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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.


KIRO 7 | June 26, 2020
‘Climate Pledge Arena’: Amazon secures naming rights to New Arena at Seattle Center | KIRO 7

Seattle-based Amazon announced Thursday that it has secured the naming rights to the new home of Seattle’s NHL team and the WNBA’s Seattle Storm. Jeff Shulman, professor of business at the UW, is quoted.

Previously named Key Arena, the New Arena at Seattle Center will be known as ‘Climate Pledge Arena.’


WalletHub | June 24, 2020
Coronavirus and 4th of July: 78% of Americans will spend less money this year | WalletHub

WalletHub’s survey examined both Americans’ plans for Independence Day and their opinions on freedom, patriotism and safety in light of current events. It consulted a panel of experts, including Shailendra Pratap Jain, professor of marketing at the UW.


GeekWire | June 22, 2020
A love for sci-fi sparked Megan Brown’s STEM path and led to quantum computing at Microsoft | GeekWire

Megan Brown, the latest Geek of the Week, works on Microsoft’s Quantum Development Kit, which was released in 2017 and intended to empower developers to create quantum applications. She is also getting her MBA at the UW.


KUOW | June 19, 2020
Reopening won’t likely jumpstart the economy | KUOW

Lockdowns got us into this recession. But now there’s evidence that reopening won’t get us out of it. Debra Glassman, principal lecturer of business at the UW, is quoted.


The Spokesman-Review | June 17, 2020
For economic recovery, ‘virus is the boss’ | The Spokesman-Review

The economic downturn from the COVID-19 pandemic is unlike any the country has ever seen, so it’s difficult to say whether normal rules for recessions apply, a former chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers told a state Senate panel Tuesday. Debra Glassman, principal lecturer of business at the UW, is quoted.


Bloomberg | June 12, 2020
Seattle experts say COVID-19 will hit black-owned businesses hardest | Bloomberg

Black-owned businesses have been particularly hard hit by the Covid-19 crisis. With Seattle’s Pike/Pine corridor having become a hub for demonstrations over police brutality and systemic racism, Bloomberg reached out to two local experts on minority entrepreneurship about some of the causes of these disparities, as well as ways to address them. William Bradford, professor of finance at the UW, is interviewed.


US News | June 11, 2020
45 best public business schools for a full-time MBA | US News

The UW Foster School of Business is included in a list of the highest-ranked full-time MBA programs at public institutions.


The Seattle Times | May 28, 2020
Boeing to cut nearly 10,000 jobs in Washington, more than 12,000 overall | The Seattle Times

Boeing told employees Wednesday that almost 7,000 of them will receive layoff notices this week. With more than 5,500 voluntary buyouts added in, the company will slash almost 12,300 U.S. jobs in this first batch of cuts stemming from the coronavirus economic shock. Thomas Gilbert, associate professor of business at the UW, is quoted.


GeekWire | May 26, 2020
Innovative sleep apnea fix takes home $25K prize at University of Washington student startup contest | GeekWire

In 2017 UW student Ryan Yousefian co-founded ApnoMed, a startup that sells a device to correct sleep apnea without negative side effects associated with existing technologies. On May 22, ApnoMed was awarded the $25,000 grand prize in the 2020 Dempsey Competition, organized by the UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.


KING 5 | May 26, 2020
Local student entrepreneurs compete | KING 5

Chris Cashman interviews the four finalists in the 2020 Dempsey Competition, organized by the UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.



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