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Graduate Alumni Board Revs Up

Tim Ponisciak

Energized and ready to execute—that’s how members of the Mendoza Graduate Alumni Board came away from their biannual meeting in mid-September.

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The board acts as “focus group, sounding board, advisers, critics, and strategists” for the Mendoza College of Business, as member Chris Remington, MNA ’95, puts it. “We hope our recommendations and input contribute to Mendoza's reputation as one of America's best business schools,” he adds. 

Student Startup Spotlight: Eren Sagun and A Box Full of Sunshine

Student Startup Spotlight: Eren Sagun and A Box Full of Sunshine

Whitney Bouey

Eren Sagun is a Notre Dame sophomore studying Finance and Data Science. She started exploring her business, A Box Full of Sunshine, in August 2016. 

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A Box Full of Sunshine is a non-profit business that provides heartfelt care packages to grieving children and families who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Eren is excited about her project because the organization has the potential to help thousands of people throughout the country that deal with the immense pain that comes with losing a loved one. It also gives her the opportunity to brighten the lives of those who are going through a dark time, and she is so grateful to have the chance to help others.…

Testing the waters: How a team of MBA students put their business skills to work in Puerto Rico

Testing the waters: How a team of MBA students put their business skills to work in Puerto Rico

Carol Elliott

The five Notre Dame MBA students faced a task that wasn’t for the fainthearted: Drink a glass of water that 30 seconds before was a disgusting mixture of ditch water, dirt, rocks and even cigarette butts. This wasn’t some team-building version of Truth or Dare, but a real-life demonstration of the water filtration system that the students — all military veterans — shortly would be distributing to rural residents of Puerto Rico who were still struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Mendoza’s marketing major puts a strong emphasis on digital skills

Mendoza’s marketing major puts a strong emphasis on digital skills

Carol Elliott

As consumers cut cable TV cords and increasing rely on digital platforms for entertainment, information, purchasing and a range of other services, another trend is rapidly taking shape: Digital media is accounting for an increasing share of total advertising. To address this trend, Mendoza's Marketing Department is adding digital media coursework to its undergraduate and graduate offerings, and bringing Tim Bohling, a digital media specialist, on board to advise and teach.

Psychopaths may not be as useful in leadership as you think — and women are often punished for dark traits while men are rewarded

Business Insider

Business Insider featured Management & Organization professor Charlice Hurst's research in a roundup of studies about psychopaths in the workplace.

Lead author Charlice Hurst, an assistant professor of management in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, said that this is harmful in the long run because it could enable people who are likely to "perpetuate abusive cultures."

Notre Dame Stories: Confidence, building

Notre Dame Stories: Confidence, building

Andy Fuller

In this episode: Confidence, building.

New research from Mendoza College of Business on confidence says nonverbal cues can help people avoid the social penalties of overconfidence. And, a collaboration between Notre Dame’s School of Architecture and the City of South Bend shows how buildings from the past can help plan for the future.…

Baseball and uncertainty: KC Royals analytics director to talk at Notre Dame

Carol Elliott

Daniel Mack, the senior director of quantitative analysis/amateur scouting for the Kansas City Royals professional baseball team, will deliver a talk, “You Always See Something New: Baseball and Uncertainty,” at the University of Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Oct. 11. The talk will take place in the Carey Auditorium located in the Hesburgh Library.…