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PODCAST SERIES: The Darden BusinessCast
The Darden BusinessCast is a weekly news podcast featuring the events, news, and newsmakers of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. The program examines the Darden School, the world of business, and how it all affects you.
NEW! Friday, November 22, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 269 WITH MARC JOHNSON ON THE 2014 SHANGHAI INVESTING SUMMIT
We're joined this week by Marc Johnson, Executive Director of Darden's Center for Global Initiatives. Marc is giving us a glimpse ahead to May of 2014 - that's when Darden heads to China to host its inaugural Shanghai Investing Summit. Marc gives us some insights into this exciting event and information on what attendees might expect to see and hear.
Friday, November 15, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 268 WITH ASHLEY OOST-LIEVENSE ON "TEDXUVAWOMEN"
Second Year Student Ashley Oost-Lievense, President of Darden's Graduate Women in Business (GWIB) student club joins us to discuss the upcoming TEDxUVAWomen event on December 5th and 6th. In other Darden news: "Professor Frank Warnock Apponited", "Bob Luck of CFA Institute Speaks at Darden" and "The 2013 Darden Art Project (DART)".
Friday, November 01, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 267 WITH PROFESSOR KEN EADES ON THE UVA. INVESTING CONFERENCE
Darden Professor Ken Eades joins us this week to discuss the upcoming 6th annual University of Virginia Investing Conference. In other Darden headlines: "Views from the C-Suite", "The New Normal" and "Halloween Trick, Treat and Trek".
Friday, October 25, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 266 WITH JENNIFER FORMAN ON BEING A FORTE AMBASSADOR
Second year MBA student Jennifer Forman speaks with us about the Forte Foundation, which helps women launch into fulfilling business careers through partnerships with businesses, organizations and business schools. In other Darden news this week: "Darden Professor Speaks on Building Resilience", "12th Annual Marketing Forum" and "Darden Professor Moderates National Debt Discussion".
Friday, October 18, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 265 WITH PROFESSOR PAUL SIMKO, 2013 MEAD ENDOWMENT
This week we hear about Professor Paul Simko's "dream idea" and how it is coming true thanks to the 2013 Mead Endowment. In other Darden headlines: "4th Annual Resilience Awards", A Cross-Cultural Exchange" and MasterCard CFO to Speak at Darden".
Friday, October 11, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 264 WITH EMBA STUDENT CARLA MANNO ON OUTREACH
MBA for Executives Class of 2014's Carla Manno joins us this week to speak on her cohort's outreach projects that have made a difference, not only in the surrounding community, but around the globe as well. In other Darden news this week: "New Design Thinking Resources", "Paul Simko Receives 2014 Mead Endowment" and "Darden Holds 25th Annual International Food Festival".
Friday, September 27, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 263 WITH ANDRESSA ALBA, INSPER STUDENT FROM BRAZIL .
This week is all about an opportunity for students from Brazil's Institute of Education and Research (Insper) to engage with Darden faculty, staff and students through an exchange program with the school. This week, they learned more about networking and the power of relationship building. In onter news this week, the Princeton Review ranked Darden's entrepreneurship program at #5 on its list of the Top 25 Graduate Entrepreneurship Programs for 2014.
Friday, September 20, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 262 WITH 2ND YEAR STUDENT COACH CHIRAG JAIN ON "NETWORKING"
Second year student Chirag "C.J." Jain joins us this week to talk about the importance of networking. Representatives from major firms are on-grounds to meet with students and networking events enhance students abilities to forge relationships with companies. In Darden headlines this week: "EA Games Creative Leader Speaks at Darden", "Upcoming Consulting Club Conference" and "Women's Leadership Program Offered by Darden Executive Education".
Friday, September 13, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 261: GLOBAL FIELD ELECTIVES AND BUSINESS EXPERIENCES
We are joined this week by 2nd year students Amanda Miller and John Tran. They are among a special group of students who are "GBE Ambassadors", helping their peers to understand more about available opportuniteis to experience business in another culture. In Darden headlines: "Sve the Children CEO Speaks at Darden", "Better Business Challenge", "Brazil MBA Students Learn at Darden".
Friday, September 06, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 260 WITH BRANDON GUICHARD, 2013 SAMUEL FORREST HYDE MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP
It's that time of year again... students are back and Darden awards an outstanding group of Second Year students for their accomplishments during their first year. One of those students, Brandon Guichard,received both the Shermet Award AND the prestigious Hyde Fellowship. He joins us to discuss this honor and his hopes for this academic year and beyond. In Darden news this week: "Rosh Hashanah Celebration", "More Student Awards" and "Cheerful Economics and Spiritual Capitalism".
Friday, August 30, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 259 WITH JACK OAKES, ASSISTANT DEAN FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Darden's Assistant Dean for Career Development, Jack Oakes, joins us to talk about the Career Discovery Forums and new resources to help students work toward their future career goals. In Darden headlines this week: "Student Club Fair Held", "Second Year Student Awards Coming Up" and "Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education Helps Salt Lake City Schools to Turn Around".
Friday, August 23, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 258 WITH PROFESSOR ED FREEMAN ON "NEW MODELS OF BUSINESS IN SOCIETY"
This week we hear about Darden's newest MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, in partnership with Coursera. It's called "New Models of Business in Society" and is taught by Darden and UVa. University Professor Ed Freeman. Ed joins us to talk about the upcoming course and what it will bring to participants in this free online learning opportunity. To enroll visit coursera.org/course/bizsociety. In other Darden news this week: "Class of 2015 Arrives at Darden", "Leading Organizational Effectiveness" and "Darden Faculty Featured at Academy of Management".
Friday, August 16, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 257 WITH LISA STEWART ON "TEDX CHARLOTTESVILLE"
TEDx is coming to Charlottesville and Lisa Stewart, Director of Darden's Institute for Business in Society, is here to spread the news! A committee that includes some of Darden's own staff members helped to bring this highly popular speaker program to the area. In Darden news this week: "August 19th Welcomes the Darden Class of 2015", "Darden Executive Education Announces its Fall Open-Enrollment Portfolio" and "Darden Business Publishing Launches New Online Platform and eBook Offerings"
Friday, June 28, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 256 WITH MIKE BALAY (MBA '84), CARGILL
1984 Darden alumnus Mike Balay, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Cargill, joins us this week to talk strategy vs. being nimble.
Friday, June 21, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 255 WITH CRAIG CARLOCK (MBA '93), CEO OF FRESH MARKET
Craig Carlock, CEO of Fresh Market and Darden alumnus of the Class of 1993 joins Abena to discuss factors affecting the food retail industry, including whether the Internet is a disruptive force to his business. In Darden news this week: "Darden Talks Thought Leadership, Stakeholder Theory and Sustainability at Global Conferences."
Friday, May 24, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 254 GRADUATION 2013 HIGHLIGHTS SPECIAL
Darden's 55th Final Exercises were held in Flagler Courtyard on May 19th, and we were there to capture some words of inspiration from the Dean and student speakers.
Friday, May 10, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 253 WITH ROB COCKBURN OF KAPLAN TEST PREP AND ADMISSIONS
We're joined this week by Darden alumnus Rob Cockburn from the MBA Class of 1997. Rob is the CFO for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. He joins us to talk about innovation, technology and financial planning for one of the country's leading continuing education and training organizations and also gives insights into how online learning and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are affecting the marketplace.
Friday, May 03, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 252 WITH DR. HERMANN OTT, GERMAN FEDERAL PARLIAMENT
This week our very special guest is renowned scientist and member of the German Federal Parliament, Dr. Hermann Ott. Dr. Ott joined us to discuss Germany's transition to renewable energy after giving a lunchtime presentation to a group of Darden students, faculty, staff and community visitors. In other Darden headlines this week: "Inaugural Darden Global Economic Forum", "Graduation Faculty Marshals and Speakers Announced" and "Darden's Teacher of the Year".
Friday, April 19, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 251 WITH COLEMAN BIGELOW (MBA '05), SUSTAINABILTY MARKETING AT JOHNSON & JOHNSON
This week Coleman Bigelow, Global Sustainability Marketing Director for Johnson & Johnson and 2005 Darden alumnus, joins us to give insights on sustainability marketing and how J&J takes part in the sustainability conversation. In Darden news this week: "Center for Asset Management Launches", "Susan Chaplinsky Honored with All-University Teaching Award" and "Darden Goes Barefoot for Charity"
Friday, April 12, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 250 SPECIAL ON THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA
To celebrate our 250th episode, Host and Communication & Marketing Content Manager Abena Foreman-Trice sits down with Admissions and Marketing Specialist Fareine Benz and Web and Social Media Manager Valerie Harness to discuss the impact of social media on both business and society.
Friday, April 05, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 249 WITH KATHRYNE CARR, DIRECTOR OF THE U.VA. I.LAB INCUBATOR
Entrepreneurship takes a front seat this week in a conversation with Kathryne Carr speaks about her own entrepreneurial journey and her role as Director of the newly expanded U.Va. i.Lab Incubator here at Darden. In Darden news: "Expanded i.Lab Set to Open", "Google VP of Operations to Speak at Darden" and "Darden Students to Compete in Duke MBA Games Weekend".
Friday, March 29, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 248 WITH NAREN GURSAHANEY (MBA '89), CEO OF ADT CORPORATION
This week Naren Gursahaney, Darden alunmus of the Class of 1989 and Chief Executive Officer of ADT Corporation, one of the country's leading security businesses, joins us on the BusinessCast to discuss the latest technical innovations at the company and how his Darden education prepared him for his leadership role. In Darden headlines: "Leading with Meaning", "Business Plan Competition 2.0" and "Global Field Experience in the Philippines".
Friday, March 22, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 247 WITH PROFESSOR MELISSA THOMAS-HUNT
Host Abena Foreman sits down this week with Darden Professor Melissa Thomas-Hunt, an expert researcher on women and team dynamics and part of a cadre of experts who share knoledge with women in the online learning community Lean In.org. In other Darden news this week: "New Faculty Chair Appointments", "U.S. News and World Report Rankings" and "Darden Days to Welcome Admitted Class of 2015".
Friday, March 01, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 246 WITH MICHELE KESSLER (MBA '89), MARKETING TO HISPANIC CONSUMERS
This week we hear from Darden almuna Michele Kessler on marketing and the importance of reaching out to the Hispanic consumer. In other Darden headlines: "Management Leadership for Tomorrow", "Wachovia Awards" and "Darden Art Project".
Friday, February 15, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 245 WITH TAWANA MURPHY BURNETT, PFIZER CONSUMER HEALTHCARE
Darden alumna Tawana Murphy Burnett (MBA '04), Senior Marketing Director at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare joins us this week to talk about how healthcare legislation impacts her industry and about managing the needs of both consumers and colleagues while creating strategies for products and people. In this weeks Darden news: "Day at Darden", "SHE Gala" and "Explorations in Black Leadership". A SPECIAL NOTE: To listen to the Explorations in Black Leadership podcast series with host Julian Bond, follow this link: http://media.darden.virginia.edu/podcasts/Series.asp?SER_ID=6
Friday, February 08, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 244 WITH RANDALL BEARD (MBA '83) - MARKETING ON A GLOBAL SCALE
We are joined this week by marketing expert Randall Beard, a 1983 Darden alumnus. Randall is here to speak with students about marketing American products on a global scale and the evolution of marketing strategies and analytics to meet the needs of those international consumers. In other Darden news this week: "Foundations of Business Strategy Course Prepares for Launch on Coursera", "2013 MBA Games Weekend" and "Love is Love 2013".
