12.15.10 Professor of History at the University of Virginia J.E. Lendon joins Coy to discuss his new book Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins. The new release details the decade of clashes between Athens and Sparta known as the Peloponnesian Wars. Lendon explains the title of the book, then touches on the process of studying the battle tales of Thucydides before plunging into recreating the bloodshed that was Ancient Greece in the 5th century B.C.
Darden Professor Ming-Jer Chen, an expert in East-West strategies, stops by the studio this week to talk about managing business relationships between the U.S. and China. In the Darden headlines: “SSE students visit Darden for GBE,” and “New Products and Services Design Fair.”
This week Abena sits down with Darden Professor Lynn Isabella to discuss Global Leadership. In this week’s news: “GEMBA Moving Forward,” “Dancing with the Darden Stars,” and “Darden Partners Share Good Cheer.”
11.30.10 Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Virginia Dr. Anindya Dutta joins Coy Barefoot to discuss recent research into Epigenetics. Professor Dutta discusses the startling and fascinating very new discoveries being made in genetics research. The University of Virginia was recently ranked within the top five genetics research institutions in the world.
11.30.10 Professor of English at the University of Virginia Stephen Railton joins Coy to discuss Mark Twain. A nationally recognized expert on America’s first true celebrity, Railton provides insight into his early life, his writings, his ability to characterize American life, and exactly why the country was so fascinated by this figure. Today’s conversation honors the 175th anniversary of Twain’s birth, as well as the centennial of his passing.
The Darden BusinessCast celebrates its 150th episode with a conversation about Darden’s new website and social media outlets. For that conversation, we are joined by Darden’s Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives Maureen Wellen, and Julie Daum, Senior Director of Communications at Darden. In the news: “Welcome New Trustees,” “Lessons from the Start-up Nation,” and “Real Men Wear Purple.”
Darden was visited this week by Executive MBA students from Argentina. We hear from two of those students, as well as from Jon Megibow, Director of Operations for the Darden Center for Global Initiatives. In the headlines: “The Dean to Visit Aspen Institute,” “First-Year Networking Nights,” and “Darden for the Cure.”