Mays Weekly, Sept. 25, 2017


In the Forbes “2017 Best Business Schools” ranking, the Mays Full-Time MBA program ranked in the top 10 at 7th among U.S. public schools and 20th overall. This reflects an improvement of four positions in the overall rankings and two positions in the U.S. public universities from the ranking in 2015.

Henry Musoma (CIBS) and student Ashton Robinson were on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” Thursday, Sept. 21. Read more about it and watch the video here.

Dean Eli Jones announced Monday that after serving as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs (ADUP) since 2006, Marty Loudder will return to the accounting faculty on a half-time basis at the end of the academic year. He wrote in a message to faculty and staff Monday: “As you know, she has made many contributions to Mays Business School. I know you will join me in thanking Marty for her service. I have commissioned a search committee for the next ADUP to begin the search immediately, with the goal of identifying several candidates for me to consider by the end of the calendar year. My hope is for the new ADUP to spend time with Marty next semester to begin learning the job. This will be an open search, meaning we will invite qualified candidates external and internal to Mays Business School to apply. Ricky Griffin will Chair the search committee, which includes Jim Benjamin, Paul Busch, Xenophon Koufteros, Kris Morley, Lisa Burton, and Peter Drysdale. There is more information to follow.”

Join Dean Eli Jones and Executive Associate Dean Duane Ireland at the Mays Outstanding Doctoral Alumni Panel on Friday (Sept. 29). The event from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Wehner 191 and the Cocanougher Center will honor Wei Shen of Arizona State University and Kathleen Seiders of Boston College.

Sign up for the gingerbread house building contest 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday on the first floor of the Wehner Building. The proceeds will benefit MaysBuilds, a partnership with B/CS Habitat for Humanity. Up to 30 teams of students, faculty, and staff will compete by decorating a gingerbread house using the kit provided. A $10 entry fee will be charged, which will go toward the team’s fund-raising total. The top 10 teams (based on fund-raising total) that raise at least $200 will be entered for judging. On Nov. 1, the completed houses and funds raised must be turned in by 5 p.m. On Nov. 9, 2-4:30 p.m. in the Cocanougher, Center Mays Distinguished Professors will judge the houses and match the funds raised by their top choice up to $1,000. Email for more information.

A paper by Adam Kolasinski (FINC) and Nan Yang ’13 was published in the Journal of Financial Economics. The title is “Managerial Myopia and the Mortgage Meltdown.”


Say “howdy” to Kathleen Miller, business coordinator for the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship.


Sept. 26: MS Finance Informational 

Sept. 26: Pi Sigma Epsilon Meeting 

Sept. 27: Houston Information Session – Professional MBA and Executive MBA  

Sept. 27: Strengthen Your Professional Presence 

Sept. 27: Mock Interview Day 

Sept. 27: PSI Speed Networking Event 

Sept. 27: Bill Aimone, Trenegy, Inc. Management Consulting 

Sept. 28: Sales Career Fair

Sept. 29: Mays Outstanding Doctoral Alumni Panel 



Henry Musoma (CIBS), The Telegraph, Sept. 12, 2017, Student stunned when hero professor offers to babysit son during lecture. Also in KAGS TV, Houston Chronicle, The Eagle, KBTX, KHOU, My Informs, San Antonio Express-News online, World News, Wopular, Plainview Daily Herald online, Laredo Morning Times online, Midland Reporter-Telegram online, San Marcos Corridor News, KHMX-FM online, Professional Builder online, KAGS, NewsDog, Lusaka Times and MIX 96-5.

James Gaines (REC), The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 20, 2017, “Tracking Harvey’s effect on the luxury-home market.” Also in Mansion Global.

James Gaines (REC), Realty Times, Sept. 19, 2017, “Austin-area home sales up slightly in August.”  Also in WTAW-AM – Online, San Marcos Corridor News, Houston Agent Magazine Online, Retail TouchPoints, Austin American-Statesman Online, and Austin360.

Matt Ege (ACCT), The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 18, 2017, The Morning Risk Report Study Makes Case for External Assessment of Internal Controls.

Claire Nixon (ACCT), Latest Nigerian News, Sept. 20, 2017, “8 habits incredibly interesting people all have in common.”


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