interconnected october 2013
news and events from
the school of management
USF's MBA Programs Ranked #22 on Sustainability
The USF School of Management placed 22nd in Corporate Knights' inaugural "Global Green MBA" rankings, which honors schools with a commitment to sustainability in learning, green business and the triple bottom line.
Learn about the ranking »
Grad Student Orientation Teaches Ethics in Business
Over 300 new students were taught morality and cultural differences in business, aiming to help students get the most out of their graduate programs and prepare for their future positions as business leaders.
Read about the Orientation »
Dr. Charles Geschke Talks Leadership with ROTC
Adobe Systems co-founder shares his philosophies on culture, values and good leadership with ROTC military science seniors who will soon be commissioned as Second Lieutenants and report for duty as leaders of the U.S. Army.
Read Dr. Geschke’s advice »
MNA Alumna Founds NGO
Valerie Lemke co-founded Jjangde, a "not-just-for profit" community driven program that aims to fund education in rural Africa. Jjangde funds help build schools that grant boys and girls equal access to education and empower the community.
Learn about Lemke’s mission »
New Economics of Matching and Market Design
Nobel Prize recipient Alvin E. Roth to address USF faculty, students, and alumni on "Who Gets What: The New Economics of Matching and Market Design" on Nov. 14.
Register for this event »
MSAN Students Place 8th in Worldwide Hackathon
Competing with data scientists around the world, MSAN students participated in a 24-hour hackathon aimed to solve real problems presented by real organizations. The challenge was to predict which 311 issues are most important to citizens.
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faculty achievements
Welcome New Faculty of Fall 2013
Michael Collins
Matthew Dixon
Tatiana Fedyk
Nicole Jackson
Michael Pasquale
Anthony Patino


Dr. Johnson’s Book Receives Critics’ Choice Award
In his latest book, Professor Richard Johnson provides exemplary strategies for social justice advocacy by examining deliberative democracy, communication, and conflict resolution.
Read about his latest work »
Dr. Hunter Takes Part in Immersive Simulations
Professor Keith Hunter was invited to the Institute for Simulation and Training’s Synthetic Reality Lab (SREAL) for an immersive experience in virtual environments and human behavior.
Learn more »
dean's welcome

With alumni reunion weekend upon us, we celebrate our remarkable alumni as well as our future alumni. In this issue, we share Valerie Lemke’s story and illustrate how one recent alumna is changing the world from here. Equally inspiring, our MBA students were recently recognized for their student–led initiatives on sustainability with a rank of #11 globally in Corporate Knights Global Green MBA rankings. At the root of our success is always our faculty, and we would like to offer a warm welcome to our six new faculty members. Our academic community is getting richer each year!


Michael Webber

in memoriam

Alev Efendioglu

1942 - 2013

David Scalise

1944 - 2013

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