Business

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

April 27, 2017 at 12:00 am 0 comments

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 inRead More

COURTESY CHRIS COTTRELL

Business Students Win 1st Place in Global Competition

April 25, 2017 at 12:06 am 0 comments

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. TheRead More

COURTESY NEWSROOM

Georgetown Students Launch NewsRoom App

April 19, 2017 at 3:17 am 0 comments

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. MarshiRead More

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

April 6, 2017 at 11:30 pm 0 comments

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 theRead More

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

April 6, 2017 at 11:17 pm 0 comments

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 seekingRead More

Credit Ranking’s Future

Credit Ranking’s Future

April 6, 2017 at 11:00 pm 0 comments

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, inRead More

Georgetown Offers Cybersecurity Scholarship

April 4, 2017 at 7:55 pm 0 comments

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 theRead More

The Rising Dangers Of Botnets

The Rising Dangers Of Botnets

March 30, 2017 at 11:35 pm 0 comments

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

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

March 30, 2017 at 11:30 pm 0 comments

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 discussionRead More

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

March 30, 2017 at 11:25 pm 0 comments

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 GeorgeRead More