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of earnings growth be trusted by investors? If the past is any guide,
no, according to a study by University of Illinois finance professors
Louis K.C. Chan and Josef Lakonishok, working with Jason Karceski of the
University of Florida. A comprehensive study of the earnings rates of
public companies casts serious doubt on the reliability of such forecasts.
Otnes, a marketing professor, along with Mary Ann McGrath, a marketing
professor at Loyola University, has discovered that men often shop purposefully,
evaluate alternatives, bargain, shop in so-called "feminine"
stores, and "sometimes even admit to liking to shop." Otnes'
research was included in a news release from the University of Illinois
News Bureau with follow-up stories in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette.
to research conducted by Brian Wansink in Business Administration, most
people eat more if they are served more. Wansink was interviewed by NBC
staff from Chicago in late July for a network story broadcast in early
August. The MSNBC cable channel rebroadcast the piece throughout August
and the MSNBC website offers reporter Jim Avila's full story in an online
Office for Planning and Budgeting (OPB) coordinates an annual survey of
graduates that asks them to evaluate their academic experiences and to
report on their current activities. This information is provided to the
Illinois Board of Higher Education as required by state law. This year,
OPB is making available on the web a feature that lets you customize a
report. Data for the last 3 surveys are currently available.
an online newsletter covering Midwest technology business news, recently
reported on the Illinois Technology Enterprise Corporation that, in September,
hosted the second annual techShow, a showcase of companies and government
agencies that fuel the Champaign-Urbana technology economy. Several CCBA
units helped plan the techShow.
CCBA alumni are challenging their fellow alumni to help out the college.
If you have never contributed to the college before, your gift will be
increased by $125 because of the generosity of these five graduates. Make
your contribution go further by giving today!
Larry DeBrock, a professor in economics, was recently appointed as the Academic Director of the MBA Program.
Carolyn Hoffmann was recently appointed as Associate Director of MBA Career Services. She earned her MBA from The Wharton School in 1997 and earned her bachelor's degree in history from UIUC.
a professor in finance, assumed the helm of the Executive Development
Center earlier this month, where he will serve as interim director.
is the new Assistant Dean in the Office of Undergraduate Affairs responsible
for advising, recruitment, and retention. She was previously Assistant
Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Applied Life Studies.
Sandy Frank was recently appointed Assistant Dean for Administration, replacing Pat Cleary who retired earlier in the month. She was previously the Director of Budget and Resource Planning.
The September Round Table, originally scheduled for September 11, has been rescheduled for October 23. A panel will discuss "The Pulse of Chicago Real Estate: Where have we been and where are we now?" The event, hosted by Ron Shipka, will be held at the Illini Center on Wacker Drive. Space is limited. For more information, email Christine Lockmon (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 217-333-6434.
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