Dean Ira Solomon addresses the audience at Freeman's undergraduate diploma ceremony in May 2021

Celebrating and Giving Thanks

- Spring 2021 -

As I write this column, the Freeman School is busy preparing to welcome thousands of students and guests to Yulman Stadium for this year’s undergraduate and graduate diploma ceremonies.

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Workshop focuses on costs of racial inequity

- Spring 2021 -

Researchers from Tulane and other institutions came together in March for a three-day workshop aimed at helping scholars quantify the effects of racial inequity in the United States.

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Ricchiuti rallies for experiential learning

- Spring 2021 -

Burkenroad Reports founder Peter Ricchiuti donated $250,000 to the Freeman School to establish the Ricchiuti Action Learning
Initiative (RALI), a new endowed fund to support experiential learning across the school.

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Paulo Goes named Freeman School dean

- Spring 2021 -

Paulo Goes, Dean and Halle Chair in Leadership at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, has been named dean of Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business, effective Aug. 23, 2021.

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Freeman ranked among nation’s best for entrepreneurship

- Spring 2021 -

In its latest survey of university entrepreneurship programs, the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine ranked the Freeman School 42nd on its list of the best graduate programs for entrepreneurship.

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Cleantech startup earns top prize at 21st annual Tulane Business Model Competition

- Spring 2021 -

Floe, a cleantech company whose technology tackles the danger of ice buildup on roofs, won first place and the grand prize of $75,000 at the 21st annual Tulane Business Model Competition (TBMC).

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John Trapani, longtime associate dean, retires

- Spring 2021 -

John M. Trapani III, who served the Freeman School as senior associate dean, vice dean and founding director of the Goldring Institute of International Business, announced his intention to retire on June 30, bringing to a close a career that included more than 30 years in senior leadership at the Freeman School.

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GNO Startup Survey finds racial disparities in funding

- Spring 2021 -

In the wake of a summer marked by protests surrounding racial injustice in the U.S., a report from the A. B. Freeman School of Business highlighted striking inequities in funding between firms owned by Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and white-owned firms.

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Study shows politically connected firms enjoy preferential treatment from EPA

- Spring 2021 -

In a forthcoming paper, Amanda Heitz, assistant professor of finance, investigates the relationship between campaign contributions and firm value from a new angle.

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Selected Faculty Presentations, Honors, Awards, etc.

- Spring 2021 -

Sherif Ebrahim, professor of practice in management, and Ashley Nelson, professor of practice in management communication, were named co-recipients of the 2021 Dean’s Excellence in Intellectual Contribution Award, which honors professors of practice and lecturers who have produced outstanding scholarly contributions.

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