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March 2011


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Fuqua Reunions 2011
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Fuqua Reunions 2011

Register Now! Early Bird Rates End March 31
Class of 1986 photoClasses of 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2010: Fuqua welcomes you back April 29 - May 1, 2011! Reconnect with friends without reliving the terrors of financial accounting. Visit the Fuqua Reunions 2011 website to learn more about the weekend's events, family-friendly activities and more! Who might you see at reunion? Check out the Who's Coming page. Lists of registered attendees will be updated every few days, so visit this page often!


Fuqua Reunions 2011: There's an App for that!
image of mobile app home screenWe've gone mobile! You can get all the latest information about Fuqua Reunions 2011 in the palm of your hand! Our mobile app includes a schedule of the weekend's events, speaker photos and bios, a feed of what people are saying about Fuqua Reunions 2011 on Twitter, and the ability to message other attendees through the app. Learn more on the Fuqua Reunions 2011 website.

Are you a Twitter user? Help us generate buzz about Fuqua Reunions 2011 by tagging your Tweets with the hashtag #fuquareunions.


Nominate Someone for an Alumni Award
Fuqua has been recognizing alumni who contribute to the Fuqua community for 20 years. Through the Alumni Award for Exemplary Service and the Alumni Impact Award, we celebrate those individuals who go above and beyond to give of their time, energy and resources to better the school. Awards are presented each spring at Reunion and celebrate the accomplishments of alumni from the reunion classes. learn more and make a nomination »


BlueSteps Tele-Seminar: “Executive Search Consultants and You: Critical Elements of Success”
BlueSteps logoBlueSteps invites Fuqua alumni to join the complimentary tele-seminar “Executive Search Consultants and You: Critical Elements of Success” on Tuesday, April 5, from 12-1 p.m. In this session, Peter M. Felix, President of the AESC, and a panel of seasoned executive search consultants will provide crucial insight into the executive search world and discuss executive job market trends in today’s economy. register now »


Recommended Article: "What Great Managers Do"
Whether you are a new or experienced manager, Markus Buckingham's article, "What Great Managers Do," is a useful read in how to maximize the strengths of your employees. Buckingham's premise, based on extensive surveys of workers around the globe, is that people will get the best results by making the most of their strengths as opposed to putting too much emphasis on weaknesses or perceived deficiencies. read the article »

Faculty Research

CFO Survey: Outlook Rosier, Some Sectors Hiring, But Inflation a Worry
graph imageChief financial officers in the U.S. have a more optimistic outlook about the economy, with robust growth expected in earnings and capital spending. Overall employment is expected to grow slowly, though some job categories are in strong demand. However, an uptick in inflation would pose notable risks for many firms. These are some of the findings of the most recent Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey. read more »


The Power of Voice: Managers' Vocal Cues Can Influence Company Performance
photo of dog and phonographWant the inside track on predicting a company's profitability and stock returns for the next six months? Listen closely to the CEO. Whether it's excitement about an unpublished research result in biotech or disappointment over an order cancellation in manufacturing, top executives' voices contain hints about the company's future performance, according to research from Fuqua professors William Mayew and Mohan Venkatachalam. read more »


Hotter Temperatures Mean More Hit Batsmen in Baseball
baseball photoDuring spring training, Major League pitchers work on fine-tuning their mechanics and strengthening their legs so they don't break down during the dog days of summer. It's doubtful these pitchers will give much thought to what the July heat might do to their brains, but perhaps they should. A new study led by Fuqua researchers has found pitchers whose teammates get hit by a pitch are more likely to retaliate and plunk an opposing batter when the temperature reaches 90 degrees than when it is cooler. But if no one has been hit in the game, then high temperatures have little effect on a pitcher's behavior. read more »

School News

Travel with the Duke Men's Basketball Team to China and Dubai
The Duke men's basketball team will travel to China and Dubai this summer, and you're invited to join them! Read the press release to learn more about the details of their trip. At Fuqua we are particularly excited that the team’s visit to China will coincide with the Cross Continent MBA Class of 2012’s residency in Kunshan, and that there will be opportunity for our students and alumni to participate in this historic event. This trip was conceived to showcase not only Duke basketball, but also the University’s pioneering business education, health, arts, civic engagement and policy-oriented programs around the world. Tickets for the trip are selling fast. For local alumni, more information will be coming soon about tickets to games and local events. learn more and book your travel »

Alumni Education

Distinguished Speaker Series
Alumni are invited to attend upcoming Distinguished Speaker Series events. All presentations will take place at 4:00 p.m. Access the archive of past Distinguished Speaker presentations via Fuqua's iTunesU site.

