UM School of Business in the News - 2008
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - December 25, 2008 - Research by Michael Tsiros, associate professor of marketing, which found that consumers who learn they missed a sale on a product often will resist buying the product even if they want it, was the focus of an article on holiday shopping and sales. Read Article
Times of India – December 16, 2008 - Research by Michael Tsiros, associate professor of marketing, which found that consumers who learn they missed a sale on a product often will resist buying the product even if they want it, was the focus of an article on holiday shopping and sales. The article includes numerous excerpts from Tsiros’ research article which will be published in the Journal of Consumer Research. Read Article
MSNBC.com - December 19, 2008 - An article highlighted a study by Juliano Laran, assistant professor of marketing, which helps explain why some people overindulge in fattening foods such as chocolate truffles, while others seem to stave off such indulgences. Laran is quoted in the article about the research, which will be published in the April issue of the Journal of Consumer Research. Read Article
The Wall Street Journal – December 18, 2008 – The Journal’s online “Heard on the Runway” blog detailed new research by Juliano Laran, assistant professor of marketing, which found that a common marketing tactic used by retailers every day, “priming,” can backfire in certain situations. The article included an example of priming used during the holidays by a Fifth Avenue, New York retailer and quoted Laran. Read Article
The Wall Street Journal – December 10, 2008 – The School’s Executive MBA programs in Health Sector Management and Policy and International Business are cited as examples of customized executive MBA programs in an article on the growth of such programs. The article quotes Anuj Mehrotra, vice dean for graduate business programs. Read Article
The Miami Herald – November 25, 2008 – Michael Connolly, professor of economics, is quoted in an article about whether the federal government should provide funding to Florida schools in a bailout similar to what is being provided in the Wall Street rescue plans. Read Article
The Miami Herald – November 14, 2008 – The School’s new freshman course FIRST Step was profiled in an article which quoted Ellen McPhillip, assistant dean for undergraduate programs, Anita Cava, associate professor of business law and director of the School’s business ethics programs, and David Fine, a freshman. Read Article
BusinessWeek – November 13, 2008 – An article about the impact of the financial crisis on applications to business schools and the job prospects for MBA students quotes Robert Meyer, Warren Johnson Chair, professor of marketing, and references his work on developing a risk management center at the School. Read Article
CNN.com – November 5, 2008 – An article highlighting the dos and don’ts of social networking sites quotes Patricia Sanchez-Abril, assistant professor of business law and a noted expert in this area. Read Article
Sky News – October 29, 2008 – Dean Barbara Kahn appeared in a live interview segment on the to provide insight on political merchandising. The U.K.-based 24-hour network news channel featured Kahn as part of its live coverage its “Sky News White House” in Miami Beach, where the network has been broadcasting ahead of the U.S. presidential election.
NBC6-TV – October 29, 2008 – Doug Emery, professor of finance, helped explain what the Federal Reserve’s 1 percent interest rate cut means to businesses and consumers in a television segment. Watch Video
The Miami Herald – October 27, 2008 – The Editor’s Note column highlights an executive presentation held at the School as part of the Adrienne Arsht Distinguished Speaker Series. The column includes quotes from Anita Cava, associate professor of business law and co-director of UM’s Ethics Programs, and cites the School’s new freshman business class that focuses on ethics and decision making. Read Article
Los Angeles Times – October 24, 2008 - In an article about China's just announced membership in the Inter-American Development Bank, Michael Connolly, professor of economics, helps explain why China’s Communist party does not influence politics in the nations in which it has an investment stake. Read Article
The Miami Herald – October 20, 2008 – Marc Junkunc, assistant professor of management, was quoted in an article about the increasing use of credits cards by small business owners to pay their operating expenses as commercial credit lines tighten. The article was cited by United Press International, which also included Junkunc's comments. Read Article
The Times of India - October 16, 2008 - An article about irrational financial decisions made by investors in the wake of the financial crisis cites research by Joseph Johnson, assistant professor of marketing, that found investors buy winning stocks and sell losers as part of a bandwagon phenomenon, even though advisors say buy low and sell high. Read Article
The Miami Herald – October 12, 2008 - Steven Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy, was quoted about the economic feasibility of health care reform in an article detailing the differences between the plans proposed by the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. Read Article
The Wall Street Journal – October 8, 2008 – Andrea Heuson, professor of finance, was quoted about the state of Florida’s high-end residential real estate market in an article published in a special section on Gulf Coast properties.
