September 2002  

Research Review: Understanding the Illiterate Consumer in Different Cultures
Madhu Viswanathan's research on the impact of illiteracy on consumers spans the globe. His work, recently funded by the National Science Foundation, has uncovered strategies employed by such consumers to better cope in the marketplace.

College Dedicates Vernon Zimmerman Center

The Center for International Education and Research in Accounting (CIERA) was renamed to honor former Dean Vernon Zimmerman at a ceremony held recently.

Illinois MBA Program students present winning marketing proposal
MBA students traveled to Washington, DC, recently to make their case presentation to NASA executives.

Washington Post
features research of Finance faculty member

A working paper by Scott Weisbenner, assistant professor of finance, and Federal Reserve Board colleague Nellie Liang was cited in a recent article in the Washington Post about retirement fund restrictions.

Faculty member researches relationship between "outside" directors and firm performance

Is there an empirical relationship between board composition and firm performance? Michael Weisbach, professor of finance, recently released his study on this topic.

Accountancy working paper referenced in The Economist
A working paper by Accounting faculty member Linda Myers and Michigan colleague Douglas Skinner was cited in a article in The Economist.

September 11 webcast included Economics faculty member

Jan Brueckner, who recently released a study on the economic impact of an O'Hare Airport expansion, was a panelist during a 9.11.02 webcast about the airline industry in the last year.

Alumni Association magazine features retired Finance faculty
What makes a good teacher? Recently retired Professor Jim Gentry was interviewed by the University of Illinois Alumni Association magazine recently to answer that question. [Note: You many need to enlarge this file in your browser.]

Homecoming Tent Party on October 26
The traditional tent party for homecoming will be held on October 26th. Contact Alumni and External Affairs for more information or to reserve a seat.

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