Announcements

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Ira Solomon named new dean of Freeman School

March 23, 2011

Ira Solomon, the R.C. Evans Endowed Chair in Business and head of the Department of Accountancy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named the new dean of the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. The appointment is effective June 1.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor Ira Solomon has been named the new dean of the A. B. Freeman School of Business.

Tulane President Scott Cowen made the announcement on Monday, March 21, culminating a nine-month national search led by Professor of Finance Sheri Tice and Tulane Provost Michael...

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Bloomberg economist to discuss economic recovery

March 03, 2011

Richard Yamarone, senior economist with Bloomberg Brief: Economics, will discuss the current state of the economy in a special lecture at the A. B. Freeman School of Business.

Richard Yamarone

Yamarone’s presentation, “What Indicators to Watch for Signs of Economic Recovery,” will take place on Tuesday, March 15, at 5 p.m. in Room 2110 of Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II on Tulane's uptown campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Yamarone is an economist who has more than two decades of experience and focuses on monetary and fiscal...

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Business Plan Competition announces semifinalists

February 23, 2011

The Tulane Entrepreneurs Association has announced the semifinalists for the 2011 Tulane Business Plan Competition. The competition, which takes place on Friday, April 8, at the Freeman School, will award up to $70,000 in cash to the most promising new venture.

This year’s competition attracted 76 entries from 50 universities in five countries, including China, Thailand and Spain, and the 20 ventures selected to move on to the second round run the gamut from biotechnology to finance to alternative energy.

“Yet again, we have been extremely impressed by both the quantity...

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Financial Times ranks EMBA program among world's best

October 25, 2010

In its latest survey of executive MBA programs at the world’s leading business schools, Financial Times has ranked the Freeman School’s EMBA program 75th in the world and 35th among U.S. business schools. The ranking appeared in the newspaper and on FT.com on Oct. 25.

Financial Times bases its ranking on measures of alumni success, program diversity and quality of faculty. Graduates of Freeman’s EMBA program reported an average salary of $159,592 three years after completing the program, and graduates experienced a 45 percent increase in average salary compared...

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CNBC's "Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer" comes to the Freeman School

September 28, 2010

CNBC’s “Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer” is coming to the Freeman School of Business on Oct. 19 to broadcast in front of a live audience as part of the show’s “Back to School Tour.”

Jim Cramer brings his CNBC show "Mad Money" to Dixon Hall on Tulane's uptown campus on Oct. 19. Freeman School students can pick up tickets to attend the show on Oct. 5 in the lobby of Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II.

The show, which will broadcast from Dixon Hall on the Tulane campus, will air at 5 p.m. CDT on CNBC and re-air at 10 later that evening. Cramer and CNBC hope to fill the auditorium...

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Competition to award $5K for best social entrepreneurship idea

September 24, 2010

Got an idea to improve life in New Orleans? Enter the 2010 PitchNOLA competition and you could win $5,000 to help make that idea a reality.

The Tulane Entrepreneurs Association is a co-sponsor of PitchNOLA, which will award $5,000 to the best idea to effect positive social change in New Orleans.

PitchNOLA is an elevator-pitch competition for ventures designed to effect positive social or environmental change in New Orleans. Now in its second year, the competition gives local social entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their ideas to a panel of celebrity judges and a live audience of...

TABA announces Tulane Business Forum program

June 25, 2010

Updated July 9, 2010

The Tulane Association of Business Alumni (TABA) has announced the program for the 2010 Tulane Business Forum. With the theme "Leveraging Corporate Resources," this year's forum will focus on business leaders and organizations that have demonstrated the ability to leverage assets to strengthen their market positions and achieve goals.

  • "Health Reform: What Is It and What Does It Mean?" Charles N. Kahn III, President and CEO, Federation of American Hospitals, Washington D.C.
  • "Distinguishing...

Beta Gamma Sigma inducts newest members

May 19, 2010

The Tulane chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society recognizing business excellence, welcomed its newest members on May 13, 2010. The 47 inductees, including students from the BSM, MACCT, MBA, MFIN, MGM, MMG, and PMBA programs, are the following:

  • Alexandra Bayet
  • Lina Belkin
  • Niki Blanco
  • Matthew Cain
  • Thomas Castagna
  • Moises Davidovits
  • Patrick Davis
  • Lindsay Dawson
  • James Matthew Dearmon
  • Meredith Denton...

Faculty awards from 2010 Commencement Ceremony

May 19, 2010

The following faculty awards were presented at the Freeman School’s 2010 Graduate Diploma Ceremony.

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.

  • Michael Burke
James T. Murphy Teaching Excellence Award

Established in 1994, this award recognizes professors in the Bachelor of Science in Management and the Master of Business Administration...

Student awards from 2010 Commencement Ceremony

May 19, 2010

The following student awards were presented at the Freeman School's 2010 undergraduate and graduate-level diploma ceremonies.

BSM Scholastic Achievement Award

Established in 1997, the BSM Scholastic Achievement Award recognizes excellence in academics and is presented to the graduate of the BSM program with the highest cumulative grade-point average.

  • David Arango
Marta and Peter Bordeaux Scholastic Achievement Award

Established in 1987 by Marta and Peter Bordeaux to recognize excellence in academics, this award is...

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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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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...