Events

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Deloitte Global CEO Barry Salzberg to speak on campus

October 21, 2014

Barry Salzberg, global CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., the largest professional services network in the world, will discuss the challenges of running an international business in a special talk hosted by the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.

Barry Salzberg, global CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., will discuss global business and leadership as the 2014 R. W. Freeman Distinguished Lecturer.

“Leading Across Borders: Insights on Global Business and Leadership with Deloitte’s Global CEO” will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 5:30 p.m. in the Lavin-...

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Ernst & Young CEO highlights importance of global ethics

February 25, 2013

In the wake of Enron and other corporate scandals, business schools across the nation have put a much greater emphasis on the teaching of ethics, but in a talk at the A. B. Freeman School of Business last Friday (Feb. 22), James S. Turley, chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young, said those efforts can only go so far.

“I’m not sure whether in a university you can teach ethics,” Turley told a packed audience in Dixon Hall on Tulane’s Uptown campus. “My guess is if someone doesn’t have it by the time they come here, it’s going to be really hard to convince them they should have it....

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Madoff attorney Ira Sorkin visits Freeman

October 17, 2012

Attorney Ira Sorkin (A&S ’65), best known for representing notorious Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, took some time from his busy schedule to speak to Prof. Mike Hogg’s undergraduate business law class on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Attorney Ira Sorkin (A&S ’65), left, best known for representing Bernie Madoff, spoke about his career and representing Madoff as a special guest lecturer in Prof. Mike Hogg’s business law class.

Sorkin attended Tulane on a track and field scholarship and majored in English, but it was a Newcomb College political science course on the Supreme Court that...

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Join the Freeman School for Homecoming 2012

October 09, 2012

Tulane University celebrates Homecoming 2012 next month, and as part of that celebration, the Freeman School is sponsoring a number of special events for business alumni.

Chef Brian Landry of Borgne will be on hand to serve his acclaimed Louisiana cuisine at the Freeman School's tailgating party on Saturday, Nov. 3.

On Friday, Nov. 2, Freeman will host an Open House, Tour and Q&A with Dean Ira Solomon from 4 - 5 p.m. in Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II. If you haven’t been to campus lately, it’s a great chance to catch up with Freeman, see our facilities and learn about some of the...

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Register now for PitchNOLA 2012

October 03, 2012

Got an idea to solve a social or environmental problem in New Orleans? Register for PitchNOLA, Propeller’s annual social innovation “elevator pitch” competition, and you could win up to $6,000 to make that idea a reality.

PitchNOLA contestant Tamara Prosper delivers her pitch for Sheaux Fresh Sustainable Foods at last year’s competition.

This year, PitchNOLA features two different tracks dedicated to addressing two different community challenges. PitchNOLA 2012: Community Solutions is designed to identify sustainable ventures that solve pressing social or environmental problems in...

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Sports takes the spotlight at Tulane Business Forum

October 02, 2012

From the NBA All-Star Game and the BCS College Football Championship to the NCAA Men’s Final Four and the Super Bowl, New Orleans has in the last four years reemerged as one of the nation’s leading destinations for major sporting events.

A panel of local sports officials said greater collaboration has helped New Orleans reemerge as one of the nation's leading destinations for major sporting events. From left, Mark Romig, Jay Cicero, Rick Dickson, Dennis Lauscha and Doug Thornton.

At the 33rd annual Tulane Business Forum, which took place on Friday (Sept. 28) at the Hilton New...

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Center for Audit Quality's Cindy Fornelli speaks at Freeman School

September 20, 2012

Cindy Fornelli, executive director of the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), discussed the state of financial reporting, public company auditing and the role of the CAQ in a special lecture at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business.

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Fornelli’s presentation, “The Path Forward: The Center for Audit Quality and the Quality of Financial Reporting,” took place on Monday, Sept. 17, in Goldring/ Woldenberg Hall II.

Fornelli is one of the nation’s leaders in the area of public company auditing policy. As executive director of the Center for Audit Quality...

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TABA announces 33rd annual Tulane Business Forum

June 08, 2012

Nationally recognized entrepreneurship expert Carl J. Schramm and Hancock Holding Co. President and CEO Carl Chaney highlight a distinguished lineup of speakers on tap for the 33rd annual Tulane Business Forum.

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The forum, an annual presentation of the Tulane Association of Business Alumni (TABA), will take place on Friday, Sept. 28, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

“This year’s forum, ‘Scoring Big: Building on Business Victories,’ highlights recent economic successes in the greater New Orleans region,” says David Kearney (MBA ’08), forum...

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Greenbaum and Altman to be honored as Entrepreneurs of the Year

March 29, 2012

Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business will honor Jerry M. Greenbaum (BBA ’62) as Tulane Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year and Jay Altman as Tulane Outstanding Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2012 Tulane Council of Entrepreneurs Award Gala, which will take place on Friday, April 13, at the Audubon Tea Room.

The Freeman School’s Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship presents the awards each year to highlight outstanding entrepreneurs in the community. The Tulane Distinguished Entrepreneur of Year Award honors individuals who embody the true spirit...

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Burkenroad Symposium tackles ethics of social media

February 11, 2012

If there was an overriding theme at this year’s Burkenroad Symposium, “Taming the Dragon: The Ethics of Doing Business in the World of Social Media,” panelist David Vinjamuri summed it up best.

Burkenroad Institute Director Adrienne Colella, left, with panelist David Vinjamuri. Vinjamuri emphasized the importance of ethics in social media at this year’s symposium. Photos by Cheryl Gerber.

“Just because you can doesn’t mean you should,” said Vinjamuri, founder of ThirdWay Brand Trainers and “Brand Truth” columnist for Forbes magazine. “There are many things that are...

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Burkenroad Symposium to explore ethics and social media

January 31, 2012

Now that it’s easier than ever for companies to engage their customers via social media, it’s also easier than ever to get burned in 140 characters or less.

Just ask Bank of America, Netflix, Kenneth Cole or any other famous brands who’ve gotten a very public earful online after a marketing misstep or tone-deaf tweet. The Freeman School’s Burkenroad Institute will host a free symposium this month featuring advice and insights from national social media experts on the new ethical issues companies face in authentically engaging customers via social networking.

The 19th...

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Treasury official to discuss lessons of the financial crisis

August 31, 2011

Timothy G. Massad, assistant secretary for financial stability with the Department of the Treasury, will discuss lessons of the 2008 financial crisis as this year’s first Freeman Distinguished Speaker in Finance.

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Massad’s presentation, “Dodging Disaster: What We Learned from the 2008 Financial Crisis,” will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Loraine and Winslow Chadwick Auditorium (Room 131) of Goldring/Woldenberg Hall I. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Massad was confirmed June 30, 2011, by the United States Senate to serve...