Andrew P. Brownback, a Walton College assistant professor in economics, has won a $198,940 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a study on ways to encourage people to make healthy food choices while not giving up choice.
In the summer of 1976, Susan Imes Yell was a rising senior at Fayetteville High School. She also held a part time job at the School of Law. Little did she know that this would lead to a 40-year journey at the University of Arkansas.
A study by Amy Farmer, a University Professor in the economics department at the Sam M. Walton College of Business and holder of the Margaret Gerig & R.S. Martin, Jr. Chair in Business, has been accepted for publication by International Review of Law and Economics.
Nathanael Mickelson’s honors thesis isn’t interested in binaries: “The truth is always somewhere in the middle.” This history and business economics major is more attentive to the middle spaces, on understanding the historical and cultural reasons for the current migrant crisis.
Speakers for the event include Mike Harvey, chief operating officer of the Northwest Arkansas Council, and University of Arkansas economist Kathy Deck, director of the university’s Center for Business and Economic Research.
Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, has been named to the Real Estate Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Mmmmm. Chocolate. Rick Boosey, the president and founder of Kyya Chocolate, faced a full and engaged classroom when he spoke to students about entrepreneurship in ECON 3053 – Economics for Elementary Teachers – at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.
Warmth. That is the number one thing Cary Deck will soon miss. Specifically, he will miss the warmth of his colleagues and the research environment at the University of Arkansas more so than the temperature as he travels to Anchorage, Alaska.
As a college student in his native Bangladesh, Muhammad Rahman became fascinated with looking at the world through economics. He listened intently to his professor explain the rise of capitalism and socialism as well as Japan’s economic history.
Kathy Deck’s regular Quarterly Business Analysis luncheon will be Friday, May 8. Deck’s popular sessions feature business highlights of the previous quarter, key economic trends and projections and immediate and long-term issues facing the regional and state economy.
If the university is closed this evening, the scheduled talk by Kathleen McGarry will not take place. If the university is open this evening, her talk will take place at 6 p.m. BUT WILL TAKE PLACE IN HILLSIDE 202 rather than the Reynolds Auditorium.
Using complex computational algorithms based on repeated sampling, a University of Arkansas graduate student helped spearhead a project to develop a computer simulator that provides customized electron beam tunings for radiation therapy. The research will help cancer centers provide better radiation therapy.
Peter Katuscak researches around the globe as he examines the behaviors of auction bidders or how people perceive their tax situations. For the 2014-15 school year, he is a visiting assistant professor with the Department of Economics at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, where he teaches microeconomic theory to undergraduates. Peter Katuscak Visiting … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Peter Katuscak→
Autumn Parker, associate director for undergraduate recruitment, and Barbara Lofton, director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, have announced the 27 members of the 2014-2015 Dean’s Student Advisory Board for Walton.
As a self-described “computer geek,” Dongya Koh has found a good use of his ability to write programming code: numerically solving complicated macroeconomic models. Dongya Koh Assistant Professor Department of Economics He has the background for it, too. His professional career includes serving as a system engineer for Yahoo! Japan, a joint venture of the … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Dongya Koh→
The Department of Economics at the Sam M. Walton College of Business recently collaborated in a research workshop on the theme of Networks in Trade and Finance. The workshop, which took place on the University of Arkansas campus in October, was a collaboration between Walton and CIRANO. A French acronym, CIRANO stands for the Inter-University … Continue reading Walton, CIRANO Collaborate on Research Workshop→
Kathleen McGarry, a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for 2014-2015, will visit the University of Arkansas next spring. Phi Beta Kappa’s Visiting Scholar Program provides students and faculty the opportunity to engage with top academics from other institutions. McGarry, a faculty member at UCLA and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, … Continue reading Economics Department to Host Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar→
The Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University recently recognized the Department of Economics at the Sam M. Walton College of Business in their ranking of 200 economics departments worldwide. The department fell into the 76-100 group among AACSB International-accredited schools, ranking in the group with the two highest ranked SEC economics … Continue reading Economics Department Recognized Globally→
Abby Davidson has seen the effects of war-torn countries. She has worked to assist communities in overcoming poverty and has met with refugees driven from their homeland. Her interest in international affairs began with her pursuits at Walton, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in International Economics and Business and a master’s degree in economics.
By Marty Murad The Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University recently recognized the Department of Economics at the Sam M. Walton College of Business in their ranking of 200 economics departments worldwide. The department fell into the 76-100 group among AACSB International-accredited schools, ranking in the group with the two highest … Continue reading Economics Department Recognized Globally→
What if Taco Bell delivered? That was the question Omar Kasim asked himself over and over as he began planning his business. Omar, a business management major from Tulsa, Okla., is entertaining the idea of opening a Mexican food delivery service.
Sebastian Cappelen, an economics major and 2014 graduate of Walton College, won his first time out on the PGA Tour. Cappelen did it as a Monday qualifier at the Air Capital Classic in Wichita presented by Aetna.
