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September 6, 2012

In This Issue

Fisher welcomes nine new faculty members

Semesters aren't the only new thing at Fisher

Study: Beliefs drive investors more than preferences

2012 business plan competition winner receives $100K

Allenby to receive prestigious award from the American Marketing Association

Fisher People: Mike Kudla

News Briefs

Office of Minority Student Services undergoes name change

Fisher In The News

Christine Poon and Karen Hopper Wruck-The Wall Street Journal

Oded Shenkar-The Washington Post

Rene Stulz-The Wall Street Journal

Kara Larsen, MBA '10-Bloomberg Businessweek

Upcoming Events

Sept. 7, 2012
10x Summer Venture Showcase

Sept. 11, 2012
Fisher Fall Frenzy: Get Your Globe On!

Watershed Distillery Tour

Sept. 14, 2012
International Business Club: Jamey Halsey, partner, Deloitte & Touche, LLP

Sept. 21, 2012
2012 Alumni Awards Dinner

Oct. 3, 2012
Leadership and Professional Development: The Timken Co., Jim Griffith, president and CEO

Oct. 4, 2012
Innovate Columbus

Leadership and Professional Development: William M. Isaac, chairman, Fifth Third Bancorp

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Fisher welcomes nine new faculty members

Nine new faculty members joined the Fisher community for the 2012-13 academic year. New to the Department of Marketing and Logistics are Blair Kidwell, Mingyu (Max) Joo and Deborah Mitchell. In Accounting and MIS, Sam Bonsall, Xiaoli Tian and Xue Wang join the department. James Oldroyd and Tanya Menon join Management and Human Resources and Justin Birru joins the Department of Finance.

During the Autumn Semester, each new faculty member will be introduced in a feature on Fisher's home page. Up this week, marketing's Kidwell. Read More >>

Semesters aren't the only new thing at Fisher

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Students may feel like they are stumbling about trying to negotiate the university's conversion to semesters. But there is a lot of help available to ease the way. Read More>>

Study: Beliefs drive investors more than preferences

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Itzhak Ben-David

If experts thought they knew anything about individual investors, it was this: their emotions lead them to sell winning stocks too soon and hold on to losers too long.

But new research co-authored by  Itzhak Ben-David, assistant professor of finance at Fisher, casts doubt on this widely held theory that individual investors’ decisions are driven mainly by their feelings toward losses and gains. In an innovative study, researchers found evidence that individual investors’ decisions are primarily motivated by their beliefs about a stock’s future. Read More >>

2012 business plan competition winner receives $100K

Core Quantum Technologies, the winner of the 2012 Business Plan Competition sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship at Fisher, was awarded $100,000 from the Third Frontier’s Technology and Validation Start-Up Fund.

The company, which included students from Fisher’s inaugural Industry Clusters health care cohort, was formed by Kunal Parikh, through his participation in Fisher’s Entrepreneurship Minor courses. Parikh, who graduated with degree in chemical engineering, teamed up with the former Industry Clusters students Sean Moore, Joe Zaycosky, and Alex Gruenhagen. Read More >>

Allenby to receive prestigious award from American Marketing Association

Greg Allenby

Greg M. Allenby (pictured right), Helen C. Kurtz Chair in Marketing at Fisher, will receive the prestigious 2012 Charles Coolidge Parlin Marketing Research Award, given by the Parlin Board of Governors, an entity of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and the American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF).

"The award recognizes Allenby’s substantial contributions and unwavering dedication to the ongoing advancement of marketing research practice," according to a statement released by the AMA. The award ceremony will be Oct. 1, at the AMA Research & Strategy Summit in Las Vegas. Read More >>

Fisher People: Mike Kudla

Mike Kudla

Title: Associate Director of Development, former student/athlete at The Ohio State University 2002-2005, Defensive End #57, 2002 National Champion, NFL athlete Pittsburgh Steelers 2006-2008, NCAA & NFL Strongest Man.

Hobbies: "OSU football; working out is one of my biggest passions; playing acoustic guitar and music in general. Spending time with my friends and family (I have 4 nieces and 1 nephew). I love BBQ and I am currently in the process of obtaining my Kansas City Barbeque Society judging license."

Fisher Lure: " Coming back to The Ohio State University has been a very gratifying experience for me – OSU is literally a part of me (I have four pins in my shoulder embossed with Block O's). Helping our students succeed is something that I have an immense passion for, Fisher offers such an innovative blend of education and real world experience that is truly unique."


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