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6 February 2012

A GSB alum at Fukushima

Last week I attended a presentation by one of our Japanese alums, Kenji Tateiwa '04, who was in the thick of the Fukushima nuclear accidents in March 2011. Kenji shared with an audience of Stanford alumni his experience as a nuclear engineer and manager at Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which owns and operates the nuclear power stations that were severely damaged by the tsunami. This was a rare opportunity to hear the facts from someone on the inside, including information that is not well-known to the public. It was both harrowing and moving to hear Kenji quote from the workers on-site who were dealing with the crisis in darkness with only flashlights and who believed they may never see their families again. Kenji began his presentation by sharing part of his "What matters most to you" essay from his application to Stanford 10 years ago. It was inspiring to hear the aspirations he expressed in his essay about his "dream of establishing a perfect energy world -- one sustainable from an energy point of view and protective of mother nature". And, now, to see what a critical role he is playing in strengthening the U.S.-Japan relationship so that the lessons learned from the Fukushima accident can enhance nuclear safety worldwide. Kenji said that the GSB mantra of "Change lives, change organizations, change the world" guides him in this important work.

UPDATE Japan's Nuclear Crisis Points To Need For Sharing Crisis-Management Talent


15 February 2012

Stanford taps GSB alum

Stanford GSB alumni become an integral part of your MBA experience through active participation as mentors, class speakers, project resources, and recruiters. They are also renowned for staying involved with the Stanford community long after graduation.

An alum who epitomizes this spirit of giving back is Steven Denning, MBA 1978, who was just elected chair of the Stanford University Board of Trustees. In addition to supporting the University, Denning continues to volunteer for the Stanford GSB where he is a member and former chair of the school's Advisory Council.

Please join us in congratulating Steven Denning on his election to chair of the Stanford University Board of Trustees.

Read more at Steven A. Denning elected chair of Stanford University Board of Trustees

24 February 2012

Webinars now available for viewing

Recordings of two recent webinars are now posted on our website at web-based events. These webinars may answer some of your questions about a unique scholarship opportunity offered by Eli Lilly in collaboration with Stanford as well as how the Stanford GSB can prepare you for a career in Africa.

Stanford MBA Admissions Webinar for Prospective Students in Africa (held 30 November 2011)
Featuring Chinezi Chijioke, MBA 2005; Andreata Muforo, MBA 2009; Seun Oloruntimehin, MBA 2012; and Tayo Oviosu, MBA 2005

The Charles P. Bonini Partnership for Diversity Fellowship Program (P4D) (held 8 December 2011)
Featuring Allison Osler, MBA 2010; Tiffany Abdullahi, MBA 2013, and Juan-Pablo Mas, MBA 2011.

27 February 2012

Take a Campus Tour Via iTunes

Now available on Stanford on iTunes U, download "New Sights on Campus," an enhanced podcast that takes you on a stroll through some recent additions to Stanford's campus.

The tour begins at the Knight Management Center at the Monument to Change as it Changes art installation. You'll also visit the east side of campus, including the Stanford School of Medicine.

The podcast can be viewed online or downloaded to a smartphone.