McCombs Press Releases
Global Moot Corp team members Tim Lovell, Jared Edgel and Ryan Allred of TranquilMed (from Brigham Young University) were looking pretty smug as they ate lunch today in the Hall of Honors. Why so smug? "We did our best, said Edgel. What would they change if they move on to the semi-finals?
Global Moot Corp Team CALMsenior, LLC, from the University of Louisville, hopes the judges can tell real perspiration vs. nervous perspiration. "Ours is real perspiration," said Joe Rotella, M.D., CEO for CALMsenior. "Next round we are going to dress informally. Yesterday's 95 degree heat did us in as we walked across campus."
You see them in the halls. Today and tomorrow. Teams of Global Moot Corp participants huddled together making last minute plans for their presentation to the judges. Nervous-looking. "It's like a soccer match," said Rafael Tejeda, team leader for Recargatel!, representing Centro de Investigation en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV) in Monterrey, Mexico.
Interdisciplinary teams of business, engineering, and geosciences students from The University of Texas at Austin participated in an inaugural specialized training course, known as BP Energy Play, last weekend. The 47 student participants first attended talks by a training consultant who was specially flown in from the United Kingdom by BP to instruct the students.
To me, UT is a hub of creativity and cutting edge research within a state known for down to earth businesspeople. This combination of strengths drew me back to Texas after living in California for nine years. Last summer when the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference brand unveiled a new format—TEDx, where x stands for “independently organized,” I immediately applied for and received the license to host TEDxUT.
Alumni and friends of the school gathered at Southwest Airlines headquarters in Dallas for an exclusive conversation between Dean Tom Gilligan and Southwest Airlines executives Herb Kelleher, Founder and Chairman Emeritus; Gary Kelly, BBA ’77, Executive Chairman of the Board, President and CEO; Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus; and Bill Cunningham, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and Professor James L. Bayless Chair for Free Enterprise at the McCombs School.
From the Daily Texan The University will receive more than $1 million in donations from Exxon Mobil Corp. in May, as part of a grant from the annual ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2009 Educational Matching Gift Program, in which employees and retirees donate money to higher educational institutions across the nation.
Starting immediately, McCombs alumni will be able to market themselves to thousands of potential employers in a new way and at no cost. McCombs has partnered with MBA Focus, a firm that connects elite global MBA students and alumni with the world's leading corporations.
Last night, over 160 corporate partners and McCombs School faculty, staff and students gathered to recognize two corporations and one individual for their extraordinary contributions to the school at the 2nd Annual McCombs School Corporate Recognition Dinner at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.
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.