USA Today – October 8, 2008 – Research conducted by Robert Meyer, Warren Johnson Chair, professor of marketing, which analyzed how people in hurricane-prone areas use online weather information as storms approach, was featured in the paper and in an online weather blog. Read Article
CBS4 Miami – October 7, 2008 – Steven Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy, explained the differences between the health care plans proposed by the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates in a segment that aired prior to the second presidential debate. Watch Video / Read Transcript
The New York Times – September 30, 2008 – An article profiles College Hunks Hauling Junk, the company founded by 2004 School of Business alumnus Omar Soliman and notes that Soliman’s business plan won first place in the School’s annual Entrepreneurship Competition. Read ArticleWBFS-TV’s Jim and Jade in the Morning – September 30, 2008 - Doug Emery, chair and professor of finance, provided insight on the financial crisis hitting Wall Street in a live interview.
The Newshour with Jim Lehrer (PBS) – September 29, 2008 – Andrea Heuson, professor of finance, provided insight about the state of the Florida economy in a special three-part series called “Battleground: Florida” presented by senior correspondent Judy Woodruff. Watch Video
The Miami Herald – September 28, 2008 – Michael Connolly, professor of economics, is quoted in an article about the economic plans proposed by presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. Read Article
South Florida Business Journal – September 26 – 2008 – Steven Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy, was quoted in an article about the concentration of medical imaging centers in the region and the cost of the testing they provide.
Dr. Phil – September 26, 2008 – The nationally-syndicated television program featured and interview segment with Scott Hoover, visiting associate professor in finance, who has conducted research that he says shows the Virginia Lottery was promoting the availability of grand prizes after they had already been won. Read Transcript
Inc. – September 2008 – Omar Soliman, who started a company with the help of seed money earned in the School's 2004 Entrepreneurship Competition, was featured as one of the magazine's annual "30 Under 30 - America's Coolest Entrepreneurs" list. Soliman, who runs College Hunks Hauling Junk with business partner Nick Friedman, was also quoted in an accompanying article about the benefits of hands-on learning opportunities such as the School’s entrepreneurship program. Read Profile Read Article
The Miami Herald - September 22, 2008 - Marc Junkunc, an assistant professor of management, was quoted in an article about the difficulty entrepreneurs face in borrowing money in the wake of the sub-prime mortgage crisis, weak economy and financial woes on Wall Street. Read Article
The Miami Herald - September 22, 2008 - Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa, a UM alumnae who minored in business, was featured prominently in the Business Monday section. Sevilla-Sacasa in president of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management and a keynote speaker at the UM Global Business Forum Jan. 15 - 16, 2009. Read Article
CBS4 Miami – September 15, 2008 – A segment about the investment banking crisis featured insight from Timothy Burch, associate professor of finance, who provided advice for worried investors. Watch Video
The Miami Herald - September 14, 2008 - Barbara Kahn, dean of the School of Business, was quoted in an article about the business strategies behind advertising campaigns targeting baby boomers and those focusing on younger consumers. The article was also published in the Bradenton Herald. Read Article
The New York Times - September 1, 2008 - Andrea Heuson, professor of finance, was quoted in an article on the decline in home prices in the Miami market. Read Article
The Miami Herald - August 11, 2008 - A Business Monday article noted the launch this fall of the School's new MD/MB program and the new undergraduate minor, Health Sector Management and Policy. Read Article
The Miami Herald - July 30, 2008 - Bill Werther, professor of management, provided insight in a "Balancing Act" column about the challenges in the workplace when workers face cancer and other serious illnesses. Read Article
B-NET - July 28, 2008 - Terri Scandura, professor of management, is quoted in an article about the benefits of a company mentorship program and its value for proteges and mentors alike. Read Article
The Miami Herald - July 25, 2008 - Andrea Heuson, professor of finance, was quoted about higher interest rates in an article about the continuing slide in home prices and growing number of homeowners behind on their mortgage payments in South Florida. Read Article
Fox News Network - July 24, 2008 - Steven Ullmann, director of the School's health sector management and policy programs, was featured on the television network's Fox Special Report with Brit Hume program in a story on concierge medical services, in which patients pay extra for VIP medical treatment. Watch Video
South Florida Hospital News - July, 2008 - The School's programs in health care administration and policy, including the new MD/MBA and MSN/MBA programs, as well as the long-running Executive MBA program, were outlined in a feature article which included quotes from Steven Ullmann, director of the School's health sector and management policy programs. Read Article
Slate - June 24, 2008 - Research conducted by two assistant professors of economics, Pere Gomis-Porqueras and Adrian Peralta-Alva, was cited in an article linking obesity to such economic factors as taxes and the gender wage gap. Read Article
Oregon Public Radio - June 24, 2008 - Patricia Sanchez Abril, assistant professor of business law, was interviewed during the station's Think Out Loud radio program about surveillance laws and the changing perception of privacy in our culture. Read More/Listen
BusinessWeek - June 23, 2008 - Research conducted by Ya-Wen Yang, assistant professor of accounting, which found that publicly traded companies reap big financial returns from Washington lobbying, is featured in an article.
