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.
Aalto University's Professor Diane Martin to Visit Sept. 15th
Associate Professor Diane M. Martin of Finland's Aalto University will be visiting the College of Business and Public Policy on September 15th. She'll be giving a presentation on her seafood marketing research to BA A381 and BA A420 students on Tuesday, September 15th at 4:00 p.m. in RH 218.
College of Business and Public Policy Professor Dr. Qiujie (Angie) Zheng and students Wesley Early, and Jacob Haworth took many photographs during their trip to China this summer. Accounting student Jacob Haworth has compiled some of these photos along with experiences of fellow travelers into a photo book and has generously decided to share the project with all of us.
An article recently published in ADN features Professor Jim Murphy's student's research regarding how Alaskan's behavior may differ from those of people living outside Alaska. It appears to reinforce the notion that we Alaskans tend to do things a bit differently than those elsewhere. A worthwhile read with a peek into our economic psychology.