From UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business: Nine new assistant professors have joined the Haas School of Business faculty this year, with cutting-edge research interests that range from illicit supply chains to unequal social hierarchies; from financial crises to the incentives that shape innovation; and from health care management to decentralized finance to marketing and the demand for firearms.
The nine tenure-track hires are the result of a concerted effort by Dean Ann E. Harrison and other Haas leaders to expand and diversify the faculty.
“We are thrilled to welcome this wonderful, diverse new group of academic superstars to Berkeley Haas,” says Dean Ann E. Harrison. “We clearly are bringing the best to Haas, increasing the depth and breadth of our world-renowned faculty, and reinforcing our place among the world’s best business schools.”
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Michigan Ross alum pledges $1.5M to support the B-school’s state-of-the-art electronic business and financial center
From the University of Michigan Ross School of Business: As the Tozzi Electronic Business and Financial Center approaches its 20th anniversary, namesake donor John R. Tozzi, MBA ’67, has promised an additional $1.5 million to support the center and its growth for years to come.
Since its establishment in 2002, the Tozzi Center has offered valuable resources for students and faculty and houses one of the largest academic trading floors in the U.S. The center is equipped with the most advanced financial research tools, including Bloomberg and FactSet, which enables users to observe and analyze real-time financial market data, research companies, and track industry news.
The Tozzi Center is used as a classroom for courses covering topics such as financial analysis, valuation, and portfolio management, while also providing a platform for action-based learning at Michigan Ross. To augment their coursework, students can test trading strategies in mock cases with trading simulation software. In addition, the center hosts meetings and events for student investment clubs and the Maize and Blue Fund, an investment fund managed by BBA and MBA students.
Rotman professor Ajay Agrawal named to the Order of Canada
From the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management: Ajay Agrawal, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management was named today as a member of the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest honours. He was recognized for his contributions as a scholar, mentor, and entrepreneur to enhance Canada’s productivity, competitiveness, and prosperity through innovation and entrepreneurship including his initiatives as the founder of the Creative Destruction Lab at the Rotman School and co-founder of Next Canada.
Jamie Anderson, B’Com’76, was also named a member of the Order for his leadership in Canada’s investment banking sector, and for his far-reaching volunteer service in youth education and mental health. He is a member of the Rotman Dean’s Advisory Board and is currently a Senior Advisor at RBC Capital Markets. Prior to this role, he was Head of Corporate Strategy and Development of RBC, and Deputy Chair at RBC Capital Markets. He serves as Chair of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation Board of Directors and as a member of the CAMH Board of Trustees. He chairs the boards of the Charter for Business and Outward Bound Global and is past chair of the Loran Scholars Foundation—these charitable organizations offer opportunities to aboriginal youth, inner-city youth, young offenders, northern & rural youth, young people with disabilities, and young people of character who hold leadership promise.
Agrawal and Anderson were two of 85 appointments to the Order, announced by Mary Simon, the Governor General of Canada, on Wednesday including leaders in film, music, science, politics, business, academics, sport and culture.
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