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OCTOBER 2013
News and Notes

Alumni reunion website now available

Registration will start in December 2013 for Thunderbird's European reunion June 12-15, 2014, in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Dubrovnik is the most visited tourist spot in Croatia due to its mild climate and breathtaking views on the Dalmatian Coast of the Adriatic Sea. Croatian alumna Andrijana Culjak '99, who is helping to plan the event with John Cook '79 and others, said June is ideal for visiting the historic city. "It is not yet overcrowded," she said. "And temperatures are warm enough for swimming." Reunion website | Read more...

 

Major gifts boost SHARE
New gifts and pledges from Trustee Marshall Parke '77 and others will add more than $1 million to the SHARE Fellowship, an emerging markets scholarship program that brought six fulltime students to Thunderbird in fall 2013. Read more...
  Professor joins faculty
Thunderbird welcomed Preethika Sainam, Ph.D., to its full-time faculty in fall 2013 as an assistant professor of global business. Sainam, who is originally from India, will teach Analytic Decision Making and Business Informatics. Read more...


Sights and Sounds

Alumni compete in Croatia, Montenegro
Alumni ruggers served as Thunderbird ambassadors during their summer 2013 tour of Croatia and Montenegro. On the pitch they kept the scores close against teams that included former national players and much younger players. Photos and results
 
Empowering women
DreamBuilder, an online training tool for women entrepreneurs co-created by Thunderbird, will be piloted at Small Business Administration centers through a U.S. commitment announced Sept. 23, 2013. Watch the trailer. Video (4:26) | Read more...


Tips and Trends
Be a superstar expat
A strong domestic track record does not ensure success in the global arena. Thunderbird Professors Mansour Javidan, Mary Teagarden and David Bowen share the global mindset secrets of superstar expatriates. Read more...
  The futility of inspiring through fear
Bosses who pile on tasks and expect results -- or else -- use fear as their default motivational tool. Thunderbird Professors Kannan Ramaswamy and Bill Youngdahl share four more effective alternatives. Read more...


Features

T-birds team up for Race Across America

During most weeks, Joshua Sherwood '06 helps fight cancer as associate director of Global Oncology at biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb in New Jersey. But for six days, 10 hours and 40 minutes in June 2013, he and two Thunderbird friends joined forces to fight cancer in a different way. They helped form Team Melanoma Exposed to promote skin cancer prevention during Race Across America, a nonstop coast-to-coast cycling relay from California to Maryland. Sherwood was one of four cyclists on the partnership effort sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb, and T-birds Travis Smith '07 and Kenneth Duffy '08 joined the support team that traveled in two vans and a motorhome. View photos | Read more...

 


Class Notes

T-bird nominated as ambassador

U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated career diplomat Larry Edward André, Jr. '88 to serve as ambassador to the West African nation of Mauritania, the White House announced on Sept. 10, 2013. André has extensive experience in Africa, most recently serving as acting envoy and director of the Office of the Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to this role, he served as deputy executive director for the State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs from 2010 to 2011. He also served in Tanzania from 2008 to 2010, in Kenya from 2006 to 2008, and in Sierra Leone from 2002 to 2004. Read more...

 


Chapter Connections

Beautiful skyline views
About 30 alumni gathered for a First Tuesday reception on Sept. 3, 2013, at 230 Fifth Rooftop Lounge in New York. Photos
 
Celebrating Poland
Alumni in Tucson, Arizona, celebrated Polish culture during an event organized by Shiva Prasad '08 on Sept. 3, 2013. Photos


Then & Now   Job of the Month   Thunderbird Online
Then and Now
Read the Spring 1975 issue of Thunderbird Magazine, or the current issue.
 
GlobalConnect has new login

GlobalConnect, the job posting website for Thunderbird students and alumni, now uses the same login required for My Thunderbird (MTB). To access the site, click on the Alumni Career Management button in my.thunderbird.edu. Contact gbemi.disu@ thunderbird.edu or call
+1 602-978-7358
for assistance.

 
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