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June 2012

In the news

Dean Andy Boynton contributed three pieces to “Don't turn in your library card,” “Some of the best idea people you (may) have never heard of,” and “Ten lessons for idea hunters.”

BostInno covered the winners of the Boston College Venture Competition (BCVC), which awarded $15,000 in seed money to be split among three student-created businesses. BC SEED (Social Entrepreneurs Envisioning Development), a new competition spun off from the BCVC this year to promote socially responsible entrepreneurship, was also profiled

The Denver Post cited the Center for Corporate Citizenship for its training in the field of business philanthropy.

Research by the Center for Retirement Research made headlines in a number of national news outlets, including two stories on Fox Business News, Bloomberg Businessweek, three stories on CBS Moneywatch, the Chicago Tribune, two stories on, CNN Money,, two stories in the Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, two stories in U.S. News & World Report, and two stories in USA Today.

Mary Cronin, professor of information systems, was interviewed in a Boston Business Journal story about the prospect that the state could start charging taxes on purchases now that the company is opening an office in Cambridge.

Amy Donegan, associate director of undergraduate programs, discussed the impact of the financial crisis on campus recruiting practices with American Banker.

Jennifer Fraone, assistant director of the Center for Work & Family, discussed ways that companies are helping workers deal with stress on WFXT, Channel 25, Boston

A study co-authored by Henrik Hagtvedt, assistant professor of marketing, was cited by U.S. News & World Report, Cision Wire, and World Science. The research examined how the words used by dieters affect their success rates.

Brad Harrington, executive director of the Center for Work and Family, was interviewed by the New York Post about an increasing trend of work-life benefits for childless employees. He also spoke to Real Simple about the trade-off reality that women face juggling a family and a career. In interviews with Diversity Executive and Stonehill Alumni Magazine, Harrington discussed work-life issues facing working fathers.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune spoke with Spencer Harrison, assistant professor in the management and organization department, about the overuse of sports metaphors in business communications.

Danielle Hartmann, director for corporate partnerships at the Center for Work & Family, discussed grandparents' roles and responsibilities on WFXT, Channel 25, Boston.

The Banker and the Financial Times Alphaville blog cited Professor of Finance Edward J. Kane’s paper on “The inevitability of shadowy banking,” which looks at the rise of non-bank companies providing banking services. 

Carroll School of Management Accenture Professor of Marketing Katherine (Kay) Lemon, editor of the Journal of Service Research, discussed a research paper on the explosion of personal technology in Wifi-enabled cafes with the The Daily Telegraph, R&D Magazine, and Science Blog

Negotiations over the location of proposed casinos in Massachusetts led to a bumper crop of interviews with Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J., the author of several books on the economics of gaming. He spoke with  The Boston Globe, the Boston Herald (three times), South Coast Today, and WFXT, Channel 25, Boston.

Margaret McLean, an adjunct law professor in the business law department, was interviewed by NECN about legal aspects of the controversial Trayvon Martin murder case against George Zimmerman in Florida.

Growing concerns about retirement in the current economy led to several media opportunities for Alicia H. Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research, including interviews with The Washington Post,, and Retirement Income Journal, and an article on the blog of the Service Employees International Union. Munnell is also a regular contributor to the SmartMoney Blog.

Professor of Finance Ronnie Sadka spoke to The Boston Globe for an article about Boston’s 10 largest hedge fund managers.

The Cengage Learning's Global Economic Watch referenced Phillip E. Strahan, John L. Collins Chair, S.J.'s article “Liquidity Risk and Credit in the Financial Crisis.

Warren Zola, assistant dean for graduate programs, spoke with The Boston Globe about the Boston Bruins organization’s social media campaign and wrote a piece for the Huffington Post about college sports reform.




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