Past Centennial Events

  • September
  • Graduate Student Centennial Salute

    Thursday, September 26

    Meet us at Bleacher Bar to kickoff SMG’s 100th birthday celebration. Food and drink provided!

    Open to all SMG graduate students.

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    • Date: Thursday, September 26
    • Time: 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Bleacher Bar, 82 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA
    • Contact: gpo@bu.edu, gsc@bu.edu

  • Undergraduate Centennial Soiree

    Thursday, September 26

    Kick off the Centennial year with fellow undergraduates at Historic Fenway park!

    Open to all SMG undergraduate students, faculty, and staff.

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    • Date: Thursday, September 26
    • Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    • Cost: $20, Purchase tickets at the undergrad Centennial table in the SMG atrium or online here
    • Location: State Street Pavilion, Fenway Park
    • Contact: Joe McNiff, jrmcniff@bu.edu or Amanda Soo, asoo5@bu.edu

  • SMG 100 Birthday Bash

    Thursday, September 26

    Join Dean Freeman, classmates, and administration in toasting a historic achievement, with free t-shirts and desserts, to officially get the year-long celebration started.

    Open to all SMG students, faculty, and staff.

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    • Date: Thursday, September 26
    • Time: 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: SMG Atrium
    • Contact: Danielle Beaton, dbeaton@bu.edu

  • Your Future in Finance

    Friday, September 27

    Open to all SMG alumni.

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    • Date: Friday, September 27
    • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: SMG Auditorium

  • SMG $500 Trivia

    Friday, September 27

    Show off your knowledge of SMG and win great prizes through healthy competition among all undergrads.

    Open to all SMG undergraduate students.

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    • Date: Friday, September 27
    • Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    • Cost: Free, Sign up at the Undergrad Centennial table in the atrium in the weeks leading up to the event.
    • Location: SMG Auditorium
    • Contact: Amanda Soo, asoo5@bu.edu

  • Graduate Centennial Pub Trivia Party

    Friday, September 27

    Assemble your teams and compete for Terrier Points, Cohort Cup points, and bragging rights. Free food and drink tickets provided!

    Open to all SMG graduate students.

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    • Date: Friday, September 27
    • Time: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
    • Cost: Free, Registration required
    • Location: Cornwall’s, 654 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

  • Centennial Dean’s Speaker Series: Bill Erbey, Chairman of Ocwen Financial, Altisource Portfolio Solutions, and Home Loan Servicing Solutions

    Monday, September 30

    What does it take to have not one, but two companies on Fortune’s list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies? Come learn the keys to creating value many times over from Bill Erbey, Chairman of Ocwen Financial, Altisource Portfolio Solutions, and Home Loan Servicing Solutions.

    Open to all BU students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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    • Date: Monday, September 30
    • Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: SMG Auditorium

    • October
    • BU Real Estate Networking Reception

      Wednesday, October 9

      You are invited to an evening of networking along Boston’s waterfront and a special presentation by Jonathan Randall (GSM’00) SVP, Construction, Boston Properties. Boston Properties is one of the largest owners, managers and developers of Class A office properties in the United States, with a significant presence in five markets: Boston, New York, Princeton, San Francisco and Washington, DC. Jonathan will be on hand discuss a variety of current projects in Boston and ongoing ventures in the New England area.

      Open to all BU alumni.

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      • Date: Wednesday, October 9
      • Time: 5:30 p.m.
      • Cost: $20, includes one complimentary drink, appetizers, and the evening program. Register
      • Location: Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress Street, 2nd Floor (Fort Point Room), Boston, MA

    • Centennial Dean’s Speaker Series: Honeywell’s David Cote,
      Chief Executive‘s “2013 CEO of the Year”

      Thursday, October 10

      Chief Executive‘s “2013 CEO of the Year” David Cote doesn’t lead alone. Through his implementation of an effective, behavior-based operating system known as “One Hon,” the Honeywell Chairman and CEO’s team is now rife with learners and leaders who are championing change.

      Open to all BU students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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      • Date: Thursday, October 10
      • Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
      • Cost: Free
      • Location: SMG Auditorium

    • The Business of Restaurants

      Thursday, October 10

      Ever wondered what the secret is to owning a successful restaurant? Do you dream of opening your own place someday or work in an industry that serves the food business and want to learn what makes them tick? Join us for an expert panel of restaurateurs to get the inside scope on the challenges and opportunities in the restaurant business and what do these successful entrepreneurs see as upcoming trends in the industry.

