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.
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.”
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.
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.
Prof. Meir Russ of the Cofrin School of Business recently (May 28) presented a faculty research seminar at the School of Administrative Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada, titled “An Introduction to Human Capital 2.0.” He also discussed potential collaboration in research studies.
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.
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.
Management Prof. Meir Russ, the senior faculty member in the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, contributed a guest column earlier this week to the Green Bay Press-Gazette opinion page. Russ uses numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to document that while the average annual wage in Wisconsin has risen from $40,190 in 2009 to $42,880 in 2014, the state has slipped from about 7.5 percent below the national average to 9.2 percent below. Wisconsinites at all income levels are falling further behind, Russ writes. “This would suggest that high-paying jobs are leaving Wisconsin either through attrition (retirement or downsizing) or migration, and are replaced by low-paying jobs. Add to that the fact that Wisconsin ranks highest in the nation on losing the middle class and 38th in new jobs creation; the picture is not pretty.” Russ puts the blame solely on disinvestment in public education.
Associate Prof. Gaurav Bansal of the Cofrin School of Business, who served as president of the Midwest Association for Information Systems for the year just ending, was among the featured speakers at the 10th annual conference of the association held at Pittsburg State (Kans.) University on May 14 and 15. In his talk, Bansal highlighted the importance of regional conferences, and how they help build bridges between IS experts and their stakeholders. He highlighted that regional conferences are relatively low-budget and facilitate relationship building with the “local” industry leaders and CIOs, community, government agencies, and university administration as well. Such bridge-building exercises are generally not possible with larger conferences which can only go to bigger cities, often cost more to attend, and are generally not accessible to undergraduate students. He stressed that such regional conferences are increasingly important in an era of declining state funding, and he emphasized the need to reinforce ties with stakeholders. He highlighted that the Information Systems discipline is unique since issues such as digitization and privacy/security involve all cross-sections of society, providing a unique opportunity to involve those various stakeholders — which happens to make Information Systems research and teaching more relevant and rigorous at the same time.
Prof. Meir Russ of the Cofrin School of Business last week presented to faculty, doctoral and master’s seminars at The School of Management of the University of Silesia, Chorzów, Poland and at the Department of Education and Psychology, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland. His presentation was titled “An Introduction to Human Capital 2.0,” and he also advised graduate students and young faculty in regard to writing and submitting papers to international academic publications, and addressed potential collaboration in research studies.