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 08, 2013
KIP TINDELL, CHAIRMAN & CEO, THE CONTAINER STORE - CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM
Kip Tindell, Chairman and CEO of The Container Store, shares his perspectives on conscious capitalism and the relationship between business and society as he speaks to the Darden Leadership Speaker Seires theme for this year, "What Does it Take?". His visit is co-sponsored by, and served as the keynote kick-off for, the 2nd annual Business in Society Conference at Darden. Recorded 7 February 2013. For more information on the visions and values of The Container Store, visit http://standfor.containerstore.com/.
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.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
GREENPOD 23 WITH FRANCESCA MCCANN, GLOBAL WATER STRATEGIES AND JON FREEDMAN, GE POWER AND WATER
Guests Francesca McCann and Jon Freedman talk about the water-energy connection, career opportunities and corporate innovation in the water sector, and what business leaders should know, including best-in-class measurement tools, policies and organizations.
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 19, 2012
GREENPOD 22 WITH REBECCA RUBIN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF MARSTEL-DAY
Rebecca Rubin, President and CEO of award-winning sustainability consulting firm Marstel-Day discusses: how companies can tailor their sustainability strategies to their strengths; understanding and monetizing ecosystem services; and leading climate adaptation strategies by organizations like the Department of Defense.
Monday, October 15, 2012
WHERE LEADERSHIP IS DERIVED - JAMES P. ROGERS
James P. Rogers., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eastman Chemical Corporation speaks at the Darden School of Business on 19 September, 2012. His talk was co-sponsored by Darden's General Management and Operations Club. Mr. Rogers was named Executive Vice President of Eastman Chemical Company and President of Eastman Division in November 2003 and served as President and head of the Chemicals & Fibers Business Group when appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2009. He was appointed to his current position in January 2011.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
GLOBAL LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES - JOHN A. LUKE, JR.
John A. Luke, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MeadWestvaco presents at the Darden School of Business on 12 September, 2012. Mr. Luke is a student of leaders ranging from Winston Churchill to Ronald Regan and believes that running a corporation requires what Theodore Roosevelt called "applied leadership".
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 31, 2012
GREENPOD 21 WITH ANNE KILGORE, DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY, EASTMAN CHEMICAL
Anne Kilgore, Director of Global Sustainability, offers her view on how Eastman incorporates sustainability as a key strategic driver of innovation, business growth and competitive advantage, including the goal to derive two-thirds of new product revenue from sustainability-focused product launches. She shares how Eastman took its sustainability strategy first steps, and the focus on finding the intersection between the company’s strengths and society’s greatest needs.
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".
Monday, February 20, 2012
HENRI A. TERMEER FORMER CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO, GENZYME
"His gambles rewrote the rules of an industry... and helped him build Genzyme." Henri A. Termeer was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Genzyme Corporation for nearly three decades. Under his leadership, Genzyme grew from a modest entrepreneurial venture to one of the world's leading biotechnology companies. The Darden School was proud to welcome Mr. Termeer as a distinguished guest of its Leadership Speaker Series on February 16, 2012. The conversation was moderated by Darden finance professor Ken Eades.
Monday, February 20, 2012
YOUR CAREER 7 WITH DEMAURICE SMITH
DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the NFL Players Association and alumnus of the UVA Law School sits down with Everette Fortner, Executive Director for Corporate Relations at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business to discuss his career in this podcast.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
DEMAURICE SMITH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NFL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION.
"His job is to lead the NFL players...he sees his profession as a calling". On February 13th, 2012 Darden students, faculty and staff enjoyed a "fireside chat" with DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association. This Leadership Speaker Series event was co-sponsored by the Media, Entertainment and Sports Club and the Black Business Student Forum. Smith has earned numerous honors throughout his career, including the United States Attorney Generals' Award and the John Evans Trial Advocacy Award from the United States Attorney's Association. He is a 1989 alumnus of the UVA Law School.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
MARTHA N. JOHNSON, ADMINISTRATOR, U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Martha N. Johnson, Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), spoke at Darden on Thursday, February 2nd as a Leadership Speaker Series participant in conjunction with the Darden Business in Society Conference. Her talk was entitled "$95 Billion and Agile". Ms. Johnson works on the front lines of President Obama's agenda to build a more sustainable and effective government for the American people. The GSA is responsible for improving the government's workplace by managing assets, preserving historic property, delivering maximum value in acquisitions, and implementing technology solutions.
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 17, 2012
VINCENT RAGUE, THE KENYAN TREASURY
Vincent Rague is currently Senior Financial Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance at the Kenyan Treasury. He is Co-Founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Catalyst Principal Partners. This was the keynote address for the 2012 Darden African Business Organization (DABO) Conference, which seeks to provide a forum for companies and individuals doing business in Africa to discuss their work and the growing business opportunities available on the continent.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
JAMES CHENG, VIRGINIA SECRETARY OF TRADE AND COMMERCE
The Honorable James Cheng, Secretary of Trade and Commerce for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Darden alumnus of the Class of 1987, was the keynote speaker at at the 24th annual Black Business Student Forum (BBSF) Conference held at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business on February 10, 2012. The theme for this year's conference was "Manage the Future". Mr. Cheng discusses how to maintain an optimistic and realistic outlook while still upholding the responsibility to be honest with key stakeholders.
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, February 03, 2012
THE FUTURE OF DIVERSITY: A CONVERSATION ON EDUCATION, BUSINESS, AND DIFFERENCE
A conversation designed to explore the challenges and opportunities for fostering diverse and inclusive communities in organizations and in society. An open and provocative discussion not only about how important diversity and inclusion is, but also what is preventing institutions of higher education (and other organizations) from realizing the benefits that diversity can create. Also addressed were new possibilities that overcome these barriers. Recorded January 24, 2012 at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. For additional information on this event please visit http://www.virginia.edu/mlk/DardenPanel.html or http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/Media/Darden-News-Articles/2012/Leveraging-Difference-in-Honor-of-Martin-Luther-King/
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 16, 2011
GREENPOD 20 WITH BRIAN AND MARY NATTRASS, FOUNDERS OF SUSTAINABILITY PARTNERS
Sustainability strategists and authors of The Natural Step for Business, Brian and Mary Nattrass, share how they help organizations like Nike, Starbucks and the U.S. Army transform their operations. They discuss the “fifth era” of sustainability leaders who see an expanded role for business in society. They also offer ways for any employee to be a sustainability change agent, and how they charted their own career paths.
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 28, 2011
GREENPOD 19 WITH MICHAEL KOLLINS, COO, WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF
In this episode, Erika speaks with Michael Kollins, Chief operating Officer of World Bicycle Relief, which provides access to healthcare, education and livelihood through the power of bicycles. World Bicycle Relief specializes in large-scale, comprehensive bicycle programs by providing supply chain management, technical knowledge and logistics expertise to poverty relief and disaster recovery initiatives.
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.
Sunday, October 09, 2011
GREENPOD18 WITH MARK MILLER, FOUNDER AND CEO, MKTHINK
“Accidental Entrepreneur” Mark Miller, Founder of Project FROG and MKThink, providers of green building solutions discusses how Project FROG has evolved to design and produce better, greener classroom buildings for students, how FROG is a platform for other green building technologies to be deployed, and his new venture which incorporates building user behavior into the innovation process.
Sunday, October 09, 2011
JAMES H. GILMORE, STRATEGIC HORIZONS LLP
The Darden School welcomes James H. Gilmore, Batten Fellow, Darden Adjunct Lecturer, and Co-Founder of Strategic Horizons LLP, as part of its Leadership Speaker Series, in conjunction with the 10th Annual Darden Marketing Forum. Jim gives his insights on "Experience Economy in the Age of Digital Marketing". It has been said that "Jim's appetite for understanding the structural underpinnings to day-to-day patterns of human behavior is insatiable. The result? Non-stop. Inquiry. Ingenuity. His creative thinking is rooted in extraordinary business instruction and work experience." Recorded October 7, 2011.
Sunday, October 09, 2011
ELIZABETH ELLERS, UNIVISION
Elizabeth Ellers, Executive Vice President or Corporate Research at Univision Communication, Inc. speaks during the Hispanic Marketing Summit presented by the Hispanic American Network at Darden (HAND) in association with the Darden Marketing Club. This event was also part of the Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcoming corporate leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs to the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Ms. Ellers leads the consumer insights and primary research efforts for this preier media company which serves Hispanic America, including Univision Networks, Univision Local Media and Univision Interactive Media. Recorded September 29, 2011.
