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COURTESY SCOTT CAWOOD
McDonough School of Business professor Scott Cawood plans to take office as CEO of WorldatWork in June.

MSB Professor Named WorldatWork CEO

Visiting professor Scott Cawood has been named president and CEO of WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association that serves over 20,000 customers. Cawood is set to take office May 15, replacing CEO of 17 years Anne Ruddy, CCP, CPCU. Cawood will continue to teach a class on culture and change in[Read More…]

by April 27, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY CHRIS COTTRELL

Business Students Win 1st Place in Global Competition

Georgetown’s Venture Capital Investment Competition team won first place at the VCIC Global Finals, a competition to convince judges to invest in a potential startup company, beating 12 teams from three continents in the championship hosted April 7 and 8 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The[Read More…]

by April 25, 2017 0 comments Business
COURTESY NEWSROOM

Georgetown Students Launch NewsRoom App

Anthony Marshi (COL ’18) officially launched the smartphone news aggregate application NewsRoom after months of work and preparation April 7. The app currently functions at Georgetown University, Harvard University and Babson College, and it is now open to the public after undergoing beta tests in the fall of 2016. Marshi[Read More…]

by April 19, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
TAIT RYSSDAL/THE HOYA
Co-inventor of the internet, Vinton Cerf talked about the importance of always being curious and maintaining a motivation to constantly innovate as of the main driver’s behind his current life’s work.

Internet Co-Inventor Discusses Life and Career

The National Science and Technology Medals Foundation hosted co-inventor of the internet Vinton Cerf for a discussion on his career, inspirations and the creation of the internet in the Bioethics Research Library on March 27. Cerf, along with colleague Bob Kahn, invented the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol that provided the[Read More…]

by April 6, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY MCDONOUGH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
The new “Launching the Venture” course taught by professor Eric Koester allowed students to write and publish books on entrepreneurship.

Business Students’ Books to Be Published

A total of 15 students in the newly offered “Launching the Venture” course in the McDonough School of Business will publish individual books on business and entrepreneurship. Taught by the co-founder of the home services moderating company Zaarly professor Eric Koester, the course tasked students with writing books on seeking[Read More…]

by April 6, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Credit Ranking’s Future

Credit Ranking’s Future

Standard and Poor’s Financial Services downgraded South Africa’s credit ranking to junk status, BB+, after a cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma to replace Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. The downgrade will undermine economic growth, fiscal policies and investment. This is a textbook example of how weak or unstable institutions, in[Read More…]

by April 6, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Georgetown Offers Cybersecurity Scholarship

Georgetown started a cybersecurity scholarship program March 15 in which both graduate and undergraduate students will be able to receive tuition and stipend benefits in exchange for working in the public sector after graduation. The department of computer science helped secure a $5 million National Science Foundation grant to fund the[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
The Rising Dangers Of Botnets

The Rising Dangers Of Botnets

It is today estimated that the internet connects over 28 billion devices: computers, phones, thermostats, lockboxes, pet-food dispensers, power grids and much more. While a growing network of 28 billion devices presents an enormous opportunity for individuals and companies to connect, communicate, and transact, it also presents an enormous risk.[Read More…]

by March 30, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY INNOVATION FOUNDRIES
Gruppo Illy S.p.A. President Ricardo Illy, left, and McDonough School of Business professor Michael R. Czinkota examined the fate of Italian manufacturing in a increasingly globalized world.

Gruppo Illy President Promotes Italian Goods

Italian businesses and manufacturers have a bright future ahead of them, according to Gruppo Illy S.p.A. President Riccardo Illy, who shared his experiences and perspectives with a group of about 30 students at the Baker Scholars Conference Room on March 24. The Georgetown University Italian Research Institute hosted the discussion[Read More…]

by March 30, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY SOPHIA RONGA
The custom apparel company Fresh Prints has a growing presence on Georgetown’s campus, employing students to help design clothing.

Former Energy Secretary Discusses Resource Security

Former Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham said that during the last 12 years, energy has become an increasingly important component of American and international society and politics in a lecture held March 23 at Lauinger Library. Abraham’s tenure as Secretary of Energy lasted from 2001 to 2005 under President George[Read More…]

by March 30, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top