Assistant or Associate Professor – Finance – (FAC001585)

first_imgThe C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houstonseeks qualified applicants for three tenure-track AssistantProfessor or Associate Professor positions in the Department ofFinance, starting in the Fall of 2021. Assistant Professorcandidates must hold a Ph.D. in finance or economics (or A.B.D.)and exhibit promise for high-quality research. Associate Professorprofessor candidates must have demonstrated ability to publish highquality research in top journals.The Finance department at the Bauer College of Business has beensuccessful in attracting excellent researchers at the senior andjunior levels. For details about the faculty, research, andpublications, visit the department website at . TheUniversity of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodiesin the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community ofscholars.The Bauer College is home to over 5,900 undergraduate students andover 900 graduate students, offering undergraduate degree, MBAdegrees, MS degrees in finance and other areas, and Ph.D. degrees.The Ph.D. program has seen a substantial uplift in quality inrecent years.The Bauer College benefits from hosting several industry-supportedcenters. The AIM Center for Investment Management is astate-of-the-art trading and research facility; it houses theCougar Investment Fund, LLC, a student-managed investment fund(with $12 million under management). The Gutierrez EnergyManagement Institute is an excellent finance education and researchresource for the energy industry, actively supported by itscorporate members. The Stanford Alexander Center is a jointinitiative with Houston’s real estate professional community.Houston offers a great professional and personal environment. Thetwo largest economic sectors are energy and medical research andservices; there is a large number of manufacturing and technologybusinesses, many of them spawned by decades of NASA operations inthe Houston area. Four out of five jobs are services andprofessional jobs. The cost of living enables a high quality oflife, where one can have suburban living in the heart of a greatmetropolis that is among the most diverse cities in thecountry.The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual careercouples. The University of Houston is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Veterans, minorities,women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Interviews will be conducted at the Virtual American FinanceAssociation meetings in January 2021.Qualifications :Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in finance or economics (or A.B.D.option for Assistant Rank) and exhibit promise for high-qualityresearch.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

Onuaku’s NCAA Tournament fate unknown after injuring knee in loss

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ NEW YORK — Arinze Onuaku hobbled through the cement corridor just a few hundred feet from Syracuse’s locker room in Madison Square Garden.Wearing a blue cast that stretched from the middle of his right thigh to the top of his ankle, the Orange’s starting center dropped his head and leaned on his crutches as assistant coach Bernie Fine came by to offer consolation.It was his knee. Again.‘My crystal ball broke, so I can’t really tell you any specifics,’ SU team physician Irving Raphael said of Onuaku’s injury. ‘We are hoping it’s just a strain but tomorrow we’re getting an MRI that’s already scheduled, and it’s just not in anyone’s best interest to speculate now — how good or how bad.’Just 20 minutes beforehand, Onuaku experienced a horrifying fall with a little more than five minutes remaining in SU’s 91-84 loss in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament Thursday. Going up for a block against Georgetown center Greg Monroe, Onuaku stumbled on his return to the ground, falling to the floor, where he began writhing in pain and grabbing his right knee.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCurrently, Raphael said he’s ‘cautiously optimistic,’ calling the injury a strain around that right knee. Raphael did not rule out the possibility of it being Onuaku’s right quadriceps tendon — the same tendon that he injured on his left knee prior to his redshirt season in 2006-07.  With his slow, painful departure from the floor at the Garden Thursday went any sense of stability the Orange had inside. The Hoyas used Onuaku’s absence in their favor, abusing a handicapped Orange frontcourt in a crucial five-minute stretch that solidified the Georgetown victory.‘It was tough, especially to see a guy you really care about who’s been through multiple knee injuries like that writhing in pain on the floor. You don’t like to see that,’ SU senior guard Andy Rautins said. ‘We’re hoping for the best.’Georgetown’s leverage was evident in Austin Freeman, as the Hoya guard’s grin illuminated the Jumbotron following a pair of his 18 total points. With Onuaku out, the Orange extended its zone into a full-court press. But Freeman, acting as the gunner, was able to beat his defender each time, catch the inbounds pass in stride and glide to the rim without a big man in the paint to stop him.Onuaku was gone, and forward Rick Jackson was in foul trouble trying to pick up the slack. SU was at a loss to find a stopgap solution.  ‘He’s a big guy,’ sophomore forward Kris Joseph said of Onuaku. ‘He creates a lot of things for us in the middle on defense and on offense. He covers a lot of that paint, so we were definitely at a slight disadvantage in the game.’In a game where the Orange was already susceptible to the Hoyas on the inside, things became progressively worse in a frantic final stretch where Syracuse was trying desperately to get back in the game.Missed SU shots were immediately gobbled up by the Hoyas’ frontcourt, preventing Syracuse from obtaining any second-chance points. On the other end of the floor, Georgetown continually fed its forwards and lived off points from subsequent free throws.‘When teams find some of your weaknesses I think they just try and go off of that and they did a good job of that today,’ Jackson said. ‘Usually we keep it out of there but it was just tough keeping the ball out of there today.’After the game, Onuaku’s teammates were left to play doctor and fill in the blanks without a clear-cut answer.  On one hand, they’ve overcome injuries within their starting core before. But with the NCAA Tournament a little more than a week away, there was no blueprint to handle this.  ‘Even when I was just watching Syracuse basketball, (Onuaku) goes down but he gets right back up,’ Joseph said. ‘And when he stayed down for that long it was kind of rolling around holding his knee. …Yeah.’ Published on March 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm [email protected]last_img read more

