Chilean leader touches two audiences during his Miami stay.

During his distinguished career, Dr. José Piñera, Chile’s former minister of labor and social security, and architect of the Chile’s social security reform, has spoken one-on-one with international leaders—including U.S. presidents and top Latin American officials—about the Chilean model that revolutionized the state pension system and created personal retirement accounts (PRAs). Recently, he galvanized two […]

Renowned researcher presents Presidential Lecture.

David L. Birch David L. Birch, business demography and public policy consultant, recently lectured in Florida International University’s prestigious Presidential Lecture Series. The talk, titled “Entrepreneurship in a Transformed Society,” drew an enthusiastic audience that included university President Modesto A. Maidique. Dr. Birch, formerly an MIT senior research scientist and the first winner, in 1996, […]

Largest BBA+ Weekend fundraising attempt surpasses goal.

Ana Lorenzo and son When students in the BBA+ Weekend program in the College of Business Administration embarked on a journey to raise nearly $20,000 for Project Thrive, the Infant & Toddler Stimulation Program of ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens of South Florida), they weren’t sure they’d reach their goal. “It seemed like it could […]

Master of International Business graduate finds product ripe for increased production.

On a recent Farmer-to-Farmer assignment in Honduras, José Carlos Ortiz (MIB ’05) got his feet wet. Literally. As part of the College of Business Administration’s John Ogonowski Farmer-to-Farmer Program, funded by USAID, Ortiz was engaged to do a marketing study for PDA Valle in Nacaome, Honduras. He was to evaluate the production of cashew apples […]

Building for Business Campaign reaches hearts, then wallets.

“I truly love Florida International University,” said Francisco Camposano Jr. (BBA ’02), president of C & C Appraisers, Inc. “I have wonderful memories that will live with me forever.” Camposano’s emotional attachment to the university and the College of Business Administration is exactly what the Building for Business Campaign organizers wanted to touch when they […]

Fall Commencement honors graduates, alumnus.

Fall Commencement took place on December 20, 2005. During the afternoon ceremony, 436 undergraduates from the Landon Undergraduate School programs, with the exception of the School of Accounting, received their degrees. The Chapman Graduate School and the School of Accounting ceremony took place in the evening, with a total of 338 students, including those from […]

Community service project sparks great interest.

Members of Group 19 in the BBA+ Weekend’s Business in Society class in the College of Business Administration have been working diligently on a special class project, “Spark for ARC” (Association for Retarded Citizens of South Florida). Their goal was to raise $20,000 to provide disabled children with specialized computer equipment to improve their educational […]

Speaker paints clear picture of family-owned business challenges.

From left, Jack Moore, corporate director, Benjamin Moore & Company; Alan Carsrud, director, Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center, and Jon I. Kislak, principal, Antares Capital Corporation and chairman of the Pino Center’s Board of Advisors. Jack Moore, a fourth-generation family member of Benjamin Moore Paints—a company founded in 1883 that turned a profit […]

Student humanitarians reach out to Nicaraguan children.

Many children in Nicaragua soon will receive their first shoes, school supplies, and toys thanks to the NICA Global Leadership and Service Project (GLSP) “Nicaragua December of Dreams Trip to Help Kids.” The GLSP’s dedicated student planners—members of the International Business Honor Society (IBHS) in the College of Business Administration—also hope to establish educational scholarships […]

First Herbert A. Wertheim lecture of the season draws nearly one hundred.

When Glenn J. Rufrano (MS Real Estate ’74), CEO of New Plan Excel Realty Trust, Inc., gave the first Herbert A. Wertheim lecture of 2005-2006 on November 10, 2005 at Florida International University, he had an impressive audience: ninety-seven individuals, many of them finance and real estate students in the College, and Herbert A. Wertheim […]