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Cover Stories
Brian Cook

Building human resources

Brian Cook is helping USG Corp. come out of the recession with a strong foundation.

It's about work-life balance


A substantive and practical education

Financial planning students

Virginia Tech financial planning program holds national reputation

The program has been commended for its teaching and advising strengths, placement success, and active student group.


Research
Magnifying glass over stocks

The observer effect: Business is better when analysts watch

Finance assistant professor Ambrus Kecskes found that loss of analyst coverage hurts firms' investment and financing.

Olga Bruyaka

Adopting orphan drugs spurs social returns

Management assistant professor Olga Bruyaka studied the integration of orphan drug development into corporate social responsibility programs.


Alumni
Anisya Fritz

For the love of wine

Anisya Thomas Fritz and her husband own and operate an award-winning winery and vineyard in Sonoma County, California.

Combined talents

Water can

From the table to the farm: D.C. startup aims to reroute the food cycle

Tinia Pina founded an organic recycling business to advance sustainability in the food system.



Notables
Robert Sumichrast

Robert T. Sumichrast to lead Pamplin

Pamplin's former associate dean of graduate and international programs will return to lead the college as its next dean.

Richard Sorensen at Virginia General Assembly meeting

Dean Sorensen formally commended by Virginia General Assembly

Richard E. Sorensen was honored for his contributions to business education at Virginia Tech and worldwide.

Students working outside

U.S. News hails Virginia Tech's master of IT program

The online program, offered jointly by Pamplin and the College of Engineering, is ranked third in the nation.

Pamplin speakers

Look who's talking

Recent speakers at Pamplin included Judy Smith, senior vice president of employee services for the David J. Joseph Company, and John A. Allison, retired chairman and CEO of BB&T Corp.

Management discussion panel

Students received career tips and learned first-hand about careers in management from the management department's advisory board.