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Corporate responsibility

Burt's Bees' Julie Talbot

Working for the greater good at Burt's Bees

What marketing alum Julie Talbot is doing to walk the talk on corporate social responsibility.

100% natural?

Career advice

Ut prosim

student teaching lecture

Break in Belize

Stepping out of their own classrooms at Virginia Tech and into a school in Belize, 10 Pamplin students took on the role of educators over winter break.


Major News
Richard E. Sorensen

Dean Sorensen to retire
next year

Pamplin Dean Richard E. Sorensen will retire in July 2013 after serving the college for 31 years.

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31 years of leadership

View the slideshow retrospective of Sorensen's leadership at Pamplin. From facilities and philanthropy to academic growth and development, the college has changed through the decades.


Research
Elegant box with valuable gift inside

When more is less: parsing the presenter's paradox

Presenting information effectively is an important task most of us face. Kim Weaver's research found that we often dilute the very message we seek to convey, simply by our efforts to strengthen it.

Greater transparency leads to better fund performance

Greg Kadlec's research found that greater transparency about a fund’s operating expenditures lowers the fund’s conflicts of interest and improves return performance.

Fighting perceived value

Could one of the world’s largest airlines be spending thousands of dollars each year on phone cards and inadvertently be hurting rather than helping their image?

When you don't snooze, your ethics lose

Can lack of sleep make you behave unethically? Christopher Barnes' research indicates so.

Sleep deprived decisions

Lost sleep and cyberloafing


Alumni

Tightly wound: Amercable CEO held his company together

Shortly after becoming CEO of Amercable, Bob Hogan faced a major crisis that eventually led to the rebuilding of his company into one of the world's leading cable manufacturers.

Challenges ahead

Mile high returns

Chad Meade was lauded by Smart Money as a "young gun" mutual-fund stock picker who could be among "the next generation's greatest investors."

Investment lessons

SEED



Notables

Executive MBA forms new alliances

Pamplin has formed alliances with Computer Sciences Corporation and Lee Technologies to provide a tuition discount for the firms’ employees enrolling in the college’s executive MBA program.

Master's in IT program ranked among nation's best

U.S. News & World Report ranked Virginia Tech's online master of information technology program among the nation's best in its debut 2012 Top Online Education Rankings.

Look who's talking

Recent speakers at Pamplin included Raheel Kahn, a manager in the transaction advisory group of global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal; James Kelly, a partner in Hickory Ridge Group; and John Berry, a veteran financial journalist.

VT KnowledgeWorks announces merger, expansion, in-reach effort

VT KnowledgeWorks and the Business Technology Center have joined forces to create a single, comprehensive entrepreneurship assistance program.