Author Archives: Joel Thomas Glogowski

Meet a Librarian: Joe Hurley

Who is Joe? Joe Hurley is a GIS and Data Services librarian. He’s also the subject librarian for the Department of Geosciences and the Urban Studies Institute. He provides support for GIS data and digital mapping applications as well as … Continue reading

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Data Literacy

When data is properly collected, analyzed and presented it can help us understand complex systems and improve decision making. Conversely, bad data will mislead us and distort our perception of the world around us. Given that we are constantly inundated with … Continue reading

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Black History Month: African American Business Enterprises

Knights of the Razor: Black barbers in slavery and freedom.

In the introduction to her Encyclopedia of African American Business History, Juliet Walker observes that… “…full freedom from racism and complete equality for the descendants of former slaves have yet to be obtained. Yet, in their continuing search for freedom, the … Continue reading

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The Science Behind the Sale

The December, 2015 issue of the Atlantic ran an article by Eleanor Smith titled Why You Bought That Ugly Sweater. The article summarizes findings from several research studies that discuss how retailers manipulate shoppers into buying merchandise that they don’t necessarily want or need. Lighting, music, … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publication: Struggling to innovate? Examine your structure, systems, and culture

Nathan Bennett, Associate Dean for Faculty & Research and Professor, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, recently published an article, Struggling to innovate? Examine your structure, systems, and culture.  Business Horizons. 58, 5, 563-569, Sept. 2015. From the abstract: When it comes to … Continue reading

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J. Mack Robinson College of Business’ New Dean

Richard D. Phillips has replaced Fenwick Huss as Dean of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Phillips, who holds a Ph.D. in Insurance and Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, joined Robinson in … Continue reading

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Dr. Jayant R. Kale Named Distinguished University Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Jayant R. Kale, H. Talmage Dobbs, Jr. Chair of Finance. He has been named a Distinguished University Professor in recognition of his outstanding record in research, teaching and mentoring students in research.  Kale was one of eight … Continue reading

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