Spring 2016


The Carlson School’s faculty are truly an incredible asset to our students and their research continues to transform the way people and businesses tackle the world’s challenges. This past year, faculty traveled across the country providing insights from their research, updates on Carlson School programs, and sharing stories about our incredible students.

alumni_VohsProfessor and Land O’Lakes Chair in Marketing Kathleen Vohs shared her exciting findings on how everyday choices deplete our energy and affect our ability to make important decisions in New York City and Denver with her talk titled “Self-Control is a Depletable Inner Resource.”

alumni_buddProfessor John Budd, Industrial Relations Land Grant Chair, Chair of the Department of Work and Organizations, and director of the Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies, connected with MA-HRIR alumni in Chicago, Seattle, and Silicon Valley in 2015, sharing program updates and engaging alumni across the country.

alumnistavigJohn Stavig, director of the Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship, shared the incredible transformational learning of the Holmes Center in Arizona with a presentation on “Developing Entrepreneurial Leaders—Experiential Learning and Community Engagement.”

alumni_parenteProfessor Stephen Parente, director of the Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) and the Minnesota Insurance Industry Chair of Health Finance, launched the Industry MBA in Washington, D.C. to more than 200 Capital Hill staffers and alumni last March. In January, he discussed the hidden costs of medical advancement around the globe at McKesson’s Vision Center in San Francisco to alumni and students studying valuation of healthcare innovations.

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