Dr. Ross Gruetzemacher, assistant professor of business analytics at the Barton School of Business, was featured in the Harvard Business Review. In the article, Gruetzemacher discusses the potential for natural language processing to transform many traditional roles in organizations during the current decade.

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Dr. Abigail Devereaux, research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Economic Growth (ISEG) and assistant professor of economics in the Barton School of Business, and Dr. Roger Koppl, professor of finance at Syracuse University, recently published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal May 2. The op-ed is about the potential dangers of the Department of Homeland Security’s newly formed Disinformation Governance Board.

USA Today recently interviewed Usha Haley — W. Frank Barton distinguished chair in International Business and director of the Center for International Business Advancement about Russian oligarchs and their children.

Oligarchs in Vladimir Putin’s inner circle condemn Western countries while sending their children to live in those nations. Why? Read Haley’s views in this in-depth analysis of oligarch families in Russia.

Usha Haley — W. Frank Barton distinguished chair in International Business and professor of management recently gave an interview to Newsmax about the issue of China’s hoarding of food, and the ramifications for national security. She informed Newsmax that China’s stockpiling of food stemmed from various political and historical factors and that China was not solely or even mainly responsible for the current spike in food prices in the United States.

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More than 780 Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students earned a spot on the fall 2021 Dean’s Honor Roll. The students who completed at least 12 graded credit hours with a 3.500 grade point average were recognized at special ceremony April 15.

“We are extremely proud of our honorees, and are delighted to be able to celebrate them and encourage them to continue to pursue excellence in their program of study,” Andrew Hippisley, dean of Fairmont College of Liberal Arts and Sciences said. “They exemplify persistence and dedication, and we support them in their academic journey to become more.”

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Umama Ali, a Wichita State Public Health Certificate graduate student who works with the Institute for Health Equity Advances, presented at the Center for Research for Infant Birth and Survival (CRIBS) symposium on April 13. Ali was the only graduate student who spoke at the event which was hosted by CRIBS and the KU School of Medicine-Wichita. Ali discussed the growing prevalence of gestational diabetes, the disparity between urban and rural mothers and the importance of a healthy weight before pregnancy. 

Congratulations Quang Nguyen on being recognized as a 40 Under 40 recipient by the Wichita Business Journal!

Quang Nguyen, Office of Diversity and Inclusion communications and marketing specialist, was recognized April 12 as one of the 40 Under 40 recipients by the Wichita Business Journal. He was also awarded the Pat Ayars Mentoring Award, which is given to certain members of the 40 Under 40 class who have been recognized for their work in helping and mentoring others.

The Wichita Business Journal has been presenting the 40 Under 40 Awards in Wichita since 1998. Quang joins hundreds of people who have been named to receive the recognition over the past 24 years.

The Haysville Chamber of Commerce presented the annual Gold Star Award to the Wichita State Haysville and WSU South teams April 2. The Gold Star Award recognizes businesses who have made a significant collaboration of time and services in furthering education and the City of Haysville.

WSU Haysville opened in 2018 with the Haysville School District and the City of Haysville’s encouragement and collaboration in post-secondary education for high school students, high school graduates and adult learners. The award demonstrates the appreciation and importance of WSU’s mission in outreach and collaboration with local communities.

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Two Wichita-area teachers who graduated from the School of Education were recently recognized for their outstanding work in the classroom by the White House with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). PAEMST is the highest award kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics and science teachers can receive from the U.S. government.

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A team from Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research has received international recognition for a design that would allow WC19 certified manual and power wheelchairs to be used as a seat on board commercial airlines.

The Fly Your Wheels Suite — designed by NIAR researchers and students in the Advanced Virtual Engineering and Test Labs (AVET), in collaboration with Collins Aerospace and Q’Straint — can be implemented near the first-class cabin of a single-aisle aircraft, such as a Boeing 737.