Dean's Blog

'Tis the Season

Thu, 12/15/2011

I'm writing today from Chicago where I am meeting with alumni, some recent, others from as far back as 1939. Here and wherever I go these days the first topic of conversation is our…

Giving Thanks

Tue, 11/22/2011

As we head off to enjoy the upcoming holiday with family and friends, I wanted to sincerely thank everyone who has helped me in my new role as interim dean of the Carlson School of…

Businessweek Says We're No. 1

Tue, 11/15/2011

Having lived in Minnesota for 20 years I understand that our culture is not one in which we like to brag about ourselves. However, I simply cannot contain my excitement over seeing the…

How Do You Want to Connect with the School?

Thu, 10/20/2011

What should we be doing more of today so that there will be less catching up to do at Homecoming each year?

Every fall universities welcome their alumni back to campus with a host of…

How Has the International Experience at Carlson Changed the Way You Look at the World?

Thu, 09/29/2011

When I first arrived at the Carlson School more than 20 years ago, there were but a handful of faculty in the Strategic Management and Organization department studying international business…

Experiencing Experiential Learning During President Kaler's Inauguration Week

Wed, 09/21/2011

The tradition of presidential inaugurations at American colleges and universities is nearly as old as the country itself. I am glad these ceremonies have survived through the centuries as it…

Reflections from Yesterday's Football Game

Sat, 09/10/2011

In Minnesota, there aren't many better ways to spend a fall day than watching the Gophers play while reconnecting with Carlson School students, alumni, benefactors and friends. The game on…

Welcome Back!

Mon, 08/29/2011

I am delighted to welcome new and returning students back to the Carlson School. Students ignite the campus with energy and anticipation; faculty and staff who have spent the summer…

Summer Memories

Tue, 08/23/2011

Minnesota summers are far too short, yet we somehow manage to fill them with so many memories.

What did I do this summer? Apart from learning about the school, finishing up…

A Walkabout...

Tue, 08/16/2011

We have heard about the "walkabouts" undertaken by indigenous Australians as a rite of passage and a way to learn the paths of their ancestors by following their "songlines." As