Dr. Nelson and Principal Williams introduced the second College of Business & Public Policy Leadership Fellows Junior cohort. The College of Education, College of Health, and Info. Systems & Decision Sciences Dept. in CBPP have joined the effort to cultivate engaged learning experiences for Clark Middle School students. Together they will formalize “UAA & Clark Distinguished Leadership Academies.”
CBPP and Norway to Participate in Pilot Program
Norwegian economists from the Arctic University of Norway (UIT) approached faculty at the College of Business and Public Policy's experimental economics lab for help designing a course on cooperation and conflict in the Arctic and developing their own lab. The Alaska team includes CBPP's Jonathan Alevy, Lance Howe, Lee Huskey and Jim Murphy.
Startup "Vertical Harvest" in the News
College of Business and Public Policy Graduate Linda Janes (MBA 2012) co-founded the startup Vertical Harvest Hydroponics (VHH). Recently VHH has been generating a lot of interest, including a news story by local CBS affiliate KTVA Channel 11.
Watch the news story to learn more about VHH and their mission to bring fresh produce to remote locations that must otherwise use days, or even weeks old product.
Gunnar Knapp and His "Budget Blocks"
On September 19th ISER and Alaska Common Ground co-hosted the "Forum on Alaska's Fiscal and Economic Future". ISER Director/Professor Gunnar Knapp went all out for the event and created some very large "Budget Blocks". They help visually demonstrate the relative scales of Alaska's budget, deficit, savings accounts, and various potential options for filling the deficit (e.g. income taxes, budget cuts, etc.). The blocks were a great way to aid understanding of some of the challenges faced trying to balance Alaska's budget. Gunnar is scheduled to give a talk at CBPP on October 9th about Alaska’s budget situation, held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Rasmuson Hall, Room 117.
Professors Ajit Dayanandan and Han Donker Receive Recognition
CBPP Professors Ajit Dayanandan and Han Donker published a research paper with Sapan Patniak, entitled “ERP system implementation announcements: Does the market cheer or jeer the adopters and vendors?” in the International Journal of Accounting and Information Management (IJAIM).
Their paper was chosen as a Highly Commended Paper and the editorial team of Emerald Insight stated that this paper was one of the most impressive pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2014.
The College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP) celebrated the latest cohort to be named to the college’s Leadership Fellows program on Friday, September 11th, at a reception in the UAA Student Union Den.
Over the summer, BA A306 Real Estate Principles was approved by the AK Real Estate Commission to become an accredited “Pre-licensing Education” course. Now, students can learn about the real estate industry, earn college credit, and upon completion of this course have met the education requirements needed for an Alaska Real Estate Salesperson License.
College of Business and Public Policy student Dominique Kurth has managed to maintain a 3.94 GPA while pursuing accounting and finance degrees, and has been offered a job with BDO USA, where she interned this summer.