December

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      • Dec 22, 2016 Happy Holidays from Dean Sumichrast

        As 2016 draws to a close, I can't help but be extremely proud of all the accomplishments by our students,alumni, faculty, and staff. I am very impressed with not only the caliber of the work, but also the passion, dedication, and spirit of our college. I look forward to seeing this momentum continue in the New Year.

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      • Dec 15, 2016 2016 BIT Showcase

        The 2016 BIT Showcase was recently held in the Pamplin atrium. Each year, this showcase gives junior and senior BIT students the opportunity to present interactive project demonstrations they developed through class. Projects range a wide variety of topics, often relating to business problems that the sponsors of the showcase have. Altria and CarMax sponsored this year’s showcase, while several other companies attended to assess and engage with students. Each class was given one hour to present their projects to sponsors using laptop demonstrations and posters.

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      • Dec 13, 2016 Pamplin Society Cultivates Continued College Growth

        Pamplin pride does not stop after graduation. Graduates of the Pamplin College of Business are characterized by their appreciative generosity and strong connection to their alma mater. This is the fabric of the Pamplin Society, to promote, support, and improve the college that has dutifully served them– the Pamplin College of Business.

      • Dec 12, 2016 CISO Executive Summit in Washington, D.C.

        Pamplin faculty members Janine Hiller and Linda Oldham discussed privacy, security, and data analytics curriculum (or education) at the CISO Executive Summit in Washington, D.C., in November. In her presentation, Hiller, a professor of business law, focused on the “complexity around the regulatory and ethical aspects of privacy and how they intersect with data and cybersecurity that challenge today’s privacy conceptions, including health analytics, mobile devices, and the ubiquitous collection and storage of data.” She led the audience in a discussion framed by the following questions, “What are the evolving security and regulatory concerns around data and predictive analytics? How are privacy and cybersecurity management frameworks converging? What do major court and administrative cases foreshadow?

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      • Dec 08, 2016 Barracuda Bowl Season 2 Sparks Creativity and Innovation from Marketing Students

        The marketing department and Coca-Cola teamed up to host Season 2 of the Barracuda Bowl at Virginia Tech in November. The student competition challenged undergraduate marketing majors to create a social media activation campaign on the Virginia Tech campus to build brand love for Coca-Cola. Students were given a budget by Coca-Cola and a limit of five minutes to present their campaign.

      • Dec 08, 2016 The New Data Scientist

        Careers in big data are booming. No surprise. But what is surprising is the new data scientist. These experts are coming from business as well as the computational sciences. Turns out, big data is a segment that requires all comers.