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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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School moves up in U.S. News rankings  

Among public universities, the School of Business ranks 41st and the undergraduate accounting program ranks 27th in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings.

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Latest news

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LAWRENCE — Sports. Weather. Lunch. Weekend plans … Small talk is natural and pervasive in office environments. But a new study argues it’s also beneficial for employees.

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LAWRENCE — A $2 million gift from the family of the late Jack Lockton will support the expansion of the insurance and risk management certificate program at the University of Kansas School of Business.

University of Kansas professor Andrew Chen has been appointed co-editor-in-chief of Decision Support Systems, an academic journal covering theoretical and technical issues in the support of enhanced decision making. 


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.

From our blog

Christian Hopkins

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.
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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.