Smeal Update: January 16, 2023

Latest issue of Smeal Magazine available

The most recent issue of Smeal Magazine, the 2022 annual report and “Greater Penn State for the 21st Century” campaign retrospective is now available in print and online. Copies of the print version can be found in the Smeal mailroom in the basement of the business building. A digital version can be found online. Read Smeal Magazine.

Aobdia, Truong papers published in The Accounting Review

Research papers written by Daniel Aobdia, associate professor of accounting, and Phong Truong, assistant professor of accounting, have been published in The Accounting Review. Aobdia’s paper (subscription required) is titled “The Effect of Audit Firm Internal Inspections on Auditor Effort and Financial Reporting Quality.” Truong’s paper (subscription required) is titled “Peer Effects and Disclosure Timing: Evidence from Earnings Announcements.”

Inform students about START Essay Contest

Faculty are encouraged to tell students about the START Essay Contest. This year’s question is: How can you leverage your knowledge of diversity and inclusion to create a platform or program that promotes a long-lasting impact within your community? The deadline to submit entries is Jan. 27. Submission form.

CBoS accepting proposals for sustainability research grants

The Smeal Center for the Business of Sustainability is requesting proposals for its 2023 Sustainability Research Grants Program. The grants are intended to address sustainability topics within and across our college disciplines, including management and organization, entrepreneurship, accounting, supply chain, information systems, marketing, finance, risk management, international business, business law, and real estate. Proposals are due by Feb. 4. More information.

Consider nominating a great Smeal teacher

The college is seeking nominations for the following teaching awards:

  • Teaching excellence (separate awards for undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. levels)
  • Excellence in online teaching
  • Excellence in teaching by an early career faculty member
  • Excellence in teaching by a Ph.D. student
  • Innovation in teaching tools and methods

Nominations for the 2022-23 academic year (Summer 2022-Spring 2023) will be accepted until May 5, and recipients will be selected by the Smeal Teaching Awards Committee over the summer. The recipients will be announced and celebrated in September. Nominate someone.

Smeal in the News

Foley contributes to GreenBiz 350 podcast

Erik Foley, director of the Center for the Business of Sustainability, contributed a response to the prompt “As a sustainability professional, what is your hope for 2023?” for the GreenBiz 350 podcast. His response starts at the 23:57 mark of the podcast. Listen.

Ghadar quoted in CBS21/WHP story

Fariborz Ghadar, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Management, Policies and Planning, was quoted in a CBS21 story titled “Good news may be on the horizon when it comes to inflation and your wallet.” Read the story.

Know someone who rocks?

Each month the Smeal Staff Advisory Committee names a You Rock! Award recipient. You can nominate a co-worker for the You Rock! Award online. Nominate them.

The Smeal Community Weekly Poll

Participate in this week’s survey. Results will be shared during the next Smeal Community Zoom, which is scheduled for 1 p.m. Feb. 6. Take the poll.