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Michael Clement Appointed to Advisory Committee for Athletics Director Search

University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers has appointed a seven-member advisory committee that includes two current regents to assist in searching for and hiring a new men's athletics director. Faculty member Michael Clement will serve as the sole UT faculty member on the committee.

Dain Donelson and Patrick Badolato Paper Accepted to JAE Conference

"Audit committee financial expertise and earnings management: The role of status" by Patrick Badolato, Dain Donelson, and Matthew Ege (UT PhD '13) was accepted for the Journal of Accounting and Economics (JAE) Conference in November. The JAE Conference is held annually in either October or November with the purpose of encouraging researchers (both within and outside accounting) to address unexplored accounting-related topics and to challenge conventional wisdom using rigorous economic analysis. Each year, a different university sponsors the conference with the MIT Sloan School of Management hosting this year's event.

Brian White Wins Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

Assistant Professor Brian White's paper "Do Investors Use Fair Value Disclosures? The Role of Investment Horizon" won the 2013 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Accounting Behavioral Organization. The award was presented in October at the ABO Midyear Conference.

The purpose of this competition is to recognize outstanding dissertation research in a behavioral/organization topic. The AAA Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Section Dissertation Award carries with it a $1,000 cash prize as well as a plaque honoring the recipient and his dissertation chair. The award recipient is also invited to present his work at the ABO Section Conference.

Donna Johnston-Blair Wins Outstanding Faculty Award

Congratulations to our newest lecturer, Donna Johnston-Blair! She was recently awarded the ACE (Accelerated Co-operative Education) Outstanding Faculty Award from the Leavy School of Business at Santa Clara University. She was an accounting lecturer there before joining the faculty here at the McCombs School of Business. This award was based on student evaluations over the course of the 2012-2013 school year.
We couldn't be more excited for Donna and this well-deserved award!

John McInnisCongratulations to Professor McInnis

On his promotion to Associate Professor effective September 1, 2013. Also a big congratulations on the new addition to the family, son Maxwell Ray McInnis, born October 18, 2013.



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