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Dr. Timothy A. Judge selected to serve as inaugural Alutto Chair
May 26, 2016

Highlighting a dedication to the critical study of leadership, the Max M. Fisher College of Business has selected Dr. Timothy A. Judge to serve as the first holder of the Joseph A. Alutto Chair in Leadership Effectiveness.

The chair will support the systematic exploration of knowledge about and approaches to effective leadership in public and private sector settings. Read the story

John (’60) and Nancy Schneider get creative in supporting Fisher
May 24, 2016

John Schneider knows about the importance of giving back to organizations that positively impact the lives of others. After earning an undergraduate degree from Ohio State in 1960 and working in technical sales, Schneider enrolled in graduate school at Harvard where he met a roommate named David Reese. Read the story

Cities of the future take center stage at real estate conference
May 19, 2016

Driverless cars, the future of cities and the relationship between universities and the cities they call home were just a few of the forward-leaning topics of discussion at the second annual Real Estate Conference.

Hosted by The Ohio State University Center for Real Estate, the conference brought together real estate leaders, academics and students to examine the near and distant future of the industry. Read the story

Ohio Export Internship Program recognized by Dept. of Commerce
May 17, 2016

The Ohio Export Internship Program (OEIP) was recognized at a national ceremony in partnership with the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA). The President’s “E” Award highlighted efforts to expand exports in Ohio and was presented by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to the ODSA at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Read the story

NCMM: Ohio's economic outlook is brighter than the nation as a whole
Cleveland.com
May 17, 2016

Ohio is preparing to enter the spotlight of the Republican National Convention with an economic outlook that's sunnier than the rest of the nation as a whole. Ohio executives say their companies are making more money and hiring more workers than the rest of their peers, and that they are more confident in the local and national economy, according to the National Center for the Middle Market, based in Columbus. Read more

Clinton Foundation takes steps to be rated by charity watchdog
CNN
May 12, 2016

The Clinton Foundation's critics may soon have less ammunition to suggest the organization lacks transparency.

The charity has taken initial steps toward regaining a rating by Charity Navigator, a major charity watchdog that assesses over 8,000 organizations on a scale of zero to four stars. The Clinton Foundation, headed by former President Bill Clinton, indicated on May 10 that it is interested in receiving a rating and is looking into whether it can provide the needed financial information. Read the story

Max Carrier ('80) shares the impact of his Ohio State education
May 11, 2016

Asked to recall his favorite memory as an Ohio State student, Max Carrier vividly remembers a moment—innocuous at the time—that eventually proved to be a major turning point in his life. Read the story

Fisher, Ohio State recognize Class of 2016
May 11, 2016

The largest graduating class in Ohio State history, their families and friends gathered in Ohio Stadium for the annual Spring Commencement on May 8.

At Fisher College of Business, more than 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students earned degrees in disciplines and specializations that will shape their professional careers. Read more

New entrepreneurship aid for veterans part of second Startup Week in Columbus
The Columbus Dispatch
May 6, 2016

Columbus Startup Week set out to inspire entrepreneurship, and in this second year, the event also served as the launch pad for a program aimed at a particular group of would-be business owners.

On Thursday, Columbus technology business incubator Rev1 Venture announced that it has joined forces with Bunker Labs, a military-veteran-led network aimed at helping other veterans start and expand businesses. Read the story

Helping companies adapt on climate change
Cincinnati.com
May 6, 2016

Climate change continues to grab headlines and stir controversy. While “believers” and “non-believers” battle over the details, one local consulting company, Jaap-Orr, is betting that increasing pressure from real-life consequences of climate change will force businesses and government to make changes in how they operate, and Jaap-Orr is ready to help. Read the story

Buckeyes battling food insecurity
The Big Ten Network
May 5, 2016

If you took all the children in Ohio who don’t have regular access to food and brought them to Columbus, you would be able to fill Ohio Stadium six times over and still have a line outside.

Bruce McPheron, Ohio State’s interim executive vice president and provost, shared that factoid at the inaugural Buckeye Summit in mid-April. More than 600 researchers, students and alumni gathered in Columbus for the day-long dialogue about tackling the issue of food insecurity at home and abroad. Read the story

Where are they now: Bill Diffenderffer
Columbus Monthly
May 5, 2016

Bill Diffenderffer likes to talk. Always has. Back in his Skybus days, his enthusiasm and salesmanship captivated reporters, Columbus civic leaders and elected officials. Sitting in a Grandview restaurant in February, the 65-year-old former airline CEO is as gregarious as ever.

He jokes about his age. “You better write ‘a young-looking 65,’” he says with a laugh. And he offers his secret to sustained entreprenurial success. “You have to be able to fail, and you have to be able to keep going.” Read the story

News and media inquiries can be directed via email to Joe Arnold or at (614) 292-3380.