      Enjoy an evening of networking, a lively panel discussion on the business of restaurants, and most important, FOOD at one of Chicago’s hottest spots, Sub51! This event will highlight the entrepreneurial spirit, lessons learned from the industry and how your favorite spot stays in business.

      Open to all BU alumni in the Chicago area.

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      • Date: Thursday, October 10
      • Time: 6:00 p.m. CT
      • Cost: $20 includes complimentary drinks, appetizers, and the evening program. Register
      • Location: HUB 51, 51 Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL

    • Centennial Dean’s Speaking Series: Dr. Lee Seung-Han, Homeplus – Disrupting Retail for a Better Tomorrow

      Wednesday, October 16

      At Homeplus, it’s not just about the growth of profits, but the growth of ideas. Hear from Chairman Lee Seung-han on how one of the largest Korean retailers is shaking up the market—through corporate social responsibility, as well as its award-winning virtual stores.
      Open to all BU students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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      • Date: Wednesday, October 16
      • Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
      • Cost: Free
      • Location: SMG Auditorium

    • CleanTech Open Northeast 2013 Innovation Expo, Awards Gala, and BU Alumni Reception

      Thursday, October 17

      Boston University School of Management is proud to host the 2013 CleanTech Innovation Expo and Awards Gala. The Innovation Expo and Awards Gala is the best opportunity to celebrate cleantech entrepreneurship, network with cleantech investors and professionals, vote for the top teams, and be there when the Northeast Regional Finalists are announced.

      During the expo, be sure to join us for an alumni reception hosted by Paul McManus, Executive Director of the Social Enterprises and Sustainability Sector at the School of Management. The first 25 alums to register for the reception will be given VIP tickets to the CleanTech Open Gala. This is must attend event for anyone working in clean energy or an entrepreneur looking into the cleantech industry.

      3:30-4:30 pm – Innovation Showcase (on-going)
      4:30-6:30 pm – BU Alumni Networking Reception
      7:00- 9:30 pm – Northeast Awards Gala

      Open to all BU alumni.

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      • Date:Thursday, October 17
      • Time: 4:30 p.m.
      • Cost: $12 Register
      • Location: Boston University School of Management, Kenmore Room

    • Health & Life Sciences Conference: Capitalizing on New Opportunities in a Challenging Healthcare Landscape

      Friday, October 18

      The healthcare sector faces immense challenges—patent cliffs, regulatory challenges, the ACA, and the cautious investments in business to name a few. With challenges come opportunities. The BU School of Management’s Health and Life Sciences Conference will bring together experts in health and life sciences sector to discuss these opportunities and challenges. What are companies and healthcare institutions around the US doing to adapt their business models to make this a sustainable, cost-effective and thriving ecosystem? Join us in our conversations as we engage in discussions with present and future business leaders to shape the future of healthcare.

      Co-sponsored by The Health Sector Management Association and BioBusiness organizations at
      BU School of Management.

      Open to all BU students, faculty, and alumni.

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      • Date: Friday, October 18
      • Time: 12:15 – 6 p.m.
      • Cost: Purchase tickets here
      • Location: Boston University School of Management, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

    • SMG Parents Weekend

      Friday, October 18 – Saturday, October 19

      We didn’t forget about the parents! This year, SMG’s Parents Weekend will feature a special centennial lecture showcasing the past and future of the School and will conclude with a Centennial reception in the atrium.

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    • View All BU Alumni Weekend Events

      Alums, get ready to celebrate! We’ve put together a cornucopia of great events to celebrate this landmark year. We’re looking forward to a historic Alumni Weekend, October 24-27, with a full menu of activities for you to learn, do, and party.

    • View All BU Alumni Weekend Events

      Alums, get ready to celebrate! We’ve put together a cornucopia of great events to celebrate this landmark year. We’re looking forward to a historic Alumni Weekend, October 24-27, with a full menu of activities for you to learn, do, and party.


