Faculty & Leadership Blog / Author: Michael Chmura

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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…

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How Small Business Owners Can Build Community

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) is one of Babson College’s primary economic development programs, focused on helping small business owners grow their business.  Since 2010 Babson has been the educational partner for the program, with responsibility for program design, training faculty and business advisors across the country for program delivery, guiding the alumni program,…

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Building Entrepreneurial Cultures

What do the  Goldman Sachs Builders + Innovators Summit,  Zappos, and Babson College have in common:  A shared  mission of building entrepreneurial cultures. I was honored and excited to again attend the annual Goldman Sachs Builders + Innovators Summit, this time held at Dove Mountain in Tuscon.  For this event GS gathers up 100 entrepreneurs (both…

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President’s May Update: A Conversation with Betsy Newman

President Schlesinger and Carolyn Hotchkiss, Dean of Faculty, speak with Dr. Betsy Newman, Vice President of Student Affairs and Program Strategy, who received her doctorate this month from the University of Pennsylvania.  Her dissertation focused on the development of a new Theory on Becoming an Entrepreneurial Leader, and the discussion reflects Babson’s distinctive approach to creating…