Archive for May, 2009

Saying goodbye to the Katrina Class

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Freeman School Commencement 2009

The 2009 commencement ceremonies marked an historic end and a bright beginning for 769 newly minted alumni of the A. B. Freeman School of Business.

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Analyst recommendations have little effect, researcher says

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Robert HansenIn a new paper to be published in Journal of Accounting and Economics, Robert S. Hansen, Francis Martin Chair in Business and professor of finance and economics,  suggests that analysts’ recommendations have little effect on stock prices. The study, co-authored with Oya Altinkiliç of the University of Pittsburgh, found that when an analyst changes a recommendation on a stock, the share price moves on average  just 0.03 percent, far less than had been suggested in previous research.

To learn more about the study, see this Financial Times story as well as this mention in  the New York Times.


Students try to beat the S&P 500

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Associated Press business writer Alan Sayre sat in on the final class of the semester for the Darwin S. Fenner Student Managed Fund and wrote this article about the course, in which students manage a $1 million endowment fund with the goal of outperforming the S&P 500. Since Associate Professor of Finance Sheri Tice took over the program in 2002, students have consistently managed to achieve that goal.


New alumni group hopes to improve ranking

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Edward Crawford, left, organized the first Freeman 50 meeting in March.

A new alumni group hopes to improve the Freeman School’s national ranking by reaching out to recent graduates.

The Freeman 50 is the brainchild of Edward Crawford (MBA ’08, MGM ’09), who says he was inspired to start the group after seeing the success that other schools had had with initiatives such as class agent programs.

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TABA Baseball Tent Party Friday, May 8

Friday, May 8th, 2009

TABA Baseball Blowout Friday, May 8The 2nd annual TABA Baseball Blowout will take place Friday night, May 8, at Turchin Stadium.

The Tulane Green Wave baseball team takes on UAB at 6 p.m. in an important Conference USA contest, so to help fans get ready for the big game, TABA is sponsoring a pre-game Tent Party featuring food, refreshments and fun for friends and alumni of the Freeman School. The Tent Party runs from 5 to 7 p.m., and the cost (including a game ticket) is $25 for adults and $15 for children aged 3 to 17. Walk ups are welcomed as long as the food lasts, but to insure your place, contact Rhonda Earles at 504-862-8470 or rearles@tulane.edu to reserve a ticket.


Ricchiuti featured on “Good Morning America”

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Peter RicchiutiAssistant Dean Peter Ricchiuti was interviewed by ABC News for a  Good Morning America segment on May 7 that examined the Gulf Coast’s surprisingly strong economy. Ricchiuti is research director of Burkenroad Reports, which follows 38 small- and mid-cap companies across the Southeast.

Click here to watch Ricchiuti’s segment.



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