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Freeman Update
    Nov. 15, 2012            
   
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    New program aims to produce global scholars
Altman International Studies ProgramThis fall, Tulane University launched a new interdisciplinary program aimed at preparing students to take on the unique challenges of an increasingly interconnected world. The Jeffrey A. Altman International Studies Program in Business and Liberal Arts is a four-year undergraduate program that combines advanced language training with business and liberal arts education. Made possible through an $8.3 million gift from the Jeffrey A. Altman Foundation, the philanthropic organization founded by Altman (BSM ’88), the program targets a select number of students who seek a more integrated understanding of the economic, political and social issues that define the contemporary world.

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    Alums honor Trapani with professorship
Trapani professorshipFriends, colleagues and former students of John M. Trapani came together on Nov. 1 to honor the longtime A. B. Freeman School of Business faculty member with the establishment of an endowed professorship in his name. Spearheaded by Stacey M. Berger (A&S ’76, MBA ’78) and David A. Sislen (A&S ’76), two of Trapani’s former students, the John M. Trapani III Professorship in Business Administration will support the teaching and scholarship of an outstanding early-career faculty member.

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    Freeman celebrates Homecoming 2012
homecoming 2012A big B-school crowd turned out this year to help the Freeman School celebrate Homecoming 2012. On Friday, Nov. 2, about two dozen alumni attended an open house and Q&A with Dean Ira Solomon in Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II. Dean Solomon gave a brief update on the school and then fielded questions from attendees on a variety of topics. On Nov. 3, about 300 friends and alumni checked in at the Freeman School tent outside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for tailgating prior to the Tulane-Rice football game. Brian Landry, this year’s guest chef, kept those fans happy with an awesome menu of slow roast pork dip sliders, Creole mustard coleslaw, Louisiana shrimp and citrus salad and chocolate hazelnut pudding. To see photos from Champions Square, visit the Freeman School’s Flickr page.

   
    Give us 10 minutes to help improve Freeman
Freeman MagazineWhat do you like about Freeman magazine? What don’t you like? Freeman is currently conducting a readership survey designed to help us better understand your interests and preferences. This online survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and includes a number of open-ended questions to enable you to submit comments and suggestions to us. The results will be reported in aggregate form only, and you will not be identified. If you haven’t yet completed the survey, please take a few minutes to respond today. To get started, click on the following link:

http://tinyurl.com/8pa2jg9

Thanks in advance for helping us to produce a better alumni magazine!
   
    Introducing new local email groups
MapTo reduce the clutter in your inbox, Freeman’s alumni office has created a host of new Listserv groups to send out region-specific news and notify you of Freeman events in your area. The locations — 39 cities and 14 foreign countries — were chosen based on the number of alumni in each, and we’re hoping that members will also use the groups to ask questions and share information with fellow alumni (“Who’s a great realtor?” “What’s the best elementary school?”). The mailing lists were populated with information from Tulanes centralized alumni database, so theres no need to enroll. If you live in one of the cities or countries with a new Listserv group, you should have already received a welcome message. If you did not receive a message and think you should have or if youd like to be added to another local group, contact Rhonda Brown, director of constituent services and initiatives, at rhondab@tulane.edu or 504-862-8470 and she can add you to any group or groups youre interested in being a part of.

    Submit your latest news to Class Notes
ClassNotesThanks to the ever-widening reach of Facebook, you might think all your friends already know everything about you, but don’t forget about your friends from Freeman. Keep your former classmates up to date by submitting your latest news to Freeman Magazine’s Class Notes section. Our winter issue is currently in production, so now is the time to send us the “deets” on recent promotions, job changes, family additions or awards and honors. 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

Nov. 15
PitchNOLA 2012: Lots of Progress. Propeller Incubator, 4035 Washington Ave, New Orleans, 6:30 - 9 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.seno-nola.org/pitchnola2012

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

Dec. 13
Tulane Houston Information Session, 1700 West Loop South, Houston. For more information, visit http://tulanemba.askadmissions.net/emtinterestpage.aspx?ip=informationsession

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 via email to familybiz@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-862-8482     

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


   
 




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