Professor Mark Nelson Named New Johnson Dean

“It’s an opportunity to facilitate integration and cooperation, to make sure that the College of Business is as special as the three schools are individually,” he said. “The CCB can help us offer more opportunities for our students while also helping us identify teaching arrangements that help attract and retain excellent faculty.”

Johnson School, Department of Information Science Roll Out Joint Graduate Program

Graduate students of the Samuel Curtis Johnson School of Business and the Department of Information Science will collaborate with various companies to launch a  Digital Technology Immersion (DTI) Program this semester, according to a University press release. The program — offered for the first time in Spring 2016 — will include Master of Business Administration and Information Science Master of Professional Studies from both schools, according to the release. The program aims to fill the need for a workforce that has knowledge of both business analysis and data science, according to the DTI program website. Topics to be covered include ubiquitous computing, web design and programming, leadership and project management. Thirty graduate students — split almost evenly between the two schools — have enrolled in the program so far, according to Director of the MPS program Gilly Leshed.

Dyson Atrium in Sage Hall Gets Makeover

The Dyson Atrium in Sage Hall — the home of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management — received a makeover during winter break with the addition of new furniture, an updated sound system and the installment of more electric outlets. Last semester, a small group of faculty, staff and students with architecture and interior design backgrounds worked together to create a space that would accommodate the events and students using the atrium, according to Amanda Sloane Shaw, associate dean for student services of the Johnson School. “The Johnson program prides itself on being a really close-knit collaborative community.” —Amanda Sloane Shaw
Renovation plans began last semester when the committee made design decisions to enhance the events that would take place in the atrium, according to Teodoro Guzman grad, chair of the student council facilities. “We have high tables around the perimeter for informational conversations, tables of various sizes to accommodate diverse group types, soft seating areas for more relaxed conversations and bigger desks with power outlets for more extended work sessions,” Guzman said. In addition, Guzman said state of the art LED lighting and new recycling bins, as part of a new waste management campaign, were installed.