WorldCity Business - June 2008 - The magazine's cover story details the School's vision, led by Dean Barbara Kahn, to build a global brand around the School's healthcare business programs. The article notes the new joint MD-MBA degree program launching this fall and includes quotes from Kahn as well as Steven Ullmann, director of the School's Health Sector Management and Policy Programs. Read Article
National Journal - June 7, 2008 - Research conducted by Ya-Wen Yang, assistant professor of accounting, which found that publicly traded companies reap big financial returns from Washington lobbying, is featured in an article.
Investment News - June 2, 2009 - An article about taking unrealized long-term gains on taxable bonds when interest rates are low noted research by Howard Marmorstein, associate professor of marketing. Read Article
Tampa Tribune - May 29, 2008 - An article profiled College Hunks Hauling Junk, the company founded by UM School of Business alumnus Omar Soliman. His business idea won him first place in the School's 2004 Leigh Rothschild Entrepreneurship Competition. It is now headquartered in Tampa. Read Article
South Florida Sun-Sentinel - May 26, 2008 - An article about the potential use of social networking site Facebook to distribute emergency information on college campuses includes insight from Patricia Sanchez Abril, assistant professor of business law. Read Article
Investors Business Daily - May 12, 2008 - Barbara Kahn, dean of the School of Business, is quoted in an article about the successful brand that Rachael Ray has built as a cooking expert with TV shows, magazines, books and cookware.
The Miami Herald - May 12, 2008 - Cool-de-Sac, a company founded by Jose Luis Bueno, is featured in an article tracking the history of the company which provides an educational play space for children. The article was also published in El Nuevo Herald.
CBS4 Miami - May 9, 2008 - Anita Cava, associate professor of business law, is prominently featured in a segment questioning the ethics of a decision to allow an advertisement for a local car dealership to appear in the Miami Police Department' s annual report. Read Article/View Video
MEDIA Magazine - May 1, 2008 - Dean Barbara Kahn is quoted in an article about consumers who make choices based on health consciousness and environmental responsibility. Read Article
The Associated Press - April 28, 2008 - Patricia Sanchez Abril, assistant professor of business law, is quoted in an article about the security risks posed by social networking sites. The article was published by more than 100 media outlets, including USA Today, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, CNNMoney.com, NPR, and The Washington Post. Read Article
Inside Counsel - April 2008 - Ann Morales Olazábal, associate professor of business law, was quoted in an article about a legal case to determine whether a company can be sued for federal securities fraud when the corporate executives who made false statements to the public did not have fraudulent intent. Read Article
BusinessWeek - April 10, 2008 - Dean Barbara Kahn was featured in a 13-minute video interview posted on BusinessWeek's Web site. The dean discussed the School's efforts to increase the rigor of its programs, engage with other UM schools to create innovative cross-functional programs, and build the school's research caliber. Watch Video
The Miami Herald - March 31, 2008 - UM School of Business Administration senior David Wander is prominently featured in a Monday Business section article about the importance of summer internships. Wander interned at Universal Music Group last summer and continues to work for the firm part-time.
El Nuevo Herald - March 26, 2008 - An article detailed how the School's new Canes Behavioral Laboratory is part of the strategy to build the research caliber and reputation of the School. The article included quotes from Dean Barbara Kahn and Michael Tsiros, associate professor of marketing.
The Miami Herald - March 24, 2008 - Bill Werther, professor of management, is quoted in an article about whether administrative salaries and vehicle policies at the Miami-Dade School District are too generous. Werther argues that that salaries and policies do not appear to be unusual for an organization of this size.
WOR Radio (New York) - March 21, 2008 - Dean Barbara Kahn was interviewed live on the popular Joan Hamburg talk show, which airs daily on New York City's WOR Radio (www.wor710.com). During the 20 minute interview, Kahn spoke about the momentum at the University of Miami, the role of marketing and business education in general. Listen to Interview
CBS4 Miami - February 27, 2008 - David Kelly, associate professor and chair of economics, is quoted extensively in television segment on what's been dubbed The Perfect Storm, a situation in Florida characterized by hurricanes, taxes, and inflation. Kelly was tapped as an expert because his research focuses on climate change and designing policy when climate change is of uncertain magnitude, or if climate change has uncertain damages. Read Article/Watch Video
The Times of India - January 9, 2008 - Research by Dean Barbara Kahn was the subject of an article about how waiting periods can induce, or, in some cases, reduce stress. The study was published in the Journal of Consumer Research. Read Article
The New York Times Magazine - January 6, 2008 - Research by Vaidynathan Jayaraman, associate professor of management, and Yadong Luo, chair and professor of management, was cited in an article about reverse logistics, what happens when unwanted products are returned to the stores or Web sites from which they were purchased. Read Article