March 27, 2017


Four members of Mays faculty and staff are among the 24 recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards: Wendy Boswell (MGMT) for research; Henry Musoma ’00 (CIBS) for student relations; Veronica Stilley ’90 (INFO) for staff; and Connie Weaver (ACCT) for teaching. In addition, Ed Wulfe ’55, a member of the Master in Real Estate Advisory Board, was named one of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni by Texas A&M University and the Association of Former Students. He studied engineering as an undergraduate. Read more

Duane Ireland, executive associate dean, has been named the first recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. The award, given by the the BPS Division of the Academy of Management, recognizes significant contributions to the BPS Division, the Academy of Management and to the broader field of strategic management. Ireland will be recognized in August at the BPS Business Meeting in Atlanta.

Use a paintbrush to help Mays raise funds for our Habitat House Project. There will be a profit share at U Paint-It on March 28 offering multiple ways to donate. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., but those who attend the 6-8 p.m. slot will receive a half price studio fee of $4 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under. Regardless, the Mays fundraiser will receive 10% of the whole day’s business. If you are unable to make it to U Paint-it, but would like to sponsor a group or a flower pot, please contact Dr. Janet Parish at 

A paper by Hari Sridhar (MKTG), “Rising Prices Under Declining Preferences: The Case of the U.S. Print Newspaper Industry,” was accepted for publication by Marketing Science. His coauthors were Adithya Pattabhiramaiah and S. Sriram. Another article by Sridhar was highlighted on the Marketing Science website.

The Department of Marketing was well represented at the recent UT-Dallas Bass Conference. Professors Jeff Cai, Hari Sridhar, Lucy Liu and Venky Shankar, and Ph.D. students Milad Darani, Unnati Narang, Hooman Mirahmad and Yixing Chen all participated. The annual UT-Dallas Bass Conference is a marketing conference that intends to foster high quality research in quantitative approaches to marketing and provide a forum for a stimulating exchange of ideas.

A paper by marketing Ph.D. graduate Reo Song, “When Marketing Strategy Meets Culture:  The Role of Culture in Product Evaluations,” was accepted for publication at Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. His coauthors were Mark Houston (MKTG), Allan Chen (MKTG) and Sangkil Moon from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The Center for International Business Studies will host Go Global with Mays, an informational about study abroad opportunities, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday (March 29) in the Wehner Lobby.


Say “howdy” to Kyle Barley, program coordinator for the MS Business program.


Mark your calendars for “Living WELL Aware: What IS Healthy? Eleven Essential Elements to Health & Happiness,” a lunch and learn for Mays staff featuring Dr. Patricia J. Sulak. The presentation will be May 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cocanougher Center. An online RSVP will be coming soon.


March 27: Conversation in Public Policy with Robert Kaplan
March 28: Aggie 100 Nominations period opens
March 28: BBA-MGMT Lunch & Learn – Winning at Your Internship
March 28: Raymond Ideas Challenge submission workshop
March 29: Linked Up Through Linkedin
March 30: Raymond Ideas Challenge submissions close
March 30: CMIS Case Competition
March 31: CMIS Case Competition finals

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March 27: Kristi Schiller, K9s4COPs
March 27: Steve Harding, Transwestern
March 28: Paul Tepfenhart, H-E-B
March 29: Miles Marks, Avalon Advisors


Murray Barrick (MGMT), Business Insider, March 16, 2017, “21 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview.”
Also at: Insider, Business Insider NordicBusiness Insider (Singapore), Business Insider UKMSN LifestyleThe Independent (United Kingdom)Business Insider (Malaysia)

Christa Bouwman (FINC), Missouri Ag Connection, March 20, 2017, “Olin: Federal Reserve Emergency Lending 2007-09 Effective.

Christopher Wolfe (ACCT), EurekAlert!, March 20, 2017, “Outside auditors should be wary of information provided by management, MU study shows.”

Kelli Hollinger (CRS), KBTX-TV online, March 23, 2017, “Focus at Four: How Sears’ uncertain future affects you.”


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