Monday, November 30, 2009
Herman Miller is almost as interested in our project as we are in the company. They were extremely accommodating, setting up an appointment for me to meet with the Chief Administrative Officer who reports directly to the CEO. Representatives will attend our presentation at the end of the semester – so the pressure is on.
I was most impressed with employees’ enthusiasm for the company’s principals. Herman Miller takes the philosophical position that it is in the solutions business and happens to leave furniture behind. The company achieved sustainable design more than 50 years ago, when the topic was not in people’s vocabulary. Work is fun, with quirky sculptures throughout the offices and ping-pong tables in the café.
It is obvious why Herman Miller is ranked a top company. Now my group just needs to impress them with our report…
Travis Campbell is a first year MBA student in the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the Wisconsin School of Business. He moved back to the Midwest from NYC to pursue Real Estate at Madison while being closer to family. He thoroughly enjoyed having two Thanksgiving meals this year.
The presentation is part of the 2009-2010 URPL Faculty Lecture Series sponsored by the UW Department of Urban and Regional Planning. The brownbag forum aims to foster cross-campus research collaboration.
Lectures are open to the public so take advantage of this great opportunity!
Monday, November 23, 2009
For more information on the closure, visit UW-Madison News.
Enjoy the holiday everyone!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Ortalo-Magné led a delegation of Wisconsin Real Estate students to the MIPIM Asia event. It is a valuable opportunity for students to hear directly from leading decision makers in global real estate and to expand their international network. Wisconsin’s history of international expertise and activity sets it apart from other real estate programs. That longevity has led to unparalleled business and academic connections and affording students exceptional networking opportunities.
Also while in Hong Kong, Ortalo-Magné met with officials from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School to discuss the new partnership for the Global Real Estate Master (GREM) degree program. This innovative program brings together students from HKUST, HEC Paris and INCAE for a semester of intensive real estate training at Wisconsin. The first class will commence in Spring 2011. Visit the GREM program website at bus.wisc.edu/grem.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The program includes two very special speakers:
John Wasik, author of The Cul-de-sac Syndrome, financial columnist for Bloomberg News and 11 other books, and
Rick Harrison, author of Prefurbia: Reinventing the Suburbs: From Disdainable to Sustainable, and site designer extraordinaire.
This is a great networking opportunity for students and grads from the Wisconsin Real Estate Program. If you're interested in becoming a member of the club or the alumni association, staff will be available at the event tonight at the Pyle Center, starting at 6:00.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The book, to be published by Cambridge University Press in December, has been praised for closing a gap between research and textbooks. Edward C. Prescott, 2004 Nobel Laureate and professor at Arizona State University, calls the book, “a dramatic improvement on what is currently available for teaching aggregate economics to MBAs and advanced undergraduates.”
The book covers the foundations of modern macroeconomic theory and provides readers with tools to equip them for advanced studies and professional careers. According to Finn E. Kydland, 2004 Nobel Laureate and professor of economics at University of California at Santa Barbara Davis, has “succeeded in introducing dynamics in a manageable way. At the same time, the book is fun to read.”
Read more at the Wisconsin School of Business Pressroom.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The Wisconsin School of Business will attract some of the brightest real estate students from the top business schools in Asia, Europe and Latin America with a highly innovative Global Real Estate Master (GREM) program.
The program builds on the Wisconsin School of Business's expertise and tradition in real estate education, strong alumni network and international industry connections.
Students from around the world are offered the choice to start the program at one of three business schools, each one top ranked on its continent: HEC Paris, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and INCAE Business School in Costa Rica. To gain their real estate expertise, students converge in the second phase of the GREM program at the Wisconsin School of Business for a semester of intensive classroom training and field experience.
This premier educational partnership offers students a unique experience because of the quality of the consortium of partner business schools and the creativity of the GREM concept.
Read more about this cutting-edge graduate degree at UW-Madison News.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Wisconsin Real Estate is a top ranked education program, producing some of the best and brightest young real estate professionals, ready and eager to make significant contributions to the leading companies of the world. It's easy to recruit smart candidates for internships and permanent positions.
The UW Real Estate Club offers a unique recruitment event in Madison in February 2010. The career fair is an opportunity to generate interest in your company and meet a wide range of candidates in a short, cost-effective visit. The club is accepting applications now for exhibitors at this career event. Contact Sharon McCabe, Associate Director of Recruiting/Career Services in the Graaskamp Center at email@example.com.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
The Pyle Center is located at 702 Langdon Street, next door to the Red Gym.
The developer is participating in this opportunity for citizens to view the revised redevelopment plans, and to welcome comments and suggestions from the public and university community. For more detailed information on the redevelopment of the Edgewater Hotel, visit the following website: www.edgewater2012.com.