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Five alums among DiversityMBA's Top 100 Under 50

August 07, 2011

Five Freeman School alumni are among the honorees in the 2011 DiversityMBA Magazine Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders.

Compiled by DiversityMBA Magazine, the list recognizes exceptional minority and multicultural executives—including African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, foreign nationals and women—who have achieved success in highly competitive corporate, government or entrepreneurial environments.

Diversity MBA Magazine is an internationally distributed publication targeting women and multicultural professionals in corporate...

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August 02, 2011

From, Aug. 1, 2011:

The new dean of Tulane University’s Business School, Ira Solomon, said the plan which could be voted on tonight by the Congress is a drop in the bucket.

“The federal government borrows in the neighborhood of $4 billion dollars a day, $4 billion a day in spending of monies we have to acquire from someone else,” said Solomon.

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Tulane University, CME Group and Energy Management Institute Launch Simulated Energy Trading Initiative

July 19, 2011

This fall, energy and trading professionals will be able to immerse themselves in the latest electronic trading tools and test their skills using the most realistic trading simulations available as three of the leading names in energy markets and education—Tulane University, CME Group and Energy Management Institute (EMI)—team up for a new series of professional training courses.

This fall, Tulane will partner with  CME Group, EMI, Thomson Reuters and Trading Technologies to offer a series of training courses for energy professionals in Chicago, Houston and New Orleans.


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New dean plans to connect with the community

July 07, 2011

Ira Solomon thinks business schools should do more to address societal issues, and the newly appointed dean of the A. B. Freeman School of Business thinks Tulane University is just the place to take on that challenge.

Dean Ira Solomon thinks business schools should do more to address societal issues.

“The way in which Tulane has repositioned itself in terms of strong connections to the community is something that I find very interesting and intriguing,” says Solomon, who officially began his tenure as dean on July 1. “I like the strategic direction I see the campus going, and I...

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Financial Times ranks Master of Finance fourth in U.S.

June 20, 2011

In its new ranking of global master’s in finance programs, Financial Times has ranked the Freeman School’s Master of Finance program 26th in the world and fourth among programs in the U.S.

Freeman was ranked in the category of pre-experience programs, which refers to typically one-year programs targeted at new or recent graduates. The ranking appeared in Financial Times and on June 20.

“Being ranked among the top four programs in the country is a testament to the quality and relevance of our curriculum,” says Exxon Professor of Finance Venkat...

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Times-Picayune: Tulane University's new business dean will reset the school's priorities

June 14, 2011

From The Times-Picayune, June 13, 2011:

The newly named dean of the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University has been on the job less than two weeks and as of Thursday was still living out of a hotel, but already has begun in earnest an effort to create a school that will endow students with a system of values just as it imparts them with business education and skills. Doing so, Solomon believes, will create business leaders who are able to communicate effectively, think critically and avoid unethical behavior.

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Student award winners from 2011 commencement

May 20, 2011
Dean DeNisi with some of the award recipients from this year’s graduation ceremony. From left to right, Ruth Yomtoubian (MBA/MGM ’11), Ian Jones (MBA ’11), Claudio Galimberti (MFIN Houston’11), DeNisi, Chia Lee Neoh (MFIN New Orleans ’11), Ian Lindsay (MFIN Houston ’11), Christopher Williams (MBA ’11), Aminn Gabriel Thompson (MFIN New Orleans ’11) and Jennifer Urrego (MBA ’11).

The following student awards were announced at the Freeman School’s 2011 undergraduate and graduate-level diploma ceremonies.

BSM Scholastic Achievement Award

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Faculty award winners from 2011 commencement

May 20, 2011

The following faculty awards were presented at the Freeman School’s 2011 graduate and undergraduate diploma ceremonies.

Irving H. Lavalle Research Award

Established in 1996, this award recognizes professors for excellence and advancement of the highest standards in research and for contributions to the faculty members’ academic fields of interest.

  • Sheri Tice, Finance

James T. Murphy Teaching Excellence Award

Established in 1994, this award recognizes professors in the Bachelor of Science in...

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DeNisi's final commencement a stark contrast to first

May 20, 2011

It doesn’t take much effort to see the contrast between Angelo DeNisi’s first commencement as dean of the Freeman School and his last.

Dean Angelo DeNisi with Tulane Association of Business Alumni Award winners Claudio Galimberti, Jennifer Urrego and Chia Neoh.

In 2006, when DeNisi presided over his first spring commencement, the effects of Hurricane Katrina were still all around. The Freeman School graduated just 447 students that year, and that number would drop to just over 400 in 2007 as Tulane and New Orleans continued to recover from the storm.

This year, DeNisi’s...

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MBA team one of three national finalists in Barnes & Noble marketing contest

May 17, 2011

When Barnes & Noble announced a nationwide marketing plan contest to help promote Nook Study, its new digital textbook reading software, a team of Tulane marketing students stepped up to the challenge, developing a set of tactics that earned them one of three finalist slots and a trip to New York to present their recommendations at Barnes & Noble headquarters.

The Tulane Bookstore promotes the new Nook Study digital textbook reader. A team of Tulane business students developed a marketing plan for Nook Study, becoming finalists in a national contest. Photo by Paula Burch-... Big Worries for Small Caps

May 03, 2011

From, May 2, 2011:

With so much hand-wringing going on, MarketBeat dropped a line to Peter Ricchiuti, a professor at Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business who has been tracking and trading small-cap companies for the past two decades. Are even some of small-cap’s biggest long-term boosters starting to get a bit hot under the collar? Uh, yes.

“I don’t know if it can continue,” Ricchiuti says, ticking off a list of worries. “The gap between pricing on large- and small-caps is, historically, very high. Another negative is that small caps tend to outperform...

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April 28, 2011

From, April 27, 2011:

Tulane University has built a national reputation for public service in recent years. Now, that reputation is going global. Adding to the university's list of international service projects, a group of MBA students in the A. B. Freeman School of Business pitched in with recent volunteer work in Argentina.

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