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State of the Economy

Please join us online on Tuesday evening, April 27, for a regional economic update by Chris Mefford (Eve MBA ’02) and a lively panel discussion of current economic affairs featuring Foster faculty Debra Glassman, Ed Rice and Thomas Gilbert. Audience-submitted questions will be discussed in advance and included in the discussion.

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Earnings and cash flow | Alumni lunch and learn webinar

Earnings and cash flow. Businesses need both. Many Foster students know earnings and cash are different from one another. But why are they different? And why do we need both? These are the questions Principal Lecturer Lance Young focused on…

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February 26, 2021

What is Machine Learning? | Alumni lunch and learn webinar

We use machine learning every day, whether directly or indirectly. Smartphones and apps use it. Amazon uses it. But what does the term “machine learning” actually mean? In the fourth of the Lunch & Learn webinars with PACCAR-Award winners, Associate…

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December 7, 2020

Fostering an Idea Culture | Alumni lunch and learn webinar

The COVID-19 era is changing the status quo at warp speed, forcing people to find new and creative ways to collaborate in a virtual setting and to solve problems. So how can organizations create an idea culture, one that not…

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November 25, 2020

Cultivating a Growth Mindset | Alumni lunch and learn webinar

Mindset is fundamentally a matter of personal choice, but it’s a choice we often make without reflection. More importantly, the evidence basis offers a clear picture that our personal mindset choice has consequences not just for ourselves, but for others…

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November 23, 2020

The Economics and Psychology of COVID-19 | Alumni lunch and learn webinar

Staying home and keeping a social distance during the pandemic is having an effect on people and businesses. Researchers are starting to get a better understanding of how that is impacting people’s livelihoods and the economy. In the first Lunch…

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October 30, 2020

V, K or W? Foster panel discusses pandemic recovery at a special State of the Economy Forum

The ongoing economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a special fall edition of the Foster School’s usually annual State of the Economy Forum October 8 on Zoom. The by-now ubiquitous grid of familiar faces included Chris Mefford (MBA…

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October 12, 2020

Rock Your LinkedIn Profile

Getting your LinkedIn profile to stand out is not always an easy task. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to even start. Megan O’Meara, recruiter at LinkedIn, offered tips and tricks to help alumni and students rock their profile in the…

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June 23, 2020

Leadership development in volatile times | Alumni lunch and learn webinar

Volatile contexts, like a global pandemic, can be challenging. But research shows these types of situations can help create leaders that are strong and more effective on the other side. In the fourth Lunch & Learn w/Foster, principal lecturer Christina…

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May 22, 2020

Mindfulness meditation in the workplace | Alumni lunch and learn webinar

Mindfulness meditation is the practice of cultivating awareness of the present moment. Research shows it can reduce negative emotions, depression and anxiety while increasing psychological functioning. This practice can be particularly helpful for people as they cope with the uncertainty…

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May 5, 2020

Foster panel examines economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic

“There’s no such thing as an economic update right now that doesn’t talk about the coronavirus,” offered Chris Mefford (MBA 2002) in his prologue to the UW Foster School’s annual State of the Economy Forum, April 28. The pandemic infected…

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April 30, 2020

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