New technologies and employer expectations are pressuring traditional colleges to innovate instruction. Despite predictions of higher education disruption, “smart and agile institutions will respond and even thrive alongside new competitors in this changing environment,” says Sandra Loughlin, Smith School’s director of learning and innovative instruction. “The key is to provide appropriate faculty and program support.”
Binge watching television — taking in a season of “Mad Men” or “Silicon Valley” in a day or two — has become a new pastime, made tempting by streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.
The Forté Foundation has included Smith on a list of “16 elite business schools” with at least 35 percent women in their full-time MBA intakes for fall 2015. Overall, women comprised 39 percent of new full-time MBA enrollment at Smith, up from 34 percent in fall 2014.
Men in groups tend to show off, pushing each other to display a cultural norm of male daring. This can spur overconfidence and financial risk-taking in Wall Street’s male-dominated culture, new research from finance professor Francesco D’Acunto finds.
A computer can do as good a job of predicting how many patients will be discharged from a hospital unit on a given day as doctors and nurses, according to new research coauthored by Sean Barnes, assistant professor of operations management. In some cases, the computer does even better.