Trei Dudley, a freshman at the University of Arkansas, has been named the 2012-2013 National Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Dudley was selected in recognition of her long relationship and involvement with the Boys & Girls Club in her hometown of Lawrence, Kan. Her selection was announced recently … Continue reading Walton Student Wins Youth of the Year Award→
Joseph A. Ziegler, Ph.D. Dec. 13, 1945-March 9, 2013 Co-Director, Global Engagement Office Professor of Economics Joseph A. Ziegler, 67, passed away on March 9, 2013, in Fayetteville. Joe was a Professor of Economics for 40 years in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. He received a bachelor’s degree … Continue reading In Memoriam: Joseph A. Ziegler→
“They give you all the opportunities you can ever want, and all you have to do is pursue them.” Will Simpson Economics and Finance Sophomore Though only in his second year in college, Will Simpson speaks about economics and governmental affairs like a veteran. Those topics often appear in the opinion column he writes for … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Will Simpson→
Stephanie Nguyen Accounting and Finance major Economics minor As a rising senior at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, Stephanie Nguyen is a busy student. With a double major in accounting and finance, and a minor in economics, Stephanie has mastered time management. In addition to her extensive coursework, she is active in many … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Stephanie Nguyen→
“The camaraderie among students in the Walton College contributes to the overall college experience.” Sarah Margaret Pittman Junior Finance Major English and Economics Minor Sarah Margaret Pittman puts a bit of a spin on her finance knowledge. Though she dabbles in the stock market, she also pays attention to up-and-coming musical acts, trying to figure … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Sarah Pittman→
“My philosophy is to challenge your limits. You’ll never know how successful you’ll be.” Qili “Lily” Jin Junior Accounting Major Economics and Retail minor This part of her visit to China wasn’t in the study abroad curriculum. But it was something Qili “Lily” Jin felt she had to do. Only days before, she was in … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Qili “Lily” Jin→
“You won‘t regret the time you spend in the program.” Jody Bland BSBA ’11 London School of Economics Graduate Student Jody Bland has advice for those considering graduate school. “Prepare early and prepare often,” he says. Jody speaks from experience. He earned his bachelors’ degrees in economics and finance in 2011 from the Sam M. … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Jody Bland→
“Walton College is one of the best business schools, so where else would I go?” Jackie Sandoval Junior Economics and Finance Major Accounting and Information Systems Minor Jackie Sandoval had to go to a meeting. She found the room, saw some familiar faces and a place to sit. But once the session began, Jackie quickly … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Jackie Sandoval→
Elijah Garcia Senior Retail and Marketing Major Each year, Elijah Garcia and his family would load up the car and travel from his hometown of Santa Fe, N.M., to visit relatives in Northwest Arkansas. It was one of the few times he would ever get to travel, but he always enjoyed his visits. “There’s a … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Elijah Garcia→
“When you walk in the halls, there’s always a familiar face.” Clair Finke Junior International Business Major Economics and Spanish Minor That initial view of the Boston Mountains from Humphreys Hall dormitory was breathtaking. The campus was large and the opportunities were exciting. Clair Finke soon learned the rave reviews she heard from her former … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Clair Finke→
“I just think there are so many opportunities at the Walton College, and you don’t realize it until you get deep into it.” Chris Krittenbrink Senior International Business Management Major Economics and Spanish Minor For Chris Krittenbrink, the global experience is already happening. Last summer, he visited South Africa as part of the University of … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Chris Krittenbrink→
“Everyone’s an economist, some are just formally trained.” Dr. Cary Deck Professor Department of Economics In Cary Deck’s world, everything is economics, but as he points out, “Everyone’s an economist,” he says. “Some are just formally trained.” Deck is formally trained in experimental economics. As a professor with the Department of Economics at Sam M. … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Cary Deck→
It started as a high school project. The class worked toward getting clean drinking water to Ethiopia, and Caitlin Britt was in charge of fundraising. The students’ goal was met, the water was provided and the class received photographs showing the community benefiting from the clean water. “It made everything worthwhile, and it put a … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Caitlin Britt→
“There are a lot of corporations in Northwest Arkansas, and Walton College is one of the best business schools.” Shicong “Bunny” Xu Junior Economics Major Biochemistry Major One moment, Shicong “Bunny” Xu may be in a laboratory, working toward her biochemistry degree. A couple of hours later, she could be sitting in a classroom at … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Bunny Xu→
Audrey Davidson Senior Accounting Major Economics and Spanish Minor The 10-key calculator with a small, paper roll fascinated Audrey Davidson as a child. She watched her mother, a real estate accountant, punch the buttons, causing the calculator to print out numbers as the spool turned. Sometimes, Audrey punched the buttons herself, pretending she was grown … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Audrey Davidson→
Dr. Arya Gaduh knew there had to be more to life than computer coding. With a bachelor’s degree in computer science, Gaduh wanted to find ways where he could use this knowledge to contribute more to the world. That’s when his brother suggested he explore policy research.