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  • Omitting Market Risk Factor Creates Critical Flaw in Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, FAU-led Study Finds

    Release Date: May 27, 2015
    Ping Cheng, Ph.D., professor of finance in FAU’s College of Business, explained what initially got him and his colleagues thinking about the index methodology was an assertion by Case and Shiller in their original work, in which they stated that over longer time intervals, the price changes for an individual home are more likely to be caused by factors other than market forces. “It just seemed strange that a study aimed at monitoring market price changes will assert that market forces has no bearing on such changes,” said Cheng.

  • Tom Brady Hopes Arbitrator Will Overturn His 4-Game Suspension (610 WIOD)

    Release Date: May 20, 2015
    Florida Atlantic University Sports Management Director Jim Riordan weighs in on Tom Brady's appeal of his 4-game deflategate suspension.

  • Funeral planners come from new paths (Sun Sentinel)

    Release Date: May 18, 2015
    Many students study hospitality management and dream of becoming a wedding planner or running their own grandiose hotel someday. But some head down an unexpected career path: funeral planning.

  • Florida hosts record number of visitors in first quarter

    Release Date: May 15, 2015
    Florida welcomed more visitors in the first three months of this year than any quarter in history. A total of 28.4 million visitors came to the state, up 6.2 percent from the record arrivals a year ago, according to estimates from Visit Florida, the state's tourism promotion group.

  • Cendyn/ONE™ Named as One of the ‘20 Most Promising Travel & Hospitality Solution Providers’ for 2015

    Release Date: May 14, 2015
    "We are extremely honored to have been recognized as one of CIO Review's 20 most promising solution providers in our industry," said Charles Deyo, CEO of Cendyn. "Cendyn/ONE will continue to strengthen its Data Intelligence process through R&D, providing first-in-class SaaS solutions which help our customers increase ROI."

  • Apartment rents soar in March, but increases expected to level out

    Release Date: May 04, 2015
    "People are starting to do well again, but they don't want to own," said Ken Johnson, an economist at Florida Atlantic University. "They want to rent something nice, and there's very little supply out there."

  • Dr. Richard Gendler Presents Research, Appointed to Florida Bar Committee

    Release Date: Apr 27, 2015
    Dr. Richard Gendler, Visiting Professor at the School of Accounting, presents his J.S.D. research entitled "Home Mortgage Cramdown in Bankruptcy" before the Kansas State Bar Association and is appointed to the Florida Bar Law Related Education Committee.

  • Fewer homebuyers paying with cash

    Release Date: Apr 17, 2015
    Rising home prices are causing some investors to pull back on purchases. Before the housing boom that started in 2000, cash accounted for about 20 percent of all sales here, said Ken Johnson, an economist at Florida Atlantic University.

  • FAU National Poll States Hispanics Have Favorable Opinion of Obamacare, Will Vote for Candidates That Support It

    Release Date: Apr 16, 2015
    Hispanics nationally have a 60 percent favorable opinion of the Affordable Care Act and are finding it increasingly easier to afford healthcare, according to the latest survey conducted by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative in the College of Business.

  • The 12 craziest guest requests ever

    Release Date: Apr 15, 2015
    House hunting with Julio Iglesias? Sure. A fish frozen in a block of ice? No problem. Re-design our hotel? Be our guest! Here are the 12 craziest guest requests you’ll ever read about.

  • Peer Reviewed Article by Dr. C. M. Sashi in the Global Journal of Management and Business Research

    Release Date: Apr 14, 2015
    Congratulations to Dr C. M. Sashi (Department of Marketing) on the acceptance of his paper “Active Learning and Critical Thinking in Marketing: Using “Exercises” to Better Comprehend Concepts and Solve Problems,” which has been accepted for publication in the Global Journal of Management and Business Research.