Rick Hendrick
Owner, Hendrick Motorsports
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
McClendon Auditorium

The Honorable Donald Tong
Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
McClendon Auditorium

Jim Quigley

Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Friday, April 1, 2011
Geneen Auditorium

George Barrett
Chairman and CEO, Cardinal Health
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Geneen Auditorium


Business Intelligence in the Health Care Age
Alumni are invited to participate in the second annual Informatics Conference, "Business Intelligence in the Health Care Age," on Wednesday, April 27. This year’s conference will focus on the expanding use of business intelligence in both the health care and non-health care arenas; the adoption of meaningful use; and discussions on the business strategies required to move the market forward in an innovative, efficient and productive manner while increasing the quality of care and simultaneously reducing costs. learn more about the conference »

Give to Fuqua

Isle Maligne Society Reception at Fuqua Reunions 2011
Isle Maligne Society members, watch your mailboxes for your invitation to our donor reception on Saturday, April 30, in Durham. We thank you for your generous support and hope to see you at this event! learn more about Fuqua's Isle Maligne Society »


Fuqua Annual Fund: Progress to Date
With three months left in Fuqua's fiscal year, the Annual Fund is more than halfway to our goal! Here's an update on our progress as of March 17:

Annual Fund Giving to date: $1,418,676
2011 Annual Fund Goal: $2,700,000
Reunion Giving to date: $211,384
2011 Reunion Goal: $560,300

learn more about the Fuqua Annual Fund »

Alumni Connections

Take in the NCAA Tournament with Fellow Alumni
Blue Devil picKick your March Madness up a notch! Cheer on the Blue Devils with fellow Duke alumni at one of the many hoops watch events happening around the country. Visit Duke Alumni Affairs' regional hoops watch page to learn more about scheduled events in your area or to help organize an event. Go Duke!


Duke Alums Engage: Connect with Duke and Your Community
Pres. Brodhead and kidsJoin fellow alumni the week of April 23-May 1 for Duke Alums Engage, a worldwide program that takes the experience of volunteering to a more meaningful level. Groups of alumni across the United States and in cities around the world participate during this single week. More than 600 people in 20 cities took part in pilot year 2008 and launch year 2009. Participation is expected to double in 2011. learn about opportunities in your area »

Research Centers

Pitch Your Internet or Consumer Mobile Company
DukeGEN logoDo you have a startup idea for a non-enterprise Internet or consumer mobile service, platform, or application company? Apply for DukeGEN's Angel Pitch Event in San Francisco. Applications are due April 20. The top ideas will be invited to pitch to Duke angel investors. learn more »


CIBER and CCE Collaborate to Offer Global Consulting Practicum in International Business
Fuqua's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and Fuqua's Center for Consulting Excellence (CCE) have collaborated to offer a Global Consulting Practicum in International Business (GCP-IB). Modeled after the successful Global Consulting Practicum in Social Entrepreneurship piloted by Fuqua's Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) in 2007, the GCP-IB offers client organizations high-quality business consulting from teams of talented, young Daytime MBA students, while the student teams gain hands-on experience in global consulting. read more »

Recruit Fuqua Talent

Find Top Talent at Spring Recruiting Events
Is your company looking for top talent for permanent or summer positions? We have a lineup of spring recruiting events that will enable you to meet and recruit great students from Fuqua, including:

  • Duke Just-in-Time Career Fair
  • MBA Virtual International Career Fair
  • Duke MBA Gateway Initiative
  • MMS Summer Interns
  • West Coast MBA Interview Forum

learn more about spring recruiting »

Student News

Attend the Duke MBA Women's Leadership Conference
AWIB conference logoFuqua's Association of Women in Business is pleased to announce its 2011 Duke MBA Women’s Leadership Conference, “Connect, Inspire, Lead.” Alumni are invited to come back to campus on Wednesday, March 30, from 12-6 p.m. The conference aims to connect Fuqua students and alumni around their leadership experiences; to develop tangible skills that will strengthen each woman's impact in her career and leadership roles; and to reflect on accomplishments to provide a context for continuous leadership development. learn more and register »


Alumni Invited to Attend the Duke India Business Forum
The third annual India Business Forum will be held at Fuqua on Sunday, March 27. The 2011 conference, titled "Carpe Indium—Seizing the Opportunity," aims to understand how India is fueling growth from within and the resulting opportunities for global businesses. Through keynote talks and panel discussions focusing on finance, health care, marketing, technology, energy and social entrepreneurship, the conference will provide insights relevant to business leaders, academics and students interested in India. learn more and register »

Upcoming Events

Boston: The Duke Idea
March 22, 2011
Qatar: Alumni-Admitted Student Dinner
March 24, 2011
Alumni Council Meeting
March 31-April 1, 2011
Minority Alumni Advisory Board Meeting
April 8, 2011
New York: The Duke Idea
April 12, 2011
Fuqua Reunions 2011
April 29-May 1, 2011
View the full Fuqua alumni events calendar
View the Duke Alumni Association events calendar

FuquaNet Favorites

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

Happy Birthday!

Eduardo Brito Soares Filho '10
Beth Landy Horak '02
Víctor Abad Fau de Casa Juana '04
Michal L. Locker '99
Kristin Najarian '98
Kristin Newman '97
Ty Webb '08

We asked the alumni above celebrating a birthday March 17, "Where are you now?" Here's what they said...

Executive Education

Advanced Management Program
May 1-13 &
June 12-24, 2011
September 11-23 & November 6-18, 2011
Duke Leadership Program
May 15-20, 2011
October 16-21, 2011
December 4-9, 2011
Dynamic Management
June 5-8, 2011
October 23-26, 2011

Media Mentions

BusinessWeek: Coach K and the Blue Devils Set to Pay Duke MBAs a Visit in China
Blair Sheppard
Gulf Business: Rethinking business education boundaries
Dan Ariely
Forbes: Flawed remuneration: Large bonuses can be counter-productive
New York Times: Sizing Up Revolutions in Waiting
Grainne Fitzsimons
The Times of India: A loving partner is not always helpful
Lucy Reuben
Black Voice News: Entrepreneurship By Necessity
Kevin Schulman
Financial Times: The growing appeal of healthcare
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