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From the Dean: Fall 2016

- Fall 2016 -

The next era of business education at Tulane University has begun. In May, the A. B. Freeman School of Business officially kicked off a major expansion and renovation project designed to meet the changing needs of business education in the 21st century.

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Accounting students team up to help social ventures

- Fall 2016 -

Capstone New Orleans began as a nonprofit that grows food on vacant lots in the Lower 9th Ward and distributes it to people in need at little or no cost, but founder David Young soon got the sweet idea to begin selling honey (he’s also a beekeeper) as a way to support the food giveaways.

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Solomon reappointed as dean

- Fall 2016 -

Ira Solomon, the Debra and Rick Rees Professor of Business, has accepted reappointment for a second five-year term as dean of the A. B. Freeman School of Business. The reappointment was announced by Tulane Provost Michael Bernstein in April in an email to faculty and staff.

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Freeman team tops in national accounting competition

- Fall 2016 -

Neither snow nor rain nor Lundi Gras could stop a team of Freeman School students from winning first place in the 2015 PwC Challenge, a national accounting case competition sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Marketing with a mission

- Fall 2016 -

At first glance, Liberty’s Kitchen looks like most neighborhood cafes, serving up a menu of coffee, pastries, sandwiches and blue plate specials from its storefront in the ReFresh Project development on Broad Street. But what casual customers might not know is that with every order, they’re helping to transform lives.

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Natural Foods CEO tells students to follow their gut

- Fall 2016 -

Irwin D. Simon has some simple advice for students: Don’t listen to advice. In a talk at the Freeman School, the founder of natural foods giant Hain Celestial Group recalled how many times he’d been told that a company focused exclusively on healthy eating would never fly. “If I had listened to them, I never would have gone out and done it,” Simon told the students.

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MFIN team earns 3rd place in portfolio managers competition

- Fall 2016 -

A team of Master of Finance students from the Freeman School won third-place at this year’s Texas Investor Portfolio Symposium (TIPS) Portfolio Managers Competition. The competition was part of the annual TIPS conference, a forum for students and faculty from universities in the region with investment management curriculum.

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Freeman welcomes former Dean Meyer Feldberg

- Fall 2016 -

As Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business begins work on a major expansion and renovation, Dean Ira Solomon hosted a visit from the man responsible for building Goldring/Woldenberg Hall I, former Dean Meyer Feldberg. Feldberg served as dean from 1981 to 1986 and oversaw fundraising efforts to construct GW1, the first new academic building to be built on Tulane’s uptown campus in 18 years.

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Schooling the professionals

- Fall 2016 -

During the May 2016 NFL owners’ meeting, votes were cast for the 2019 and 2020 Super Bowl host cities. When that happened, students in one class at the A. B. Freeman School of Business were paying close attention.

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The stock market’s good humor man

- Fall 2016 -

When Peter Ricchiuti speaks at conventions and corporate meetings, event organizers bill him as “the financial professor you wish you’d had in college.” In November, Ricchiuti shared his unmistakable brand of market analysis with alumni, parents and students as part of the 2015 Homecoming Speaker Series.

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