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Spring 2014

Lars Hansen, in His Own Words

This much we know – Lars Hansen’s work has had a profound impact on our understanding of economics. And while even within the field of econometrics there is general agreement that Hansen’s work is the most technical and most difficult to explain to a layperson, his brilliance is spoken of in almost reverential terms. Hansen, the David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, Statistics, & the College and the Director of the Becker Friedman Institute, both at the University of Chicago, was recognized in December 2013, with the Nobel Prize in Economics.

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Learning By Doing

When the course work lasts 24/7, the time spent in class doesn’t need to be long. At least that’s what students in Professor Paul Fjeldsted’s Investing Practicum class have found this year.

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My Huntsman Experience: Steve Mortenson

As my time at the Huntsman School of Business comes to an end I realize that although I’m sad to leave, I’m ready and excited for the next step. Much of this is thanks to countless professors, advisors, deans, and staff members who have donated time …

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A Recipe for Excellence

It begins with great students. “As far as raw material goes, our students are as good as you can get,” Walther said. “The question then arises of how we develop that talent in a way that ensures their success.” Walther noted that as the School embark…

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Coach at the Top

In December, alumnus Matt Wells, ‘96, Marketing, was named the Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year in his first year as head coach in the Aggies’ inaugural...

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From Huntsman to Honeywell, a Pipeline of Talent

When alumnus Mark James ‘86 opened a door for the Huntsman School to compete for an opportunity for internships in the highly selective Honeywell HR Internship Program, our students seized the chance. Five years in, the Huntsman School is now one of …

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Research Finds Top Ten Cues Employees Give Before They Quit

Employees who start taking more vacation time, punching out at 5 p.m. every day, and looking at outside openings on company time aren’t necessarily the ones about to leave. Management professor Tim Gardner’s research, receiving wide media coverage, l…

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Dean's Message

A Message from Dean Douglas D. Anderson

When news came last fall that my friend and USU classmate Lars Hansen had been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics, I thought of the famous quote by President Roosevelt to “dare mighty things.” It is something we exhort our students to do, and it is…

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My Favorite Professor

Master Class: A Two-Time Teacher of the Year Provides Real-World Database Experience

No one falls asleep when Bob Mills teaches. At least they don’t if they want to keep up. Dr. Mills’s academic train leaves the station quickly and the only people on it are those who constantly apply what they learn. Not much stays in the theoretical…

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Vision: Mark James

I was excited to be asked to offer thoughts on my vision of leadership. There are many books written on the topic but most of them focus on charisma and motivating people. There are three important areas leaders need to focus on and get right.

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Voice: William G. Murray

The most striking changes at USU are the available physical facilities. As I drive or walk through the campus, it is simply amazing to see the quality of the buildings, classrooms, performance halls and related facilities.

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