Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi delivers strong message about Myanmar’s reform process at event organized by IU

INDIANAPOLIS — Close to 150 people — many of them Burmese expatriates living in the Midwest — gathered today at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to discuss constitutional reform and economic development in Myanmar. As history and even recent events would suggest, both are complex issues for the Southeast Asian country, which since becoming an independent […]

Students from 23 states come to IU’s Kelley School for National Diversity Case Competition

Students came from as far away as California, Washington and New York to compete at last weekend’s National Diversity Case Competition in Bloomington. This was the fourth year for the event — hosted by Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business — which attracted 140 students from 35 higher education institutions. Participants had an average grade-point […]

It’s the end of Black Friday “as we know it (and I feel fine)”

Unlike many men, John Talbott likes to spend time in retail stores. When he was the CEO of an apparel store chain, he used to spend hundreds of hours getting his employees ready for the crush of holiday shoppers the day after Thanksgiving. Today, as a faculty member in Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, […]

IU voices “deep concerns” over the conviction and sentencing of Uighur scholar

This morning, the Indiana University community joined the rest of the world in expressing deep concern over the conviction of prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti and the life sentence handed down by the Chinese government. In February 2013, Tohti was in the process of traveling to IU as a visiting scholar when authorities detained him […]

IU’s Framing the Global project and book provide new contexts for studying globalization

For decades, scholars have studied world cultures and historical traditions that have defined nations. But with globalization, national boundaries no longer frame the story. Those words, originally written as part of an Indiana University announcement in 2010, today ring true more than ever before. Framing the Global, an interdisciplinary initiative funded by a $775,000 grant […]

Tree huggers, tough questions and a blue frog part of Kelley School learning experience

A few days ago, the management team of a growing international water utility company visited Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. While here, the CEO and other top executives met with students, faced inquisitive journalists from around the world and were confronted by loud and angry protests from environmentalists. Not really. Please allow me to […]

Women hope business program helps them overcome barriers to career success in Pakistan

Much has been chronicled about the “glass ceiling” in the United States. Barriers to advancement for women in business careers aren’t always initially apparent. However, for women in a developing economy such as Pakistan, that usually isn’t the problem. The problem is that the barriers are obvious, not opaque. “In Pakistan, for women, particularly the […]

Thinking about the impact of work, beyond paychecks, careers and personal goals

About a week ago, construction on a new home for Doyle, Ashley and Hailey Kell wrapped up at IU Bloomington. Their home has been moved from the build site near the DeVault Alumni Center to an empty lot at 14th Street and Woodburn Avenue and the family soon will be moving in, leaving public housing […]