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Kathleen Hagerty named interim dean

Kathleen Hagerty named interim dean

Senior associate dean to lead business school as search for permanent dean continues

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Divya Narendra

A ‘surreal’ ride

10/22/10 – Kellogg student Divya Narendra talks about his portrayal in ‘The Social Network,’ his current Internet venture and why he came to Northwestern to pursue a joint law and business degree

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Professor Paola Sapienza

Trust in financial institutions declines

10/21/10 – The latest findings of the quarterly Financial Trust Index show dissatisfaction with the sweeping Dodd-Frank financial reform bill and declining expectations for real-estate prices

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Kellogg Leadership Core Series

‘Learning comes from all sources’

10/20/10 – Blending academic workshops with service projects, the Leadership Core Series teaches Part-Time students how to make an impact in their careers and community

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Former U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt: “The problem with talking about a collaboration between private companies is very simple: It’s called intellectual property.”

Leveraging ‘unnatural partnerships’ for innovation success

10/19/10 – Former U.S. Rep Dick Gephardt headlines the Kellogg Innovation Network’s dialogue on the future of pharmaceuticals

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“Negotiation involves figuring out how disparate individuals can come together,” Kellogg Dean Sally Blount said at the Business Symposium on Oct. 13. “It facilitates relationships; it reduces conflict. It’s the way we’ll save ourselves as a society.”

Masters of negotiation

10/18/10 – A panel of negotiation experts — including Dean Sally Blount — share their best practices for reaching agreement

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“Driving social change and using business as a vehicle for that is critical for the health of the planet and health of people,” keynote speaker Kevin Cleary ’03, president and COO of Clif Bar, told attendees at Kellogg’s 11th Annual Innovating Social Change Conference.

Scaling what works

10/13/10 – The 11th annual Innovating Social Change conference focuses on taking social change to the next level

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Associate Professor of Finance Joshua Rauh

Dire outcomes predicted for municipal pension systems

10/12/10 – Associate Professor Joshua Rauh estimates that cities and counties add $574 billion to the $3 trillion in unfunded liabilities from the states

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Mortensen Wins Nobel Prize

Economics Professor Dale Mortensen wins the 2010 Nobel Prize

10/11/10 – The award recognizes work that helps to explain ‘search frictions’ in labor markets

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The Kellogg School honored 160 students in September at a celebratory luncheon for scholarship recipients.  “You are our inspiration,” said Alice Barda, senior director of development and corporate relations.

The gift of a Kellogg education

10/07/10 – For many students, the availability of merit and need-based scholarships make choosing Kellogg an easy decision

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Robert Mueller

Crisis response

10/05/10 – FBI Director Robert Mueller talks about the agency’s shift in focus after 9/11

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Kellogg Students

Streamlining stats

10/04/10 – Kellogg students will use a standardized statistical tool in all courses, free to students

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The Kellogg Entrepreneur Organization visited the headquarters of Groupon to discuss best practices with executives at the Chicago-based startup.

An innovative spirit

10/01/10 – For Part-Time students juggling school and startups, it’s all about learning from each other — and from Chicago’s best entrepreneurs

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Aaron Gellman says Southwests buyout of AirTran could spell trouble for Delta

High-stakes merger for low-cost airlines

09/28/10 – Kellogg Professor Aaron Gellman says Southwest’s buyout of AirTran could spell trouble for Delta

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Kellogg Board Fellows receive formal classroom instruction on nonprofit board governance while serving as non-voting board members at Chicago-based nonprofits.

‘A centerpiece of your career’

09/23/10 – Through the Kellogg Board Fellows program, students develop practical skills while contributing to the well-being of a nonprofit

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Evan Apfelbaum

In blind pursuit of racial equality?

09/22/10 – New research suggests a colorblind approach to diversity may frustrate efforts to identify and confront discrimination

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Alexander Chernev

The dieter’s paradox

09/20/10 – A new study by Alexander Chernev shows that weight-conscious individuals are more likely to believe in ‘negative’ calories

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The International Programme gathers MBA students from around the world to focus on issues facing the European Union and the implications for transatlantic political and business relations.

International opportunities

09/16/10 – Kellogg students join their counterparts from around the world at an international conference focusing on the European Union

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Age-old advice

09/13/10 – Visiting Assistant Professor Evan Apfelbaum finds that in thorny situations, elderly adults often provide the best advice

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Members of Northwestern’s UroVention team at NASDAQ headquarters. From left: Philip Herman, Omar Alam, Vishal Arya and Jason Chu. (Not pictured: Nas Alidu, Raj Kurpad, John Nazarian, Evelyn Auyeung and TJ Kim.)

A ringing success

09/10/10 – Northwestern’s UroVention team celebrates its win at the Wharton Alumni Business Plan Competition

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Assistant Professor Loran Nordgren

The ‘scope-severity paradox’

09/09/10 – A new study by Assistant Professor Loran Nordgren explores why people have a stronger emotional response to individual victims than to an entire crowd of sufferers

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