Faculty & Research

Web site created by UF student helps students find volunteer opportunities

Gainesville, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Center for Leadership and Service has announced a partnership with SweatMonkey, a Web-based resource created by a UF sophomore to engage students in community service. Callahan Fore, an architecture major, started SweatMonkey as a “one-stop” shop, where students can learn about service opportunities

UF College of Business namesake commits $16 million to create faculty fellows fund

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Citing faculty as the key to a competitive future for the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration, UF Trustee Al Warrington announced today that he has committed a deferred gift of $16 million to establish an endowment to privately fund faculty positions in the college.

Ray selected as a mentor for national ethics conference

Gainesville, Fla. – Dr. Brian Ray, associate dean and director of the School of Business, was recently selected to serve as a mentor at the 2009 National Conference on Ethics in America (NCEA). The NCEA, an annual event hosted by the United States Military Academy, serves to promote awareness of

DiMatteo research project awarded UK Leverhulme Trust Grant

Gainesville, Fla. – Professor Larry A. DiMatteo, Huber Hurst Professor of Contract Law & Legal Studies, has been awarded a United Kingdom Leverhulme Trust Grant. The grant application, sponsored by the University of Leicester, will provide funds for DiMatteo to be in residence at Leicester for Summer 2009. The Grant

Fisher School’s Tucker wins university award for research excellence

Gainesville, Fla. – Jennifer Tucker, of the Fisher School of Accounting, has been selected as one of ten recipients of this year’s Jack Wessel Excellence Award for Assistant Professors. Tucker is the Luciano Prida, Sr. Professor at the Fisher School, where she teaches graduate courses in Financial Accounting and Accounting

Warrington’s Flannery will visit NY Fed’s Research Department

Gainesville, Fla. – Professor Mark Flannery will be the resident scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for the 2009-10 academic year, beginning in August 2009. Flannery is the BankAmerica Eminent Scholar in Finance at the Warrington College of Business Administration. “Working at the New York Fed’s Research

Bradbury lecture brings Nobel winner to UF campus

Gainesville, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business Administration hosted Nobel Memorial Prize winner and MIT Institute Professor Emeritus Robert Solow on Monday, April 6 as keynote speaker for this year’s Robert Bradbury Distinguished Lecture on International Economics. Solow, who received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science in 1987

UF’s Demski is ranked No. 1 in accounting literature

Gainesville, Fla. – A new working paper authored by Jean L. Heck of Saint Joseph’s University has named Joel Demski, Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar in Accounting, the most prolific author in the accounting literature of the past half-century (1959-2008). Heck calls the authors identified in the study “truly remarkable.”

Joe Alba named winner of 2008 Sheth/JCR Research Award

Gainesville, Fla. – Joseph W. Alba, UF Distinguished Professor of Marketing, was chosen for of one of marketing research’s top honors, the 2008 Sheth Foundation/Journal of Consumer Research Research Award “for a long term contribution to consumer research.” Alba and his coauthor, J. Wesley Hutchinson (former UF faculty member) were

Emerson wins awards, international acclaim for research

Gainesville, Fla. – Robert W. Emerson, Huber Hurst Professor of Law and Legal Studies and chair of Warrington’s management department, has won two research awards—and garnered two international speaking invitations from that research—in recent months. Emerson was given the 2008 Best Paper Award by the Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies