Finding empowerment and a path to sustainability in one North Philadelphia neighborhood
In many North Philadelphia neighborhoods, accessing fresh fruits and vegetables is a struggle. But by harnessing a community’s collective buying power, one local nonprofit had a solution that has not been forgotten.
Fox and STHM launch DEI Council
Group will lead the charge in ensuring that DEI efforts are at core of schools’ mission PHILADELPHIA, October 20, 2020 — In our ongoing efforts to deepen our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, the Fox School and School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) have launched a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council. […]
A Fox community of support
In 2020, one of the phrases we have become most accustomed to hearing is that we are experiencing “challenging, unprecedented times.” Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home and wearing masks while running errands have become second nature. But that does not mean the “new normal” is any less challenging than it […]
How political negativity rules our brains
Many Americans have already begun to cast their votes for the 2020 election, which will decide their representatives in Congress and who controls the White House. Supporters of both major political parties are often motivated by the opportunity to elect their preferred candidates. But some voters may be motivated by something else—punishing the other party’s […]
Is branding the last thing to worry about in crisis?
The current public health and economic crisis brings with it an unprecedented number of challenges for businesses. Given this cloud of uncertainty, one question that businesses face today is—what should brand communication look like? On Sept. 16, the Translational Research Center (TRC) brought together research and industry experts to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on […]
A virtual blueprint for the future
As Brian Sassano, BBA ’08, scoured the online course catalog for the spring 2020 semester, one class caught his attention. The topic of Fintech, Blockchain and Digital Disruption was appealing, but the course piqued his interest for another reason. “When I went to register, there was kind of a disclaimer on the course itself,” says […]
Active empathy fuels connection, helps cross knowing-doing gap
This is part five of a six-part series on using empathy in the classroom. Students, like organizations, can be very good at knowing things, but can find themselves challenged when it comes to the “doing” part. “By activating empathy, we can fuel connection and cross the knowing-doing gap,” says Bert Verhoeven, associate professor and program […]
Three C’s of company research
You’ve scoured the company website, memorized the firm’s mission and vision, reviewed the annual 10k report and read the company press releases. Now, what? You can Google, Google, Google galore. But without some sort of organizing protocol, the mere thought of memorizing dozens of dizzying company factoids can overwhelm the best of us. These three […]
Get students outside of their comfort zones with empathy
This is part four of a six-part series on using empathy in the classroom. Some people have a mind for finance. Others don’t—or think they don’t. Dave Nash, associate professor and deputy chair of strategic management at the Fox School, found that empathy helps people understand subjects that might be outside of their […]
What price would you pay to keep your data safe?
When most people use social media, they’re either chatting with friends or scrolling through feeds. Data mining is not usually top of mind—but for Jimmy Quan, it is. Quan, a Fox School senior majoring in Statistical Science and Data Analytics (SSDA), spent his summer researching how social media users can weigh the tradeoffs between using […]
Virtual Robert A. Hedges Seminar Series returns this fall
The Robert A. Hedges Virtual Risk Seminar Series, hosted by the Fox Department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management (RIHM), returned Tuesday, Sept. 1, with the first of six virtual sessions to be held during the fall semester. Speakers come from both esteemed American and international institutions, and all sessions are free and open to […]
Two MBA alums are creating opportunity for healthcare providers in Philadelphia
Uncovering a market need often results in groundbreaking ideas. For Greg Goldmacher, MBA ’15, and Ronak Vyas, MBA ’15, the need they found was in the healthcare real estate sector. “I saw the struggles that doctors go through and the trends in healthcare—all of the consolidations, leading to not only private practices being bought up, […]
Forecasting the future
Fox School of Business faculty member Guntram Werther outlines how holistic forecasting can be applied to the current COVID-19 pandemic PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 1, 2020 — Iceland has been using their national police to contact trace COVID-19. In Israel, they’ve used Shin Bet, the country’s internal security service. Here in the U.S., the response has differed, […]
Workaholics, get a life!
“In intercollegiate athletics and beyond, you put in your hours. Many people believe the only way to get better, to be more successful, is to work harder.” Elizabeth Taylor, assistant professor at the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. Do you live to work, or work to live? Inspired by her own past as […]
Empathy’s role in understanding and generating research insights
This is part three of a six-part series on using empathy in the classroom. Immersive experiences change us—our perspectives, the way we think and how we solve problems. Whether it be a trip aboard or an in-depth conversation with a client or colleague via Zoom, being able to imagine experiences beyond our own can open […]