Fuqua Networking Happy Hour with “Wall Street” Speaker/Author

June 12, 2014 - Leave a Response

Fuqua Networking Happy Hour with “Wall Street” Speaker/Author
Mix, Mingle and Network with Duke Alumni and Friends
Date:  Thursday, June 12, 2014
Time: 6:00 – 8:00PM
Where: Social, 795 8th Avenue (2nd Floor)
Register here

Please join us and William D. Cohan, a former senior Wall Street M&A investment banker for 17 years at Lazard Frères & Co., Merrill Lynch and JPMorganChase, is the New York Times bestselling author of three non-fiction narratives about Wall Street: Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World; House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street; and, The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co., the winner of the 2007 FT/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. His new book, The Price of Silence about the Duke lacrosse scandal was published in April 2014. He is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and writes a bi-weekly opinion column for BloombergView. He also writes for The Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Atlantic, ArtNews, the Irish Times, the Washington Post, the New York Times and the New York Times Magazine. He previously wrote a bi-weekly opinion column for The New York Times and features for Fortune. He also appears regularly on MSNBC, on Bloomberg TV, where he is a contributing editor, and on CNN and the BBC-TV. He has also appeared as a guest on the Daily Show, with Jon Stewart, The NewsHour, The Charlie Rose Show, The Tavis Smiley Show, and CBS This Morning as well as on numerous NPR, BBC and Bloomberg radio programs. He is a graduate of Duke University, Columbia University School of Journalism and the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Happy Hour with Bob Rice, Alternative Investment Editor, Bloomberg TV

June 25, 2013 - Leave a Response
Title:  Duke NY – Fuqua Happy Hour With Bob Rice, Alternative Investment Ed., Bloomberg TV; Mng. Ptr., Merchant Bank Tangent Capital
Date:   Jun 26, 2013
Time:   6:30PM -  8:30PM ET
Location:   Social Bar, 795 8th Avenue between 48th and 49th Streets

The Fuqua alumni of New York’s metro area are pleased to invite alumni, current Fuqua students, family, and friends to a summer networking social on the rooftop of the Social Bar.  As an extra bonus, Bob Rice, Alternative Investment Editor at Bloomberg Television and the Managing Partner of Merchant Bank Tangent Capital, will speak for a few minutes.  Bob will be promoting his new book about Nontraditional Investments, and the first twenty people to register online and attend the event will be eligible for a free copy. The name of the book is “The Alternative Answer: The Nontraditional Investments That Drive the World’s Best-Performing Portfolios.” The book is currently available online for purchase.

All are welcome!

Registration: $10 in advance
$15 at the door (includes 3 drink tickets)

Questions? Contact Aruna Inalsingh B’95 at (917) 553-3790 or aruna.inalsingh@alumni.duke.edu or Shal Chowdhury at (917) 318-8557 or shal.chowdhury@gmail.com.

Basketball Watch and Networking Mixer

January 4, 2013 - Leave a Response

Duke Law and Fuqua Alumni

invite you to a

Basketball Watch and Networking Mixer
with a free happy hour from 8:00-9:00 p.m., courtesy of Public House

Duke vs. Georgia Tech
Thursday, January 17, 2013
8:00 p.m.
(Tip off is at 9:00 p.m.)

Public House
140 East 41st, between Lexington & 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10017

RSVP here by January 11.

For more information, contact Chaula Mehta L’10 at cmehta@mwe.com
orJill Greenwald, T’87, L’90 at jillcheryl@yahoo.com

Save the dates for our upcoming watches:

Thursday, February 7 – Duke vs. NC State

Wednesday, February 13 – Duke vs. North Carolina

Duke Law and Fuqua Alumni

invite you to a

Basketball Watch and Networking Mixer
with a free happy hour from 8:00-9:00 p.m., courtesy of Public House

Duke vs. Georgia Tech
Thursday, January 17, 2013
8:00 p.m.
(Tip off is at 9:00 p.m.)

Public House
140 East 41st, between Lexington & 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10017

RSVP here by January 11.

For more information, contact Chaula Mehta L’10 at cmehta@mwe.com
orJill Greenwald, T’87, L’90 at jillcheryl@yahoo.com

Save the dates for our upcoming watches:

Thursday, February 7 – Duke vs. NC State

Wednesday, February 13 – Duke vs. North Carolina

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Winter 2012 Class Notes

December 9, 2012 - Leave a Response

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Winter 2012 Class Notes are online now!

Weddings…athletic feats…exciting voyages… gatherings with friends.
It’s all online!

Log in to find out who changed jobs, who started their own companies, who added little Blue Devils to their families, and much more!