2015 Personal Finance Virtual Learning Event

first_imgMolly C. HerndonBy Texas A&M University Marking Communications PhotographyJoin us a 3-day learning event June 2-4 that will focus influencing positive change in clients. The 2015 Personal Finance Virtual Learning Event is an online learning opportunity to connect with colleagues, broaden your professional network and learn from experts in the field.On Tuesday, June 2 at 11 a.m. ET Dr. Barbara O’Neill will present Motivating Clients to Develop Positive Financial Behaviors. This webinar will describe ways to prompt positive behavior change in others. It will begin with a discussion of three leading behavior change theories and the concepts of locus of control and time preference. It will then discuss 20 specific financial behavior change strategies, relevant concepts from the field of behavioral finance, and implications for financial practitioners.On Wednesday, June 3 at 11 a.m. ET, Dr. Mary Bell Carlson will present Financial Therapy Insights for Financial Counseling and Education. This session will explain what financial therapy is and how it differs from financial counseling, coaching, and planning. You will learn some of the specific techniques and models used in financial therapy and even some tips on how to incorporate some of these techniques into your sessions to help facilitate the opportunity for lasting financial behavior change with your clients.On Thursday, June 4 at 11 a.m. ET, Jerry Buchko will present Financial Coaching. This webinar will deliver step-by-step techniques financial educators can employ to influence positive behavior change in their clients.Each 90-minute webinar will be followed by a 1-hour Twitter chat. Engage, ask questions and post comments by using #MFLNchat.More details on this 3-day event are available here. We hope to see you online June 2-4!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on April 21, 2015.last_img read more

La Salle sends UE to 0-6, spoils Pasaol’s 49-point explosion

first_imgPasaol’s career game, the most in 15 years after now National University head coach Jeff Napa scored 43 in 2002, wasn’t enough for UE as La Salle big men Ben Mbala and Abu Tratter also produced career-highs.Mbala broke his personal record for the third time this season finishing with 39 points to go along 15 rebounds while Tratter put up 24 points with 10 boards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLa Salle, however, didn’t cruise to the victory as UE outscored the defending champion 25-6 in the final four minutes.“For the first 36 minutes of the game, we played really good except for the last four minutes,” said assistant coach Miggy Solitaria. “I think there was the factor that we were up by 25 and the team kind of relaxed after that. Fortunately we got the win.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle extended University of the East’s misery in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament with a 106-100 win Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Green Archers improved to 5-1 to stay at the second seed as they overcame Alvin Pasaol’s 49-point showing for the Red Warriors, who dropped to 0-6 and tied University of Santo Tomas at the bottom.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Mark Olayon was able to cut the deficit to seven, 104-97, after driving the lane for the layup at the 37-second mark.Tratter responded with a tip-in with around 13 seconds left in the game to stop UE’s comeback and give La Salle a 106-98 lead.Philip Manalang ad Olayon also finished in double digits for UE with 14 and 13 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Manganti in the right place at right time to save the Falcons LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

