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Notre Dame CMO Summit 2018
Notre Dame CMO Summit 2018
Tech Tips of the Week - March 12, 2018
Tech Tips of the Week - March 12, 2018
Tech Tips of the Week - March 12, 2018
Lenten Food Drive - 40 Boxes in 40 Days
Lenten Food Drive - 40 Boxes in 40 Days
Ten Years Hence 2018
Ten Years Hence 2018
Ten Years Hence 2018



MS in Finance Preview Day

Location: 224 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 350, Chicago, IL

Time: 3/16/2018 10:00 AM


Executive MBA Information Session - Cleveland

Location: Cleveland Chop, 824 W. St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH

Time: 3/21/2018 6:00 PM


MS in Finance Information Session

Location: 224 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 350, Chicago, IL

Time: 3/22/2018 5:30 PM


Executive MBA Information Session - Columbus

Location: The Pearl, 641 N. High Street, Columbus, OH

Time: 3/22/2018 6:00 PM

College News

Audit firms goof more after lowering fees and providing non-audit services

March 16

Michael Cohn, editor-in-chief of AccountingToday.com, wrote about new research by Erik Beardsley, assistant professor of accountancy at Mendoza College of Business.

Field Notes in Philanthropy

March 15

Marc Hardy, director of Nonprofit Certificate Education at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, was a guest on the WGVU Public Media podcast "Field Notes in Philanthropy."

How can credit card companies afford to offer big sign-up bonuses?

March 14

Joseph Cherian, teaching professor of marketing in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, discussed credit card sign-up bonuses on WalletHub.com.

Notre Dame MBA wins first place in Illinois competition

March 14

A team of University of Notre Dame MBA students took first place in the 2018 Illinois MBA Strategy Case Competition, besting 15 other business schools. The event, now in its 10th year, took place Feb. 8-10 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Faith Miller (MBA ’18), Austin Gilbertson (MBA ’19), Chris Kunnen (MBA ’18) and Zachary Kozak (MBA ’18) had 24 hours to analyze a complex business strategy case provided by event sponsor Lockton Companies, the world''s largest privately owned, independent insurance brokerage firm. The students then presented their solution to a panel of judges that included Lockton executives as well as strategy experts from various professional and academic organizations. Frank Germann

Commentary: Trump must overcome his worst instincts to succeed with Kim Jong Un

March 12

Joseph Holt, an associate teaching professor at Mendoza College of Business, wrote an opinion piece that appeared in the Chicago Tribune.

Women Lead: Kristen Collett-Schmitt

March 8

Kristen Collett-Schmitt, an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Finance, was featured in the University of Notre Dame''s Women Lead feature for International Women''s Day.

“I’ve had three defining experiences in my life,” says Collett-Schmitt. “Growing up, I was very fortunate. Everything seemed to always work out. But it was those three moments when things didn’t work out, where I realized I had to make a choice — to just give up, or make something happen.”

When fee-pressured audit offices focus on non-audit services, financial statements suffer, study shows

March 7

As companies pressure auditors to lower their fees as a way to reduce costs, auditors place greater emphasis on more-profitable non-audit services, such as consulting, which can negatively impact audit quality.

Notre Dame wants to help St. Joseph County assessor improve property assessments

March 7

The University of Notre Dame has volunteered to help St. Joseph County Assessor Rosemary Mandrici improve property tax assessments.

Rental cars, hearing aids, insurers: Since Parkland, a list of companies that have taken action on guns

March 2

Joseph Holt, a management teaching professor at Mendoza College of Business, was interviewed for a Washington Post story about how business continue to cut ties with the NRA or change their firearms sales policies.

‘Shark Tank’s’ Daymond John to deliver Idea Week keynote and serve as McCloskey New Venture Competition judge

March 2

Daymond John will deliver a keynote presentation April 26 as a part of the inaugural Idea Week, and serve the next day as a final-round judge in the University of Notre Dame’s McCloskey New Venture Competition.

Could Dick's Sporting Goods ban on assault-style rifles change sales?

March 1

Joseph Holt, a management teaching professor at Mendoza College of Business, was interviewed for a story on the impact of Dick's Sporting Goods decision to stop selling assault-style weapons, high-capacity magazines and guns to buyers under 21.

Chris Stevens, not your average B-school prof

February 28

Poets & Quants published a profile piece on Chris Stevens, a management teaching professor in Mendoza College of Business.

Hitting rock bottom after job loss can be beneficial, study shows

February 28

We've all heard it said, "When you hit rock bottom, there's nowhere to go but up."

