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School of Business remembers professor emeritus Larry Sherr

September 21, 2015 by admin

Professor emeritus Larry Sherr, a member of the KU School of Business faculty for more than 30 years, passed away Sept. 20. He was 74 years old. Sherr joined the business school’s faculty in 1965 and completed his doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1966. He was an active participant in numerous school and universitywide service activities, including serving as the Read More

Alumnus named president and CEO of Crayola

September 17, 2015 by admin

Crayola named KU School of Business alumnus Smith Holland as its new president and CEO on Wednesday. Before the announcement, Holland had been serving as Crayola’s CFO and executive vice president. He joined Crayola in 2009 after his role as president of Hallmark Canada. Holland has also served as vice president of corporate finance at Hallmark and finance vice president at Hallmark Retail. Read More

New faculty: Ravi Shanmugam

September 2, 2015 by admin

Lawrence native Ravi Shanmugam joins the business school’s management faculty as a lecturer. Before making his return to Kansas, Shanmugam was a visiting adjunct assistant professor at UCLA Anderson and before that served as an assistant professor of marketing at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, teaching in the MBA and undergraduate programs. “I grew up in Lawrence Read More

Corporate culture can affect company performance, KU research says

August 31, 2015 by admin

Criticism of e-commerce giant’s corporate culture in recent weeks has created a media firestorm, but a new study by the University of Kansas School of Business may shed light on the financial link between corporate culture and company performance. The forthcoming Journal of Corporate Finance article, “Family firms, employee satisfaction and corporate performance,” finds, in general, employees who work Read More

Students see professor’s classes as ‘rite of passage’ into accounting career

August 28, 2015 by admin

When professor Allen Ford steps into class, his students better be on their toes, ready to answer any question he can throw at them. “Typically students do not like to be questioned in class, especially with difficult questions and definitely when they are not prepared,” Ford said. “However, they generally adjust and become more comfortable speaking in class and realize Read More

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to present 2015 Chandler Lecture

August 27, 2015 by admin

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer Inc., will deliver the University of Kansas School of Business Anderson Chandler Lecture at 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Lied Center. The lecture will be presented as the school’s 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Week event in partnership with the KU School of Engineering’s SELF Leadership Program. Ticketing information will be released at a later Read More

Business alumnus named president and CEO of Dallas Fed

August 17, 2015 by admin

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas named KU School of Business alumnus Robert Kaplan as its new president and chief executive officer on Monday. Kaplan is a professor of management and senior associate dean at Harvard Business School. He has served as vice chairman of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., where he oversaw the investment banking and investment management divisions, and Read More

@KUbschool shares social strategy with Social Media Club of Lawrence

August 12, 2015 by admin

Learning about @KUbschool social media strategy and goals from @LaurenSlypig today. #SMCLK — Social Media Club (@SMCLawrence) August 12, 2015 On Wednesday, I spoke with Social Media Club of Lawrence about the ways in which the School of Business approaches social media, our strategy and how we engage with students, alumni and the KU community. The best way we Read More

Master of Accounting graduate builds award-winning canine toy line

July 24, 2015 by admin

Steven Blustein

PrideBites CEO and co-founder Steven Blustein makes sure his company’s meetings always include his product testers — the employees’ four-legged companions. Although many told Blustein, MAcc ’10, and his co-founders that the pet industry would be impossible to break into, they found their niche in quality products and customization. PrideBites is the first company in the pet industry to offer Read More

Finance professor tapped by U.S. Senate committee for expert testimony

July 23, 2015 by admin

Professor Bob DeYoung spoke Thursday morning in Washington, D.C., on systemic risk in U.S. banks. He was invited to provide testimony by the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. DeYoung was joined on a panel by professors from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Yale Law School and the University of Michigan Law School. U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Read More