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    July 9, 2012            
   
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    MBA grads go whole hog into new venture
Seth Hamstead and Simone ReggieThe local food movement is gaining popularity among foodies nationwide. In Louisiana, it seems like old hat. Whether they are eating fresh-caught shrimp, creole tomatoes or Ponchatoula strawberries, Louisianians feel that locally originated food is better. Two 2012 Freeman School MBA grads are hoping they can bring Louisiana meat into that number.

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    Maurer appointed interim exec. director of LRI
Ralph MaurerDean Ira Solomon has named Ralph Maurer, professor of practice and executive director of the Tulane Family Business Center, to a one-year appointment as interim executive director of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship. Maurer will replace John Elstrott, professor of practice and founding executive director of the institute, who is retiring after 25 years with Tulane and the Freeman School.

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    Ricchiuti to speak in N.Y. on Wednesday
Peter RicchiutiPeter Ricchiuti, research director of Burkenroad Reports and a nationally respected expert on the economy and investing, will be the featured speaker at an alumni luncheon in New York this week. Ricchiuti’s presentation, “Burkenroad Reports Update: What the Financial Markets are Telling Us Now,” is part of Tulane’s N.Y. Summer Lecture Series. The event will take place on Wednesday, July 11, at 12:30 p.m. at the Cornell Club, 6 East 44th St., New York. The cost is $50 per person and space is limited. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP at https://tulaneuniversity.ejoinme.org/?tabid=366560 before Tuesday, July 10, to reserve your spot. 

   
    Freeman welcomes the 2013 MFIN class
MFIN OrientationLate last month, the Freeman School welcomed 159 new Master of Finance students to New Orleans and the Freeman School for a week’s worth of orientation events heralding the start of this year’s MFIN program. This year’s class is double the size of last year’s class, part of a strategic effort on the part of the Freeman School to enhance both the size and quality of the program (which, in case you hadn’t heard, Financial Times just ranked as the 30th best masters in finance in the world and the 3rd best in the U.S.). To see more photos from MFIN orientation, visit the Freeman School’s Flickr page

   
    Upcoming Events at the Freeman School

July 16
Master of Management - Energy Major Orientation, Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II

July 19
Tulane Houston Information Session, 1700 West Loop South, Houston. For more information, visit http://tulanemba.askadmissions.net/emtinterestpage.aspx?ip=informationsession

Aug. 4
Summer Commencement Ceremony, McAlister Auditorium, Tulane University, 10 a.m. 

Aug. 17
Tulane Family Business Forum, Lavin-Bernick Center, Tulane University

Aug. 23
Executive and Professional MBA Information Session. Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II, 3rd Floor, 6 p.m. For more information, visit http://tulanemba.askadmissions.net/emtinterestpage.aspx?ip=informationsession

Tulane Houston Information Session. 1700 West Loop South, Houston. For more information, visit http://tulanemba.askadmissions.net/emtinterestpage.aspx?ip=informationsession

Aug. 24
Rock ’n’ Bowl Party for Alumni and Graduate Students, Mid-City Lanes Rock ’n’ Bowl
 
Sept. 13
Executive and Professional MBA Information Session. Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II, 3rd Floor, 6 p.m. For more information, visit http://tulanemba.askadmissions.net/emtinterestpage.aspx?ip=informationsession
 
Sept. 13
Freeman Days New York Networking Reception, Marriott Marquis, New York

Sept. 20
Tulane Houston Information Session, 1700 West Loop South, Houston. For more information, visit http://tulanemba.askadmissions.net/emtinterestpage.aspx?ip=informationsession
 
Sept. 20
Freeman Days Houston Networking Reception, Marriott West Loop, Houston

Sept. 28
33rd Annual Tulane Business Forum, Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 8:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. For more information and to register online, visit http://www.tulanebusinessforum.com/

Oct. 11
Executive and Professional MBA Information Session. Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II, 3rd Floor, 6 p.m. For more information, visit http://tulanemba.askadmissions.net/emtinterestpage.aspx?ip=informationsession

Oct. 25
Freeman Days Chicago Networking Reception, the Field Museum, Chicago

To see more upcoming events, please visit the Freeman School Calendar.


   
 




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