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Clark Associates, Inc. joins Penn State Smeal Corporate Partner Program

September 20, 2017


Clark Associates, Inc., a collective of companies providing the food service industry with equipment, supplies, and service, is the newest Penn State Smeal College of Business Corporate Partner. The company joins 28 existing Corporate Partners.

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Barclays CEO shares candid views during Penn State Smeal’s Executive Insights series

September 19, 2017


Barclays Group Chief Executive Officer Jes Staley informed the students, faculty, and staff that filled the Business Building Atrium on Friday about business, diversity, and leadership in the second installment of this semester’s Executive Insights speaker series.

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Executive Insights: Barclays CEO to speak at Smeal leadership series

September 14, 2017


Jes Staley, group chief executive officer of Barclays, will share his viewpoints on leadership and business with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, Sept. 15. His visit is part of Smeal’s Executive Insights series.

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Diversity marks inaugural class in Penn State Smeal’s new master’s in Management and Organizational Leadership

September 12, 2017


Diversity is a common theme in the inaugural class of Penn State Smeal's new Master in Management and Organizational Leadership, which is designed for students in STEM-related, non-business disciplines.

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First SCOR grant awarded to faculty from Penn State Smeal, College of Engineering

September 11, 2017


The inaugural monetary award in the Smeal Commercialization of Research (SCOR) Grant Program demonstrates the power of research collaborations across Penn State University. As awardees in the Penn State Fund for Innovation program, Hui Zhao, associate professor of supply chain management in the Smeal College of Business, and Soundar Kumara, Allen E. Pearce and Allen M. Pearce Professor of Industrial Engineering, will share $30,000 provided by the FFI, Smeal, and the College of Engineering

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Amazon CFO kicks off 2017-18 Penn State Smeal Executive Insights series

September 8, 2017


Penn State Smeal College of Business students, faculty, and staff filled the Business Building Atrium on Friday to hear perspectives on business and leadership from Amazon’s Brian Olsavsky in the first installment of this semester’s Executive Insights lecture series.

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Penn State Smeal branding panel will feature perspectives from a variety of companies

September 7, 2017


Penn State Smeal College of Business students interested in careers in branding will have a unique opportunity to hear perspectives from professionals that range from emerging startups to established multi-national companies. “Forging a Career in Branding” is scheduled for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday in 110 Business Building, the Struthers Auditorium.

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Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky to speak at Smeal leadership series

September 6, 2017


Brian T. Olsavsky, chief financial officer and senior vice president at Amazon, will share his perspectives on business innovation and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday. His visit is part of Smeal’s Executive Insights series.

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Sredni accepts role of Smeal volunteer chair in new Penn State fundraising campaign

September 5, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business has announced that Salomon "Salo" Sredni (’87 accounting) has accepted the role of volunteer chair for the college’s fundraising efforts in “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence.”

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Smeal research reveals computer program helps pick the best expert forecaster

August 29, 2017


Combining the intuition of humans with the impartiality of computers could improve decision-making for organizations, eventually leading to lower costs and better profits, according to a team of researchers that included Saurabh Bansal, assistant professor of supply chain management at Smeal.

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Residency positions Penn State Online MBA students for future success

August 23, 2017


A weeklong residency program helped prepare 82 students in the newly redesigned Penn State Online MBA Program, which is now led by the Smeal College of Business, for the academic journey that lies ahead of them.

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Penn State Smeal welcomes 16 new faculty members

August 15, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business welcomes 16 new members to its faculty this academic year.

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Marines benefit from partnership with Penn State Smeal, World Campus

August 10, 2017


U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Matt Hakola and Maj. Adam Chu will graduate on Saturday with a master of professional studies in supply chain management after completing their degrees through a special partnership between the Marines, Penn State World Campus, and the Smeal College of Business.

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Smeal's BOSS program ensures diverse students can find a place at Penn State

August 7, 2017


Assistant Dean for Diversity Enhancement Programs Jamie Campbell explains how BOSS helps ensure diverse students can find a home at Penn State and in the Smeal College of Business.

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Penn State Smeal’s BOSS program celebrates 10 years

August 7, 2017


The Penn State Smeal College of Business BOSS (Business Opportunities Summer Session) program celebrated its 10th anniversary this summer. The program, which is facilitated by the Office of Diversity Enhancement Programs, offers high school students, often from underrepresented populations, who are interested in a business degree a chance to see what college like is like here at Penn State.

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Penn State Smeal hosts, Cameron co-leads new Online MBA Consortium

August 4, 2017


Brian Cameron, associate dean for Professional Graduate Programs at Smeal, and colleagues from the college recently hosted a two-day meeting of the Online MBA Consortium (OMC), which comprises the top 10 online MBA programs in the country.

