The Power of And: New Book From UVA Darden Professors Examines Responsible Business Without Trade-Offs

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professors Ed Freeman and Bobby Parmar and George Washington University School of Business Professor Kirsten Martin co-authored their new book, The Power of And: Responsible Business Without Trade-Offs, available 13 June from Columbia University Press, to offer a new narrative about the nature of business, revealing the focus on responsibility and ethics that unites today’s most influential ideas and companies.

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Leveraging Uncertainty During The Pandemic: Lessons From Expert Entrepreneurs

While the future has always been unpredictable, the global uncertainty caused by the novel coronavirus is at a record high. To help us steer through this unprecedented crisis, Professor Saras Sarasvathy shares insights on entrepreneurial decision-making and offers four strategies seasoned founders use to turn uncertainty into opportunity to co-create a better future.

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‘Defining Moments’ and Second Chances: Former Prisoner Brings Award-Winning Case to Life

Defining Moments and Second Chances: A manager at Cascade Engineering who joined the company through a prisoner reentry program joined a Darden class earlier this spring to share his own journey from incarceration to the working world. “Defining Moments” is a Second Year elective that purposefully places students in realistic, high-pressure situations and helps them consider and learn from their responses and reactions. McKinley asked Darden students to consider the possibility of second chances, noting the legions of people like himself who leave prison wanting nothing more than another opportunity to work hard and to build a life.

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UVA Darden Alumna Leads New York Public Radio Through Pandemic Epicenter

When University of Virginia Darden School of Business alumna Goli Sheikholeslami (MBA ’94) ended a successful tenure as president and CEO of Chicago Public Media to become president and CEO of New York Public Radio, she was ready to embrace the challenge of leading a major media organization in the largest media market in the United States.

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Trade Economist Shares Recent Surprises, Uncertain Future for International Trade

Professor Alan Deardorff has been a leading expert on international trade for decades, yet even the longtime University of Michigan professor has been stunned at the developments of recent years.

Speaking with University of Virginia Darden School of Business students in Professor Peter Debaere’s “Managing International Trade and Investment” course, Deardorff, the former academic adviser of Debaere and Darden Professor Dan Murphy, shared newfound lessons on the power of the U.S. presidency and what we might learn from trade in a time of a global pandemic.

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Communicating Corporate Action on Climate Change: Q&A With Joanna Price, Sr. Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, at Coca-Cola

How should brands communicate their sustainability plans and their corporate environmental performance? Professor June West and Joanna Price, Sr. Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications at Coca-Cola, explore the challenges of developing a successful communication strategy around climate action.

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UVA Darden Professors Examine Fed’s Extraordinary Response to Coronavirus Crisis

In a recent webinar hosted by the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and moderated by JP Morgan Private Bank Managing Director Jonathan England (MBA ’06), Professors Frank Warnock and Kinda Hachem outlined the extraordinary measures the Fed has taken to keep key aspects of the economy functioning during the coronavirus crisis, as well as additional tools the central bank may use as the crisis continues.

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UVA Darden Professor Frames 3 Myths of Economic Crises as Global Downturn Lurks

While the economic fallout from the global coronavirus outbreak remains nearly impossible to quantify at present given the growing nature of the pandemic, University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor and Dean Emeritus Bob Bruner suggested historical antecedents may serve as useful guideposts in the months and years ahead.

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In the Era of the Global Workplace and Dispersed Teams, How Can Managers Promote a Cohesive Culture?

How can managers promote consistent ways of working among team members from diverse cultural backgrounds who are based all over the world? And how can leaders help workers develop solid relationships with their colleagues even though they may not meet them regularly — if ever? Darden Professor Yo-Jud Cheng sheds light on those questions.

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Retail Health Clinic Leaders Help Flatten the Curve of COVID-19

The actions taken by retail health clinics — small primary care clinics located within retail outlets like Walmart’s Care Clinics or CVS’ MinuteClinic — will have a significant impact on public safety, and their actions may prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from overwhelming the U.S. health care system. Darden Professor Dennie Kim explains.

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UVA Darden Grad’s Rhoback Apparel Company Shifts Focus to ‘Victory Mask’ Production

Rhoback, the line of stylish activewear owned and operated by University of Virginia Darden School of Business alumni Matt (MBA ’16) and Kristina Loftus (MBA ’17), has temporarily shifted much of its production from performance polo shirts, Q-Zip pullovers and performance t-shirts to face masks intended to stop the transmission of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19.

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Leading Mindfully: COVID-19 and the Big Human Pivot, Part I

What’s novel about COVID-19 isn’t just the coronavirus. It’s the sheer scale and depth of The Big Human Pivot that this tiny infectious particle has triggered. In unprecedented times, what can you do to lead mindfully through it? In this series, Lili Powell introduces a Leading Mindfully strategy: “see it, name it, tame it and reclaim it.”

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Quick Pivot to Distance Learning Brings San Francisco Bay Area Leaders to Reimagined Darden Course

A recent highlight of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Executive MBA academic calendar has been the “Marketing Technology Products” elective delivered every spring in San Francisco. The Second Year course sponsored by the Batten Institute focuses on the influence of technology in business models and marketing, with themes that vary year to year

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Critical Care and Infectious Disease Specialist in Darden Executive MBA: What to Know About the Coronavirus

Like his peers in the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Executive MBA Class of 2020, Dr. Taison Bell’s world has been upended by the global coronavirus pandemic. As a critical care and infectious disease specialist and director of the medical intensive care unit at the UVA Health System, Bell is a leader in the rapidly evolving response to the pandemic, a role that involves trying to ensure adequate resources, advising on treatment and prevention, and, of course, tending to patients.

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The Importance of the Decennial Census to Research

Mandated by the Constitution, the U.S. Census Bureau counts the nation’s residents every 10 years. The data determine seats in the House and federal funds for local communities, as well as inform practical research. Examples from Darden: studies on poverty and race, allocation of opportunity zones, and the effect of technology on rich and poor.

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Leading Mindfully: COVID-19 and the Big Human Pivot, Part I

What’s novel about COVID-19 isn’t just the coronavirus. It’s the sheer scale and depth of The Big Human Pivot that this tiny infectious particle has triggered. In unprecedented times, what can you do to lead mindfully through it? In this series, Lili Powell introduces a Leading Mindfully strategy: “see it, name it, tame it and reclaim it.”

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In Program’s First Year, UVA Master’s in Business Analytics Grads Achieve Stellar Career Outcomes

The first cohort of graduates from the University of Virginia’s Master of Science in business analytics (MSBA) program achieved outstanding employment success over the course of the 12-month program delivered jointly by UVA’s Darden School of Business and McIntire School of Commerce, according to new career data.

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