K.J. Martijn Cremers named dean of Mendoza College of Business

first_imgK.J. Martijn Cremers has been selected to be the new dean of the Mendoza College of Business by University president Fr. John Jenkins, the University announced in a press release Tuesday.Cremers, a professor of finance, has served as interim dean of the college since former dean Roger Huang stepped down in July. According to the release, Cremers was selected from several candidates after a six-month nationwide search. He will assume his new role July 1.“[Cremers] is a distinguished scholar with a deep understanding of and commitment to Notre Dame’s distinctive mission,” Jenkins said in the release. “He will further the Mendoza College of Business’ work of making important contributions to research, training capable graduates who will be ethical leaders and encouraging us all to ask more of business.”Prior to arriving at Notre Dame in 2012, Cremers was a faculty member at Yale University’s School of Management for 10 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in econometrics from VU University Amsterdam and received his doctorate in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business. As a finance professor, he has taught investing and management classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level.An expert in corporate management and investing, Cremers has been published in several leading academic journals and featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. In 2009, he co-authored a paper titled “How Active is Your Fund Manager? A New Measure that Predicts Performance,” which helped introduce a new means of fund portfolio management called “Active Share” into the financial industry.Cremers has also served as an associate editor at the Review of Finance since 2010. Prior to this position, he served as an associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies and of European Financial Management.“[Cremers] is a gifted scholar, teacher and leader who brings to this position an innovative business focus, global business perspective, the highest standards of excellence and integrity and a deep understanding of and dedication to Notre Dame’s Catholic mission,” University provost Thomas G. Burish said in the release. “He is committed to partnering with the faculty to raise the level of research and instruction at Mendoza to even higher levels, and to help integrate Mendoza’s many strengths with other programs throughout the University.”As the leader of close to 160 faculty members, Cremers said he hopes to further improve Mendoza’s undergraduate and professional programs as well as positively influence the business world and beyond.“I am honored to be offered this challenging new role at Notre Dame and look forward to working alongside our impressive group of faculty members and students as we confront the myriad business challenges and opportunities facing our society,” Cremers said in the release. “I am grateful for the trust being placed in me and committed to advancing Mendoza’s distinctive mission as a Catholic business school, where we seek to educate business leaders who seek to contribute to human flourishing, cooperate in solidarity and compete with excellence.”Tags: Active Investing, martijn cremers, Martin J. Gillen Dean, mendoza college of business, roger huanglast_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse-North Carolina matchup

first_img Comments No. 4-seed Syracuse (9-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) matches up with No. 5-seed North Carolina (7-6, 1-3) for the second time this season in the play-in round of the ACC tournament on Thursday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Orange are coming off a regular-season ending win over Navy, where SU dominated the Midshipmen in every facet. UNC is in the midst of a three-game losing streak.Here are the beat writers’ picks for the game Thursday.Michael McCleary (9-3)Playoffs?!Syracuse 15, North Carolina 11North Carolina can take its “home-field advantage” somewhere else. Syracuse probably shouldn’t have been the No. 4 seed. Yes, the ACC is good, and the seeding is directly correlated with conference record, but the Orange should’ve won both of their conference losses. SU blew it at the end of the Virginia game and it started at a season-worst pace against Notre Dame. Sure, maybe the Orange shouldn’t have won the Duke game, but they did. And they showed for at least a quarter that they were better than the Blue Devils. All of that adds up to this: No. 4 Syracuse is much better than No. 5 North Carolina, a team SU’s already beaten. And it will beat them again. See you Saturday.Andrew Graham (8-4)Long weekendSyracuse 15, North Carolina 12AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMiss me with any maxims about “beating the same team twice,” and blah, blah, blah. Syracuse is the better team and on Thursday, that’ll show. Yes, the Orange haven’t won an ACC Tournament game since winning the championship against Duke in 2016. But since handling the Tar Heels, 12-9, more than a week ago, SU’s only looked stronger, burying Navy on Saturday while North Carolina lost at Notre Dame. We saw in SU’s game against UNC how the Orange’s methodical offense starved the Tar Heels’ attack while compiling a sturdy lead. The defense turned it on and smothered offensive chances while Danny Varello dominated at the faceoff-X. The gap between these teams is slim, but it’s easily enough for Syracuse to spend a few extra days in Chapel Hill.Nick Alvarez (7-5)Heel TurnSyracuse 13, North Carolina 9There’s no reason to think that this game won’t turn out exactly like the last one did. Syracuse’s confidence-boosting rout over Navy and North Carolina’s close loss to Notre Dame further sent each squad in different directions. SU is the No. 7 team in the nation and top-five in RPI. A breakdown against Virginia or a better start against UND is the only thing preventing SU from avoiding the No. 4-seed and a play-in game all together. The Orange defense has only faltered once since late-March and the Tar Heels don’t have the firepower to reverse that trend. With all of SU’s top-line attack streaking paired with Drake Porter’s consistency, the Orange should set up a rematch with Virginia on Saturday. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on April 22, 2019 at 11:56 pmlast_img read more