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Cary M. Maguire Fellowship in Applied Ethics Established at The American College Center for Ethics in Financial Services

The American College Center for Ethics in Financial Services announced today the creation of the Cary M. Maguire Fellowship in Applied Ethics. The Maguire Fellowship is an academic research position dedicated to investigating the concept and utility of "meaningful disclosure.""It seems as if we are constantly bombarded by stories about corporate scandals, insider trading, backdated stock options, unethical mortgage practices, questionable financial reporting and more," said Ronald F.
Education & Careers

Financial literacy program launches at Hilbert College

Building good financial habits and steps to avoid piling up debt will be the focus of a new financial literacy program expected to kick off this fall for Hamburg, NY-based Hilbert College students. The program will be funded by a three-year $750 AIG Credit Counseling Challenge Grant awarded to the Hilbert Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) organization. Hilbert is among 120 SIFE teams across the country selected to receive the grant to run education sessions on credit issues.
Education & Careers

Top SDSU accountancy grad to serve in prestigious national standards program

The School of Accountancy at San Diego State University has announced that Vita Martin has been selected by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to serve in their prestigious postgraduate technical assistant (PTA) program. Out of hundreds of nominations submitted, Martin is one of only five postgraduate students in the U.S.
Education & Careers

Student-run investment fund outperforms S&P 500

The Madison Investment Fund (MIF) works out of a 10 x 12 foot office in Zane Showker Hall on the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Unlike most business schools in the country, they don't have a Bloomberg terminal, a computer system that can monitor and analyze financial data in real-time. Last year the Madison Investment Fund outperformed the S&P 500.
Community News

Accounting firm donates $100k to business college

Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC, the largest Colorado-based accounting and business advisory firm, has announced that it is giving the University of Northern Colorado's Monfort College of Business $100,000 over the next 10 years.Robert B. Hottman, CEO of EKS&H, said the gift is a way to recognize and support the college's accounting program and faculty for their commitment to educating students from their college career to their professional career in accounting.
Education & Careers

Accounting professor stars in AICPA Foundation video

In April 1992, Tom Lopez, then a certified public accountant in California, started thinking about switching careers. "I decided that the thing I really wanted to do was teach at the college level," he said. And that would mean earning a Ph.D. in accounting. But Lopez, who is now an associate professor of accounting at the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, had a wife and three young children at the time. How could he possibly afford to quit his job and go back to school?
Education & Careers

Women in business are in the spotlight at Texas university

The University of North Texas College of Business Administration hosted Women in Business Week, from September 10-14, 2007.
Education & Careers

Yale wins MBA Challenge

Remember the old College Bowl? If you're too young for that, perhaps you remember academic challenges on your high school or college campuses. CNBC News is sponsoring a new kind of contest – the Fast Money MBA Challenge.MBA students from eight of the top 20 business schools, as ranked by U.S.

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