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Becoming Critical Participants of Media Culture

By Xinghua Li, Assistant Professor of Media Studies “What is your favorite medium? Great. Now try to live without it for a week.” During the first day of my Media Studies courses, I assign the “Media Deprivation Experiment.” For the younger generations, media are the air they breathe, and in today’s overwhelming media environment, they…

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Mary O’Donoghue’s Short Story is Nominated for Prestigious Literary Prize

  Associate Professor of English Mary O’Donoghue’s short story “Jules Verne Seeks Dreamers for Long-Distance Travel in Time” has just been nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize. The story appeared in the spring 2014 issue of the quarterly literary journal The Georgia Review, and is described in the Editorial as “literally out-of-this-world (some of the…

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The Marvels of 3D Printing – Makerbot Case Study

The Marvels of 3D Printing – MakerBot Case Study Ruth Gilleran, Lecturer of Information Technology Erik Noyes, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship MakerBot is an industry leader in the production of affordable 3D printers.  3D printing is an emerging technology that promises to disrupt manufacturing as we know it. The MakerBot story explores the intersection of…

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Newbury College Speaker Series Features Babson’s Michael Martin

On Wednesday, November 19, Newbury College will welcome writer Michael Gerhard Martin for a lecture as the second installment of its 2014-2015 Speaker Series. The event will open with readings from current students via a Creative Writing class taught by Assistant Professor Dr. Aaron Tillman. The lecture, which will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the…

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Babson Professor Richard Cleary Delivers Denison University’s Gordon Lecture

Richard J. Cleary, professor of statistics and mathematics at Babson, delivered the Denison University Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Gordon Lecture Series on November 6th. Cleary spoke about “Non-Standard Applications of Mathematics and Statistics to Sports.” In addition to the Gordon Lecture, Cleary delivered an additional address at Denison concerning “Benford’s Law and Fraud Detection…

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Babson Lecturer Shay Blanchette Proulx Among 2014 MSCPA Women To Watch Award Winners

Babson Lecturer Shay Blanchette Proulx ’90 MBA ’13 is among the six recipients of the 2014 Women to Watch Award of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs in partnership with the American Institute of CPAs and the AICPA’s Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee. The Women to Watch Awards were created by the AICPA to recognize outstanding women…

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Professor Candida Brush Receives Karl Vesper Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award

Babson Entrepreneurship Division Chair and Professor Candida Brush has received the Karl Vesper Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award. The Vesper award is given each year in conjunction with the Experiential Classroom to an individual who epitomizes the concept of an ‘academic entrepreneur’ — a person who with passion and perseverance has enabled entrepreneurship to expand both in…

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Babson Global CEO Shahid Ansari Keynotes International Congress

Professor Shahid Ansari, CEO of Babson Global, delivered the keynote at International Congress on Education, Innovation and Learning Technologies in Barcelona on July 16,, 2014. Prof. Ansari spoke on “Growing Entrepreneurs: The Babson Way.” Palau de Congressos de Catalunya will host the I Catalunya Emprèn Congress, a meeting point for thousands of entrepreneurs seeking financing, businesspeople looking…

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Secondary Market Trading Study Conducted By Professor Sirri

Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today published a report on municipal market trading patterns, associated pricing and the effect of price transparency on pricing. The report, which is the first of its kind from the municipal market regulator, provides a baseline set of statistics about municipal bond trading to enable market…

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Celebrating Small Business Week — Babson Style

I love it when all my hats fit at the same time.  Thursday night’s Small Business Week reception at the Chamber of Commerce building in Washington, D.C. was a smash hit from the entrepreneurship perspective. With hats of Babson faculty member, Academic Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000  Small Businesses, and a federally appointment member of the SBA’s advisory board for the SBDC programs, this night just really worked. From…