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Richard Hoffman was awarded the Salisbury University Distinguished Faculty Award.

Jill Caviglia-Harris (with Michael Lewis, Environmental Studies Department) was awarded the prestigious Wilson H. Elkins professorship for FY2014.

Leonard Arvi’s peer-reviewed article, “Rate of Return and Information Asymmetry Around Multiple Restatement Firms,” co-authored with Siddharth Shankar and Anand Jha, was accepted for publication in the Journal of International Finance and Economics.

Jamie Emerson’s article “How Firm Strategies Impact Size of Partner-Based Retail Networks: Evidence from Franchising,” co-authored with Manish Kacker, Rajiv Dant and Anne Coughlan, has been accepted for publication in Journal of Small Business Management.

Gene Hahn obtained the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) designation in July. The certification is from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Individuals receiving the CAP certification have successfully demonstrated knowledge on topics such as business problem framing, analytics methodology and model deployment.

Kashi Khazeh presented the co-authored paper (with Leonard Arvi and Bob Winder) “A Comparison of Value-At-Risk Approaches for Multinational Enterprises” at the 21st International Business Research Conference in Toronto, Canada (June 2013).

Jonathan Munemo’s paper “Trade Between China and South Africa: Prospects of a Successful SACU-China Free Trade Agreement” will be published in the September 2013 issue of the African Development Review Journal.

Jing Quan’s article “Mobile Phone Customer Retention Strategies and Chinese E-Commerce” (with Peng, J.) has been accepted for publication in Electronic Commerce Research and Applications.

Frank Shipper co-authored “Organizational Dynamics,” an article on collaboration. See more at

E. Patrick McDermott represented a large Montgomery County employer in successful labor negotiations with the Service Employee’s International Union. He served as a consultant for a D.C.-based NGO involved in China labor relations development and also attended a conference at City University of New York involving Chinese labor scholars. His family was busy this summer hosting a visiting Chinese professor of law and family from Anhui University School of Law and a former international M.B.A. student, Martin Dahinton, now working as a Lean Management Consultant at Lufthansa Airlines in Frankfurt. Martin always wanted to go deep-sea fishing while at SU but did not get the chance. In an adventure he will long remember, Martin and his German colleague joined with McDermott and his son in helping to catch the boat’s legal limit of 24 yellow fin tuna.

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