- Mary Ann Glynn, Joseph F. Cotter Professor of Organizational Studies and a fellow at the Winston Center for Leadership & Ethics, was one of four individuals elected fellows of the Academy of Management (AOM). AOM is the oldest and largest scholarly management association in the world. Members of the AOM who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management are honored as Fellows.
- The August 2008 annual U.S. News & World Report survey of American colleges and universities ranked the Carroll School of Management number 25 (up from 27) in the “Best Business Schools” rankings. Earlier this year, U.S. News rated the Carroll School’s full-time MBA program 34th in the nation, an historic high, and the evening MBA program number 15. In other rankings, BusinessWeek ranked the Carroll School 14th in the nation among "The Best Undergrad B-Schools".
- Victoria Crittenden, marketing professor and chair of the MBA Core Faculty, has been elected a Distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Marketing Science (AMS), a professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the creation and dissemination of marketing knowledge worldwide. The AMS Distinguished Fellow award is given in recognition of exemplary service to the Academy over a sustained period of time. In the nearly 20 years since the establishment of the honor, only 50 members have received the award. Professor Crittenden is the first Boston College faculty member to be so honored.
- Edward J. Kane, James F. Cleary Chair in Finance, has been cited in a number of publications. Last week he discussed the presidential candidates’ stances on the mortgage crisis with On Wall Street. Forbes reported on his talk about government regulation and credit crises at the annual financial risk round table held by the Wharton Financial Institutions Center and the Oliver Wyman Institute. He talked about regulation and supervision of retail banking with the London-based Lafferty Group’s publication Retailing Inside Banker. Additionally, he spoke with the Washington bureau of McClatchy News Service about Lehman Brothers’s bankruptcy filing and the sale of Merrill Lynch.
- The Carroll School of Management has joined the University Partnership Program of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs. The 33-member University Partnership Program provides select academic institutions an expanded pool of qualified Hispanic applicants for graduate business programs. The program also offers financial assistance in the form of scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships.
- Anthony Webb of the Center for Retirement Research offered advice to Financial-Planning about how to spend down money in retirement.
- As director of the EagleEyes Project, James Gips, John R. and Pamela Egan Professor of Computer Science, helped ring the closing bell at the NASDAQ Stock Market on August 27. EagleEyes, whose technology enables nonverbal and paralyzed individuals to utilize computers by moving their eyes, was one of the recipients of the 2006 Tech Awards, which are given by the Tech Museum of Innovation for technology that benefits humanity. Gips was joined by other Tech Award recipients.