Angel investors, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs will convene at Penn State on April 20 for the fourth annual Nittany Lion Early Stage Venture Capital Conference, hosted by the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Penn State Law and Entrepreneurship Association.
Following a national search, Charles H. Whiteman has been named the Elizabeth L. and John P. Surma Jr. dean of Penn State's Smeal College of Business. Smeal College is among the largest and highly ranked business schools in the nation. Whiteman is expected to begin July 1, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.
Two Smeal College of Business graduates are among the eleven Penn State alumni selected to receive the Penn State Alumni Association's Alumni Achievement Award, an honor for Penn State alumni who have achieved an extraordinary level of professional accomplishment by the age of 35.
A team of MBA students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business bested teams from seven leading business schools to take home first place in the Supply Chain Management Case Competition at Rutgers Business School, held March 30 in Piscataway, N.J.
A new book by John Jordan, clinical associate professor of supply chain and information systems at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, looks at how the latest trends in information management and technology are impacting business models and innovation worldwide. Information, Technology, and Innovation: Resources for Growth in a Connected World, published by Wiley, grew out of an undergraduate course on global information technology strategy that Jordan teaches at Smeal.
The Penn State Smeal College of Business is hosting a research symposium on April 30 featuring some of the nation's leading risk management scholars. The symposium starts at 8 a.m. on April 30 in Smeal's Business Building on Penn State's University Park campus. A dinner reception at 6:30 p.m on April 29 at the Nittany Lion Inn will feature a talk by Harry Silver, managing director at Goldman Sachs.
The Penn State Smeal College of Business has a slate of festivities scheduled to celebrate the spring 2012 commencement. The celebration begins with two events on May 5.