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china charles On May 30, Terry W. Goodwin, Chair of the Board of Trustees,and  Charles M. Brooks, Professor of Marketing, will lead twenty one students on a study tour of China.  The students will spend six days in Beijing, three days in Xi’an, and five days in Shanghai.  While in China, they will immerse themselves in learning about China’s history and politics through site visits to Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall. They will also tour the Terra-Cotta Warriors and Soldiers Museum, whose collection of terracotta sculptures depicts the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.  Students will integrate their working knowledge into a larger global landscape by considering the role that China plays in an international community. Each day, students will have the opportunity to meet and pose questions to professionals in different industries.  Some of the business site visits include spending time at the China Minsheng Bank,  meeting with leaders at Red Hat Software, speaking to a team from A.T. Kearney Consulting, talking to representatives from Cardinal Health and visiting Boeing Aviation.  Students will also take traditional Chinese classes, such as calligraphy, dumpling making, and Tai Chi, that will introduce them to traditional Chinese culture.

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Leaning in

Leaning in

Kirpa Sreepada, a student in the QU Long Term Health Care Certificate program, was recently honored at the  Annual American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA).  Her undergraduate research entitled, “Improving Transitions for Residents with Alzheimer’s Disease” was selected for presentation.  In the company of other students enrolled in Healthcare Administration, she  presented a synoposis of her study to  the nation’s leaders in the long term health care field.  According to Kirpa,  “It was a lesson in poise, stamina, and networking, as I engaged each individual visitor for six hours spread over two days!”  Kirpa feels invested in this program and understands the need for trained professionals in the business world to engage in the continuum care for all people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.  According to Kirpa, addressing long term health care issues involves “commitment and coordination” and the ability to recognize that people are more than their disease. The conference took place in Las Vegas, Nevada.  For more information on the Long Term Health Care Certificate program, please go to:

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/academics/colleges-schools-and-departments/school-of-business-and-engineering/programs-of-study/certificate-programs/long-term-care-administration-certificate/

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Anthony Allen And Alex Soucy to bike across U.S.

Anthony Allen And Alex Soucy to bike across U.S.

Quinnipiac University MBA students, Anthony Allen and Alex Soucy, have traveled together to Switzerland, Poland and Nicaragua.  The two have known each other since their early years at Quinnipiac, when they became roommates and best friends.

On May 13,  Allen and Soucy will join Bike & Build, a national nonprofit committed to raising money and awareness for affordable housing.  They will join 31 others to cycle from North Carolina to San Diego.

“I think this will be our biggest adventure yet, for sure,” said Soucy, who has been riding for a about a year.

The ten-week journey will start in Nags Head, N.C.  The team will depart on May 13 and  pedal 69 miles a day.  Their goal is to arrive in San Diego on July 21.  Along the way, Allen and Soucy will participate in 14 volunteer build days with different affordable housing organizations , such as Habit for Humanity, Rebuilding Together, and small local housing nonprofits to build affordable housing for families in need.

Allen and Soucy each raised $4,500 for the trip. Much of that money will be donated to affordable housing organizations.

“We are deeply proud of riders like Anthony and Alex who are so committed to the affordable housing cause that they are willing to raise much-needed funds and spend over two months biking across the country,” said Justin Villere, Bike & Build’s director of operations and outreach.

In addition to volunteering for construction efforts at affordable housing sites, riders also meet with local officials and community members to discuss affordable housing issues.  The cyclists will sleep in local churches, community centers, and schools, and they will rely on the generosity of hundreds of community members for food, showers, and other necessities.  Allen stated, “We are constantly going to have affordable housing on our minds and be speaking about the cause. It’s really important.”

 

 

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Student Analysts battled a bull market in the 2nd annual All-America Student Analyst Competition

Student Analysts battled a bull market in the 2nd annual All-America Student Analyst Competition

 

In its second year, the All-America Student Analyst Competition pitted undergraduate and graduate students from all over the U.S. against one another in the hunt for investment returns using a professional-style trading engine. More than 2,100 students from 81 schools participated in the competition, which is supported by ALPHASEAL®, a software platform developed by Stamford, Connecticut–based Mark My Media.

