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Isenberg Professor Advocates Chain Consumer Price Index
December 27, 2013

An Op-Ed essay by Isenberg finance professor, Ben Branch, in the December 27th issue of The Boston Business Journal advocates replacing the Consumer Price Index (CPI) with the Chain Consumer Price Index (CCPI).

Isenberg in the News--December 16, 2013
December 16, 2013

Recent Isenberg news in the print and electronic media

Isenberg Accounting Professor Leads Pioneering Cross-Cultural Study
December 16, 2013

With support from the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Audit Quality, accounting professor Elaine Wang and Isenberg Ph.D. candidate Aaron Saiewitz are comparing how American and Chinese auditors account for various types of errors embedded in an auditing case study in different ways. In other words, asks Wang, will different cultural mindsets promote or impede critically important professional skepticism in auditors' judgments?

Isenberg Honors Three Exceptional Staff Members
December 12, 2013

Kudos to Kim Figueroa (Chase Career Center), Debbie Puchalski (Accounting & Marketing), and Carol Szymkowicz (Sport Management and general administration)--this year's recipients of Isenberg's Outstanding Staff Awards.

Isenberg Marketing Course & its Students Promote Singer-Songwriter
December 10, 2013

A hands-on promotional initiative by students in Isenberg's Fundamentals of Marketing course expanded the social media footprint and campus profile of aspiring singer-songwriter, Clair Reilly-Roe.

Professor Mangaliso Remembers Nelson Mandela
December 9, 2013

Isenberg management professor Mzamo Mangaliso assesses Nelson Mandela's legacy on PBS News Hour.

Isenberg Students Shine in Elevator Pitch Competition
December 4, 2013

Three Isenberg students were on winning teams in the UMass Innovation Challenge Executive Summary and Elevator Pitch Competition on December 3rd. In the competition, which asks interdisciplinary student teams to concisely "pitch" their preliminary business plans to a panel of business-practitioner judges, eight winning teams vied for $10,000 in seed money.

Isenberg Faculty Members Excel in TEDx Professor Speaker Showcase
November 27, 2013

Three Isenberg professors-Anna Nagurney, Cynthia Barstow, and Ryan Wright-were among eight innovative speakers at the student-organized TEDx UMass Amherst Professor Speaker Showcase at Isenberg on November 26.

Isenberg in the News--November 25
November 25, 2013

Recent Isenberg news in the print & electronic media

Isenberg Researcher's Infrastructure Models Will Support Future World Cup Tournament
November 22, 2013

Ahmed Ghoniem, an assistant professor of Operations and Information Management at Isenberg, is leading a three-year project that is creating infrastructure and logistics planning models for the 2022 FIFA World Cup (soccer) tournament in Qatar. Funded by the state-run Qatar Foundation, Ghoniem is focusing on Qatar's transportation and lodging systems.

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