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  Profs. Reiter and Sandroni
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Prof. Stanley Reiter, left, with Prof. Alvaro Sandroni, who won the 2003 Stanley Reiter Best Paper Award
  Prof. Emeritus Lavengood and Prof. Nordheilm
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Prof. Emeritus L.G. Lavengood with Prof. Christie Nordhielm, winner of the 2003 Lavengood Professor of the Year Award

'Oh Be Joyful' touts passion, academic leadership of the Kellogg School

Keeping with a longstanding tradition, the Kellogg School celebrated faculty and staff contributions and promotions with a special June 7 dinner that brought together the Kellogg community for an evening of reflection and recognition.

Hosted by Dean Dipak C. Jain and the Office of the Dean, Oh Be Joyful began with a public acknowledgement of the collective effort put forth by all members of the Kellogg School.

“The sense of connection we see at Kellogg among our faculty and staff is truly remarkable,” noted Dean Jain at the event, which took place at the James L. Allen Center on the Evanston campus. “Each one of you has again demonstrated the kind of dedication to excellence that has led Kellogg to the very top level.”

Among the evening’s highlights was the presentation of various teaching awards, including the L.G. Lavengood Professor of the Year Award, which has been given by members of the graduating class since 1976. This year, a record number of Lavengood nominations — 71 in all — indicated the high quality of teaching excellence across all areas of study at the Kellogg School, said Jain.

“Nearly half our faculty was nominated for this honor, which illustrates how much our students value the scholarship of our faculty,” he said.

In the end, Professor Christie Nordhielm earned the Lavengood for her excellence in teaching marketing. Nordhielm was one of five finalists that included Professors Julie Hennessy (Marketing), Scott McKeon (Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences), Sergio Rebelo (Finance) and Steve Rogers (Finance).

Students in the Executive Master’s Program (EMP) also selected Professors of the Year. EMP-53 honored Sunil Chopra (Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences) while EMP-54 honored Sergio Rebelo (International Finance). Steve Rogers and Anne Coughlan were also recognized for their excellence in teaching EMP elective courses — Entrepreneurial Finance and Marketing, respectively.

Another annual accolade was announced at Oh Be Joyful. The 2003 Stanley Reiter Best Paper Award went to Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences Alvaro Sandroni for his publication “Do Markets Favor Agents Able to Make Accurate Predictions?” Named in honor of Reiter — who is the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences — the award recognizes the paper written by a Kellogg faculty member and judged “best” within the preceding four calendar years. A panel of Kellogg School professors from across disciplines serves as the selection committee for the Reiter Award.

Professor Sandroni’s paper answers the question posed by its title in the affirmative, offering supporting evidence and establishing the conditions under which this predictive accuracy is rewarded. The paper was originally published in Econometrica (Vol. 68, No. 6).

In total, the 2002 intellectual output of the Kellogg School included 109 articles, 35 cases, 16 book chapters and 14 books, all of which was on display at Oh Be Joyful.

Several staff members were also honored for their long service, including Erica Kantor, assistant dean of administration for executive education, and Judy Piper, program manager for executive education. Each has been with Kellogg for 20 years.

Kellogg marketing guru Philip Kotler, the SC Johnson and Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing, was also recognized for his 40 years of thought leadership.

— MG

©2002 Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University