Stories by Anne Bergman:
Duke Bristow honored for boardroom expertise
USC Marshall School of Business associate professor Duke Bristow was recognized by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) on this year’s Directorship 100 list.
Striving for new heights in China
Not many people gain access to the rooftop above the 88th floor of Hong Kong’s International Finance Centre Tower 2, the world’s ninth tallest building.
Holder Installed as USC Leventhal Dean
William W. Holder was installed as the fifth dean of the USC Leventhal School of Accounting on Sept. 19 at Town & Gown.
Power corrupts when it lacks status
Ever wonder why that government clerk was so rude and condescending? Or why the mid-level manager at your company always doles out the most demeaning tasks? Or, on a more profound level, why the guards at Abu Ghraib tortured and humiliated their prisoners?
USC Marshall offers new social entrepreneurship minor
For undergraduates interested in social innovation and developing well thought-out solutions to the world’s problems, the Society and Business Lab (SBL) at the USC Marshall School of Business, in conjunction with the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development, has announced a social entrepreneurship minor that will begin this fall.
MBA students help central African city improve its economy
When you need an entrepreneurial jump-start, ask an MBA.
Society and Business fellows ready to work
A cadre of socially minded MBA students were the first Society and Business Fellows to graduate from the USC Marshall School of Business on May 13. The fellowship program is run through the USC Marshall Society and Business Lab.
USC Marshall relief fund provides aid for Japan
Following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March, USC Marshall School of Business students, faculty and staff felt compelled to do something to rally relief efforts for the Japanese people.
Cracking the case in Canada
For USC Marshall School of Business student Yuri Genyk, preparing for the Scotia Bank International Case Competition at the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada commanded a serious effort.
People, profits and sustainability
The “triple bottom line” was on the minds of managers and executives who focused on sustainability issues at a conference held in mid-February by the Center for Effective Organizations based at the USC Marshall School of Business.
Statistics: the new frontier
In an era when a mere swipe of a club card at the grocery store or a quick stock trade can generate a flood of data, the demand for experts who know how to navigate this deluge of information has never been stronger.
Recycling solution helps USC Marshall team
A team of four USC Marshall School of Business MBAs came up with an innovative recycling solution to take second place at the Net Impact Case Competition.
Getting their names in lights
Winning an American Eagle Outfitters case competition gave USC Marshall School of Business students a chance to present their ideas to the company’s top executives and a $5,000 prize.
Pro hockey shoots and scores with fans
Speaking to a packed house at Town & Gown, National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman shared the keys to the league’s success in spite of the country’s economic doldrums.
USC Marshall-Based Nonprofit Reaches Global Scale
It’s only been two years since its inception, but The World Is Just a Book Away nonprofit already has launched 47 school libraries in Indonesia and reached 25,000 children with 45,000 books.
Where idealism becomes reality
On the surface, it seemed a typical MBA career fair.
Technical experts embrace change at USC event
For the highly technical crowd attending the Institute for Communication Technology Management’s 25th annual executive roundtable, held by the USC Marshall School of Business on Oct. 28, change is nothing new.
USC Marshall Lab Brings Social Innovation to Campus
In an ongoing effort to bring the best minds in social innovation to USC’s campus, the USC Marshall School of Business’ Society and Business Lab has secured top talent to serve as its inaugural team of senior fellows.
USC Marshall Earns a Victory for Charity
USC Marshall School of Business MBA students won the school’s second Golden Briefcase award by volunteering 3,500 hours in their community, raising more than $100,000 for two local charities and proving their mettle on the athletic field.
Reconnecting to Remain Competitive
The USC Marshall School of Business will host the “Build Your Future” Lifelong Learning Conference on March 27 in conjunction with the second annual USC Marshall and USC Leventhal School of Accounting Alumni Reunion.
University of Melbourne Wins Marshall Cup
Four undergraduates from the University of Melbourne won the 11th annual USC Marshall International Case Competition, the largest undergraduate academic contest of its kind in the world.
Hollywood Calls USC Linguist for Help
When the alien characters voice their feelings in James Cameron’s sci-fi epic Avatar, they are literally speaking a new language, one developed by Paul Frommer, a professor at the USC Marshall School of Business.
Greif Scholarship Winner Meets Obama
When 17-year-old Kalief Rollins of Carson met President Barack Obama on Oct. 19, he gave the president a custom-made “Caution: Educated African American Male” T-shirt.
Cox and Steele to Speak at Business Summit
USC alum Christopher Cox, a former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Myron T. Steele, chief justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, will be keynote speakers at the fourth annual USC Corporate Governance Summit set for Nov. 12-13 at the Davidson Continuing Education Center.