Ed Glab, director, Knight Ridder Center for Excellence in Management; Carmen Algeciras (MIB ’03, BA ’01), director, USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program; Greg Manuel, Department of State energy advisor, and George Philippidis, associate director of the university’s Applied Research Center. On December 4, 2007, Greg Manuel, Department of State energy advisor to Condoleezza Rice, met with members […]
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The beauty of natural fibers inspires a Guatemalan village to create a brighter future.
Chopping and cooking palm fiber in Guatemala Five years ago, a severe drought brought hardship and hunger to the people of Jocotán, a small village in rural Guatemala. Today, the villagers turn to this once-parched land as a creative source for income and job opportunities, thanks in part to the volunteer program sponsored by the […]
Consciousness-raising 21st-century style: Forums help people understand energy issues.
Consciousness-raising 21st-century style: Forums help people understand energy issues. GM’s Energy Diversity and Fuel Economy tour. “I want each of you to look at the person sitting next to you,” said Ed Glab, director, Knight Ridder Center for Excellence in Management in the College of Business Administration, at the beginning of a presentation titled Energy […]
Professor argues that Latin América must—and can—leap into 21st century.
“The vast majority of the problems in Latin América are self-created,” said Jerry Haar, professor, Department of Management and International Business, and associate director, Knight Ridder Center for Excellence in Management in the College of Business Administration. His latest articulation of that position appeared in an op-ed piece titled “Focus on Competitiveness, Not Just Trade,” […]
College’s “Energy Forum” to make multiple contributions to understanding alternate fuel options.
The need to reduce fossil fuel consumption has been well established. But the “how” remains an open question. Ed Glab, director, Knight Ridder Center for Excellence in Management in the college, and former Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Roberto Rodrigues, at the signing ceremony Through the “Energy Forum,” founded by Ed Glab, director, Knight Ridder Center […]
Workshop takes a tropical twist: Farmer-to-Farmer program connects with tropical agricultural research.
Tropical fruit production and research take place in the two geographic extremes of the United States: South Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean region; and Hawaii and Guam in the Pacific Basin. While they face many of the same challenges, researchers in both regions had never come together […]
New Farmer-to-Farmer partnership plants seeds of opportunity in Central America.
Agricultural businesses and farming organizations in Central America may soon begin reaping the benefits of U.S.-developed agricultural technology thanks to a new partnership between the John Ogonowski Farmer-to-Farmer (FTF) Program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Public Intellectual Property Resources for Agriculture (PIPRA). In April, the College of Business Administration’s […]
Conference focused on women leaders attracts worldwide audience.
Three members of the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council with university representatives: Shafika Al Ameri, director; College Executive Dean Joyce J. Elam; Susan Webster; Amanda Bullough; Carmen Algeciras; Rawda Al Mutawa, chairperson; Fatima Obaid Al-Jaber, deputy chairman; and Deanna Salpietra A four-woman delegation from the College of Business Administration recently attended the “Women as Global Leaders” […]
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 […]