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Cyd Maubert, lecturer in marketing, was recently named director of the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, received her master of business administration from Virginia Tech, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Walden University.

Professor Cyd MaubertWhen asked what she is most excited about with her position as MHA Director, Professor Maubert replied, “I am truly excited to help our students reach their academic and professional goals. Given the tumultuous changes in the healthcare industry, now more than ever, it is important for healthcare professionals to have the knowledge and skills necessary for this growing and competitive field. The Mount’s MHA program is designed for working adults to not only earn their MHA degree in two years, but also earn their Lean Six Sigma green belt certification without having to take time off from work.” 

Karl Einolf, dean of the Bolte School of Business, said, “Cyd has the experience and passion to take our MHA Program to a new level of excellence. She's been a faculty member in the program since its inception, and she understands the opportunities and challenges that face the health care industry today. She's hit the ground running by making significant improvements to our recruitment and marketing efforts. She will be a strong leader in health administration education.” 

Prior to academia, Cyd spent over 20 years in corporate marketing and advertising, working with companies such as Planet Hollywood, the Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, Prudential Real Estate Affiliates and Coca-Cola.

Frederick, Maryland – BB&T Bank recently presented its annual contribution of $50,000 to Mount St. Mary’s University’s Bolte School of Business, in support of the Mount’s BB&T Center for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Capitalism. 

“BB&T is proud to be partnering with the Mount and we are excited about the coming year for the BB&T Center for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Capitalism. The Mount is committed to addressing social challenges and they have a history of strong leadership and social responsibility,” said Robert L. Tuggle, senior vice president at BB&T.

Founded in 2010 with a 10-year $500,000 grant from the BB&T Charitable Foundation, the BB&T Center coordinates academic programs and community outreach initiatives on topics related to the moral foundations of capitalism, markets and morality, business ethics, and the appropriate role of government in economic activity. The Center advances current dialogue in business ethics, the role of the public sector in a capitalist economy, and the vibrancy of free market capitalism and promotes student, faculty, community, and corporate discussions about the political, social and economic strengths and challenges inherent in capitalism.

The donation was received by Karl Einolf, Ph.D., dean of the Bolte School of Business; John Larrivee, Ph.D., associate professor of economics; and Robert Brennan, vice president of advancement. 

“We are grateful to have BB&T’s support of our academic business programs. We share a common vision with BB&T to make the communities in which we operate better places to be. Our partnership allows us to improve the ways we educate students and prepare leaders for the challenges and opportunities they will face in the future,” Einolf said.

"Larrivee has been named to the honorary post of BB&T Scholar. He will serve a three-year renewable term and will work with Einolf and the Bolte School on the planning and implementation of events associated with the BB&T Center. He replaces Business Lecturer Sandra Sjoberg, who was appointed in 2012.

We are excited about John’s appointment and look forward to his leadership as the Mount’s BB&T Scholar,” said Einolf. “We would also like thank Sandra for her exemplary work in developing and coordinating many new academic programs and activities for the Center and significantly increasing the Center's outreach both on campus and in the Frederick business community.”

Visit www.msmary.edu/bbt for more information about the Center and its programs.

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Prof. Mike Barry in front of burnt out building in UkraineI got a consulting assignment for part of the Ukrainian government. They flew me to Kiev, and I spent time talking about my research. I also am working with American firms interested in various projects in Ukraine.

 I had an article on Russia-Ukraine natural gas trade published in an English-language journal and then in another Russian journal available througout the former Soviet Union. It was a mathematical modelling of the macroeconomic effects of Russia ever shutting off Ukraine's gas supply. 

Mike Barry with the Chairman of the People's Democratic Party of UkraineNow with the current crisis in Ukraine,  that scenario is real. So my paper caught interest.  I was teamed up with people in the Ministry of Finance, the Rada parliament, and one of the political parties here. 

