Smeal Update: January 21, 2022

Winterich, Zietsma recognized by Financial Times

Karen Winterich, Gerald I. Susman Professor in Sustainability, and Charlene Zietsma, professor of management and a John and Becky Surma Dean’s Research Fellow, were both recognized for academic research with impact by the Financial Times in its Responsible Business Education Awards 2022. Read the story.

Diversity Enhancement Programs plans town halls

Smeal’s Office of Diversity Enhancement Programs has planned a pair of town hall meetings next week. The open sessions are designed for the Smeal community to share concerns or issues with DEP. The hour-long sessions are planned for noon Tuesday in 217 Business Building and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in 126 Business Building.

Two unique DEI events planned on campus

Smeal’s Diversity Task Force wishes to make the Smeal community aware of two unique upcoming events on the University calendar. “Lunchbox Moments: Seek Understanding. Share Stories. Stop Hate” is an exhibit which explores the lived experiences of Asian Americans. It will run from Jan. 26 through May 15 in the HUB-Robeson Center. “A Conversation with Dr. Bernice A. King” will be held via Zoom at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 22. King, the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., is an orator, peace advocate and CEO of the MLK, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change.

Smeal in the News

Tracey quoted in Fox43 story

Steve Tracey, professor of practice for supply chain and information systems and executive director of the Center for Supply Chain Research ®, was quoted in a story about how supply chain issues have caused supply shortages in grocery stories. View the story.

Know someone who rocks? Nominate them!

Each month the Smeal Staff Advisory Committee names a You Rock! Award recipient. You can nominate a co-worker for the You Rock! Award online.