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The Miami Herald – Dec. 31, 2010 – Steven Ullmann, a professor of management and director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy, was quoted in an article about the future of Florida’s government-owned hospitals under the administration of governor-elect Rick Scott. Article

Caribbean Business – Dec. 24, 2010 – An article in Puerto Rico’s leading weekly business publication provided details about the School’s partnership with the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce to host a health and insurance conference in February. The article included quotes from Steven Ullmann, a management professor and director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy.

The Wall Street Journal – Dec. 4, 2010 – The Week in Ideas column featured research by Alok Kumar, Cesarano Scholar and a professor of finance, which found that older investors had annual returns that were three to five percentage points lower than those of young investors. Article

Il Foglio
– Nov. 21, 2010 –
The Italian newspaper cited a research paper by Sandro Andrade and Vidhi Chhaoccharia, both assistant professors of finance, which proposes an innovative method to compute the cost of sovereign default embedded on the prices of stocks and sovereign bonds. The article was republished on the Web blog Patrikpen. Article

Les Echos
– Nov. 17, 2010 -
The French financial newspaper cited research by Sandro Andrade and Vidhi  Chhaochharia, both assistant professors of finance, which proposes a method to back out the cost of sovereign default from international stock and bond market data. Article

The Miami Herald
– Nov. 15, 2010 –
An article about interest in entrepreneurship during the troubled economy included quotes from Susan Amat, a management lecturer at the School and the director of The Launch Pad, a University program that is sponsoring a number of activities for Global Entrepreneurship Week. Article

Daily Business Review - Nov. 5, 2010 – An article about the increase in consumer haggling  due to economic hard times included insight from Shweta Oza, an assistant professor of marketing, who says “businesses have realized that consumers are not going to come to them ready to pay them whatever they ask.” Article

On Wall Street – Nov. 3, 2010 – An article about what the U.S. election in November might mean for investors noted research by Alok Kumar, Cesarano Scholar and professor of finance, which found that investors whose party is in power are more likely to make better investment decisions than those whose party is not in power. Article

Ocean Drive – Nov. 1, 2010 – An article about artist Romero Britto’s success in branding his work included quotes from Dean Barbara Kahn who noted the synergies in the various elements of Britto’s life. “His own personal persona, his celebrity life and his art all tie together,” said  Kahn. Article

The Miami Herald – Nov. 1, 2010 – An article announcing finalists in an elevator pitch contest sponsored by The Launch Pad, a university entrepreneurship program, included quotes from Susan Amat, a management lecturer at the School and  executive director of The Launch Pad. The finalists include Darryl Doonie, a second-year MBA student. Article

The Miami Herald
– Oct. 25, 2010 –
The newspaper published a column, authored by Terri Scandura, a professor of management, about the leadership lessons that can be gleaned from the Chilean mine disaster. Article

The Miami Herald – Oct. 24, 2010 – An article about employee wellness programs at Baptist Health South Florida and the University of Miami includes quotes from Steven Ullmann, the director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy. Article

AméricaEconomía
– Oct. 20, 2010 –
An article in the leading Latin American business magazine highlighted the significant role the School of Business plays in South Florida’s health care industry and included quotes from Dean Barbara Kahn. Article

The Miami Herald – Oct. 20, 2010 – An article focusing on what job seekers should do to make sure they land the job that is right for them included insight from Mary Young, the director of the School’s Sanford L. Ziff Graduate Career Services Center. Article

PolitiFact.com
– Oct. 15, 2010 -
Christopher Cotton, assistant professor of economics, helped set the record straight on the potential impact of Florida’s Amendment 4 if voters pass the measure Nov. 2. Article

International Business Times – Oct. 14, 2010 – In an article about the price of Apple stock surpassing $300 per share for the first time, Sundaresh Ramnath, associate professor of accounting, offered insight about why companies may refrain from stock splits to keep the share price lower. Article
 

Valor Economico – Oct. 13, 2010 - An article in the leading Brazilian business newspaper featuredresearch by Sandro Andrade, an assistant professor of finance, which shows that, around the 2002 Brazilian presidential elections, foreign investors were more pessimistic about the Brazilian market than local investors. Article

The New York Times – Oct. 9, 2010 – At article highlighted research by Juliano Laran, an assistant professor of marketing, which found that people can exhibit more self-control – not eating candy for example - if it is seen as fun rather than work. Article

PODER – Oct. 1, 2010 - Dean Barbara Kahn, in her regular column, wrote about how product branding can be applied to people, places and organizations such as the University of Miami’s School of Business.

