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Faculty and staff gather for the Mason Hall re-opening on Sept. 16.

September 27, 2011

In This Issue

Newly renovated Mason Hall opens its doors

Fisher, GE Capital co-host a national summit on middle market companies

Werner elected president of the European Finance Association

Fisher News Video: Summer 10X program wraps up with Showcase Day

Fisher students participate in the CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge MBA Face-Off

Marcus Sandver, MHR professor emeritus, dies Sept. 18

Fisher People: Andrea Evans

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Sharon Alvarez--The Columbus Dispatch

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Christine A. Poon--The Columbus Dispatch

Nancy Lahmers--Bloomberg Businessweek

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Newly renovated Mason Hall opens its doors

After more than two years of planning and six months of construction work, Mason Hall reopened on Sept. 16 with guests enjoying tours of the building as well as coffee and snacks from the new Rohr Café.

The building, originally dedicated in 1999 and named in recognition of alumnus Maj. Gen. Raymond E. Mason Jr., places a focus on flexible and interactive spaces designed to reflect the workplace of today.

"It's modern, wired, and collaborative," said Christine A. Poon, dean and John W. Berry Sr. Chair in Business at Fisher. "That idea of modernity and elegance has really been achieved." Read More >>

Fisher, GE Capital co-host a national summit on middle market companies

Fisher, in partnership with GE Capital, will convene top CEOs, academics, policy makers and industry experts for a national dialogue on the opportunities and challenges of middle market companies.

"It is truly an exceptional opportunity for Fisher to partner with GE Capital to host the summit on the middle market," said Christine A. Poon, dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business. "This focused gathering of business leaders, academics, and policy makers will begin a national dialogue on how middle market companies can thrive and win globally and will help us better understand the significance of the middle market to the economic development of our state and nation."

Groundbreaking research findings from a proprietary Fisher/GE Capital study will be unveiled at the event. It is the largest study to date on the middle market, and one that brings to light the tools necessary to help middle market companies grow.

Fisher faculty and staff involved in developing the research along with Dean Poon were Anil Makhija, Steve Buser, Steve Mangum, Ingrid Werner, Jay Anand, Jeff Rice and Ann Hamilton and from the Department of Economics, Randall Olsen.

The summit will present strategies to maximize middle market growth potential and develop solutions to help strengthen middle market business domestically and globally.

Faculty participating on the panels include Jay Barney, Michael Leiblein, Tony Rucci and Michael Bills from Management and Human Resources; Karen Wruck from the Finance Department and Shashi Matta, Marketing and Logistics.

Visit the summit website >>

Werner elected president of the European Finance Association

ingrid wernerIngrid M. Werner, Martin and Andrew Murrer Professor of Finance and Department of Finance chair (pictured right), was elected president of the European Finance Association (EFA). The EFA is a professional society for academics and industry practitioners in the fields of financial management and financial theory.

Werner also served as the EFA 2011 Annual Meeting conference and program chair. The event attracted Nobel laureates, finance scholars and international regulators from around the world to Stockholm on Aug. 17-20. Fisher's Department of Finance was among the three institutions, including Stockholm School of Economics and the Institute for Financial Research, that organized the 38th annual meeting of the EFA.

The meeting's 630 delegates included finance scholars, industry practitioners and regulators. Werner and several Fisher finance faculty participated in the meeting as panelists, addressing topics such as the global financial crisis, the mortgage industry, corporate finance, international trading, banking and regulation. René M. Stulz, Everett Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics at Fisher, moderated a panel of Nobel laureates and participated in a panel discussion on the "Crisis Resolution for Financial Institutions and Countries."

Fisher News Video: Summer 10X program wraps up with Showcase Day

10x video

Several venture capitalists and angel fund investors from around the country heard the first 10-xelerator (10x) class pitch their business concepts and companies during the 2011 Showcase Day.

The 10x program in partnership with Ohio's New Entrepreneurs (ONE) Fund launched a 10-week business accelerator to attract and retain talent in Ohio. For highlights of the summer program, press the arrow above to view a video.

Fisher students participate in the CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge MBA Face-Off

A team of Fisher MBA students is facing off with MBAs from Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Georgetown, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Notre Dame and University of Texas at Austin in the CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge MBA Face-Off.

Jason Stein, Logan Smyth, Edouard Sevil, Alex Remlinger, Matt McHenry, Fred Macaraeg, David Klink, Michael Higgins and Ankita Agarwal are representing Fisher in the fantasy stock and currency trading competition.

Trading began on September 19 with nine teams from leading business schools managing a $1 million "CNBC Bucks" stock and currency portfolio. Read More >>

Marcus Sandver, MHR professor emeritus, dies Sept. 18

marc sandverMarcus Hart Sandver (pictured right), professor emeritus in the Department of Management and Human Resources, passed away on Sept. 18, 2011 at his home. He was 62.

Sandver had recently retired in June after 30 years at Fisher. He was the first doctoral program chair and previously served as acting chair in MHR.

"He was an engaged faculty member and university citizen, serving on several University Senate committees including the Faculty Compensation and Benefits Committee and the Athletic Council," said Christine A. Poon, dean of Fisher. "Marc planned to return to Fisher to teach the Collective Bargaining class for the MLHRs this quarter. Marc's dedication to his research, to students and to Fisher will be greatly missed." Read More >>

Fisher People: Andrea Evans

Title: Academic Counselor, Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office

Hobbies: "Painting, reading, bowling."

Fisher Lure: "What I like most about working at Fisher are all of the unique opportunities available to me as a staff member, particularly my position in SAC (Staff Advisory Committee). This experience has allowed me to get to know more of my colleagues and to plan some really exciting events."

andrea evans

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