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Bolton named as 2020-21 recipient of Penn State Smeal Faculty RISE Above Award

July 8, 2021


Penn State Smeal College of Business Director of Honor and Integrity Michelle Darnell has announced that Lisa Bolton has been selected as the 2020-21 academic year recipient of the Faculty RISE Above Award.

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Companies may tap social interactions with suppliers to manage complex modularization relationships

June 24, 2021


As supply chains grow more complicated and technology more complex, managing supplier relationships is becoming more challenging and, if mismanaged, could lead to hazards on how knowledge is shared – or not shared – with the buyer. However, in a study, a Penn State Smeal College of Business-led team of researchers found that companies that effectively manage these relationships might be able to not just minimize risks, but even uncover strategic opportunities in these relationships.

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The way new women CEOs are announced may shorten their tenure

June 22, 2021


When announcing newly hired women CEOs, companies may want to write glowing endorsements for the new leadership. But the language they use may inadvertently hurt the subsequent success of the incoming CEOs and their chances of staying in the office, according to new research.

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Penn State Smeal promotes diversity with launch of Minority-Owned Business Network

June 17, 2021


A new initiative of the Penn State Smeal College of Business aims to help alumni who own businesses network and engage with the University. The Smeal Minority-Owned Business Network is designed to afford more opportunities for alumni whose businesses are classified as Black-American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian-Pacific American and Asian-Indian American owned to become involved in the University’s procurement program.

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Penn State Smeal’s SC&IS collaborates with CSCR® corporate sponsors to maintain curriculum leadership position

June 8, 2021


A unique partnership between the Penn State Smeal College of Business Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems (SC&IS) and the college’s Center for Supply Chain Research® (CSCR®), the outreach arm of the department, is designed to make sure Smeal maintains its leadership position in both undergraduate and graduate supply chain education.

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Penn State Smeal Ph.D. student selected as recipient of RISE Above Graduate Student Award

June 3, 2021


Penn State Smeal College of Business Director of Honor and Integrity Michelle Darnell recently announced that Felix Xu has been selected as the 2020-21 academic year recipient of the RISE Above Graduate Student Award.

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Woods endow Penn State Smeal scholarship to encourage diversity in actuarial science

May 19, 2021


Penn State alumni Candace and Richard “Rick” Woods have made a $250,000 commitment to endow the Candace J. and Richard A. Woods Scholarship in the Penn State Smeal College of Business.

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Penn State Smeal graduate competes in “The Investment”

May 12, 2021


As a freshman, Penn State Smeal College of Business student Austin Thomas was inspired with a business idea. Four years later, his clothing company JERPA is among six student startups competing for a share of $30,000 on WPSU’s Shark Tank-style TV show “The Investment,” which premieres at 8 p.m. Thursday.

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Penn State Smeal names spring 2021 Senior Award honorees

May 6, 2021


The Penn State Smeal College of Business recognizes graduating seniors each spring with six named awards. Seniors who are graduating in spring, summer, or fall of the same year are eligible.

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