This Day in Business History: The FDIC Is Founded as a Provision of the Glass-Steagall Act

June 16, 1933: Following the failure of nearly five thousand banks in 1929, which promulgated the Great Depression, the Glass-Steagall Act was signed into law. As a provision, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was established to protect bank customers’ deposits in the event of future bank failures. Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor,…

This Day in Business History: The Birth of CNN and the 24-Hour News Cycle

June 1, 1980: With only 1.7 million viewers, the first 24-hour news cycle channel CNN was launched right here in Atlanta. The low viewership did not stop Ted Turner’s vision, and within three years, CNN gained over 33 million viewers. Now, CNN reaches hundreds of millions of households worldwide, not to mention passengers at every single…

GBL Student Worker Phong Tran Accepted into Emory’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program

Phong Tran, one of Goizueta Business Library’s wonderful student workers, was recently accepted into Emory’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), and we couldn’t be happier for him! During the 10-week program, Phong will conduct full-time research alongside Emory’s professors, post-docs and graduate students and present his work at a symposium. Phong, a rising senior, is…

This Day in Business History: The Patent that Changed Fashion

May 20, 1873: Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss, both immigrants to the United States, were granted U.S. patent number 139,121 for Davis’ innovative design using rivets to reinforce stress points in pants. Davis, a tailor in Reno, Nevada, regularly bought fabric from Strauss’s dry goods store in San Francisco and had reached out to him in a…

This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday NYSE!

May 17, 1792: Outside of 66 Wall Street, under a buttonwood tree, 24 stockbrokers and merchants signed what became known as the Buttonwood Agreement, which established The New York Stock Exchange. The very first listed company on the exchange was Bank of New York. Source: History of the New York Stock Exchange via Library of Congress Read more…

It’s Now Even Easier to Reserve Group Study Space at Goizueta Business Library

Goizueta Business Library has two group study spaces that can be reserved for up to 2 hours for groups of 3 Goizueta students or more. The rooms are equipped with wall-mounted monitors and white boards. If you are a Mac user, be sure to bring your HDMI to DisplayPort adapter if you want to use the monitors. Don’t forget…

Summer Business Institute Begins This Week

The Goizueta Summer Institute is a for-credit, 3-week intensive academic course of study for non-business majors. It is designed to provide students with an overview of the functional areas of business and the foundations of management as they apply to any profit or non-profit organization. The institute includes an interdisciplinary course with an applied practicum…

Woodruff Library Visiting Librarian Nidia Banuelos Publishes Article on History of Business Education in Journal of Higher Ed

This article was originally published in the LITS Online News on May 6, 2016 and is written by Wade Moricle. Nidia Banuelos, the current visiting social sciences librarian, has an article entitled “From Commercial Schools to Corporate Universities: Explaining the Shift in Proprietary Business Education in the U.S., 1970-1990,” that will be published in the…

Congrats Graduates! Library Resources for Lifelong Learning

Congratulations on your graduation from the Goizueta Business School! The Business Library team has enjoyed working with you as a student and we look forward to continuing after graduation. As Goizueta Alumni, you will continue to have access to a select suite of library services and resources for your career research and lifelong learning needs. Read…