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, October 07, 2011
WES BUSH, CHAIRMAN, CEO & PRESIDENT, NORTHRUP GRUMMAN
Wes Bush, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Northrop Grumman Corporation sits down with Darden's Dean Bob Bruner to discuss topis such as national security, innovation, government spending, purpose, Thomas Jefferson, aerospace, electronics, information systems, technology finance, general management, M&A, and engineering. Mr. Bush didn't take very long to make his mark. On his very first day on the job, in 2010, Northrop Grumman's new chief executive announced that he was uprooting the company's headquarters from Los Angeles -- where it has been since its founding in 1939 -- and relocating it to the Washington, D.C., area. The move, he said, "was made to bring the nation's second-largest defense contractor closer to its key customer: the U.S. government." Analysts say that he is an observant business man who is gunning to make Northrop the nation's leading defense contractor. Recorded October 6, 2011.
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 16, 2011
S. BRADLEY KITCHENS, SCOTTMADDEN
Brad Kitchens is President and CEO of ScottMadden, Inc. With over 25 years of business and consulting experience, he has worked extensively in the energy sector on strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, operations improvement, business planning, outsourcing, and corporate finance. Mr. Kitchens routinely works with energy organizations' executives and boards of directors on important matters such as strategic acquisitions, earnings growth, capital planning, human performance planning, strategic outsourcing and operational performance. His presentation, "The Art Side of Consulting", was part of Darden's Leadership Speaker Series and was co-sponsored by Darden's Consulting Club and Energy Club. Recorded September 7, 2011.
Friday, September 16, 2011
GREENPOD 17 WITH OLIVER KUTTNER, FOUNDER AND CEO, EDISON2
Oliver Kuttner, Founder and CEO of Edison2, the winner of the 2010 Automotive X Prize, talks with host Erika Herz about: the financial and technical challenges of bringing to market the Very Light Car to achieve both energy efficiency and safety goals; how his company might help connect the vastly different car industries in the U.S. and developing economies; and his view on innovation in the U.S. car industry.
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 17, 2011
GREENPOD 16 WITH JESSICA BLUME, DELOITTE CONSULTING
Jessica Blume, Principal and National Managing Director for Enterprise Sustainability with Deloitte discusses the company’s approach to working with clients on their sustainability strategies, from supply chain energy efficiency to new product development, and the skillsets employed by consulting teams. She also reflects on the extent of corporate innovation generated through sustainability actions.
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.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
YOUR CAREER 6 WITH CAROLYN MILES
In this episode, Carolyn Miles, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Save the Children and Darden MBA '88, shares career advice and insights.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
YOUR CAREER 5 WITH GLEN SENK
In this episode, Glen Senk, CEO of Urban Outfitters, Inc., shares career advice and insights.
Monday, May 23, 2011
YOUR CAREER 4 WITH JOHN REID
In this episode, John Reid, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Coca-Cola, shares career advice and insights.
Friday, May 20, 2011
YOUR CAREER 3 WITH ERIC SPIEGEL
In this episode, Eric Spiegel, President and CEO of Siemens Corporation,shares career advice and insights.
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
GREENPOD 15 WITH RICHARD REGISTER, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, ECOCITY BUILDERS
Richard Register, author of "Ecocities: Building Cities in Balance with Nature", discusses with host Erika Herz what it means to create ecocities that are built around people not cars, as well as the role of corporations, including auto companies, in making this a reality.
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, April 01, 2011
GREENPOD 14 WITH LARRY SCHWEIGER, PRESIDENT AND CEO, NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION
Larry Schweiger, President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, joins host Erika Herz for a conversation covering how climate change will be both a defining threat and an opportunity for business in this century, how the NWF partners with the business community, including insurance companies, and its successful use of social media to affect change.
Friday, April 01, 2011
DEMAURICE SMITH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NFL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcomes DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the NFL Players Association and UVA Law School Alumnus, Class of 1989. Mr. Smith has earned numerous honors thoughout his career, including the United States Attorney General's Award and the John Evans Trial Advocacy Award from the United States Attorney's Association. He shares insights on his role of leading the NFL players with Darden students, faculty and guests in the Abbott Center Auditorium. This "Fireside Chat" was co-sponsored by Darden's Media, Entertainment and Sports Club. Recorded March 31, 2011
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
AN INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR JIM CLAWSON
Abena Foreman, host of the Darden BusinessCast, sits down with Professor Jim Clawson for an in-depth interview, portions of which can be heard in this week's BusinessCast. Professor Clawson, honored this week with the naming of a Darden classroom, shares insights into his teaching style and personal philosophies.
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".
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
GREENPOD 13 WITH DEBBIE GORDON, TRANSPORTATION ANALYST AND AUTHOR OF TWO BILLION CARS
In this episode, Erika speaks with Debbie Gordon, a policy consultant specializing in transportation, energy and the environment. Debbie is also the author of the book "Two Billion Cars" and recently spoke at the University of Virginia "Car of the Future-Future of the Car" Symposium. They discuss the roles of business and of universities in transforming mobility, as well as the impact of social media.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
YOUR CAREER 2 WITH MARK PACALA
In this episode, Mark Pacala, a Senior Advisor to the healthcare team of Oak Hill Capital Partners, shares career advice and insights.
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".
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
JEFF FARKAS, SENIOR DIRECTOR, HEALTH POLICY AND PAYMENT AT MEDTRONIC
Jeff Farkas, Senior Director, Health Policy and Payment at Medtronic, addresses the 2010 Darden Healthcare Club Conference entitled "Innovations and Emerging Trends in Healthcare."
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
SCOTT WALLACE, PRINCIPAL AT HEALTH VALUE ADVISORS
Scott Wallace, Principal at Health Value Advisors and Visiting Professor at Darden, addresses the 2010 Darden Healthcare Club Conference entitled "Innovations and Emerging Trends in Healthcare."
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
WENDY L. YARNO, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER OF HEMOSHEAR
Wendy L. Yarno, Chief Marketing Officer of HemoShear and former CMO of Merck, addresses the 2010 Darden Healthcare Club Conference entitled "Innovations and Emerging Trends in Healthcare."
Friday, November 05, 2010
GREENPOD 12 WITH JEREMY RIFKIN, FOUNDATION ON ECONOMIC TRENDS: THE THIRD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
Jeremy Rifkin and host Erika Herz discuss the Third Industrial Revolution Global CEO Roundtable, a cross-sector collaboration among major global companies, governments and energy cooperatives to create master plans for “third industrial revolution infrastructure” based on renewable energy, energy storage, smart utility networks, electric vehicles and high performance buildings. Rifkin also shares how MBA education must evolve to develop leaders capable of guiding this transformation.
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
YOUR CAREER 1 WITH RYAN KUEHL
Your Career, a podcast of the Career Development Center at the University of Virginia of Virginia Darden School of Business, gives listeners career insights though the experiences of our guests. The first podcast of this series features Ryan Kuehl, Director of Professional Sports for Under Armour, Inc. and former NFL player for the 2007 Superbowl champion New York Giants. Margaret Weeks of the Darden CDC is host.
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 15, 2010
WALT SHILL, ACCENTURE
Walt Shill (MBA '86), Managing Director for Accenture's North American Management Consulting Practice, speaks in the Abbott Center Auditorium on October 5, 2010 as part of the Darden Leadership Speaker Series. His presentation,"The Impact of a Volitile World on Management Consulting", was also sponsored by the Consulting Club at Darden.
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, October 01, 2010
GREENPOD 11 WITH BETH HEIDER ON GREEN CONSTRUCTION AT SKANSKA USA
In this episode, Erika is joined by Beth Heider, Senior Vice-President at Skanska USA Building, and Board Member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Ms. Heider discusses green building innovation and the growth of the USGBC.
Friday, October 01, 2010
SUSAN SOBBOTT, AMERICAN EXPRESS OPEN
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series kicks off the 2010-11 season with Susan Sobbott, President of American Express OPEN and Darden MBA Class of 1990. Ms. Sobbott speaks on "Cultivating Your Personal Brand".
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".
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
AUDIOCASE DENNIS PAUSTENBACH
The Darden BusinessCast is on hiatus while the students enjoy their Spring Break. The BusinessCast will return in a few weeks with new episodes. Please enjoy our previous podcasts and stay-tuned for our return.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
GREENPOD 10 WITH MIKE LENOX AND ERIKA JAMES ON BUSINESS STRATEGY AND CRISIS LEADERSHIP AT BP
Professors Mike Lenox and Erika James of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business analyze BP’s response to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf, as well as future strategies for the firm. Mike is Executive Director of Darden’s Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Erika is the author of the book Leading Under Pressure: From Surviving to Thriving Before, During, and After a Crisis.
