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Longtime U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski speaks a part of Carey Business School’s Leaders+Legends series as Dean Bernard Ferrari looks on

Barbara Mikulski Discusses Women’s Leadership, Business, International Trade

News from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

“Barbara Mikulski, who represented Maryland in the U.S. Senate for 30 years, spoke at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School on Nov. 13, addressing a host of topics ranging from women’s leadership to the economy in a lively one-on-one discussion with Carey Dean Bernard T. Ferrari.

“Mikulski, now a Homewood Professor of Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University, sat for a fireside-style Q&A at Carey’s Harbor East campus. In her trademark matter-of-fact and animated style, Mikulski spoke on a wide range of issues, weaving in anecdotes and insights from her political career.”

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How Academics Can Rebuild Trust In Science

News from INSEAD

“Science is currently experiencing a reputation crisis. In previous years it has emerged that many landmark studies are not replicable and some have even been exposed for questionable methodologies or simple data errors. The media has caught on and is adding fuel to the fire in the form of ridicule, feeding the public’s scepticism of institutions and intellectualism in general.

“This is a trust-based crisis, which is among the most difficult of crises to solve, especially as the phenomenon is proliferating across government, business and media. But it is incumbent on the scientific community to regain this trust. The public is not only a beneficiary of scientific advancements. It elects members of parliament, senators and congresspeople who make decisions about funding studies and institutes. Businesses that fund research are also under unprecedented public scrutiny.”

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The Vanderbilt Owen EMBA strategy team assessed expansion opportunities for a popular Nashville chain

Capstone Project Spotlight: Edley’s Bar-B-Que

News from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management 

“For students in the Executive MBA Program, the capstone strategy project is one of several unique immersive chances to apply lessons from the classroom to challenges posed by real businesses.

“The Client: Edley’s, a fast-casual BBQ restaurant chain with three locations in Nashville, is a ‘tribute to all things Southern.’ The proprietor, Will Newman, built the restaurant as a testament to the hard work and unfailing hospitality of his grandfather, Edley Newman.

“The Project: After quickly growing to three locations within Nashville, Newman and his team were interested in bringing his distinctive offering to other parts of the country. Newman asked a team of four EMBA students (Alice Little, Matt Kidder, Joshua Hughes, and Steele Hutto) to analyze opportunities for expansion through a regional franchising strategy.”

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EmoryMAC Conference Highlights Evolution Of Marketing Analytics

News from Emory University Goizueta Business School

“The future of data and analytics is ever evolving.

“One of the driving forces behind the marketing industry is the ability to capitalize and use data and analytics efficiently. At the seventh annual Emory Marketing Analytics Center (EmoryMAC) Conference, sponsored by Chick-fil-A and LinkedIn, marketing professionals, faculty and students were able to learn the latest trends in marketing analytics as well as network with leading-edge analytic thinkers.

“One of those leading-edge thinkers was keynote speaker Bill Franks, chief analytics officer at the International Institute for Analytics.”

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Eugenio Garza y Garza, GSB MBA ’97. Kiefer Hickman photo

GSB Alum Puts Concepts Of Diversity And Trust Into Action

News from Stanford University Graduate School of Business

“Eugenio Garza y Garza, MBA ’97, grew up in a conservative Catholic family in Monterrey, Mexico. Early on in his studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, during a core human resource management class, a professor asked students to raise their hands if they supported a certain controversial position. Garza y Garza was the only one who kept his hand down. The feeling in his class was the exact opposite of the overwhelming sentiment in his hometown.

“It was a shock, but it was also a learning experience. ‘It helped me open up,’ he says.”

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