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    Dec. 17, 2012            
   
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    Service learning takes spotlight in Argentina
MBA Service in ArgentinaIt started out modestly, as a way to offer volunteer opportunities to students during one of their international trips, but in the last three years, public service has grown to become a focal point of the annual MBA Global Leadership trip to Argentina. While this year’s trip included a two-day academic program on doing business in Latin America and a day of service at a local orphanage, the centerpiece of the trip was a service learning project that matched MBA students with four nongovernmental organizations in Argentina. In keeping with Tulane’s model of service learning, the project was designed to enable students to use knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to help solve real-world problems.

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    Three Freeman staff among Silicon Bayou 100
Levy-Rosenblum InstituteJohn Elstrott, Ralph Maurer and Lina Alfieri Stern, the leadership team behind the Freeman School’s Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship, are among the local movers and shakers to make the 2012 Silicon Bayou 100. Silicon Bayou News, a website dedicated to covering the state’s rapidly growing startup scene, selects the Silicon Bayou 100 each year to recognize the most active and influential people in technology and entrepreneurship in Louisiana. This year’s honorees were announced on Dec. 12 at a release party at Eiffel Society in New Orleans. 

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    The high cost of high-frequency trading
David LesmondOn May 6, 2010, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged nearly 600 points in five frantic minutes only to regain most of that loss minutes later. The origin of the so-called Flash Crash remains a mystery to this day, but David Lesmond, associate professor of finance at the A. B. Freeman School of Business, has a strong suspicion of the underlying cause: high-frequency trading. “These high-frequency traders are hitting the market with such rapidity that the markets have to react to them,” says Lesmond, who has been studying the phenomenon for the past three years. “Then other algorithms take over and they sell as well, so you see a contagion effect.”

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    Benefit for Sandy Kaynor today
Sandy KaynorIn October, Sandy Kaynor (MBA ’07), an attorney at Jones Walker, was shot and seriously injured in an attempted robbery outside his Garden District home. Kaynor, who is married with a special-needs child, now faces a long, uncertain medical future. A fundraiser to assist his family with long-term medical expenses will be held today, Monday, Dec. 17, from 5-7 p.m. at the offices of Jones Walker, 201 St. Charles Avenue, 52nd Floor. For more information, including information on how to contribute to a trust set up on behalf of the Kaynor family, please contact Christopher S. Mann at 504-582-8332  or cmann@joneswalker.com.
   
    Energy Institute hosts US ambassador to Nigeria
Terence McCulleyU.S. Ambassador to Nigeria Terence McCulley discussed key issues affecting U.S.-Nigeria relations in the coming months during a special roundtable talk sponsored by the Tulane Energy Institute on Dec. 6 at the Freeman School. Pictures are, from left to right, Prof. Ekundayo Shittu, Prof. Eric Smith, Prof. Mark Davis (Tulane Law School), Ambassador McCulley, Prof. Olanike-Ola O Orie (Anthropology), Prof. Geoff Parker and Prof. Colin Crawford (Payson Institute).
   
    Business School Council adds three members
Ozgur KaraosmanogluDana McilwainMatt SchwartzOzgur Karaosmanoglu (A&S ’84, MBA ’87), Dana Mcilwain (BSM ’84) and Matt Schwartz (BSM ’99) are the latest additions to the Business School Council, the primary external advisory board of the Freeman School. Karaosmanoglu is senior vice president, investments, and managing director at Raymond James Financial Inc.; Mcilwain is a vice chairman and leader of the U.S. Advisory Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Schwartz is a co-founder and principal of the Domain Cos.

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    The Freeman Annual Fund
Gibson HallAs 2012 draws to a close, we thank you for your commitment to Freeman. Alumni and friends of the Freeman School enable us to educate our students, produce scholarly work and impact our community. You can help ensure Freeman’s continued excellence by making a gift to the Freeman Annual Fund, which provides much needed resources for programs, facilities, student scholarships and faculty. If you’ve already made a gift, we offer our sincerest thanks. If you have any questions about giving to Freeman, please contact Meriel Hughes, senior director of development, at meriel.hughes@tulane.edu or 504-865-5409.
   
    Visit the Freeman Online Gift Shop
650872_dSearching for a little stocking-stuffer for the Freeman alum in your life? Need a quick Secret Santa present? Look no further than the Freeman Online Gift Shop. The shop features a variety of Freeman merchandise for your holiday shopping needs, everything from polo shirts, hoodies and hats to coffee mugs, key chains and koozies. And, best of all, you don’t have to set foot in a mall!
 
    Submit your latest news to Class Notes
ClassNotesThe winter issue of Freeman magazine is in production, so now is the time to submit your latest news to the magazine’s Class Notes section. Class Notes is a great way to keep friends and former classmates up to date on recent promotions, job changes, family additions, and awards and honors. Submitting a Class Note is easy. Click the link to access the online Class Notes form and – don’t forget – you can to use the form to upload photos to accompany your news!
   
    Upcoming Events at the Freeman School

Jan. 18
Tulane Family Business Forum - “Branding the Family Business Effectively,” Lavin-Bernick Center, Tulane University, 8 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information, contact Rosalind G. Butler at familybiz@tulane.edu or 504-862-8482.

March 15

Tulane Family Business Forum, Lavin-Bernick Center, Tulane University, 8 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information, contact Rosalind G. Butler at familybiz@tulane.edu or 504-862-8482.

April 12
Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Finance Case Competition, Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II

April 19
Tulane Business Plan Competition and Domain Cos. New Orleans Entrepreneur Challenge, Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

April 19
Tulane Council of Entrepreneurs Awards Gala, Audubon Tea Room, 6 - 9 p.m.

April 26
Graduate Alumni Reunion Party, honoring the classes of 
’63, ’68, ’73, ’78, ’83, ’88, ’93, ’98, ’03, ’08. Parkview Terrace, City Park, 7 - 10 p.m. For more information, contact Rhonda Brown at 504-862-8470 or rhondab@tulane.edu.

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


   
 




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