Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Encourage students to complete food and housing needs survey

Penn State launched the Penn State Food and Housing Needs Survey on Oct. 3 to learn about students’ experiences with food and housing insecurity across all campuses, including World Campus. The survey will be administered to all students at all campuses until Oct. 21. Students who complete the survey have a chance to win an Amazon gift card. Please consider sharing the survey with your students.

Winterich hopes to help emerging scholars as president of AMA Academic Council

Karen Winterich, the Gerald I. Susman Professor in Sustainability, was elected to become the next president of the American Marketing Association, it was announced last month. The AMA has 38,000 members worldwide and is one of the most important organizations for academics, practitioners, and public policy makers that engage in marketing activities. Karen’s term as president will be 2023-2024 and she will serve as president-elect this coming year. Read the story.

Reminder: Register for Ines Executive Insights session

Registration is now open to faculty, staff, and students for the Executive Insights session featuring Henry Ines (’98 Fin), the CEO and founder of Chainparency. That is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. Oct. 21 in Struthers Auditorium, 110 Business Building, and via YouTube Live. Faculty members, if you haven’t already, would you please consider awarding your students extra credit for attending? Register.

Smeal to host welcome reception for President Bendapudi

The Smeal College of Business will host a welcome reception for President Bendapudi from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Business Building Atrium. RSVP.

Ho recipient of three INFORMS awards

Ian Ho, assistant professor of information systems, has been recognized with three awards from INFORMS: the Gordon B. Davis Young Scholar Award, Best Paper for “Preference or Bias? Characterizing Political Slants toward the Equity on Education Donations,” and Best Paper Runner-up for “Catch Me if You Can! The Economic Analysis of Geofencing.” Congratulations, Ian!

Gopalakrishna named ISBM Distiguished Research Fellow

Srinath Gopalakrishna, professor of marketing at the University of Missouri, was announced as an Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM) Distinguished Research Fellow. He is the 32nd fellow since 1983. Srinath was inducted into the prestigious group of ISBM Fellows during a special session at the ISBM Academic Conference in August.

Smeal in the News

Gee paper published in The Accounting Review

Kurt Gee, assistant professor of accounting, co-authored a paper titled “The Determinants and Informativeness of Non-GAAP Revenue Disclosures” that is published in The Accounting Review. Read the paper.

Chen paper published in Journal of Business & Economic Statistics

Qian Chen, assistant professor of supply chain & information systems and former PhD student in marketing, co-authored a paper titled "Robust Covariance Matrix Estimation for High-Dimensional Compositional Data with Application to Sales Data Analysis" that is published in Journal of Business & Economic Statistics. Read the paper.

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. Oct 17. Take the poll.