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Foster in the Media

The faculty, students, alumni and staff of the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business are in the news on a regular basis. From feature stories to faculty quotes, find a taste of recent media coverage below.


GeekWire | January 19, 2022
How global supply chain woes may be an opportunity for Seattle shipping-tech companies | GeekWire

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the global supply chain has choked and sputtered. But the supply chain troubles could become a boon for Seattle-area tech companies, including giants such as Microsoft and Amazon, as well as an increasing number of startups focused on shipping and logistics. Apurva Jain, associate professor of operations management at the UW, is quoted.


Fortune | January 18, 2022
Top MBA programs that don’t require a GMAT | Fortune

The UW Foster School of Business is included in a list of top programs that don’t require MBA applicants to submit GMAT or GRE scores.


GeekWire | January 13, 2022
Mark Cuban, Robinhood CEO, Coinbase Ventures among investors in new Seattle fintech startup | GeekWire

Seashell, a new Seattle fintech startup that says it can offer up to 10% interest to users, raised a $6 million seed round co-led by top Silicon Valley firms Khosla Ventures and Kindred Ventures. Philip Bond, professor of finance and business economics at the UW, is quoted.


WalletHub | January 10, 2022
Cheapest car insurance in Washington for 2022 | WalletHub

The cheapest car insurance companies in Washington are Pemco, USAA, and State Farm. To gain more insight about getting cheap car insurance while still having quality coverage, WalletHub posed questions to a panel of experts in Washington, including Jarrod Harford, professor of finance and business economics at the UW.


CNN | December 23, 2021
How a Seattle community is supporting a tribe’s fight for its existence | CNN

The Duwamish tribe isn’t recognized by the U.S. government. More than a century of broken treaty promises, discriminatory laws and violence forced many of its people from their ancestral homelands in what is now the Seattle area. Today, the tribe holds less than an acre of land in West Seattle. That territory, however, is about to get a little bigger after community members raised enough money to purchase a parcel of land that is set to be returned to the tribe. Alana Strassfield, a graduate student in business at the UW, is quoted.


KSAW | December 20, 2021
Charisma linked to circadian rhythm | KSAW

UW researchers found that morning people are more charming earlier during the day, and night owls are more charismatic in the evening.


CNBC | December 16, 2021
Researchers link charisma to a person’s circadian rhythm | CNBC

You might think some people are born with charisma. But new research suggests that it’s a skill, hinging on one simple question: Are you a night or morning person? Researchers from Indiana University and the found that charisma is linked to a person’s circadian rhythm.


GeekWire | December 3, 2021
Tech entrepreneurs opening Seattle NFT Museum to showcase digital artform in a physical space | GeekWire

Art lovers curious about what to make of the craze around NFTs and the rush to collect such digital assets will have a physical museum to visit in Seattle to gain a better appreciation for the phenomenon. SNFTM was founded by Seattle entrepreneurs Jennifer Wong, an adjust professor at the UW Foster School of Business, and Peter Hamilton.


The Spokesman-Review | November 29, 2021
‘The consumer has more voice’: How advertising has become more ‘complicated’ since the ’70s | The Spokesman-Review

The pre-internet days of sellers trying to get consumers to buy their products were much less convoluted than present times. Nowadays, Google search ads, personalized website display ads, web video advertising, ads across streaming services and sponsored social media posts are among the many forms of digital marketing that have shaped today’s advertising industry. Mark Forehand, professor of marketing at the UW, is quoted.


The Wall Street Journal | November 29, 2021
How to build stronger relationships with colleagues in the Zoom era | The Wall Street Journal

Research shows that colleagues who work remotely can develop the same levels of trust as those working face-to-face. It just takes longer. Xiao-Ping Chen, professor of management at the UW, is referenced.


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