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April 2011


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School News

Blair Sheppard Reappointed to New Term as Fuqua Dean
Blair SheppardBlair Sheppard has been reappointed to a five-year term as dean of The Fuqua School of Business, Duke Provost Peter Lange announced Monday. Sheppard, now in the fourth year of his deanship, will begin his new term on July 1, 2012. "Dean Sheppard's review underlines his ambitious and far-sighted strategic vision for Fuqua," Lange said. "There is wide recognition of the value of this vision from the faculty, and the dean has worked tirelessly to advance it." read more »


Dorothy C. Fuqua Courtyard Dedicated
The outdoor area between Fuqua’s Magat Academic Center and Keller Center West has undergone some exciting changes. In conjunction with the April 15th Board of Visitors meeting, the Dorothy C. Fuqua Courtyard was officially dedicated by Dean Sheppard and Dorothy’s son, Rex Fuqua. The courtyard was named in honor of Mrs. Fuqua in celebration of her 90th birthday. Mrs. Fuqua has a life-long love of gardens and remains a dedicated supporter of The Fuqua School of Business.

Rex and Duvall Fuqua with Dean Blair Sheppard


Executive Education Hosts South Africa’s Discovery CEOs
Discovery Exec Ed classIn conjunction with Duke Corporate Education’s (Duke CE) South Africa office, Fuqua recently hosted 20 executives from Discovery Health, South Africa’s largest manager of private health care funds. As part of an 18-month training program, the three-day module focused on change management and leadership and was facilitated by Adjunct Professors Craig Fox and Bob Kulhan. Participants explored applied management theory through group discussions and interactive sessions that blend traditional improvisation exercises with applied business simulations. learn more about executive education »

Fuqua Reunions 2011

Last Chance: Online Registration Ends April 24
reunion alumni photoAttention, procrastinators! You've waited until the last minute, stalking the Who's Coming page and hedging your bets on who will show up. Now it's time to commit to joining the nearly 500 alumni and guests who are returning to Durham next weekend. If you're a member of the Classes of 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, or 2010, Fuqua is the place to be April 29 - May 1, 2011! Visit the Fuqua Reunions 2011 website to learn more about the weekend's events and to register. Walk-in registrations are welcome, but are subject to higher prices. Register today!


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! Get up-to-the-minute information about weekend's events, message other attendees directly, and see what people are saying about Fuqua Reunions 2011 on Twitter. 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. Your Tweet will scroll on the home screen of our reunion app!


Sign Up for a Career Coaching Session During Reunion
Fuqua's Career Management Center is pleased to offer one-on-one career coaching appointments during Fuqua Reunions 2011. These sessions are designed to assist alumni who are in a career transition or who are considering making a change. Coaching sessions may cover one of the following topics:

  • Resume review
  • Transition and job search strategies
  • Mock interviews

A limited number of appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. learn more and register »


Save the Date: Virtual Health Care Webinar
Fuqua and Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business will be co-sponsoring the online webinar “State of the Health Care Job Market” on Tuesday, May 17, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET. This panel session will feature information about opportunities and career growth for MBAs in the health care industry. For more information and to register for this webinar, please e-mail alumni-careers@duke.edu.


Recommended Article: "Why Leaders Don’t Learn From Success"
It is common to evaluate our failures, but are we equally evaluating our successes? Check out this great article from Francesca Gino and Gary P. Pisano, and enhance your leadership skills. read the article »

Alumni Education

Innovation & Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Blair Sheppard and Kimberly Jenkins
Blair Sheppard and Kimberly JenkinsDuke's Fuqua School of Business cordially invites you to a discussion on innovation and entrepreneurship at Duke on Thursday, May 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Boston with Kimberly Jenkins, Senior Advisor to the President and Provost for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Blair Sheppard, Dean of The Fuqua School of Business. learn more and register »


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, at Fuqua. 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 »

