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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 quoted in "Checks, Balances, and What Happens When Congress Punts" (Texas Enterprise).

On October 6th 2015, David Spence was quoted in an article titled "Checks, Balances, and What Happens When Congress Punts" on the Texas Enterprise website.  You can read the full article here.

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.

Spence conducts Seminar: “You’re Biased and I’m Not: Separating Energy Policy From Energy Politics.”

On September 4th 2015, Spence conducted a seminar titled “You’re Biased and I’m Not: Separating Energy Policy From Energy Politics” at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.

Spence and Adelman quoted in "Guess Who Benefits From Regulating Power Plants" (legal-planet.org)

On August 24, 2015, David Spence and David Adelman's new paper titled "Cost-Benefit Politics in U.S. Energy Policy" was quoted in Legal Planet. You can read the full article here.

ALSB's Distinguished Senior Faculty Award Winner

On August 10 at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business annual convention in Philadelphia, Robert Prentice received his discipline's highest award--the 2015 Distinguished Senior Faculty Award.

Op-ed by Spence in a number of state and national media outlets

A number of state and national media outlets (Star-Telegram, The Monitor, Rivard Report, My San Antonio Express-News, and The Huffington Post) ran an op-ed by Professor David Spence titled “The Clean Power Plan: Let the Litigation Games Begin.”

Spence quoted in "Clean Power Plan: EPA rule earns ridicule in oil and gas country, but some support percolates" (eenews.net).

On August 5, 2015, Professor Spence was quoted in an article on the Clean Power Plan on the eenews.net website.  You can read the full article here.

Professor Spence quoted in clean power plan article on KEYETV.com

On 08/03/2015, Professor Spence was quoted in "Historic Clean Power Plan To Impact Texas" on the KEYETV website.  You can read the full article here.

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.


Spence quoted in "Fracking divides red, blue states" (The Hill).

On June 6th 2015, Professor David Spence was quoted in "Fracking divides red, blue states" (The Hill).  You can read the article here.

Prentice quoted in BBC Capital

Robert Prentice, who happened to be teaching in Scotland when he was contacted, was quoted in the BBC Capital's "Work Ethic" column regarding the question of whether employees should violate company policy when they believed it to be in the company's best interest. Read the full article here.

41st American Bar Association Conference

On May 28, Robert Prentice participated in a behavioral ethics panel discussion at the 41st American Bar Association Conference on Professional Responsibility in Denver, Colorado.


Partnership in Business Ethics Conference

Robert Prentice serves on the steering committee for the Partnership in Business Ethics and on May 18 and 19 participated in the 2015 PBE Conference hosted by the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado.


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.