Friday, February 01, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 243 WITH KEP TINDELL, THE CONTAINER STORE
Kip Tindell, Chairman and CEO of The Container Store is our very special guest this week. Kip will be coming to Darden as the keynote speaker for the 2nd annual Business in Society Conference on February 7th. He will speak on Consicious Capitalism. In other Darden headlines: "Professor Jeanne Liedtka receives Medal of the Order of Australia", "Darden's First Coursera Course Grows to Greatness" and "Building Shared Value".
Friday, January 25, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 242 WITH ELO OJI, BBSF PRESIDENT, MBA CLASS OF 2013
This week Abena is joined by Elo Oji, President of Darden's Black Business Student Forum (BBSF) club. Elo is here to tell us about the upcoming 25th annual BBSF Conference. this year's event promises some exciting new community engagement. In other Darden news: "4th Annual Wine and Cuisine Club Conference", "2nd Annual Business in Society Conference" and "Effectual De-Risking Competition".
Friday, January 18, 2013
BUSINESSCAST 241 WITH CHRISTOF MEYER (MBA '09)
We're back! It's a new year and we're kicking it off with a conversation with Christof Meyer (MBA '09), a Senior Innovation Associate for Prophet, a branding and marketing firm with an office in Richmond, VA. Christof is guest lecturing in Darden's "Hot Topics in Marketing" course and talks about innovation and how Darden students can get a "leg up" in the marketing industry. In Darden headlines: "MLK Celebrations", "Digital Playbook" and "Strategic Leadership at the Top".
Friday, December 21, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 240 TOP 10 OF 2012 SPECIAL
Host Abena Foreman is joined by Darden School Foundation President Trip Davis and Dean Bob Bruner in this special episode of the BusinessCast. Trip and Bob discuss Darden's "Top 10" happenings of this year as we say goodbye to 2012. To watch a special VIDEO version of this podcast, check out Darden's YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/dardenmba.
Friday, December 07, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 239 WITH BRAD BURNETT, PRESIDENT OF NET IMPACT AT DARDEN
We are joined this week by Brad Burnett, Darden Class of 2013 and President of Darden's Net Impact Club. He is here to tell us about the 2nd annual Initiative for Business in Society (IBiS) Conference to be held in 2013. In Darden headlines: "Darden Alum Finally Seeing Gold", "Products and Services Design Fair" and "Darden Foundation Welcomes New Trustees".
Friday, November 16, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 238 SPECIAL ON INVESTING
This week we focus on the investor. On the heels of the annual University of Virginia Value Investing Conference held at Darden, we hear from Francesca McCann, Managing Director for Global Water Strategies, on water as an investment opportunity. We also sit down with student Cortland Ouzts of Darden's Private Equity Club about the conference event they will hold in Spring of 2013.
Friday, November 09, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 237 WITH MICHAEL STASHAK (MBA '01), WAHOO FITNESS
Darden alum Michael Stashak joins us this week to talk about entrepreneurship and Wahoo Fitness, a venture focusing on connecting smartphones with fitness activities. Michael is here as part of Darden's annual Entrepreneurship Conference and takes part in the panel discussion "Making the Leap". In Darden headlines: "New Leader Announced for Business Incubator", "Barbara Millar Named New Chair of Executive MBA Council Board of Trustees" and " Students Win Case Competition".
Friday, October 26, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 236 WITH DARDEN PROFESSOR ED HESS
What's the latest rage in higher education? MOOCs, "Massive Open Online Courses" are gaining attention with the public and Coursera has partnered with serveral major universities including U.Va. to bring knowledge to the masses. At Darden, Professor Ed Hess will be piloting our first Coursera MOOC in January with "Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Businesses". Ed sits down with Abena to discuss this exciting new venture. In Darden headlines: "Stakeholder Theory Conference Hosted by Olsson Center for Applied Ethics", "Darden and Coursera Offer Foundations of Business Strategy".
Friday, October 19, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 235 WITH JEFF FEDDER, DARDEN HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE DIRECTOR
Jeff Fedder, the Director of Darden's upcoming annual Health Care Conference, sits down with us to discuss this year's topic of healthcare reform. In the Darden headlines: "Economist Ranks Darden as Number 3 in the World", "Executive Education Partners with NAMIC for Program", "Pathways to Entrepreneurship".
Friday, October 05, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 234 WITH JON MEGIBOW, CENTER FOR GLOBAL INITIATIVES
Jon Megibow, Director of Operations for International Affairs for Darden's Center for Global Initiatives (CGI), joins us this week to talk about the Global Business Immersion program and the contributions that Patricio Fay has made to the CGI. In Darden headlines: "Darden Students Prepare to Visit Tunisia and Isreal", "National Net Impact Conference", "Darden's Annual Brand Challenge".
Friday, September 28, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 233 WITH DARDEN PROFESSOR KATHRYN SHARPE
Residents and visitors to New York City are about to lose the "Supersize" option on their soda purchases in fast food restaraunts and convenient stores. Darden Professor Kathryn Sharpe joins us to discuss how restaraunts can balance portion sizes and profits. In Darden headlines: "Private Equity", "Concept Competition", "24th Annual International Food Festival".
Friday, September 21, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 232 WITH DARDEN PROFESSOR THOMAS STEENBURGH
Darden's newest member of the Marketing faculty, Professor Tom Steenburgh, sits down with us to talk about his research into how companies can tap into the individual abilities that exist among their sales team members to maximize results. In the Darden headlines this week: "A Visit from the CEO of Eastman Chemical", "Mountain Hazelnut Ventures" and "Zipcars Come to Darden".
Friday, September 14, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 231 WITH DARDEN PROFESSOR ANDREA LARSON
This week we hear how students at Darden are learning about global water sustainability issues in a class taught by Professor Andrea Larson. Andrea sits down with us to talk more about her Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship course. In Darden headlines: "A 9-11 Commemeration from the DMA", "Darden Leadership Speaker Series Kicks-Off with Chariman and CEO of MeadWestvaco" and "The Business of Water".
Friday, September 07, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 230 WITH DARDEN PROFESSOR PAUL SIMKO
Professor Paul Simko, Associate Dean for Darden's MBA for Executives program and faculty for the Darden Executive Education Open-Enrollment "Management Development Program", or MDP, joins us to discuss this valuable course for up-and-coming managers and business professionals. In the Darden headlines: "Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards", "Jefferson Innovation Summit" and "Batten Speaker Series".
Friday, August 31, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 229 WITH VENEKA CHAGWEDERA, MBA CLASS OF 2013
This week Abena sits down with Darden Second Year Student Veneka Chagwedera. Veneka participated in the Darden Incubator and came up with healthy snacks that are catching on in local and now regional food stores. We'll hear about the "Nouri Bar" and how proceeds from its sale go to help feed children in need. In the Darden headlines this week: "U.Va. President Teresa Sullivan addresses the Faculty Senate", Darden Second Year Student Awards" and " The Darden Club Fair".
Friday, August 24, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 228 WITH DARDEN PROFESSOR ERIKA JAMES
This week we are joined by Darden professor Erika James, the faculty leader of "Women Emerging in Leadership" an exciting upcoming Darden Executive Education open-enrollment course offering. Erika will discuss how this important course will help women to play to their strengths to achieve higher success in their organization and field. In Darden headlines this week: "Class of 2014 Welcomed" and "U.Va. Faculty Senate to Meet Once Again at Darden".
Friday, August 17, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 227 WITH SARA NEHER, ASSISTANT DEAN FOR MBA ADMISSIONS
The Class of 2014 has arrived! And a combined group of MBA, MBA for Executives and Global MBA for Executives students are learning all about Darden and each other. Sara Neher, Darden's Assistant Dean for MBA Admissions joins the Businesscast this week with insights on this year's incoming classes.
Friday, August 03, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 226 WITH ELLIOT LEFLAR, DARDEN BUSINESS PUBLISHING
Abena is joined by Elliot Leflar, Executive Marketing Manager of Darden Business Publishing. Elliot talks about the goals of Darden's educational publishing and the upcoming conferences at which he'll be presenting Darden's latest offerings.
Friday, July 13, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 225 WITH GARY PETERS OF DARDEN MEDIA
To celebrate a milestone of one million views and the five year mark of Darden's YouTube channel, Abena is joined this week by Gary Peters, YouTube Administrator and Post-Production Manager with the Darden Media Video Production Team. Gary lauched the channel back in 2007 and it has grown to be an important social media outlet for the School.
Friday, June 29, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 224 WITH UVA PRESIDENT SULLIVAN'S REINSTATEMENT
Big news on Grounds this week as the University of Virginia Board of Visitors voted unanimously to reinstate President Teresa Sullivan after two weeks of turmoil surrounding her resignation. The Darden BusinessCast was on the Lawn as the events of her reinstatement unfolded.
Friday, June 22, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 223 SPECIAL EDITION WITH UVA FACULTY SENATE
On June 17th, the University of Virginia Faculty Senate held an emergency meeting at the Darden School's Abbott Auditorium to voice their dismay at the announced resignation of UVA President Teresa Sullivan. We are bringing you a few brief messages from this important meeting.
Friday, June 15, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 222 WITH DARDEN ALUMNA LINDSAY MECCA
In the second of our Summer interview series, we hear from Lindsay Mecca (MBA '12) who joins us to talk about an elective course that took her all the way to France to attend the annual Cannes Film Festival. She discusses what it was like to experience the business side of the film industry first-hand.
Friday, June 08, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 221 WITH DARDEN ALUMNA BETSY MARKUS
Beginning our Summer interview series this week, we hear from Betsy Markus (EMBA '11) who was the first Darden alum to travel on Darden's Global Business Experience (GBE) to South Africa.
Friday, June 01, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 220 GRADUATION 2012 SPECIAL
This week we have some highlights from Darden Graduation 2012... from Dean Bruner's remarks to our Full-Time MBA and MBA for Executives class speakers. Congratulations to the Class of 2012!
Friday, May 25, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 219 WITH DARDEN PROFESSOR GAL RAZ
This week, 25 Darden students are in Isreal with Professor Gal Raz. Prior to the trip, we spoke with a couple of those students and with Professor Raz himself about a unique Global Business Experience combined with the Global Innovation and Technology Commercialization course.
Friday, May 11, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 218 WITH DARDEN REGISTRAR KITTY SMILEY
Kitty Smiley, Darden's Registrar and the coordinator for Darden Final Exercises, gives us the lowdown on the preparations for the big event coming up on May 20th. Congratulations to the Class of 2012 from the Darden BusinessCast! We will have another special episode the week after Graduation with audio highlights from the event.
Friday, May 04, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 217 WITH DARDEN ALUMNA JULIE DEFALCO ROWE
Abena is joined by Darden alumna Julie DeFalco Rowe, who discusses an opportunity for Darden alumni to do good things with a friendly, competitive twist. In Darden news: "Curtain Time for Leadership and Theater", SHE Design House Looking for Volunteers" and "DABO Hosts Final Cold Call".
Friday, April 27, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 216 WITH DARDEN PROFESSOR ERIKA JAMES
Darden Professor Erika James joins Abena for a discussion of the Women in Leadership Conference being held this weekend at the Greenbriar Resort in West Virginia. She will be among an illustrious line-up of women presenting at the conference and shares her insights. In Darden headlines: "Wachovia Awards for Case Writing", "Class of 2012 Gives Record-Setting Gift to Darden", "Students Learn About Design Thinking".
