February 7, 2003
Faculty Member Received Fulbright Grant
James Gentry, Professor Emeritus of Finance, recently received word from the Fulbright Commission in Italy that he has been selected to be the Tuscia (Viterbo) Distinguished Chair in Business Administration during the fall 2003 semester.
He will teach a case-discussion course on Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs). Cases will be used throughout the course to actively involve students in learning about the role that LBOs play in financial management. Students will write cases about Italian LBOs to create a real-world learning experience. Throughout the class, students will work directly with Italian business leaders and investment bankers who have had direct LBO experience. In the closing weeks of the course, selected student cases will be discussed in the presence of Italian bankers and business leaders.
Gentry retired at the end of the 2002 academic year after a distinguished career at the University of Illinois. He was a member of the faculty for more than 35 years and was IBE Distinguished Professor of Finance at the time of his retirement. This is Gentry's third Fulbright award: he received an award in 1994 to Japan and to India in 1979-80.
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