– Fall 2016 –

Tulane Executive Vice President Yvette Jones steps down

- Fall 2016 -

Yvette Jones (MBA ’95), whose career at Tulane University spanned 36 years, officially retired as executive vice president for university relations and development on July 31, 2016.

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Tulane-based technology wins top prize at Business Model Competition

- Fall 2016 -

A device to prevent pressure ulcers in patients undergoing medical procedures won first place and a grand prize of $25,000 in the 2016 Tulane Business Model Competition.

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Domain Cos. founders and charter school exec honored as Entrepreneurs of the Year

- Fall 2016 -

The A. B. Freeman School of Business honored real estate developers Chris Papamichael (BSM ’96) and Matt Schwartz (BSM ’99) as Tulane Distinguished Entrepreneurs of the Year and educator Caroline Roemer as Tulane Outstanding Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2016 Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards Gala.

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Youth design agency wins top prize at PitchNOLA

- Fall 2016 -

If you’ve ever seen the reality show “Shark Tank,” you know the format: Budding entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of investors with thousands of dollars in funding resting in the balance. But for participants in PitchNOLA 2016: Community Solutions, which took place in January in the Woldenberg Art Center’s Freeman Auditorium, the motivation wasn’t a desire for profits. It was the desire to make a difference.

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Selected Faculty Publications

- Fall 2016 -

Robert Hansen’s discussion “What Is the Value of Sell-side Analysts? Evidence from Coverage Changes,” originally presented at the 2014 Journal of Accounting & Economics Conference in Philadelphia, is now forthcoming in the Journal of Accounting and Economics. Hansen is the Francis Martin Chair in Business and professor of finance.

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It pays to be well-rounded

- Fall 2016 -

In the last few years, specialization has become the new mantra at business schools, with students pursuing increasingly narrow tracks of study in hopes of gaining an advantage in the job market. New research from a professor at the A. B. Freeman School of Business, however, suggests that some highly specialized students may not be getting the advantage they’re hoping for.

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Freeman tops in managerial/experimental accounting

- Fall 2016 -

A new study ranks the Freeman School No. 1 in the world in managerial- experimental accounting. The study, which is based on the number of faculty citations in respected accounting journals, also rates faculty members Lynn Hannan and Jasmijn Bol as among the world’s top 25 scholars in the field of experimental accounting.

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Selected Faculty Presentation, Honors, Etc.

- Fall 2016 -

Angelo DeNisi, the Albert Harry Cohen Chair of Business Administration, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Academy of Management’s Herbert Heneman Jr. Award for Career Achievement.

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Building for the Future

- Fall 2016 -

To meet surging enrollments, enhance industry-leading programming and provide new, state-of-the-art learning spaces for the next generation of students, the A. B. Freeman School of Business has begun a major expansion and renovation of Goldring/Woldenberg Hall.

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Bourbon Dynasty

- Fall 2016 -

William A. “Bill” Goldring (BBA ’64) has quietly built the New Orleans-based Sazerac Co. into the largest producer of distilled spirits in America, with a portfolio of top-selling brands including Buffalo Trace, Southern Comfort, Fireball, Eagle Rare and Pappy Van Winkle. Now, through an anchor gift to Tulane University for the expansion of the A. B. Freeman School of Business, Goldring is lending his family’s name and support to the third major business school building campaign of his lifetime.

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