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  • Researching Risky Business - What managers, astronauts, and hurricane survivors alike can learn from near-misses

    By Chris Blose

    Imagine you have to attend a meeting in a rough neighborhood. You know from looking up crime statistics that there is a 2.5 percent chance you will be mugged in this part of town. You go anyway, and you do not get mugged. Then you go to another meeting, and another, and you continue to return home safely.

    The more you go to that neighborhood without getting mugged, the more comfortable you start to feel. However, there is still a 2.5 percent chance you will be mugged next time.

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  • McDonough School of Business to Host Lecture by Robert Mosbacher, Jr., Past President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment

    Event to Celebrate the Annual Gathering of All Business School Executive Education Students

    Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business will host a lecture by former Overseas Private Investment Corporation President and CEO Robert Mosbacher, Jr. on Friday, June 26, 2009. The program will take place at 6 p.m. in the school's auditorium and will be followed by a reception at 7 p.m. on the fourth floor.

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  • A Winning Plan (Georgetown Business Cover Story)

    Savvy students create a business out of multimedia tours for the hearing impaired

    By Andrea Orr

    Karen Borchert and Martin Franklin entered the MBA Evening Program at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business in 2006 with the near-term goal of acquiring skills to help them advance in their current jobs and the long-term goal of starting their own companies - someday.

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  • Alumni Entrepreneurs Turn Big Dreams Into Big Business

    Craig Walker's workday lasts about 15 hours. Ada Polla went more than three years without a salary. Mark Smith and Pete Messman often feel like they're operating on faith. Nicole Miller put her wedding on hold for two years.

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  • Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business Creates Two New Professorships

    Reena Aggarwal and William Baber to become McDonough Professors

    Washington, D.C. -- As part of an initiative to increase the number of professorships at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, Dean George Daly recently announced that Reena Aggarwal and William Baber have been named the school's first Robert E. McDonough Professors.

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  • NABE: Recession will End by Fall 2009, Fox 5 DC, May 27

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  • Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. - International Executive MBA Commencement Address April 25, 2009

    Roger W. Ferguson delivered the commencement address

    Dean Daly, distinguished faculty, honored guests, I am pleased to join you today and to congratulate these outstanding graduates.

    TIAA-CREF has been privileged to serve Georgetown since 1969. We know that earning an advanced degree from this institution is a significant achievement. You and your loved ones should be very proud. It is also fortunate that your studies -- at least for the moment -- are complete. The economy needs your full attention.

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  • 2009 Commencement Speech-Luis Alberto Moreno

    Dean George Daly and President John DeGioia present Luis Moreno with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.

    Thank you, President DeGioia, Dean Daly, members of the faculty, graduating class. As I come up here, I am reminded by my daughter and my son who typically like to kid with their friends that I look like Harry Potter, and I certainly don't look here a lot like a banker, but as I was putting this garb on, and just walking up here, it really gave me that impression again, and it reminded me that Harry Potter has a lot of tricks down his bag and I don't, so I'll try my best.

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  • Class of 2009 Celebrates Commencements May 15 and 16

    Undergraduate students received their Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees in McDonough Arena May 16.

    The celebratory mood was high among the graduates of Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business at their commencements May 15 and 16. On Friday, May 15, 345 graduate students received Master of Business Administration degrees on Healy Lawn. The next day, 324 seniors received Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees in McDonough Arena.

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  • Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Announces 13 New Faculty Appointments

    Washington, D.C. -- George G. Daly, dean of Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, announced 13 new full-time faculty appointments today. These professors will begin teaching at the school in August.

    "I am pleased we can add so many outstanding faculty to our roster," said Daly. "This is the largest influx of such scholars during my time at the school. These appointments also coincide with the opening of our new building this fall, which will enhance learning and interaction between our students and faculty."

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