University at Buffalo School of Management

Buffalo Business - Autumn 2015

The magazine for alumni and friends of the UB School of Management

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A Message from the Dean Greetings alumni and friends, It is an honor to be writing to you as interim dean of the School of Management. While we were sad to bid farewell to Dean Arjang Assad, we wish him well in the next chapter of his career (see story on page 6). He has left an indelible mark on the school, leaving us well positioned to continue the trajectory of success that has been the hallmark of his seven-year tenure. The quality and size of our faculty, the school's position in national rankings and our growth in such strategic areas as entrepreneurship, leadership and health care management are just a few indicators of the school's strengths. As you will see in the pages of this issue, we continue to have much good news to share. Our cover story features a snapshot of nine outstanding entrepreneurs who, despite their varied backgrounds, have parlayed the tools they developed at the School of Management to create and grow their unique enterprises. Stellar CPA exam results and a double UB MBA victory in the Whitman Case Competition demon- strate how well prepared our students are as they get ready to enter the workforce, as you will read in Startups, beginning on page 2. Through our Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, I had the pleasure of work- ing with the Buffalo Public Schools on a district-wide initiative to improve health and wellness for students, faculty, staff and administrators by establishing teams to create programs that focused on critical issues like nutrition, mental health, exercise and more (see page 4). And, in another story on page 18, you can read how the latest winners of our Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition are developing a biotechnology venture that offers a revolutionary way to deliver cancer drugs. You can also read about faculty research that's taking the world by storm, such as Emily Grijalva's study on narcissism (see page 20), and alumni like Luis Cabrera and Irina Maxwell, who have lever- aged their international experiences into global careers (see page 8). As interim dean, I am committed to building upon the many strengths of the School of Management and I welcome your comments as we move forward. Sincerely, Paul Tesluk Interim Dean R e a d B u f f a l o B u s i n e s s o n y o u R T a B l e T , M o B i l e d e v i c e o R T h e W e B a T M g T . B u f f a l o . e d u / B u f f a l o B u s i n e s s

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