Business Insider, 01/31/2012—Article mentions the Smeal MBA Program's use of Turnitin for Admissions. "Since Penn State's Smeal College of Business started using the program, it's picked up plagiarism rates of between 3 and 5 percent, an admissions officer told the LA Times." (Colleges Are Now Running Your Admissions Essays Through Plagiarism Software).
Los Angeles Times, 01/29/2012—Article mentions the Smeal MBA Program's use of Turnitin for Admissions. "Before adding the tool, staffers at Penn State's Smeal College of Business two years ago discovered 29 essays about 'principled leadership' that contained material lifted from the Web, said Carrie Marcinkevage, the MBA program's managing director." (When College Applicants Plagiarize, Turnitin Can Spot Them).
Centre Daily Times, 01/29/2012—News brief on the Smeal MBA Program's service immersion. "Students enrolled in the Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA program are available to lend their time and expertise to nonprofit organizations during their service immersion Feb. 27 - March 2." (MBA Students Available for Service Projects).
Altoona Mirror, 01/29/2012—Andrew Bergstein, associate director of the Center for Sports Business and Research, comments on stadium naming deals. "The parties would have considered a variety of factors in negotiating the payment, he said, such as attendance projections, population in the team's catchment area and comparable deals." (Peoples' Gains Lie in the Community).
The New York Times, 01/20/2012—Keith Crocker, Elliott Chaired Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, comments on force-placed insurance. "When you fight the mortgage company, the mortgage company is going to hold all the cards,” Crocker says. "If they say you need it, you've got to go get it so they don't force-place with even more expensive coverage. Then you fight them on it. ... You've got to stop them before they force-place the insurance. Once they write the policy, you're stuck." (Coping with High-Priced Insurance that Lenders Make You Buy).
OnlineMBA.com, 01/20/2012—Q & A with Stacey Dorang Peeler, MBA admissions director. "Work experience, while may not be required, is strongly preferred," Dorang Peeler says. "I think you’ll find that in most MBA programs. Each program is going to have a different student profile. (At Smeal, students typically have 4-5 years of work experience on average)." (MBA Admissions Insight: Smeal College of Business).
The Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.), 01/14/2012—Article mentions the Smeal College of Business Case Competition. "The Smeal Case Competition is an undergraduate competition that challenges students' knowledge, problem-solving abilities and teamwork skills to solve realistic business problems in a demanding 24-hour format." (PSU-WB Students Will Participate in Competition).
USNews.com, 01/13/2012—Article mentions the Smeal MBA Program's use of Turnitin for Admissions."Pennsylvania State University's Smeal College of Business became one of the first business schools to sign up for the service after Carrie Marcinkevage, the MBA program's managing director, discovered 29 cases of plagiarized essays on the topic of—wait for it—'principled leaders' during one application cycle." (No Seats for Cheats at Today's Business Schools).
IT World, 01/14/2012—Article on research by Donald Hambrick, Evan Pugh Professor of Management."Hambrick and co-author Arijit Chatterjee sought to identify narcissistic chief executives and then assess their actions and decisions and their impact on the companies they run. Of course, no one ever admits to being a narcissist, so the researchers came up with a CEO narcissist index comprising four elements." (On the Destructive Nature of Narcissist CEOs).
Forbes.com, 01/11/2012—Article on research by Donald Hambrick, Evan Pugh Professor of Management. "Fifteen years ago, I met Don Hambrick at Columbia Business School, who is probably the world's expert in the field of studying CEOs, top management teams, and boards. I was lucky to become his doctoral student." (Why Narcissistic CEOs Kill Their Companies).
The Patriot-News, 01/06/2012—John Spychalski, professor emeritus of supply chain management, comments on the rail industry. "In a perverse way, we have in the political spectrum, a significant unwillingness among elected officials to fund the maintenance of the highway transportation infrastructure,” Spychalski says. "As long as you have this reluctance, the trucking industry will become increasingly constrained. That will tend to favor the movement of more traffic by rail." (Norfolk Southern Corp. Job Fair Draws Hundreds of Candidates for 2 Dozen Conductor Jobs).
SmartPros.com, January 2012—J. Edward Ketz, associate professor of accounting, writes in his column about Visa's litigation escrow fund. "Visa recently set aside some cash to fund future litigation payouts," Ketz and his co-author write. "This is an interesting announcement because it may portend the booking of some litigation losses not already recognized by the firm." (Visa's Litigation Escrow Fund).