2016 Scholarship Breakfast
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
The Westin Galleria Hotel
13340 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75240
To Be Announced
- About Breakfast
- Keynote Speaker
- About JSOM
The Naveen Jindal School of Management’s Scholarship Breakfast was established in 2009 with two missions: to offer a forum for discussing relevant business issues and to support the education goals of UT Dallas students — the next generation of business leaders. The program has raised more than $500,000 and funded almost 260 new scholarship awards for Jindal School students.
2015 Scholarship Breakfast Keynote Speaker
Peter Buffett, acclaimed musician, composer, philanthropist and author
Peter Buffett has an acclaimed career that spans more than 30 years. He is an Emmy award-winning musician, composer philanthropist and author. He began his career as the musical mind behind many of the early MTV bumpers — brief transition segments — of the 1980s, and the climactic crescendo in the memorable “fire dance” scene in 1990s Oscar-winning film, Dances with Wolves.
Buffett has received critical acclaim for his Native American-inspired music, most notably composing the full score for 500 Nations, the eight-hour Emmy-awarded CBS miniseries produced by Kevin Costner. Buffett also conceived and composed the musical production Spirit: The Seventh Fire, a Native American inspired show incorporating live native dancing, powwow singing and IMAX-scale visuals (which premiered on the National Mall as part of the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.).
From 1987 to present, Buffett has released 16 records and has been signed to such labels as Narada, Epic and Hollywood Records. He also owns two independent labels, BisonHead and BeSide Records. Most of his releases had been instrumental recordings until 2006 when he began experimenting with vocals and a more eclectic pop/rock sound. He has collaborated with Grammy-nominated recording artist Akon as well as Grammy-winning artist Angelique Kidjo on human rights inspired songs, one of which, Blood into Gold, debuted at a special event at the United Nations General Assembly.
Buffett is co-president of the NoVo Foundation and co-chair of its board of directors. In partnership with his wife, Jennifer, he helps to guide NoVo’s vision, strategic mission and program development. Buffett’s inspiring book, Life Is What You Make It, has been translated into more than 15 languages and has sold nearly half a million copies worldwide. Described by former President Bill Clinton as “a wise and inspiring book that should be required reading for every young person seeking to find his or her place in the world,” Life Is What You Make It is about following one’s passions over conventions, taking up the reins of your destiny and living life to the fullest.
About the Naveen Jindal School of Management
With more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the Jindal School is the largest of the eight schools at UT Dallas. For 40 years, the school has provided students an excellent education grounded in management theory and practice; and graduated students who excel in the careers they choose. The Jindal School’s faculty rank among the top 15 worldwide in terms of research productivity. Leading publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times and U.S. News & World Report have recognized it as a leading business school in the United States and around the globe.
For more information, contact:
Diane McNulty, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, for External Affairs and Corporate Development
Naveen Jindal School of Management
The University of Texas at Dallas