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December 2011


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Fuqua Reunions 2012
Faculty Research
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School News

Bovenders to Give $25 Million to Duke
Duke University trustee Jack O. Bovender Jr. and his wife Barbara have established a bequest of $25 million to support Fuqua, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and School of Nursing, President Richard H. Brodhead announced. Fuqua's Health Sector Management (HSM) Program and Trinity College will each receive $10 million from the Bovenders' estate, and the School of Nursing will receive $5 million. read more »


Trustees Approve Master's Program in China
The Duke University Board of Trustees approved a proposal to offer a Master of Management Studies program in Kunshan, China, which will be led by Fuqua. The one-year, pre-experience business program will lead to a Duke degree. It is the first new program to gain Duke approval for operations at Duke Kunshan University (DKU), a joint venture with the City of Kunshan and Wuhan University to create a U.S.-modeled university in China. read more »


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, January 18, 2012
learn more and register »

Upcoming Spring Events:

New York

Fuqua Reunions 2012

Registration Opens in February!
The weekend of April 27-29, 2012, promises to be a wonderful time to reconnect with classmates and the school as you celebrate 1, 5, 10, 15 ... 30 years since graduating from Fuqua. Registration for Fuqua Reunions 2012 will open in February. You can preview the schedule of events and learn more about hotel accommodations on the reunion website. In the meantime, take a stroll down memory lane with us...

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Faculty Research

CFO Survey: U.S. Outlook Improves though Recession Risk Still Acute
CFO survey imageThe outlook among U.S. CFOs has improved this quarter, with stronger hiring and spending plans relative to last quarter. At the same time, U.S. CFOs remain cautious about the future and peg the odds of a recession by mid-2012 at about 1 in 3. The situation in Europe is much worse than last quarter, with no growth expected in spending or hiring. The outlook in Asia has also softened. These are a few of the findings of the quarterly Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey. read more »


Professor Campbell Harvey on the Falling Unemployment Rate

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View more videos on Fuqua's YouTube channel or the Duke on Demand site.


Register Now for the 2012 Online Career Workshops
Fuqua's office of Development and Alumni Relations and the Career Management Center will be hosting a series of online career workshops for alumni again in 2012. Starting in January, we will explore:

  • Alumni Career Services and Resources
  • Assessing Company Culture before Accepting an Offer
  • Strategies for Transitioning into Entrepreneurship
  • Building Your Professional Brand
  • C-Suite Roundtable: Trends in Business and Leadership
  • Alumni Suggested Topic

learn more and register »


How to Save an Unproductive Day in 25 Minutes
clockWe’ve all been there at some point. There are just under 30 minutes left in the workday, and you haven't accomplished nearly as much as you'd planned to. The article, “How to Save an Unproductive Day in 25 Minutes,” by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer, outlines three simple, yet effective, tips for salvaging your work day in, well, 25 minutes! read more »

Recruiting News

MMS Class of 2011 Employment Report
by Sheryle Dirks, Associate Dean for Career Managment
I am pleased to share the final employment report for the MMS Class of 2011. The data represents information about graduates who have reported receiving and accepting offers by October 15, 2011. I encourage you to review the full report, but I highlight notable changes and trends here.
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Hiring Resource: HSM Resume Book
Are you looking to hire an MBA graduate for a role in health care? Review the Health Sector Management program's resume book to see what Fuqua students have to offer. Resumes are available for students in the classes of 2012 and 2013. To get started:

  • Visit the resume book website
  • Click on "Create An Account." (If you have previously set up an account for a Duke resume book, you may login with that username and password.)
  • Set up a unique username and password
  • You will be prompted to enter your company and contact information
  • Enter Access Code: 8yyYPpJagr

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 »

Student News

Duke MBA Marketing Conference: "Marketing on the Move"
The annual Duke MBA Marketing Conference will be on January, 25, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year's conference explores "Marketing on the Move," diving into the changing climate within the marketing industry. The Duke MBA Marketing Conference offers an opportunity to explore innovative marketing strategies, research and trends with leaders in the industry. The daylong event includes industry and faculty speakers, panels, a networking lunch and an afternoon closing reception. For more information, contact Jill DeVleming at jill.devleming@fuqua.duke.edu.

Upcoming Events

Houston: Alumni/Student Happy Hour
December 16, 2011
Washington, DC: Health Care with Kevin Schulman
January 9, 2012
New York: UVA, Duke Law & Fuqua Mixer
January 12, 2012
Chicago: Mobile Food Bank
January 14, 2012
Philadelphia: Meet Bill Boulding
January 18, 2012
View the full Fuqua alumni events calendar
View the Duke Alumni Association events calendar

FuquaNet Favorites

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

Happy Birthday!

Carolyn (Cooney) Bartholdson '96
Elizabeth Chambers '91
Rajesh Ghai '06
Roxanna Goudarzi '10
Felipe Ospina '05
Renee Russell '93
Karthik Kumar Udayakumar '03

We asked the alumni above celebrating a birthday December 15, "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

The Times of India: Managerial skills have undergone a major change
Gulf News: Duke to roll out unique management studies programme
Fortune: An unexpected B-school arms race for top students
Hindustan Times: They're opening up campuses in India
Dan Ariely
Forbes: Three Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right Now
Big Think: Promoted to the Level of Incompetence
The Washington Post: Coach K’s leadership ABCs
Gavan Fitzsimons & Tanya Chartrand
Business Insider: Can Seeing The Apple Logo Make You More Creative?
Jon Fjeld
The Herald-Sun: Nuts for Monuts
Campbell Harvey
Wall St. Cheat Sheet: Here’s Why the Eurozone Solution is Fraught with Uncertainty
The Street: Greece Gets the Boot, Germany Takes the Lead: Europe's Endgame
The Star: Is the European Central Bank program to buy sovereign debt illegal?
Aaron Kay
Science Daily: Why Do People Defend Unjust, Inept, and Corrupt Systems?
Tony O'Driscoll
Training: Training magazine Events: Reframing Possibility
David Robinson
The New York Times: Why It’s Getting Harder, and Riskier, to Bet the House
Sanyin Siang & Sim Sitkin
The Herald-Sun: Leadership lessons from Coach K
Sim Sitkin
Investor's Business Daily: Help Stellar Performers Keep Their Feet On Team Turf
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