Dorothy Kelly reveals commonly held misperceptions about how credit scores are calculated, common mistakes people make when trying to improve their credit score, and the best way for young people to build credit in an April 2017 WalletHub study titled “2017's Cities with the Highest & Lowest Credit Scores.”
Steven L. Johnson, along with colleagues Sri Kudaravalli of HEC Paris and Samer Faraj of McGill University, describes how to get experts to work together effectively in a May 10, 2017, Harvard Business Review article. Studying 71 software development teams in a large U.S. technology company, the three found that the highest-performing teams used a different configuration of expertise depending on the needs of the project phase, decentralizing expertise during design and centralizing expertise during implementation.
Amanda Cowen is one of nine professors across Grounds to receive a 2017 All-University Teaching Award. The honorees were officially recognized at an April 27, 2017, banquet, held in Alumni Hall. Read the newsletter story.
Carl Zeithaml has been reappointed Dean of the McIntire School for a three-year term effective July 1, 2017. “Carl has worked for nearly 20 years to achieve significant advances at the McIntire School, including a visionary integrative core curriculum, the recently initiated M.S. in Global Commerce, the transition to a research-oriented faculty culture, and best practices in peer faculty mentoring that are a model for the University. McIntire consistently ranks as one of the top undergraduate and graduate business schools in the nation, garnering numerous accolades as a flagship in business education,” says UVA Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas C. Katsouleas. “I am thrilled to have his continued leadership and partnership in accelerating the ascent of the McIntire School and UVA.”
Bob Webb was featured in a Jan. 30, 2017, Investor’s Business Daily article titled “Brokers Put Trading Tools of the Elite into Hands of the Average Investor.”
Carola Schenone discussed in a Nov. 15, 2016, interview with Andy Uhler from NPR’s “Marketplace” why Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway recently acquired shares of Southwest, American, Delta, and United airlines. (Schenone’s contribution begins at approximately the 10th minute). She was featured on “Marketplace” again Feb. 9, 2017, commenting on the dispute between competing Gulf-based carriers and U.S. airline companies, who say the Gulf companies are getting billions in government aid.
Saonee Sarker was named 2016 Outstanding Associate Editor by MIS Quarterly. In addition to this prestigious honor, she has been appointed to serve as one of the journal's senior editors, effective Jan. 1, 2017. MIS Quarterly is the IT discipline's top-tier journal. Its editorial objective is the enhancement and communication of knowledge concerning the development of IT-based services; the management of IT resources; and the use, impact, and economics of IT with managerial, organizational, and societal implications. Sarker has served as an associate editor for MIS Quarterly since 2014.
As the 2017 “Ambassador Family” for the Charlottesville Chapter of the March of Dimes, McIntire Help Desk Manager Eric J. Rzeszut; his wife, Raya; and their daughter, Sophie, shared their story and encouraged participants to form walking teams to fight premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality at the March for Babies Charlottesville Kickoff Feb. 22, 2017. The family has fervently supported March of Dimes since Sophie was born nearly 8 weeks premature in 2006. Over the past decade, through the annual March for Babies walk, “Team Sophie!” has raised over $10,000 in donations to March of Dimes.
A book by Dean Roberts titled Entering the Civil Aircraft Industry: Business Realities at the Technological Frontier was published in February 2017. In the book, Roberts provides an insider’s perspective of the industry, drawing on his more than 30 years of experience and interest in all aspects of the field. Using in-depth case studies, he examines the interplay of industrial policy, high technology, globalization, and business strategy on the field of civil jet aircraft manufacturing, seeking out the reasons for policy successes—and failures.
David Mick, who serves on the Directorate for the UVA Contemplative Sciences Center, recently published two articles on contemplative philosophy and practices: One is on the transformative potential of mindfulness for consumer, societal, and ecological well-being (Journal of Public Policy and Marketing); the other is on the foundations and research implications of Buddhist psychology for consumer behavior, including topics such as desire, attachment, materialism, satisfaction, choice, and free will (Journal of Consumer Psychology). (Both articles are available at http://dgmick.weebly.com/research.html). Mick also discussed wisdom and mindfulness practices in a March 20, 2017, Seattle Times article titled "Cultivate This Skill to Be Successful at Anything" and in a March 8, 2017, UVA Today article titled "10 Wisdom and Mindfulness Practices for Your Personal and Professional Life."