Smeal Update: October 24, 2022

Tracey, Ruamsook, Ines write blockchain story

Steve Tracey, professor of practice in supply chain management and executive director of the Center for Supply Chain Research, Kusumal Ruamsook, research associate at CSCR and instructor in supply chain management, and Henry Ines, a member of Smeal’s Board of Visitors and CEO and founder of Chainparency, co-wrote a story titled “Catching the blockchain wave for procurement applications” for Supply Chain Quarterly. Read the story.

Smeal Diversity Talent Toolkit now available

The Smeal Diversity Talent Toolkit is available to hiring managers and search committee members as they work through searches. Developed by the Diversity Task Force in consultation with Human Resources, this resource provides support in fostering more equitable recruiting, selection, and retention of staff and faculty. Access the toolkit.

Compass Consulting Diversity Audit Town Hall is noon Nov. 14

Please join us for a town hall meeting to review the results of the Smeal Diversity Audit from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 14. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer additional input as we strive to make Smeal a welcoming environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging. If you would like to submit questions before the meeting, use this link:

Register for Lipesky Executive Insights session

Registration is now open to faculty, staff, and students for the Executive Insights session featuring Scott Lipesky, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Abercrombie & Fitch. That is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. Friday in Struthers Auditorium, 110 Business Building, and via YouTube Live. Faculty members, if you haven’t already, would you please consider awarding your students extra credit for attending? Register.

Smeal in the News

Smeal MBA transition featured by

Smeal’s transition of its residential MBA program from two years to one is the sole focus of a story on titled “Pivoting From a Two-Year to a One-Year MBA.” Read the story.

This week at Smeal

  • Monday: President Bendapudi reception, 4:30-6 p.m., Business Building Atrium
  • Wednesday: Kohl’s Business with Integrity Case Competition semifinals, 4:15 p.m., Business Building
  • Thursday: Board of Visitors meeting, all day, Business Building
  • Friday: Board of Visitors meeting, morning, Business Building
  • Friday: Executive Insights with Scott Lipesky, 11:15 a.m., Struthers Auditorium (110 Business Building)
  • Friday: Kohl’s Business with Integrity Case Competition finals, 2 p.m., Business Building
  • Saturday: Pre-game reception, 5 p.m., Business Building Atrium

Know someone who rocks?

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. Nominate them.

The Smeal Community Weekly Poll

Participate in this week’s survey. Results will be shared during the next Smeal Community Zoom, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 31. Take the poll.