days. TerraCycle collects trash and turns it into reusable items.
Located in News Release Archives / 2013 / April
Advanced Manufacturing Forum Focuses on Lean Manufacturing and Sustainability Issues
The Penn State Smeal College of Business Center for the Management of Technological and Organizational Change (CMTOC) held its biannual Advanced Manufacturing Forum on April 4-5 at the Toftrees Golf Resort and Conference Center in State College, Pa.
Located in News Release Archives / 2013 / April
How “Greenness” is Evaluated in the Housing Market
Although there are obvious benefits associated with constructing more environmentally friendly buildings, an ongoing study from the Penn State Smeal College of Business asks whether or not “greenness” is priced in the market, and if so, how that price is determined. Findings show the effect that green labeling has on price differentials in Tokyo’s housing market, and what the possible implications are for green real estate elsewhere.
Located in News Release Archives / 2012 / January
Video: Remanufactured Products Maximize Profits
Smeal’s Dan Guide says remanufacturing extends a product’s life cycle and could potentially help managers maximize profits. However, managers may fear that remanufacturing cannibalizes new product sales. Guide says proper understanding of pricing strategies, competition, and customers who value functionality enables firms to reach new customers.
Located in News Release Archives / 2010 / May 2010
Tied to the Land
Terry Harrison has a passion for the good stewardship of natural resources, which stems from his love of the outdoors and an early job as a logger and forester. He shares how this passion shines through in his teaching, research, course projects, and daily life.
Located in News Release Archives / 2010 / September 2010
Companies Contribute $50,000 to Support Sustainability Teaching Tools


Seven companies that are represented on the Sustainability Advisory Board at the Penn State Smeal College of Business have contributed $50,000 to support the development of teaching tools on business-related sustainability topics.
Located in News Release Archives / 2012 / February
Smeal Alumni Career Services to Host Sustainability Webinar
On Friday, March 15, Penn State Smeal College of Business Alumni Career Services will host a free webinar on sustainability and how knowledge in this area can make applicants more attractive to prospective employers. The webinar, “Sustainability: Knowledge that can Help your Career and our Planet,” will run from noon to 1 p.m. EST and is open to all Smeal alumni.
Located in News Release Archives / 2013 / February
Gray and Stites to Study Sustainability-Related Collaborations in Business
Barbara Gray, Smeal Executive Programs Fellow and professor of organizational behavior at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, and Smeal Ph.D. candidate Jenna Stites have received a CAD$25,000 award to study multi-stakeholder collaborations—particularly collaborations between businesses and stakeholders—from the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS).
Located in News Release Archives / 2013 / March
Dean Approves Sustainability Strategic Plan for Smeal
Dean Charles Whiteman has approved the Sustainability Strategic Plan for the Penn State Smeal College of Business, further positioning Smeal to be a leader in sustainability efforts across the University.
Located in News Release Archives / 2013 / March
Penn State Recognized as National Leader in Green Power Use
Penn State is ranked fourth in the nation among colleges and universities for the amount of green power it uses, according to a report from the Environmental Protection Agency. The University is ranked 49th among all organizations participating in the Green Power Partnership, including Fortune 500 companies, federal government agencies, and local and state governments.
Located in News Release Archives / 2011 / February