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Interface VP Conway to serve on Penn State Smeal Sustainability Advisory Board

July 16, 2018


Lisa Conway, vice president of sustainability for modular flooring manufacturer Interface Americas, has agreed to serve on the Penn State Smeal College of Business Sustainability Advisory Board.

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MARC gives Penn State Smeal Ph.D. students access to top researchers

July 3, 2018


The Penn State Smeal College of Business recently hosted the 8th Annual Marketing Academic Research Colloquium (MARC) in the Nittany Lion Inn and Business Building on the University Park campus.

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Faculty quality, other factors propel Penn State Smeal Executive MBA to high debut ranking in The Economist

July 2, 2018


The Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program ranks No. 26 overall and 7th among programs from public institutions in The Economist’s 2018 latest assessment of top global EMBAs, which was released today.

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Huddart transitions to Penn State Smeal senior associate dean for research and faculty

July 2, 2018


Steven Huddart has assumed the role of senior associate dean for research and faculty in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, effective July 1.

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LinkedIn study reveals Penn State is No. 2 for producing CEOs

June 22, 2018


A new study revealed that when people think of the universities that CEOs attend, they need to add Penn State to a list that often includes private schools like Stanford, or Harvard and other Ivys.

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Gartner ranks Penn State Smeal No. 1 in undergraduate supply chain education

June 19, 2018


Gartner, Inc., has once again ranked the Penn State Smeal College of Business No. 1 in North American undergraduate supply chain education.

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Marine, father of three reconnects with family while earning supply chain master's

June 18, 2018


Andre Ingram, a Marine Corps officer and father of three, has utilized the uniqueness of his Penn State degree program to spend more time with his family.

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Penn State Smeal partners with leading Washington think tank to host workshop on Pennsylvania’s energy future

June 15, 2018


The Center for Global Business Studies in the Penn State Smeal College of Business partnered with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Energy & National Security Program to host a workshop titled “Preparing for Pennsylvania’s Energy Future, Workforce and Investment Opportunities” on May 31 in the Business Building on Penn State’s University Park campus.

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Penn State Smeal announces promotions in academic rank

June 13, 2018


Eight members of the Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty, which ranks among the best in the world for research productivity, have received promotions for the 2017-18 academic year that will take effect on July 1.

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Penn State Smeal’s Briscoe talks about intersections of business and government on Democracy Works podcast

June 11, 2018


Forrest Briscoe, professor of management and organization in the Smeal College of Business, discussed the increasing intersections between business, government and civic life on the latest episode of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy’s Democracy Works podcast.

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Smeal’s Eury named a fellow in the Penn State Faculty Academy for Engaged Scholarship

June 6, 2018


Jennifer Eury, a clinical assistant professor of management and organization at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, is one of five Penn State faculty members selected as a fellow in the Faculty Academy for Engaged Scholarship during the 2018-19 academic year.

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Smeal research reveals alternative inflation rate may offer more accurate economic guidance

June 4, 2018


Consumer prices may be more volatile than are represented in current inflation indexes, which are used to guide a range of economic decisions, including guidance on interest rates and Social Security cost-of-living adjustments, according to a team of researchers led by two Smeal faculty members.

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First Penn State Smeal Management and Organizational Leadership graduates finding success

May 18, 2018


For many graduates, turning the tassel at graduation means pivoting from the certainty of classroom success to the uncertainty of the job market. For many in the first Penn State Smeal Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership (MOL) graduating class, commencement marked success in the transition from the classroom to the work force.

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Faculty director Q&A: Online program in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship addresses industry needs

May 18, 2018


Applications are currently being accepted for fall enrollment in a new online offering from Penn State that is designed to help students build the skills to successfully innovate in today’s business environment with its increasing competition, globalization and rapid technological advances.

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Tarriff to Penn State Smeal graduates: Find your passion early

May 15, 2018


Scott Tarriff, the founder, president and CEO of Eagle Pharmaceuticals, delivered the 2018 Penn State Smeal College of Business undergraduate commencement address on May 6 in the Bryce Jordan Center.

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Nursing, Smeal students team up to address business challenges for SAFE-T Center

May 10, 2018


When the Penn State SAFE-T Center needed help developing a sustainable business plan, they turned to the Smeal College of Business. The approach: a collaborative venture between the College of Nursing and students in Smeal's Sapphire Leadership Academic Program. The result: a valuable opportunity to apply classroom knowledge and skills to a real-world business challenge.