If we arm teachers, the list of what could go wrong is 'way too long,' says retired USAF officer and university professor

February 27

James S. O''Rourke IV, a retired U.S. Air Force officer and management teaching professor at Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, wrote a commentary piece for CNBC on the prospect of arming teachers

Mendoza students crowdfund for Florida shooting victim

February 27

Poets & Quants published a story on a fundraising project undertaken by some Mendoza College of Business students who are taking Principles of Management this semester. 

Building hope by building homes in Jamaica

February 23

Jim Hiltz and Zachary Pedersen, both Notre Dame MBA Class of 2018, devoted a week of their winter break to a special building project in the tiny Jamaican community of Jacob’s Ladder.

Here's your class assignment: Get involved

February 23

Chris Stevens' Principles of Management students practice the mission of Mendoza by helping nonprofit organizations, local businesses and other causes. Their current projects include the Logan Center and a 15-year-old victim of the Parkland school shooting.

New name and space for Center for Career Development

February 22

By Marci Mullaney, Center for Career Development


Designed to enhance student life by bringing a variety of resources under one roof, the new Duncan Student Center houses the Office of Residential Life, Graduate Student Life, RecSports, Student Media and the new Center for Career Development.…

Twitter, Facebook are best-suited to ID and defend against bad actors

February 22

Timothy Carone, associate teaching professor in Mendoza College of Business, wrote a piece for the San Francisco Chronicle on the role of social media platforms owners in preventing future foreign interference in U.S. elections.…

Ford ousts top exec over 'inappropriate behavior'

February 22

Joe Holt, associate teaching professor in Mendoza College of Business, was interviewed for an Associated Press piece on Ford Motor Co.''s decision to fire North American President Raj Nair following allegations of inappropriate behavior. …


NYT News

Cambridge Analytica, McCabe, F.I.U.: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions

Christopher Wylie, who helped found the data firm Cambridge Analytica and worked there until 2014, has described the company as an “arsenal of weapons” in a culture war. Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from a huge swath of the electorate to develop techniques that were later used in the Trump campaign.

Data Firm Tied to Trump Campaign Talked Business With Russians

Alexander Nix, chief executive of the data consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, told the British Parliament last month that his company had no connections to Russia. Cambridge Analytica, a company that developed technology to target voters, has denied having connections to Russia. But evidence suggests otherwise.

Trump Lawyer Says Special Counsel Inquiry Should Be Ended

A lawyer for President Trump said that Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, should end the special counsel inquiry. The lawyer, John Dowd, said he was speaking on behalf of President Trump, only to backtrack shortly afterward and say he was speaking only for himself.

Mueller Wants Trump’s Business Records. What’s the Russia Connection?

President Trump boarding Air Force One this month. The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed his company for documents related to Russia. The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents related to Russia. The company has a three-decade relationship with Moscow.

Trump and the Truth: A President Tests His Own Credibility

President Trump with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada in the Oval Office last year. Mr. Trump said this past week that he had made up information during a conversation with Mr. Trudeau. The president’s latest made-up statement renewed the question: When does he know the things he says are false and when is he simply misinformed?

Crack on Florida Bridge Was Discussed in Meeting Hours Before Collapse

Whether cracking contributed to the collapse of a pedestrian bridge in Miami, which killed six people, remains a key question in the investigation. The engineer of the bridge presented the crack to the construction manager and the State Department of Transportation but said there were no safety concerns.

Bridge Collapse Saps Spirits and Research Efforts at Florida International University

In 2013, Florida International University was selected as an official federal research center for an engineering method called accelerated bridge construction. That method was used in the bridge that collapsed on Thursday. The pedestrian bridge collapse has dealt a blow to the school and to a center there devoted to accelerated bridge construction.

Cinderella Story? It’s True for U.M.B.C. in Academics, Too

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, players after their 74-54 victory over top-seeded Virginia on Friday night. The university is known more for producing the most African-American students who go on to complete combined M.D.-Ph.D. programs than it is for turning out professional athletes.

After Historic Victory, U.M.B.C. Students Look Forward to the Next … Lab

Jennifer Wachtel, a 2015 graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, took a selfie on campus on Saturday with an electronic billboard celebrating the upset by its men’s basketball team against Virginia. It wasn’t exactly mass hysteria Saturday on the campus that wins chess championships the way Duke collects basketball ones. The model U.N. team is tough, too.

Quote of the Day

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.

John Updike