September 2004  

Louis Chan.Louis Chan Named Hoeft Professor of Business
Noted scholar and respected finance faculty member Louis Chan has been named the first Hoeft Professor of Business in the College. Read more


Reduced Standard of Living in Retirement
Many of the 77 million baby boomers could face a retirement with a reduced standard of living according to a study by finance's Jeff Brown. Read more

Evidence Reveals Options Traders Likely Manipulate Prices
A study by finance faculty members Allen Poteshman and Neil Pearson and PhD student Sophie Xiaoyan Ni found "striking evidence" that stock prices are being manipulated by options traders. Read more

Friday Night Release of Bad News: It Doesn't Work
Research by finance faculty member Josh Pollet says that companies can fool the market for a day or two, but that bad news is eventually reflected in a stock's price. Read more

Finance Faculty Comments on GM's Pension Investment Strategy

To fulfill its enormous pension fund obligations, General Motors has turned to riskier investments. Finance faculty member Jeff Brown comments. Read more

The Undergraduate Experience

Dean Avijit Ghosh writes about the undergraduate experience in the College of Business in his September communique. Read more

Comfort Foods in a Time of Crisis
People look for stability in times of crisis. And their choices of food are no exception: they turn to the familiar. Consumer research from Brian Wansink. Read more

Second Business Bootcamp a Success

The Center for Entrepreneurial Development's Second Annual Business Bootcamp, focusing on the importance of strategy and assumptions in a business plan, was a success. Read more

Challenges for the Future

Interim Chancellor Richard Herman reviewed the challenges to the Urbana-Champaign campus in a presentation that was part of the University YMCA's "Know Your University" series. Read more

The College of Business magazine Perspectives is in the mai! If you can't wait to check out the table of contents, the PDF version is online. Read more

Michael Weisbach.Weisbach Appointed to Journal of Finance Editorial Board
The Journal of Finance has named finance professor Michael Weisbach to its editorial board. He will serve as an associate editor. Read more


MBA Alumnus Featured in Half-time Video
Roger VanHoy represents the College in the campus half-time video that you'll be seeing at all televised Illini football games. Take a sneak peek! Read more


Sept 30 - Oct 2: Symposium on Cross-Cultural Survey Research
The Sheth Foundation/Sudman Symposium on Cross-Cultural Survey Research features leading scholars spanning multiple disciplines discussing current research on global/cross-cultural survey measurement. Read more

October 18: 2004 Cozad Lecture in Champaign

The seventh Cozad Lecture in Entrepreneurship will feature Jimmy John Liautaud, founder and chairman of Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shops. The lecture will be in room 314 of the Illini Union, 1401 West Green, Urbana, at 5:30 p.m. RSVP to Alumni and External Affairs.

October 30: Homecoming 2004

Invitations to the College of Business Alumni Association's Homecoming Tent Party are in the mail! The Illini play Iowa. For more information, check the Alumni and External Affairs website.

November 9: RoundTable in Chicago
Hosted by the Office of Risk Management & Insurance Research (ORMIR), the November RoundTable will feature leaders from the insurance and banking fields who will discuss: "Beyond 9/11, natural disasters, and financial risk: Can our insurance/banking systems survive a series of catastrophic shocks?"
To attend the luncheon event at the Illini Center, 200 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, contact Deanna Dale (217-333-6434).

November 9: Global Business Seminar in Chicago

Agribusiness in Latin America is the subject of this one-day seminar that covers trade and investment issues. Illinois CIBER is the sponsor. Read more

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Posted on 09.24.04
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