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Houston ChronicleThe new Internet Freedom Act would allow ISPs to prioritize traffic and price services as long as they are transparent in their services and do not engage in anti-competitive activities. The hope is consumers will pick a level of service that best suits their needs. 


MarketWatchAs the Commission previously announced, this year's annual small business forum is being hosted in partnership with the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.


CNBC"The biggest issue that I hear today from these investors is that of standards," said Michael Sury, finance lecturer at the McCombs School of Business. "Security protocols don't yet have an industry-wide standard that companies can rely upon.


Harvard Business ReviewCompanies need to identify prospective future leaders and encourage them to settle down in order to develop the specific skills they need to lead.


Poets & Quants "As you put the application together, all the pieces should tell the same story or tell pieces of the same story, because failing to do so is a big mistake we see people make," says Tina Mabley, Assistant Dean at UT Austin McCombs.


Daily Texan"With the unhealthy stuff, because (the participants) think it's high in calories, they don't eat as much of that because they know they don't need to eat as much to get their energy," Raghunathan said. "We wanted to make sure that it wasn't just that (perception of higher calories) driving the effect."


MarketWatchUnderwritten by a grant from Shell Oil Company, this landmark program is part of a sustained effort by major oil and gas companies to enable women-owned businesses to becomes valued partners in the global energy supply chain. The WBENC Energy Executive Program brings together 30 women-owned businesses, industry experts, and professors from The University of Texas, McCombs School of Business for one week of training, skill development and networking further showing the commitment towards impacting the long-term success of diverse businesses that are critical to the global energy supply chains. 


Daily TexanThe McCombs School of Business is launching a new master’s degree in information technology and management, MSITM. The program is 10 months long, running from July to May, and the inaugural class is set to begin the program in July 2018.


CNN"People often just count the number of jobs, but not the quality. ... These are high-quality, high-paying jobs. That is a huge benefit, said Nathan Jensen, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin.


Built in AustinYou don't need to have an upcoming TED Talk to want to brush up on your presentation skills. Whether you're a founder doing an investor pitch or a job candidate seeking to impress, you can change the game if you present well. 


Poets & QuantsA new McCombs School of Business masters program will fill the need for education in information technology and management skills starting in July 2018.


New York TimesThere are hundreds of explanations for our inconsistency, according to Julie Irwin, a professor at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas, Austin, who studies ethical consumerism. “It’s just really hard to think about this stuff,” she said. “It’s uncomfortable; people need to get on with their day. It’s not that they don’t care. People who care more are often more inconsistent with their values. It just upsets them more.”


MarketWatch The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced it is partnering with Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin to host the SEC's annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on November 30.


CrowdFund InsiderThe SEC has partnered with the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin to hosts its annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on Nov. 30, 2017. 


Clear Admit"The creation of the Social Innovation Initiative is a crucial step in bringing UT's overlapping communities together to collectively address the world's most pressing challenges," Dr. Meera Kothare, managing director of the initiative, said in a press release.


Daily Texan UT Business Professor Kevin Williams said that "other than more traffic congestion, I can't think of any downside to Amazon having a big presence in the Austin area or anywhere in Texas, for that matter."


Poets & Quants"Attend events like CentreCourt to see what we say about business school," says Tina Mabley, Assistant Dean at UT Austin McCombs School. "The reality is, this is all about you. And the time that you take and the introspection that you do - a wonderful application will fall out of [it], and so the important work is now." 


Futurism | "There's something called the "Whole Foods Effect" - people think they have to spend a lot of money in order to be ethical," explained Julie Irwin, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin's McComb's School of Business. 


Business BecauseDirector of the Energy Management and Innovation Center at the McCombs School of Business, John C. Butler believes students are drawn to the CleanTech Initiative "for issues broader than energy," such as sustainability and corporate social responsibility.


Clear Admit The McCombs School of Business at UT Austin recently launched its Social Innovation Initiative, which provides students, faculty, and the community with the preparation to promote social change. 


