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Penn State students bidding farewell to 'something that I loved'

May 03, 2013 - Centre Daily Times

Student reflections on their Penn State years include Smeal College of Business Accounting major Elizabeth Dingcong:

"An accounting major, she had her post-graduation plans essentially finalized in October, when she accepted a job as a consultant with Deloitte & Touche in Washington. She'll start later in the summer. She got the lead on the job from a networking opportunity through the Smeal College of Business, and for that she is grateful."

The Thing That Makes Work From Home Work

Apr 30, 2013 - Yahoo! News

An article discusses research on work-from-home employees co-authored by Aparna Joshi, associate professor of management and organization:

"While companies typically use a top-down, 'one-to-many' leadership style that treats all employees similarly and often interchangeably, the study shows they might find more success handling remote workers by using a 'leader-member-exchange' method."

Arvind Rangaswamy to Receive Robert B. Clarke Outstanding Educator Award

Apr 29, 2013 - Direct Marketing Association

The Direct Marketing Educational Foundation has named Arvind Rangaswamy its 2013 Robert B. Clarke Outstanding Educator. Rangaswamy is the Jonas H. Anchel Professor of Marketing at the Smeal College of Business.

Immersion Weeks at Penn State Smeal

Apr 25, 2013 - mbaMission

The Penn State Smeal MBA Program is noted for its immersion experiences:

"Pennsylvania State University's Smeal College of Business is known for balancing traditional coursework with immersive learning. Smeal's "7-1-7" modular curriculum structure includes four different immersion experiences sandwiched between seven-week modules over the course of the two-year MBA program."

Penn State Grows Green Sports Program

Apr 25, 2013 - National Resources Defense Council Staff Blog

The Penn State Net Impact group is mentioned in an article about Penn State Athletics' sustainability efforts:

"Net Impact students plan to join with a newly formed staff Athletics Green Team to take advantage of the strong business case for greening, from operational cost savings to branding opportunities and attracting new sponsors."

Penn State students committed to sustainability

Apr 24, 2013 - Mother Nature Network

Penn State students in the Net Impact Undergraduate group are currently in second place in the Small Steps, Big Wins Challenge.

B-Schools Use Turnitin Software to Crack Down on Plagiarism

Apr 18, 2013 - Bloomberg Businessweek

An article on business schools' increasing use of Turnitin software to check admissions essays for plagiarism mentions the Smeal MBA Program and quotes managing director Carrie Marcinkevage:

"Recycled essays are the biggest problem we see," says Carrie Marcinkevage, managing director of the MBA program at Pennsylvania State University's Smeal College of Business."

Duke Begins Checking MBA Applications for Plagiarism

Apr 12, 2013 - Bloomberg Businessweek

An article about Duke's new policy to check MBA applications for plagiarism mentions the Smeal as one that already does plagiarism checks on incoming applications to the MBA program:

"For the 2012-13 school year, Penn State's Smeal reports that 40 applicants were flagged for plagiarizing essays, representing about 8 percent of its applicant pool."

Did a Nontrade Help Facebook Set IPO Price?

Apr 05, 2013 - Investor's Business Daily

An article about the initial Facebook IPO pricing quotes Associate Professor of Accounting J. Edward Ketz:

"As for the four letters — dated December 2011 to February 2012 — the one about including a trade that never happened 'seems crazy,' J. Edward Ketz, an associate accounting professor at Penn State University, told IBD. In the interest of objectivity, Ketz and Puntillo weren't told Facebook was the company in question. 'I cannot see how a firm would have any foundation' for using such a value, Ketz said."

Investors Look to Retailers to 'Rightsize'

Apr 04, 2013 - FoxBusiness

Assistant Professor of Marketing Hari Sridhar's research on the effects of opening and closing retail stores on overall firm value is summarized.

Organizations benefit from fluid team dynamics, less rigid authority lines

Apr 01, 2013 - PhysOrg

Associate Professor of Management Stephen Humphrey's research on team dynamics and leadership variability is summarized.

Ask the Experts: Putting Common Consumer Tax Questions to Bed

Apr 01, 2013 - CardHub

In an Ask the Experts column from CardHub, several tax and accounting experts weigh in on tax questions. Charles Enis, associate professor of accounting, talks about the IRS requirement for e-filing for people who are paid or professional tax preparers.

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