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Freeman Speaker Series presents Jackie Hanselman

August 28, 2009

Education Pioneers was established to develop talent to meet existing needs in K-12 education while building the field of leaders to close the talent gap and transform urban education. On Wednesday, Sept. 16, Jackie Hanselman, recruiting manager with the organization, will discuss "The Business of Education."

The presentation will take place in Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II, Room 1111, from 5-6 p.m.

The Freeman Speaker Series was established to showcase a broad cross-section of business professionals who can speak about their industries, companies and professional activities...

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TEA sponsors "elevator pitch" competition

August 12, 2009

Have a business idea to improve New Orleans? Interested in honing your pitch? Want to network with likeminded entrepreneurs? Enter PitchNOLA, an "elevator pitch" competition for entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to create value and solve pressing social problems in New Orleans.

While there is no cash prize for the winners, the competition is a great way for entrants to promote their ideas, hone their elevator pitches and network with similarly motivated entrepreneurs and business people. Coaches for the workshop part of the program will include Ralph Maurer, visiting assistant...

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EMBA program to offer fellowships for non-profit, minority and women-owned firms

July 17, 2009

The Freeman School has announced a new Executive MBA fellowship program for non-profit, minority and women-owned businesses. The fellowships, which will cover 50 percent of the program's tuition, will be available to students in the New Orleans and Houston EMBA programs beginning in January 2010.

"A vibrant non-profit and small-business sector is critical to the continued growth of the community, and the Executive MBA program can provide these organizations with the leadership and management skills they need to grow and succeed," says Russ Robins, associate dean for executive...

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Shell Energy chief added to Tulane Business Forum

July 10, 2009

Mark Quartermain, president of Shell Energy North America (US), L.P., has been added to the lineup of speakers at the 2009 Tulane Business Forum. Quarterman has responsibility for the company's overall operations in natural gas and power trading, marketing and energy asset management, including Shell's power generation portfolio, gas storage capabilities and emissions trading activities.

In addition to Quartermain, this year's speakers also include John Mackey, chairman and CEO of Whole Foods Market Inc.; Alan Yuspeh, senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer...

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Ricchiuti in T-P on McMoRan Blackbeard prospect

June 18, 2009

Peter Ricchiuti is quoted again in today's Times-Picayune on McMoRan Exploration Co.'s groundbreaking Blackbeard drilling project. The mega-deep well, located just off the mouth of the Mississippi River, could end up producing the equivalent of 4 billion barrels of oil. Ricchiuti says the closely watched project has the potential to be a game changer for the industry.

Ricchiuti is research director of Burkenroad Reports, the Freeman School's acclaimed equities analysis program.

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MBA program ranked 30th internationally

June 01, 2009

In its latest ranking of global MBA programs, Latin American business magazine AméricaEconomía has ranked the Freeman School 30th internationally and 20th among U.S. business schools. The ranking appeared in the magazine's June 2009 issue.

In addition to the global MBA ranking, the Freeman School also appears prominently on the magazine's ranking of the top MBA programs in Latin America. The Freeman School is listed as a dual-degree program partner with four of the top 10 schools in Latin America, including Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, ITAM in Mexico City, IESA in...

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Saying goodbye to the Katrina Class

May 20, 2009

The 2009 commencement ceremonies marked an historic end and a bright beginning for 769 newly minted alumni of the A. B. Freeman School of Business.

At the undergraduate level, this year's commencement was notable for the graduation of the so-called Katrina Class, the students who made the decision to return to New Orleans and Tulane after Hurricane Katrina forced the cancellation of what would have been their first semester in college. More than 250 undergraduate business majors were among the graduating students treated to an extraordinary unified ceremony at the Louisiana...

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Analyst recommendations have little effect, researcher says

May 18, 2009

In a new paper to be published in Journal of Accounting and Economics, Robert S. Hansen, Francis Martin Chair in Business and professor of finance and economics,  suggests that analysts' recommendations have little effect on stock prices. The study, co-authored with Oya Altinkiliç of the University of Pittsburgh, found that when an analyst changes a recommendation on a stock, the share price moves on average  just 0.03 percent, far less than...

Students try to beat the S&P 500

May 15, 2009

Associated Press business writer Alan Sayre sat in on the final class of the semester for the Darwin S. Fenner Student Managed Fund and wrote this article about the course, in which students manage a $1 million endowment fund with the goal of outperforming the S&P 500. Since Associate Professor of Finance Sheri Tice took over the program in 2002, students have consistently managed to achieve that goal.

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New alumni group hopes to improve ranking

May 15, 2009

A new alumni group hopes to improve the Freeman School's national ranking by reaching out to recent graduates.

The Freeman 50 is the brainchild of Edward Crawford (MBA '08, MGM '09), who says he was inspired to start the group after seeing the success that other schools had had with initiatives such as class agent programs.

"We have alumni who love Freeman and want to come back to New Orleans all the time, but they're not connected to the school," says Crawford. "I started talking to some recent alumni and people at the school about how to fix that, and the idea just grew...

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TABA Baseball Tent Party Friday, May 8

May 08, 2009

The 2nd annual TABA Baseball Blowout will take place Friday night, May 8, at Turchin Stadium.

The Tulane Green Wave baseball team takes on UAB at 6 p.m. in an important Conference USA contest, so to help fans get ready for the big game, TABA is sponsoring a pre-game Tent Party featuring food, refreshments and fun for friends and alumni of the Freeman School. The Tent Party runs from 5 to 7 p.m., and the cost (including a game ticket) is $25 for adults and $15 for children aged 3 to 17. Walk ups are welcomed as long as the food lasts, but to insure your place, contact Rhonda Earles...

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Ricchiuti featured on "Good Morning America"

May 07, 2009

Assistant Dean Peter Ricchiuti was interviewed by ABC News for a  Good Morning America segment on May 7 that examined the Gulf Coast's surprisingly strong economy. Ricchiuti is research director of Burkenroad Reports, which follows 38 small- and mid-cap companies across the Southeast.

Click here to watch Ricchiuti's segment.