Tag: Cofrin School of Business

It’s going to be BIG (Data)

It will be a Big Data couple of days when the SAS team from the SAS world headquarters in Cary, N.C., comes to UW-Green Bay next spring — Thursday, May 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, May 6, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, to be precise. The visitors will lead hands-on Big Data and Data Analytics workshops. SAS (Statistical Analysis System) is a software suite for advanced analytics and business intelligence, and is used at more than 75,000 sites worldwide including 93 of the top 100 Fortune 500 companies. Hands-on labs will be offered on Big Data, Text Mining, Visual Analytics and Data Mining. Associate Prof. Gaurav Bansal of the Cofrin School of Business and academic director of UWGB’s newly launched online collaborative masters in data science program, is behind the effort as local host. He says the hands-on labs require basically no prior programming experience and will be a great opportunity for UWGB students in particular, and others, to get a feel for Big Data and advanced data analytics. Industry leaders and experts are expected to take part as keynotes and panelists. Watch this space for links to speaker profiles, registration opportunities and a schedule, along with further details.

Faculty note: Shin, Bansal

Profs. Soo Il Shin and Gaurav Bansal of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, along with two professors from California State University at Monterey Bay, have been invited to co-chair a conference mini-track on Social Network Analytics in Big Data Environment for the 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems to be held in San Diego in August 2016.

Faculty note: Russ presents in Istanbul

Management Prof. Meir Russ, from the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, presented last week at the 20th IAMB conference the paper “Writing an Academic Paper for Publication: How to Succeed?” Russ is the founding editor of The International Journal of Management and Business, IJMB (the journal of IAMB) which published its most recent issue (Vol 6, No. 1) in June 2015. The issue is available online. Other than being a member of the organizing committee of the IAMB (International Academy of Management and Business) conference, held in Istanbul, Turkey, he also chaired the judging panel awarding the Overall, Ph.D. student and Practiciaire, Best Papers awards.

Tickets selling well for Arendt/Kimball’s Mexican Luncheon

Next Wednesday will be the last chance to reserve your ticket for the Friday, Sept. 25, Mexican Luncheon at the University Union, but you might want to do so earlier. Tickets are in high demand to hear the presentation by Profs. Lucy Arendt and Steven Kimball and to taste some fun Mexican food that they recommended we try. The Union will reserve a table for your group, and door prizes will be handed out. Check out the menu.

First Cultural Cuisine luncheon of the fall: Mexico, on Sept. 25

Our colleagues in the University Union inform us that the first cultural cuisine meal this year will showcase food from Mexico at noon Friday, Sept. 25, in the Union’s Phoenix Room. Tickets are on sale now at the University Ticketing and Information Center. Profs. Lucy Arendt (Cofrin School of Business) and Steven Kimball (Education) will be presenting with a slide show of their experiences in Mexico. Cost of the meal for faculty and staff is only $13. Check out the menu. “Hope to see you there.”

Faculty note: Arendt’s seismic project involvement

Lucy Arendt, Professor of Management in the Cofrin School of Business and Associate Dean of the College of Professional Studies, is involved with a federal FEMA-funded project to develop performance-based earthquake design guidelines. Arendt is a member of the project Steering Committee for the Applied Technology Council based in Redwood City, Calif. The ATC is a nonprofit corporation established in 1973 through the efforts of the Structural Engineers Association of California to promote state-of-the-art, user-friendly engineering resources and applications for use in mitigating the effects of natural and other hazards on the built environment. The 14-member Steering Committees includes individuals with backgrounds in structural engineering, insurance, real state, municipal government, construction, and industry.

Faculty note: Russ at University of Pisa

Prof. Meir Russ of the Cofrin School of Business recently presented a Ph.D. student seminar at the Doctorate in “Economia Aziendale e Management” program at the University of Pisa, Italy. His July 7 seminar was titled “An Introduction to Human Capital 2.0”.  He also discussed potential collaboration in research studies with colleagues at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna- Istituto di Management, Pisa, Italy.

Bansal’s Midwest Association earns international honor

The Midwest Association for Information Systems has received Outstanding Chapter recognition from the parent Association for Information Systems (AIS) for the year 2014. UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Gaurav Bansal of the Cofrin School of Business is the regional president. The Midwest Association was the only North American chapter so honored among a total of 10 recognized by the international association including chapters in China, Italy and Switzerland. Learn more.

Faculty note: Russ

Prof. Meir Russ of the Cofrin School of Business recently (May 19-20) presented faculty, Ph.D. and graduate-student seminars at the Department of Accounting at the Universita degli Studi Rome Tre, titled “Human Accounting and Intangibles.” Additionally, he presented the seminar “An Introduction to Human Capital 2.0” at the Link Campus University on May 22. He also advised graduate students and young faculty at the universities in regard to writing and submitting papers to international academic publications, and discussed potential collaboration in research studies.