Friday, June 04, 2010
GREENPOD 9 WITH LENNY MENDONCA, MCKINSEY & COMPANY
In this episode, Erika speaks with Lenny Mendonca, a director (senior partner) in the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Company, where he leads the firm's knowledge development. Lenny is on the Shareholders' Council of McKinsey (its board of directors) and oversees the McKinsey Global Institute and the firm's communications (including McKinsey Quarterly). He has helped dozens of corporate, government, and not-for-profit clients solve their most difficult management challenges. Lenny has led several McKinsey research efforts. He has written and spoken extensively on globalization, corporate social responsibility, economic development, regulation, education, energy policy, health care, financial services, and corporate strategy.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
SCOTT PAGE ON LEVERAGING DIVERSITY
Professor Scott E. Page speaks on "Leveraging Diversity" in the Darden School of Business' Abbott Auditorium. Scott is the Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics at the University of Michigan where he directs the Center for the Study of Complex Systems. He is also an external faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute. Scott is the author of The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools and Societies, and recently completed a video course called Understanding Complexity for The Teaching Company. Recorded February 4, 2010.
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.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
GREENPOD 8 WITH CHRIS LASZLO, SUSTAINABLE VALUE PARTNERS
Chris Laszlo, Managing Partner with Sustainable Value Partners joins Erika on the GreenPod. Sustainable Value Partners is a management, research and educational consulting firm. In addition, Chris is the author of "The Sustainable Company: How to Create Lasting Value through Social and Environmental Performance" and "Sustainable Value: How the World's Leading Companies are Doing Well by Doing Good".
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".
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
ELIZABETH HEIDER, SKANSKA USA
Elizabeth Heider presents to Darden students on Green Technology. Ms. Heider founded Skanska USA Building's Green Council, which marshals all of Skanska's sustainable preconstruction and construction capabilities nationwide, encourages and supports training and technical competency, coordinating sustainable expertise and information nationwide.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
SHUMEET BANERJI, CEO, BOOZ & COMPANY
Shumeet Banerji, Chief Executive Officer of Booz & Company visits as part of Darden's Leadership Speaker Series. In 2008, Banerji was named the first CEO of Booz & Company, then new global commercial management consulting practice spun off from Booz Allen Hamilton. Consulting Magazine named him one ofm the "Top 25 Consultants" for 2008. Recorded December 1, 2009.
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 13, 2009
MATTHEW R. SIMMONS, SIMMONS & COMPANY INTERNATIONAL
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcomes Matthew R. Simmons, Chairman Emeritus of Simmons & Company International. The firm is the only independent bank specializing in the entire spectrum of the energy industry and has completed approximately 785 investment banking projects for its worldwide energy clients at a combined dollar value in excess of $140 billion. Recorded November 9, 2009.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
DARDEN-UVA "WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY" PANEL
The purpose of this event was to bring recognition to a relatively invisible but important population in technology entrepreneurship. The women on this panel represent different styles of engagement with social media technologies. They are also great examples of the new business strategies that social media technologies have enabled. Panlelist for this event were Sonya Donaldson, Editor-At-Large for Technology, Black Enterprise Magazine, Adrienne Graham, Founder and CEO of Empower ME! Corporation, a professional networking company for women, Shireen Mitchell, an entrepreneur who is also chair of Media and Technology Task Force of the National Council of Womens Organizations, and Angie Brement, Entrepreneur and blogger for Cville Entremoms. The event, held in darden's Abbott Center Auditorium was hosted by Paul T. Harper, Director of Special Programming in Diversity at the Darden School. Recorded November 9, 2009.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
DR. JANE ORIENT, ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
Jane M. Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), speaks at the 2009 Darden Health Care Conference, sponsored by the Darden Health Care Club, with additional sponsorship from Focused Ultrasound Surgery foundation, Amgen, Danaher, and Medtronic. This year's topic is "Public Policy and Patient Access". Recorded November 6, 2009. Part 3 of 4.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
PETER SLONE, MEDTRONIC
Peter Slone, Vice President of Governmental Affairs for Medtronic, Inc., speaks at the 2009 Darden Health Care Conference, sponsored by the Darden Health Care Club, with additional sponsorship from Focused Ultrasound Surgery foundation, Amgen, Danaher, and Medtronic. This year's topic is "Public Policy and Patiernt Access". Recorded November 6, 2009. Part 4 of 4.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
SARAH WELLS-KOCSIS, AMGEN
Sarah Wells-Kocsis, Executive Director of Global Affairs at Amgen, Inc., speaks at the 2009 Darden Health Care Conference, sponsored by the Darden Health Care Club, with additional sponsorship from Focused Ultrasound Surgery foundation, Amgen, Danaher, and Medtronic. This year's topic is "Public Policy and Patiernt Access". Recorded November 6, 2009. Part 2 of 4.
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, November 06, 2009
CAROLYN ENGLEHARD, UVA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Carolyn L. Englehard, an assistant professor and health policy analyst in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, speaks at the 2009 Darden Health Care Conference, sponsored by the Darden Health Care Club, with additional sponsorship from Focused Ultrasound Surgery foundation, Amgen, Danaher, and Medtronic. This year's topic is "Public Policy and Patient Access". Recorded November 6, 2009. Part 1 of 4.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
RAY C. ANDERSON, INTERFACE, INC. AND LAUNCH OF ARCS
Ray C. Anderson, Founder and Chairman of Interface, Inc. was the closing keynote speaker for Darden's 3rd annual Sustainability and Renewable Energy Forum sponsored by the Darden Energy Club. Interface, Inc. is nearly 50 percent towards the vision of Mission Zero®, the journey no one would have imagined for the company or the petroleum-intensive industry of carpet manufacturing which has been forever changed by Andersons vision. Mission Zero® is the companys promise to eliminate any negative impact it may have on the environment, by the year 2020, through the redesign of processes and products, the pioneering of new technologies, and efforts to reduce or eliminate waste and harmful emissions while increasing the use of renewable materials and sources of energy. This event is also part of Darden's Leadership Speaker Series and is introduced by Professor Michael Lenox, Faculty Director of the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS). Recorded on October 29, 2009. For more information about ARCS, go to http://www.corporate-sustainability.org/.
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.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
ANDRIS E. CUKURS, SUZLON WIND ENERGY CORPORATION
Andris E. Cukurs, Chief Executive Officer, North American Subsidiary of Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation was the opening keynote speaker for Darden's 3rd annual Sustainability and Renewable Energy Forum sponsored by the Darden Energy Club. As CEO for Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation, Mr. Cukurs provides strategic direction for the North American Operations which includes more than 450 employees across 20 offices. Under his leadership the company has become an authority in delivering wind power projects, with cumulative installtions totalling more than 1700 MW in 14 states across the nation. This event is also part of Darden's Leadership Speaker Series and is introduced by Professor Richard Brownlee. Recorded on October 28, 2009.
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".
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
MARK A. ONETTO, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF WORLDWIDE OPERATIONS AND CUSTOMER SERVICE, AMAZON.COM, INC.
Mark A. Onetto, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, Amazon.com, Inc. speaks in the Abbott Center Auditorium as part of Darden's Leadership Speaker Series. Mr. Onetto leads the supply chain, warehousing, transportation and customer support operations of the largest e-retailer in the world.
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, October 09, 2009
PAUL LAUDICINA, A.T. KEARNEY
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcomes Paul Laudicina, Chairman of the Board and Managing Officer of A. T. Kearney. Mr. Laudicina speaks on "Keys to Management Success in a Post-Crisis World". Recorded October 7, 2009.
Monday, September 28, 2009
DR. HELMUT KAISER, DEUTSCHE BANK
Dr. Helmut Kaiser, Managing Director and Global Chief Investment Strategist with Deutsche Bank speaks to student, faculty and staff as part of Darden's Leadership Speaker Series. Dr. Kaiser speaks on "The Economics of German Unification After 20 Years: Experiences, Implications and Perspectives". Dr. Kaiser is introduced by Darden Professor Peter Debaere. Recorded September 28, 2009.
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.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
RALPH DE LA VEGA, AT&T MOBILITY AND CONSUMER MARKETS
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series kicks off its 2009-10 series with Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, architect of AT&Ts exclusivity deal with Apple, and author of an upcoming book, "Obstacles Welcome: Turn Adversity To Advantage in Business and Life". Ralph is interviewed on stage by Darden alumnus (86) Walt Shill, Managing Director, North America, Accenture.
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.
Monday, August 10, 2009
GREENPOD 7 WITH DAVID PATCHEN, CARGILL
In this episode of the Darden GreenPod, Erika is joined by David Patchen, Managing Director of the Emerging Business Accelerator of Cargill, Incorporated. The Emerging Business Accelerator invests in new business opportunities that have the potential to become new business units for Cargill, an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services.
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.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
ROBERT CARRAWAY ON THE KINDLE
Darden's Associate Dean for MBA Education, Robert Carraway is interviewed for "UVA Today" about the upcoming pilot program with Darden students using Amazon's Kindle electronic reading device.
