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Ph.D. candidate named finalist for marketing organization’s award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Haibing Gao, a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Marketing, has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2015 Mary Kay/Academy of Marketing Science Dissertation Proposal Competition. The winner will be announced at AMS’s Annual Conference on May 12-14 in Denver. To be eligible, candidates must have completed a successful proposal defense within the 2014 calendar year. Gao is scheduled to complete his degree in summer 2015. Gao’s dissertation research explores how pre-recall advertising

Entrepreneur adds TEDxUF talk to dance card

By day, Rob Castellucci leads one of the most innovative ventures to ever address university student housing. By night, he immerses himself in the Gainesville Salsa dancing scene that he’s helped cultivate. Whether it’s in his personal or professional life, Castellucci’s entrepreneurial passion shines through. He will be sharing his unique story as a guest speaker at TEDxUF, which takes place Saturday at the Curtis M Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Watch Rob’s TEDxUF talk on YouTube. For Castellucci,

Fisher School director awarded national faculty merit honor

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— Dr. Gary McGill, Associate Dean and Director of the Fisher School of Accounting, received the 2014 Federation of Schools Accountancy (FSA)/Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award. The FSA/Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award honors a faculty member for distinguished contributions to the FSA, the profession of accounting, and to accounting education. Dr. McGill, who holds the J. Roy Duggan Endowed Professorship in Accounting, is the second University of Florida scholar to receive the award. John Simmons, the founding

Entrepreneurship students find inspiration at CEI Women’s Summit

Equality for women in the workplace has been in the spotlight recently–notably at the Oscars, the United Nations summit, and in presidential speeches. Promoting women’s equality in the business world has been a priority in the Warrington College of Business Administration for years. The College’s commitment continued Friday with the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation’s sixth annual Women in Entrepreneurship Summit at Hough Hall. The Women’s Summit is a half-day program dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship to female students, and furthering

Hough Graduate School of Business ranks 16th among U.S. public business schools

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration was ranked 16th among U.S. public business schools in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools 2016” edition released today. UF MBA’s Traditional (full-time) Program improved four positions to No. 37 overall, and three spots to No. 16 among U.S. public programs. UF MBA was the only MBA program in the state of Florida to appear in the top 75.

Financial Times: UF MBA Internet Program No. 3 in the world, No. 1 in U.S.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Financial Times ranked the Internet Program at UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business No. 3 in the world in the publication’s “Online MBA 2015” rankings released today. UF MBA’s Internet Program was also the top-ranked online MBA program in the U.S. “It’s an honor for our Internet Program to again receive such prominent recognition by The Financial Times,” said Dr. Alex Sevilla, Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA Programs. “We’ve dedicated ourselves

Fisher Ph.D. candidate receives Deloitte doctoral fellowship

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Devin Williams, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate at the Fisher School of Accounting, was one of 10 Ph.D. students in the U.S. to receive a $25,000 grant through the Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship program. The grant is awarded to students who plan to pursue academic careers upon graduation, and will support the recipients during their final year of coursework and the subsequent year to complete their doctoral dissertation. Williams’ dissertation investigates how the existence of auditors of non-public

Ph.D. students excel in the classroom to win teaching awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business Administration has recognized Mishari Alnahedh and Brent Kitchens for their teaching excellence with the Fall 2014 Ph.D. Teaching Award. The award recognizes outstanding Ph.D. student teaching and instructional innovation. The selection process gauges the effectiveness of teaching practices, measures engagement, and evaluates student learning experiences. The process provides all nominees with detailed feedback and consultation to prepare for future teaching activities and upcoming job searches. Alnahedh is a 4th year Ph.D. student

Orlando developer, alumnus to highlight social issues at UF real estate conference

Craig Ustler has witnessed the themes at real estate conferences shift in recent years. Now, social issues like affordable housing and reducing homelessness are hot-button topics. “I’ve always been motivated about how you can use real estate development to address community problems like education, transit, food, health and wellness,” Ustler said. “It’s great to see that social issues like these are being talked about at these conferences.” Ustler (BA ’91, MA ’95) has been a central figure in the revitalization

Award winners breaking down barriers to student success

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business Administration recognized two standout professors and a dedicated advisor with its annual Teaching/Advising Awards. Dr. Paul Madsen won the Graduate Teacher of the Year award; Dr. Michelle Darnell won the Undergraduate Teacher of Year Award; and Dave Sullivan won the Advisor of the Year award. Dr. Paul Madsen: Dr. Madsen has been an Assistant Professor in the Fisher School of Accounting since 2010 teaching Introduction to Financial Accounting and Accounting Issues in