Friday, April 20, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 215 WITH TOM CERVELLONI, DARDEN'S DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Tom Cervelloni, Director of Food and Beverage at the Darden School speaks on how diners in the Abbott Center Dining Hall can help Darden's sustainability efforts. We also hear from Eric Walter, Owner of Black Bear Composting, who describes for us the process of collecting Darden's organic waste for composting. Black Bear is partnering with Darden to remove kitchen food waste in a way that will be used to enhance the environment.
Friday, April 13, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 214 WITH BETH CAMPBELL, DARDEN PARTNERS ASSOCIATION
Beth Campbell, the incoming President of the Darden Partners Association jois us to discuss the tools, resources and support for MBA partners. In the Darden headlines: "Darden Days" and "Be ready!".
Friday, April 06, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 213 WITH LARRY MUELLER, CENTER FOR GLOBAL INITIATIVES
Larry Mueller, Executive Director of Darden's Center for Global Initiatives and Assistant Dean for the Global MBA for Executives Program (GEMBA), joins Abena to discuss the recent Global Business Experience (GBE) trips from which Darden students recently returned. In Darden news: "Darden-UVA Business Plan Competition", "Darden Innovation Workshop", One Day Without Shoes at Darden".
Friday, March 30, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 212 WITH DARDEN SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER VALERIE HARNESS
This week we hear from Valerie Harness, Darden's Social Media Manager in the Office of Commincation and Marketing. Are you on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter? Might you already be a "Super Advocate"? Valerie is here to tell you how you can play a bigger role through social media. In Darden's headlines this week: "Leadership Lessons from the Civil War", Building Goodness in April" and "EMBA-GEMBA Networking Night in Chicago"
Friday, March 23, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 211 WITH ERIKA HERZ, MANAGER OF SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMS
Darden's Manager of Sustainability Programs, Erika Herz, joins us to talk about the upcoming ACORE event. On March 29th, Darden will host distinguished international leaders from Germany and Denmark to discuss "Sustainable Ways to Community Prosperity". Erika is also Managing Director of the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS). In other Darden headlines: "U.S. News and World Report Rankings", Grand Prize Goes to Darden", and "Darden 3rd Place in Global Management Challenge".
Friday, March 09, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 210 WITH KAREN KING, DARDEN CAMP LIBRARY DIRECTOR
This week Abena is joined by the Director of Darden's Camp Library, Karen King. Karen discusses the library's new renovations and speaks about shared spaces for collaboration and research and the future of libraries. In Darden news: "Darden in a Unique Position", "Huntington Ingalls CEO Speaks at Darden", "Darden Community to Explore Sustainable Ways to Community Prosperity".
Friday, March 02, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 209 WITH DARDEN PROFESSOR MARTIN DAVIDSON
Darden Professor Martin Davidson joins us to talk about a special diversity panel event to be held at Darden next week. The conversations will be guided by his new book "The End of Diversity As We Know It: Why Diversity Efforts Fail and How Leveraging Difference Can Succeed". In Darden headlines: "Michael Lenox named 2012 Fetner Sustainable Enterprise Fellow", "Darden Private Equity Club Inaugural Conference", "Students Compete Outside of the Classroom".
Friday, February 24, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 208 WITH ARIANA HANKE, 2012 LASA CONFERENCE CHAIR
Second year student Ariana Hanke speaks with Abena about the upcoming 2012 Latin American Student Association (LASA) Conference. The theme this year is "Latin America: A New Economic Power". In other Darden headlines: "Prominent Egyptian Figure Visits Darden", "Booming Wine Industry in Latin America", and "Go-To-Market in Africa Challenge".
Friday, February 17, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 207 WITH SEAN O'NEIL AND WILLIAM GORDON OF GLAD
Abena sits down with the Co-Presidents of GLAD, the student club Gays, Lesbians and Allies at Darden to discuss the upcoming annual "Love is Love" event. Sean O'Neil and William Grodon discuss how GLAD helps to provide a supportive environment for the LGBT community at Darden. In other Darden news: "The Darden Art Project (DART)", Answering the Call to Aid Unemployed Veterans", and "Professor Freeman Goes Beardless".
Friday, February 10, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 206 WITH VINCENT RAGUE (MBA '84) OF THE KENYAN TREASURY
This week we have a wrap-up from the recent 2nd annual Darden African Business Organization (DABO) Conference. DABO's President, Grace Darkwa, gives her view of the event. Then we connect with Vincent Rague, Senior Financial Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance at the Kenyan Treasury and Darden alumus. Vincent was the keynote speaker for the event and gives us his perspectives. In other Darden headlines: "Honor Beyond Darden" and "4th Annual UVA Venture Summit".
Friday, February 03, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 205 WITH KELLY IRELAND, PRESIDENT OF DARDEN BBSF
Kelly Ireland, President of Darden's Black Business Student Forum joins Abena to talk about the upcoming 24th annaul BBSF Conference happening on February 10th. This year's theme is "Managing the Future". In other Darden headlines: "Financial Times B-School Rankings", "IBiS Conference", "Impressive Array of Guest Speakers Coming to Darden".
Friday, January 27, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 204 WITH CHRISTOPHER HARNAIN, PRESIDENT, DARDEN HEALTH CARE LEADERSHIP CLUB
We are joined this week by Darden MBA and UVA MD Class of 2012 joint degree student Christopher Harnain, President of Darden's Health Care Leadership Club. Christopher discusses the value provided by several recent club activities and their plans for the Spring. In Darden headlines: "The Future of Diversity", "Darden Ranks Number 1 in Ethics", and "Southern Cook-Off".
Friday, January 20, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 203 WITH JACK OAKES, ASSISTANT DEAN FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT
This week we hear from Jack Oakes, Darden's Assistant Dean for Career Development. Jack speaks about recently released jobs data and the current state of recruiting efforts. In other Darden news: "I Am Diversity", The 22nd Annual SHE Gala", and "Upcoming Leadership Speakers Announced".
Friday, January 13, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 202 WITH JULIA ABELL, PRESIDENT OF THE NET IMPACT CLUB
Conferences are the name of the game this week and there are several coming up at Darden! In this week's podcast we hear about the upcoming Wine and Cuisine Conference, the Darden African Business Organization (DABO) Conference, and in our interview segment Julia Abell, Class of 2012 and President of the Net Impact Club joins us to talk about the Darden Business in Society Conference. And in other Darden news, Darden students win the top prize in the 2nd annual National Case Competition.
Friday, January 06, 2012
BUSINESSCAST 201 AT THE DARDEN DESIGN FAIR
This week we hear from students and faculty involved in the recent Darden Design Fair. MBA students in the "Developing New Products and Services" course at Darden collaborate with students from the UVA Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering to develop prototypes of potential new products or services to bring to market. In other Darden headlines: "The 8th Annual Venture Boot Camp" and "The Future of Diversity Efforts Panel Discussion".
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 200 WITH DEAN BOB BRUNER AND FOUNDATION PRESIDENT TRIP DAVIS
This week marks a very special milestone for the Darden BusinessCast... our 200th episode! We're proud to have brought you over 5 years of news and information about the goings-on at Darden. And this week is no exception... join us for a special Darden Year-In-Review Top 10 Countdown with our very special guests Dean Bob Bruner and President of the Darden School Foundation, and Senior Associate Dean for External Relations, Trip Davis.
Friday, December 09, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 199 WITH CONNIE ENGLISH, DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI CAREER SERVICES
This week were are joined by Connie Dato English (MBA '91), Darden's Director of Alumni Career Services. Connie explains why this time of year just might be THE time for expanding your career search. In Darden headlines: "Darden Ranks High in Alumni Satisfaction", "The IESE Spring Games", and "Leaps of Faith". And we top it all off with a special word from one of our MBA for Executive students, who explains how this podcast series helped him to make his decision to choose Darden.
Friday, December 02, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 198 WITH GREGORY PAGE, CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF CARGILL, INC.
This week's special guest is Gregory Page, Chairman and CEO of Cargill, Inc. Greg spoke about global food security to students and guests at Darden this week as part of the Leadership Speaker Series. In other Darden news: "William McDonough Speaks on Rethinking Design", Developing New Products and Services Design Fair", and "Gender Diversity in the Workplace"
Friday, November 18, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 197 WITH KYLE BASS, MANAGING PARTNER, HAYMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
In this week's special interview segment, we have a conversation with Kyle Bass, Managing Partner of Hayman Capital Management, hosted by Darden Finance Professor Ken Eades. Kyle was a keynote speaker at the 2011 University of Virginia Investing Conference held at the Darden School. Topics of this conversation include Japan and the European Union. In Darden headlines: "Healthcare Leadership Club Welcomes Medtronic", "DSA Mustache Competition for Men's Cancer Awareness and Research", and "Unsolved Business Mysteries".
Friday, November 11, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 196 WITH DEAN KREHMEYER AND MARY MARGARET FRANK
This week we are joined by Dean Krehmeyer and Darden Professor Mary Margaret Frank, who speak on IBiS, a new Darden initiative for Business in Society. In Darden news: "Yellow Ribbon Week", Brand Challenge", and "Darden Concept Competition First Place Winner".
Friday, November 04, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 195 WITH WEN TUNG, BATTEN MEDIA FELLOW
This week Abena sits down with Wen Tung, a Darden 2nd Year Student and one of the recipients of the Batten Media Fellowship. Wen discusses how the program is preparing her for the next phase of her career. In Darden news: "Darden Concept Competition Winners", "Students Sponsor 2011 Pink Party", and "Students Celebrate the World Cup"
Friday, October 28, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 194 WITH EVERETTE FORTNER, CONFERENCE CHAIR, 2011 UVA INVESTING CONFERENCE
This week we hear from Everette Fortner, Executive Director of Corporate Relations at Darden, and Conference Chair for the 2011 University of Virginia Investing Conference on November 10th and 11th. This year, the event will examine the impact of global politics on investing. In Darden headlines: "Open Houses", Workshops for Alumni", and "Darden Welcomes Foundation Board of Trustees".
Friday, October 21, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 192 WITH FRANK GENOVESE (MBA '74)
Darden alumnus Frank Genovese, MBA Class of 1974 and long-time Darden supporter and lecturer speaks with Abena about Darden's upcoming annual Entrepreneurship Conference. In other Darden news: "The Economist Rankings", "Bank Financial Leadership", "Stock Pitch Competition", and "Students Job Trek to London".
Friday, October 14, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 192 WITH LAURA PEARSON (MBA '10)
This week, Abena speaks with 2010 Darden aluma Laura Pearson, who has already made great strides in business since leaving Darden and recently received the top award given in her leadership program at General Electric. Also this week, we wrap up our coverage of the highly sucessful Jefferson Innovation Summit held earlier this week, which convend some of the brightest minds in the fields of business, government, academia, media and the arts to discuss how to grow innovation and entrepreneurship. The event was carried live on CNBC.com from the Rotunda and was sponsored by Darden's Batten Institute.
Friday, October 07, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 191 WITH MICHAEL LENOX, ASSOCIATE DEAN AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE BATTEN INSTITUTE
This week Darden Professor Michael Lenox, Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Batten Institute shares the goals and highlights of next week's Jefferson Innovation Summit, and Darden alumnus Arne Katz shares his journey in entrepreneurship. In Darden news: "Educating Inmates in Entrepreneurship", Building an Ethical World Video Contest", "Winners of Darden's International Food Festival".
