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  • Following the initial defeat of the proposed $700 billion government bailout, Dean Andy Boynton proposed a "virtuoso team" of leaders to guide the overhaul of the U.S. financial system. He was interviewed by Boston’s FOX25 News, and numerous media outlets picked up the story, including Forbes and the Los Angeles Times. Also on the topic of virtuoso teams, he wrote an opinion piece about President-elect Obama's "special economic recovery advisory board" for the Patriot Ledger.
  • The November issue of the Journal of Marketing featured research by Assistant Professor of Marketing S. Adam Brasel and Egan Professor of Computer Science James Gips. Media outlets including The Economist, Dow Jones MarketWatch and International Business Times wrote about their study, which concludes that fast-forwarding does not decrease viewers’ attention to commercials.
  • Associate Professor of Accounting Mary Ellen Carter discussed renting versus buying a home on Boston's WCVB-TV Channel 5.
  • Information Systems Associate Professor John Gallaugher’s comments on rising student interest in computer science as an undergraduate major were printed in a Computer World article and picked up by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • In a story about how technology is streamlining operations at nonprofit organizations, the Financial Times mentioned Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting Elizabeth Keating, who helped design an analysis tool that gives foundations a more accurate view of their financial status.
  • The Center for Retirement Research was recently in the news when researcher Richard W. Kopcke spoke with Global Pensions, a British magazine, and CRR reports were referenced in U.S. News & World Report and in an Associated Press story, which was picked up by the Chicago Tribune, among other media outlets.
  • Gambling expert Rev. Richard McGowan, associate professor of operations, information, and strategic management, talked with the Boston Globe about the recent increase in lottery ticket sales in Massachusetts. He also discussed the future of dog racing and Massachusetts Statewide Ballot Question 3 with Enterprise News.
  • Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology featured Adjunct Professor Peter Minihane, who is CFO and treasurer of Acme Packet Inc.
  • Associate Professor of Marketing and retail expert Kathleen Seiders discussed the economy's effect on holiday shopping with NPR's "All Things Considered" and Boston's WBUR-FM's "Here and Now."
  • The Boston Globe consulted Philip Strahan, John L. Collins, S.J., Chair in Finance, for two articles about the economic crisis. In the first he talks about using the daily news of the financial crisis as "teachable moments" in his classes. In the second he comments on the government’s bailout plan.
  • The Boston Globe quoted Galligan Chair in Strategic and Operations Management Sandra Waddock in an article on the importance of corporate reputation and citizenship.
  • Financial Week conferred with G. Peter Wilson, Joseph L. Sweeney Chair in Accounting, about the news that the Financial Accounting Standards Board is creating a set of disclosure requirements that would be added to its fair-value accounting rules.