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Economist, ACA critic speaking April 2

Casey Mulligan, who the Wall Street Journal has called “the economist who exposed Obamacare,” will speak at Cornell College on Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m.

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Professor examines the causes of financial crises

Todd Knoop, an economics and business professor at Cornell College, has written his fourth textbook, “Business Cycle Economics: Understanding Recessions and Depressions from Boom to Bust.”

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Panel on business leadership Sept. 16

The Berry Center for Economics, Business and Public Policy will host a panel on business leadership featuring four local business leaders on at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16. in Hedges Conference Room in the Thomas Commons. The event is free and open to the public.

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Two student groups win funding from UI startup accelerator

Two groups of Cornell College students were accepted into the the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Student Accelerator program for the summer.

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Monreal earns Fulbright to South Korea

Tiffany Monreal ’14 will teach English in South Korea as part of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program. She is the ninth Cornellian in nine years to earn a Fulbright.

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Zhang lands risk management position with multinational company

Ji “Max” Zhang, an economics and business major, secured a position at AEGON, doing risk management.

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Bloomberg Aptitude Test

Bloomberg hosted the Bloomberg Aptitude Test at Cornell College free of charge on April 3. The Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) connects students with 25K+ financial recruiters worldwide.

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Course travels to China to study economic growth

Todd Knoop’s macroeconomics seminar studied China’s rapid growth during a block-long tour of the country in December. Tiffany Monreal ’14 captured her impressions of the experience through a photo essay.

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FDIC Financial Management Scholars information session

Interested in banking, insurance, or finance? Former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation interns, Josh Randall and Katie Mueller, will share their internship experience in the Thomas Commons, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Nov. 14.

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Students become CEOs for a block

During Block 2, students in Financial Accounting became CEOs, running their own companies in an online business simulation competition sponsored by the Berry Center for Economics, Business, and Public Policy.

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Livestream with Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg

During this Livestream, Sheryl Sandberg will discuss her hopes for the next generation of women leaders and answer students’ questions. Sandberg’s book, Lean In, examines why women’s progress has stalled in the job market and what holds women back, while offering solutions to help women achieve their full potential. This conversation on gender will start the discussion to work toward closing the leadership gap and educating our future generation of leaders. Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Beijing room in Thomas Commons.

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Economics course shifts Baca’s medical career plans

Inspired by a course in macroeconomics, Michael Baca shifted his long-time plan of becoming a physician for a path in healthcare administration.

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Ryan lands finance position with global engineering firm

Two internships with major scientific and engineering firms helped Stephanie Ryan ’13 land a position on the finance team of CH2M Hill in the Denver area.

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Economics and Business professor publishes textbook

Todd Knoop, professor of economics and business at Cornell College, has written a textbook titled “Global Finance in Emerging Market Economies.” The book covers the characteristics of financial systems in emerging markets and their differences from those in developed countries.

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Professor featured on History Channel

Santhi Hejeebu, associate professor of business and economics, was featured in a History Channel program titled “Mankind: The Story of All of Us.” Hejeebu will appear in episodes six and eight and will address specific moments in economic history.

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