The Miami Herald – Sept. 27, 2010 - An article offered details about an elevator pitch contest hosted by The Launch Pad, an entrepreneurship program offered through the University’s Toppel Career Center. The article included quotes from Susan Amat, the program’s executive director and a management lecturer at the School of Business. Article

Miami Today
– Sept. 23, 2010 –
A clean-up planned for the Miami River Greenway by the School’s freshmen, as part of the FIRST Step course, was featured in an article in which Ellen McPhillip, assistant dean of undergraduate business programs, noted that the work is “a logical part of the program that … serves the larger mission of the course.”

WIOD Radio
– Miami – Sept. 22, 2010 –
A segment on the implementation of several elements of health care reform legislation featured a live interview with Steven Ullmann, the director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy.

The Times of India
– Sept. 21, 2010 -
An article featured research by Juliano Laran, an assistant professor of marketing, who found that resisting a craving - to eat a piece of chocolate for example - can actually be fun if you want it to be. Article

The New York Times
– Sept. 20, 2010 -
Research by Juliano Laran, an assistant professor of marketing, which found that consumers unconsciously do the opposite of what product and company slogans urge was featured in a business section column. The article was also published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Article

The Miami Herald
– Sept. 14, 2010 – Steven Ullmann,
director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy was quoted extensively about a report that South Floridians go to specialists for medical care rather than primary care physicians more often than the national average. “Primary care keeps costs down,” said Ullmann in explaining why that may be why health care costs in South Florida are so much higher. Article

The Miami Herald
– Sept. 12, 2010 –
An article about an iPhone application that allows potential plastic surgery patients preview what they would like look after certain procedures includes quotes from Steven Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy, who says “As more people can see what they are able to become ... it can generate more business.” Article

The Miami Herald – Sept. 10, 2010 – An article about the appointment of Bernardo Hees as the  new CEO of Burger King included quotes from Sandro Andrade, an assistant professor of finance, who discussed Hees’ storied career in Brazil. Article

Hispanic Business
- Sept. 1, 2010
- The School was cited as having the nation's No. 4 MBA program for Hispanics in the magazines annual diversity issue. Article

Smart Business
– Sept. 1, 2010 -
An article on efforts to grow the technology industry in Miami cited several initiatives that foster entrepreneurship including the University of Miami’s Launch Pad, which is led by management lecturer Susan Amat, MBA ’04. Article

Miami Today – Aug. 18 – An article highlighted the success of the School’s Executive MBA program in Puerto Rico, which began in October 2009. Article

The Miami Herald
– Aug. 16, 2010 -
An article highlighted the benefits of the School’s graduate business certificate program. The article included quotes from Anuj Mehrotra, vice dean for graduate business programs, and a recent participant in the certificate program, Jamie Bautista, vice president of operations regulatory compliance at Telemundo Network Group’s Hialeah office. Article

Christian Science Monitor
– Aug. 13, 2010 –
A study conducted by Ricardo Rodriguez, an associate professor of marketing, which found that stocks are more likely to lose ground on a Friday the 13th than on another Friday, was cited in an article about  the fear of that day. Article

Chicago Tribune
– Aug. 12, 2010 –
A column about new research and high-tech tactics being used by retailers to get consumers to spend more included numerous quotes from Juliano Laran, an assistant professor of marketing, who has published a number of studies on consumer indulgence. The article was republished in more than twp dozen newspapers across the country. Article

Marketplace
(NPR) - August 6, 2010 –
Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance, offered insight in a segment on condo purchasers who are using a law to get out of their pre-construction contracts by arguing that developers didn’t follow through on promises and don't deserve to be paid.

