Eller Progress Magazine : Spring/Summer 2008

Progress Spring/Summer 2008
May 20, 2008
Weighing In: Eller Experts Offer Insight into Election Year Issues

Eller Progress Magazine : Spring/Summer 2008

Weighing In: Eller Experts Offer Insight into Election Year Issues
 

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Features
Never say never: Eller undergraduate Max Burke networks his way to an audience with the 'Oracle of Omaha;' A boost up the ladder: Cynthi Knight joins the Eller MBA as associate director of career development; Faculty news: Congratulations to Shankar Ganesan, promoted to professor of marketing; Ethics in action: School of Public Administration and Policy establishes Raymond Spencer Program in Applied Ethics; Great minds: Kauffman Foundation-funded colloquium brings thinkers together around social value of innovation; Leading resource: Martin Dufwenberg and Cathleen Johnson to head Economic Science Laboratory; Cyber think tank: MIS professor Sudha Ram works with biologists on $50 million iPlant Collaborative; Change order: Niche courses offer students insight into creativity, innovation, and the mechanics of entrepreneurship; Wiki world: Eller students use online tools to manage team projects; Find the edge: New Eller Executive Education focuses on customized programs; WIRED for success: McGuire Center contributes expertise to Southern Arizona economic development initiative; Eller experts weigh in on election year issues: Thomas R. Brown Chair in Economic Education Gerry Swanson on the economy, Diamond Professor of Finance Chris Lamoureux on financial markets; Regents Professor of MIS Jay Nunamaker and Center for Management of Information director of human communication research Judee Burgoon on immigration and border security, Providence Service Corporation Chair in Public Policy H. Brinton Milward, associate professor of public administration and policy Chris Demchak, and McClelland Professor of MIS Hsinchun Chen on national security McClelland Professor of Public Administration and Policy Keith Provan and Eller Distinguished Service Professor Ken Smith on health care, Eller College dean Paul Portney on energy policy, Assistant professor of marketing Lance Erickson on opinion polls, Assistant professor of economics Gregory Crawford, APS Professor of Economics David Reiley, and Eller MBA director and Gemelli Professor E. LaBrent Chrite on economic consulting; Alumni profiles: Emmett Francis, BSPA '72 and Master of Urban Planning '74, Todd Francis, BSBA Accounting '98, MBA '07, Karen Francis-Begay, BSPA Health Administration '89, MA American Indian Studies '98, and Keith Begay, current Eller pre-business student; In memoriam: Ron Bergamo, 1943-2008, Lionel (Lee) Rombach, 1914-2008, and Donald Soldwedel, 1925-2008; Last word on taking the long view: F. Warren Hellman, Chairman of Hellman & Friedman, LLC

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