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Preciado brings lessons learned during fellowship to new role as Penn State Smeal associate dean of undergraduate education

July 27, 2017


Felisa Preciado, the new associate dean of undergraduate education for the Smeal College of Business, said she is using lessons learned during her year as a Penn State Administrative Fellow under the mentorship of Madlyn Hanes, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor.

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Penn State Smeal’s Gray receives IACM Lifetime Achievement Award

July 26, 2017


The International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) recently presented Barbara Gray, professor emerita of organizational behavior in the Penn State Smeal College of Business and Penn State Executive Programs faculty fellow emerita, with its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Hammond brings industry, academic expertise to Penn State Smeal marketing analytics graduate certificate

July 17, 2017


Chelsea Hammond, who combines 10 years of industry experience with a Ph.D. in communication science, heads Smeal's new Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics and will teach the first of the program's four courses.

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Penn State Smeal Board of Visitors member Martha Jordan named Penn State Distinguished Alumna

July 14, 2017


Penn State has named Smeal grad Martha B. Jordan a 2017 Distinguished Alumna for her service and giving in support of the University. Jordan is the current chair of the Penn State Advisory Council on Philanthropy, which has led Penn State’s effort to launch a new University-wide fundraising campaign, "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence."

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Penn State Smeal’s Wehr selected for prestigious Masie 30 Under 30 program

July 13, 2017


Katrina Wehr, an instructional designer in the Penn State Smeal College of Business eLearning Design and Innovation Group (eLDIG), has been selected to participate in the Elliott Masie 30 Under 30 Learning 2017 Program, a prestigious honor within the learning community.

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Jeff Sharp transitions to associate dean of international programs at Penn State Smeal

July 12, 2017


Jeff Sharp, a member of the Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty for more than 25 years, is transitioning to a new role within the college. Sharp has been appointed associate dean for international programs after having served as associate dean for undergraduate education for nearly five years.

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Penn State Smeal names Sustainability Leadership Award in honor of inaugural winner, Gerald Susman

July 5, 2017


Gerald Susman, Klein Professor Emeritus of Management, director emeritus of the Center for Management of Technological and Organizational Change, and director emeritus of the Sustainability Council, has long spearheaded Smeal's sustainability efforts. Smeal has chosen to honor his legacy and present him with the inaugural Susman Sustainability Leadership Award.

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Eight Penn State Smeal Ph.D. grads to begin academic careers at Carnegie Research Institutions

June 29, 2017


Continuing the tradition of success in the Penn State Smeal College of Business Ph.D. Program, eight of the 13 2017 Smeal Ph.D. graduates have secured positions at universities with high or very high research missions, as defined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

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Penn State Smeal launches new certificate in corporate innovation and entrepreneurship

June 27, 2017


Penn State is accepting applications for its new graduate certificate in corporate innovation and entrepreneurship, which is being offered online through Penn State World Campus by the internationally ranked Smeal College of Business. The certificate consists of 12 credits.

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For Penn State Smeal’s Winterich, research is around every corner

June 26, 2017


Penn State Smeal College of Business Associate Professor of Marketing Karen Winterich says where most people see conversation starters and curiosities, she sees potential research studies. Considering Winterich is also a Frank and Mary Smeal Research Fellow, that shouldn’t come as a surprise.

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Penn State Smeal’s Lilien receives prestigious Buck Weaver Award

June 20, 2017


Gary L. Lilien, distinguished research professor of management science and the research director of the Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM) at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Buck Weaver Award, presented by the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science (ISMS).

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Penn State Smeal research helps assess humanitarian response capacity in natural disasters

June 7, 2017


Immediately following a natural disaster that outpaces a community’s ability to respond, various outside organizations rush to provide life-saving commodities to meet health, water, food, shelter or other needs. That response is expedited by inventory prepositioned independently by governmental and non-governmental organizations. Research co-authored by Jason Acimovic, assistant professor of supply chain and information systems at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, would help these disparate organizations better coordinate and locate stockpiles while at the same time saving as much as 20 percent of current costs.

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Eight Penn State Smeal faculty members earn promotions

May 30, 2017


Eight members of the Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty, which ranks among the best in the world in research productivity, have received promotions.

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Six Penn State Smeal students pass five actuarial exams

May 22, 2017


Six graduating seniors in the Penn State Smeal College of Business class of 2017 each passed five of the necessary exams toward their actuarial science accreditation — a rare distinction, according to Ron Gebhardtsbauer, clinical associate professor of actuarial science and head of Smeal’s Actuarial Science Program.

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