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.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
VICENTE FOX, FORMER PRESIDENT OF MEXICO
Vicente Fox, the former President of Mexico, addressed the Darden School of Business and the greater Charlottesville community on April 28, 2009. Fox was the keynote speaker of the Latin American Student Association Conference, co-sponsored by the Darden Leadership Speaker Series. To Darden’s packed Abbott Center Auditorium, Fox described his evolution as a leader and his views on the most pressing global challenges. Fox was raised on a ranch in Guanajuato, Mexico, became President of Coca-Cola in Mexico and then launched his political career, rising from Governor of Guanajuato to President of Mexico, an office he held from 2000 to 2006. Since leaving office, President Fox and his wife, Marta Fox, who also attended the event, have launched the Fox Center in Guanajuato, Mexico, a research center, think-tank and presidential library whose goals are to promote freedom, democracy, market economies, responsibility and gender equity.
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 17, 2009
GREENPOD 6 WITH KEITH TRENT, DUKE ENERGY
In this edition of the Darden GreenPod, host Erica Herz is joined by Keith Trent, Group Executive and Chief Strategy, Policy and Regulatory Officer for Duke Energy. Keith's responsibilities include federal policy and government affairs, energy effiency and technology iniatives, and community affairs.
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.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
SCOTT PITASKY, MICROSOFT
As corporate vice president for Microsoft's Human Resources Talent & Organization Capability group, Scott Pitasky is responsible for global staffing, talent management, development, organization capability and aspects of the company's learning agenda. This broad role includes all efforts to establish Microsoft's employment brand, acquire talent anywhere in the world, and once acquired manage and develop people to achieve their fullest potential. This work spans the employee and manager population up to and including work with the senior leadership team and Board of Directors. Pitasky came to Microsoft in August 2001, and has served as director, senior director and general manager of MSN, the Server & Tools group and Global Staffing, respectively. Mr. Pitasky spoke as part of the Darden Leadership Speaker Series. Recorded March 17, 2009.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
ALLEN THOMAS, DELOITTE
Allen Thomas, National Managing Partner of Partner Services and Chief Diversity Officer of Deloitte, oversees all of Deloitte’s diversity initiatives, as well as the human resources matters of the professional services firm’s 4,300 partners, principals and directors. His visit to Darden was sponsored by the Black Business Student Forum (BBSF), in partnership with Darden’s Leadership Speaker Series. “The Lessons in Leadership Lecture Series (Lessons) is a four-part speaker series featuring prominent business leaders from multiple industries who have a proven record of success. Lessons will enlighten, stimulate, and empower students in the world of practical affairs and serve as a conversation piece around important developments in global business. The Black Business Student Forum (BBSF) is organized and focused on bringing together the past, present, and future Darden African-American communities. Recorded February 10, 2009.
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.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
JOSEPH WILLIAMS, MICROSOFT
Joseph Williams, Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft's Worldwide Enterprise Sales Organization speaks on "The Consumerization of Business Intelligence" as part of Darden's Leadership Speaker Series. Dr. Williams is accountable for Microsoft’s technical strategy for enterprise customers and partners and he is the leader of Microsoft’s technical sales profession. He provides insight to Microsoft technology leaders and orchestrates a dynamic roadmap that provides current and future business value for global enterprise businesses. Dr. Williams is also a member of Microsoft’s Customer Advocacy Review Board. Recorded February 23, 2009.
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 30, 2009
RON KRUSZEWSKI, STIFEL NICOLAUS
Stifel Nicolaus is one of a handful of investment banks that continue posting profits in the ongoing economic crisis. The company has posted seven consecutive years of revenue and earnings-per-share growth; no small feat in the current economy. Chairman and CEO Ronald Kruszewski attributes that success to knowing the value of the corporations assets and avoiding the overwhelming leveraging that has brought down much larger financial giants this year. His presentation included several charts illustrating the high financial leveraging, or gearing, undertaken by major banks now in bankruptcy or facing shotgun marriages to other financial institutions. Recorded November 4, 2008.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
RON KRUSZEWSKI, STIFEL NICOLAUS
Stifel Nicolaus is one of a handful of investment banks that continue posting profits in the ongoing economic crisis. The company has posted seven consecutive years of revenue and earnings-per-share growth; no small feat in the current economy. Chairman and CEO Ronald Kruszewski attributes that success to knowing the value of the corporations assets and avoiding the overwhelming leveraging that has brought down much larger financial giants this year. His presentation included several charts illustrating the high financial leveraging, or gearing, undertaken by major banks now in bankruptcy or facing shotgun marriages to other financial institutions. Kruszewski, has been Chairman of Stifel Financial and Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. since 2001, and has served as President and CEO of Stifel Financial Corp. and the parent firm since 1997. This presentation was part of the Darden Leadership Speaker Series, featuring world thought leaders. The individuals in the Speaker Series discuss their management philosophies and best practices, while providing expertise and advice to students, faculty, and staff. Recorded November 4, 2008.
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".
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
THE ELECTION AND THE ECONOMY
"The Presidential Election and The Economy: A Darden Panel Discussion" was held just before Thanksgiving 2008 in Darden's Abbott Auditorium. It was 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.
Monday, December 22, 2008
GREENPOD 5 WITH JOHN STERLING, CHEVRON
Chevron Technology Ventures Business Development Manager John Sterling speaks with host Erika Herz about growth in renewable energy technologies. Chevron Technology Ventures, a division of Chevron Corporation, develops and commercializes emerging technologies, including those related to hydrogen, advanced energy storage and renewable energy.
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".
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
KEVIN PLANK, UNDER ARMOUR
Darden welcomes Kevin Plank, Chairman and Chief Executive Office of Under Armour to the Darden Leadership Speaker Series. In 1996, then 23 year old Kevin began selling high performance T-shirts out of the basement of his grandmother's apartment in Washington, D.C. Twelve years later, Under Armour has established itself as the fastest growing sports apparel company in the world, with revenues approaching $700 million. Recorded October 3, 2008.
Monday, December 08, 2008
GREENPOD 4 WITH ANNE SMITH, FRITO-LAY
Anne Smith, Brand Manager at Frito-Lay discusses innovation for sustainability with Darden GreenPod host Erika Herz.
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, December 05, 2008
ANNE MULCAHY, XEROX
Darden welcomes Xerox Corporation's Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Anne Mulcahy to the Darden Leadership Speaker Series. Anne speaks here on "Leadership Lessons Learned on the Firing Line" in a presentation given in Darden's Abbott Center Auditorium on December 2, 2008. Ms. Mulcahy, who has spent her entire career at Xerox, is listed as the 4th Most Powerful Woman by Fortune Magazine.
Monday, November 24, 2008
GREENPOD 3 WITH KATE HEINY, TARGET
In this episode of the Darden GreenPod, host Erika Herz is joined by Kate Heiny, Sustainability Manager at Target. Ms. Heiny visited Darden as part of the 2nd Annual Sustainability and Renewable Energy Forum. She discusses Target's sustainability actions, as well as what skills are necessary in her role.
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 21, 2008
CHIC THOMPSON, CREATIVE MANAGEMENT GROUP
Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcomes Chic Thompson, founding partner of Creative Management Group, Batten Fellow, and author of the books "What a Great Idea!" and "Yes, But...", a guide to overcoming the bureaucratic language that stifles continuous innovation. Chic hold a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Delaware and a Master's in Education from the University of Virginia. Recorded November 19, 2008.
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.
Monday, November 10, 2008
GREENPOD 2 WITH MARK WATKINS, MEADWESTVACO
Mark Watkins, Senior Vice President of MeadWestvaco Corporation, joins host Erika Herz to discuss the company's product innovation for sustainability, as well as partnerships with outside organizations that advance its strategic sustainability goals. Mark's responsibilities include corporate engineering, sustainability, safety and health.
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, November 07, 2008
FAMILY DAY 2008
Darden's Dean Bob Bruner adresses a full-house of students and their families on Family Day 2008 in the Abbott Center Auditorium. Dean Bruner speaks on the state of the school, its rankings, and the current financial crisis plaguing business. Recorded November 7, 2008.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
MICHAEL STEEP, MICROSOFT
Virtual worlds of unparalleled realism and warp-speed computing from mobile devices are the next evolutionary leap in Internet technology, Microsoft executive Michael J.T. Steep (MBA '80) told Darden students Feb. 1, 2008. Imagine strolling down computer-generated streets of 15th Century London, perhaps being challenged to a duel by a knight, then entering a theater and onto a stage where the user could interact with Shakespearean performers, Steep told the students. Or being able to converse with anyone anywhere in the world at any time, he added. The technology is coming. His challenge is to position Microsoft to be on the vanguard of change. Steep is chief of operations for Microsoft HQ Innovation Team IdeAgency. Steep's team is a special Microsoft initiative working at the highest levels of the company. The team is charged with creating a foundation for grass-roots technology innovation in ground-breaking new areas including software managed services on the web. His presentation, "Innovation: The Crucible of Reinventing Success" outlined new ways of thinking and new approaches to management at the world's most successful software company.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
TEMPLE FENNELL, ATO PICTURES
Temple Fennell, an award winning filmmaker, founding member of ATO Pictures and president of 12th Floor Film Fund, LLC, speaks at Darden's Producers Forum as part of the 2008 Virginia Film Festival. Mr. Fennell graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science and attended the American Film Institute as a directing fellow. Recorded October 30, 2008.
