In a Feb. 7, 2018, GreenBiz article titled "This Kind of Behavior is the Bedrock of Sustainability," author Tom Bateman says sustainability and climate action "require executing some of the most difficult behaviors in the human repertoire: proactive behaviors, those that are more forward-looking and change-inducing than others." The good news? You don’t have to run an energy company or a government to make a difference.
Roger Martin gave a talk about how using technology can help professors be better at what they do, and do it in less time, at the 2018 New Faculty Consortium, which took place Feb. 1-4, 2018. The conference for new tenure-track accounting faculty from U.S. AACSB business-accredited schools focuses on research and teaching topics and allows the new faculty to network and interact with each other and senior researchers and teachers. The event was hosted by the American Accounting Association and funded by the Ernst & Young Foundation.
David Chapman weighs in on Brenda Fitzgerald’s resignation as head of the CDC in a Jan. 31, 2018, Forbes article titled “Trouble at the CDC: Must High-Character Leaders always Walk the Talk?”
In a Jan. 24, 2018, WUVA news story titled “Equifax Breach Threatens Undergrads,” Dot Kelly discusses how breaches of personal data can destroy financial credibility.
Suprateek Sarker is the recipient of an AIS Fellow Award, one of the Association for Information Systems’ most prestigious awards honoring extraordinary individuals in the information systems community. The awards were presented during a ceremony at the International Conference of Information Systems, in Seoul, South Korea, in December 2017.
Tom Bateman and co-author Mike Crant discuss what it really means to be proactive, the connection between being proactive and performing successfully, and the costs of not being proactive in a Jan. 24, 2018, article on The Conversation titled “Successful Businesses Need Proactive Leadership—and So Does Congress.”
Findings from a paper by Carola Schenone, Patrick Dennis, and Kristopher Gerardi, titled “Common Ownership Does Not Have Anti-Competitive Effects in the Airline Industry,” were featured in a Nov. 14, 2017, Economist article, “Criticism of Index-Tracking Funds Is Ill-Directed.” Their paper was also featured Nov. 21, 2017, in a Bloomberg View opinion piece titled “Should Index Funds Be Illegal?”
Robert Parham sheds light on Bitcoin in a Dec. 15, 2017, UVA Today story titled "Q&A: 9 Things You Need to Know About Bitcoin." He also explains how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies work in a Dec. 9, 2017, Daily Progress article titled "Local Company Moonlighting Embraces Bitcoin-Esque Currency."
Katie McDermott recently mentored a team of UVA undergrads—Anne-Bradford Bugg, John Hardison, Jason Hershaft, Lucy Krasker, Andrew Nguyen, and Elizabeth Yoss—who participated in Deloitte’s Audit Innovation Campus Challenge in Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 14, 2017. After a month of preparing a response to the challenge statement, the team excelled in presenting their audit innovation to a panel of judges, making it to the final round of the competition in North Carolina and earning accolades on their “tremendous” performance from Deloitte partners and recruiters.
Suprateek Sarker was a keynote speaker for the 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, held in Hobart, Tasmania, Dec. 4-6, 2017. Sarker was sponsored by the University of Sydney.