a month agoMan City boss Guardiola: Why De Bruyne angered me

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola: Why De Bruyne angered meby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits Kevin De Bruyne angered him during their 8-0 thrashing of Watford.De Bruyne had a hand in five of the Blues’ eight goals, including scoring the last, a rasping right-footed drive that gave Ben Foster no chance. But Guardiola said, “Kevin sometimes is a special player, sometimes he sees something the other guys cannot see on the pitch, not even off [it].”Sometimes I’m a little bit [angry] when the simple ball you lose it, how with your quality you can lose it? “But he is incredibly talented player, and sometimes you miss it from here, loses it from here but sometimes his vision up front and the quality he has [is incredible].” last_img read more

Cenovus agrees to sell Saskatchewan enhanced oil recovery assets to Whitecap

first_imgCALGARY – Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE) says it is selling its majority stake in a Saskatchewan enhanced-oil recovery project to Calgary-based Whitecap Resources Inc. (TSX:WCP) for $940 million.The deal is the last on a list of four asset sales the major oilsands producer vowed to complete to help pay for its $17.7-billion acquisition of most of the Canadian assets of Houston-based ConocoPhillips earlier this year.It has previously agreed to sell its Palliser assets in southeastern Alberta to Torxen Energy and Schlumberger for $1.3 billion, its Suffield operations in southern Alberta to International Petroleum Corporation for $512 million and its Pelican Lake heavy oil assets in northern Alberta for $975 million to Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ).Incoming Cenovus CEO Alex Pourbaix says in a statement that the sale will allow the Calgary company to retire the entire $3.6-billion bridge facility associated with the ConocoPhillips purchase before year-end.Cenovus has said it will identify other assets for sale this year to take the total raised to between $4 billion and $5 billion.In a separate release, Whitecap says the purchase of Cenovus’s 62 per cent interest in the Weyburn, Sask., project will boost its overall production in 2018 by about 25 per cent to about 74,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.The Weyburn project has been in operation since 1954. Cenovus began injecting carbon dioxide into its oil-producing underground formations in 2000 to enhance oil production and extend the life of the field.last_img read more

Boeing 737 Max 8 woes crimp Asian airlines growth plans

first_imgSingapore: Asian airlines are cutting routes, revamping their schedules and leasing extra aircraft to fill gaps left by the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8s after deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people. So far, regional carriers have managed to avoid major disruptions, but analysts expect that idling the Max 8s, a fuel-efficient update of Boeing’s popular 737, will crimp growth plans in the near future. As investigations into the crashes continue, Boeing anticipates a $1 billion increase in costs related to the 737 Max, including fixing software implicated in the disasters, adding pilot training and compensating airlines and families of crash victims. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraInvestigators are examining the role of flight-control software that pushed the planes’ noses down based on faulty sensor readings. Nearly 400 Max jets were grounded at airlines worldwide in mid-March after the Ethiopia crash. In Asia, where air passenger traffic is growing the fastest, the groundings are pushing airlines’ costs higher at a time of rising fuel prices, squeezing carriers’ profits. Chinese airlines had 96 Max 8 jets but have managed to avoid massive cancellations by swapping in other models of aircraft, said Kelvin Lau of Daiwa Capital Markets in Hong Kong. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days”However, this may limit their capacity growth for the coming peak season,” he added. China Southern Airlines, which has 25 Max 8 jets, will likely revise its targeted growth for passenger capacity, he said. Indonesian carrier Lion Air, whose Flight 610 disappeared into the sea shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, killing 189 people, said Friday in a statement that it was “operating normally by minimizing the impact” from the grounding of its 10 Max 8 jets. “Lion Air continues to serve routes that have been operated by Boeing 737 MAX 8 by replacing them using other Lion Air fleets,” spokesman Danang Mandala Prihantoro said in a statement. India’s SpiceJet has said it would lease 22 Boeing 737-800NG aircraft, nine of which are already in service. The carrier said it also will deploy five Bombardier Q400 aircraft. “The new inductions will not just bring down flight cancellations to nil but also help in SpiceJet’s aggressive international and domestic expansion plans,” chairman and managing director Ajay Singh said in a statement. Not all carriers, even those without Max 8s, have managed as well. Budget carrier Scoot, which is owned by Singapore Airlines, announced that it would suspend services between Singapore and four cities, with the first suspension starting from June. The routes were served by the Airbus A320. Scoot, which does not have any Max 8 jets, said in a statement that the cuts were “due to a combination of weak demand and a shortage of aircraft resources.” “The aircraft shortage is arising as SilkAir, due to the grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet, will no longer transfer its Boeing 737-800NG aircraft to Scoot in the financial year 2019/2020,” it said. SilkAir, the regional arm of Singapore Airlines, withdrew its six Max 8 jets from service on March 12, and its parent carrier has reassessed its capacity and fleet, opting to have Scoot grow more slowly, said Brendan Sobie of aviation consultancy CAPA. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg recently said the company was nearly finished an update to the Max that “will make the airplane even safer.” But given the concerns that deepened with the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 on March 10, it’s unclear when the update will be deployed and how long it will take for aviation regulators and airlines to decide it’s safe for the aircraft to resume operations. That’s a hardship for carriers, especially during the peak summer travel season. “Airlines don’t know exactly when the Max will be back in service. This makes it a little difficult to plan, even though there is some flexibility within their fleets,” Sobie said.last_img read more

