November 18, 2016

Appointments, honors and activities

Faculty and staff honors:

- Huseyin Gulen, associate professor of finance in Krannert School of Management, will share top honors with two co-recipients of the Jack Treynor Prize, sponsored by the Q-Group (The Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance). The prize recognizes superior academic working papers with potential applications in the fields of investment management and financial markets. Gulen will present his research, "Extrapolation Bias and the Predictability of Stock Returns by Price-Scaled Variables," at the group's spring 2017 meeting in Miami. Graduate student Stefano Cassella co-authored the paper.

- The Indiana Pacers honored Morgan Burke, former director of intercollegiate athletics, on Nov. 9 during halftime of a game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Burke was recognized for his 23-year tenure, success at Purdue and for his work in bringing athletic events to Indianapolis, especially Bankers Life Fieldhouse. He received a No. 1 Pacers jersey during his recognition.

Student honors:

- Purdue students took top honors over an Indiana University team in a recent business competition. The Business Information and Analytics Center, in collaboration with Krannert School of Management's Leadership Communication Studio, organized a case competition in IT/analytics.  In the first of two stages, four Purdue teams from and four IU teams were selected based on internal competitions. All full-time undergraduate and master's students could participate in teams of four, with at least one member of each team from Krannert or IU's Kelley School of Business. The second and final competition was held Nov. 4 at Purdue when the teams selected from the first stage competed in a joint case competition. The teams had four hours to analyze a business case and submit their presentation slides, and then made presentations in half-hour time slots before five corporate executive judges. Purdue students took first and third with the IU team in second place. The teams will receive cash prizes of $2,400, $1,200 and $600, respectively.


- The Krannert School of Management has received a top 20 ranking from recruiters in the annual Bloomberg Businessweek MBA rankings. Krannert placed No. 17 nationally in the employer survey, the highest ranking for a school in Indiana. That survey is recruiter feedback on the skills they look for in MBAs, and which programs best equip their students with those skills, according to the Bloomberg website. Bloomberg surveyed MBAs after graduation for more insight into what graduates can expect in their careers. Overall, Purdue jumped 11 spots in the rankings to No. 42.

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