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      • Apr 03, 2020 Helping affordable housing residents cope with the coronavirus pandemic

        The National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities, Trusted Space Partners, and the Programs in Property Management and Real Estate at Virginia Tech convened a group of affordable housing professionals operating mixed-income communities to discuss how they are helping their residents cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

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      • Mar 26, 2020 $2 trillion government stimulus: Will it be enough?

        As Congress hustles to wrap up work on a massive $2 trillion relief bill – the largest stimulus package in U.S. history – Virginia Tech financial expert Derek Klock evaluates whether it will be enough.

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      • Mar 26, 2020 How COVID-19 has impacted the hospitality industry, and how it will recover

        The spread of coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, has impacted practically every industry in almost every corner of the world. Because travel restrictions were among the first measures taken in the fight against the spread of the virus, and subsequent population lockdowns—the World Health Organization estimates that one in five people around the globe are currently under lockdown—have all but put the world on pause, it can be argued that no industry has been damaged more severely than hospitality and tourism.

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      • Mar 24, 2020 Six ways students can navigate online classes

        Starting Monday, all Virginia Tech courses will be offered online as the Hokie Nation, alongside other universities throughout the country, helps slow the spread of COVID-19.

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      • Mar 17, 2020 Disaster aid: Using analytics to improve supply placement

        When disaster strikes, having relief supplies in the right place to be deployed swiftly is critical. Humanitarian relief agencies often position such supplies in advance to help ensure ready availability but lack a good way to gauge the effectiveness of such preparations.

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      • Mar 17, 2020 Hargraves named “Best Financial Advisor”

        Corbin Hargraves (MGT ’02), of Charlottesville, Virginia, was recently named “Best Financial Advisor” by Vinegar Hill Magazine in its inaugural “Best in Black” awards.

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      • Mar 11, 2020 ‘Hokie spirit’ celebrated with scholarship

        Spearheaded by John Snead Jr., and joined by sisters Robin Russell, Margie Munnelly, and Janine Hiller, the John W. Snead Sr. and Margaret F. Snead Memorial Scholarship Fund was created the scholarship in memory of their parents who, according to Snead Jr., “were infused with the ‘Hokie spirit’ throughout their lifetime.”

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      • Mar 09, 2020 Media Advisory: Perspectives on jittery financial markets

        As the spread of the coronavirus continues to grab headlines, the uncertainty of financial markets leaves investors looking for answers. Virginia Tech’s Derek Klock encourages people not to make rash decisions in the middle of a panicky market.

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      • Mar 02, 2020 Amorim, Rock, and Luo receive honors

        Nick Amorim, Carolyn Rock, and Andrew Luo, three students in the Pamplin College of Business, were recently honored with undergraduate senior awards. Amorim received the College Service Award; Rock received the H.H. Mitchell Outstanding Leadership Award; and Luo received the Outstanding Pamplin Senior Award. All three have exhibited excellence in and out of the classroom with exemplary grades, involvement and leadership in extracurricular activities, as well as volunteer work.

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      • Feb 27, 2020 Finance professors’ research instrumental in market regulations

        Greg Kadlec and Roger Edelen, professors with the Department of Finance in the Pamplin College of Business, are experts on agency conflicts in institutional money management. Several of their studies in this field have been published in top finance research journals, and their research has been instrumental in shaping financial market regulation on institutional money management in the U.S. over the past 20 years. Their research has also played a key role in financial market regulation in Europe.

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      • Feb 27, 2020 Faculty share high-impact practices at Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy

        Rachel Holloway stood in front of more than 400 academics and poured out her heart. During her opening remarks at the 12th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, the vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs at Virginia Tech shared her experiences during her early years as a faculty member.

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      • Feb 27, 2020 Hillison’s research focuses on detecting corporate frauds

        Today, Sean Hillison, an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems (ACIS), is celebrating the imminent publication of a co-authored research paper. The paper, Revising Audit Plans to Address Fraud Risk: A Case of “Do as I Advise, Not as I Do?”, has been accepted for publication in Contemporary Accounting Research, a leading peer-reviewed academic journal.

