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Ross Alumni News

May 28, 2024

From the Classroom to the Boardroom: Ross Alum David Deno Inspires MBA Students to Lead with Impact

David Deno, MBA ’82, outgoing CEO of Bloomin’ Brands, recently visited the Ross School of Business to participate in the Sanger Leadership Center’s Leadership Dialogue Series and visit a class, Business Leadership in Changing Times (MO 611).
May 24, 2024

Amy Solek, BBA ’92: Shaping the Next Generation of Accountants

Amy Solek, BBA ‘92, has a passion for the accounting profession. 
May 21, 2024

Lionel Mufor, MBA '23, and Lisa Caldwell, MBA '90: From Missed Call to Mentorship

As he walked out of a midterm exam during his first year at the Ross School of Business, Lionel Mufor, MBA ’23, noticed that he had missed a phone call from Lisa Caldwell, MBA ’90, a senior leader at Ernst and Young. He didn’t know it then, but that missed call would change both of their lives.
May 16, 2024

Ross Board Member Establishes New MBA Scholarship for U.S. Veterans

Qualified students with a U.S. Military background will soon find a Michigan Ross MBA education more financially accessible, thanks to a new scholarship established by Ross School Advisory Board Member Jennifer Barker, MBA ‘01. The first recipient will be selected for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. 
May 14, 2024

Michigan Ross Innovation Conference Unites Alumni Innovators and Investors

Over 100 alum innovators and investors gathered to exchange startup insights, ideas, and opportunities at the inaugural Michigan Ross Innovation Conference, held at the historic General’s Residence in San Francisco on May 10, 2024.
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Ross News

May 29, 2024

Two New Studies Challenge Widely Held Beliefs and Published Research on Women in the Workplace

Justin Frake, assistant professor of strategy, is interested in cause-and-effect relationships in real-world data and the hidden dynamics that shape workplace behavior and equality—or inequality. In this Q&A, Frake explores how curiosity has led to research that challenges some popular beliefs and previously published studies related to women in the workforce. One study shows that firms promoting flatter hierarchies inadvertently discourage female applicants, and another counters several recent studies that claim women CEOs negatively impact the career outcomes of other women.
May 24, 2024

Ross Featured In the News - Week of May 24

Week Ending May 24 May 24 - The Conversation - Colorado Takes A New - And Likely More Effective - Approach to the Housing Crisis (Brian Connolly) Bolstered by my experience as a land-use lawyer, my research demonstrates some of the issues with well-intentioned single-family zoning reforms: It is too expensive and difficult to finance projects that add just one or two additional units to properties sporadically. What’s more, small projects like these don’t attract experienced developers. Allowing higher-density housing, reducing development fees and speeding up permitting time frames will...
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April 19, 2024

Celebrate World Book Day With These Books Written by Michigan Ross Authors

If you’re looking for a great book to read this spring, you’re in luck. April 23 is the perfect time to expand your library as we celebrate World Book Day at the Ross School of Business.
April 16, 2024

Eric Wiideman, MBA ’18: Building a More Sustainable World With AgTech

After years of spearheading international consulting projects in industries from automotive to finance, Eric Wiideman, MBA ’18, is returning to his roots in the agriculture industry, and he’s on a mission to save it.
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