August 2010

Upcoming Events

September 1
Accounting “Meet the Firms”

September 4
Haslam Business Building Open House

September 6
Labor Day – No Class/Offices Closed

September 18
Haslam Business Building Open House

September 24
Parents Weekend – Haslam Building Tours

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College of Business Administration
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453 Haslam Business Building
Knoxville, TN 37996- 4140

Phone: 865- 974-5061
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UT Welcomes the Class of 2014

Freshman Picnic

The 4,200 freshmen who began classes at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on August 18 once again comprise one of the most academically accomplished classes the university has ever welcomed. This year’s freshman class’ average GPA was 3.81, compared to 3.79 last year, and more than 41 percent of this year’s incoming freshmen had high school grade point averages of 4.0 or better — continuing the steady rise in this statistic over past years.

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UT College of Business Administration Ranked Among Nation’s Best

Haslam Business BuildingThe University of Tennessee, Knoxville, joined the ranks of the nation’s Top 50 public institutions, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 undergraduate rankings. UT Knoxville ranked 47th among all public universities, up five spots from last year, and 101st among all national universities in the list that includes 260 American universities offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. UT Knoxville’s business and engineering programs also continue to be ranked among the nation’s top public institutions.

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Business Professors Report on Devastating Consequences for Companies Engaged in Financial Fraud

Joe CarcelloTerry NealA study by two College of Business Administration accounting professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, shows that corporate financial fraud doesn't pay. Professors Joe Carcello and Terry Neal were part of a team that conducted a 10-year study for the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), a private-sector organization dedicated to business ethics. The study, "Fraudulent Financial Reporting: 1998-2007," examined 347 alleged fraud cases investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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College Hosts Open House on UT Game Day


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UT Parents Association Offers Family Weekend Activities

Family Weekend 2010Join your family on campus September 24-26, 2010 to watch the Vols take on UAB inside Neyland Stadium! Several times throughout each year, the Parents Association offers events to welcome parents into the UT family. Family Weekend events are a great chance to enjoy some time with your student on campus. You will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to sporting events, attend Parents Association tailgate parties and dinners, participate in family seminars, enjoy programming both on campus and around Knoxville, and much more.

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UT Knoxville and College of Business Administration Expand Development Staff

Leslie Murphy Seth Reagan Sam Graddy Jennifer Nelson

UT Knoxville has hired major gifts officers for the Nashville and Memphis areas and hired a new officer for the College of Business Administration. Leslie Murphy will represent the university in Memphis, Tennessee, while Seth Reagan serves in Nashville, Tennessee.  They join Sam Graddy, the university’s Atlanta, Georgia-based major gifts officer. Jennifer Nelson has replaced Reagan as the director of development for the College of Business Administration.

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UT Alum Jim Brogan Establishes MBA Fellowship in Father’s Honor

Jim BroganUT College of Business Administration alumnus Jim Brogan of Brogan Financial has established the Beauchamp E. Brogan Investment Fellowship at the College of Business Administration in honor of his father. Beauchamp, a retired attorney in Knoxville, served as general counsel and secretary to UT's Board of Trustees for 25 years. "Being able to honor my father in this way means a great deal to me," Jim Brogan said. And Beauchamp Brogan said, "I'm overwhelmed in knowing that Jim named this fellowship after me."

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Faculty Spotlight

Hamparsum BozdoganA professor who specializes in data mining in UT’s College of Business Administration is working on computer-aided diagnostic tools that show promise in increasing the ability to spot cancerous lesions in the digital images collected during mammography. Hamparsum Bozdogan, McKenzie Professor in Business, is working with the Medical Imaging Group at the University of Bologna, Italy, to develop a computer program that will catch details of radiographic images that human eyes may miss. Bozdogan and his collaborators in Italy have developed a computer-aided diagnosis program that provides the radiologist with what he calls a “second set of eyes” to view radiographic images.


Alumni Spotlight

Shirley BradberyShirley Pih Broadbery knows the meaning of loyalty and longevity. After 28 years, Broadbery is still with the company she joined in 1982 as a young professional, The Coca-Cola Company. She has spent 17 years internationally as a senior financial executive. Broadbery was born in Endicott, New York, the “birthplace” of IBM, where her family lived for her first four years before moving to Wisconsin. At eight years old, they moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, where Broadbery eventually attended the University of Tennessee. During her time at UT, Broadbery was an active member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Beta Alpha Psi business fraternity.


Student Spotlight

Justin ShortNashville, Tennessee, native Justin Short has been busy during his three years in Knoxville, where he is a senior at the University of Tennessee.  With a major in accounting and a collateral in finance, one would assume that Short’s free time is limited.  However, hard work and dedication have proven to make his time at UT a success; he has earned a 3.92 overall GPA and has earned a perfect 4.0 in his accounting classes.  His accomplishments have been recognized by many, and his achievements include being on the Dean’s List, receiving multiple scholarships, and receiving the African American Achiever’s Award for highest GPA.



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