Leadership in Focus: Executive Insights, the guest speaker series at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, will open its spring 2011 slate on Jan. 21 with Robert Dixon, senior vice president and general manager of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
The negative reaction to Starbucks' redesigned logo by the company's self-described most loyal customers may be attributable to the strong connection Starbucks' consumers feel toward the brand, according to recent research coauthored by a professor at the Penn State Smeal College of Business.
With the acquisition of American Education Corp. (AEC) by K12 Inc., the Garber Venture Capital Fund at the Penn State Smeal College of Business has sold its shares of AEC for $764,518.65, with the possibility of additional milestone payments.
The Forum on Black Affairs at Penn State selected Vernis Welmon, associate dean of diversity and community at the Smeal College of Business, as recipient of the 2011 Humanitarian Service Award. Welmon accepted the honor at the 36th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet held Jan. 15 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.
With mortgage loan defaults on the rise yet again, two mortgage researchers are proposing a new type of mortgage contract that automatically resets the balance and the monthly payment based on the mortgaged home's market value.
An exhibit featuring the photography of Penn State Smeal College of Business alumnus Aldo Magazzeni will be on display in the HUB-Robeson Center starting this week. The exhibit, Traveling Mercies: Roads to Activism, is presented by Smeal and The HUB-Robeson Galleries and will be displayed in Art Alley and the first-floor exhibit cases Jan. 21 through March 6.
N. Edward Coulson, professor of economics in the College of Liberal Arts, has been named the Jeffery L. and Cindy M. King Fellow in Real Estate. Daniel Guide, professor of operations and supply chain management at Smeal, has been named the Charles and Lillian Binder Faculty Fellow in Supply Chain and Information Systems.
Fifteen teams of business students from multiple Penn State campuses are set to compete in a case competition hosted by the Smeal College of Business and sponsored by Kohl's Department Stores.
The Society of Actuaries, the largest actuarial professional organization worldwide, has named the Actuarial Science Program at the Penn State Smeal College of Business as a Center of Actuarial Excellence, recognizing the program for its quality, scholarship, and recruiter network.
William A. Schreyer, chairman emeritus of Merrill Lynch & Co Inc., and one of the Penn State’s most prominent alumni and supporters, died on Jan. 22 at his home in Princeton, N.J. He was 83.
From 2005 to 2009, research by faculty members in the Department of Management and Organization at the Penn State Smeal College of Business was cited at a higher rate than that of any other management faculty in the country, according to data from Thomson Reuters.