Fed Chair Bernanke meets Honors Cohort students, holds conversation with CEOs at Fisher
Honors Cohort director Nancy Lahmers introduces Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, a surprise guest lecturer, to her class.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke held a “Conversation on the Economy” in Fisher’s Pfahl Hall and met with Fisher’s Honors Cohort students on Nov. 30. The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business was selected by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland to host the chairman for a dialogue with CEOs of large multinational corporations as well as Columbus-area medium to small business leaders.
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A highlight of Chairman Bernanke’s visit was an unannounced morning visit to Fisher’s Honors Cohort class in Schoenbaum Hall. During the discussion, Chairman Bernanke talked with students about the economy, asked students to describe current coursework and inquired about summer internship plans. Chairman Bernanke was accompanied by Dean Christine A. Poon and Sandra Pianalto, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Read
Kistruck wins best paper
award at NYU conference
Geoffrey Kistruck (pictured right), assistant professor of international business in the Department of Management and Human Resources, received the best paper award at the seventh annual Satter Conference on Social Entrepreneurship held at New York University’s Stern School of Business held in November.
The research paper, funded by CIBER, beat out of approximately 100 other papers.
The paper titled, “Identity Spillover: A Social-Psychological Perspective on Mitigating Principal-Agent Problems in Base-of-the-Pyramid Social Ventures,” examined how social enterprises can more successfully distribute socially valuable products, such as eyeglasses, medicines, and water purification tablets, to populations in least-developed countries that live on less than $2 a day." Read More
Fisher students win Get Green case competition
Teams of students from Fisher won first and second place awards at the fifth annual Get Green Business Case Competition which was sponsored this year by Donatos.
The competition, open to all master level business programs in Central Ohio, challenged teams of students to come up with the best approach to reducing Donatos’ carbon footprint. The first place team created a comprehensive sustainability plan including optimizing energy use, hybrid delivery vehicles, engaging employees and materials reduction.
The first place team were Megha Joshi, Leanne Gluck, Ryan McFadye and Javier Alvarez. The second place team, also from OSU, was represented by Basesh Gala, Nancy Dadas, Jenna Algie and Greg Zunkiewicz. The first place team won $3,000 and second place team was awarded $1,500. Marc Ankerman was the advisor to the teams.
17 universities from across the nation participate in Key Bank leadership symposium at Fisher
Fisher MBA alumni (l-r) Justin Hasting, Kimani Phifer and Aaron Hill of AEP; and Lori Guzman of P&G lead a panel discussion on post-graduation career paths.
Forty students from 17 universities gathered on the Fisher campus for the third annual KeyBank Minority Undergraduate Student Leadership and Creativity Symposium held Nov. 4-7.
Created in 2007, KeyBank and Fisher established the Undergraduate Creativity and Leadership Symposium to offer undergraduate students from around the country a unique educational experience that builds upon the traditional business management education coursework. Read More>>
Fisher News Video: Doctoral student shares entrepreneurial expertise in Haiti
Chris Sutter, a PhD student in Management and Human Resources, traveled to Haiti to help entrepreneurs establish new businesses 10 months after a devastating earthquake hit the country. Sutter, who was a part of the Ohio State's Haiti Empowerment Project, held a business plan competition and hosted workshops to help Haitians set up businesses.
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