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business Accomplishments

Apr 19, 2018
Erin Hamilton (Accounting) was awarded a three-year fellowship  with EY. EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Hamilton is the second faculty member in accounting to be named an EY fellow.

Apr 18, 2018
Daniel Chi (Finance) and his co-authors' paper "Why Has the Value of Cash Increased over Time?" was published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. This publication is considered to be an A+ journal in finance. Additionally, he recently was interviewed by Las Vegas Sun and discussed issues concerning debt level and money management of Las Vegans for the story, "Las Vegans Still Struggling with Debt, Money Management."

Apr 11, 2018
Ikseon Suh (Accounting) and collaborators Anna Rose and Jacob Rose, both from Oregon State University; Jay Thibodeau of Bentley University; Kristina Linke of University of Groningen; and Carolyn Norman of Virginia Commonwealth University won third place in the 2017-18 Glen McLaughlin Prize for Research in Accounting and Ethics for their paper, "The Effects of Tone at the Top and the Slippery Slope on Misreporting Behavior and Evaluations of Misreporting Risk."

Apr 2, 2018
Shawn McCoy (Economics) has been accepted to the 2018 Lincoln Institute Scholars Program. As part of this, he will be associated with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and participate in a program in May with other selected Ph.D.s in public finance or urban economics from all over the country. He also will have an opportunity to work with senior economists associated with the institute.   

Feb 28, 2018
Casey Dakus (Fine Arts), Annie Lu, (Business), Schetema Nealy (Sciences), and Kaela Palmer (Liberal Arts) have been chosen to receive the spring 2018 Southwest Travel Awards. They were selected from almost 100 student applicants. Recipients of the awards receive a round-trip travel voucher from Southwest Airlines to allow them to travel to a conference or event related to their studies. Dakus, who is pursuing a bachelor's degree from the College of Fine Arts, will be attending the Music Teachers National Association National Conference/National Classical Singing Competition in Orlando, Florida. Lu, who is pursuing a bachelor's degree from the Lee Business School, will be attending the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference Competition in Washington, D.C.  Nealy, who is a doctoral student in the College of Sciences, will be attending the American Chemical Society’s National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans. Palmer, who is pursuing a bachelor's degree from the College of Liberal Arts, will be attending the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association annual convention in Denver.  

Feb 6, 2018
Innovation (Research & Economic Development), the university's research magazine, recently received a Bronze Award of Excellence from District VII of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CASE Awards of Excellence showcase best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public/government relations, advancement services, special events, and outstanding communications from districts across North America. The team members who produced the award-winning 2017 issue of Innovation are editor-in-chief Raegen Pietrucha; consulting editor Cate Weeks; art director S. A. Lien; photographers Josh Hawkins, R. Marsh Starks, and Aaron Mayes; editorial interns Alexandra Karosas and Rachel Glaze; contributing writers Tony Allen, Marian Alper, Afsha Bawany, Shane Bevell, Vaneh Darakjian, Kevin Dunegan, Caroline Funk, Sara Gorgon, Matt Keleman, Sean Kennedy, Kelly McDonough, Kristen Peterson, Angela Ramsey, Jason Scavone, Chelsea Sendgraff, Stan Smith, and Pashtana Usufzy; and proofreaders Liam Frink, David Hatchett, Zach Miles, Lori Olafson, Robin Toles, and Jill Zimbelman. CASE District VII annually recognizes award winners online and at the annual District VII conference, which will take place in San Francisco in March. UNLV award winners are listed online.

Feb 1, 2018
John Starkey (Business) taught two sections of BUS 103 in the fall in which students raised $7,175 for three local charities — Family Promise - Las Vegas, Tortoise Group, and Furgotten Friends Dog Rescue. Students also evaluated each organization and created marketing plans for fundraising efforts that will be shared with the organizations. Community projects are part of the BUS 103 curriculum, and Starkey has found success year after year in guiding his students to support local charities. Starkey is an academic advisor in the Lee School. The 43 students who participated in the fundraising efforts were Maggie Zhu, Palani Willingham, Brian Siler, Andria Osborn, Sara Moilanen, Christine Minor, RuiXue Li, Michel Huwe, Andrew Grierson,  Rylee Gomez,  Jordan Goldstein, Megan Gilbert, Charlene Gassett, Dylan Gagnon, Katelyn Doyle, Trevor Deblanco, Brandon Davis, Angel Cervantes, Connor Buchanan, Jonathan Brauer, Daniel Boeres, Madison Baker, Cristian Alulema, Chanon Duangsima, Dakota Gordon, Emily Gorski, Geovanna Hilton, Robert Lawless , Dante Lista, Paolo Luchs, Brandyn Memmott, Fabiola Mendoza, Marco Meraz, Tierra Richards, Cassandra Rodgers, Taylor Saribay, Morgan Strozzi, Anankan Thangaratnam, Courtney Tinius, Valery Urdaneta, Zachary West, James Wood III, and, Yi Zhu.

Jan 31, 2018
Vivek Sah (LIED Institute for Real Estate Studies) has been appointed by NAIOP, the commercial Real Estate Development Associations, as a 2018 NAIOP Research Foundation Distinguished Fellow. As a fellow he will actively participate in national NAIOP events, present current research to the NAIOP corporate board of directors, and provide feedback and information to NAIOP on research being done in commercial real estate. Sah is the director of the LIED Institute.

Jan 18, 2018
Robert Randolph (Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology) recently published an article in Long Range Planning titled “Entrenchment in publicly traded family firms: Evidence from the S&P 500.” The study, co-authored with faculty at University of North Carolina, explores the presence of familial entrenchment mechanisms in publicly traded family firms and their influence on firm value and shareholder returns. Findings of the study suggest that entrenchment is disproportionately common within family firms but that the outcomes of entrenchment are less likely to result in diminished shareholder value when entrenched managers retain a focus on family-oriented long-term goals. The research expands current considerations of how idiosyncratic family-based entrenchment mechanisms can be recognized, measured, and reported in order to inform and protect shareholders.

Dec 14, 2017
Hans Rawhouser (Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology) with Michael Cummings (University of Arkansas) and Scott Newbert (Baruch College, City University of New York) recently had a paper, “Social Impact Measurement: Current Approaches and Future Directions for Social Entrepreneurship Research,” published in the prestigious Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ETP). In recent years, there has been a flurry of research activity seeking to measure the beneficial outcomes resulting from prosocial behavior of organizations “that are enjoyed by the intended targets of that behavior and/or by the broader community of individuals, organizations, and/or environments.” The paper identifies four different approaches for conceptualizing and measuring social impact that are used in various different business disciplines and identifies paths by which these approaches can yield beneficial theoretical and practical insights. Sage Journals recently selected the article as a featured article because it is one of the most downloaded ETP papers (875 downloads in first three months of being available online). This type of impact contributes to understanding entrepreneurs and society, which is one of the stated goals of the Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.