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Kogod in the Media/July 2009

Faculty, Programs, & Quotes

Kogod Professor Ghiyath Nakshbendi interviewed on Jamaican Radio Show
Professor Nakshbendi of the International Business Department at the Kogod School of Business was a guest on "TODAY with Beverley Anderson Manley", a live program produced by the former First Lady of Jamaica, from Kingston, Jamaica on HOT 102 FM Station. The 15-minute interview was conducted on July 28, 2009, and it focused on the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, which is taking place in Washington, D.C. during the period of July 27-28, 2009. This is his third appearance on the said program. (7/28/09)

Recent Alum Alexis Rodich Quoted in The Washington Post
In an article title "Up-and-Comers Who Are Breaking Down a Digital Divide," five influential female entrepreneurs are profiled. Alexis Rodich (KSB/MBA '09) studied finance at AU to pursue her interest in venture capital. She is now an associate for LaunchBox Ditigal, with the hopes of launching her own company in the near future. View full article. (7/27/09)

Kogod Associate Professor Gerald Martin quoted in The Washington Post
Gerald Martin appeared in a Washington Post article on Warren Buffett’s option to purchase shares in Goldman Sachs. "It must feel good to be Warren Buffett," said Gerald Martin, a finance professor at American University who has studied the billionaire's investing history. "That number just flies in the face of people who like to say he's lost a step." Martin is regularly sought for his expertise on Warren Buffett, owner of Berkshire Hathaway. The article appeared in the Nation section of the July 26, 2009, Sunday Edition of the Post. View full article.  (7/26/09)

Kogod's new Expansion Featured in University Business
The Kogod School of Business 21,000 square foot expansion was featured on University Business's website. The article highlights the features of the new building and the challenges faced in completing the environmentally friendly renovation. The expansion includes a Financial Services and Information Technology Lab, a Behavioral Research Lab, seven classrooms, three student lounges, break-out rooms, a mini-computer lab, and a career development suite. View full article. (July/August 2009)

Kogod Professor Ghiyath Nakshbendi Interviewed by Alhurra Television
Professor Nakshbendi of Kogod School of Business was a guest on Alhurra Television "The Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc.” (MBN) in a live interview on July 8, 2009. The program was broadcast from Cairo, Egypt, on the eve of the G8 Summit in L’Aquila, Italy. His role was to provide insight and analysis of what this will mean to the Middle East and North Africa Region in terms of G8 Climate talks, Iran, and the shoring-up the global economy. He participated in the show with two other panelists, one from Rome, Italy and one from London, England. (7/8/09)

Kogod Senior Associate Dean Kathy Getz Interviewed by BusinessWeek
Kathy Getz discusses in BusinessWeek the need for communication courses at business schools across the nation. In the wake of recent economic and financial circumstances, the Kogod School of Business aims to help students develop better a better communication skills-set to become more competitive. Although these courses teach skills that will probably always please employers, they seem to have particular relevancy at this moment in time. Undergraduate business programs are well aware that softer skills might be more important than ever and could be the difference between getting the job and being unemployed. "The current environment shows us we failed in some sense," says Getz. "We recognize that, and we're trying very hard to accommodate the workplace." View full article. (7/2/09)