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Bob Libby recognized as Accounting Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

May 9, 2018


Alumnus Bob Libby was honored in late April at the annual banquet for Beta Alpha Psi — an international honors organization for accounting students and professionals — as the Penn State Smeal College of Business Accounting Department Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.

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Penn State Smeal names spring 2018 Senior Award recipients

May 3, 2018


The Penn State Smeal College of Business recognizes graduating seniors each spring with five named awards. Seniors who are graduating in the spring, summer, or fall of the same year are eligible. Recipients will be recognized at commencement and receive a Nittany Lion statuette, as well as a monetary award.

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Kwok named spring 2018 Penn State Smeal student marshal

May 1, 2018


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Caleb Kwok, who will graduate Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA in finance, as the student marshal for spring 2018. Kwok selected Greg Pierce, instructor of finance, as his faculty escort.

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New Smeal research shows success of female CEOs is influenced by exit actions of their mostly male predecessors

April 30, 2018


The Academy of Management, the largest global association devoted to management and organization research, published a new study recently that found the success of female CEOs can be influenced by their mostly male predecessors. Under specific conditions and by leveraging their own status and power within an organization, predecessor CEOs can be a formidable force in facilitating the subsequent success of female CEOs.

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Craigslist, other online exchanges, may be good for the environment

April 26, 2018


Online exchanges, such as Craigslist, may not just help consumers declutter and earn a few extra bucks. Research conducted by Penn State Smeal College of Business Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management Suvrat Dhanorkar suggests that using those exchanges may help inspire behavior that is good for the environment.

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A week in the life of Aaron Spak: engineer, husband, father, Penn State Online MBA student

April 24, 2018


Penn State Online MBA student Aaron Spak provides a week's worth of details on how he manages his full-time engineering job, a rich family life, and his studies.

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Louis to assume role of Penn State Smeal Accounting Department chair

April 23, 2018


Henock Louis, the KPMG Professor of Accounting, will assume the role of chair of the Accounting Department in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, effective July 1.

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Penn State Smeal Center for Supply Chain Research™ adds three corporate sponsors

April 20, 2018


Aldi, General Motors, and MSA Safety Incorporated are the newest corporate sponsors of the Center for Supply Chain Research™ (CSCR™) in the Penn State Smeal College of Business. Those companies join 54 existing CSCR™ Corporate Sponsors.

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Penn State Smeal MBAs place first in Fisher Invitational Big Ten+ MBA Case Competition

April 19, 2018


Four MBA students from the Penn State Smeal College of Business recently teamed up to take first place in the Fisher Invitational Big Ten+ MBA Case Competition at Ohio State.

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KPMG CEO headlines speaker list at 2018 Powerful Women conference

April 18, 2018


The 2018 Powerful Women Paving the Way Conference, which is hosted by the Penn State Smeal College of Business and its student-run Women in Business Organization, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a list of dynamic speakers.

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Three alumni accept invitations to join Smeal Board of Visitors

April 18, 2018


James Brandau, Jean Oelwang, and Scott Tarriff have each accepted an invitation from Charles H. Whiteman, the John and Becky Surma Dean of the Penn State Smeal College of Business, to join the college’s Board of Visitors. They will advise Whiteman and other senior administrators in areas of strategic importance to the college.

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Penn State Smeal Alumni Society Board recognizes 2018 honorees

April 13, 2018


The Penn State Smeal Alumni Society Board honored its 2018 Alumni Society Board award winners on April 6. Two students and four alumni were recognized at the 2018 Awards Program and Hammond Society Dinner in the Business Building Atrium.

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Saxbys/Penn State Smeal partnership to create unique experiential learning opportunity for students

April 5, 2018


Penn State has entered into a partnership with Philadelphia-based coffee and hospitality company Saxbys to open a student-managed Saxbys Experiential Learning Café in fall 2018 in the Business Building, the Smeal College of Business’ 210,000-square-foot home on the University Park campus.

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Penn State Smeal receives $250,000 gift from “Goldman Sachs Gives” to support trading room

March 30, 2018


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has received a gift of $250,000 from “Goldman Sachs Gives,” a donor-advised fund, to create the Gido Family Goldman Sachs Wall Street Excellence Fund.

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