Investment Trends in Clean Energy

Monday, June 5, 2017 | Kylie Marshall

On April 21, the Kenan-Flagler Energy Club celebrated Earth Day with a lecture by alumnus Rob Glen (Arts & Sciences, ’78). A senior executive based in San Francisco for Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), Glen sets the prominent industry analyst firm’s global service, analysis and customer strategies. He also leads its business relationships with organizations including Chevron, General Electric and Google. More

Sport Business

Friday, May 5, 2017 | Kylie Marshall

Over spring break, while many students were lounging on the beach, 19 of Dr. Deborah Stroman’s students were touring universities, sports clubs and arenas in Dublin and Cologne. This semester, Dr. Stroman teaches a global sport business course about the 500-billion-dollar sports business industry. In Europe, however, sport business is much less commercial, Dr. Stroman explained. More

New Role: Patrick Hartley Joins the Kenan Institute Team

Thursday, April 13, 2017 | Ariel Natt

Last month, Patrick Hartley, a distinguished member of the Kenan-Flagler community, joined the Kenan Institute as a Fellow.  He has been a Professor of the Practice of Finance at Kenan-Flagler for nearly twelve years. Currently, he also serves as President of the board of directors of the Kenan-Flagler Business School Foundation. More

Kenan Scholars’ Dean Dome Tour

Thursday, April 6, 2017 | Kylie Marshall

Last Friday, just seven hours before the Tar Heels took down the Butler Bulldogs in the Sweet Sixteen, sophomore business major and Kenan Scholar Parker Smith led a group of Kenan Scholars and Kenan Institute faculty on a tour of the Dean Smith Center and Carolina Basketball Museum. Every phone was out snapping selfies as the students walked through the tunnel and onto the Dean Smith Center court floor, which is usually closed to the public. More

Kenan Research Fellow’s Study Finds Youth Apprenticeship Programs Are Mutually Beneficial

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Kylie Marshall

Apprenticeship Programs provide hands-on training to young adults entering the workforce while functioning as a recruitment tool for companies looking for young talent. More

The Clean Energy Evolution

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Kylie Marshall

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s energy concentration drew several first-year MBA students to pursue their MBA in Chapel Hill due to their interests in renewable energy and environmental policy. Matthew Ruscio, a first-year MBA Kenan Scholar, spent four years after completing his BA in Government and Environmental Studies at St. Lawrence University working in the renewable energy industry and energy policy. More

How Can We Do Uncommon Things?

Monday, March 13, 2017 | Sam Shelley

Recently, the 2017 Kenan Institute Frontiers of Entrepreneurial Research Conference took place, bringing together a group of distinguished thought leaders to discuss new frontiers of entrepreneurship. The importance of this conference is to allow "practitioners to take the best advantage of scholarly research to help understand the phenomenon of entrepreneurship; job creation, venture development, capital formation, and questions around the dynamics of innovation," according to Ted Zoller, Ph.D. The practitioners include policymakers, the private sector, and citizens around the world. The implications of this research can span the globe. More

Hitting Close to Home

Monday, March 13, 2017 | Ariel Natt

This week, Public Policy professor Maryann Feldman and Kenan Institute board member Christy Shaffer visited the Kenan Scholars to discuss business prosperity among regions. Feldman, whose research centers around Research Triangle Park, spoke about the importance of Universities in creating prosperous business regions. Shaffer has worked for multiple businesses with North Carolina roots and currently serves as a Venture Partner. Together, Shaffer and Feldman spoke on the importance of industry growth in North Carolina, particularly in RTP. More

Energy Sector Experts Advise Kenan-Flagler Students

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Sam Shelley

A successful career path begins with knowing yourself, advise energy sector experts Natalie Birdwell and Jason Massey.Natalie Birdwell (Class of 2013 alumni from Kenan-Flagler’s MBA program and Kenan Institute Leadership Fellow) spoke to the MBA Energy Club on Tuesday, February 28. With a distinguished background including former Executive Director of the North Carolina Coal Ash Management Commission, founder of Salient Sky Strategies, and UNC-Chapel Hill alumni, Ms. Birdwell continues to support and engage Kenan-Flagler students. More

The Impact of Global Citizenship

Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Kylie Marshall

“Global citizen.” That is how first-year MBA Kenan Scholar Gowtam Atthipalli uses to describe his diverse upbringing. The son of a professor, Atthipalli grew up in a multitude of countries and experiencing an amalgam of cultures in India, the United States, the U.K. and Germany. Moving at such a young age caused him to develop a knowledge of English, four Indian languages, and a working knowledge of French. More