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".
Thursday, October 23, 2008
STATE OF THE ECONOMY: ALUMNI LEADERS EXAMINE THE ECONOMIC CRISIS
A panel of Darden alumni discuss the current financial market crisis with an audience of Darden students, faculty and staff in the Abbott Center Auditorium. Moderated by Dean Robert Bruner. Recorded October 16, 2008.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
MARK T. WATKINS, MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcomes Mark T. Watkins, Senior Vice President, Technology and Forestry, MeadWestvaco Corporation. Mr. Watkins areas of responsibility include corporate engineering, stewardship, sustainability, safety, health and environmental. He speaks on "Sustainability at MeadWestvaco" to an audience in Classroom 50 on October 20, 2008.
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".
Thursday, October 09, 2008
MICHAEL LENOX, THE BATTEN INSTITUTE
Professor Michael Lenox, Darden Associate Dean and Director of Darden's Batten Institute, speaks on "Trends in Corporate Sustainability" before a group of Darden Alumni visiting the School on September 27, 2008.
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".
Monday, September 29, 2008
THE FINANCIAL MARKET CRISIS: A PANEL DISCUSSION
A panel of Darden faculty offers context and explanations for the ongoing turmoil affecting the financial markets. During their discussion it seems obvious that the complex, cause-and-effect interplay of terrorist activity, Federal Reserve policy, relaxed regulation and creative mortgage financing in the last nine years created a climate of poor business leadership and loose ethics that fed a consuming desire for wealth. The dialog also focuses on the implications of the financial crisis of 2008, especially on how it may impact the career prospects of MBA students and graduates. This panel discussion is the first in what is expected to be an ongoing dialog within the Darden community about the role of ethics, leadership and personal responsibility as the financial crisis continues to unfold. Recorded September 24, 2008.
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.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
LENNY MENDONCA, MCKINSEY
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcomes its first speaker of the 2008-09 academic year, Lenny Mendonca. Mr. Mendonca is Chairman of McKinsey Global Institute and Director of McKinsey & Company, Inc. He speaks on the topic of CEOs and public leaders - how executives are bringing social issues to the boardroom. Recorded September 15, 2008.
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"
Monday, August 18, 2008
GREENPOD 1 WITH FRANK MANTERO, GE
In this first episode of "The Darden GreenPod", host Erika Herz talks with Frank Mantero, Director of Corporate Citizenship Programs for GE. Frank is responsible for coordinating GE's global citizenship efforts, including developing and managing the company's Citizenship Report and monitoring the company's engagement with the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
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.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
HUGH MACLEOD: WEB 2.0 (EXCERPT)
Blogger Hugh MacLeod of GapingVoid.com addresses the Online Marketing Update @ Darden in this excerpt from the conference. Hugh MacLeod is a cartoonist and professional blogger, known for his ideas about how "Web 2.0" affects advertising and marketing. After a decade of working as an advertising copywriter, Hugh started blogging at gapingvoid.com in 2001. He first started off just publishing his cartoons, but as time wore on he started blogging about his other main interest i.e. marketing.
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.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
DARDEN GRADUATION 2008
Darden's 52'nd Final Exercises took place Sunday, May 18th 2008. The ceremony was held in the University of Virginia's North Grounds Recreation Center due to inclement weather.
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, May 02, 2008
JAMES H. LOWRY, THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP
James H. Lowry is a nationally recognized workforce and supplier diversity expert and a Senior Advisor for The Boston Consulting Group. Previously as a Senior Vice President and the Global Diversity Director, he led the firm's workforce diversity, ethnic marketing and minority business development consulting practice. This is Lesson #4 in the Lessons in Leadership Lecture Series: "The Importance of Networking and Personal Relationships", sponsored by Darden's Black Business Student Forum. Recorded April 15, 2008.
Thursday, May 01, 2008
JOHN MULETA, M2ZNETWORKS, INC.
John Muleta is the founder and CEO of M2Z Networks, Inc. A “Triple Hoo,” and 1990 Shermet Award Winner, Mr. Muleta earned degrees in Engineering, Law and Business from the University of Virginia. This is Lesson #3 in the Lessons In Leadership Lecture Series: "The Secret of Success is the Constancy of Purpose", sponsored by Darden's Black Business Student Forum. Recorded February 20, 2008.
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, April 04, 2008
THOMAS J. BALTIMORE, RLJ DEVELOPMENT
Capacity crowds turned out to learn about Emerging Domestic Markets during the 2008 Darden Black Business Student Forum Conference on April 4. Emerging Domestic Markets (EDMs) collectively have an estimated purchasing power of $1.3 trillion annually. These markets represent an intriguing opportunity for business leaders. But there is more at stake. EDMs are the very markets that stand to benefit the most from committed business leadership. Students during the conference learned that these markets represent both economic opportunity and the chance to make a difference in the world of practical affairs, which is the essence of the Darden School mission. The conference speakers during the day were Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television and Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr., co-founder and president of RLJ Development, which is one of Johnson’s companies. The Honorable Denise L. Nappier, Treasurer of the State of Connecticut, was scheduled to speak that evening. Mr. Baltimore kicked off the morning session with a discussion of the RLJ private equity funds under his management and the company’s extensive privately-owned real estate holdings. RLJ owns 136 hotels in major markets with a portfolio value of $3 billion. Mr. Baltimore said he has not lost a single member of his executive team. He credited his own success to self-sacrifice, focus and an unwavering dedication to the task.
Friday, April 04, 2008
2008 BBSF CONFERENCE WORKSHOP #1
TAPPING THE UNTAPPED Capitalizing Growth: The Role of Private Equity in the EDM. The Private Equity industry has become synonymous with multi-billion dollar leverage buyouts. So, what exactly is Private Equity’s role in the emerging domestic market? Come and learn about the different EDM-focused Private Equity firms and their proven strategies to attract capital, source deals and create value for investors.Guest speakers are Anita Stephens Graham, Chairwoman, National Association of Investment Companies and Terry L. Jones, Founder and Managing General Partner, Syncom Venture Funds .
Friday, April 04, 2008
2008 BBSF CONFERENCE WORKSHOP #2
The Marketing Mix: Developing an Effective Strategy to Access the EDM. With a $1.4 trillion dollar purchasing power, the Emerging Domestic Markets have been a major source of growth for multibillion dollar corporations. Have an idea? Wondering how to tap into this market? This workshop will focus on successful marketing strategies employed by entrepreneurs and major corporations to market products to the Emerging Domestic Markets. Guest speaker is Marco Vega (Darden ’01), Partner, Concept Cafe.
Friday, April 04, 2008
2008 BBSF CONFERENCE WORKSHOP #3
LAND OF OPPORTUNITY Chartered! The Economics of Urban Education. The enactment of the “No Child Left Behind Act” fueled the growth of the for-profit educational sector. Charter schools have become an integral part of the urban school system. Learn about the economics of the charter school system and the Private Equity firms that are participating in the for-profit education sector and creating wealth for their investors. Guest speaker is Ed P. Meehan, Partner, Rittenhouse Capital Partners
Friday, April 04, 2008
2008 BBSF CONFERENCE WORKSHOP #4
Putting on a Clinic - Exposing Opportunities in the Healthcare Sector. Healthcare has been a dominant topic throughout the primary elections and many hospitals have been shutting down branches in the urban areas. This session is designed to expose participants to current service gaps in the healthcare space as well as analyze the potential entrepreneurial opportunities that may be created as a result of the presidential candidates’ healthcare platforms. Guest speaker is Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten, Associate Professor, Ross Graduate School of Business.
Friday, April 04, 2008
2008 BBSF CONFERENCE WORKSHOP #5
MAKING THE CASE The Real Deal! A Breakdown of a Private Equity Transaction in the EDM. Private Equity firms are very active in the EDM space, providing financial and human capital to nurture and harvest the growth potential of companies catering to the EDM. This session brings together the private equity professional and the entrepreneur to walk through the transaction and provide insights into the deal process both from the PE and Entrepreneur’s perspective. Guest speakers are Richard Venegar, President & CEO, Milestone Growth Funds and James Sanigular, Owner, African Food Market .
Friday, April 04, 2008
2008 BBSF CONFERENCE WORKSHOP #6
The Innovation Challenge: How to Develop and Launch a Product for the EDM. As the EDM market continues to develop, many firms are developing new products to cater directly to the needs of this market. Come and learn directly from a leading marketer or entrepreneur about the process they used to build a brand from identifying an unmet need, developing the product and eventually taking it to market. Guest speakers are Mr. Henry Kwaku Addy, Founder, African Food Market and Mr. Kashif-Alexander, CFO, African Food Market.
