FISHER NEWS Faculty, Staff & PhD Edition
January 20, 2005
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Professor Receives NSF Grant for Supply Chain Research

Rice Named President of MBA Career Services Council

Fisher First-Year Case Competition to Take Place

MBA Finance Association Hosts Seminar
Robert McDonald, P&G Vice Chairman of Global Operations, speaks to students at the Proctor & Gamble Leadership Advantage Camp. Fisher College of Business
Professor Receives NSF Grant for Supply Chain Research
Nicholas G. Hall, professor of management sciences, was awarded a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his work on a two-year study, “Supply Chain Scheduling.” The proposed research represents a fundamentally new direction within the study of supply chain manufacturing. “Much of traditional supply chain manufacturing research is misguided because it focuses on strategic decisions in which uncertainty is a major issue,” said Hall. For the full story, please click here.


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Rice Named President of MBA Career Services Council
Jeff Rice, director of career services, was elected president of the MBA Career Services Council (MBA CSC), to take effect in June 2005. Rice joined Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business in 1992 as associate to the dean for career services, where he manages a career services staff of eleven full-time professionals and nine graduate assistants.

The MBA CSC is a global association of MBA career professionals and is dedicated to setting standards of excellence for the profession and to be the source for valuable MBA employment and market information. The council has 300 members representing 210 universities worldwide and has extended its membership to include employer and affiliate professionals responsible for college or university graduate-level employment.


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Fisher First-Year Case Competition to Take Place
The Fisher First-Year Case Competition will take place in Gerlach Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 21 and 22. It allows first-year MBA students to test their skills and abilities in both case analysis and presentation. Students form teams of four members each and receive a case on Friday morning with 24 hours to analyze and prepare a 20 minute presentation to the case firm's board of directors, recommending a course of action. Teams are judged by a panel of faculty and executives. Members of the winning team and individuals winning outstanding speaker and question and answer awards are eligible for a slot on Fisher's Big 10 Case Competition team.

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MBA Finance Association Hosts Seminar
The MBA Finance Association will be hosting an investment banking seminar on Friday, January 28. Seven seminars are planned for the day. Speakers include Alan Patricof, founder, APAX Partners; Jeff Solomon, managing director, Ramius Capital; Marty Murrer, managing director, Sagent Advisors; Tom Mitevski, investment advisor, Fifth Third Bank; and Frank Wojcik, senior portfolio manager, Fifth Third Bank. The event will begin at 9 a.m., and will conclude with a reception at 5 p.m. To RSVP, click here.

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Calendar of Events

January 21, 2005
The Department of Marketing and Logistics Research Colloquium will take place at 10:30 a.m. in 500 Fisher Hall. Fisher College professors Thomas Otter and Greg M. Allenby and Ohio State professor Trish Van Zandt, will present, "An Integrated Model of Choice and Response Time with Applications to Conjoint Analysis.”

January 21, 2005
Ph.D. candidate Yinglei Zhang will speak on her paper “Net Operating Assets as a Predictor of Future Stock Returns: An Industry Analysis,” at the Thomas J. Burns Research Colloquium at 8:45 a.m. in 400A Fisher.




News Briefs

View Point Hosts Komen Fundraiser
Student workers at the View Point will have a fundraiser supporting the Columbus affiliate of the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for the week of Jan. 24. Decorations and menu items that have the color pink will be used to promote the knowledge of breast cancer. The View Point will be open for lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday through Friday and for dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday.

Business Plan Competition Call for Entries
The Center for Entrepreneurship is now accepting registrations for the 2005 Deloitte Business Plan Competition. Potential participants can get all the information about the competition and sign up their teams online until February 6 at www.entrepreneurship.osu.edu.


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