Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, has
opened the Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Global
Healthcare Entrepreneurship with US$10 million in funding from the Steven C. and Carmella R. Kletjian
Foundation. The center’s mission will be to establish
a global community dedicated to developing
innovations in healthcare systems and processes
that lead to advances in global health and surgery.
Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School
of Global Management has broken ground on its
new global headquarters on ASU’s downtown
Phoenix campus. Thunderbird’s new home will include
five stories and 112,000 square feet of space;
an interactive Global Forum where speakers from
any remote location can address and engage with
students; an Innovation Lab for experiential learning
that includes a Global Situation Room; and a
Language Lab enhanced by augmented reality and
virtual reality technology.
In October, the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania
launched its Center for Sustainable Business
(Pitt CSB) within the Joseph M. Katz Graduate
School of Business and College of Business Administration.
The new center will work with global and
regional companies to integrate environmental and
societal concerns into their business models. It will
be led by CB Bhattacharya, the H.J. Zoffer Chair in
Sustainability and Ethics.
New York University’s Stern School of Business
has renamed its Volatility Institute. The center now
will be known as the Volatility and Risk Institute
(VRI). The VRI will continue to assess financial
volatility and risk while now also considering risks
related to climate, cybersecurity, and geopolitics.