Friday, April 04, 2008
2008 BBSF CONFERENCE SUMMARY PANEL
TOGETHER The EDM Summary Panel. This summary panel will serve as a wrap up discussion on the current state of the EDM, the future trends, the firms that are operating in the space, the issues impacting the market and the opportunities for wealth creation. The panel includes: The Honorable Ambassador Amina Salum Ali, African Union Ambassador to the United States; Precious Williams Owodunni, Vice President, Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Fund; Dr. Gregory Fairchild (Darden ’92), Associate Professor, Darden School of Business; Lawrence Penn III, Managing Director, Camelot Group; Moderator: Samuel J. Boyd, Jr. (Darden ’03), President & CEO, National Association of Investment Companies.
Friday, April 04, 2008
ROBERT L. JOHNSON, BET
2008 BBSF Conference on Emerging Domestic Markets lunchtime keynote speaker Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television.
Friday, April 04, 2008
DENISE L. NAPPIER, STATE OF CONNECTICUT
2008 BBSF Conference on Emerging Domestic Markets evening keynote speaker The Honorable Denise L. Nappier, Treasurer of the State of Connecticut.
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".
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
DR. CYPRIAN EJIASA, NASA
Dr. Cyprian Ejiasa, the Chief Financial Officer of NASA, speaks during an event sponsored by the Darden Christian Fellowship. Mr. Ejiasa talks about faith and attitude in the workplace. Recorded February 22, 2008.
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.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
JAMES MCCABE, CHIC-FIL-A
CFO James “Buck” McCabe keeps the books for Chick-fil-A, but it is the corporation’s adherence to a simple code of ethics that he most enjoys about his job. This event, recorded February 12, 2008, was sponsored by the Darden Christian Fellowship.
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.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
BARBARA HULIT, DANAHER CORPORATION
Barbara Hulit, Danaher Corporation, President of Fluke Corporation speaks at Darden during NAWMBA Women's Leadership Week. Prior to joining Fluke Ms. Hulit was VP and Director at the BCG, where she worked in strategy and business development, rising from consultatant to partner in six years. Recorded February 6, 2008.
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, February 01, 2008
MICHAEL J.T. STEEP
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series welcomes Darden Class of 1980 alumnus Michael J.T. Steep, Chief of Operations for Microsoft HQ Innovation Team IdeAgency. The Innovation Team is a special initiative at the highest levels of the company to create a foundation for grass-roots technology innovation in ground-breaking new areas including Software Managed Services on the Web. Recorded February 1, 2008.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
DANIEL ANAGHO, AFRICA INVESTMENT CORPORATION
Darden African Business Organization presents Daniel Anagho, President of African Investment Corporation, as part of the 2008 Spotlight on Africa Lecture Series. Mr. Anagho speaks on the "Role of Private Equity and Investments". Recorded January 29, 2008.
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, January 11, 2008
ROB ARCHER, ARCHER ENTERPRISES
Darden welcomes alumnus Rob Archer (D'94) for Lesson Two in the "Lessons in Leadership Lecture Series" presented by Darden's Black Business Student Forum (BBSF). Rob served as a regional marketing and sales representative for IBM in Philadelphia before pursuing his entrepreneurial venture as President and CEO of Archer Enterprises, which operates the famous Arch’s Frozen Yogurt shop on the "Corner" in Charlottesville, Virginia. Recorded November 29, 2007.
Friday, January 11, 2008
MICHAEL CANNON, VISA INTERNATIONAL
The 3rd Asian Business Conference at Darden welcomes alumnus Michael Canon (D'76), General Manager of Commercial Solutions for Visa International Asia Pacific. Michael gives a keynote address concerning "The Strategies for Success in Asia as a Global Company", the topic of this year's conference. Recorded November 19, 2007.
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, November 02, 2007
JEREMY ZIMMER, UNITED TALENT AGENCY
The Darden Producers Forum welcomes Jeremy Zimmer, Founding Partner & Board Member of United Talent Agency, one of the industry's major talent and literary agencies. This event was co-sponsored by Darden's Media, Entertainment and Sports Club and The Virginia Film Festival.
Friday, November 02, 2007
CHRIS PARK, DELOITTE
Chris Park, Partner and Head of Sustainability Practice at Deloitte, speaks at the first "Darden Renewable Energy and Sustainability Forum". The event was sponsored by Darden's Energy Club and Net Impact at Darden. Recorded October 23, 2007.
Friday, November 02, 2007
MIKE ECKHART, ACORE
Mike Eckhart, President of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), speaks at the first "Darden Renewable Energy and Sustainability Forum". The event was sponsored by Darden's Energy Club and Net Impact at Darden. Recorded October 23, 2007.
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.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
OBEDIENCE & ETHICS: MILGRAM'S LASTING LESSONS
Alan C. Elms, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of California, Davis, visits Professor Andy Wicks class at Darden to discuss the lasting lessons of Stanley Milgram's "Obedience to Authority" experiments in the 1960s at Yale University, where Elms was Milgram's graduate research assistant. Recorded 10/10/2007.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
BEN GUILL: PRIVATE EQUITY AND THE ENERGY INDUSTRY
The Darden Private Equity Club and the Darden Energy Club welcome guest speaker Ben A. Guill, former President of First Reserve Corporation - the most experienced and largest private equity firm focusing exclusively on the energy industry.
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.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
JEFF ZUCKER, NBC UNIVERSAL
Jeff Zucker, President and Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal speaks on "NBC Universal and Apple: A Case Study in Business Leadership" as part of Darden's Leadership Speaker Series. Recorded October 2, 2007.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
JOHN ALLISON, BB&T CORPORATION
Darden's Leadership Speaker Series welcomes John Allison, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BB&T Corporation, consistently recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's "Most Admired Companies". Mr. Allison speaks on "Leadership and Values". Recorded October 1, 2007.
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 28, 2007
DEAN BOB BRUNER, PARENTS' DAY 2007
Darden's Dean Bob Bruner addresses students and their parents, and answers questions in a town-hall style forum, during Darden's annual Parent's Day celebration on September 28, 2007.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
BRYAN SIMMS, BALL STREET VENTURES
Lesson One in the "Lessons in Leadership Lecture Series" presented by Darden's Black Business Student Forum (BBSF). Darden Alumnus Bryan Simms, CEO of Ball Street Ventures, LLC speaks on "The Truth about Failure" to an audience in Classroom 160 on September 25, 2007.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
JEFFERSON SCULPTURE DEDICATION
The dedication ceremony for the new Thomas Jefferson statue and the Jones Fountain in Flagler Court, held on September 22, 2007. The sculpture is a gift from Darden's Class of 1974.
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.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
DOUG LATTNER, DELOITTE CONSULTING
Douglas J. Lattner, Chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP joins us for Darden's Leadership Speaker Series to discuss "Transforming for Sustainability: An Emerging Corporate Challenge".
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.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
KEN THOMPSON, WACHOVIA
Ken Thompson, Chairman, President and CEO of Wachovia Corporation visits as part of Darden's Leadership Speaker Series. Ken speaks on "Leading Ahead of Change".
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, September 07, 2007
Former Virginia Governor Mark Warner visits the Darden School on Friday, September 7, 2007 to speak during Darden's Career Discovery Forums. Warner made his fortune in the early 1980s as a broker of cellular telephone franchise licenses, and was an early investor in Nextel, later acquired by Sprint.
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.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Julian Bond interviews veteran civil rights lawyer, activist and educator Julius L. Chambers. Recorded 11/9/2000.
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.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Julian Bond interviews Dr. Robert Franklin, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Social Economics at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and former president of the Interdenominational Theological Center. Dr. Franklin is also an author and a frequent commentator for "All Things Considered" on National Public Radio. Recorded 3/27/2002.
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 25, 2007
Julian Bond interviews Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, an academic who served as the first African American female president of Spelman College. Interview recorded 11/14/2001.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Listen to our podcast of Dean Bruner's Welcome and the Graduation Address by Ryan Davis '07, or watch the whole ceremony in streaming video. See this page for details about purchasing a copy of the ceremony on DVD.
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.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Julian Bond interviews Dr. Benjamin Lawson Hooks, civil rights leader, Baptist minister, practicing attorney and executive director of the NAACP from 1977 to 1992. Recorded 1/23/2002.
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.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
WILLIAM H. GRAY III
Julian Bond interviews former Congressman & president/CEO of the United Negro College Fund William H. Gray III. Recorded 6/15/2001.
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.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Julian Bond interviews Vernon Jordan, lawyer, business executive, civil rights leader and adviser to President Bill Clinton. Recorded 10/10/2002.
