A look back: don’t miss the top 10 stories of 2022 in Foster Business magazine

As 2022 winds to its end, we take a look back at the most popular stories of the year in Foster Business online. Here are the top 10 stories of 2022, plus a few blockbusters from 2021.

1. Handler-With-Care

Foster School of Business undergrad Michelle Harte manages school, work and Dubs on the side.

2. Heath Vision

The late Loyd Heath made a big impact as an accounting professor, but he became renowned for his sublime campus photography.

3. Easy Being Green

Founders Hall, the greenest building on campus, is an exemplar of sustainable construction, carbon capture, energy and water conservation and natural cooling.

4. Cubicle Karenina

From Professor Michael Johnson, a novel approach to understanding the drivers of engagement and exhaustion at work.

5. Grand Challengers

Emily Cox Pahnke’s award-winning course equips and inspires students to tackle society’s colossal conundrums by thinking and acting like an entrepreneur.

6. Toward Tenure Equity

A Foster-led initiative, co-created by Esther Uduehi, aims to increase the number of underrepresented Black, Latinx and Indigenous scholars who earn tenure at business schools across the USA.

7. Flower Power

Modernizing the business of human relations at FTD, Foster alumnus Charlie Cole leads a legacy brand into a brighter future.

8. Welcome to Founders Hall

An interactive look inside the Foster School’s new privately funded facility, which stands as a model of sustainable construction, collaborative learning and community building.

9. Maestra of Mezcal

For Foster MBA alumna Rosalinda Mendoza, Mocel Mezcal represents the purest distillation of family and heritage.

10. Build Better Networks

Christina Fong, Foster’s associate dean for undergraduate programs, shares four keys to more expansive and effective professional networking.


Bonus: two stories produced in 2021 continued to make a splash in 2022.

11. How to Beat Burnout

Research from Professor Kira Schabram demonstrates that the right kind of compassion is key to restoring energy and engagement at work.

12. Bean Counters

A coterie of Foster School alumni are purveyors of fine coffee and chocolate.