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Julie Beck (CFO, NOVA Chemicals) Discusses a Decision and Risk Analysis Framework For Major Capital Investments

November 6, 2018

Julie Beck, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, at NOVA Chemicals (a ~$5Bn+ revenue petrochemical company) spoke to the Nicholas Center in November as part of our Applied Learning Series.  Julie discussed the chemicals …

Ryan Corbett on Public Market Investing Inside a Long / Short Equity Hedge Fund

November 6, 2018

Ryan Corbett, an investment analyst at Brahman Capital Corp (a fundamental long / short equity hedge fund manager with approximately $3.5 billion of assets), visited the Nicholas Center in November to discuss his perspective on …

Successful Advisory Board & Alumni Event

November 1, 2018

We had excellent participation at our October 19th Advisory Board and Alumni event. We consider this event to be one of the most important days on our academic calendar and enjoyed sharing the strengths of …

Nicholas Center Welcomes Two New Board Members

October 17, 2018

The Nicholas Center welcomes two new finance executives to our Advisory Board.  Kristi L. Peterson is the Executive Director and Corporate Controller for S.C. Johnson, where she has been a finance member for the past …

Nicholas Center Student, Ethan Tranel Publishes Article on Tesla's Vehicle Vision

October 12, 2018

Ethan Tranel, a first year Corporate Finance MBA candidate, has published an article about Tesla’s autonomous vehicle technology.  Ethan has a background in electrical engineering and experience in autonomous vehicle software deployments.  He is passionate …

What's an Executive-in-Residence and Who is Tom Tefft?

October 5, 2018

In our last blog post, we discussed why the Executive-in-Residence program is core to the Nicholas Center’s value proposition for students.  As we stated last week:  “We need to begin by realizing that the fact …

What is an Executive-in-Residence and Who is Don Condon?

September 18, 2018

What is an “Executive-in -Residence?” and “Who is Don Condon?”  (Part 1 of a 2 Part Series) The Executive in Residence program is core to the Nicholas Center’s value proposition for students.  In this series …

Susan Kreh, Global CFO Gives Nicholas Center Students Valuable Advice

September 17, 2018

The Nicholas Center recently held its annual kick-off meeting, a great opportunity to re-connect with all the second-year students, meet the Class of 2020 and the new undergraduate analysts. Our guest of honor Susan Kreh, …

Summer Reading Favorites from the Nicholas Center - Machine Learning, History of Finance, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and More!

August 15, 2018

Summer is for experimenting with new books!  Our favorite reads from this summer include The Ascent of Money by Ferguson Our Rating: ????? Amazon Rating:???? Observations: Entertaining and enjoyable read about the history of finance …

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