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      February 2011     Business, Science, and Technology

Glenn Shafer Appointed Interim Dean of Rutgers Business School
Chancellor Steven J. Diner has announced the appointment of Glenn Shafer, PhD, as interim dean of Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick (RBS), effective immediately. Shafer replaces Michael Cooper, who served as RBS dean for three and a half years.

Attend the 3rd Annual Finance Summit, February 28th!
Panel Speakers Include: Gary Chropuvka of Goldman Sachs, Brian Neer of Morgan Stanley, Joshua Pearl of UBS, Joshua Rosenbaum of UBS, and Scott White of Brookfield Asset Management!
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Wall Street experts choose Rutgers Business School as winner of NYSSA investment research competition
Team of Rutgers students outperforms 15 other business schools in tri-state area including Yale, NYU, Fordham and Baruch, heads to Omaha to compete in global finals.

Rutgers Business School Launches Redesigned Website!
Rutgers Business School (RBS) launched a newly designed website that differs substantially from a typical business school website and will make the search process for prospective students far easier.

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1. Rutgers Business School offers One-Year MBA track for students with advanced standing

2. Rutgers Business School Launches Redesigned Website

3. Wall Street experts choose Rutgers Business School as winner of NYSSA investment research competition"

4. Glenn Shafer Appointed Interim Dean of Rutgers Business School

5. Pharma MBA students win prestigious biotech & healthcare case competition


Rutgers Business School hosts Gov. Christie's New Jersey Economic Summit

On February 3, Rutgers Business School hosted the New Jersey Economic Summit in which Governor Chris Christie convened 18 corporate executives to discuss New Jersey's business climate. Among those at the event, which was moderated by Neil Cavuto from Fox News, were executives from IBM, Kraft, Celgene, Revel Entertainment and Trump Resorts.


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KPMG renews its support for Rutgers Business School's Continuous Assurance and Reporting Laboratory

New $50,000 scholarship for supply chain management students provided by ISM Pharmaceutical Forum

Glenn Shafer Appointed Interim Dean of Rutgers Business School

Pharma MBA students win prestigious biotech & healthcare case competition

Professor Robinson wins USASBE Innovative Entrepreneurship Education Course Award

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Mark Schaefer, Author of "The Tao of Twitter," Joins Faculty of Rutgers Online Mini-MBA Social Media Marketing Program
Earth Times (Piscataway, NJ) - February 16, 2011
The Rutgers Center for Management Development (CMD) today announced that Mark W. Schaefer has joined the faculty of its Online Mini-MBA: Social Media Marketing Program. The Social Media Marketing course, which begins on February 28, 2011, is the first online executive education program to be offered by Rutgers Mini MBA programs. Along with Schaefer, the course modules will be taught by experts in all aspects of social media, including blogging, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

NYSSA Selects Final Four Teams for Global IRC(R) NY Regional Final
MarketWatch - February 11, 2011
The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) announced the four finalist teams for the Global IRC(R) New York Regional Final. The student teams will present their research to a panel of senior Wall Street executives on February 17, 2011. The final four teams for the New York Regional Final are: School of Business, Fordham University; Lubin School of Business, Pace University; Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University; Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University.

Profits and Social Responsibility: Chastened Drug Makers Step Up Efforts to Bring Affordable Medicines to Poor Countries
Knowledge @ Wharton - February 10, 2011
Put differently, "The issue of who gets drugs developed for them is a very important ethical issue and cuts to the heart of the strength and weakness of markets," says Michael A. Santoro, a Rutgers Business School professor and co-editor of the 2005 book, Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry: Business, Government, Professional and Advocacy Perspectives. "On the one hand, we don't like it that markets are harsh and unjust," Santoro says. "But on the other hand, it's the power of the market that creates the therapies in the first place."

