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  •  William F. Donnelly, S.J. 1928 – 2012

    Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 8:40 AM

    William Donnelly, S.J., a professor of economics in the Leavey School of Business, has died. He was 84 years old.

    Father Donnelly had been a member of the economics faculty since 1969, where he taught courses in international economics, international trade and finance, and principles of economics. His recent research concerned exports of American motion pictures, international trade, and offshore financial centers.

    A 1949 graduate of the Santa Clara University with a degree in business, he entered the Society of Jesus in 1951, and held teaching posts at Loyola Marymount as well as Santa Clara University.  He earned his doctorate in economics from New York University, and held master’s degrees in economics and theology.

    He held several administrative posts at the University and with the Society of Jesus, serving as a member of the Santa Clara University Board of Regents and the Board of Trustees, and was Academic Vice President from 1973 to 1978. He also served on the Board of Trustees for Loyola Marymount University, and consulted for the Vice Provincial for Education, in the California Province of the Society of Jesus.

    Visitation and Vigil Service
    3:00-6:00 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2012
    Vigil Service will begin at 5:30 p.m. to conclude the visitation hours.
    Mission Church
    Santa Clara University

    The Mass of Christian Burial
    7:30 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2012
    Mission Church
    Santa Clara University

    Memorial donations may be sent to the Jesuit Community for the Jesuit Scholarship Fund or for the Catala Club.



     

  •  Griffith Celebrates New Book

    Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 12:58 PM

    Successful managers mix people, technology, and structure into new business solutions by staying “plugged-in,” says Management Professor Terri Griffith in her new book, The Plugged-In Manager, to be published this month by Jossey-Bass. Griffith and her colleagues will celebrate the book’s release at a reception on Wednesday, October 26, in Lucas Hall.

    Griffith, a popular Santa Clara University Business School instructor and author of the award-winning “Technology and Organizations” blog, wrote the book after seeing that most discussions of management practice focused on either people issues or organizational issues, and rarely touching on technology used in either case. She noticed that the most adept managers in leading companies were skilled at using all three dimensions, and began interviewing those business leaders most proficient at combining the three.

    The managers who excelled were not experts in technology or psychology, she discovered, but were exceptional in the way they connected people, technology, and organizational practice to develop new business processes. In the book, Griffith outlines three practices that each of the exemplary managers use, and demonstrates how each practice can be adopted to improve performance by individual managers and their organizations. 

    The book release reception, hosted by Business School Dean Drew Starbird, will feature brief remarks by Griffith and copies for sale by the campus bookstore. For reservations, see www.scu.edu/business/plugged-in.cfm.

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