    • Centennial Dean’s Speaker Series: Warren Bennis, “The Father of Leadership”

      Thursday, October 24

      Warren Bennis has written 30 books (including the classic On Being a Leader), advised four U.S. presidents, and began his career right here at SMG. Join Dean Ken Freeman as he brings Professor Bennis, known as the “Father of Leadership,” into our auditorium through video conferencing. The Pulitzer Prize nominee will discuss his personal experiences and the future of leadership. Get your questions ready!

      Please join us for this live video conference.

      Open to all BU students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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      • Date: Thursday, October 24
      • Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
      • Cost: Free.  Register
      • Location: SMG Auditorium


    • LinkedIn: The New Resume

      Featuring John Hill, LinkedIn’s higher education evangelist

      Friday, October 25

      Creating an online profile and building an online network, especially on LinkedIn, is an arduous but necessary task. Fine-tuning your profile, maximizing your network, and connecting with contacts can be even more perplexing. Hill will reinforce his mantra, “Relationships matter!” and share best practices and strategies for utilizing LinkedIn to create an online brand and network with fellow BU alumni, peers, and professionals.

      Open to all BU students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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      • Date: Friday, October 25
      • Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
      • Cost: Free. Register
      • Location: SMG Auditorium


    • Centennial Dean’s Speaker Series: From the Digital Ground Up with IBM’s VP & CIO Jeanette Horan (GSM’93) and Mike Wright, Global CIO for McKinsey & Co.

      Friday, October 25

      In a high-tech world, creating a new business takes courage. Learn about digital entrepreneurship from VP and CIO of IBM Jeanette Horan (GSM’93), whose leadership is helping shape a smarter planet. She is joined by Mike Wright, Global CIO for McKinsey & Co., and N. Venkatraman, the David J. McGrath, Jr. Professor in Management at SMG.

      Introduction by Kenneth W. Freeman, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean at Boston University School of Management.

      Open to all BU students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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      • Date: Friday, October 25
      • Time: 3:30-5 p.m.
      • Cost: Free. Register
      • Location: SMG Auditorium


    • All-Class Welcome Reception

      Friday, October 25

      Reconnect with old friends and classmates over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Cornwall’s, an SMG tradition in Kenmore Square.

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      • Date: Friday, October 25
      • Time: 7-9 p.m. (Complimentary drink from 7-8 p.m., cash bar to follow)
      • Cost: Free. Register
      • Location: Cornwall’s, 654 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


    • Update Your LinkedIn Photo

      Saturday, October 26

      School of Management will have a photographer on hand to update your LinkedIn photo. Sign up for a session and your new, improved and professional headshot will be emailed to you.

      Open to all BU students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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      • Date: Saturday, October 26
      • Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
      • Cost: Free. Register
      • LocationSchool of Management


    • Career Power Hour: Leveraging You

      Saturday, October 26

      Join us before you look for your next career opportunity. Gary Bergmann from the School of Management Feld Career Center will help you develop a powerful thirty-second pitch, and Jeff Murphy, Associate Director, Career Education & CAS Programs at Boston University, will offer an overview on the numerous career resources made available to students and alumni by the BU Alumni Association. These tools and skills will help you present the best version of you on and offline.

      Open to all BU students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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      • Date: Saturday, October 26
      • Time: 10-11 a.m.
      • Cost: Free. Register
      • Location: SMG Room 208


    • Centennial Dean’s Speaker Series: Leading with Bono, Deb Dugan, CEO of (RED)

      Saturday, October 26

      Join Deb Dugan, CEO of (RED), (Parent SMG’15) to learn how (RED) is changing the way corporate and nonprofit sectors are learning and working together to address societal challenges around the world. She is pushing nonprofits from the 20th century model into a brave new world of social media, crowdsourcing, and action, and leading the global fight to end AIDS.

      Open to all BU students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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      • Date: Saturday, October 26
      • Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
      • Cost: Free. Register
      • Location: SMG Auditorium


    • Centennial Dean’s Speaker Series: Captivating the World, Kenneth Feld (SMG’70)

      Saturday, October 26

      Come learn how Kenneth Feld (SMG’70) has built one of the largest entertainment companies in the world that is spreading joy across the globe—with the Ringling Bros., Disney On Ice and lots more. A family business since 1967, discover the secrets of sustaining a family business across several generations of leadership from a top CEO whose story has a chapter right here, at SMG.