Prudential awards $4.2 million in grants and $33.8 million in social investments for education, youth and community development and nonprofit capacity building
Quoteline (Newark, NJ) -  February 10, 2011
A $450,000 grant over three years to the Institute for Ethical Leadership (IEL) at Rutgers Business School will launch the Prudential Foundation Nonprofit Leadership Fellows Program and help IEL continue providing leadership development programs for nonprofit executives and next generation leaders and build a strong base of individuals who are prepared to take on top leadership positions.

PolyU hosts Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics Symposium
PRLog (Hong Kong, China) - February 9, 2011
Professor S.P. Kothari from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Sloan School of Management discoursed on The Role of Accounting in the Financial Crisis: Lessons for the Future. Other featured speakers included Professor Eli Bartov of New York University, Professor Ferdinand A. Gul of PolyU, Professor Bikki Jaggi of Rutgers University, Professor Michel Magnan of Concordia University, Dr Jeanne Ng of CLP Holdings, Professor Gordon Richardson of University of Toronto, Professor Katherine Schipper of Duke University, and Professor Jerold Zimmerman of University of Rochester.

Penn State Cracks Down on Plagiarism
Yahoo Finance  -  February 4, 2011
Professor Donald McCabe, a Rutgers Business School professor who's done research on cheating on college applications, says he is concerned about Smeal's decision to hire a plagiarism-checking service like Turnitin to address the problem. "I'm not convinced that you are catching the right people necessarily," he says. "You're putting students on notice and from the students' perspective, if they definitely want to get into Smeal, they'll do something else, especially if they have extra money to pay for personalized essay services."

Video: Christie's Plan to Create NJ Jobs
My 9 TV - February 4, 2011
There are lots of people out of work in New Jersey. 9.1% unemployment.
An all time high. But Governor Christie says better times are coming, and the answer lies in luring business to our state.

Rutgers Mini MBA Mobile Marketing Program Is First Such Executive Education Course Offered by Top Universities in USA
Live PR -  February 3, 2011
"The Rutgers Mini-MBA: Mobile Marketing program´s groundbreaking 360-degree curriculum exposes participants to the full range of mobile tools, technologies, best practices, and industry regulations - enabling them to track ROI and optimize content for mobile environments," adds Eric Greenberg, the Faculty Chair of the Mini-MBA: Mobile Marketing Program at CMD.

Business leaders, Cavuto agree: Christie’s off to a good start
PolitickerNJ (Newark, NJ) - February 3, 2011
Gov. Chris Christie led a business roundtable hosted by FOX Business Network personality Neil Cavuto today at Rutgers Business School, and the governor and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno basked in praise for their efforts across the state, especially more recently in Atlantic City.

Business leaders tell Christie to hold the line on taxes (Newark, NJ) - February 3, 2011
Christie and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno met with 20 executives from companies with a New Jersey presence, ranging from IBM to Direct Success Inc., a Wall-based company that works with the pharmaceutical industry. The meeting at Rutgers Business School here was designed to generate ideas to help the state translate the changes Christie says he has made to improve the state's business climate into actual job growth.

Christie, CEO roundtable puts focus on business taxes
NJBiz (Newark, NJ) - February 3, 2011
The governor, lieutenant governor and more than 20 CEOs from companies with headquarters or branches in New Jersey met to discuss creating jobs in Newark on Thursday at Rutgers University’s business school. The event, moderated by Neil Cavuto, of Fox News Channel, mainly focused on
attracting and retaining talent in the state, with particular attention paid to taxes.

Robinson joins local law firm - February 3, 2011
Robinson and Andujar, LLC, an area law firm, is pleased to announce that Matthew J. Robinson, Esq., has joined as an associate. Alumnus Matthew Robinson will focus his practice on business law, real estate, criminal law, personal injury and municipal court defense. Robinson received his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law where he was Marketing Editor of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy. He additionally holds a Masters of Business Administration from Rutgers.