Friday, September 30, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 190 WITH DARDEN PROFESSOR KRISTIN BEHFAR
This week Abena sits down with Professor Kristin Behfar, a new faculty member who studies conflict within teams. In this week's headlines: "Entrepreneurs Prepare for the 2011 Jefferson Innovation Summit". The E-Biz MashUP", and The Hispanic Marketing Summit".
Friday, September 23, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 189 WITH CHUCK DIMEGLIO (MBA '88), CREATOR OF ECOPOD
This week we are joined by Chuck DiMeglio, a Darden alumnus from the Class of 1988, who is also the CEO and Founder of Location-Based Services and Content in McLean, Virginia. Chuck talks about their new app, GreenEco, which recently became available in the Apple iTunes store. In the news: "More Top Rankings for Darden", "The Darden Business Concept Competition", and "The 23rd Annual International Food Festival".
Friday, September 16, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 188 WITH HUNTER TRUMBO, MBA FOR EXECUTIVES CLASS OF 2012
This week we speak with Hunter Trumbo, a second year student in Darden's MBA for Executives program. Hunter is co-leading an effort by the MBAE class of 2012 to assist children of migrant workers in China. In the Darden headlines: "Darden Partners with the GBTA", "DuPont CEO Speaks at Darden", and "Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month".
Friday, September 09, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 187 WITH PATRICK SWEENEY II, CEO OF ODIN TECHNOLOGIES
We are joined this week by 1998 Darden alumnus Patrick Sweeney II, CEO of ODIN Technologies. Patrick will be speaking at the 2011 Entrepreneurship Conference being held at Darden this November. In Darden news: "September 11th Remembered", Tayloe Murphy Resillience Award Winners Announced", and "Stockholm Students Study at Darden".
Friday, September 02, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 186 WITH KRISTEN KAMMANN, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
We are joined this week by Darden's Assistant Director of International Programs, Kristen Kammenn. Kristen discusses helping international students adjust to life at Darden. In the news: "Second Year Student Awards Presented", "Darden Faculty Members Receive Outstanding Award Recognition", "Charlottesville Named One of the South's Best College Towns".
Friday, August 26, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 185 WITH DARDEN PROFESSOR MING JER CHEN
Darden Professor Ming Jer Chen joins Abena this week to discuss the concept of the "ambicultural manager". Professor Chen is also the President-Elect of the Academy of Management. In Darden headlines: "EARTHQUAKE!", "Welcome Back Students", "Exchange Students Join Darden's Community" and "The 2011 Leadership Speaker Series".
Friday, August 19, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 184 WITH JACK OAKES, ASSISTANT DEAN FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT
We are joined by Jack Oakes, Darden's Assistant Dean for Career Development, who discusses how the Career Development Center, or CDC, works with both new and returning students to help with their career paths. In Darden news: "Darden Welcomes its Class of 2013" and "Faculty Fresh Faces".
Friday, August 12, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 183 WITH MJ TOMS, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMS
This week Abena chats with MJ Toms, Associate Director of Entrepreneurship Programs. The Darden Business Incubator is wrapping-up its Summer program, and MJ tells us more about the Incubator's offerings. In Darden news: "Forbes Ranks Darden at Number Nine Among Best B-Schools", "Darden Becomes a Chartered Financial Analyst Program Partner" and "Professor Ming-Jer Chen Inducted as Fellow at Academy of Management and Assumes AOM Presidency"".
Friday, July 22, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 182 WITH DARDEN PROFESSOR SARAS SARASVATHY
This week we join in a discussion on the concept of effectuation with Darden Professor Saras Sarasvathy. Saras has written a new book called "Effectual Entrepreneurship" and speaks about her recently created web portal that connects researchers and academicians around the world who also study and teach entrepreneurship. In other Darden news, we hear more about a new venture that has "popped up" in the Darden Business Incubator.
Friday, July 15, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 181 WITH CHRIS LEHMBECK, DIRECTOR OF DARDEN MEDIA
This week we have a discussion about the audio-visual technology that helps drive the Darden community learning environment. Much of this infrastructure has recently or is currently being upgraded to facilitate the growing needs of our students, faculty and staff and to keep up with changes in the world of these technologies. Chris Lehmbeck, Director of Darden Media, gives some insights into what keeps Darden on the cutting-edge.
Friday, July 08, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 180 WITH DARDEN PROFESSOR RICHARD BROWNLEE
Abena is joined this week by Darden Professor Richard Brownlee for a discussion on how businesses account for their sustainability activities. In addition to being the Dale S. Coenen Professor of Business Administration, Richard is also Chair of the Dean's Sustainability Curriculum Committee.
Friday, July 01, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 179 WITH VALERIE HARNESS, DARDEN'S WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
In this week's episode, host Abena Foreman is joined by Darden's Web and Social Media Manager, Valerie Harness. Valerie's mission is engaging visitors on Darden's website and through social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.
Friday, June 24, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 178 WITH PHILIPPE SOMMER, DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP
Philippe Sommer, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Darden continues his conversation with host Abena Foreman about the Darden Business Incubator. Part 2 of 2.
Friday, June 17, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 177 WITH PHILIPPE SOMMER, DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP
Philippe Sommer, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Darden speaks about the Darden Business Incubator, which gives hopeful entrepreneurs a place and resources to develop and grow promising business ventures. Part 1 of a 2 part conversation.
Friday, June 03, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 176 WITH JACK OAKES, ASSISTANT DEAN FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Jack Oakes, Assistant Dean for Career Development and Darden MBA 1988 joins Abena to discuss the current job market for the graduates of 2011 and how Darden's Career Development Center assists our students to find jobs and continue on their career path.
Friday, May 27, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 175 GRADUATION SPECIAL
In this week's podcast, we hear the two Darden Graduation addresses given during this past Sunday's commencement ceremony held in Flagler Courtyard. This year's speakers were Adam Harr, Class of 2011 Full-Time MBA Program and John Dowd, Class of 2011 MBA for Executives Program.
Friday, May 13, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 174 WITH CARRIE ARMSTRONG, CAREER AND ADMISSIONS SENIOR ASSOCIATE AT DARDEN
This week Abena has a discussion with Carrie Armstrong, Career Development and Admissions Senior Associate and receiver of the 2011 Friend of the Student Award, as well as several other student-voted accolades since she has been here at Darden.
Friday, May 06, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 173 WITH DARDEN REGISTRAR KITTY SMILEY
This week we have a special interview with Kitty Smiley, Darden's Registrar and the "Graduation Czar" at the Darden School of Business. Kitty fills us in on all of the planning and coordination going on in preparation of Darden's Commencement Ceremony on May 22nd.
Friday, April 29, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 172 WITH DARDEN PROFESSOR YIORGOS ALLAYANIS
We are joined this week by Darden Professor Yiorgos Allayanis, the 2011 recipient of the University of Virginia Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award. In Darden news: "Green Building Innovation", "Darden Students Present Awards", and "2011 Genovese Fellowships Announced".
Friday, April 22, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 171 WITH TOM BANDY OF BANDYWORKS
This week Abena speaks with Tom Bandy, owner of the Petersburg, Virginia based business BandyWorks. Tom is a winner of Darden's Tayloe Murphy Center's Resilience Award. In the headlines: "Earth Week", "Professor Colley Heads to the Lawn", and "Whole Foods CEO to Speak at Darden".
Friday, April 15, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 170 WITH PROFESSOR MELISSA THOMAS-HUNT OF THE BUSINESS RESEARCH AT DARDEN LAB
This week, Darden professor Meliss Thomas-Hunt joins us to talk about BRAD, the Business Research at Darden Lab and discusses the research that the lab will develop and how students can participate. In the headlines: "Darden-UVA Business Plan Competition Finalists", "Partnership for Leadership Development", "Darden Days", and "Faculty Marshalls and Speaker Announced for Darden Final Exercises 2011".
Friday, April 08, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 169 WITH IKEOGU IMO AND RHONDA HENDERSON OF DARDEN BBSF
Two members of Darden's Black Business Student Forum, Ikeogu Imo and Rhonda Henderson, join Abena to talk about their recent conference on Education in the New Economy and the future golas of the BBSF. In the headlines: "First Year Capstone", "Building Goodness in April", and "MBA World Cup Rgby Championship".
Friday, April 01, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 168 WITH EVERETTE FORTNER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR CORPORATE RELATIONS AT DARDEN
This week we hear first-hand from a member of the Darden community who was in Japan when the recent disasters struck. Everette Fortner, Darden's Executive Director for Corporate Relations joins Abena to discuss that harrowing experience. In the Darden headlines: "Level Three Leadership", "Virtual Career Fair", and "Darden Cares 5K".
Friday, March 25, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 167 WITH TOM CERVELLONI, DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE AT DARDEN
This week we continue to take a look at Darden's hospitality services. Abena speaks with Darden's Director of Food and Beverage, Tom Cervelloni to get the lowdown on an exciting new venture that bring's fresh, local and organic produce to the Darden menu. In other news: "Learning to Lead While Giving Back", "Choosing a Concentration", and "The Batten Venture Internship Program".
Friday, March 11, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 166 WITH GENE MEONI, DIRECTOR OF HOSPITALITY AT DARDEN
This week we learn about Darden Hospitality, and how it impacts visitors to the School and the greater Darden Community, from Darden's Director of Hospitality Gene Meoni. In the headlines: "Behavioral Research at Darden", "GEMBA Information Sessions", and "Students Prepare for GBEs".
Friday, March 04, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 165 WITH MARC JOHNSON
We are joined this week by Marc Johnson, Associate Director for the Tayloe Murphy Center. Marc discusses a course offering, in the South Boston area of Virginia, on the rewards of growing and owning a business and how to get financing to do so. In the news: Third Annual UVA Venture Summit", "Virgina Education Secretary Visits BBSF Conference". and "IPADE-Deloitte Global Case Competition".
Friday, February 25, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 164 WITH MARGARET MARIANI
This week we hear how spouses and partners help with that all important decision of whether to accept the offer to come to Darden, as we approach that time of year for admitted students. Outgoing Darden Partners Association President Margaret Mariani joins us in the studio. In the headlines: "High School Career Counciling and Interview Workshop" and "Third Annual Community Networking Reception".
Friday, February 18, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 163 WITH AMY SYDNOR
In this episode we hear all about the Women in Leadership Week taking place this week at Darden. Amy Sydnor from the Darden chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs joins us to discuss the events that kicked-off with a talk given by Carolyn Miles (MBA '88), Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Save the Children Federation. In other news: "Black Business Student Forum Presents Education in the New Economy" and "Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility at the Law & Business Symposium".
Friday, February 11, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 162 WITH JAMAICA WOOD AND KRISTYN KELLY
This week we speak with Darden students Jamaica Wood and Kristyn Kelly about their work with the Darden Haitian Devlopment Project and the Building Goodness Foundation to help rebuild Haiti. In the news this week: "Net Impact Conference Leaves Lasting Impression", " Women's Leadership Week", and "The Jefferson Fellows Symposium".
Friday, February 04, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 161 WITH DAVID NEWKIRK
This week we put the spotlight on changing the way executives think as we sit down with David Newkirk, CEO of Darden Executive Education. In the headlines: "Women Emerging in Leadership to Launch in the UAE" and "MBA for Executives On The Move".
Friday, January 28, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 160 WITH NATALIE SCHAFER
This week Abena is joined by Natalie Schafer, President of the Net Impact Club at Darden, to speak about next week's annual conference sponsored by the Net Impact and Energy clubs. In the headlines: "Turmoil: The Changing Face of Food and Beverage", "Africa: The Next Contender" and "The Darden Cup Bowling Crown".