PODER – Aug/Sept – 2010 – In her regular column, Dean Barbara Kahn wrote about the need for organizations to identify potential risks and catastrophes they might face and to have a contingency plan in place to mitigate such risks and contend with catastrophes if they occur. Article

The Miami Herald – July 23, 2010 – Steven Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy, was quoted in an article about a report that shows most of Florida’s small businesses will qualify for tax credits under the federal health care reform legislation. “This is a carrot being dangled in front of them,” noted Ullmann. Article


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NBC Today Show - July 8, 2010 - Dean Barbara Kahn appeared live on NBC’s “Today” to offer insight into women’s grocery store buying habits. The segment, on the "Kathie Lee and Hoda on Today” show, was part of a series on what the buying habits of women reveal about them. Video

Smart Business
– July 1, 2010
– Dean Barbara Kahn offered advice on how firm’s can take advantage of executive training programs to increase their in a special issue of the magazine. Article

SmartMoney.com
– June 29, 2010 –
In an article about the latest Case-Shiller report, which showed that home prices in Miami dropped again between March and April, Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance, was quoted saying “I don’t think you’ll ever be ashamed to admit that you bought a house in 2010.” Article

The Miami Herald
– June 23, 2010 –
An article noted that the School has established a Center for Health Sector Management and Policy. The article also reported on the School’s new major in health sector management and policy. Article

South Florida Business Journal – June 18, 2010 – In an article about the options that MBA students have for financing their education, Anuj Mehrotra, vice dean for graduate business programs, said prospective students should “look for all those opportunities before you sit down and say I can or can’t afford an MBA.”

The Miami Herald
– June 15, 2010 –
Dean Barbara Kahn weighed in on the decision to change the name of Miami-Dade County’s Metrozoo to Zoo Miami. Article

The Miami Herald
– June 13, 2010 – Brian Rechtman
, MBA ’10, and the company he founded, BlueTrueMarketing.com, were featured in an article that noted that Rechtman developed the company while he was an MBA student at the School of Business and that he was one of the winner’s in the Business Plan Competition sponsored by the School. Article

WLRN Radio
– June 8, 2010 - Steven Ullmann
, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy, provided insight in a WLRN Miami Herald News segment on health care sharing ministries (HCSMs), which are exempt from the new health insurance mandate. Listen

AOL Money & Finance
– May 25, 2010 - Andrea Heuson
, a professor of finance, provided insight on April’s jump in home sales, attributing it to an expiring tax credit for new  homebuyers and indicating the positive news could be short lived. “It gushes out for a while, but when the pressure goes away, everything slows down again,” she notes. Article

South Florida Business Journal
– May 20, 2010 –
An article reported that the University had received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the School of Business. The article included quotes from Dean Barbara Kahn and Joseph Ganitsky, professor of management and the director of the UM CIBER. Article

WLRN Radio
– May 14, 2010 –
Andrea Heuson, a professor finance, provided insight in a Friday Business Report segment on the boom in lawyers helping would-be condo buyers fight developers to get their money back after the South Florida condo bubble burst. The segment also aired May 20. Listen

Latin Trade – May 12, 2010 - An article details many of the recent changes that have been made in the School’s MBA programs, such as new concentrations in real estate and mergers and acquisitions. The article, which includes quotes from Dean Barbara Kahn, also notes the growth in the programs in health sector management. Article

The Miami Herald – May 11, 2010 – Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance, was quoted in an article reporting that more than 40 percent of South Florida homeowners owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth. ``We have to just get the normal market clearing efficiently at prices that everybody trusts,” she noted. Article

Nightly Business Report (PBS) – May 10, 2010 – A segment on how framing marketing information in different ways can lead consumers to make different decisions featured comment from Howard Marmorstein, an associate professor of marketing. Video/Transcript

PODER
– May 1, 2010 –
In a regular column for the magazine, Dean Barbara Kahn, wrote about the importance of a diverse workforce in order for companies to successfully compete in the global marketplace. Article

