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April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017—In February, the CFP Board Center for Financial Planning hosted its inaugural Academic Research Colloquium in collaboration with the Canada-based Financial Planning Standards Council and the Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd., which owns the international CFP certification program outside the United States. Keynotes discussed topics such as field experiments to evaluate the impact of financial planning interventions and “the future self” in financial planning. Attended by more than 200 academics, the colloquium showcased research within financial planning and related disciplines. Five of the 39 papers presented received Best Paper awards. The next colloquium will be held in Arlington, Virginia, February 20-22, 2018. To learn more about the organization.
April 27, 2017—Two Michigan schools—the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and Michigan Technological University in Houghton—have been approved as innovation hubs by the Michigan Strategic Fund board. The schools will receive US$1.7 million and $525,000 respectively over a two-year period to support research projects across the state. The goal is to spur economic growth by supporting technology with commercialization potential.
March 2, 2017—In March, the College of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, launched the GryphBiz Case Competition for students from four local high schools. Each school sent three teams of three to five students to compete against each other to develop the best business solution to a real-world problem while keeping in mind sustainable and ethical business practices. Winning teams received cash prizes of between CAN$500 and $100.
February 22, 2017—At the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School in New York, the master of science in finance has been designated as a STEM program under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The STEM designation means that eligible graduates who are in the U.S. on student visas can stay in the country for an additional 24 months as part of an optional practical training extension. The Simon School achieved the designation by enhancing the core curriculum through expanded experiential learning offerings and enhancements to the program’s core curriculum. The school also will be launching a new finance lab to support the program.
January 25, 2017Taylor & Francis Group, headquartered in the U.K., is partnering with New Delhi-based Kamla-Raj Enterprises to co-publish 15 scholarly journals, among them the Journal of Economics. Kamla-Raj Enterprises will continue to publish the journals in print and distribute them in the South Asian region, while the Taylor & Francis Group will co-publish the journals online, manage international subscriptions, and market the journal globally.

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