Mens basketball Ohio State loses to Maryland 7771 frustration continues for Buckeyes

Ohio State redshirt junior guard Kam Williams attempts a shot in the first half against Maryland at the Schottenstein Center on Jan. 31. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports DirectorFrustration is mounting in Columbus, with the team, coaching staff and fan base. It’s been like this way for awhile.But after a disheartening loss to Iowa on Saturday and another single-digit home loss in a pivotal conference matchup, it doesn’t seem like the frustration around the Ohio State men’s basketball program will stop anytime soon. With a 77-71 defeat at the hand of No. 17 Maryland on Tuesday, the Buckeyes (13-10, 3-7 Big Ten) continued their descent down the Big Ten standings.The Terrapins (20-2, 8-1 Big Ten) remain in first place in the conference with the win, riding the performance of freshman forward Justin Jackson who had 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including 4 for 7 from 3-point range.Junior forward Jae’Sean Tate led OSU with 20 points. Senior forward Marc Loving had 18.“We were playing on our heels defensively at the beginning of the game. They just sort of had their way with us,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “When guys are active, we’ve done a pretty good job. It’s got to be every possession. We got to get back to locking down on the defensive end.”At four different times, OSU cut the deficit to a single point. Loving drilled a 3 with 7:10 to go. Tate scored a layup at the 4:54 and 4:10 mark, each answered by a Maryland field goal.Sophomore guard C.J. Jackson hit two free throws with 2:35 on the clock, trailing the Terrapins 70-69. After a foul on the floor, Maryland’s go-to junior guard Melo Trimble buried a 3-ball to put the Terrapin lead back to four which sealed the game.The one-point deficit was symbolic of OSU’s season and its inability to simply get over the hump.“I think that at those certain times we have to believe that we have another gear,” Tate said. “You have to have even more of a sense of urgency. You have to want it a little more than the other team. At times, we did not do that.”OSU also found itself down by double digits early in the second half, which has become a theme in Big Ten play. Maryland closed the half on a 7-0 run to lead 42-36 at the half, then came right out of the gate and scored a quick four points in the second half.In the first four minutes before the first media timeout of each half, OSU gave up a combined 22 points. The Buckeyes also struggled with keeping Trimble and freshman guard Anthony Cowan out of the paint on drives to the basket. The two combined 22 points and nine of the team’s 15 assists.On the defensive glass, another struggle for OSU this season, the Buckeyes stumbled on executing long closeouts and rotating when boxing out. Sophomore guard JaQuan Lyle, particularly, was taken out of the game in the final 12 minutes despite being one of OSU’s best scorers.Matta said that move was strategic in the fact that Jackson was playing better than Lyle and the matchup favored using Jackson. However, the lack of focus on the defensive end is a visible problem and a fixable one.Aside from the opponent’s’ offensive rebounds and the ease that opponent’s guards have when driving the lane against OSU’s man-to-man defense, the effort and heart on the defensive end is worth questioning and it’s not something coaching can fix. It’s up to the player. Tate said that it should be obvious for players that they have to play with grit on the defensive end. For those who don’t, he didn’t have an answer as to why that is.“As the leaders on this team, we have to figure out ways to — if guys are in funks or if guys aren’t playing to the best of their ability — we have to figure out a way to lift them up,” he said. “But also, it’s on them to buy into us. We can’t lead if they don’t want to be led.”Up NextOhio State travels to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for a battle with the Wolverines at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Crisler Center. It’s the team’s only meeting this year. read more

