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   Graduate student version- January 6, 2005

In this issue...

New Speaker Series Begins

Accounting Programs Recognized Among Best in Nation

Quarterly Rosenfield Prize Awarded To Undergrads

Faculty Member Appointed to Board

Calendar of Events

News Briefs




New Speaker Series Begins

Friday, Jan. 7 marks the beginning of the Fisher Thought Leader Speaker Series. A new speaker series open to faculty, staff and graduate students, Fisher Thought Leaders highlights the research leadership and expertise of our leading faculty members. The first in the series is Professor Jay Barney, Bank One Chair for Excellence in Corporate Strategy, who will speak on "Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Value: Irreconcilable Differences?" The discussion will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Gerlach 265. A continental breakfast will be provided prior to the talk.

Accounting Programs Recognized Among Best in the Nation

Both Fisher College of Business’ undergraduate and graduate accounting programs maintained top 10 rankings in CPA Personnel Report’s 23rd Annual Survey of Accounting Professors (2004). The undergraduate accounting program was ranked 8th, tied with Michigan State University. The Master of Accounting (MAcc) program was ranked 10th, tied with Texas A&M University. The rankings were based on a national survey of accounting professors. more

Finance Department Chair Anil Makhija (l) and Finance Professor Andrew Karolyi (r) present Brandon Seibert (c) with the Rosenfield Prize.

Quarterly Rosenfield Prize Awarded

Brandon Seibert, an undergraduate finance major, has won the Rosenfield Family Prize for his security analysis report of Citigroup. Derek Smith, an undergraduate finance major who graduated in the fall, won the runner-up prize for his report on Capital One Financial.

The Rosenfield Family Prize for Excellence in Security Analysis is awarded each quarter to a graduate or undergraduate student at Ohio State who develops the best security analysis report on a company. Students are invited to submit their reports by the end of the ninth week of each quarter. One $2,000 award is given to the top student report and a $500 honorable mention award is given to the runner-up. For more information, contact Professor Andrew Karolyi at (614) 292-0229 or click here.

Faculty Member Appointed to Board

Robert A. Oakley, the Shepard Executive-in-Residence at Fisher College was recently named to the OHIC Board of Directors. Oakley is a former executive vice-president and chief financial officer for the Nationwide Insurance Company. He received his BA in aeronautical engineering at Purdue University in 1968, a MBA from Ohio State in 1969, and a doctorate in finance from Ohio State in 1973. The OHIC Insurance Company was founded in 1978 with the mission to supply Ohio hospitals with affordable medical liability insurance. It is now a subsidiary of the Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company of New York City, and supplies medical liability insurance to physicians and hospitals in Ohio.



Calendar of Events

January 7, 2005
Fisher Thought Leaders Speaker Series at 8:30 a.m. in 265 Gerlach

January 12, 2005
Full-time MBA Town Meeting at 12:30 p.m. in 365 Gerlach

January 12, 2005
Part-time MBA Town Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in 365 Gerlach

January 12, 2005
ABWA meeting to take place in 140 Pfahl Hall from 7 to 9 p.m.

News Briefs

Alutto to Head Athletic Director Search Committee
Ohio State President Karen Holbrook announced yesterday that Dean Joseph Alutto will chair the search committee for a new director of athletics. The current director, Andy Geiger, will retire from his post June 30, 2005. He has led Ohio State as one of the most respected leaders in college athletics, overseeing a program with 36 sports, nearly
1,000 student-athletes and an annual operating budget that exceeds $85 million.

P&G Exec to Speak
The Ohio State Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will be hosting a meeting featuring speaker Charlotte Otto, global external relations officer for Procter & Gamble. This meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 12 in 140 Pfahl Hall between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. In addition, members of Graduate Women in Business and Women in Engineering will also be in attendance. Any woman in Fisher College is welcome to attend. Dress is business casual.

Children's Hunger Alliance Hosts "World of Sharing"
Children’s Hunger Alliance, an organization that assists low-income children in Ohio, will host its "World of Sharing" program from 2-5 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Dublin Community Hall on 5600 Post Road.

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend the event. A minimum donation of $25 is requested for each ticket. For tickets, contact Wendy Jorgensen at 614-341-7700 ext. 224.

Language Classes Offered
The International Programs Office is offering French and Japanese non-credit business language tutorials. No previous course work is required. Classes are limited to the first 6-10 people who sign up in each language. Classes will run nine weeks, beginning the week of Jan. 10.

The French tutorials will take place on Monday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Gerlach 275 while the Japanese tutorials will take place on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Gerlach 355. Cost ranges from $200 - $225, but an $80 rebate is offered to those who attend at least 7 sessions. Click here by 12 p.m. on Thursday, January 6 to register.


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