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Professor named editor at top journal

Chan Li, the Stephen A. Batman Professor, will serve as an editor at The Accounting Review, the premier journal for accounting research.

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High ranks for Jayhawks passing CPA exam  

A new report shows 76.4% of KU accounting graduates passed the CPA exam on their first try in 2019, making the pass rate nearly 20 percentage points higher than the national average and placing the School of Business in the top 12% of 247 large programs.

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LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Business has welcomed 34 students into its chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society that recognizes top business students from around the world.  The students were inducted during a KU chapter ceremony in May hosted by chapter advisor Scott Whisenant, associate professor of accounting. The group of students also will be recognized during Beta Gamma Sigma’s societywide virtual member recognition ceremony June 17.


In the media

Seeing Red: Tricky Times in the Markets

The Financial Times reports on a study by assistant professor William Bazley about how the color red influences investor behavior.

Podcast: The Downside of Auditor Rotation

Assistant professor Amanda Winn discusses her research about the downside of auditor rotation with Accounting Today Editor-in-Chief Daniel Hood.

Democrats and Republicans Differ as Investors. How to Check Your Bias.

A study entitled “Partisan Bias in Fund Portfolios,” co-authored by finance professor Jide Wintoki, is featured in Barron's.

‘Impossible to Pay Rent’: In Kansas and Missouri, Bills Are Due But Cash Has Dried Up

Business economics professor Robert DeYoung spoke with The Wichita Eagle about the economic challenge many in Kansas and Missouri will face as a result of COVID-19.

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Dual master's student sees opportunity to help Indigenous communities through business

Christian Hopkins, a recent recipient of the REDW Native American Scholarship in Accounting, wants to help Indigenous communities through financial literacy. Hopkins is a member of the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island.
Students work on a Habitat for Humanity house

Nonprofit Service Club gives service-oriented students opportunities

A group of passionate business students started a new club on campus during the spring 2020 semester to give all students the opportunity to gain experience in the nonprofit sector while contributing their time and talents to the Lawrence community.