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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.


The New York Times | November 2, 2020
How to manage your career during COVID-19 | The New York Times

Plenty of offices will be empty until well into 2021, so there’s no time like the present to seek feedback from the boss and brush up on your skills. Elizabeth Umphress, professor of management at the UW, is quoted.


The Seattle Times | October 23, 2020
New jobless claims fall in Washington, but doubts rise over federal relief | The Seattle Times

Even as fewer Washingtonians filed for unemployment last week, experts warned that preelection politics could hold up much needed federal funds for the hundreds of thousands of state residents already left jobless by COVID-19. Debra Glassman, principal lecturer of business at the UW, is interviewed.


KOMO 4 | October 22, 2020
Amazon’s work from home policy means ‘tale of two cities’ for Seattle, Kent | KOMO 4

Amazon’s decision to allow many employees to work from home until next summer is having dramatically different effects on two Puget Sound cities – Seattle and Kent. Jeff Shulman, professor of finance at the UW, is interviewed.


Yahoo! News | October 15, 2020
Research finds that blue-light glasses improve sleep, workday productivity | Yahoo! News

During the pandemic, the amount of screen time for many people working and learning from home as well as binge-watching TV has sharply increased. New research finds that wearing blue-light glasses just before sleeping can lead to a better night’s sleep and contribute to a better day’s work to follow. Christopher Barnes, associate professor of management at the UW, and Wei Jee Ong, a doctoral student in business at the UW, are mentioned.


GeekWire | September 10, 2020
Tech Moves: Smartsheet, Qumulo, Zipwhip add board directors; Bardy hires a new president; Maven co-founder steps down; and more | GeekWire

Seattle data storage startup Qumulo added Elissa Fink, an adjunct professor of business at the UW, to its board of directors.


The Seattle Times | September 8, 2020
What will happen to Seattle’s empty office towers when COVID-19 ends? | The Seattle Times

As many white-collar employers extend into next year the work-from-home policies they instituted in response to the coronavirus pandemic, a vast amount of vertical space in downtown Seattle is leased but empty. It’s not clear when workers might begin trickling back into that space or what could become of it in the meantime. Jeff Shulman, professor of finance at the UW, is quoted.


Bloomberg | September 3, 2020
Darkest quant fears ring true in $1 trillion world of smart beta | Bloomberg

It’s every quant’s nightmare: Trades that look good on paper break down in the real world. And in the $1 trillion business of smart-beta investing, it’s happening on an industrial scale. Yang Song, assistant professor of business at the UW, is referenced.


Marketplace | September 1, 2020
Why Apple and Tesla are splitting stocks | Marketplace

Two powerhouse companies split their stock Monday: Apple and Tesla increased the number of shares each investor now owns, though the value of each share has decreased. Philip Bond, professor of finance and business economics at the UW, is quoted.


GeekWire | August 31, 2020
Who will (eventually) replace Jeff Bezos? Amazon succession mystery deepens with key exec’s exit | GeekWire

Jeff Wilke, the flannel-wearing CEO of Amazon’s vast consumer business, was viewed as the logical successor to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. So when Wilke last week announced his plans to retire in the first quarter of next year — an unexpected move that caught many Amazon watchers off guard — we naturally wondered: Who is next in line? Bruce Avolio, professor of management at the UW, is quoted.


247 Sports | August 21, 2020
Chris Petersen lands new job at Washington | 247 Sports

In December, UW football head coach Chris Petersen announced that he was stepping down. Now, he’s landed himself a new job as the Fritzky Chair in Leadership at UW’s Foster School of Business.



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