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January 2012


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School News

Meet Fuqua's New Dean, Bill Boulding
photo of Bill BouldingFuqua is hosting a series of events for alumni to meet Dean Bill Boulding and hear more about his plans to move the school forward. Keep an eye on your inbox for an opportunity to connect with the dean in your area. learn more about Dean Boulding »

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Details and invitation to follow

Fuqua Reunions 2012

A Sneak Peek at Reunion Weekend
Schedule your flights and book your room, it is time for Fuqua Reunions 2012! The weekend of April 27-29 promises to be a great opportunity to get back in the classroom, reconnect with classmates, and celebrate your time at Fuqua. Program highlights include:

  • State of the School address by Dean Bill Boulding
  • Class cocktail receptions and dinners
  • Career and Industry Sessions featuring Fuqua faculty
  • North Carolina BBQ lunch
  • Family Fun Day
  • Golf at the Washington Duke
  • Much, much more!

Online registration begins February 1 at www.fuqua.duke.edu/reunion.

Volunteer Corner

An Update from Fuqua’s Minority Alumni Advisory Board
by Eva De La Rosa '05, Board Communication Chair
The Fuqua Minority Alumni Advisory Board was founded in 2008 to provide Fuqua with a formal structure to nurture, grow, and capitalize on the resources of the underrepresented minority community. To this end, the board has been actively planning and leading key initiatives that support students and alumni in three areas: career development, admissions, and development and alumni relations. In November 2011, board members convened for their bi-annual meeting. There was a rich dialogue evaluating recent achievements as well as goals for 2012. read more »

Faculty Research

Black Quarterbacks Take Hits in the Media as Well as on the Field
Professor Ashleigh RosetteTwo black college quarterbacks, Cam Newton and Robert Griffin III, won the last two Heisman Trophy Awards. Nevertheless, black college quarterbacks are not viewed as positively as white quarterbacks for their leadership on the football field. Professors Andrew Carton from Pennsylvania State University's Smeal College of Business and Fuqua's Ashleigh Shelby Rosette analyzed online news reports on college football to provide a new perspective on the persistence of negative evaluations of black leaders. read more »


Five Common Strategy Mistakes
A member of Fuqua's alumni LinkedIn group recently posted an article that's helpful regardless of your industry or position. In her article, "Five Common Strategy Mistakes," Joan Magretta explores common management pitfalls that can derail a company's strategy and how to avoid them. read more »

Alumni Education

Women's Weekend 2012 logo

Register for the Duke Women's Weekend 2012
February 23-26, 2012

Come back to campus for this biennial Duke Women's Weekend, celebrating:

  • the 40th anniversary of Duke Women's Athletics
  • the merging of the Woman's College with Trinity College

and key milestones marking transitions for women in the life of the University, including Title IX, the establishment of Women's Studies and the Women's Center, the appointment of President Nan Keohane, and the Women's Initiative. learn more and register »


Executive Education Hosts First International Course
DDLW photoIn December, Fuqua's Executive Education team ran the first open enrollment program based entirely outside of the United States: The Dubai Duke Leadership Workshop, designed to help participants enhance their leadership skills and develop a diverse network of senior peers. read more »

Fuqua Centers

CFE Hosts Bootcamps on Valuation Methodologies and Business Evaluation
CFE photoThe Center for Financial Excellence (CFE) regularly administers educational programs that bridge fundamental classroom concepts with real-world industry applications. On December 7, the center ran two such programs. read more »


Calling All Entrepreneurs: Join the DukeGEN Multi-City Networking Events and the Duke Start-Up Challenge
DukeGEN logoDuke's Global Entrepreneurship Network (DukeGEN) will be hosting its 9th Multi-City Networking Event on Wednesday, March 7. Alumni entrepreneurs may also be interested in entering the 13th annual Duke Start-Up Challenge. Alumni are eligible to compete, but not eligible to win the prize money. Visit the DukeGEN website for details on both the networking events and the Duke Start-Up Challenge.


Mustaches, Giraffes, and Birthday Hats!?

CASE photo

Happy New Year from the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE)! View our short video celebrating 2011 and looking forward to an even better 2012. Curious what this picture is all about? Make sure you watch the video to the end! watch the video »

Upcoming Events

Denver: DBS Breakfast Event
January 24, 2012
Richmond: The Duke Idea
January 26, 2012
Atlanta: The Duke Idea with Jimmy Carter
February 15, 2012
Denver: DBS Global Networking Event
February 22, 2012
View the full Fuqua alumni events calendar
View the Duke Alumni Association events calendar

FuquaNet Favorites

In the December issue of FuquaNet, readers were most interested in:

Happy Birthday!

Yoonie Bae '99
Alan Chadd '97
Kevin Cole '04
Andrea Hershatter '83
Ryan McNamara '09
Antonio Melo '01
Rhys Moore '90
Markus Priller '10
Matt Slavin '98

We asked the alumni above celebrating a birthday January 19, "Where are you now?" Here's what they said...

Executive Education

Advanced Management Program
April 15-27
& June 10-22, 2012
September 9-21
& November 4-16, 2012
Duke Leadership Program
June 24-29, 2012
October 7-12, 2012
December 9-14, 2012
Managing the Unexpected
May 6-9, 2012
October 28-31, 2012

Media Mentions

BusinessWeek: Duke Global Executive MBA Program 2012 Application Questions, Deadlines, and Tips
The Jakarta Globe: Overseas Push by US Universities Shifts to Asia
Gulf News: MBA market catering to fresh graduates
BBC Brasil: Brasil atrai expatriados que cursam MBA nos EUA, diz universidade
Bill Boulding
BusinessWeek: B-School Deans: Big Hopes for 2012 and Beyond
Dan Ariely
PRI's The World: How the Global Economic Jitters Affect Consumer Spending
The Seattle Times: Health-care coverage, the gift that keeps on giving
The Wall Street Journal: Is It Irrational To Give Holiday Gifts?
John Graham
The Economist: Downturn, start up
North Carolina News Network: Health care costs are a growing concern for executives
John Graham & Campbell Harvey
Wall St. Cheat Sheet: CFOs are Improving Their Outlooks, But Still Cautious
Liz Riley Hargrove
MBA Podcaster: What Not To Do On Your Application: MBA Application Pitfalls & How To Avoid Them
Aaron Kay
Spiegel: Warum Menschen eine Diktatur verteidigen
Arie Lewin
WIBC 93.1FM: Is the U.S. Still Outsourcing Jobs to Other Countries?
David McAdams
WBUR Boston's NPR News Station: Mass. Casino Proposals A Possible Boon To Taxpayers
Tony O'Driscoll
MarketWatch: Learning Technology Researcher and Innovator Dr. Tony O'Driscoll Joins ProtonMedia's Executive Advisory Board
Ashleigh Rosette
The Wall Street Journal: Race Influences How Leaders Are Assessed
Sunita Sah
Business Insider: Does "full disclosure" really address conflicts of interest?
Katherine Schipper
mbaMission: Katherine Schipper, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business
Kevin Schulman
News & Observer: ...Tackle medical monopolies instead
Sim Sitkin
The National: The charisma culture - a leadership myth
Kenneth Wilbur
USA Today: Finally, NBA season tips off
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