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Kogod in the Media/January 2010


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Student, Basketball Player Nick Hendra's Talents Highlighted in The Washington Post
The Washington Post sat down with Nick Hendra, BSBA '11 and member of the AU Mens' basketball team, to discuss his talents both on and off the court. Hendra talks about his love for the piano as well as his dedication to his teammates. Watch the featured video to hear Nick play a few of his favorite musical compositions in the Abramson Family Recital Hall at the Katzen Arts Center. For more on this student, view the full article. (1/21)

Kogod Alum, Goldman Sachs C.O.O. Gary Cohn featured in Vanity Fair Magazine
Vanity Fair recently published an article featuring Kogod Alum, C.O.O. of Goldman Sachs, Gary Cohn. Cohn discusses his role in the company during the collapse of September 2008. For more information on this Kogod Alum, view full article. (1/10)

Kogod Brochure awarded 2009 American Graphic Design Award
Kogod School of Business brochures recently received a 2009 American Graphic Design award and the collateral was featured in Graphic Design USA magazine. Pappas Group in McLean, VA was responsible for creating the graphics along with art direction by Anthony Pappas and design by Erin Brophy, Diane Peters and Lattifa Kerbal. View full article.

Kogod Alum Gary Cohn selected in “The Power 25: Leaders in Finance” by Institution Investor Magazine
Gary Cohn, President and COO, Goldman Sachs Group and Kogod Alum has recently been selected in “The Power 25: Leaders in Finance” by Institution Investor Magazine. The list includes a list of bank CEO’s, star traders and high-priced rainmakers, and ranges from New York to London to Beijing. View full article (01/2010).

Kogod Professor Peter M. Beck publishes an article in the Wall Street Journal
Kogod Professor, Peter M. Beck recently published an article in the Wall Street Journal titled “Contemplating Korean Reunification: The North could collapse more quickly than we think.” In the article, Professor Beck explains North Korea’s nuclear program has preoccupied foreign policy makers for years, but it’s not the only problem on the Korean Peninsula. The Kim Jong II Regime looks unstable and can likely collapse, leading North Korea’s reunification with the South. View full article (01/04/2010).

Kogod Professor Kimberly Rodgers praised on Washington Post Blog
Kogod Alum, Alexis Rodich writes a weekly column on the Washington Post website called Woman Warrior. Recently, Rodich published an article titled “Role models help us succeed.” In the publication, she disucsses the importance of a role model in young woman's lives. Rodich reports she found a role model figure in Professor Kimberly Rodgers when she pursued her degree in finance at Kogod School of Business. Professor Rodgers is “an expert in financial distress, corporate bankruptcy and credit ratings.” Rodich describes her teaching style to be full of “passion and enthusiasm for finance.” View full article (01/26/10)

Kogod Professor Alberto Espinosa’s most recent study in BaltimoreNews Online
Kogod Professor Alberto Espinosa has recently been featured for his new research in a BaltimoreNews article titled “Essential for global business to talk.” Professor Espinosa study states globally distributed businesses cannot rely entirely on technology or e-mails to overcome time and space barriers; they still need to talk. Furthermore, the study highlights that teams spread globally should work some overlapping hours. Professor Espinosa assessed the effectiveness of various technologies in helping Intel teams overcome the challenges of different time zones and locations. This research has also been cited in several international news outlets such as Malaysia Sun, BombayNews, BritainNews, TechRadar and AustraliaNews. View full article (01/21/10).

Kogod Professor Gerald Martin recently quoted in Bloomberg Business Week
Professor Gerald Martin was recently quoted by Bloomberg Business Week in an article titled “Berkshire Share Split May Give Short-Term Holders Price Power.” The article outlined Warren Buffet’s new initiative to give short-term traders more influence in the day-to-day market price of his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Professor Martin was consulted for his expertise on the matter who believes that the stock split won’t make a difference to how investors value Berkshire. Furthermore, Professor Martin was quoted as saying he “thinks the market price is going to be based on the market price…at $3,000 a share it’s not out of the realm of even noisy investors of the stock.” View full story (01/21/10).

Professor helps students get meeting with US Consulate
With the help of Kogod Professor Dan Jacobs, a group of AU students on an alternative break in South Africa was able to meet with the U.S. Consul General Alberta Mayberry in Cape Town. While in South Africa, the group visited a variety of projects focused on human resources, including the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Activities (PEPFAR).

Students were able to work with various community centers and organizations, and volunteered at health clinics. Before departing, one of the students said, “It was amazing to actually see the people at grass roots in action and the ‘can do’ attitude of the workers involved in the work of PEPFAR.” View Full Article (1/13/11)