Tom Bateman and Rutgers Professor Richard Lau discussed "how not to wind up voting for a president you don't actually agree with," and the importance of using valid outside information plus our own personal standards of competence, character, and connection when we head to the polls, in a Feb. 29, 2016, Conversation article.
Mark White led the first group of UVA undergraduates to Cuba during spring break as part of his three-credit GCI course, “The Business of Saving Nature in Cuba.” The 18 UVA students traveled there to study how trade isolation forced Cubans to develop sustainable agriculture and business practices that could hold lessons for the rest of the world.
Carl Zeithaml is the recipient of the 2016 Raven Award, in recognition of his outstanding service and contributions to the University of Virginia. The Raven Society’s highest honor, the award is presented by the Society annually in recognition of students, professors, administrators, and alumni who demonstrate excellence in their scholarly contributions and dedication to University ideals. Nominated faculty and administrators must distinguish themselves in several fields of service, including teaching, scholarly or creative activities, administration, and contributions to student life and interests. They must also have been employed full-time by the University, as faculty or administrators, for at least 10 years.
Recognized for his “transcendent impact” on students, David Lehman has been honored with a 2016 All-University Teaching Award. One of nine professors across five UVA schools to receive the award, Lehman, along with the other honorees, was officially recognized at an April 27, 2016, banquet, held in Alumni Hall. A student of organizational learning and authenticity, Lehman was praised by those who nominated him for challenging assumptions about behavior and using innovative methods to illustrate his concepts. “David is an extraordinary teacher inside and outside the classroom who brings vision and foresight to curriculum development in ways that greatly benefit McIntire students and faculty,” says Management Professor and Management Area Coordinator Adelaide Wilcox King. “He connects to his students so well because of his deep knowledge, creative approaches, and strong commitment to each individual’s success.”
Suprateek Sarker is one of 13 recipients to be awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Jyväskylä, one of the largest and most popular multidisciplinary research universities in Finland. The faculties of the university award honorary doctorates to individuals with meritorious work for the benefit of society or science. The ninth Conferment of Degrees Ceremony for the whole university and the conferment procession will be held in August 2016.
The Chinese language translation of Bob Webb’s book, Shock Markets: Trading Lessons for Volatile Times (co-authored with his son, Alex) was published by China Machine Press and Pearson in November 2015. Webb also gave keynote speeches at the China Futures Association International Derivatives Forum in Shenzhen, China, in early December 2015 and at the Auckland Finance Meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, in mid-December. He was interviewed by the press while in Shenzhen (http://futures.hexun.com/2015-11-25/180799659.html; http://www.99qh.com/s/headline.aspx?id=10306; http://futures.hexun.com/2015-12-03/180969713.html). Webb also gave two talks, “Recent Advances in the Literature: Asia-Pacific Derivatives Markets,” and “Publishing in Finance Journals: An Editor's Perspective,” at the Harbin Institute of Technology in Harbin, China, in mid-January 2016.
David C. Smith offers expert insight into Sweden’s transformation into a virtually cash-free society in a Nov. 5, 2015, UVA Today article titled “Q&A: Can You Imagine a ‘Cashless Society’? Sweden is Nearly There.”
Dean Roberts was elected to the board of charity VirginiaFIRST, an organization devoted to helping young people develop a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). VirginiaFIRST’s keystone activity is its annual robotics competition, recognized as a premier high school engineering challenge. In July 2015, Roberts presented at a NASA conference held in Washington, D.C., that focused on the commercial feasibility of civil supersonic aircraft for entry into service in the mid-2020s.
David Mick, who first studied our conflicted relationship with technology back when it was as simple as an answering machine, urges readers to think through the potential paradoxes when buying technology in a winter 2015 Virginia magazine article titled “Technological Trade-Offs.”
In a Jan. 23, 2016, Economist article titled “The Collaboration Curse,” Peter Gray and Rob Cross note that although managers may notice the benefits of collaboration, they may fail to measure its often-hidden costs. They estimate that knowledge workers spend 70-85 percent of their time attending meetings (virtual or face-to-face), dealing with e-mail, talking on the phone, or otherwise dealing with an avalanche of requests for input or advice.