Net Impact teamed up with Chevy to bring a bit of hybrid art to campus for Earth Day during their "Green Living Choices" student art competition. Participants' art was featured on the car, a 2010 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, and three of the participants were awarded prizes for first, second and third place of $400, $300 and $100, respectively.
Global Moot Corp, taking place May 6-8 at The University of Texas at Austin, has been called "The Super Bowl of world business plan competitions." Starting this year, it will be accompanied by the inaugural Venture Week, what organizers hope will become the "South By Southwest" of entrepreneurship conferences.
From the UT Office of Sustainability As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, the new UT-Austin Office of Sustainability (housed within University Operations) is pleased to announce the launch of its website. The Office will use the site to connect our faculty, staff, and students to the many things UT Austin is already doing operationally that exemplify our pursuit of sustainability on campus.
Sheridan Titman, professor of finance at McCombs and executive director of the Energy Management and Innovation Center, moderated "Recent Developments in the Natural Gas Market" at the Spring 2010 Energy Forum earlier this month.
Eleven McCombs School faculty will be honored by their peers at the McCombs Teaching and Research Awards luncheon on May 4. Congratulations to these outstanding faculty members for their contributions to McCombs.
The 2010 student fundraising campaigns officially launched on Monday, April 12 with a special visit from Red McCombs, who spoke to a select group of BBA, MPA, and BHP students. Red spoke about the importance of giving back and offered inspiration and advice to make this year’s student campaigns the best yet for each program.
Red McCombs was on campus Monday, continuing what has become a bit of a tradition as he helps kick off the April Student Philanthropy Month at McCombs. This year seems especially meaningful, as we approach the 10-year anniversary of his transformational gift to the business school at The University of Texas at Austin. His remarks to students were genuine and thought-provoking as always.
MBA Legacy 2010 kicked off the Full-Time fundraising campaign Monday, April 12 with the announcement of the class gift, which will go toward establishing an endowment for the McCombs Social Enterprise Fund. Red McCombs also made a special visit to campus to help kick off the student campaigns, encouraging this year’s MBA Legacy Campaign to be the first ever to reach 100% participation.
If you received your BBA from McCombs and are interested in assisting current marketing students with their class research project, please take a few minutes to fill out this quick, nine-question survey by Thursday, April 8. The information you provide is anonymous and will be used to determine if there is any predictability to a student's starting salary based on GPA, prior experience, major, etc.
Ernst & Young CEO Jim Turley opened his presentation March 22 with a discussion about Lehman Brothers and the recent report that showed Ernst and Young may have committed malpractice as Lehman's accounting firm.