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.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
MICHAEL RAYNOR, THE STRATEGY PARADOX
Can committing to success actually lead to failure? Best selling author Michael Raynor addresses the Darden community, explaining how the prerequisites of success are almost always the ingredients for failures too. Read more.
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.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Julian Bond interviews Nikki Giovanni, poet, essayist, lecturer and current professor in the English department of Virginia Tech. Recorded 4/14/2004.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
EMERGING MARKETS CONFERENCE 2007
The sixth annual conference on Emerging Markets took place in New York March 20-21, 2007. For details about the listed presentations, please see the full listing.
Bob Bruner's Welcome ( 4 m)
Paul Bennett's Welcome ( 2 m)
George Sofianos' Address ( 33 m)
Robert Shiller's Keynote Address (1 hr 1 m)
Paper #1 ( 33 m)
Paper #2 ( 32 m)
Paper #3 ( 37 m)
Paper #4 ( 35 m)
Paper #5 ( 31 m)
Paper #6 ( 33 m)
Paper #7 ( 30 m)
Paper #8 ( 37 m)
Paper #9 ( 34 m)
Paper #10 ( 45 m)
Paper #11 ( 28 m)
Paper #12 ( 36 m)
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.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Julian Bond interviews Earl Graves, Chariman and CEO of Earl G. Graves Ltd. and publisher of Black Enterprise magazine, which he founded in 1970. recorded 10/10/2001.
Friday, March 02, 2007
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 18
In this episode, Ken White interviews MBAExec student Dave Strite about his experiences in the program.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Julian Bond interviews Retired Airforce Major General Lucius Theus, member of the famous WWII Tuskegee Airmen. Recorded 10/30/2002.
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.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
PETER KIERNAN (MBA '79), CHRISTOPHER REEVE FOUNDATION
Peter Kiernan (MBA '79), chairman of the Christopher Reeve Foundation, was the keynote speaker for Darden's first Symposium on Poverty Jan. 31.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
FRANCES O'SULLIVAN, LENOVO
Frances K. O'Sullivan, Senior Vice President and COO, Product Group, Lenovo, was the keynote speaker of the 2007 Asian Business Conference at the Darden School. She discussed the strategy of the Lenovo-IBM partnership while underscoring the challenges of growing market share and building brand awareness on an international scale.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
JANET HANSEN, 85 BROADS
Janet Hansen, Founder of Milestone Capital Management and 85 Broads speaks as part of the Women's Leadership Week.
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.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Julian Bond interviews Oliver Hill, the Richmond lawyer who served as the Chairman of the Virginia NAACP legal staff. He and Spottswood Robinson filed the lawsuit Davis v. The County School Board of Prince Edward County that became one of the five cases that made up Brown v. Board of Education. Recorded 10/11/2000.
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.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Explorations in Black Leadership kicks off Black History Month with a special interview of our host Julian Bond, conducted in 2002 by Phyllis Leffler. From his student days to his current Chairmanship of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Julian Bond has been an active participant in the movements for civil rights, economic justice. As an activist who has faced jail for his convictions, as a veteran of more than 20 years service in the Georgia General Assembly, as a university professor, and as a writer, he has been on the cutting edge of social change since 1960.
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.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Julian Bond interviews Mary Futrell, Ed.D., an internationally known educator and former president of the National Education Association, who became Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Washington University. Recorded 11/30/2000.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Julian Bond interviews former Mayor Henry Marsh, the first African-American Mayor of Richmond, Virginia. As Mayor, he led a coalition of five black city council members that made many historic changes in the city, including institution of a human rights ordinance, revitalization of the downtown area and the appointment of many blacks to government boards and commissions. Mr. Marsh is currently a Virginia State Senator. Recorded 12/6/2000.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Julian Bond interviews writer Amiri Baraka, also known as LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amiri Baraka, one of the main leaders and inspirations of the Black Arts Movement. Recorded 9/25/2002.
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.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Julian Bond interviews Rev. Floyd Flake, pastor of Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church in Queens, NY and former U.S. Congressman (1987-1997). Recorded 2/6/2002.
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.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Julian Bond interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, former Assistant Attorney General (under President Johnson) and distinguished professor Roger Wilkins. Recorded 3/7/2001.
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.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Julian Bond interviews Elaine Jones, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), the nation's oldest law firm fighting for equal rights and justice for people of color, women, and the poor. Recorded 11/1/2000.
Sunday, November 05, 2006
THE VIRGINIA CONSORT: MOZART'S REQUIEM
A special musical event to celebrate Darden's 50th Anniversary and to benefit the Virginia Consort Development Fund. Judith Gary, Conductor; Amanda Balestrieri, Barbara Hollinshead, Daniel Holmes and David Newman, soloists.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
SYMPOSIUM ON RACE & SOCIETY - LIZ REYES
Plenary Session Address by Liz Reyes, Anchor, ABC 26 News, New Orleans.
Friday, November 03, 2006
SYMPOSIUM ON RACE & SOCIETY - PETER BEER
The Honorable Judge Peter Beer, United States District Court Judge, Former President of the New Orleans City Council gives the Luncheon Plenary Address entitled: "KATRINA/NEW ORLEANS/DISASTER- PERFECT STORM/PERFECT TIME/PERFECT PLACE: (A Millennium Example of Forfeited Leadership) Can We Learn From our Greatest Failure?"
Thursday, November 02, 2006
SYMPOSIUM ON RACE & SOCIETY - OPENING PLENARY SESSION
The theme of the inaugural University of Virginia Symposium on Race and Society is "In Katrina's Wake: Racial Implications of the New Orleans Disaster. This gathering provides an opportunity for scholars and concerned individuals from across the nation to examine the impact of the nation's most destructive natural disaster - and the social disaster that followed. This opening address, at the Darden School's Abbott Center Auditorium, is entitled "For Those Who Still Weep" and is given by Julian Bond, University of Virginia Professor of History, Civil Rights Activist, and NAACP Board Chair.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
JEFFREY IMMELT, GE
General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt discusses "Leadership, Innovation and Growth" during his presentation in the Darden School's Abbott Center Auditorium. He is the 9th chairman in GE's 128-year history, having been appointed to the post in September 2001. Previously, Immelt served as president and chairman-elect of GE.
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.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
MARK JOHNSON, PRODUCER, GRAN VIA PRODUCTIONS
The Darden Producers Forum welcomes Mark Johnson, winner of the Best Picture Academy Award for Barry Levinson's poignant 1988 drama Rain Man. Johnson most recently produced the highly anticipated The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and How To Eat Fried Worms based on Thomas Rockwell's beloved book.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
THE HONORABLE FRANCIS J. HARVEY, SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
The Darden 50th Anniversary Speaker Series presents the Honorable Francis J. Harvey, Secretary of the Army. As Secretary, Dr. Harvey is responsible for the Department of the Army’s annual budget and supplemental of $160 billion. He leads a work force of over one million active duty, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve Soldiers, 230,000 Department of the Army civilian employees and 280,000 contracted service personnel.
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.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
MOVING TOWARDS PLURALITY: EMERGING DOMESTIC MARKETS IN AMERICA
What business opportunities will present themselves as the United States moves towards become a more pluralistic society? Gregory Fairchild is an assistant professor of Business Administration at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. He explored some of the possibilities for business development in an October 18th lecture held at Virginia Union University in Richmond as part of UVA's Public Lecture Series, "Engaging the Mind".
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.
Friday, September 22, 2006
PARENTS' DAY 2006
Dean Bob Bruner discusses Darden’s mission and goals for guests during Parents' Day.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
BUSINESSCAST, EPISODE 1
In this episode, Ken White interviews Barbara Millar, director of the new Darden MBA for Executives program.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
ROBERTO SERVITJE, GRUPO BIMBO
In this podcast, Darden professor Gregory Fairchild interviews Roberto Servitje, founder and president of Grupo Bimbo, a 5 billion dollar international baking company, based in Mexico. Recorded at Darden in February 2005.
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Dean Bob Bruner leads the ceremony for the Class of 2006's Final Exercises.
Saturday, April 22, 2006
DEAN BOB BRUNER'S STATE OF THE SCHOOL ADDRESS
Dean Robert F. Bruner presented his State of the School address to alumni, faculty, staff, and friends during Darden’s Reunion Weekend in April 2006. In the speech the Dean reviewed his first nine months as Darden’s leader and shared his immediate and long range goals for the School.
Friday, April 21, 2006
HENRI TERMEER D'73, GENZYME CORPORATION
Henri Termeer, Chairman, President and CEO of the Genzyem Corporation and Darden Alumni gives the keynote address for the Darden Health Care Club's 2006 Annual Health Care Conference.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
JIM TODD D'64, PETERSON COMPANIES
That Darden Real Estate Club welcomes guest speaker and Darden alumni, Jim Todd. Mr. Todd is a member of the Darden class of 1964, a member of the Darden Board of Trustees, and the President of The Peterson Companies. Mr. Todd draws on his extremely successful career in real estate development to share his insights regarding the industry and to give an overview of what development entails.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
THE NEW WORLD ECONOMY: DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY
The world economy seems to be changing faster than ever. Some of the changes, such as rapid growth in China and India and growing economic freedom are surely good changes, but what about other changes? Professor Peter Rodriguez offers his insights on some of the new challenges of growth and development in the world economy.
