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Catch the Executive Edge each Monday at 4:55 p.m. on KMOX News radio 1120 in St. Louis. Each week Mark Reardon features an Olin Executive MBA alum or current student on how they are making an impact in their organization and in the community, how they are leading, and how they are transforming through entrepreneurial endeavors.
The Center for Effective Public Management (CEPM) is a newly established research entity housed under the Governance Studies Program at Brookings. The CEPM “will focus on identifying and solving political and governance challenges in 21st century America. This center’s forthcoming work will concentrate on reinvigorating the U.S. government – along with public and private sector leadership – to be more effective and capable. Working alongside a wide array of domestic policy experts and actors, the CEPM will explore current problems in the American political system and ways to improve the democratic process (Brookings).”
Kamarck and the Center are focusing the discussion on pragmatic solutions. The center launched with a keynote address from Former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore.
The full video of the center launch can be viewed here:
Elaine Kamarck is senior editor of FixGov. “Focused on new ideas to make government work, FixGov is a blog that identifies and aims to solve the nation’s most pressing political and governance challenges. The solutions offered here are sensible and realistic (Brookings).” Posts are authored by Fellows of the Brookings Institution. Read the latest academic-based insights about the debt ceiling, the shutdown, and tea party politics:
Who moved the island in front of the Knight Center? Watch this new video in our Building Olin Hard Hat series for the answer. The entrance to the executive education and conference center got a make-over this month. It’s all part of the on-going construction of Knight Hall and Bauer Hall located to the east of the Knight Center.
To celebrate another quarter of safety on the job at the Charles F. Knight Executive Education and Conference Center, the staff was treated to snow cones and popcorn this week. With temperatures soaring into the 90′s, it was the perfect reward for maintaining a safe workplace for the 75 employees of Aramark, the management company that runs the Knight Center.
He’s been here for 42 years, so it’s hard to imagine Olin without him. But Jim Little says he’s retiring after a long career as professor of economics. Over 100 well-wishers turned out for a reception in Little’s honor at the Knight Center following a speech in which Little looked back and forward at the global economy. Former students, colleagues, Bob Virgil, and many others were among the attendees who toasted Little’s long career.
Colleagues, former students, and friends gathered in the Knight Center Dining Room to celebrate the career and retirement of Jim Little.
Little prefaced his speech with some fond and funny reminiscences. He told the audience, “I’ve been very lucky. I’ve benefited from outstanding leadership at both the University and the School. I’ve had wonderful colleagues who are really smart and dedicated to research and teaching. Perhaps, most of all, I’ve had wonderful students who I sometimes think taught me more than I taught them.”
Little holds his grandson.
Professor Little will be retiring from his role as the Donald Danforth, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Business. He joined the Washington University faculty in 1971 and served on the faculty of the Department of Economics until 1982, when he joined the faculty of the Olin School. From 1983-89, he served as associate dean for academic affairs. Professor Little also served as Academic Director of the Olin School’s EMBA Program and directed the School’s European Programs. While retiring from his full professorship, he will continue to serve as the Academic Director for Olin’s Executive MBA program in partnership with Fudan University in Shanghai.
Olin has established the “Jim Little Tribute Scholarship” to honor Professor Little’s legacy of educating students, and an Olin student will be awarded this scholarship next fall. To make a gift in support of this scholarship, please visit https://gifts.wustl.edu