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May 2010

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Dean Andy Boynton

Reading List

Books and articles that matter

By Dean Andy Boynton

On Monday we graduated our newest class. I'm prepared to say that they'll make excellent bankers, marketers, accountants, and organizational leaders. I'm also prepared to say that they are critical thinkers, educated in business and the liberal arts. As Stanford French professor Dan Edelstein argues in a recent article in Liberal Education, the humanities provide students with the best opportunities for learning how to be innovative. Read more »


Venture competition helps launch careers

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Now in its fourth year, the Boston College Venture Competition (BCVC), in which undergraduates vie for $10,000 in seed money, has provided entrepreneurial learning opportunities that some students have leveraged into careers. Read more »

Crowdsourcing exams

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Students generate their own test questions in Assistant Professor of Information Systems Gerald C. Kane's Computers in Management course. The spring 2010 issue of Boston College Magazine reports on Kane's use of social media in the classroom. Read article »

No "good publicity" for hedge funds

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BusinessWeek reported on new research by Associate Professor of Finance Ronnie Sadka revealing that hedge funds that receive media attention subsequently underperform. Sadka and coauthor Gideon Ozik studied nearly 1,000 hedge funds and correlated their performance against media coverage. "Hedge funds with media coverage underperform no-coverage funds by 3.5 percent annually over 1999-2008," says Sadka. "The bottom line: for hedge funds, no news is good news." Read the article » 

High marks

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  • Marta Geletkanycz, associate professor of strategic management, named associate editor of the Academy of Management Journal
  • Jeffrey Pontiff appointed James F. Cleary Chair in Finance
  • G. Peter Wilson, Joseph L. Sweeney Chair in Accounting, received the 2010 Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award

Read more distinctions »

In the news

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  • Associate Professor of Operations and Strategic Management Hassell McClellan, in BusinessWeek
  • Metin Sengul, assistant professor of operations and strategic management, in Le Monde
  • Galligan Professor of Strategy Sandra Waddock, in the Harvard Business Review

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Chambers Lecture Series

Motivational speaker

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Charley CasserlyCharley Casserly, a former manager of the Washington Redskins and NFL executive who now works for the NFL Network and CBS Sports, discussed techniques for motivating teams and individuals in sports, business, and life at the Chambers Lecture Series. View video »


The Clough Colloquium

Politics at play

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David BrooksAt the Clough Colloquium, David Brooks, a columnist for the New York Times and a regular analyst on both the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and National Public Radio's All Things Considered, provided an insider's view of politics in Washington, D.C., and discussed President Obama's rise to power and first year in office. View video »

Calendar section

June 10: Annual finance conference

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E. Gerald Corrigan, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and current partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs, and Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, will be the keynote speakers at the Carroll School's annual Center for Asset Management Finance Conference on Thursday, June 10, 2010. Learn more »