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The Carroll School of Management's full-time MBA program rose to 34th in the nation, an historic high, as reported n the March 26 issue of U.S. News & World Report. The magazine reviews more than 1,200 programs and consults some 14,000 academics and professionals to establish its rankings, which, it explains, are "based on two types of data: expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research, and students." The Carroll School's Evening MBA Program ascended to number 15 in the latest U.S. News ratings, representing five consecutive years in the top 20 nationwide.  Read the article.

In its February 28 article "The Best Undergrad B-Schools," BusinessWeek ranked the Carroll School 14th in the nation, commenting, "Real-world lessons, helpful career-services staff, and active alumni network give BC the edge." The magazine bases its rankings on nine factors, including surveys of business majors and corporate recruiters, median starting salaries for graduates, faculty-student ratios, and the number of graduates who go on to "preeminent" MBA programs.  Read the article.

In its April 7 rankings of 415 business schools, the Social Sciences Research Network reported that the Carroll School of Management is number 30 in influence, measured by factors including the number of faculty publications, and the frequency with which these publications are downloaded by readers.  See the rankings.

Professor of Organization Studies William R. Torbert is the recipient of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (OBTS) 2008 David L. Bradford Outstanding Educator Award, which recognizes "achievements in the organizational and management sciences over a lifetime." The award will be presented at the 35th annual OBTS Teaching Conference at Babson College in June.

The Carroll School of Management's Center for Retirement Research's study on hiring practices related to women over 50 was cited by The New York Times in a January 24 article on aging, appearance, and the job market.  Read the article. cites Professor of Accounting Jeffrey Cohen on the relationship between management and audit committees in the post-Sarbanes-Oxley environment.  Read the article.

Professor of Accounting Edward J. Kane is quoted throughout an article on the recent Bear Stearns debacle in the April 4 New York Times.  Read the article.

The Carroll School of Management is pleased to announce the appointment of two faculty to newly created named chairs. Mary Ann Glynn will be the Joseph F. Cotter Professor of Organizational Studies, and Katherine Lemon of the Marketing Department will be the school's first Accenture Professor.

"College Mogul," a "one-stop resource to review new and existing companies that are launched by Carroll School students and recent graduates," took the $10,000 first-place prize, beating out some 20 other competitors, in the Boston College Venture Competition, a business plan competition, judged by faculty and venture capital executives.  Visit the web site.

The March 20 edition of Workforce Management quotes Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research, discussing the Center's finding that the percentage of 401K participants who borrow from their retirement savings has grown from 9 percent in 2005 to 18 percent in 2007.  Read the article.

National Public Radio's "Marketplace" interviewed Kathleen Seiders, Associate Professor of Marketing, on a new website called "Predictify," which gathers information by rewarding people for guessing "the outcomes of everything from elections to stock prices."  Listen to the feature.

Associate Professor of Information Systems John Gallaugher is interviewed in the April 16 Inside Higher Ed on creating the paperless classroom.  Read the article.

The April 15 Newsweek reports on a survey released by the Carroll School of Management's Center for Corporate Citizenship that finds Americans "misunderstand key words used in green marketing, giving products more credibility than they deserve."  Read the article.