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Dr Larrivee with students
The Mount St. Mary's University - Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business announces it was awarded a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation to fund two student research fellowships.
The Mount's Dr. John Larrivee, associate Professor of Economics submitted the proposal to the Charles Koch Foundation outlining his research on how economic systems affect people....Click here to read more.
Prof Lowenthal
Gary Lowenthal, co-founder and former CEO of The Boyds Collection Ltd., spent two days in September at the Bolte School as an Executive in Residence. He enjoyed the experience so much that he will come back in the spring to teach a semester-long course in Entrepreneurship.
As Executive in Residence, Mr. Lowenthal spoke to students in the classroom about his "Ten Secrets of Entrepreneurship" that will be the topic of an upcoming book. Mr. Lowenthal also talked to business executives and community leaders at a Business Community Forum Dinner sponsored by the Bolte School's BB&T Center for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Capitalism....Click here to read more.

Watch the video of Fulbright Scholar, Professor Olga Shabalina, speaking on Rhetoric of Marketing Communications in Russia to students and faculty.

Sandra Sjoberg
Thomas H. Powell, President of Mount St. Mary's University, is pleased to announce that Professor Sandra Sjoberg, lecturer in business, has been appointed to the honorary post of BB&T Scholar effective immediately. Professor Sjoberg will serve a three-year renewable term and will work with the dean of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business on the planning and implementation of events associated with the BB&T Center for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Capitalism.
Founded in the fall of 2010 with a generous grant from the BB&T Foundation, the BB&T Center for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Capitalism advances current dialogue in business ethics,...Click here to read more.
Kirk DavidsonDr. Kirk Davidson, Morrison Professor of International Studies, Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business is heading to China and India this fall to continue his research and explore further the nature and status of corporate social responsibility in China and India.
Dr. Davidson: "For some reason there has been very little such exploration here in the United States, in Canada, or in Western Europe. That is surprising, given how important both countries have become to the global economic picture. I will spend part of the fall semester in California...Click here to read more.
Ray Speciale
Ray Speciale, Associate Professor of Business Law and Accounting, author of two prestigious textbooks on aviation law, will spend a sabbatical this fall completing three articles he is writing on aviation law and accounting. The first article "Squaring the FARs and IRS Ticket Tax Rules: An Excise in Futility?" The article reviews updated IRS rules related to the "ticket tax" excise tax on aircraft used for commercial purposes. Unfortunately, owners and lessees of business aircraft are faced with confusing and often conflicting rules from the FAA and the IRS. Professor Speciale expects the article to be published in an aviation based law review journal or a professional tax journal....Click here to read more.
headshot of McCuneThe Bolte School welcomes Mr. Terry McCune as a course developer and instructor in the area of government acquisition and contracting. Terry has extensive experience in government contracting and served for many years as a contract manager with the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA). Terry will be developing and teaching contracting courses that the Bolte School will deliver in Frederick to USAMRAA employees and the general public. The contracting courses will be designed so that they may be applied toward Defense Acquisition University (DAU) certifications....Click here to read more.
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