Monday, April 17, 2006
50TH ANNIVERSARY SPEAKER: BOB JOHNSON
Bob Johnson, recently retired (Jan 1, 2006) CEO of Honeywell Aerospace speaks to a Darden audience about his philosophy of leadership: "Guiding and Steering the energy forces for change and success".
You may also view the powerpoint used for this presentation in pdf format.
Friday, April 14, 2006
FIRST ANNUAL DARDEN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
On April 14th, 2006, Darden’s Business Technology Club hosted the first-ever Darden Technology Conference. The theme for the event was Business Technology: A Cross-Industry Perspective and speakers from the consulting, software, and telecommunications industries shared their views on technology trends, business opportunities, and entrepreneurship. The keynote speaker was Keith Perry, Finance Director at Virtutech.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
INSIGHTS: PETER RODRIGUEZ
At the Insight's talk in Washington D.C. in March of 2006, Peter Rodriguez discussed the challenges and opportunities of growth in the economy of the 21st century. The many changes confonting large developed economies, such as outsourcing, immigration, and population change speak to the forces that will endure throughout the 21st century. This podcast speaks to how these challenges will affect large developed nations and the large emerging 'BRIC' economies - Brazil, Russia, India and China.
Peter L. Rodriguez is an Associate Professor of Business Administration at The Darden School.
You may also view the powerpoint used for this presentation in pdf format.
Monday, February 20, 2006
LASA 2006 KEYNOTE: ALFONSO PRAT-GAY
Audio Only recording of the Keynote speaker for the 9th Annual LASA (Latin American Student Association) Conference at Darden: "Economic Growth and Investment Opportunities in Latin America". Alfonso Prat-Gay, Chairman of Tilton Capital, Buenos Aires, President of PlaNet Finance Argentina & Co-founder of ALP Economia (consulting) gives a speech entitled Latin America's Policy Shift: "Neo Populism" or "Neo Orthodoxy"? .
Thursday, February 16, 2006
RONALD J. ALSOP, WALL STREET JOURNAL
Ronald J. Alsop addresses a Darden/UVA audience as part of the Darden 50th Anniversy Speaker Series on the topic of Corporate Reputation and Ethics. Mr. Alsop, a news editor and senior writer at The Wall Street Journal, is the author of the book The 18 Immutable Laws of Corporate Reputation: Creating, Protecting, and Repairing Your Most Valuable Asset. He also is the editor of the Journal’s annual ranking of leading M.B.A. programs and author of the new book The Wall Street Journal's Guide to the Top Business Schools 2006. In addition, he writes the monthly M.B.A. Track column and articles about business education, corporate reputation and marketing for the Journal.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
ROBERT F. BRUNER APPOINTED DARDEN SCHOOL DEAN
UVA President John Casteen announces the five year appointment of Robert F. Bruner as Dean of the Darden School of Business. Dean Bruner remarks on his appointment following the announcement.
Thursday, November 03, 2005
HAROLD MCGRAW III, MCGRAW-HILL
Darden 50th Anniversary Speaker Series and The General Management & Operations Club present Harold McGraw III, Chairman, President and CEO of the McGraw-Hill Companies, speaking to a Darden audience in room 50. Addresses topics in education, globalization and corporate governance, International Business, Operations, Asia, the European Union and innovation.
Thursday, October 27, 2005
JULIE LYNN & KELLY THOMAS, MOCKINGBIRD PICTURES
Julie Lynn, founder of Mockingbird Picures, and Kelly Thomas, Darden alum and Vice President of Development and Production at Mockingbird Pictures, speak to an open audience in room 50 as part of the annual Producer's Forum and Virginia Film Festival. They discuss the process involved in getting their new movie "Nine Lives" through development, preproduction, production, postproduction, distribution, all on a very small budget.
Friday, September 23, 2005
DARDEN'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONVOCATION
Hundreds of alumni, students, faculty and friends of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business gathered on grounds Sept. 23 for the opening of Anniversary Weekend. The day marked the opening celebration of Darden’s golden anniversary, which will continue to be observed with special events in at least 50 cities around the world during the next two years.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN
Christine Todd Whitman speaks to a public audience in the Darden auditorium as part of the 50th anniversary Speaker Series. The title of her speech was "A Time for Radical Moderates: Bringing American Politics Back to the Center." Christine Whitman was sworn in as EPA Administrator on January 31, 2001. Prior to that, Whitman served as the 50th Governor of New Jersey.
Thursday, March 10, 2005
KRISTEN FORBES, WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISERS
Kristen Forbes, Member, White House Council of Economic Advisers and Associate Professor, Sloan School of Management, MIT delivers a key note address entitled “Capital Controls in Emerging Markets: No Free Lunch” during Batten's conference on Emerging Markets Finance.
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
GLENN RENWICK, PROGRESSIVE AUTO INSURANCE
Glenn Renwick, CEO of Progressive Insurance speaks to a Darden audience. Under Renwick's guidance, Progressive has grown from $6 Billion to $13 Billion in net premiums to become the country's third largest auto insurance group. Addresses topics in Management and Marketing. Introduction: Robert Harris, Dean, The Darden School
Monday, November 15, 2004
TED AMYUNI, CARRIER CORPORATION
Ted Amyuni, Senior Vice President of Carrier Corporation gives a talk on the topic of 'Transformational Leadership'.
Thursday, November 11, 2004
JIM ROGERS, EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO
Jim Rogers, Executive VP of Eastman Chemical Co, speaks to a Darden Audience about the Cost of Capital. Addresses topics in Finance.
Monday, November 01, 2004
DAVID RIDLEY, SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
David Ridley, Senior Vice President of People and Leadership Development, Southwest Airlines, speaks to a Darden audience about his experiences. The presentation addresses topics in Leadership, Management and Organizational Behavior.
Thursday, August 26, 2004
HAROLD TINKLER, DELOITTE & TOUCHE
Harold Tinkler of Deloitte gives a speech to First Years entitled "Ethics in Business: The Heart of the Matter" (formerly "The Role of Ethics in Global Business Management"). A 35-year veteran of Deloitte & Touche, Harold Tinkler is the professional services firm’s first chief ethics and compliance officer. He has provided solutions to complex audit and compliance issues for many of the firm’s significant public auditing clients for more than three decades.
Thursday, April 22, 2004
THOMAS SCHOEWE, WAL-MART
Thomas M. Schoewe, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wal-mart speaks to a Darden audience about his experiences at Wal-mart and about the company itself.
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
SHARON ALLEN, DELOITTE & TOUCHE
Sharon Allen, chairman of the Deloitte US Board of Directors, speaks to a Darden audience about her personal experiences, her company, and the consulting/audit business.
Thursday, March 18, 2004
WILLIAM WELDON, JOHNSON & JOHNSON
Bill Weldon, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, speaks to Darden about the J&J corporate credo and why sticking to it has brought success. After Weldon's speech, Dean Bob Harris sits with Weldon for a brief Q&A before the audience Q&A begins.
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
MITCHELL ZUCKOFF: WHAT TO DO (AND NOT TO DO) WHEN A REPORTER CALLS
Mitchell Zuzkoff, former Boston Globe Business Reporter, author and Batten fellow, shares tips with up coming business professionals on how to best represent their company when the media calls.
Monday, November 10, 2003
JONATHAN MARINER, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Jonathan Mariner, CFO and Senior VP of Major League Baseball speaks to a Darden audience about his experiences. Mariner also received a BS degree in Accounting from UVA. Mr. Mariner graduated from UVA with a B.S. in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and received his MBA degree from the Harvard Business School. Sponsored by Media, Entertainment and Sports Club.
Thursday, October 02, 2003
JOHN O. WYNNE, LANDMARK COMMUNICATIONS
John O Wynne, retired President and CEO of Landmark Communications, Inc, speaks to a Darden audience about his experiences.
Wednesday, April 17, 2002
BETH PRITCHARD, BATH & BODY WORKS
Beth Pritchard, President and CEO of Bath & Body Works, speaks to a Darden audiences about her experiences.
Thursday, April 05, 2001
ALLISON ABRAHAM, LIFEMINDERS, INC.
Allison Abraham (MBA '88) President Lifeminders, Inc. talks to a Darden audience about her experiences since leaving Darden.
Tuesday, March 27, 2001
DOUG LEBDA, LENDING TREE INC
Douglas R. Lebda, CEO Lending Tree Inc., speaks about his experiences founding and managing the company.