News from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
“Johns Hopkins University has taken the first steps to relocate its Washington, D.C.-based graduate programs to a new, high-visibility home in the heart of the nation’s capital, a move that better positions JHU to inform and convene national and global decision-makers and amplify the real-world impact of its research and scholarship.
“The university announced today (January 25) that it has reached agreement, subject to regulatory approvals, to purchase the iconic building that currently houses the Newseum, located on Pennsylvania Avenue, the District’s most prestigious thoroughfare. Johns Hopkins plans to transform the building into a modern, world-class interdisciplinary academic facility anchored by JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies and optimized for learning, creativity, community events, and the exchange of ideas.
“Moving the university’s D.C.-based graduate programs to a single campus will create new opportunities for interaction and collaboration among those pursuing advanced degrees in Washington at SAIS, the Carey Business School, the School of Nursing, and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ Advanced Academic Programs.” The Carey Business School already leases space in a D.C. building, located at 1625 Massachusetts Ave.
Dr. Janet Lenaghan Appointed Dean Of Hofstra’s Zarb School
News from Hofstra University Zarb School of Business
President Stuart Rabinowitz announced today that Dr. Janet A. Lenaghan, Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship and the Acting Dean of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University, has been appointed dean of the Zarb School of Business, the first woman in the school’s fifty-year history. The selection was made following a national search with a committee made up of trustees, faculty and administrators.
“’Dean Lenaghan is an exceptional scholar, an experienced administrator and a natural leader, with the tenacity and the dynamism to lead Zarb into a new era of excellence,’ said President Rabinowitz. ‘She has the ability to lead faculty, connect alumni, forge new partnerships with businesses and relate to student needs. She possesses all of the traits and skills necessary to ensure the Zarb School of Business continues to thrive.’
“Lenaghan served as Vice Dean of the Zarb School since 2016 and was recently appointed Acting Dean. During that time, the school moved into a new 52,000 square foot building designed to enhance student learning through innovative hands-on facilities and dedicated student collaborative spaces. In addition to the new building, the school expanded its online offerings as well as enhanced the first-year student experience. Provost Berliner, who worked with her closely in the dean’s office, noted that as both a faculty member and administrator, she served with distinction.
Latin America In 2019: Will Political Upheaval Stall Growth?
News from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
“Change is in the air in Latin America. In the last 12 months, Brazil, Cuba and Mexico elected new leaders. Meanwhile, Argentina is preparing for fresh elections, and Venezuela faces upheaval in the face of Nicolas Maduro’s re-election and subsequent efforts to oust him.
“In Brazil, far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has promised economic liberalization, safer days and a cleaner regime compared to the violent crimes and widespread corruption that plagued previous governments. In Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, its first leftist president in seven decades, faces challenges in containing migrants headed from countries to its south to the U.S., while adjusting to a new economic order after NAFTA was renegotiated last October.”
After Devastating Wildfire Season, UVA Darden Student Shares What It’s Like To Manage Vast Western Forest
News from University of Virginia Darden School of Business
“With a background in public sector land management, Kyle Blum (Class of 2019) came to the University of Virginia Darden School of Business to broaden his skillset.
“’I had a really awesome public sector experience and learned a ton in terms of leadership,’ Blum said. ‘But I didn’t have some of the core tools that are necessary to run a business, and I didn’t speak the language of business at all.’
“Blum worked for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, where he was head of the uplands program. In this role, he oversaw a portfolio of three million acres of land that the state was granted more than 100 years ago.”
Three Steps To Help Innovation Teams Succeed At An Established Company
News from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
“’When I first got into retail, in 2000, our competition was traditional retailers and up-and-coming specialty retailers,’ says Stephanie Farsht, who helped run a variety of innovation and strategy teams at Target for more than 15 years. In that time, she watched the emergence of novel, often existential threats from companies like Amazon and Google.
“’We didn’t know how to compete against these new entrants. We were in quicksand.’
“Farsht and her team did not sink. They instead helped Target understand that it could no longer survive by taking small, incremental steps to innovate. In the process, she helped to build a culture of innovation inside the company.”