Faculty & Leadership Blog / Author: Michael Chmura

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Women Entrepreneurs NYC Launched To Expand Entrepreneurship In New York City

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and Citi announced this week the establishment of WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs New York City), an initiative to expand female entrepreneurship in New York City, with a special focus on underserved women and communities. Over the next three years, WE NYC will…

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Marvin Gaye Verdict: “Vibe” Of Song As Important As Melody

The jury verdict in the copyright theft lawsuit against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke came out yesterday. The defendants were told to pay $7 plus million dollars in damages to Marvin Gaye’s estate for illegally copying his 1970s hit, “Gotta Give It Up” with their song, “Blurred Lines”. Composer and law professor Toni Lester has…

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Toni Lester on Robin Thicke, Innovation, Cultural Appropriation and Copyright Theft

Here’s what Babson entertainment law professor and composer, Toni Lester, has to say about the copyright case in the news brought by the family of the great soul singer, Marvin Gaye, against singer/songwriters Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams: “The case goes to the heart of how we decide what is innovative and creative, since this…

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Nonstandard Applications of Mathematics to Sports – Professor Cleary

Professor Rick Cleary will speak about “Some Nonstandard Applications of Mathematics to Sports” during a talk March 24th at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. “Thanks to the popularity of books like “Moneyball” by Michael Lewis, there has been a great increase in public awareness that statistical analysis has become a vital and…

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Professor Brush Among Speakers At 2015 California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference

Entrepreneurship Division Chair and Professor Candy Brush will be among the speakers at the 2015 California Entrepreneurship Educators Conference  held at San Diego State University on March 5th and 6th, 2015. The goal of the conference is to unite California entrepreneurship educators, staff and thought leaders, facilitate sharing, and formulate new ideas that can be…

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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…