More than 70 accounting faculty members and doctoral students from the major research schools in Texas gathered at Mays in February for a pow-wow envisioned by one of our newest accounting professors, Anwer Ahmed.

The inaugural Lone Star Accounting Research Conference hosted researchers from the University of Texas at Austin, UT-Dallas, SMU, Rice, University of Houston and A&M. The conference, co-hosted by Mays and the Department of Accounting, allowed accounting faculty to present research, gain peer feedback and explore mutual interests. It exposed PhD students to cutting-edge research as well as prospective employers.

The conference is expected to rotate among the Texas schools each year.