Students concoct heart-healthy beverage
The Daily Targum(New Brunswick, NJ) - January 27, 2011
Rutgers University student Ray Li, who created Heart Juice: the first all-natural beverage to specifically target heart health with natural ingredients and antioxidants, is competing in the 2011 Rutgers Business Plan Competition, an annual competition that gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business plans to industry veterans and professionals. "We feel [the competition] will give us the experience necessary to pitch to venture capitalists [and] give us the momentum we're looking for to gain exposure in launching Heart Juice, and it seemed like a totally awesome thing to do just for fun."

Finance and Economics Professor John Longo on Ron Isana Radio Show
Ron Isana Radio Show - January 25, 2011  
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How to Create a Company Philosophy
Kool Centre (Newark, NJ) - January 22, 2011
How to Create a Company Philosophy: Don't Put It Off Understandably, many companies set their sights on becoming profitable and delay the task of thinking hard about what they stand for and building that into their business. But experts say that founders and owners ignore crafting a philosophy at their own peril. 'What typically happens is that business people will want to talk about their products, their delivery systems, their profitability models. They'll want to get right down to the nitty gritty,' says Alex Plinio, co-founder of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School

RBS Alumnus Richard Sarles chosen for top spot at Metro
The Washington Post (Washington, D.C.) - January 21, 2011
RBS Alumnus Richard Sarles (MBA), the retired New Jersey transportation official brought in to run Metro on a temporary basis, will become the transit system's permanent general manager and take on the title of chief executive officer. The CEO designation will give the veteran transit official an unprecedented level of authority and autonomy. The decision to award Sarles that power followed recommendations from two groups that the Metro board focus on major policy issues and reduce its micromanagement of daily operations.

Leading Bed Net Manufacturers Commit to an Industry Code of Conduct
Global Business Coalition - January 19, 2011
In a major push for transparent and efficient bed net procurement practices, the industry's dominant manufacturers have recently committed to company Codes of Conduct. "An innovative feature of the Bed Net Dialogue is its openness and engagement with different global stakeholders," says professor of business ethics and management and global business Michael A. Santoro.  

Bob Contri Named Head of Deloitte's Banking & Securities Team (New York, NY) - January 18, 2011
Deloitte announced today that Bob Contri has been appointed leader of the banking and securities sector practice in the United States. Contri was also elected a vice chairman. Contri has a bachelor's degree from Gettysburg College and a master's degree from Rutgers University. He is a member of the Rutgers Graduate School of Business' advisory board.

Improving economy a signal to nonprofits needing donations
NJ Biz - January 14, 2011
The economy is improving and consumer confidence is rising - so now is the time to reconnect with donors who are once again comfortable giving their money to charity, leaders of nonprofits across the state were told Friday morning at a symposium in Woodbridge presented by the accounting and consulting firm Sobel & Co. James Abruzzo, co-founder of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School, in Newark spoke at the conference.

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Upcoming RBS Events
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Executive MBA Open House
February 26, 2011

Online Mini-MBA: Social Media Marketing
February 28, 2011

3rd Annual Rutgers Finance Summit
February 28, 2011

Entrepreneurship Pioneers Initiative (EPI) Information Session
March, 3, 2011

Mini-MBA: Digital Marketing
March 3, 2011

Saturday @ RBS
March 5, 2011

Graduate Admissions Information Session
March 7, 2011

A Supply Chain Management Summit: Reverse Logistics
March 11, 2011

Mini-MBA: Social Media Marketing
March 14, 2011

Graduate Admissions Information Session
March 15, 2011

Internship Survival Guide
March 23, 2011

The World is Changing: Business, Finance and Life
March 24, 2011

Executive MBA Open House
March 26, 2011

MBA & Graduate Admissions Open House
March 26, 2011

Backpack to Briefcase
March 30, 2011

CEO Lecture Series featuring Sheri S. McCoy: "The Challenge of Innovation in a Dynamic Global Market"
March 31, 2011

Faculty and Industry Symposium
April 1, 2011

Mini-MBA: Mobile Marketing
April 4, 2011

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