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Angela Noble-Grange, MBA '942011 Wilbur Parker Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient
Carlos Quintanilla, MBA '802011 Distinguished Latino Alumni Award Recipient
General George Casey (U.S. Army Ret.), distinguished senior lecturer of leadership, writes on keys to continuously improving leadership skills.
Dean Dutta’s keynote speech on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at IBSSC, Shanghai
Corning, Inc. leader gives Durland Lecture Nov. 17
Wendell P. Weeks, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Corning, Inc. will deliver the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management’s 27th Durland Lecture Monday, November 17th, at 4:30 pm in the Bill and Melinda Gates auditorium. This lecture is free and open to the public with limited seating.
Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences.
Weeks career at Corning, Inc. has spanned 31 years of working in financial, business development, commercial, and general management roles, including strategic positions in the company’s television, specialty glass, and telecommunications businesses. Weeks was named Corning’s chief executive officer in 2005 and chairman of the board in 2007. Previously, he served as chief operating officer and helped lead the company’s restructuring and return to profitability following the telecom industry crash. Weeks is a graduate of Lehigh University and earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University as a Baker Scholar.
The Durland Lecture series was initiated in 1983 by Roy H. Park and a group of supporters. Durland lecturers have included Thomas W. Jones, co-chairman and CEO of Citigroup’s SSB Citi Asset Management Group; Abby Joseph Cohen, managing director of Goldman, Sachs and Co.; Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna; and Lucio A. Noto, chairman and CEO of Mobil Corp.
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