Submit a note for Spring 2013! The Spring 2013 class notes will be posted on March 1. Send your update to your class communication chair (listed on your class page) or use our online class notes form to submit a note by February 1.

Questions? Need a reminder of your login ID or your password reset?
Contact the Alumni Relations team at +1.919.660.2915 or
alumni-relations@fuqua.duke.edu.

 

Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser

November 27, 2012 - Leave a Response

Please join us for a Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser:

Location – Fiddlesticks 56 Greenwich Ave (between Charles St & Perry St)
Date – Wednesday November 28th
Happy Hour – 7 – 9PM, includes 4$ beer, wine and wells
Donation – $10 Cash, that will be donated to the Red Cross

We look forward to seeing you there!

Duke Receives Award for Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator

November 25, 2012 - Leave a Response

DURHAM, NC - Duke University will be able to draw on its expertise in social entrepreneurship and innovation to tackle global health challenges, thanks to a $10 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that was announced Thursday in Washington.

As one of the founding partners of the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) — a new USAID initiative intended to leverage the power of universities to create breakthrough development solutions — Duke will launch the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD). SEAD is a global health development lab that identifies and supports the growth of solutions to global health challenges in low- and middle-income countries. 

“We are thrilled that Duke’s global health and entrepreneurship initiatives will be founding elements of USAID’s new partnership with universities,” said Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead. “Our faculty look forward to contributing their research and expertise toward new and effective solutions to global health problems.”

SEAD is a joint initiative among the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, the International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery (IPIHD) at Duke Medicine, and the Duke Global Health Institute, being undertaken in collaboration with the Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT-Lab) at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering. In addition, faculty from the Duke Center for Science Education, Sanford School of Public Policy, the Department of Economics and elsewhere across Duke will serve as advisors for the initiative.

SEAD will leverage CASE’s academic and technical expertise in social impact with IPIHD’s global network of healthcare innovations to enhance knowledge development in global health.

“SEAD builds on Duke’s commitment to global health, innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the translation of evidence into action,” said Michael Merson, M.D., director of the Duke Global Health Institute and the university’s vice president and vice provost of global strategy and programs.

Because many early stage social enterprises lack the funds they need to sustain and grow their operations, SEAD also aims to increase participating social entrepreneurs’ ability to attract capital, cultivate an active investor community, and provide opportunities for the enterprises to engage with investors seeking both a financial and social return on their investment. This effort will be led by the CASE Impact Investing Initiative (CASE i3) in collaboration with Durham-based Investors’ Circle, the world’s oldest, largest and most successful early-stage impact investing network.

“SEAD epitomizes our mission at CASE to prepare current and emerging leaders, and the organizations that support them, to achieve real and lasting social change,” said Matt Nash, Executive Director at CASE. “With our partners across Duke, we aim to provide social entrepreneurs in global health with the knowledge, systems, networks and tools needed to succeed.”

SEAD will complement this work with research, evaluation, and a variety of opportunities for faculty and students from across the university.

“SEAD will become a virtual hub for faculty and students interested in global health, international development, innovation and entrepreneurship, and civic engagement,” explained Nash. “We seek to enrich the student experience, foster and support global health innovations on campus, and inspire a commitment to change-making in global health among a new generation of students.”

An important part of SEAD is the involvement with IPIHD, a program of Duke Medicine and the World Economic Forum.

“IPIHD was created specifically to identify, learn from and support global health innovators around the world,” said Victor J. Dzau, M.D., Chancellor for Health Affairs of Duke University, chief executive officer of the Duke University Health System and founder and chair of the IPIHD board of overseers. “One of the key goals of IPIHD is to assist the entrepreneurs and innovators to attract capital and engage with potential investors.

“I’m delighted that we will be able to accelerate the impact of this work through SEAD and in close partnership with USAID.”

“The Higher Education Solutions Network is the latest step in USAID’s efforts to harness the best ideas from the academic and scientific community and young people worldwide to foster transformational progress in development,” explained USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah. “Through this network of Development Labs, we will recapture the legacy of science, technology, and innovation as core drivers of development, as well as inspire and support the next generation of development leaders.”

USAID selected Duke as a member of the HESN from among nearly 500 submissions. In addition to the seven lead universities, HESN includes 22 funded, and 76 non-funded partners in the U.S. and overseas.

For more information, see www.SEAatDuke.org.

Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser

November 19, 2012 - Leave a Response

Please join us for a Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser:

Location – Fiddlesticks 56 Greenwich Ave (between Charles St & Perry St)
Date – Wednesday November 28th
Happy Hour – 7 – 9PM, includes 4$ beer, wine and wells
Donation – $10 Cash, that will be donated to the Red Cross

We look forward to seeing you there!