The Miami Herald
– May 1, 2010 –
In an article about whether states will opt to run federally mandated high-risk insurance pools themselves or allow the federal government to run them, Steven Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy offered his insight, noting that some states “have better knowledge regarding their constituents and prefer not to have provisions dictated to them.” Article


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WSVN-TV (Fox) Miami – April 29, 2010 – Andrea Heuson, a  professor of finance, provided insight in an interview for a segment on the growing number of Florida homeowners who are allowing their homes to go into foreclosure because their mortgages are more than the homes are worth. Video/Transcript

The Miami Herald
– April 26, 2010 –
The paper’s Business Monday section published an article about the lack of superior customer service, which was authored by A. Parasuraman, the vice dean of faculty, holder of the James W. McLamore Chair in Marketing, and a professor of marketing. Article

The Miami Herald
– April 2, 2010 –
In an article about the impact of health care reform legislation on those who cannot buy health insurance because of preexisting medical conditions, Steven Ullmann, the School’s director of programs in health sector management and policy noted that although there will be subsidies for policies, “they still may be priced so they're not accessible to everybody.'' Article

Harvard Business Review
– April 1, 2010 –
The magazine featured research by Department of Marketing Chair Michael Tsiros, which finds that retailers can increase revenues and profits if they gradually increase prices of products discounted for a sale, rather than returning to the regular price immediately. Article

The Miami Herald – March 31, 2010 – An article about heavy traffic on I-95’s express lanes, due to the misperception that the toll increases as traffic increases in the other lanes, includes insight from Doug Emery, chair and professor of finance, who says the tolls are priced “way too low.” Article

United Press International - March 24, 2010 – An article, published on numerous Web sites, blogs and other media including the Times of India, featured research by, Juliano Laran, assistant professor of marketing, which reveals that people buy healthier foods for themselves than they do for others. Article

The Miami Herald
– March 22, 2010 –
A front-page article about the health care reform legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives included numerous quotes from Steven Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy, who noted that while the bill will help consumers, there are still a lot of unknowns about how state budgets will be impacted. Article

The Miami Herald – March 21, 2010 – An article about the growing interest in specialized college programs cited the School’s Executive MBA in Health Sector Management and Policy, as well as its other programs in health care such as the undergraduate minor, and quoted Steven Ullmann, director of programs in health sector management and policy. Article

Chicago Tribune
– March 14, 2010 -
An article, first published in the St. Louis Post-Disptach, about the increasing popularity of haggling with retailers included insight from Shweta Oza, assistant professor of marketing, who noted that “the economy has acted like a trigger — it's telling [consumers] that you can ask retailers for a break and that you'll usually get it." Article

Reuters
– March 11, 2010 –
Chester Schriesheim, University Distinguished Professor of management, was quoted in an article about Toyota’s surge in sales despite its recall crisis. In the article, which was published by more than 60 news media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, MSN Money, CNBC.com and ABC News.com, Schriesheim noted that by offering deep discounts Toyota is “picking low-hanging fruit." Article

CFO.com
– March 2, 2010 –
A lead online article featured  research by Andrew Leone, chair and professor of accounting, which found that CEOs who are also the founders of their companies are much less likely to lose their jobs when their firms are cited for accounting irregularities compared to CEOs who are not founders. In those cases the CFO is more likely to get fired. Article

The Philadelphia Inquirer
– March 1, 2010 -
An article, first published in the St. Louis Post-Disptach, about the increasing popularity of haggling with retailers included insight from Shweta Oza, assistant professor of marketing, who noted that “the economy has acted like a trigger — it's telling [consumers] that you can ask retailers for a break and that you'll usually get it." Article

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
– Feb. 26, 2010 -
An article about the increasing popularity of haggling with retailers included insight from Shweta Oza, assistant professor of marketing, who noted that “the economy has acted like a trigger — it's telling [consumers] that you can ask retailers for a break and that you'll usually get it." Article

The Miami Herald – Feb. 25, 2010 – An article detailed the School’s appointment of international business leaders to its newly formed Board of Overseers. Article

