Environmental portrait of Muer Yang taken on Friday, April 12, 2013 on the Minneapolis campus of the University of St. Thomas.

2015 Susan E. Heckler Research Excellence Award: Muer Yang, Ph.D.

Muer Yang, Ph.D., a professor in the Opus College of Business Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management, was awarded the 2015 Susan E. Heckler Research Excellence Award. We asked Professor Yang to share some of his thoughts on how improving service operations can directly impact public policies and health care operations, what he’s working on now and how to spark curiosity in the classroom.
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Working Beyond Boundaries

Associate professor Mary Maloney explores the benefits – and challenges – of working in cross-cultural teams.
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The China Effect

An Asian residency offers Executive MBA participants a glimpse into emergent markets
Richard Davis, 2015 Opus Distinguished Speaker, gives a presentation in Schulze Auditorium on May 12, 2015.

A Powerful Purpose

Chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Bancorp Richard Davis advocates for values-based leadership.
Studio portrait of Opus College of Business faculty member Dawn Elm.  Taken September 18, 2009 for B Magazine.

2015 Faculty Service Award: Dawn Elm, Ph.D.

We asked Professor Elm to share some of her thoughts on business and ethics, what makes a supportive and successful learning environment and what makes the Opus College of Business different from other business schools.
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A Startup that Goes to the Dogs

Team of two sophomores and a junior win the 2015 spring Lemonade Stand competition for their company Apawllo, an apparel company that raises awareness for rescue animals and makes donations to animal shelters.
Archie Black, CEO of SPS Commerce, right, gives the commencement address during the graduate business commencement ceremony May 23, 2015 in the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex Field House.

The Mini-Masters of Life

Archie Black, president and CEO of SPS Commerce, one of the pioneers of cloud computing, addressed the more than 200 students who were hooded in the Graduate Business Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 23.
Ellie Henkemeyer, Emma Button and Louise Messina pitch their business concept, BrightSide Produce Distribution.

Pitching a Start-up: 10 Key Issues to Address

Michael P. Moore, director of St. Thomas' William C. Norris Institute, presented his 10 key issues to address when pitching a start-up company to investors, at the Minnesota Inventor's Congress Inspire 2015 Inn...
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MBA Experience and Career Impact

In part 2 of this Q&A looking back on his UST MBA experience, Dave Turnham details the impact his education has had on his career.
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Theory into Practice: Pitching New Product Ideas

A few weeks prior to Lunds & Byerlys announcement of their re-branding, Phil Lombardo, the company’s CMO, and many from his merchandising team met with students from Steve Vuolo’s undergraduate marketing 300 course.
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Professional Notes for April 30, 2015

This week's notes feature faculty John Buri, Vanessa Cornett-Murtada, Massimo Faggioli, Hans Gustafson, Mike Klein, John Martens, Thomas Redshaw, Deborah Savage, Father Scott Carl, John Wendt and Victoria Young; staff Josh Hengemuhle, Lindsey Loree and Talia Nadir; and students from St. Thomas' Geography, Psychology, and Justice and Peace Studies departments.