The platform measures the daily performance of participants’ portfolios, calculating six investment factors – net benchmark outperformance, volatility, balance sheet impact, net exposure impact, long alpha and short alpha – employing the Russell 3000 Index as its benchmark. Three times as many students competed than did in the inaugural year, with more than double the number of participating schools.

The competition was part of Finance Professor Osman Kilic’s Finance 470 Trading Strategies class in the Fall 2013 semester. All 25 students competed in the AlphaSeal trading competition. Congratulations to Marissa Conde (48th Place) and Zachary Tolkinen (49th Place). All of the 25 QU attendees performed well.

The article and complete results of all ranked schools and students are available here: www.institutionalinvestor.com/STUDENTCOMP

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Professor Julie Fullick will be presenting 2 panels & 1 symposium in May, plus 2 papers in August.

Professor Julie Fullick will be presenting 2 panels & 1 symposium in May, plus 2 papers in August.

Julia Fullick, Assistant Professor of Management in the School of Business, had two panels and one symposium accepted for presentation, and one invited talk at the doctoral consortium at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. This conference is the world’s largest and most prestigious conference on work and organizational psychology. The submissions will be presented May 12-18, 2014, in Honolulu, Hawai’i and include:

Fullick, J. M. (Panelist) (2014, May). In A. Shyamsunder (Chair), Meet me half-way: Organizations “leaning in” for women’s advancement. Panel Discussion at the 29th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.
 Fullick, J. M., & Smith-Jentsch, K. A. (2014, May). Where are they? Highlighting the continued dearth of female graduate advisors. In A. Shyamsunder (Chair), Navigating the Labyrinth – New Insights into Women’s Career Advancement. Symposium presented at the 29th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.
Fullick, J. M. (Chair) (2014, May). The many faces of I/O: Perspectives on professional identity. Panel Discussion at the 29th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.
Julia Fullick also had one Professional Development Workshop submission accepted and one paper with Rowena Ortiz-Walters, Professor of Management in the School of Business, for presentation accepted at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. This is the premier conference for more than 10,000 academics, students, scholars, and professionals in management and organization. The submissions will be presented August 1-5, 2014, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and include:
Fullick, J. M. (Co-chair and Panelist) & Bedwell, W. L. (Co-chair and Panelist), (2014, August). Improving management education: Creative teaching strategies and techniques. Professional Development Workshop at the 74th annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.
Ortiz-Walters, R., Klemm Verbos, A., & Fullick, J. (2014). Taking empowerment from tasks to relationships: A conceptual model of protégé empowerment in developmental relationships. Divisional paper session at the 74th annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.

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Anthony Geranio will be attending Apple's 2014 WWDC, after receiving scholarship.

Anthony Geranio will be attending Apple’s 2014 WWDC, after receiving scholarship.

Anthony Geranio, a CIS major in the School of Business, won a WWDC 2014 Student Scholarship from the Apple Corporation. The scholarship is an invitation to the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which is considered to be one of the premier events for Apple application developers.

To apply, Anthony had to create an app showcasing projects he has worked on, including his educational goals and technical skills.They awarded 200 of these this year, but had over 2,000 applicants.

To see more information on the scholarship, please visit this link: https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/students/

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SB AHA Heart Walk 2014 (2)  On May 3, the Quinnipiac School of Business SB Heart Throbs team  participated in the  American Heart Associaton’s 5K walk at Savin Beach in West Haven, CT.  The team raised over $800.00 for the American Heart Association.  Assistant Professor of  management, Dr. Julia M. Fullick, helped motivate the QU students to rally for the cause.

The American Heart Association is composed of members of the medical community, practitioners,scientists and volunteers who, through local and national efforts,  use their expertise and their energy to help make for a heart safe nation.  According to the American Heart Association, the  No 1 killer in the nation is heart disease, and the No. 4 killer is stroke.

The QU team was a proud part of the fight for a heart healthy nation, one step at a time.

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