NDTV (India) – Feb. 20, 2010 - A. Parasuraman, the School’s vice dean of faculty, holder of the James W. McLamore Chair in Marketing, and a professor of marketing was prominently featured in a half hour television segment on customer service, related to his appearance at a leading customer service conference in India. Video

Supply Chain Management
– Feb. 18, 2010 –
An article detailing the supply chain challenges faced by relief agencies in the wake of the January earthquake there included insight from Haresh Gurnani, chair and professor of management, who said that when airports, ports and communications are all destroyed “disaster relief requires unprecedented cooperation and coordination between private firms, government, and NGOs.” Article

Sun Sentinel
– Feb. 15, 2010 –
The chairman of the School's finance department, Douglas Emery, was quoted in an article about Florida universities receiving hundreds of thousands of federal stimulus dollars. Article

CNN Expansión – Feb. 5, 2010 – School of Business alumnus Patricio Rubalcaba (MBA, ’01) commented on how he benefitted from the MBA program in a special feature on Mexicans who have earned MBA degrees. Article

DNA India
– Feb. 4, 2010 –
The online Indian business publication published a question-and-answer piece with A. Parasuraman, the School’s vice dean of faculty, professor, and holder of the James W. McLamore Chair, who discussed how companies can make the best customer service decisions such as the use of technology to improve customer service. Article

Florida Trend
- Feb. 1, 2010 –
Eric Kriss, an entrepreneur-in-residence at the School, was among two “Trendsetters” profiled in the monthly magazine. The article outlined Kriss’s work with entrepreneurship students at the School. Article

PODER – Feb. 1, 2010 –
Dean Barbara Kahn penned a column about how consumer confidence and spending can be influenced by the way in which economic and other information is “framed” in the marketplace. Article

The Miami Herald
– Jan. 29, 2010 -
A front-page article featuring reaction from local health care leaders to President Obama’s State of the Union remarks on health care reform included insight from Steven Ullmann, director of the School's health sector management and policy programs. Article

The Wall Street Journal
– Jan. 25, 2010 –
The newspaper’s Business Insight special report included an article authored by Robert Plant, an associate professor of management, who detailed a model that aims to help companies decide which green initiatives to pursue and which to avoid by placing them in one of four categories. Article

Financial Times – Jan. 25, 2010 – The influential newspaper ranked the School’s full-time MBA program No. 52 in the U.S. The School was also ranked No. 35 in the U.S. and No. 40 in the world for research in the annual report. Article

Portafolio – Jan. 22, 2010 – Research by Michael Tsiros, chair and associate professor of marketing, which found that retailers can substantially increase sales and profits if they increase the price of a sale item to its original cost in gradual steps, was featured by the nationally-distributed Colombian business newspaper. Article

South Florida Business Journal – Jan. 22, 2010 - An article about an attempt by Florida banking regulators to shut down the Miami international banking operations of a Venezuelan bank included insight from Andrea Heuson, a professor of finance. Article

The New York Times
– Jan. 21, 2010 –
The newspaper’s Room for Debate blog published commentary about a Supreme Court decision striking down a ban on corporate campaign spending from Christopher Cotton, an assistant professor of economics. “Campaign spending has less of an impact on election outcomes than most people think,” wrote Cotton. Blog

Financial Times – Jan. 21, 2010 - A student who joined the School’s full-time MBA program this month is writing a blog about the program for the Financial Times. Alex Ferrari is among 12 MBA bloggers from top business schools around the world who are blogging about their MBA student experiences. Blog

Nightly Business Report
(PBS) – Jan. 11, 2010 -
In a segment on decisions by investors based on the past performance of a stock or mutual fund, Joseph Johnson, associate professor of marketing, explained that although investors are warned that past performance is no indication of future returns, the advice is widely ignored. Transcript / Video (@20:00)

Dow Jones News Service
– Jan. 7, 2010 –
Michael Tsiros, chairman and associate professor of marketing, offered insight about online versus brick-and-mortar holiday retail sales, saying that retailers heavily promoted their Web sites to show their presence in a move that “may actually have cost them more than the sales they received.” The article was published by CNNMoney.com, FOX Business News online, and NASDAQ online, among other media. Article 

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