Friday, January 21, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 159 WITH JIM CLAWSON
In this week's BusinessCast, we share portions of a longer interview with Professor Jim Clawson, who was honored with the naming of a Darden classroom earlier this week. The full interview is available on Podcasts@Darden at: www.darden.virginia.edu/podcasts. In the headlines: "MLK Celebrated at Darden" and "An Economic Outlook".
Friday, January 14, 2011
BUSINESSCAST 158 WITH SARA NEHER
We begin the new year talking about "what's next" for those who have been accepted to Darden. Joining Abena for this discussion is Sara Neher, Darden's Assistant Dean for Admissions. In the headlines: "Challenges in Haiti", "Creating the Future", and "Dancing with the Darden Stars".
Friday, December 17, 2010
BUSINESSCAST 157 WITH ROBERT BRUNER
This week the BusinessCast does a "Year in Review" with the Dean of the Darden School, Robert F. Bruner. Dean Bruner touches on topics such as the new GEMBA program, Dardens rise in the rankings and the importance of "speaking up for Darden".
Friday, December 10, 2010
BUSINESSCAST 156 WITH MING-JER CHEN
Darden Professor Ming-Jer Chen, an expert in East-West strategies, stops by the studio this week to talk about managing business relationships between the U.S. and China. In the Darden headlines: "SSE students visit Darden for GBE" and "New Products and Services Design Fair".
Friday, December 03, 2010
BUSINESSCAST 155 WITH LYNN ISABELLA
This week Abena sits down with Darden Professor Lynn Isabella to discuss Global Leadership. In this week's news: "GEMBA Moving Forward", "Dancing with the Darden Stars" and "Darden Partners Share Good Cheer".
Friday, November 19, 2010
BUSINESSCAST 154 WITH LILI POWELL
This week we are joined by Darden Professor Lili Powell, who discusses the World Peace Game. This simulation was the subject of a recent award-winning film, "World Peace... and other 4th grade achievements" In this week's headlines: "Bloomberg BusinessWeek Ranks Darden at Number 11", Winners of the Concept Competition", and "The Mergers & Aquisitions Competition".
Friday, November 12, 2010
BUSINESSCAST 153 WITH LYONS BROWN
We are joined this week by Darden Alumus (MBA '87) and Trustee Lyons Brown, Founder and CEO of Altamar Brands. Lyons is at Darden for the 2010 E-Conference where he speaks on "The Life Cycle of a Startup". In the news this week: "The E-Conference at Darden", "Recapping the Car of the Future Symposium", and "The Net Impact National Conference".
Friday, November 05, 2010
BUSINESSCAST 152 WITH PETER DEBAERE
Darden Professor Peter Debaere, one of the organizers of the "Car of the Future, Future of the Car" symposium being held at the University of Virginia this weekend, speaks with us about this special event. In the headlines: "Darden Professor ponders What If?", "Darden Concept Competition", "and Views from the VIC".
Friday, October 29, 2010
BUSINESSCAST 151 WITH KEN EADES
This week were are joined by Darden Professor Ken Eades, who discusses looking at the nation's economy through the eyes of Chief Financial Officers. In the headlines: "Sustainability - Cradle to Cradle", "Innovations and Trends in Healthcare", and "Value Investing".
Friday, October 22, 2010
BUSINESSCAST 150 WITH MAUREEN WELLEN AND JULIE DAUM
The Darden BusinessCast celebrates its 150th episode with a conversation about Darden's new website and social media outlets. For that conversation, we are joined by Darden's Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, Maureen Wellen and Julie Daum, Senior Director of Communications at Darden. In the news: "Welcome New Trustees", "Lessons from the Start-up Nation", and "Real Men Wear Purple".
Friday, October 15, 2010
BUSINESSCAST 149 WITH JON MEGIBOW
Darden was visited this week by Executive MBA students from Argentina. We hear from two of those students, as well as from Jon Megibow, Director of Operations for the Darden Center for Global Initiatives. In the headlines: "The Dean to Visit Aspen Institute", "First-Year Networking Nights", and "Darden for the Cure".
Friday, October 08, 2010
BUSINESSCAST 148 WITH EVERETTE FORTNER
This week we hear about the recent 2010 Marketing Forum sponsored by the Marketing Club at Darden and the upcoming International Food Festival sponsored by the International Business Society at Darden. Our interview guest is Everette Fortner, Executive Director of Corporate Relations at Darden. Everette discusses the 3rd annual Value Investing Conference to be held, in partnership with the UVA McIntire School of Commerce, on October 28th and 29th.
Friday, October 01, 2010
BUSINESSCAST 147 WITH PHILIPPE SOMMER
Entrepreneurship is the key word in this week's BusinessCast. Our interview guest is Philippe Sommer, Director of the Center for Entrepreneural Leadership at Darden. We also hear from a student in the Darden Incubator who's new startup is all fun and games. Also in the news: "American Express OPEN President Speaks at Darden", and "Faculty Appointed to Professorial Chairs".
Friday, September 24, 2010
BUSINESSCAST 146 WITH KULWANT RAI
This week we hear from Kulwant Rai, Research Director for the Tayloe Murphy Center at Darden, who discusses issues specific to the Latino community and banking. In the headlines: "DSA Helps Pakastan", "Faculty Entrepreneurship", and "The Vaue of the Media".
Friday, September 17, 2010
BUSINESSCAST 145 WITH PETER RODRIGUEZ
This week we have a special interview with Darden's Associate Dean for International Affairs and Director of the Darden Center for Global Initiatives (DCGI), Peter Rodriguez. Peter speaks with host Abena Foreman about Darden's exciting new GEMBA degree program.
Friday, September 10, 2010
BUSINESSCAST 144 WITH LEANN BUNTROCK
Abena is joined this week by LeAnn Buntrock, Excutive Director of the Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education (PLE), who discusses sucess in turning around poor performing schools. Also in the headlines this week: "Darden Heads to Asia".
Friday, September 03, 2010
BUSINESSCAST 143 WITH GREG FAIRCHILD
Darden welcomes Abena Forman as the new host of the Darden BusinessCast. In her first episode, Abena speaks with Professor Greg Farichild, Executive Director of the Tayloe Murphy Center, about the Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards. In the news headlines: "Welcoming Our Students", "2nd Year Student Awards", "Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship", and "Studying the Crisis in the Gulf".
Friday, February 05, 2010
BUSINESSCAST 142 WITH NICOLE SOLOVEY
In our interview segment this week, second year student Nicole Solovey speaks about the tremendous response from the Darden community to the dire situation in Haiti with the "Ten Thousand Dollars in Ten Days" campaign. In this week's Darden headlines: "The Economic and Social Backdrop of Haiti", "Beating the Odds", "Women's Leadership Week", and "Partnering with the Gulf Region".
Friday, January 29, 2010
BUSINESSCAST 141 WITH AMANDA FOSTER
In this week's headlines: "Helping Those in Haiti", "The View from the Front Line", and "We're Number One". In the interview segment, Darden second year student Amanda Foster joins us to discuss the upcoming SHE (Shelter for Help and Emergency) Auction sponsored by the Darden chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA).
Friday, January 22, 2010
BUSINESSCAST 140 WITH CONNIE ENGLISH
In this week's podcast we present part two of our conversation with Connie English, Director of Alumni Career Services at Darden. Connie speaks with Ken about the importance of networking and more specifically about the networking site LinkedIn.
Friday, January 15, 2010
BUSINESSCAST 139 WITH CONNIE ENGLISH
In this week's podcast we present part one of a two part conversation with Connie English, Director of Alumni Career Services at Darden. Connie talks about the mission of Alumni Career Services and brings us up-to-date on the lastest program offerings and ways Darden assists alumni to evaluate and advance their careers throughout their lives.
Friday, December 18, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 138 WITH TACK RICHARDSON
In this week's headlines: "Losing a Classmate", "Time to Wrap It Up", "The Military Connection", and "The Dean Speaks". In this weeks interview segment, we are joined by telephone with Darden 2nd Year Student Tack Richardson. Tack speaks about Darden Capital Management and their news of the launch of a new fund.
Friday, December 04, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 137 WITH ED YU
Ed Yu from Darden's Career Development Center joins us to talk about "Week on Wall Street", when a large group of Darden students travel to New York City to meet with the World's top companies. In the headlines: "A Visit from Booz and Company", "The Next Big Thing in Marketing", "The UVA Cup", and "The Holiday Season".
Friday, November 13, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 136 WITH MICHAEL KOENIG
The Operations Manager of Darden's MBA Program, Michael Koenig, joins us to give an update on the Amazon Kindle DX pilot project in progress at Darden. In the headlines this week: "Making Independent Films", "The Economy and Not-For-Profits", "The E-Conference", and "The UVA Cup".
Friday, November 06, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 135 WITH RYAN RAYBORN
This week we hear from 2nd year student Ryan Rayborn, who tells us about The Darden Art Project or DART. In the headlines: "The Sustainability Forum", "Darden Forms a New Alliance", "Small Budget Films", and "The Invisible Populatiojn in Technology".
Friday, October 30, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 134 WITH ERIKA HERZ
In the news this week: "The Artistic Side of Darden", "A Great Showing in Maryland" and "Renewable Energy and Sustainability". In our interview segment we are joined by Erika Herz, Darden's Manager of Sustainability. Erika talks about the School's progress in that arena.
Friday, October 23, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 133 WITH MIKE BUCCI
Darden alumnus Mike Bucci of the Class of 1996, and inventor of the Painter's Pyramid, joins us this week to discuss helping new entrepreneurs. In the headlines: "Sharing Their Marketing Know-How", Remebering Classmates", Sustainability Conference, and "A Memorial Service".
Friday, October 16, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 132 WITH JEANNE LIEDTKA
This week Darden Professor Jeanne Liedtka joins us to discuss her new course on Corporate Innovation and Design. The course gives students an opportuniity to learn and apply a set of techniques around design thinking. In this week's Darden news: "Welcome Aboard", "Alumni Leaders Gather", "Amazon to Visit Darden", and "The Value Investing Conference".
Friday, October 09, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 131 WITH DARDEN'S DAWALI CELEBRATION
In the headlines: "An A Plus from the Princeton Review", "Darden's Academical Village", "Getting to Know the Leaders", and "The Darden Market Returns". In place of our usual interview segment, we take you to Darden's Dawali Celebration. Dawail, the Festival of Lights, is a major holiday in India.
Friday, September 25, 2009
BUSINESSCAST_EP130 WITH BEATRIZ GUZMAN
This week's podcast is dedicated to the Darden Global Business Experience (GBE) with El Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa or, in English, the IPADE Business School in Mexico. IPADE's Director of International Affairs, Beatriz Guzman, joins us to give some background on the School and their partnership in the Darden GBE.
Friday, September 18, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 129 WITH LAURA PEARSON
In this week's headlines: "Saying Goodbye to a Darden Friend", "A Dramatic Approach to Diversity", and "A Meaningful Discussion". In the interview segment, Laura Pearson, President of the Darden Student Association discusses the role of the DSA at Darden and gives some insights into this year's agenda.
Friday, September 11, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 128 WITH ANDY WICKS
This week's podcast is dedicated to the Darden School's Doctoral Program. If your goal is to work in higher education as business school faculty or in research, then a Darden Ph.D. can help you get there. The Director of Darden's Doctoral Program, Professor Andy Wicks, joins us to discuss the program.
