Emory Report
May 8, 2006
Volume 58, Number 30


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May 8 , 2006
Around Campus

BusinessWeek ranks GBS undergrad program #5
Goizueta Business School ranks No. 5 in the latest rankings of undergraduate business programs compiled by BusinessWeek. This ranking is significant because it measures academic quality, student and recruiter impressions, starting salary of graduates, and other factors, instead of solely measuring the perceptions of academics.

The BusinessWeek ranking is derived in part from surveys of more than 100,000 business students and 2,000 recruiters. The rankings methodology consists of five parts: student survey; recruiter survey; starting salaries; MBA feeder schools; and academic quality. The academic quality component incorporates five unique gauges of program quality and student engagement, and is weighted as heavily as the student survey.

“I strongly believe that our success as a BBA program should be measured by the quality of the students who pursue an education here and the degree to which they are challenged intellectually, personally and professionally,” said Andrea Hershatter, associate dean and director of the undergraduate business program. “An important component of that is our ability as a school to help students realize their academic and professional goals. This ranking is incredibly gratifying.”

Goizueta Dean Larry Benveniste said, “Our dedicated faculty and staff deserve praise for creating a strong program of which our students and alumni can be proud.”

Looking into the future of WHSC
Michael Johns, executive vice president for health affairs and CEO of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC), will speak on “Vision 2012: Transforming Health and Healing,” Thursday, June 8, at 4:30 p.m.
in the WHSCAB Auditorium.

The University community is invited to join Johns as he describes his vision for the future of the health sciences center. “Vision 2012” is a plan to move beyond the current model of health care to transform the WHSC into an unparalleled center of learning and discovery, community and care—the destination of choice for those seeking and for those practicing, learning and pioneering health care at its best.

Attendees will hear about the coming era of predictive medicine; a new model for integrated patient-centered care and training teams; initiatives to develop new centers of excellence; WHSC’s role in making people healthy around the world and close to home; and the factors that will differentiate the center as a model for health and healing in the 21st century.

The presentation will be simulcast via Emory TV cable channel 28 to the auditoriums of Emory and Crawford Long hospitals. A reception will follow at 6 p.m. in WHSCAB Plaza.

Roundtable for diversity post to be held, May 9
Members of the search committee charged with finding Emory’s first senior vice provost for diversity and community development will hold a roundtable discussion about the search on Tuesday,
May 9, from 4–5 p.m. in the Jones Room of Woodruff Library.

The committee held an initial town hall-style meeting on April 19 in White Hall, introducing two search consultants from the firm of SpencerStuart, which will be assisting Emory in the process. University Secretary Rosemary Magee, who chairs the search committee, said an e-mail address (diversitycomvpsearch@learnlink.emory.edu) has been set up for people to ask questions or offer input on the search.