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News contact: Tom Koch, UTD, (972) 883-4951, [email protected]

McDermott Library Lecture Series To Highlight
Research of UTD's School of Management

Six Faculty Members to Give Free Presentations

Dr. Frank BassDr. Gregory Dess
Sept. 22 presentations will be by Dr. Frank Bass (above left) and Dr. Gregory G. Dess (above right)

RICHARDSON, Texas (Sept. 12, 2003) - The 2003 Fall McDermott Library Lecture Series at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), which will kick off on the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 22, will highlight research by the faculty of the university's School of Management.

The series of three lectures will feature presentations by six of the school's faculty members, two on each of the dates. The other two lectures in the series are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20, and Monday, Nov. 17. The starting time for all three events, which will be held in the library's McDermott Suite (MC 4.4), will be 2:30 p.m., with School of Management Dean Dr. Hasan Pirkul introducing each program. The lectures are free and open to the public, and a reception will follow each one.

The two Sept. 22 presentations will be by Dr. Frank Bass, Eugene McDermott University of Texas System Professor of Management and a leading operations research theoretician and practitioner, and by Dr. Gregory G. Dess, who holds the Andrew R. Cecil Endowed Chair and is an internationally recognized expert on business management strategy. Bass will present "The Bass Model: Overview and Historical Perspective," and Dess will lecture on "Leveraging Human and Other Forms of Capital: Creating Competitive Advantage."

Both Pirkul and UTD Director of Libraries Dr. Larry Sall said the lecture series presents an opportunity to showcase some of the important research going on at UTD.

"These free public lectures offer the DFW area business community the opportunity to hear firsthand some of the best academic business minds in the country," Sall said. "We are honored to have these distinguished and busy faculty members make presentations in the library, especially in the McDermott Suite, which is one of the showcase venues at the university."

Pirkul said, "Research is an integral part of the central theme in academic life. We have world-class faculty at our school and we are happy to take this opportunity with the McDermott Library to introduce them and their research to the community."

Sall noted that the McDermott Library Lecture Series is open not only to the UTD faculty, staff members and students, but also to the community at large. "In this way, we hope to show the public what magnificent academic accomplishments are being made here at UTD," he said.

On Oct. 20, Dr. Theodore E. Day, the school's area coordinator for finance and managerial economics and an expert on ranking the performance of security analysts, will discuss his research findings in a presentation titled "Security Analysts, Public Information and Trading Profits." Also speaking that day will be Dr. Suresh Radhakrishnan, a professor of Accounting and Information Management who is also the director of research in the school's Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance. Radhakrishnan's talk will be on "Valuation Impact of Law and Organization Capital."

The Nov. 17 lectures will be presented by Dr. Suresh Sethi, Ashbel Smith Professor of Operations Management and director of the Center for Intelligent Supply Networks, and by Dr. Vijay Mookerjee, area coordinator for the school's Information Systems Area and an expert on information systems issues of E-commerce. Sethi's presentation will be on "Supply Networks: Challenges and Research," while Mookerjee will lecture on "Customer Delay at E-commerce Sites: Capacity Planning and Differentiated Service."

The series comes on the heels of the recent opening of UTD's new School of Management Building. The 204,000-square-foot facility contains state-of-the-art classrooms and computer labs, a 350-seat auditorium, break-out spaces for undergraduate, graduate and executive education student groups, desktop Internet access in every classroom, wireless network access throughout the building, audiovisual and online learning support in every classroom and conference rooms and office space for all 96 of the school's faculty members.

The 2002 Library Fall Lecture Series spotlighted the 40th anniversary of UTD's programs in the sciences.

Visitors should acquire a temporary parking permit after entering the campus heading north on University Drive off Campbell Road between Coit and Floyd Roads.

About UTD
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 13,600 students. The school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university's web site at www.utdallas.edu.

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