Business, Government & Society News Archive
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Greater San Antonio Ethics and Compliance Roundtable
On November 19, Robert Prentice gave a talk on behavioral ethics featuring Ethics Unwrapped videos to the Greater San Antonio Ethics and Compliance Roundtable at USAA Headquarters in San Antonio.
Faculty Honor Roll - Spring 2015
In the Spring of 2015, students filled out course instructor surveys rating their McCombs professors over a wide range of criteria. Faculty members with the highest average scores were selected for the Faculty Honor Roll. Of twelve professor selected, three were from BGS—Jeff Patterson, Tim Werner, and Robert Prentice.
Spence featured in McCombs Today (Fall 2015 Edition)
Professor David Spence was featured in Fall 2015 edition of McCombs Today, in an article about energy scholarship and teaching at McCombs.
Op-ed by Prentice in a number of state media outlets
Three state media outlets, Star-Telegram, Houston Chronicle, and The Monitor, ran an op-ed by Professor Prentice in September 2015.
Commentary co-written by David Spence on Fortune.com
On September 27, 2015, the commentary co-written by David Spence from BGS and Ross Baldick from the Cockrell School of Engineering titled "Why America's power grid needs natural gas now more than ever" appeared on Fortune.com. You can read the full article here
Spence quoted in "Colorado court takes up local laws limiting fracking" (marketplace.org).
On September 23, 2015, Professor Spence was quoted in an article titled "Colorado court takes up local laws limiting fracking" on marketplace.org. Read the full article
Landolt featured in McCombs Today (July 2015 Edition)
Professor Karen Landolt was featured in the July 2015 edition of McCombs Today, in an article about her Tower Award winning Academic Service Learning course that combines community service with traditional learning to help students pre-script how to react when facing ethical dilemmas. Read the article here.
29th Most Cited Private Law Article
John Allison’s article “Empirical Evidence on the Validity of Litigated Patents,” 26 AIPLA Q.J. 185 (1998) with Mark Lemley of Stanford was recently noted to be the 29th most cited private law article of the past 25 years.
John Allison referenced in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Published work by John Allison was referenced in John Oliver's recent video on patents (at about the 6:00 minute mark): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bxcc3SM_KA
Tower Award for Civic Engagement
Karen Landolt won a Tower Award for Civic Engagement for her CS 378 Behavioral Ethics in the Digital Age course, which is essentially the same as the BGS 270 Ethics, CSR, and Service Learning course that she teaches in the Business School.
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics conference presentation
On February 21, Program Director Cara Biasucci presented Ethics Unwrapped’s Curriculum Integration Initiative at the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics conference in Costa Mesa, California with colleagues from the School of Undergraduate Studies and the College of Fine Arts at UT Austin.
Making Media that Makes a Difference
In February 2015, Street-side Convos interviewed Program Director Cara Biasucci to discuss Ethics Unwrapped, ways to create ethical organizational culture, and how media (and moral intuition) can make a positive difference on our lives.