Friday, September 04, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 127 WITH RYAN QUINN
Darden Professor Ryan Quinn joins us this week to discuss his new book, "Lift", which explains how you can have a positive effect on your team. In the headlines: "Shermet, Hyde, Sheppard and Strauss", "All Hands on Deck", "Diversity Theatre", and "The Perfect Resume".
Friday, August 28, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 126 WITH MARSH PATTIE
This week, host Ken White speaks with Marsh Pattie, Darden's Director of Student Affairs. Marsh discusses learning teams, selecting sections, and the preparations concerning the H1N1 virus. In the headlines this week: "Getting To Know You", "Kindle Training for Section D", "The Importance of the Second Year", and "Working Toward the Doctorate".
Friday, August 21, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 125 WITH SARA NEHER
This week we return to our regular news and interview format as students return to Darden. In the headlines: "A New School Year", "The Kindle Arrives at Darden", and "Working with Dad". Darden's Director of Admissions, Sara Neher, joins Ken in the interview segment to talk about planning ahead.
Friday, August 14, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 124 WITH MICHAEL BUCKLER
In the final week of our one on one conversations with rising second year Darden MBA students during their summer internships, we hear from Michael Buckler, a summer associate in Credit Risk Management and Advisory at Goldman Sachs.
Friday, August 07, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 123 WITH KATIE ADAMS
In week three of our one on one conversations with rising second year Darden MBA students during their summer internships, we hear from Katie Adams, a consulting intern for McKinsey.
Friday, July 31, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 122 WITH JOEL WEBER
In week two of our one on one conversations with rising second year Darden MBA students during their summer internships, we hear from Joel Weber a consulting intern for Boston Consulting Group.
Friday, July 24, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 121 WITH JAKE WILLAMS
In week one of our one on one conversations with rising second year Darden MBA students during their summer internships, we hear from Jake Williams, a summer associate for The Washington Post.
Friday, July 17, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 120 WITH ELIZABETH LEWIS
The Director of the Annual Fund at Darden, Elizabeth Lewis, joins Ken to talk about the sucessful completion of this year's campaign.
Friday, July 03, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 119 WITH GENE MEONI
This week we have a conversation with Gene Meoni, General Manager of Hospitality at Darden. The Darden School maintains an educational hospitality operation that includes an executive residence center, a dining facility, cafe, pub, catering services and more. Gene gives insight into the operation and his background in the industry.
Friday, June 12, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 118 WITH PHILIPPE SOMMER
We are joined this week by Philippe Sommer, Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at Darden. Philippe discusses the Darden Incubator, which helps student entrepreneurs get new businesses off the ground.
Friday, June 05, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 117 WITH ROBERT CARRAWAY
Darden's Associate Dean for MBA Education, Robert Carraway, joins Ken for a discussion of the Darden Social Enterprise Initiative, a program that matches student internships with non-profit organizations. Robert also touches on the Amazon Kindle pilot project at Darden.
Friday, May 29, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 116 WITH TERRY DE GUZMAN
In this week's podcast, Ken speaks with Terry de Guzman, Darden's Associate Dean for Finance and Administration. Terry discusses a summer project that she is overseeing, the upgrades to many of Darden's student learning team rooms.
Friday, May 22, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 115 GRADUATION SPECIAL
this week's podcast is dedicated to Darden Graduation 2009. Doug Kinnard spoke on behalf of the full-time MBA Class of 2009 and his remarks are included here.
Friday, May 15, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 114 WITH KITTY SMILEY
This week it's all about Graduation 2009. Darden's registrar, Kitty Smiley, joins us to talk about the graduation preparation process leading up to the big event on May 17th.
Friday, May 08, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 113 WITH MICHAEL KOENIG
Darden's Director of MBA Operations, Michael Koenig, joins us this week to talk about an exciting new partnership between Darden and Amazon: a special pilot project with students using Amazon's Kindle device. In the news: "Darden Goes to Singapore", "Meet Your New Classmates", "An Update from the Boss", and "Friend of the Student".
Friday, May 01, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 112 WITH WALLY STETTINIUS
In the Darden headlines this week: "A Record-Breaking Reunion", "Three New Trustees", "Outstanding Participation", and "A Visit from a Former Head of State". In the interview segment, Ken is joined by this year's Abbott Award winner, Wally Stettinius, from the Class of 1959. The award is Darden's highest honor.
Friday, April 24, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 111 WITH SENATOR MARK WARNER
This week we are proud to bring you a special interview edition of the Darden BusinessCast with United States Senator Mark Warner (D-VA). Senator Warner visited Darden on April 16th for "The 2009 Recovery Act: A Small Business Roundtable". This was just one in a series of discussions sponsored by the Senator and the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Friday, April 17, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 110 WITH SCOTT SNELL
This week Ken is joined by Darden Professor Scott Snell who will discuss Darden's Program Review, a huge iniative aimed at improving the School. In this weeks news: "A $20,000 Gift", "Net Impact Focusing on Darden", Catching-up with Old Friends", and "Small Business Talk".
Friday, April 10, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 109 WITH CHRISSA PAGITSAS
In Darden news this week: "Hanging Out with Warren Buffett", "Building Goodness in April", "The Business of Social Change", and "Providing Leadership". In the interview segment, we are joined by 2nd year student Chrissa Pagitsas. Chrissa is talks about "DART", the Darden Art Project, which brings together Darden's global community through photos taken around the world by Darden students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Friday, April 03, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 108 WITH BYRNE MURPHY
Ken is joined this week by Class of 1989 alumnus Byrne Murphy, author of "LeDeal" - a book about his entrepreneurship adventures which was also the Best Business memoir of 2008. In the Darden headlines: "The UVA Venture Summit", "Darden Students are Winners", "Senator Warner to Visit", and "The Catalyst in Washington".
Friday, March 27, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 107 WITH VINCENT HARRIS
This week, Ken is joined by second year student Vincent Harris, who discuss the upcoming Black Business Student Forum (BBSF) Conference. In the headlines: "Making Darden Even Better", "A Visit from JP Morgan Chase", "5K for the Children", and "Reunion Around the Corner".
Friday, March 20, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 106 WITH CONNEE SULLIVAN
In the last of our special series on "Graduating in a Tough Economy", Ken is joined by Connee Sullivan, Darden MBA 1985. Connee shares her story and advice for students graduating in the tubulent economy. Connee also previously held the position of Chair of the Darden Alumni Association.
Friday, March 13, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 105 WITH GREG FAIRCHILD
In part four of our special series on graduating in a turbulent economic time, we are joined by Darden Professor Greg Fairchild, a Darden Class of 1992 alumnus.
Friday, March 06, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 104 WITH CARROLL WARFIELD
In part three of our special series on graduating in a turbulent economic time, we are joined by 1981 Alumnus Carroll Warfield. In the news: "The Business of Social Change" will be the topic of the upcoming Black Business Student Forum Conference in April.
Friday, February 27, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 103 WITH GENE LOCKHART
This week, host Ken White speaks with Darden Class of 1974 alumus Gene Lockhart. Gene discusses entering the job market during another time when the economy was in very rough shape, and shares his story and gives advice to current students soon to graduate during an extremely challenging economy.
Friday, February 20, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 102 WITH EVERETTE FORTNER
Darden's Executive Director of Corporate Relations, Everette Fortner, joins us to discuss the current employment picture. Everette works with a wide range of organizations that recruit at Darden as is also a member of Darden's Class of 1987. In the news: "Wal-Mart's 1st Place Prize", "How to Win in a Losing Economy", and "A Visit from Microsoft".
Friday, February 13, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 101 WITH PATTY FOGLESONG
In the Darden headlines this week: "A $50,000 Prize", "Women and Leadership", "Professors in the Top 1%", and "The State of Health Care". In the interview segment, Ken is joined by second year student Patty Foglesong, President of Net Impact at Darden. Patty talks about this very active club that helps make a difference through sustainability efforts at the School.
Friday, February 06, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 100 WITH JIM CLAWSON
This week Darden Professor Jim Clawson joins Ken in our 100th episode to talk about "Powered by Feel: How Individuals, Teams, and Companies Excel", a new book co-authored by the professor. In the Darden headlines: "Addressing the U.S. Senate", "Cool Technology and Teaching", and "Reaching 100".
Friday, January 30, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 99 SPECIAL EDITION
In the Darden headlines this week: "Discussing Darden's Future", "Tops in General Management", "Back in the Spotlight", and "Global Brands in Local Worlds".
Friday, January 23, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 98 WITH MELLENA HAILE
This week, Darden '08 alum Mellena Haile joins us by phone from Washington D.C. to talk about her experience with the Darden Incubator. The headlines include: "Helping Students Obtain Jobs", "Moving Up in the Financial Times", "The Friend of the Students", "Here Come the Speakers", and "A Nice Award".
Friday, January 16, 2009
BUSINESSCAST 97 WITH CHIP RANSLER
Second year student Chip Ransler joins us this week to talk about Husk Power Systems, a company in the Darden Business Incubator founded by Chip and fellow student Manoj Sinha, and recently featured in the New York Times. In the news: "Watching the Inaguration", "UVA is Number One", "Job Searching in Challenging Times", and "Making the Top 100".
Friday, December 19, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 96 WITH TED FORBES
This week we hear from Ted Forbes, the Executive Director of the Darden School Foundation. Ted talks about his first year in this position and shares his thoughts for the future. The Darden headlines this week include: "Doctor-Doctor", "Visiting India", and "A Week on Wall Street".
Friday, December 12, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 95 WITH EAMON PERREL
This week Ken speaks with Darden second-year student Eamon Perrel who discusses "Building Goodness in April" a major student-driven public service project that gives a helping hand to those in need each year. In the news: "Celebrating While Helping Others", "A Special Darden Award", and "Italian Television".
Friday, December 05, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 94 - SPECIAL EDITION
In another special edition of the Darden BusinessCast, we break away from our usual format to bring you excerpts from "The Presidential Election and The Economy: A Darden Panel Discussion". This event was held just before Thanksgiving in Darden's Abbott Auditorium. It is the third in a series of panel discussions related to the current economic situation. The panel, consisting of two Darden professors and three Darden alumni, shared their views regarding the ways in which the Obama White House might handle the economy.
Friday, November 21, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 93 WITH LINDSEY HUTTER
Second year student Lindsey Hutter joins us this week to talk about Darden's "Brand Challenge", an entertaining way for visitors to compare products while students learn about product research. The Darden headlines include: "An Award from the White House", "The Election and the Economy", "The BusinessWeek Rankings", and "Losing a Teammate".
Friday, November 14, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 92 WITH PATRICK CONNELL
In this edition of the Darden BusinessCast, we speak with Alice Schroeder, author of "The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life" and the keynote speaker at the first-ever Value Investing Conference, held at Darden last week. Also joining us is second year student Patrick Connell, the CIO of Darden Capital Management.
Friday, November 07, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 91 WITH AUSTIN COLLINS
In the news this week: "An Update from the Dean", "On to the Coca-Cola Finals", and "Darden For The Cure". In our interview segment, Ken speaks with first-year student Austin Collins, who joins us to talk about the upcoming Innovation Challenge finals being hosted once again at the Darden School.
Friday, October 31, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 90 WITH APRIL JONES
This week Ken is joined by April Jones, Darden MBA for Executives Class of 2010. Darden is hosting an open house on November 8th, and April discusses the merits of the program. In the Darden headlines this week: "Profs Paper Among the Best", "A Big Weekend", and "Immelt Talks to Students".
