Commentary

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.

Working Beyond Boundaries

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

The China Effect

An Asian residency offers Executive MBA participants a glimpse into emergent markets

Crossing Boundaries in Advertising

I didn’t expect the outcome we received when I scheduled a session on diversity in advertising for the June 17 Diversity Insights Breakfast. I had hoped, of course, for an impact—and we got it, but it was a reaction from participants I hadn’t expected.

A Powerful Purpose

Chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Bancorp Richard Davis advocates for values-based leadership.

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.

Out of Office Messaging

It’s summer, and the livin’ is… better than frostbite. But for the marketing communicator, these are troubling months, particularly for the B2B marketer.
St. Thomas Summer

Cultivate

Published poet Tracy Youngblom ’96 shares one of her pieces with the St. Thomas community.
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Alumnae among 2015 Women in Business Honorees

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal recently honored its 2015 Women in Business award winners. Of the 51 women entrepreneurs, executives and leaders honored, five were University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business alumnae.