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      • Feb 19, 2020 Pamplin students reflect on their internship at NewDay USA

        Two Virginia Tech students were recently selected to intern for NewDay USA’s award-winning paid-internship program. Daniel McHale, majoring in finance, and Thomas Arthur, majoring in business information technology, spent a week in January interning in Fulton, Maryland, at the financial technology company. They received mortgage training and were taught how to manage personal finances.

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      • Feb 17, 2020 Zach’s research attempts to quantify market impact of Airbnb

        The impact that Airbnb has had on the hospitality industry cannot be ignored. However, what impact has Airbnb had on publicly traded hospitality companies—specifically, those companies that have attempted to beat Airbnb at its own game? That is one of the questions that Florian Zach’s research will attempt to answer.

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      • Feb 11, 2020 Shumaker brings marketing expertise to campus

        For Chris Shumaker (MKTG ’82), the five words "more than meets the eye" captures everything special and unique to a career in marketing. “I don’t know of many other careers that offer such a breadth of opportunity,” explained Shumaker.

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      • Feb 04, 2020 Student finds campus community through music production

        When he’s not working or doing homework, you’ll find sophomore DeRay Manning on the second floor of Newman library in the Media Design Studio. Surrounded by bookshelves and white-boards scribbled with engineering equations, the studio offers community members a space to perform and practice the audio arts.

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      • Jan 31, 2020 Feiertag HTM students awarded at ENTER2020 competition

        A pair of Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management doctoral students received honors for their research at the Expedia Group X ENTER2020 Data Science Competition. The inaugural competition, sponsored by Expedia Group and held during the ENTER2020 eTourism Conference in Guildford, United Kingdom, featured 15 different teams from around the world.

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      • Jan 28, 2020 Steven Markham named Digges Family Professor

        Steven E. Markham, professor of management in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been named the Digges Family Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

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      • Jan 28, 2020 Management course continues to set records, earn honors

        Over 100 teams, each comprised of seven to eight students, participated in the “Food Cart Project,” which offers first-year students a unique experiential learning opportunity. The project tasks teams to start a business of their choosing, with all profits going to a CVC-eligible charity. The course’s Fall 2019 cohort raised the bar – netting nearly $23,000.

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      • Jan 21, 2020 Linda Wallace named Konrad W. Kubin Senior Faculty Fellow

        Linda Wallace, associate professor of accounting and information systems (ACIS) in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been named the Konrad W. Kubin Senior Faculty Fellow by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

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      • Jan 16, 2020 Xiang elected president of tourism association

        Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management Associate Professor Zheng “Phil” Xiang was appointed president of the International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism (IFITT) during the ENTER2020 eTourism Conference, held Jan. 8-10 at the University of Surrey in Guildford, United Kingdom.

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      • Jan 15, 2020 David Brinberg named Kathleen Grega Digges Professor

        David Brinberg, professor of marketing in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been named the Kathleen Grega Digges Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

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      • Jan 10, 2020 John Maher named Thomas M. Wells and Kathy Dargo Professor

        John Maher, professor and head of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been named the Thomas M. Wells and Kathy Dargo Professor in Accounting and Information Systems by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

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      • Jan 09, 2020 Swedish born, Hokie raised: Gatenholm and Cellink awarded Entrepreneur of the Year

        Erik Gatenholm’s vision led him to co-found Cellink, the leading 3D bioprinter provider and the world’s first bioink company. The startup, along with Gatenholm and its other co-founders, was recently awarded the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year in Sweden, and Erik himself was recently placed on the Forbes 30 under 30 as well as MIT Technology Review’s 35 under 35.

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      • Jan 08, 2020 Dipankar Chakravarti named Robert H. Digges Professor

        Dipankar Chakravarti, professor of marketing and the founding director of the Ph.D. concentration in executive business research in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been named the Robert H. Digges Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.