Friday, October 17, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 89 SPECIAL EDITION
This week we break away from our usual news and interview format to bring you coverage of a special Darden event, "State of the Economy: Alumni Leaders Examine the Economic Crisis", held in the Abbott Center Auditorium on October 16, 2008.
Friday, October 10, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 88 WITH EVERETTE FORTNER
Everette Fortner, Darden's Executive Director of Corporate Relations joins us this week to talk about the first Value Investing Conference, coming to Darden in November. In the headlines: "We're Number 1" and "Dumpster Diving".
Friday, October 03, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 87 WITH CONNIE ENGLISH
Darden's Director of Alumni Career Services, Connie English joins us on this week's BusinessCast to talk about the free assistance offered to alumni looking for new jobs or considering a career change. In this week's news: "Darden's Take on the Financial Crisis" and "Investment Pros Coming to Town".
Friday, September 26, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 86 WITH BILL BOUCEK
Second year student Bill Boucek, President of the Darden Military Association (DMA), joins Ken in the interview segment. This weeks news headlines include: "Standing By to Assist", "A New Storefront", "Partnering with UVA", and "Some Good Eats".
Friday, September 19, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 85 WITH HOPE TEMPLE
In this week's news: "Remembering September 11th", "A Cool Way to Learn", and "McKinsey on Leadership and Society". This week's interview guest is Hope Temple, President of GLAD - Gays, Lesbians and Allies at Darden. Hope discusses GLAD and the upcoming Reaching Out MBA 2008 Conference in Washington, D.C.
Friday, September 12, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 84 WITH ADAM NELSON
In Darden news this week: "First Time in Decades", "Diversity Through Theatre", and "From the Horse's Mouth". Second year student Adam Nelson joins us once again to talk about his experiences competing in the recent Summer Olympics in Beijing and his future plans.
Friday, September 05, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 83 WITH ERIKA HERZ
Darden's Manager of Sustainability Programs, Erika Herz, joins Ken to discuss the upcoming and ongoing sustainability efforts at the School. In the news this week: "Tweaking a Tradition" and "The Best of the Best".
Friday, August 29, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 82 WITH SARA NEHER
This week's headlines include 'Welcome Back Class of 2009", "A Voyage of Discovery", and "Executives Everywhere You Look". Darden's Director of Admissions, Sara Neher, joins Ken to talk about the new Darden Class of 2010.
Friday, August 22, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 81 WITH MARTIN DAVIDSON
As the new school year begins, the BusinessCast welcomes Darden's Associate Dean for Diversity, Martin Davidson, who encouraged new students to "embrace the weird" in a welcome speech last weekend. In this week's news: "Welcome to the Class of 2010", "Advice from the Dean", and "A Tough Blow at the Olympics"
Friday, August 08, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 80 WITH PETER RODRIGUEZ
Darden's new Associate Dean for International Relations, Peter Rodriguez joins Ken White to discuss his priorities for Darden's global outreach, including Global Business Experience (GBE) and an initiative called "High Touch Abroad".
Friday, August 01, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 79 WITH MARSH PATTIE
With over 300 new First-Year MBA students about to arrive, Ken speaks with Marsh Pattie, Director of Student Affairs, about the upcoming student activities during this very busy month at Darden.
Friday, July 25, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 78 WITH ADAM NELSON
This week, Ken speaks with Darden second year student Adam Nelson who is headed to Beijing for the Summer Olympics, where he will "go for the gold" as part of the American team in the shot put event. Adam previously earned a silver medal in both the 2000 and 2004 games.
Friday, July 18, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 77 WITH MIKE LENOX
In this week's BusinessCast, Ken speaks with the new Executive Director of the Batten Institute, Mike Lenox. The Batten Institute is a Center of Excellence at the Darden School known for its activities in corporate innovation, environmental sustainability, growth of new industries, and economic development through entrepreneurship.
Friday, June 27, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 76 WITH LORI WEBBER AND BARBARA MILLAR
This week Darden welcomed its third cohort of MBA for Executives students. Ken speaks with one of our new students, Lori Webber, and with Barbara Millar, director of the program since its inception.
Friday, June 20, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 75 WITH RON WILCOX
Professor Ron Wilcox joins us this week on the Darden BusinessCast to talk about his just-released book "Whatever Happened to Thrift".
Friday, June 13, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 74 WITH ROBERT BRUNER
In this week's special episode, Ken White speaks with Darden's Dean Robert Bruner, who gives us an update on what's ahead for the School this summer.
Friday, May 30, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 73 WITH JAY BOURGEOIS AND JACQUES BISCHOFF
The Darden School played host to distinguished visitors from Zurich this week, as a new partnership was formed between Darden and HWZ, a business school in Switzerland. Ken White interviews Darden's Associate Dean for International Affairs, Jay Bourgeois, and Jacques Bischoff, Dean of HWZ, two key players in this partnership.
Friday, May 23, 2008
This week we highlight the speakers at Darden's largest graduation ceremony in the School's history. We hear from Dean Bob Bruner, MBA graduate Jayson Lipsey, and MBA for Executives graduate Keith Anderson. This year heralded the first graduating class of Darden's MBA for Executives program.
Friday, May 09, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 71 WITH TED FORBES
This week's program is a special interview with Ted Forbes, Executive Director of the Darden School Foundation. Ted talks with Ken White about the "Campaign for Darden", part of the University of Virginia's current capital campaign.
Friday, May 02, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 70 WITH ERIKA HERZ
This week's headlines include: "Winning in New York", "Taking the Stage", and "Two Franks are Better Than One". Ken's interview guest this week is Erika Herz, Darden's Manager of Sustainability Programs. Erika speaks about last week's Net Impact Week and the upcoming launch of Darden's new sustainability podcast series, The Darden GreenPod.
Friday, April 25, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 69 WITH DON WILKINSON
This week's interview guest is Darden alumnus Don Wilkinson, winner of this year's Abbott Award. In the headlines: "Trustees Visit Darden", A New President", and "Net Impact".
Friday, April 18, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 68 WITH WARREN THOMPSON
This week's headlines are: "Net Impact Week at Darden", "Welcome Home" and "Alumnus, Volunteer and Leader". Ken's interview guest is Warren Thompson. Mr. Thompson discusses his in-class experience, volunteering at Darden and the University of Virginia, and his commitment to diversity.
Friday, April 11, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 67 WITH ROBERT L. JOHNSON
Our interview guest this week is Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television. Mr. Johnson was a keynote speaker during the Black Business Student Forum's Emerging Domestic Markets Conference held at Darden last week.
Friday, April 04, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 66 WITH JOEL JACKSON
This week's headlines include: "Advice from Jim Collins", "Emerging Markets", "From HGTV to Darden" and "The US News Rankings" Ken's interview guest is Joel Jackson. Joel shares some of her experiences during the past year as editor of the "Cold Call Chronicle", Darden's student newspaper.
Friday, March 28, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 65 WITH JEANNE MOCKARD
This weeks news headlines include: "Good To Great at Darden" and "Using Technology to Recruit Talent". Ken's interview guest is a Darden alumnus who recently returned to teach in the "Hot Topis In Finance" class. Jeanne Mockard of Putnam Investments was the first guest lecturer in the course that continues throughout the fourth quarter at Darden.
Friday, March 21, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 64 WITH MICHAEL WOODFOLK
Darden's Vice President for Alumni Relations, Michael Woodfolk, joins Ken this week to share the details of the upcoming Reunion Weekend in April. The headlines include: "Bound for Japan", "Getting Ready for Good to Great", Darden Visits the U.N.", and "It Takes a Lot of Soul".
Friday, March 07, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 63 WITH CHIN EJIASA
In the news: "It's Off to the Beach", "Jim Collins Coming to Darden", "From One Alumnus to Another", and "The BBSF Conference". Ken's interview guest is the 2008-09 President-Elect of the Darden Student Association, Chin Ejiasa.
Friday, February 29, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 62 "DARDEN'S LUCKIEST STUDENT"
The "Darden's Luckiest Student" event last week drew much attention and in this week's BusinessCast we hear about the final results and speak with the two architects of the event, Professors Phil Pfeifer and Sam Bodily. The event was used as a means of demonstrating to students the role that randomness plays in business life.
Friday, February 22, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 61 WITH KELLEY BOEHNKE & SARA CERMINARA
In the headlines this week: Welcome to Darden", "Faith in the World View", "Darden's Luckiest Student", and "A Threat to World Order". This week Ken speaks with two students who played leading roles in the recent Women's Leadership Week at Darden, Kelley Boehnke and Sara Cerminara.
Friday, February 15, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 60 WITH ERIKA HERZ
This weeks news headlines include "Celebrating Black Pioneers", "Talking About a Major Victory", "More Than Profit", and "Solar Energy". The interview guest is Erika Herz, Manager of Sustainability Programs at Darden. Erika talks about where Darden stands now, in terms of sustainability, and what the future holds for the school in this important arena.
Friday, February 08, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 59 WITH SARA NEHER
This week's headlines include "Women in Leadership", "A Big Idea", "Better Than a Gold Medal", and "What Microsoft Has to Say". Ken's interview guest is Sara Neher, Darden's Director of Admissions.
Friday, February 01, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 58 WITH BARBARA MILLAR
This week's headlines include " The Financial Times Rankings", "Darden's Brand Challenge", "Exceptional Teaching", and "The Spotlight on Africa". Barbara Millar, Director of Darden's MBA for Executives program, joins Ken in this week's interview segment.
Friday, January 25, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 57 WITH RON WILCOX
This week's news stories include "The Difference Between Brands", "A Toys for Tots Thank You", "The Financial Times Rankings", and "A Microsoft Chief Coming to Darden". Ken's interview guest is Professor Ron Wilcox. Ron discusses his upcoming book release, recently previewed in The Wall Street Journal.
Friday, January 18, 2008
BUSINESSCAST 56 WITH STEVE MOMPER
This week's news highlights include "A Cool Way to Learn About Ethics", "Competing in Beijing", and "Being In Charge of Virginia's Health". Ken's interview guest is Steve Momper, the Director of Darden Business Publishing.
Friday, December 28, 2007
BUSINESSCAST 55 WITH ERIKA JAMES
In another "Darden Newsmakers" edition of the BusinessCast, Ken speaks with Darden professor, and Associate Dean of Diversity, Erika James. Erika is the author of one of the recent Wall Street Journal articles in the series "The Darden Perspective". Her article is titled "Selective Hearing Can Lead To A Blind Eye", and deals with leadership in times of crisis.
Friday, December 14, 2007
BUSINESSCAST 54 WITH JUAN PABLO PULIDO
In this week's special "Darden Newsmakers" edition of the BusinessCast, Ken sits down with 2nd year student Juan Pablo Pulido to talk about Darden international students who will be making presentations about the School in their home countries during the semester break.
Friday, December 07, 2007
BUSINESSCAST 53 WITH SARA NEHER
This week's Darden news includes "The Top 100 List", "A History Maker", "Honoring The Best", and "It's In The Wall Street Journal". Ken's interview guest is Darden's Director of Admissions, Sara Neher. Sara discusses the upcoming admissions deadline and gives answers to some frequently asked questions Darden applicants may have.
Friday, November 30, 2007
BUSINESSCAST 52 WITH DUKE BEST
In the news this week: "A Darden CEO", "Celebrating a Huge Grant","Talking Big-Time College Sports", and "An Alumnus on the Cover". Ken's guest is second-year student Duke Best, President of the Darden Student Association. Duke brings us up-to-speed on what the DSA has been doing this semester.