      Moderated by Kenneth W. Freeman, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean at Boston University School of Management. Introduction by President Robert Brown.

      Open to all BU students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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      • Date: Saturday, October 26
      • Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
      • Cost: Free. Register
      • Location: SMG Auditorium

      • December
      • SMG Centennial Holiday Lunch

        Friday, December 13
        Join us for the annual holiday lunch! This year we celebrate SMG’s 100th anniversary. Professor Jim Post will provide highlights from SMG’s illustrious past and offer insights about SMG’s bright future with Dean Ken Freeman. Join us for this fun, celebratory event and expand your network of Boston contacts.
        All guests will receive a complimentary copy of SMG’s history book, SMG: 100 Years Bold, written by Professor Post.

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        • Date: Friday, December 13
        • Time: 12:00 pm
        • Cost: $20, Register
        • Location: BU School of Management, 4th floor Executive Suite

      • January
      • Digital Business Futures – What’s Next? A BU School of Management Symposium

        Tuesday, January 7

        Join N. Venkat Venkatraman, David J. McGrath Jr. Professor in Management, for an engaging discussion about the state of the digital revolution today, and tomorrow. Professor Venkatraman will moderate a panel discussion featuring Herald Chen, the Partner at KKR responsible for the digital sector and Ramu Sunkara (SMG’93), founder of Qik (now part of Skype).

        Open to BU alumni, parents, and friends in the Bay Area, CA.
        Register here

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          • Date: January 7
          • Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
          • Cost: There is no cost to attend the networking reception and panel event but registration is required.
          • Location: Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel
            2825 Sand Hill Road
            Menlo Park, CA 94025

        BU Real Estate Networking Reception

      • February
      • BU Real Estate Networking Night featuring John Drew, The Drew Company

        RESCHEDULED

        Due to the unfortunate timing of the snow storm scheduled to move into the Boston area this Wednesday, February 5, the BU Real Estate Networking Night featuring John Drew (SSW’70), The Drew Company is cancelled.

        This event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 16, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Davio’s. We hope you’ll save the date and join us in April.

        Please note the February registration fee will be refunded in the coming week. If you have any questions please contact SMG Alumni Relations.

        Open to all SMG alumni.
        Register here

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        • Date: Wednesday, February 5
        • Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
        • Cost: $20.00
        • Location: Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse,
          75 Arlington Street
          Boston, MA 02116

      • Centennial Speaker Series: Bill Swanson, CEO of Raytheon

        Wednesday, February 12

        Bill Swanson has been on a mission with Raytheon for over 40 years. In a business that demands precision, discover how the CEO and chairman drives success through strategy, innovation, and service.

        Open to all SMG students, faculty, and staff.

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        • Date: Wednesday, February 12
        • Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
        • Cost: Free
        • Location: BU School of Management, Auditorium

      • The New Reality: Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act from hospital, non-profits, and government prospective

        RESCHEDULED

        Due to the nor’easter scheduled to hit Boston on Thursday, February 13, the panel discussion on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 2, from 4:30-6 p.m. in the SMG Auditorium. We hope you’ll save the date and join us in April.

        Panelists:
        Jeanette Clough (SON’75), CEO, Mt. Auburn Hospital
        David Kirshner (GSM’82), Director and Senior CFO Consultant at Warbird Consulting Partners; formerly Senior VP of Finance, CFO, and Treasurer for Boston Children’s Hospital
        Bill Matson, Chief Human Resource Officer, Analog Devices
        Elizabeth Roberts (GSM’84), Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island

        Open to all SMG students, faculty, and staff.
        Register here

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        • Date: Thursday, February 13
        • Time: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
        • Cost: Free
        • Location: SMG Auditorium
        • Contact: Sarah Jarvis, sjarvis@bu.edu

      • Centennial Speaker Series: Analjit Singh

        Monday, February 24

        Founder & Chairman of Max India Limited, Analjit Singh (SMG’77, GSM’79) transformed health care services in his native India, and will be here to share the lessons he learned—from identifying problems to successfully carrying out significant reforms.

        Open to all SMG students, faculty, and staff.

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        • Date: Monday, February 24
        • Time: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
        • Cost: Free
        • Location: SMG Auditorium