Bill Kehoe has been selected to receive the 2016 Chamber Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award by the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. Kehoe will be honored Nov. 17, at the 103rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Dinner, to be held at the Boar’s Head Inn Pavilion. The prestigious award, established by the Chamber of Commerce in 1975 to recognize outstanding citizen contributions to the greater Charlottesville area, is named in honor of Paul Goodloe McIntire, whose goodwill set a standard of service that others through the years have reached for while helping to weave a fabric of selflessness that continues to provide for our community and its citizens.
In a June 24, 2016, article titled “A Unique Integrated Curriculum Makes UVA Stand out in Business Education,” which appeared on the home page of Education Post, Carl Zeithaml discusses how McIntire is preparing its students for global leadership and success in an interconnected world. Zeithaml's comments on delivering excellence in higher education are followed by those of College of Arts & Sciences Dean Ian Baucom and UVA President Teresa Sullivan. Education Post, Hong Kong's leading online education website, is operated by South China Morning Post, the premier English-language newspaper in Hong Kong.
Bob Webb shared his insight on market volatility, as well as advice for Chinese investors in a June 6, 2016, Shanghai Daily Q&A titled “How to Play Risk and Opportunity in Volatile Markets.” He was also featured in a May 31, 2016, article on the surprising narrowing of the Chinese stock index futures’ discount and the expected loosened limit on shorting, which was published on Reuters and ETF.
Webb also presented his paper, “The Impact of Latency Sensitive Trading on High Frequency Arbitrage Opportunities,” at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and American University joint finance seminar in Washington, D.C., in April 2016; at a Zhejiang University Business School finance seminar in Hangzhou, China, in May 2016; at the Asian Finance Association meetings in Bangkok, Thailand, in June 2016; and at the Asia Pacific Association of Derivatives conference in Busan, Korea, in August 2016.
In addition to presenting his paper in several cities around the world, Webb gave several speeches and talks throughout the Pacific Rim:
- A keynote speech, “The Market Test,” at the First Annual China Derivatives Market Conference, hosted by Xi’an Jiao Tong Liverpool University in Suzhou, China, in May 2016
- A talk, ”Research on Asia Pacific Commodity Markets,” at the 2016 Commodity Markets: The World and China Conference at the Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian, China, in June 2016
- A talk, “Publishing in Finance Journals: An Editor’s Perspective,” at the School of Economics and Management, Nankai University School of Finance, in Tianjin, China, and at the School of Economics and Management, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian, China in June 2016, and at the University of South Australia in Adelaide in August 2016
- A keynote speech, “Crowded Trade Risk and Trader Induced Volatility,” at the Derivatives Markets Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, and at the University of South Australia in Adelaide in August 2016 (he presented an earlier version of the talk to staff at the Shanghai Futures Exchange, Shanghai Institute of Derivatives in Shanghai, China, in May 2016)
- A talk, “Where's Beta?”, at a meeting of the CFA Society in Auckland in August 2016
- A talk, “Co-Location, High Frequency Trading and Exchange Profitability,” at a Special Symposium at the Asia Pacific Association of Derivatives conference in Busan, Korea, in August 2016
With more than 75 percent of new loans in the leveraged loan market this year offering weak protections (according to a September 2016 Moody’s Investors Service report), David C. Smith advises in a Sept. 27, 2016, Bloomberg article that with covenants, “lenders can come in and see what’s going on, kick the tires, and adjust things accordingly.” Without covenants, however, creditors “are reduced to asking the owners, ‘Can we please agree or negotiate?’ And the owners can say no,” he says. Read the full Bloomberg article, titled “Lenders Can Only Watch as Covenant-Lite Debt Strips Influence.”
An article by Help Desk Manager Eric Rzeszut, titled “Newbies Learning from Each Other: The EDUCAUSE New IT Managers Program,” was published July 19, 2016, in The Professional Development Commons of EDUCAUSE Review. In October, Assistant Dean for Technology & Operations Bryan Lewis and Rzeszut presented at the 2016 EDUCAUSE annual conference in Anaheim, Calif.
David Mick was recently appointed as the inaugural special guest editor of Journal of Consumer Research, published by Oxford University and widely regarded as the leading international publication outlet for consumer behavior scholarship. The new position and change in JCR’s publication policy will allow the journal’s current head editors to submit their own research to JCR for publication consideration. Mick has full editorial control over the review of these submissions, including assignment of reviewers and final decisions as to whether the manuscripts will be published.
Felicia Marston is the recipient of the Order of the Claw and Dagger’s award for outstanding teaching.
Rebecca Leonard was tapped to serve as the School’s first-ever Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, effective Aug. 1, 2016. In her new role, Leonard chairs the School’s five-year-old Diversity Advisory Committee, oversees implementation of the School’s strategic diversity initiatives, and seeks opportunities to continue a longstanding tradition of consistently enhancing the culture and climate at McIntire. Leonard’s new role, as well as the School’s comprehensive Strategic Diversity Plan, was developed by a dedicated Diversity Task Force, assembled early in 2016 by McIntire Dean Carl Zeithaml.
A paper by Steven Johnson was selected by the Academy of Management Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division as the Best Published Paper in 2015. The paper, co-authored with Hani Safadi and Samer Faraj, “The Emergence of Online Community Leadership,” appeared in the March 2015 issue of Information Systems Research.
Bevin Etienne led the first group of UVA students to the Caribbean country of Dominica in May 2016 as part of his course, “Social Entrepreneurship in Dominica.” The course, offered through the Batten School, allowed students to gain hands-on social entrepreneurship experience in a small, developing island-state where start-ups are crucial to the economy.