Klopp thanks Liverpool fans for Karuis reception

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has thanked the club supporters for the reception they gave Loris Karius in Tuesday’s friendly home win over TorinoThe Reds wrapped up their pre-season preparations by defeating Torino 3-1 in what was their first game at Anfield this summer with goals from Roberto Firmino, Georginio Wijnaldum and Daniel Sturridge.The game also saw Karius make his first appearance at Anfield since his infamous blunders in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in May.It has not been an easy time for the German goalkeeper, who has recently been displaced as the number one by new record signing Allison after making more mistakes earlier this summer.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.But the Liverpool fans gave the 24-year-old a rousing reception and Klopp later thanked them for their support in these difficult circumstances for Karius.“It helps everybody. I haven’t spoken to him because I was immediately in the signing session, if you want. I was not surprised, to be honest, but as a human being I was hoping for it, that it would be like this,” said Klopp on the club website.“I loved it, to be honest. Is it possible being different in a really hard world? Yes, I think it is possible. We showed tonight a really nice face and I liked it. It helps not only Loris, it helps Alisson as well, that you can see this is a very special place. It was a really big gesture.”Liverpool will face West Ham United at home on Sunday for their first Premier League game of the new season.last_img read more

ExGermany star warns Luka Jovic against La Liga move

first_imgFormer winger Mario Basler has advised Luka Jovic against pursuing a transfer to either Barcelona or Real Madrid.The 21-year-old forward has enjoyed a sensational second stint on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt this season and leads the Bundesliga scoring charts with 14 goals in 20 appearances.Jovic’s eye-catching progress in Germany has reportedly captured the interest of La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, while Premier League side Chelsea and Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have also been linked.It’s understood that Frankfurt plan to take up their buy option on Jovic this summer for just €6m and will then allegedly make him available for sale with an asking price of €60m.Although reports indicate that bids in the region of €35m are more likely to be offered instead for Jovic’s signature, who is “honoured” by the strong interest in him.But Basler, who won two Bundesliga titles at Bayern between 1996 to 1999, has advised the young Serbian that staying at Frankfurt may be the best option for his career.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“What good does it do me if I wear the Barcelona jersey, but sit on the bench?,” Basler told Der Hessische Rundfunk.Former Frankfurt coach Dragoslav Stepanovic has also advised his compatriot to think twice about leaving the Commerzbank-Arena at the end of the season.“He’s now showing that he can become a really good player,” said Stepanovic.“But if he makes a switch now, two or three people will be in front of him again. It could ruin his career.”After graduating through the youth ranks at Serbian side Red Star Belgrade, who famously defeated Liverpool 2-0 in the Champions League earlier this season, Jovic joined Benfica in February 2016 but struggled to make his mark in Portugal.The Serbia international has since spent the last two years over at Frankfurt and has found the net 22 times in 42 Bundesliga matches.Luka Jovic becomes youngest player to score five goals in one matchFRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY – OCTOBER 19: Luka Jovic of Eintracht Frankfurt (8) celebrates as he scores his team’s seventh goal and his fifth during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Fortuna Duesseldorf at Commerzbank-Arena on October 19, 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)last_img read more