Daily TexanA new McCombs School of Business masters program will fill the need for education in information technology and management skills starting in July 2018.


Wall Street JournalAdrian Ward, a cognitive psychologist and marketing professor at The University of Texas at Austin, has been studying the way smartphones and the internet affect our thoughts and judgments for a decade. 


Poets & Quants Applications to The University of Texas' McCombs School of Business in Austin, another entrepreneurial hotbed of tech players, have jumped 47.9%. 


Business Insider The results are based solely on surveys from deans and senior faculty members at peer institutions. Survey respondents were asked to rate the quality of business programs with which they’re familiar on a scale of one (marginal) to five (distinguished).


U.S. News "The single biggest issue in this analysis is the fact that borrowing costs are certain, while investment returns are uncertain," adds S. Michael Sury, a lecturer of finance at The University of Texas at Austin. "It is this disconnect that can cause serious heartache for even the most seasoned investors."


Culture MapThirty-thousand square feet of floor space will be added to the campus-area event center as part of The University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business Rowling Hall development. 


Patch"The economy is rapidly changing around mobile, cloud and emerging technologies like Internet of Things, cognitive computing, blockchain and artificial intelligence," said Prabhudev Konana, associate dean of instructional innovation at the McCombs School. "Leading businesses are transforming their product and service strategies and business practices around these digital technologies." 


Poets & QuantsThe McCombs School of Business has taken full advantage of this booming startup scene, becoming on of the top MBA programs for entrepreneurship. This pairing of opportunity and expertise makes McCombs a luxury that's hard for ambitious MBA candidates to pass up. 


U.S. News In this way, value averaging guides investors to "add more in markets that have declined and add less - or even subtract- in markets that have run up," says S. Michael Sury, a finance lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin. 


U.S. NewsAnother misuse would assume a high Treynor ratio means the fund is good, says S. Michael Sury, lecturer in finance at The University of Texas at Austin. 


Daily TexanUT Startup+Connect events consist of students pitching their ideas for a company with the hope of gaining student attention and possible customers. Luis Martins, director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal in the McCombs School of Business, said the program caters to students, no matter their level of preparation or company status. 


PatchThe additional Denius Center, built upon the existing UT Semester in Los Angeles Program, provides a new Burbank facility for classes, administration and events; additional scholarship support based on need and merit; and double the capacity for students to attend- including students enrolled in the McCombs School of Business and the College of Fine Arts, officials said. 


Daily Texan The McCombs School of Business ranked No. 5 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 ranking of best undergraduate business programs, released this month. 


U.S. NewsS. Michael Sury, lecturer in finance at The University of Texas at Austin, says investors should look carefully at the fund firm's reasoning. If it's switching to a benchmark that better suits the fund's goals, fine. If the change, or series of changes, is a reach for better performance, that's a kind of active management by stealth, and that's not OK.


New York TimesIts authors are Matthew S. Ege, an assistant professor of accounting of Texas A&M University, and Dain C. Donelson and John M. McInnis, both of The University of Texas at Austin. They say their work is the first to link weak internal controls on financial reporting with a higher risk of undisclosed accounting fraud at public companies. And proof of this link is an important consideration when weighing the costs and benefits of Sarbanes-Oxley.


Accounting Today The study, by professors Matthew Ege of Texas A&M University and Dain C. Donelson and John M. McInnis of The University of Texas at Austin, found the incidence of fraud disclosures at companies previously found by auditors to have material weaknesses in their internal controls is approximately 80 to 90 percent greater than companies on average, depending on how it was measured. 


Poets & QuantsSo it turns out that the top schools for producing venture capital-backed entrepreneurs are also the top schools in just about every other measure. 


Huffington Post“We have limited attentional resources, and we use some of them to point the rest of those resources in the right direction. Usually different things are important in different contexts, but some things — like your name — have a really privileged status,” says Adrian Ward, assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin.