– Summer 2010 –

From The Dean: Looking Back and Looking Forward

- Summer 2010 -

As of Sept. 1, just under 90 percent of our MBAs looking for jobs had found one, and over 75 percent of our undergraduate students who were looking for jobs had found one. This is a huge improvement over last year’s numbers, which should make everyone breathe a little easier.

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Bringing Back Circle Food Store

- Summer 2010 -

Circle Food Store served the New Orleans community until 2005, when Hurricane Katrina filled the historic structure with five feet of water. Now, thanks in part to the efforts of four Freeman School MBA students, Circle Food Store may finally be on the verge of a rebirth.

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BP Spill Puts Faculy in the Spotlight

- Summer 2010 -

Since April 20, when an explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico triggered the worst accidental oil spill in history, journalists from around the world have looked to Tulane for scholars to comment on the spill and its aftermath.

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ConocoPhillips Donates $35K to Trading Center

- Summer 2010 -

ConocoPhillips, the nation’s third-largest integrated energy company, has donated $35,000 to the Freeman School over the last year to support the school’s energy trading program.

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Symposium Explores Emerging Technologies

- Summer 2010 -

For the 17th Burkenroad Symposium on Business and Society, nationally respected experts in the areas of nanotechnology, alternative energy and regenerative medicine offered their thoughts on what it takes to bring cutting-edge technologies to market.

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Freeman Ranked 35th By AmericaEconomia

- Summer 2010 -

In its latest ranking of global MBA programs, leading Latin American business magazine AméricaEconomía has ranked the Freeman School 35th internationally and 22nd among U.S. business schools. The ranking appeared in the magazine’s June 2010 issue.

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Burkenroad Conference Spotlights Recovery

- Summer 2010 -

What a difference a year makes. At last year’s Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference, 33 of the 34 companies that participated posted negative returns for the preceding 12 months. This year, 28 of 33 companies posted positive returns.

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Business Plan Competition Winners Have a Bright Idea

- Summer 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 the Freeman School, it’s a little closer to achieving that goal.

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Callais Family Honored as Outstanding Family Enterprise

- Summer 2010 -

The Callais family, whose businesses include marine transportation, banking and waste management services, was named the 2010 Outstanding Family Enterprise by the Tulane University Family Business Center.

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Students Team Up for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

- Summer 2010 -

Jack and Jake’s Market 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.

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