Highlights from BYU Colleges: Convert finds leadership success through business school, women’s road movie continues to shift narratives

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Marriott School of Business

Eduardo Dallagnese, pictured with his family, associates many important moments of his past with BYU. (Marriott School of Business)

After getting married in the Porto Alegre Brazil Temple,Eduardo Dallagnese got a call from the Marriott School of Business admissions office. The call let him know he had received the Cardon International Scholarship from the Whitmore Global Business Center and he had been accepted into the school’s MBA program. As a convert, Dallagnese did not know much about BYU, but felt inspired to pursue his education at the Marriott School of Business.

Dallagnese received his call of admittance on his wedding day, and received his official letter of acceptance on the same day he and his wife found out they were pregnant with their first child.

“My personal life, including many of the important moments of my past, are somehow tied to BYU. The principles I learned at BYU also changed the course of my future,” Dallagnese said.

Dallagnese is now a leader at a multinational manufacturing company in Curitiba, Brazil. He is also the Brazil regional director for the BYU Management Society, and uses the leadership skills he learned in business school to bless others.

College of Humanities

BYU associate professor of German and Russian Rob McFarland gave a presentation at the Global Women’s Studies Colloquium on the movie “Thelma and Louise.” He discussed the movie’s symbolism of movement and breakage of long-standing narratives regarding men’s actions forcing women’s mobility.

According to the BYU College of Humanities, McFarland discussed how the film’s influence reframed the misogynistic narrative of women’s road movies into an opportunity for empowering women.

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