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July 26, 2012

Mobile News Incubator Answers the Call
Students from Marshall, Annenberg and Viterbi were brought together through the USC Mobile News Incubator Fellowship Program, a unique six-week initiative funded by the Knight Foundation, to develop mobile-focused communications strategies to aid local nonprofits in reaching and engaging significantly larger audiences. SBL Scholar Alum and Social Entrepreneurship minor, Richelle Gribble, '13, was a team leader on the project.
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June 29, 2012 USC Marshall Society and Business Lab listed as a "notable program" in USC President C.L. Max Nikias' Civic Engagement Report

Civic engagement is at the heart of what it means to be a Trojan and is a cornerstone of our work in our surrounding communities. USC is committed to helping young people realize their dreams of a college education while assisting families and small businesses in gaining access to resources that support their health, well-being and economic vitality. This publication offers a glimpse into work that spans schools, storefronts, sidewalks and parks throughout our neighborhoods.
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May 3, 2012 Professor Adlai Wertman Receives 2012 USC Mellon Mentoring Award

Nominated by students and peers, Professor Wertman was a recipient of the 2012 USC Mellon Mentoring Award for the faculty mentoring undergraduate students category.
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March 26, 2012

Power Networking
Social Entrepreneurship students were in full force at the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies' Networking Day, such as Founder/CEO, Brent Freeman.
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March 26, 2012

USC Students Find Alternative Ways to Spend Spring Break
Several USC students participated in a week of service for their 2012 Spring Break. Kimberley Carder, a social entrepreneurship minor, went to Honduras for Alternative Spring Break.
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August 28, 2011 Schools add minors with global focus

The Marshall School of Business also introduced a new minor in social entrepreneurship. The idea for the new minor arose when then-Provost C. L. Max Nikias expressed an interest in creating a social entrepreneurial program at USC.
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August 16, 2011 Net Impact's annual Business as UNusual guide

Net Impact's annual Business as UNusual guide gives the inside scoop on what business programs are doing to prepare students for careers that make a positive impact on the world. … the go-to guide for comparing each program's commitment to themes such as corporate responsibility, sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and more.
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July 26, 2011 Marshall Spotlight – SBL Alum

Molly Larson knows that nonprofits depend on solid business expertise at least as much as for-profit companies, and it’s a need she plans to help fill. To accomplish this, she pursued an MBA to expand her skill set. “I wanted to know which questions to ask to get the information I needed,” she say.
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June 13, 2011 New Minor In Social Entrepreneurship
For undergraduates interested in social innovation and developing well thought-out solutions to the world's problems, the Society and Business Lab (SBL) at the USC Marshall School of Business in conjunction with the School of Policy, Planning and Development has announced a social entrepreneurship minor that will begin in fall 2011.
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June 11, 2011 Society and Business Research Award
USC Marshall School of Business is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2011 Society & Business Research Award is Leigh Anne Novak Donovan.
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June 6, 2011 Career Profile
Net Impact member Molly Larson spent the majority of last summer tweaking résumés and prepping for job interviews. But unlike most MBAs, none of them were her own.

May 25, 2011 Off to Change the World
On May 13, a cadre of socially-minded MBA students were the first Society and Business Fellows to graduate USC Marshall. The fellowship program is run through the USC Marshall Society and Business Lab (SBL).
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April 30, 2011 Society and Business Lab on Forefront of Change
Society and Business Lab (SBL) Associate Director and Director of Education Abby Fifer Mandell brought SBL programs to the attention of philanthropists and change-makers at the Partnership for Change conference held in Oslo, Norway March 24-25.
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October 1, 2010 USC Society and Business Lab Brings Thought Leaders in Social Innovation to Campus
In its ongoing effort to bring together the best minds in social innovation to USC's campus, the Society and Business Lab (SBL) - a USC Marshall School of Business Center for Excellence dedicated to applying business models to change the world, has secured top talent to serve as its inaugural team of Senior Fellows.
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Sept 1, 2010 SBL featured in Trojan Family Magazine
Good Business - For starry-eyed idealist, the Society and Business at the USC Marshall School of Business offeres practical tools for changing the world P. 38.
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May 11, 2010 USC College Senior / SBL Alumnus - Awarded Fulbright Fellowship
Last spring, for the first time, China displaced the United States to become Brazil's biggest trading partner. Yet, many experts are puzzled by the absence of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two. Such agreements have proven beneficial for Peru and Chile, so what is inhibiting South America’s largest economy from deepening its trade relations with China?

Hoping to uncover some of the answers is Dawn Powell, a senior in USC College. Powell, who hails from San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a 2010–11 Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil where she will probe Sino-Brazilian economic relations and their implications for Brazil’s development.
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April 6, 2010 MBAs with a Social Conscience - Businessweek
More business school applicants say they want jobs in sustainability and social enterprise. The implications are potentially huge.

"With applicants and recruiters demanding change, business schools have taken heed, developing programs, courses, and activities designed to ready MBAs for the brave green world. "The administration in the old days would say, 'That's the idealism of the MBA student,' " says James Ellis, dean of the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. "Now, administrators say, 'This is the reality.' "
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March 5, 2010 USC Global Business Bigades- Panama 2010

February 20, 2010 Social Entrepreneurship Program Hits Marshall’s "Sweet Spot"
"When you are in the sweet spot... you know it. You find your passion," said Marshall School of Business Dean James G. Ellis, as he spoke about honoree Professor Adlai Wertman, founder of USC Marshall Society and Business Lab, at the 2010 Social Entrepreneurship Forum organized by the Los Angeles Chapter of the USC Marshall School of Business Alumni Association as its Annual Keynote event on February 20.
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