– Fall 2020 –

New Specialization in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Debuts

- Fall 2020 -

To better prepare energy professionals for the changing marketplace, the Freeman School launched a new specialization this fall that offers students a deep dive into the business of renewables.

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Creating competitive advantage through customer experience

- Fall 2020 -

When Associate Dean John Clarke told me that Freeman had identified hospitality entrepreneurship as an emerging opportunity area for the school, I got very excited. I distinctly remember his pitch — “creating competitive advantage through customer experience” — and while that tidy summation is still accurate, the more practical question for me was, “What does a specialization in Entrepreneurial Hospitality actually look like?”

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Is working remotely an obstacle to knowledge exchange? Not necessarily

- Fall 2020 -

New research by a Freeman School professor offers fresh insights about knowledge exchange in the workplace as well as strategies managers can use to promote knowledge sharing whether their employees are working in the office or from the comfort of their living room.

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Senator’s pandemic trades could be first test of STOCK Act

- Fall 2020 -

On Feb. 13, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, head of the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee, sold between $628,000 and $1.7 million in stock shortly after receiving classified briefings on the threat of COVID-19. A week later, the stock market began a steep decline.

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Selected Faculty Publications

- Fall 2020 -

Tuhin Chaturvedi’s paper “Dynamic Fit in an Era of Ferment: Product Design Realignment and the Survival- Enhancing Role of Alliances andAcquisitions” has been accepted for publication in Research Policy. Chaturvedi is an assistant professor of management. Gus De Franco recently had two papers accepted for publication. “MD&A Textural Similarity and Auditors,” co-authored with Hila Fogel-Yaari […]

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Pandemic Partners

- Fall 2020 -

As local small businesses struggled with the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, the Lepage Strategic Advisers Program offered much-needed assistance, connecting business owners with highly qualified students and recent graduates committed to helping them navigate the changing environment.

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Alumnus returns to teach renewables course

- Fall 2020 -

As director of Make It Right Solar, the for-profit renewable energy subsidiary of Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation, Pierre Moses completed more than 250 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in New Orleans in the early 2010s. But when he began working on his MBA at the Freeman School in 2014, he noticed a gap in the school’s energy courses.

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Alumnus Honored with 2019 AICPA Elijah Watt Sells Award

- Fall 2020 -

For the third consecutive year, an alumnus of the Freeman School has been recognized with the prestigious Elijah Watt Sells Award.

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Class Notes: Fall 2020

- Fall 2020 -

1970s Donald Bear (BBA ’67, MBA ’70) recently moved to Bend, Oregon, to enjoy the outdoor life — skiing, cycling, kayaking, hiking — after more than 40 years in New York City. He’s now enjoying a great life in the high desert (except when the state is on fire and COVID is raging.) Gregory Kent […]

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In Memoriam: Fall 2020

- Fall 2020 -

Julian Lichter (’44) John Mansfield Meyer (’44) Helen Cecile Edwards Farris (BBA ’45) Louis Theodore Mastos (’45) John Parker Schneidau Sr. (’45) Ralph Dewar Gaines Jr. (BBA ’46) Robert Miller Hicks (BBA ’46) Raymond Jackson Pritchard (BBA ’46) Robert V. Whittaker Jr. (BBA ’46) Walter James Amoss Jr. (BBA ’47) Robert Aloysius Murphy Jr. (BBA […]

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