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May 2016
Optimal results for this Tauber team

Their computer simulations provided multi-million dollar optimization benefits for Whirlpool's refrigeration division - and earned them first place at SPOTLIGHT!
Wally Hopp, C.K. Prahalad Distinguished University Professor of Business and Engineering
Congratulate your Tauber faculty

Congratulations to Wally Hopp!  He has been appointed the C.K. Prahalad Distinguished University Professor of Business and Engineering.  The title of Distinguished University Professor is a prestigious honor reserved for a very small number of the University's most elite faculty.

Several other Tauber faculty members also recently received promotions. Congratulations to Ross professor of technology and operations Damian R. Beil, CoE associate professor of industrial and operations engineering Mariel S. Lavieri, CoE professor of electrical engineering and computer science Wei Lu, and CoE associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science Zeeshan H. Syed.
Shinola Detroit
Join a Tauber Field Trek
Next up: Shinola Factory in Detroit

Join us June 2, 4:00-6:30p at Shinola Detroit for an exclusive behind the scenes operations tour. Tauber Executive in Residence Dr. Gene Goodson will provide in-depth knowledge of emerging trends for lean transformation within companies. 

Tauber Field Treks bring Tauber alumni, students, and community members together for an inside view of operations at innovative organizations. Look for Tauber Field Treks coming soon to the Bay Area, Seattle, and Chicago.

Meet the next CoE Dean

Alec Gallimore will be the next Dean of the College of Engineering, succeeding Dean David Munson.
Gallimore is currently associate dean for CoE, as well as an Arthur F. Thurnau professor, the Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Professor of Engineering, associate dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, and Professor of Applied Physics.

Meet the next CoE dean > 
Meet the next Ross Dean

Scott DeRue will be the next Dean of the Ross School of Business, succeeding Dean Alison Davis-Blake. He is familiar to many Tauber alums from his work as associate dean for Executive Education, director of the Sanger Leadership Center, professor of management, and faculty director of the Emerging Leaders Program.

 Meet the next Ross dean > 
Tauber Institute at IIE Expo

Tauber Engineering Director Larry Seiford enjoyed sharing the Tauber Institute vision at the Annual IIE Conference and Expo in Anaheim, CA, May 21-24.  We'll be back next year!   

Connect with Tauber at upcoming events >
Tauber Team Project Tesla members Brian McGuiness and Mukund Varma (MBA '17) consult with their CoE Advisor Prof. Yavuz Bozer at the 2016 Kickoff Dinner.
"I've been blown away..."

"... by the experience and talent my classmates bring to the Tauber Institute. They've got a lot of great ideas, and their voices and opinions have a lot to offer in driving its future."
- Brian McGuiness (MBA '17) 
Brian McGuiness comes to Tauber from the U.S. Coast Guard, where he was involved in everything from law enforcement to search-and-rescue to marine resources protection.  Brian shares his Tauber experience, including why he looks forward to "the chance to be the dumbest person in the room."

Tauber Victors give back

The Tauber Alumni Scholarship Fund supports students as they shape the future of Global Operations. Demonstrate the power of the Tauber alumni network by helping students make a positive difference.

Thank you to recent Tauber Victors Brian Forster (MBA / MSE '04) and Geoffrey Phillips (MBA '98) for your generosity.

Every gift matters. Give now > 
2016 Whirlpool Team
Save the date for SPOTLIGHT!

The SPOTLIGHT! 2016 Team Project Showcase and Scholarship Competition will be held September 16 at the Ann Arbor Sheraton.

Register to attend SPOTLIGHT! >

Share the experience
Want to show someone what Tauber is all about?  Share this short video that demonstrates how the Tauber curriculum and team project experience prepare students to become operations leaders.

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Check out the scene

Tauber hosted the Executive Forum at this year's INFORMS conference.  Were you, current or former colleagues there?  See pictures from INFORMS and other Tauber events.

Visit Tauber on flickr >
Keep connected

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Boost your career

Check out the latest listings on the Tauber job webpage > 
Show your spirit

Official Tauber Institute gear is now available directly from The M Den.

Gear up! >