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Commencement ceremony celebrates a return to normalcy

May 19, 2010

This year’s Freeman School commencement ceremony was nothing special, and according to Dean Angelo DeNisi, that’s what made it special indeed.

Kelly Buck (BSM/MACCT '10) is all smiles after receiving her diploma as Sara Biller (MACCT '10), left, and Enrique Caballero (BSM/MACCT '10), right, look on.

In his introductory remarks at this year’s ceremony, DeNisi told graduates and their families that each of his first four commencements had been extraordinary for one reason or another.

His first commencement ceremony in 2006 was the first commencement after...

Callais family honored as 2010 Outstanding Family Enterprise

May 06, 2010

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May 6, 2010

Contact: Rosalind Butler
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NEW ORLEANS--The Callais family, whose businesses include marine transportation, banking and waste management services, has been named the 2010 Outstanding Family Enterprise by the Tulane University Family Business Center. The award was presented at the Family Business Center’s annual Wealth Management Seminar, which took place at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place on May 5. Accepting the award on behalf of the family were...

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Burkenroad Conference spotlights recovery

May 04, 2010
At last year’s Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference, 33 of the 34 companies that presented posted negative returns for the preceding 12 months. This year, 28 of 33 companies posted positive returns, including top performer Stone Energy, which generated a total return of 337.89 percent for the year.
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Business Plan Competition winners have a bright idea

April 20, 2010
Poverty and lack of access to safe, affordable lighting are two of the biggest challenges facing populations in the developing world. A startup company hopes to solve both of those problems with an innovative new product, and now, with the help of Tulane, it's a little closer to achieving that goal.
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Admissions hosts Latin American advisers

April 20, 2010

On April 17, the Office of Graduate Admissions hosted its third annual International Advisers Seminar. Participating in this year’s event were advisers from Kaplan (Mexico), MBA Empresarial (Brazil), The Point (Brazil), Colfuturo (Colombia), the Grad School (Colombia) and EducationUSA (Chile).

Hosting informational seminars for Latin American educational advisers is one way the Freeman School's admissions office is targeting the growing Latin American market.

Latin America plays a central role in the Freeman School’s academic vision and strategy. The International Advisers...

Wilson family, Hall-Trujillo to be honored as Entrepreneurs of the Year

April 08, 2010

The Freeman School will honor the Wilson family, owners of Barriere Construction Co., as Tulane Distinguished Entrepreneurs of the Year and Kathryn Hall-Trujillo, founding director of Birthing Project USA, as Tulane Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2010 Tulane Council of Entrepreneurs Awards Gala.

The gala, which also will feature the announcement of the winner of this year's Tulane Business Plan Competition, takes place at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 16, at the Westin New Orleans at Canal Place.

The Distinguished Entrepreneurs of the Year Award was established to honor...

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Finalists announced for 2010 Tulane Business Plan Competition

March 30, 2010

The developer of an orthopedic implant to help patients with osteoporosis undergo spinal surgery, a social enterprise to provide clean, affordable off-grid lighting to rural poor in the developing world, and the maker of a line of small wind turbines designed to make wind power cost competitive with electricity generated from non-renewable resources have been selected as the three finalists in this year's Tulane Business Plan Competition.

The 2010 Tulane Business Plan Competition will take place at the Freeman School on Friday, April 16.

On Friday, April 16, teams representing...

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Students team up for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

March 27, 2010

Jack and Jake’s Local and Organic Market is a new business that plans to bring locally grown food to customers in underserved neighborhoods within three days of harvest, but to achieve that goal, the company first needs a top-notch distribution system.

That’s where a team of MBA students from Tulane, Loyola and UNO comes in.

“They’re helping us not just with the warehouse but with the overall distribution network as well,” says John Burns, founder of Jack and Jake’s. “They’ve done a couple of months worth of work in literally just a few days. It’s amazing the amount of help...

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MBA students make waves at "Investor Idol"

March 25, 2010

Xavier Cabo, Chonchol Gupta and Alex Owings may not have much in common with Kelly Clarkson or Adam Lambert, but they can all say they're idols.

Rebirth Financial, a new company started by the second-year MBA students, was one of four finalists chosen from among more than 30 applicants to participate in Investor Idol, a showcase for New Orleans small businesses seeking investors.

MBA students Alex Owings, Chonchol Gupta and Xavier Cabo, left to right, were chosen to participate in Investor Idol, a showcase for small businesses seeking investors.

The session was part of the...

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Freeman hosts 14th annual Finance Case Competition

March 23, 2010

MBA students from Freeman and seven other top-ranked business schools competed for $10,000 in cash prizes at the 14th annual Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Finance Case Competition.

This year's competition, which took place on March 19 in Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II, featured teams from Tulane, Emory, Rice, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of South Carolina, University of Texas at Austin, Washington University and Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt took first place and the grand prize of $5,000 in the competition, Emory earned second-place honors and a prize of $3...

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Record attendance highlights Freeman Days New Orleans

March 19, 2010

This year’s Freeman Days New Orleans recruiting and networking event broke records for both corporate participation and alumni involvement.

More than 60 alumni attended this year's Freeman Days New Orleans Networking Reception.

Freeman Days kicked off on Thursday, March 11, with the annual alumni networking reception. More than 150 people attended this year’s event, which gives students the opportunity to mix and mingle with both alumni and corporate recruiters. That number included more than 60 alumni, an all-time high for the reception.

On Friday, a record 31...

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Energy summit aims to spur mutidisciplinary research

March 16, 2010

Since 2008, the Freeman School and the School of Science & Engineering have been collaborating on research into the production and utilization of next generation fuels for clean power, including butanol from sugar cane waste products, but according to Geoff Parker, more research is needed.

Geoff Parker, director of the Tulane Energy Institute, hopes the inaugural Tulane Energy Day will help promote collaboration among researchers.

“A lot of times when we apply for grants or funding, we have some pieces of the puzzle, but we might have to scramble to identify all capabilities...