CANCELED: All-MBA Soiree 2012 hosted by the NYBSC

November 7, 2012 - Leave a Response

The soiree planned for Tuesday, November 13th has been canceled.

We have rescheduled the event for Wednesday, January 30, 2013.

Post-Sandy recovery is a priority (conserving gas, getting power, restoring homes and businesses) We have CANCELED this event on November 13. It has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Additionally, we will refund everyone who’s already registered 100% of their registration fee if they aren’t available to attend on the new date.

 

All-MBA Soiree 2012 hosted by the NYBSC

November 6, 2012 - Leave a Response
The New York Business Schools Club (NYBSC) and Stoli Vodka, Gleniddich Scotch, Hendricks Gin, and Milagro Tequila welcome you to New York City’s distinguished and most anticipated fall annual networking event: the 11th Annual NYBSC All-MBA Soiree, commencing this year on Tuesday, November 13th at The Crimson Club NYC.
 
The NYBSC is composed of top US and International business school alumni clubs of New York, and formally unites its member schools to form a platform for collaboration and best practices. For the past eleven years, NYBSC has thrown its biggest signature event, the All-MBA Soiree, where alumni from all member schools gathered together in New York City for an unforgettable night of networking and reveling.
 
This year’s event promises to be the best yet, featuring complimentary Stoli, Milagro, and Hendrick’s cocktails, along with a Glenfiddich Scotch tasting table, and a cocktail reception buffet. No other event has a congregation of MBAs and alumni from top business schools across the globe in one venue for one night. It will surely be a network event for all occasions you won’t want to miss.
 
Click here to register for this night of excellence. Event is open to non-MBAs, friends, and significant others.
 
 
 
 
Date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
6:30 – 10:30 pm
 
Location:
Crimson (Formerly Strata)
915 Broadway (at 21st Street)
New York, NY 10010
 
RSVP:
http://nybscsoiree.eventbrite.com
 
Ticket Price: 
$44.47 (After October 23rd, prices go up to regular admission prices).
 
Includes-
* Admission into event
* Open Bar (unlimited win, beer, soda, and juice beverages) for the first three hours
* Cocktail Reception Buffet
 
Registration link: http://nybscsoiree.eventbrite.com
 
Together, let’s make this the best Soiree ever!

TEAM FUQUA ANNUAL FUND CHALLENGE

November 2, 2012 - Leave a Response

Help us meet the challenge!

Your leadership gift to the Fuqua Annual Fund is now more important than ever! Through the Team Fuqua Annual Fund Challenge, we are working to increase the number of donors making personal gifts of $1,000 or more. A generous donor has pledged $500,000 over the next three years if we meet increasing goals for the number of leadership donors.

 

 Year  Goal  Additional contribution to the Fuqua Annual Fund
 2012-2013  750 leadership donors  $100,000
 2013-2014  950 leadership donors  $200,000
 2014-2015   1,150 leadership donors  $200,000

 

 

How can I help Team Fuqua meet the challenge?

Make a leadership gift today! Your personal gift of $1,000 or more will bring us one step closer to an additional $100,000 for the 2012-13 Fuqua Annual Fund. We encourage you to consider a pledge of $3,000 or more payable over the next three years so that we can count you among the alumni and friends who will help us meet the challenge this year and in the following two years.

make a gift

download a pledge form

Does your company have a matching gifts program? Although company matching does not count toward the Team Fuqua Annual Fund Challenge, they are still a great way to double (or even triple) the size of your gift to the Fuqua Annual Fund. To find out if your company matches gifts to Fuqua, consult Duke’s company matching gift search engine. Your company’s human resources department should have specific details of the matching criteria.

Why is leadership giving important?

At Fuqua, one of the most important lessons students learn is how to display leadership in all areas of their lives, both personal and professional. We strive to educate global leaders of consequence who are equipped to embrace the challenges and opportunites to make a difference in today’s complex world. Leadership through philanthropy is a natural extension of these lessons.

While gifts of any size are important and appreciated, leadership donations account for the vast majority of Annual Fund dollars raised. In 2011-2012, 20% of gifts to the Fuqua Annual Fund were at the leadership level of $1,000 or more. Those gifts accounted for nearly 80% of the $2.8 million raised in support of the Fuqua Annual Fund. Leadership gifts ensure that the Annual Fund is a reliable source of funding for merit scholarships that attract the best and brightest students to our programs, recruiting and retaining a world-class faculty, and programs that help students connect academics with practice.

Leadership support by alumni is a public affirmation of confidence in the school and raises our reputation in the marketplace. Giving sends the message that Fuqua is a leader in business education and that alumni take pride in the school. Your participation as a leadership donor strengthens our momentum and encourages your fellow alumni to step up and support the school.

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