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The university recently celebrated the grand opening of the first building on the Tepper Quadrangle, which will serve as the new home for the Tepper School of Business. This milestone was more than seven years in the making and will allow us to realize our vision of building the business school of the future.

Our newest classes arrived this fall, settling into spaces that have been specifically designed to deliver a world-class 21st-century education for tomorrow’s business leaders. Students, faculty, and staff from all over campus are already finding themselves drawn into the business school building as a hub for innovative work across disciplines.

In conjunction with the grand opening of our new building, we also held our inaugural INTERSECT@CMU conference, which brought together leading experts from government, industry, and esteemed faculty from the Tepper School and CMU. Topics included smart cities, smart homes, and smart cars; the future of artificial intelligence and society; and the disruptive potential of blockchain. This conference positions the Tepper School as an intellectual leader at the intersection of business, technology, and society. 

We invite you to read more in the following pages about INTERSECT@CMU and the importance of the Tepper Quad as a driver of interdisciplinary collaboration. As we settle into our new home, it is an opportune time to look back at the remarkable journey that brought us here. I am awestruck when I consider how many contributors worked toward making this vision a reality.

I want to thank the entire Tepper School community for its support in bringing us to this pivotal moment in our history. I invite you to visit us in our new home and see how our vision for the future of business education and research is coming to life.

With appreciation,

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Robert M. Dammon
Dean