Friday, November 23, 2007
BUSINESSCAST 51 WITH ALEX DUNCAN
In this special edition of the BusinessCast, Ken is joined by first-year student Alex Duncan. Alex is the author of a video blog on the Fox Business web site, "MBA Embed: An Insider's Look at Pursuing an MBA".
Friday, November 16, 2007
BUSINESSCAST 50 WITH JOEL JACKSON
This week's headlines include: The Innovation Challenge, Celebrating Diwali, A Renewable Energy Partnership, and A Big-Time Blogger. Ken's interview guest is Joel Jackson, Editor-in-Chief of Darden's "Cold Call Chronical".
Friday, November 02, 2007
BUSINESSCAST 49 WITH ELISE WEST
In this week's episode, Ken White is joined by 2nd year student Elise West, President of Net Impact at Darden, a student club dedicated to spreading knowledge of social and environmental sustainability, ethics, and value-based leadership.
Friday, October 26, 2007
BUSINESSCAST 48 WITH KATRINA SEIFERT
In this week's episode, Ken White is joined by second year student Katrina Seifert, a member of the Dean's long-range advisory council.
Friday, October 19, 2007
BUSINESSCAST 47 WITH PETER RODRIGUEZ
In this week's Darden BusinessCast, Professor Peter Rodriguez joins host Ken White to talk about his experience teaching on a ship in the ocean for ten weeks in UVA's Semester at Sea program.
Friday, October 12, 2007
BUSINESSCAST 46 WITH WENDY HUBER
In this week's BusinessCast, Wendy Huber, from Darden's admissions team, joins us to talk about the upcoming "Discover Darden" event for minority prospective students.
Friday, October 05, 2007
BUSINESSCAST 45 WITH V.N. DALMIA
The Darden BusinessCast breaks from our regular news and interview format this week to bring you a special One on One edition. Ken White's special guest is Darden Alumnus V.N. Dalmia (D '84), who speaks about Darden's recruting efforts in India and his leadership in the alumni chapter in that country.
Friday, September 28, 2007
BUSINESSCAST 44 WITH ROB FORKER
In this week's BusinessCast, Ken White speaks with Rob Forker, a second year student and Chief Investment Officer of Darden Capital Management, one of the largest student clubs at Darden.
Friday, September 21, 2007
BUSINESSCAST 43 WITH EVERETTE FORTNER
Everette Fortner, Director of Darden's Career Development Center joins Ken White to talk about the CDC's latest efforts. And as always, there's the latest news from Darden.
Friday, September 14, 2007
BUSINESSCAST 42 WITH SEAN CARR
In this week's edition of the Darden BusinessCast, Ken White talks with Sean Carr of the Batten Institute about his new book "The Panic of 1907: Lessons Learned from the Market's Perfect Storm", co-written with Darden's Dean, Robert Bruner.
Friday, September 07, 2007
BUSINESSCAST 41 WITH ADAM NELSON
This week's BusinessCast features an interview with second year student Adam Nelson, silver medalist in the shot put event at the recent Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Osaka, Japan.
Friday, August 31, 2007
BUSINESSCAST 40 WITH SARA NEHER
The Darden BusinessCast welcomes everyone back to school with an interview with Director of Admissions Sara Neher. Plus we're back to our regular format with all the latest news from Darden.
Friday, August 17, 2007
ONE ON ONE: DEAN ROBERT BRUNER, PART 2
In the second of a two-part interview, Dean Bob Bruner shares his thoughts concerning the upcoming academic year and Darden's future.
Friday, August 10, 2007
ONE ON ONE: DEAN ROBERT BRUNER, PART 1
In the part one of a two-part interview, Darden Dean Bob Bruner reflects on his last two years as leader of the School.
Friday, August 03, 2007
ONE ON ONE: LARA KAGAN
In this One on One interview, Ken White speaks with rising second year student Lara Kagan. Lara is a summer associate with the Equity Capital Markets Group with Goldman-Sachs in New York.
Friday, July 27, 2007
ONE ON ONE: MORGAN O'MURRAY
In this week's One on One interview, Ken White speaks with rising second year student Morgan O'Murray, who is spending her summer on an internship with Lehman Brothers in New York.
Friday, July 20, 2007
ONE ON ONE: DAN MAHONEY
This week Ken White has a One on One interview with rising second year student Dan Mahoney, a summer associate at Bain & Company Inc. Dan discusses his experiences in Bain’s generalist program in management consulting. Before attending Darden, Dan worked in investment banking for Lehman Brothers and CRT Capital Group. He is a Genovese Fellow at Darden.
Friday, July 13, 2007
ONE ON ONE: GREG MCCULLOUGH
In this week's One-on-One episode, Ken White talks to Rising Second Year Greg McCollough in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he is working in Equity Research this summer with Thornburgh Investment Management.
Friday, July 06, 2007
ONE ON ONE: TIM OAKHILL
In this week's one-on-one episode, Ken White speaks with Tim Oakhill, Senior Vice President at Simmons Bedding in Atlanta, Georgia about himself and his experiences as a new participant in the MBA for Executives Program at Darden.
Friday, June 29, 2007
ONE ON ONE: BAKER TURNER
In this week's episode, Ken White speaks with rising second year Baker Turner. Baker is interning this summer in Herndon, Virginia as a Project Manager with Thompson Hospitality, a food service company established by Darden alum Warren Thompson.
Friday, June 22, 2007
ONE ON ONE: RAY HERNANDEZ
In this week's One on One episode, Ken White interviews rising Second Year Darden Student Ray Hernandez about his summer internship with Dell Computers.
Friday, June 15, 2007
ONE ON ONE: MARGUERITE FURLONG
In this One on One interview, rising second year student Marguerite Furlong joins Ken White by telephone to talk about her summer internship at Johnson & Johnson.
Friday, June 08, 2007
ONE ON ONE: JENNIFER CHICK
In another of our series of One on One interviews, rising second year student Jennifer Chick joins Ken White by telephone to talk about her summer internship at MarketBridge, a leading sales and marketing professional services firm focusing on integrating sales and marketing to gain the greatest return for Fortune 500 clients.
Friday, June 01, 2007
ONE ON ONE: JAYSON LIPSEY
In this "One on One" summer episode, rising second year student Jayson Lipsey joins Ken White by telephone to talk about his summer internship with Cherokee Investment Partners, a firm specializing in the acquisition, remediation and sustainable redevelopment of brownfields.
Friday, May 11, 2007
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 27
In this week's episode, Ken White interviews Darden second year student Jessica Pohl about the Darden Student Associations' annual second year class survey.
Friday, May 04, 2007
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 26
In this episode, Ken White interviews vice president of alumni relations Michael Woodfolk about the purpose and significance of the alumni survey that was distributed recently. Survey results will be evaluated by Dean Bruner and senior Darden leadership as they chart the future course of the school.
Friday, April 27, 2007
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 25
In this week's episode, Ken White shares the latest Darden news and introduces Dean Bruner's First Coffee remarks on the tragedy at Virginia Tech last week.
Friday, April 20, 2007
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 24
In this episode, Ken White interviews Kellogg Leliveld, assistant director of business development with the Darden Career Development Center. Leliveld discusses the upcoming recruiters conference, "Hiring the Manager of Tomorrow," hosted by the CDC next month in New York City. This week's BusinessCast marks Darden's 100th podcast.
Friday, April 13, 2007
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 23
In this episode, Ken White interviews SY students Eric Fair and Trevor Winn, co-directors of the Darden Follies. They discuss the organization and planning of the program, with hints of the hilarity to ensue the evening of April 27.
Friday, April 06, 2007
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 22
In this episode, Ken White speaks with SY Darcy Langlais about her recent Global Business Experience in India.
Friday, March 30, 2007
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 21
In this episode, Ken White interviews Darden Vice President of Alumni Relations Michael Woodfolk, who lays out the big plans for Reunion 2007 coming up April 20-22.
Friday, March 23, 2007
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 20
In this episode, Ken White interviews SYs Stephen Sweeney and Dana Hangai, who discuss their experiences with the International Venture Capital Investment Competition.
Friday, March 16, 2007
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 19
In this week's episode, Ken White interviews Sara Neher, Darden's Director of Admissions.
Friday, March 02, 2007
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 18
In this episode, Ken White interviews MBAExec student Dave Strite about his experiences in the program.
Friday, February 23, 2007
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 17
In this episode, Ken White interviews Darden's Associate Dean for International Affairs Jay Bourgeois, who will discuss Darden's worldwide endeavors.
Friday, February 16, 2007
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 16
In this episode, Ken White interviews Connie English, co-director of Alumni Career Services, about innovative Darden programs to assist MBAs reentering the workforce.
Friday, February 09, 2007
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 15
In this episode, Ken White interviews Hagan Kappler (Darden '07), who will discuss the upcoming Women's Leadership Week, Feb. 19-23, sponsored by the National Association of Women MBAs at Darden.
Friday, February 02, 2007
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 14
In this episode, Ken White speaks with Regina Gilgan, executive producer of CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer. Gilgan will discuss working with Cramer, coming to Darden, and what the Feb. 7 broadcast will be like.
Friday, January 26, 2007
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 13
Ken White interviews SY student Deli Cole, who shares her insights into the planning of the school's first Symposium on Poverty slated for Jan. 31. The symposium is organized by the Student Committee on Social Responsibility.
Friday, December 15, 2006
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 12
Ken White interviews Darden FY Adam Nelson, a world-class Olympic shot-put athlete who discusses why he chose Darden's world-class MBA program.
Friday, December 08, 2006
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 11
In this week's episode, Ken White interviews Reggie Webb, Darden's Associate Director of Admissions, about Darden students and military service.
Friday, December 01, 2006
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 10
In this week's episode, Ken White interviews Darden’s Director of Student Affairs, Marsh Pattie about the characteristics of a new generation of students: the millennials.
Friday, November 17, 2006
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 9
In this week's episode, Ken White interviews Idea Crossing's Director of Product Management, Adhithi Padmanabhan, about The 4th annual Innovation Challenge.
Friday, November 10, 2006
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 8
In this episode, Ken White interviews Michael Woodfolk, Darden's Vice President for Alumni Relations, about the role alumni play in a successful graduate business school.
Friday, October 27, 2006
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 7
In this episode, Ken White interviews Darden Professor Erika James about the upcoming Symposium on Race and Society.
Friday, October 20, 2006
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 6
In this episode, Ken White interviews Darden Director of Public Information Ellen Briones, who handles the polls and surveys for the school, for a discussion of what the b-school rankings really tell us and what role they play in MBA education.
Friday, October 13, 2006
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 5
In this episode, Ken White interviews Darden Professor Peter Rodriguez about immigration and what it means for U.S. citizens, corporations, and living standards.
Friday, October 06, 2006
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 4
In this episode, Ken White interviews Jay Gundy, Vice President for Development at Darden about the Darden Capital Campaign.
Friday, September 29, 2006
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 3
In this episode, Ken White interviews Gosia Glinksa, the Batten Institute's Ideas To Action Project Manager, about her involvement with the Jim Collins Good to Great Experience interactive multimedia DVD-ROM.
Friday, September 22, 2006
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 2
In this episode, Ken White interviews Darden's new Director of Admissions, Sara Neher.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 1
In this episode, Ken White interviews Barbara Millar, director of the new Darden MBA for Executives program.