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June 2017

Jonathan Rose

IN SEARCH OF THE “WELL-TEMPERED CITY”

“The world is rapidly urbanizing ... the environment is being destroyed, we’re overconsuming ... we’re seeing droughts in new areas, floods in others ... and most of urban civilization is not prepared for the challenges ahead.” Sounds grim—but there’s good news, says author and real estate developer Jonathan F. P. Rose. He spoke on campus at the invitation of the Joseph E. Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action.


Field Projects in Real Estate

TURNING THE LIGHTS BACK ON

At the end of the spring semester, a team of students in Edward Chazen’s Field Projects in Real Estate course didn’t just receive a grade for their chosen development project. They drew headlines in the Boston Globe and other local outlets. The media attention began almost as soon as the students began working on their bold plan to renovate the long-shuttered Everett Square Theater in Boston’s Hyde Park section.


Man working on a laptop

A LEAP INTO ONLINE LEARNING

Taking a major step into the arena of online learning, the Carroll School of Management’s graduate programs will offer eight online classes in the fall on topics ranging from real estate and analytics to financial management and derivatives.

 


March 2017

Bennet Omalu

Telling The Truth

As New Englanders basked in the afterglow of their Patriots’ Super Bowl victory, a scientist arrived on campus with a cold, wet blanket. Bennet Omalu—portrayed by Will Smith in Concussion—spoke about the dark underside of football. But in a Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics lecture, he also spoke of perseverance and our common humanity.   


Rita Owens

Repairing Communication

Mark Twain once said, characteristically: “If you have nothing to say, say nothing.” Rita Owens (Business Law & Society) recalls that as a young technology consultant, she at times ran afoul of such advice. Now she is out with a book about how to bridge the business communication gaps.   
 


Picture of group of students Ideas2launch

Idea2Launch

For months, seniors Anders Bill and Theo Chapman had been tossing the idea for Darkroom, a web-based platform from which photographers could sell professional-quality prints. But the idea didn’t coalesce until it became Bill’s semester-long project in Idea2Launch, a new marketing class in which everyone launches an entrepreneurial idea.


December 2016

Billy Soo

MAKING WAY FOR THE ACCOUNTING DOCTORS

The Carroll School is getting ready to launch a Ph.D. program in accounting—adding to the two existing doctoral offerings in finance and organization studies. Tops on the list of recruits: seniors in the Carroll School Honors Program.

 

 


November 2016

Billy Soo

IN OMAHA, SITTING AT THE FEET OF THE ORACLE

The 20 Carroll School M.B.A. students knew they’d learn something about investing when they touched down in Omaha last month. How could they not? They were slated to spend the next morning with Warren Buffett. But the lessons they heard surprised them.

 


Billy Soo

MAKING WAY FOR THE ACCOUNTING DOCTORS

“When you look at our peer schools, almost all of them have doctoral programs in accounting,” notes Mark Bradshaw, professor and chair of the Carroll School of Management’s accounting department. Now the Carroll School is getting ready to launch Boston College’s Ph.D. program in accounting.

 


September 2016

Billy Soo

SHEA CENTER TEAMS UP WITH FORBES

Boston College’s Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship and its Center for Social Innovation will serve as the academic partners for the high-profile Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston next month.  

 

 


Billy Soo

MANAGING WITH A HEART

Together with the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, the Carroll School of Management has launched the first interdisciplinary studies program that crosses borders between schools at Boston College. It’s called Managing for Social Impact and the Public Good, and the millennials are signing up.  
 


Billy Soo

MORE THAN A GAME

A sports reporter would say the Eagles’ three-point gridiron loss to Georgia Tech in Dublin on Sept. 3 is now old news. But a business analyst might think differently about the insights generated there one day earlier at the inaugural Global Forum presented by Boston College’s Chief Executives Club.  
 


June 2016

Billy Soo

imagining boston

This summer, the City of Boston will unveil a “strategic vision,” setting the stage for its first citywide plan in more 50 years. Helping to shape that vision was the “Imagine Boston 2030” conference co-sponsored by the Joseph E. Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action.
 


Billy Soo

my dinner with warren

Meagan Loyst, a first-year Carroll School student, sat down next to Warren Buffett recently at a dinner in Nebraska. Here’s the story of her conversation with the Oracle of Omaha—in her own words.

 

 


Billy Soo

a catalyst for change

After 26 years of helping to invigorate the academic life of the Carroll School, Professor Billy Soo will now be well situated to do the same for the broader University—as Boston College’s new vice provost for faculties.

 


March 2016

Photo of Professor Rui Albuquerque

make that 11 new professors

Associate Professor of Finance Rui Albuquerque arrived on the Heights in January from Boston University, where he taught and conducted research for the previous six years. Albuquerque adds to the 10 new tenure-track faculty members who came to the Carroll School at the start of the academic year.
 


photo of marketing lab opening

new marketing lab opens

There was a christening at the Carroll School recently—for a new lab that conducts research on such matters as whether consumers feel guilty about choosing a dark chocolate bar over a gluten-free rice cake.

 


Poets and Quants Best and Brightest logo

“best and brightest” pick their spots

Two of the 50 “best and brightest” management students in the United States - no surprise - are headed for top positions in their professional areas of concentration.