Research Centers

And the Winner of the 2011 Duke Start-Up Challenge Is...
StartUp ChallengeHyTower Energy Storage! Led by Matt Kaufmann, MEM/MBA '11, the HyTower system converts out-of-service water towers into power storage units. Their pumped-hydro system builds on proven technology to deliver safe, reliable energy storage at higher efficiency and lower cost than competing technologies. The company is planning to enter the $1.5B annual market for energy storage. Congratulations to all of the teams who competed in the Start-Up Challenge this year! learn more about this year's competition »


Alumni Share Best Practices, Insights at CFE Events
CFE photoIn March, several high profile alumni returned to Fuqua to participate in events sponsored by the Center for Financial Excellence (CFE), sharing their insights and experiences with students seeking careers in corporate finance. read more »


Duke MBAs Consult with Social Entrepreneurs Around the World
Fuqua’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) piloted the Global Consulting Practicum in Social Entrepreneurship four years ago. Since then 168 students have consulted with social entrepreneurs around the world. Want to learn more about this year’s experience? Read our blogs … Take off to India, land halfway through the South Africa trip with second-year Jake Kiser, understand the meaning of “leaders of consequence” with first-year Mike Ferguson, and learn the power of “and” with first-year Dan Baum. Or just watch a video to summarize it all!

Faculty Research

Doctors Recommend Different Treatments for Patients than They'd Choose for Themselves
image of stethoscopeA patient who can't decide between two available treatments asks his doctor: "What should I do?" Another patient, torn between the same two treatments, asks: "Doctor, what would you do if you were me?" Will those two patients get the same answer? That question, posed by researchers from Duke University and the University of Michigan in a national survey of physicians, found doctors often recommend different treatments for patients than they would choose for themselves. read more »


Want Innovation? Give Scientists Intellectual Challenge and Independence
Wes CohenScientists and engineers who produce innovative work aren't in it just for the money, according to researchers from Duke and Georgia Tech. Innovators' drive to create new ideas and inventions stems primarily from a desire for intellectual challenge and independence, say study co-authors Wesley M. Cohen, the Frederick C. Joerg professor of business administration at Duke's Fuqua School of Business, and Henry Sauermann, an assistant professor of strategic management at Georgia Tech. read more »

Upcoming Events

Dallas: Beer Tasting & Food Pairing
April 21, 2011
DC Metro: Alumni & Admitted Student Mixer
April 26, 2011
Atlanta: Alumni Happy Hour
April 26, 2011
Triangle: Joint MBA Mixer
April 28, 2011
Fuqua Reunions 2011
April 29-May 1, 2011
Boston: Discussion on Entrepreneurship with Blair Sheppard & Kimberly Jenkins
May 5, 2011
San Francisco: The Duke Idea
May 24, 2011
View the full Fuqua alumni events calendar
View the Duke Alumni Association events calendar

FuquaNet Favorites

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

Happy Birthday!

Andrea Carpenter '92
Bill Clendenen '00
Louie Cordova '10
Lily Djuniarti '10
Ezequiel Duran '03
Kasha Momot '04
Adil Nathani '87
Eelco Spoelder '04

We asked the alumni above celebrating a birthday April 21, "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

Education News: Duke University's Fuqua School of Business holds residency in New Delhi
Gulf Business: MBAs Rising
Khaleej Times: Premium education comes at a price
Dan Ariely
The Economist: Taxing complexity
NPR: Study: America's Wealth Not Widely Distributed
New York Times: Feel like a wallflower? Maybe it's your Facebook wall
USA Today: Cheaters might be fooling themselves
Financial Times: Something for the Weekend
The Globe and Mail: Spending decisions: If only there was an app for that
Robert Clemen
WebTalkRadio: Teaching Green Business Practices
Grainne Fitzsimons
Big Think: Teamwork? Good, Until It's Not: When Working Alone Works Best
John Gallagher
Financial Times: Flexible study: Geographical boundaries are redrawn by web technology
Richard Larrick
U.S. News & World Report: Hot Days Turn Pitchers Into Hot Heads
Arie Lewin
Al Khaleej: Offshoring Driven By Skills Shortage Not Cost-Cutting - Duke Study Finds
William Mayew and Mohan Venkatachalam
BusinessWeek: B-School Research Tackles the Big Questions
Peter Ubel
Wall Street Journal: Is 'Nudging' Really Enough?
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