The Navajo way: Summerim blends healthcare, culture

Phoenix has cutting edge health care and biotechnology centers that attract interest from all over the world, but Thunderbird Professor Karen Brown, Ph.D., also wanted her students to see how the medical industry works on the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona. After touring several Phoenix and Flagstaff sites in May 2012, Brown took her Summerim […]

Ten things to do when your car breaks down in Liberia

Thunderbird’s Liberia TEM Lab team provided inspiration for Interim Thunderbird President Barbara Barrett, who spoke Aug. 17, 2012, at the summer commencement. Following is the full text of her speech: Thunderbird graduates, it is nice to see you all together in one place at the same time … sitting down. That is rare for Thunderbird […]

World awaits your innovation, keynote speaker tells graduates

The world awaits the innovation that will come from Thunderbird School of Global Management graduates in the coming decades, retired Target Chairman and CEO Bob Ulrich said during his keynote address Dec. 16, 2011, at winter commencement. “Your creative ideas are what the world is waiting for,” said Ulrich, who received an honorary Doctor of […]

Germany, Greece settle differences (at least at Thunderbird)

Thunderbird School of Global Management’s traditional Parade of Flags took a twist Dec. 16 2011, when students from Germany and Greece found themselves on stage together during fall commencement in Glendale, Arizona, while a debt crisis escalates in Europe. “While we were rehearsing this morning, we realized that Greece and Germany are so close together […]

ThunderCares Day Photos

ThunderCares is an event put on every trimester where Thunderbird students, staff and faculty take time to volunteer in the local community. Another way to give back is through donating to the ThunderCares International Development Scholarship Fund. This scholarship supports Thunderbird students who complete unpaid international development internships. To donate or learn more, contact Susannah […]

Open forum: Clearinghouse of ideas

From its inception in 1969, Das Tor has represented “a clearinghouse of ideas” for Thunderbird students. This is your space to vent, pontificate or champion a cause. The rules are simple: No name calling, personal attacks, hate speech, profanity, obscenity or libel. When you disagree with your classmates, please do so respectfully. Otherwise, the podium […]

Unpaid internships: Worth considering

By Heather Kipnis ’11 This summer I worked in Managua, Nicaragua with Agora Partnerships, a nonprofit whose mission is to unleash the potential of high impact social entrepreneurs to fight poverty in Central America by providing small and midsized enterprises (SMEs) with strategy consulting, leadership development, networking, and access to growth capital. I decided early […]

Students celebrate Moon Festival

Students in the China, Taiwan and Japan Clubs shared their Moon Festival traditions with their classmates Sept. 14, 2011, at the Fish. “The Moon Festival is all about reunion,” said China Club President Fengqi Zhang. “And this is the second week of the fall trimester, with new students coming in and existing students returning. So […]

ThunderCares volunteers blanket community

Thunderbird students, staff and alumni joined forces on July 23, 2011, for a day of community service in the neighborhoods around campus. Separate groups of ThunderCares volunteers visited a domestic violence shelter, a homeless shelter, a community call center and a refugee center for the Lost Boys of Sudan. “ThunderCares is a great day where […]