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Kogod in the Media/April 2010

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Dean Durand Presents Award to Former Kogod Professor
In April, Bisnow reported that Kogod Dean Richard Durand presented Maury Seldin with a Community Leadership Award. Seldin was a Realtor Chair professor as well as Acting Dean for the School of Business Administration. Currently, Seldin is the Chairman of the Board of the Homer Hoyt Institute. This not-for-profit strives to help urban growth through effective real estate problem solving. View Full Article

Kogod Professor Tomasz Mroczkowski keynote speaker at US-Poland BIO Business Forum
Kogod Professor Tomasz Mroczkowski was selected as a keynote speaker at the US-Poland BIO Business Forum in Chicago. The event covered the entrepreneurial and innovative importance of biotechnology in US-Poland trade and investment relations. Polish News covered the event, which brought together educators, business, and government leaders. These people have been active participants or intimate observers of bio technology and US-Poland trade and investment relations. Professor Mroczkowski offered his perspective for the development of BIO technology in Poland and options for collaboration between the US and Poland. View full article (04/28/10)

Inside Higher Education article features Kogod School of Business
Inside Higher Education recently featured a story highlighting Kogod Business School in an article titled "Looking Before They Leap." The article discusses recent research conducted by Kogod to assess the viability of a new degree program. Kogod's associate dean for academic programs, Lawrence P. Ward, put forward a proposal for a master's degree in global management and international relations. This degree will be a training ground for liberal arts graduates with limited work experience, Graduates from the degree will be able to pursue careers in a variety of organizations such as embassies, non-governmental organizations and consulting firms. "Coming up with an interesting degree program is probably the easiest part…whether or not it's relevant to students beyond our own minds is a question we hadn't answered," said Ward.

To evaluate the practicability of the new degree, more than 13,000 students at American University and elsewhere were surveyed to determine interest levels. Those involved with American’s research say they are ready to walk away from projects popular with faculty if the survey returns are unfavorable. "This represents a major shift in degree development," says Lara Kline, Assistant Dean for Marketing & Strategy at Kogod. "From a philosophical standpoint, degrees can no longer be made and offered in a vacuum." View full article (04/27/10)

Kogod Professor, Heather Elms Quoted in BusinessWeek article "Summer Reading List: The B-School Edition."
BusinessWeek recently consulted Kogod Professor Heather Elms to suggest summer readings for business school students. Elms recommends vicarious readers could make for more successful leaders and hopes that students pick up the newspaper too. "We want MBAs to be good citizens," she says. "To be a good citizen, you have to keep up with what's happening." Moreover, Elms believes that students should see the value of professionalizing in management, and provides some book suggestions in management studies. View full article (04/19/10)

Kogod Students featured in Bisnow Online
Kogod Students: Blaze Cambruzzi, Sanjay Mishra, Mike Husken and Jason Fudin were featured online in a recent Bisnow article. These four students were the top team at the inaugural NAIOP Capital Challenge and won a prize of $10,000. The students researched and developed a plan (from soup to nuts) for a two-block section of NoMa, tapping the expertise of local pros. The award ceremony was at the National Building Museum and the quartet beat many teams from rival schools. View full article (04/19/10)

Kogod Professor, Gerald Martin Quoted in Bloomberg
Kogod Professor Gerald Martin was recently quoted in an article titled "Buffet's Goldman Warrants Drop by Almost $1 Billion on Lawsuit," in Bloomberg and picked up by numerous publications. The article discusses the decrease in shares and value of Warren Buffet's options to buy Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Martin states Buffett hates anything that could shred the company’s reputation. Further, "he wants to make sure the managers do the right thing." View full article (04/16/10)

Kogod Professor, Mark Clark quoted in Inc. Magazine
Kogod Professor, Mark Clark was recently quoted in Inc. Magazine in an article titled "How the Write a Job Description." The article provided a guide to the crucial first steps in the hiring process: getting job requirements and qualifications down on paper. "If you specifically know if you're trying to expand, you have to ask yourself as an organization what we're trying to get out of this hires," says Professor Clark. His advice was to think ahead as a new employee needs to be part of the long-term corporate strategy. Furthermore, Clark explained that companies need to visualize where they want to be in five years, or even by the next quarter, so it can be natural to see how a new employee fit into that matrix. View full article (04/01/10)