 Definitely interesting for me, and has great perspectives for future research and consulting assignments. Proud to be showing them my Mount credentials and our website, etc.

 Anyway, attached here are pictures with the Chairman of the People's Democratic Party of Ukraine. She was a presidential candidate in 2010 and a possible future one. She is the person I most closely work with. 

Also is a picture of Maidan square where over 100 protesters were gunned down. Very sad sights.

Prof. Mike Barry in Ukraine

Michael Barry, Ph.D., is a professor of economics and law at Mount St. Mary's University. He just returned from Moscow, Russia, after presenting research at an economic conference on Ukraine, and lecturing at Moscow State University and the Russian School of Economics. Dr. Barry shared his thoughts as he watched the crisis in Ukraine and Russia unfold.
 

Professor Mike Barry


Like you, I am following the events in Ukraine with interest. I read the online versions of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, The Frederick News Post, and other papers. I see the same news most Americans are probably reading, and I am saddened by the Russian incursion into an independent neighbor. I believe it is a violation of international law.

"The USA is to Blame for the Uprising in Ukraine!" -- Nezavisimaya Gazeta, March 2, 2014

Because U.S. news outlets are available to everyone, I thought I'd share some headlines and perspective from the Russian media....Click here to read more.

Dr. Corinne Farneti

Check out Dr. Corinne Farneti's contribution on the Wallet Hub's article, "Sochi Olympics By The Numbers." The article takes an in depth look at how much money and hands are needed to make the Olypmpics go on. Records were broken both on the competitive field and off the competitive field. Dr. Farneti, along with other experts in the sports field have made contributions to the article and given insight to what takes place to prepare and make it through the Olympic games.

A group of Mount St. Mary's University students are studying in Florence, Italy, this semester, and recently had the opportunity to meet one of the country's leading global logistics managers.

The Mount delegation, led by Marty Malone, Ph.D., professor of sociology, discussed today's global shipping and logistics challenges with Tina Gentile, Italy's country manager for BDP International, a global logistics company. Located in Milan, Ms. Gentile is responsible for all of BDP's operations and also manages a small office outside of Florence. BDP ships a diverse array of products around the globe for companies - from specialty chemicals and high-end automobile parts, to custom-made tuxedos.

Ms. Gentile's visit to Florence was arranged by Karl Einolf, Ph.D., dean of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business. The Mount's Business School is named after the founder of BDP International - who sent all seven of his sons to the Mount.

"One of my objectives as dean has been to leverage our relationship with BDP and connect our students and faculty with BDP's employees all over the world," said Dr. Einolf. "Our partnership has led to educational opportunities for both of our organizations."

Ms. Gentile, who studied abroad at the American University in Rome while she pursued her degree in International Business, provided the students with important lessons about living abroad and working for a global company - describing the challenges of both raising a family and doing business in Italy, and reminded them to take advantage of the opportunity to learn about people from other cultures when living abroad.

"Every business deal is always about understanding the client - and most often this means understanding the person as much as their business," she said. "I hope you'll continue to travel abroad, to talk to people in other countries to learn their customs, and to take every advantage to learn another language."

Italy Trip

- Michael P. Barry, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D. Mount St. Mary's University Associate Professor of Economics

As we all watch the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, maybe it is a good time to consider our own views about the host country and its people. We all know the criticisms of Vladimir Putin and the Russian government. The Russian government deserves this criticism, but perhaps we Americans could push ourselves to think deeper about why Russians do what they do and think what they think. As an economist and lawyer who has lived in worked in both countries, I believe the very same is true about Russians and their thinking about Americans. Both sides need to see the good as well as the bad. Or at least think more about where there other is coming from.

Three thoughts for consideration might include: (1) Russia is more than Vladimir Putin; (2) Russia does have legitimate national interests to protect; and (3) both U.S. and Russian media serve their audiences with a very negative picture of each other's country. And maybe a fourth idea: we can do better....Click here to read more.

 
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