Faculty publication: Dr. Srishti Srivastava, assistant professor of computer science, authored a chapter published in one of the first standard textbooks on topics in parallel and distributed computing for undergraduates. Her chapter titled, “Scheduling in Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems,” is published in *Topics in Parallel and Distributed Computing: Enhancing the Undergraduate Curriculum: Performance, Concurrency, and Programming on Modern Platforms*. This is the first initiative taken by National Science Foundation (NSF) and IEEE technical committee on parallel processing (TCPP) toward standardizing text for undergraduate computer science curriculum on topics in parallel and distributed computing.
Dr. Sima Fortsch, assistant professor of management, received a $45,000 grant from the Virginia Commonwealth Transfusion Foundation to fund a scientific study of “time–and–motion” to assess the sustainability of the blood value chain by targeting the horizontally–integrated community blood centers in the Tri–State area of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The goal of the project is to increase effectiveness and efficiency of the blood value chain.
Faculty presentation: Mr. Timothy Bryan, instructor in accounting, presented to the Evansville Area Fundraising Council, discussing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The talk focused on changes in the standard deduction and itemized deductions and their potential impact on charities receiving donations. He also expanded into strategies to mitigate any negative impact.
Faculty award: Dr. Jack Smothers, associate professor of management and MBA Director, received the 2018 Best Paper Award in the Journal of Management History for his paper, "Social Enterprise in Antebellum America: The Case of Nashoba (1824-1829)." It was co-authored by Patrick Murphy, Milorad Novicevic, John Humphreys, Foster Roberts, & Artem Kornetskyy.
Faculty presentation: Dr. Perry Burnett, associate professor of economics, was invited to be a presenter at the luncheon event of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). His presentation was titled, “Welcome to the Bubble Age: Asset Collapse, Fake News and Euphoria”.
Congratulations to Romain College alumna Jamie Robey '11 M'15 for being recognized at the 18th annual Phenomenal Women of USI banquet. The program honors and celebrates women from all walks of life who have made contributions to diversity in the USI and the Evansville communities.
Faculty Publication: Dr. Brett Bueltel, assistant professor of accounting, and Dr. Jill Oeding, assistant professor of business law. Their article, "A Practical Guide to Interpreting Statutes for Business Professionals" was published in the Journal of Business Law and Ethics.
Congratulations to Romain College alumna Aleisha Jones '17 M'19 for being recognized at the 18th annual Phenomenal Women of USI banquet. The program honors and celebrates women from all walks of life who have made contributions to diversity in the USI and the Evansville communities.