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Doctoral graduate’s paper earns top honor from Academy of Management HR Division

July 25, 2016 by admin

The B-School recently sat down with Pingshu Li, who successfully defended his dissertation to earn a Doctor of Philosophy in business. In August, Li will join the faculty of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Li is a scholar of human resource management, and he studied closely under Interim Dean Jim Guthrie during his time at KU. On Aug. Read More

International business professor discusses Brazil, Dilma Rousseff impeachment

June 21, 2016 by admin

In May, Brazil’s Senate voted to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial for impeachment after months of protests and accusations of corruption in her administration. Rousseff has vowed to fight the allegations, but Brazil’s economic recession and a corruption scandal at the country’s state-run oil company, Petrobras, have plummeted public opinion of Rousseff. KU professor Melissa Birch says there’s more Read More

School of Business professor, associate dean appointed interim dean

June 6, 2016 by admin

LAWRENCE — Incoming Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and School of Business Dean Neeli Bendapudi has appointed Associate Dean Jim Guthrie as interim dean, effective July 1. Guthrie has served as associate dean of academic affairs since 2014, and he has been on the KU School of Business faculty since August 1988. Guthrie is a scholar of human resource management. Read More

BLP, SELF students travel to Slovenia for collaborative study abroad experience

June 3, 2016 by admin

In February I received an email offering me the opportunity to visit a country I had never heard of. As a student in the Business Leadership Program, I would be traveling to Slovenia for a study abroad trip in partnership with the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program. Slovenia, formerly part of the socialist republic of Yugoslavia, is 25 years old Read More

Capitol Federal Hall home to conceptual art installation

May 10, 2016 by admin

Capitol Federal Hall will house one of the KU Spencer Museum of Art’s prized Sol LeWitt works, Wall Drawing 519. LeWitt was an American artist known as a prominent figure of both minimalist and conceptual art. He rose to fame in the late 1960s with his wall drawings and sculptures. LeWitt used a wide range of media including drawing, printmaking, photography and painting. From the Spencer Museum’s website about Wall Drawing 519: The installation is a lively example of Sol LeWitt’s many large-scale wall drawings that use simple Read More

New building’s design will foster more effective professional development

May 3, 2016 by admin

In the weeks leading up to our transition from Summerfield Hall to Capitol Federal Hall, we’re featuring guest posts written by faculty and staff. The following Q&A was answered by Ali Wellinghoff, administrative assistant for Business Career Services. How will Capitol Federal Hall help the School of Business prepare students for the working world? Cap Fed Hall was designed with an Read More

Capitol Federal Hall will give MAcc program better sense of identity

April 25, 2016 by admin

In the weeks leading up to our transition from Summerfield Hall to Capitol Federal Hall, we’ll be featuring guest posts written by faculty and staff. The following blog post was written by Alee Phillips, associate director of the Master of Accounting program and accounting lecturer. The Master of Accounting (MAcc) team is looking forward to its new home inside of Capitol Read More

Green roof with KU touch installed at Capitol Federal Hall

April 19, 2016 by admin

In late March, landscapers began installing a 7,000-square-foot green roof on Capitol Federal Hall. The LiveRoof® sits atop the Dicus Family Auditorium and will be visible from the dean’s executive boardroom. The green roof system was custom-built for the School of Business to honor KU’s architectural history. “A green roof is basically soil and plants on a building structure,” said Teresa Nelson, the Iowa-based landscape architect who oversaw Capitol Federal Hall’s green roof Read More

Finance professor featured in Freakonomics Radio episode on payday loans

April 12, 2016 by admin

KU finance professor Bob DeYoung is the main source in Freakonomics Radio’s latest episode, “Are Payday Loans Really as Evil as People Say?” Journalist Stephen Dubner looks at the economics and moral implications of payday loans, which are short-term financial instruments that have received criticism from President Barack Obama, federal regulators and advocates for low-income individuals. “Critics say short-term, high-interest loans are predatory, trapping borrowers in a cycle of debt,” Read More

School marks 56 years in Summerfield Hall

April 11, 2016 by admin

Saturday, April 9, 2016, marked 56 years since Summerfield Hall’s formal dedication. It’s been home to the University of Kansas School of Business ever since, but at the end of this academic year, we’ll say goodbye and move to the newly constructed Capitol Federal Hall. “I’ve spent most of my adult professional life within the walls of Summerfield Hall,” said Read More