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W-La Crosse Professor Nabamita Dutta loves guiding her students through the world of economics — whether it’s on campus or in a virtual classroom. But it can be a challenge to find the proper time-energy balance between her teaching responsibilities and her main professional passion: research.
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A new faculty fellowship will help her and other professors in the College of Business Administration have the best of both worlds. Dutta is the first recipient of the Menard Family Faculty Fellowship — a program that supports CBA faculty researchers through stipends and teaching relief. Dutta plans to use the fellowship to continue advancing her research portfolio, focusing on entrepre-
Nabamita Dutta receives inaugural Menard faculty fellowship neurship, culture and gender, and how the three intersect and interrelate. “I’m really happy to see Menards supporting faculty research, and I’m excited to be the first recipient of this fellowship,” she says. “Research is extremely challenging, especially with growing competition from institutions across the globe. It is even more challenging for faculty to tackle