  • Scholarship Winner: Alyssa Fernstermaker - Hospitality Management

    Release Date: Apr 14, 2015
    Please congratulate Alyssa Fernstermaker as the recipient of the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation Larry Lee Memorial Scholarship. She will attend the IMEX Frankfurt Germany trade show. She receives attendance, round trip airfare, hotel, meals, and spending money. Alyssa was chosen from among all the global chapters of MPI.


    Release Date: Apr 13, 2015
    Amber Allen, a very recent 2014 graduate, heavily explored the hospitality industry before finding her “calling”.  She interned at FAU’s Alumni Center and fell in love with events. Her next step was a Catering & Events Manager at the Boynton Beach Courtyard by Marriott. And, upon graduation her dream job came at Avondale Travel where she plans high-end, luxury travel for clients and has found her niche in personal event planning!


    Release Date: Apr 13, 2015
    Chiara Tacca-Hess graduated cum laude in 2009 with degrees in Marketing and Hospitality Management. She started her career in hospitality at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau as a communications intern and then transitioned into the Hotel industry. Moving from Front Desk to Sales & Catering Coordinator she now excels in the events sector as a Senior Catering Manager for Hilton Worldwide.


    Release Date: Apr 13, 2015
    Richard Hess, a 2007 hospitality graduate moved quickly to senior management. His first stop was as Operations Manager for AVIS Rent a Car in Ft. Lauderdale. Next, Hilton Worldwide as Housekeeping Supervisor, Front Desk Manager, and Food & Beverage Manager at Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort. His current senior role is Director of Front Office at the Boca Raton Resort – part of Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria brand. Rich's goal – hotel General Manager.

  • Dr. Ken Johnson makes presentation about BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index at ADISA national meeting

    Release Date: Apr 13, 2015
    March 22, 2015 - Dr. Ken Johnson, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs at the FAU College of Business, presented info about the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent Index at the ADISA national meeting in New Orleans. The BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index is designed to signal whether current market conditions favor buying or renting a home in terms of wealth creation over a fixed holding period in a particular market relative to historical market conditions and alternative investment opportunities. To learn more about ADISA, visit adisa.org.

  • FAU Announces Winners of 2015 Business Plan Competition

    Release Date: Apr 10, 2015
    Florida Atlantic University announced the winners of the 2015 Business Plan Competition, which concluded on Friday, April 10th at FAU’s Boca Raton campus.

  • How to Excel in the Workplace

    Release Date: Apr 09, 2015
    If you choose to embrace it, the business field is full of never-ending opportunity for promotion and success, and having an awareness of the characteristics of successful people is the first step towards being successful yourself. Think of the famous quote by Sam Ewing: “Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” Here are some tips in getting noticed at work and standing out to your employer.

  • Upcoming Events

    Release Date: Apr 03, 2015
    Attend the Ethics Panel Discussion on Tuesday, March 31st and the networking luncheon on April 10th.

  • Inside the Mad, Mad World of TripAdvisor

    Release Date: Apr 02, 2015
    Research almost any travel destination and you'll probably wind up on travel-industry Goliath, where passionate people praise and denounce everything from romantic getaways to cockroach-infested hotel rooms. But who can you trust?

  • Entrepreneurs compete for $200,000 in cash and prizes

    Release Date: Apr 02, 2015
    New entrepreneurial startups will get the opportunity to pitch their business for more than $200,000 in cash and prizes next week. Florida Atlantic University's annual business plan competition events will be April 8-10, 2015.

  • Use your smartphone to unlock your hotel room

    Release Date: Apr 02, 2015
    Nowadays you can do almost anything on a smart phone, so why not use it to unlock your hotel room the next time you check in? That's what some hotel chains are enabling travelers to do. With the tap of a mobile app, guests are able to bypass the front desk check-in altogether.

  • Become a LinkedIn Master

    Release Date: Mar 27, 2015
    Forget about the amount of likes on your Instagram picture or “pokes” on Facebook. The best way to remain productive and professional through social media is on LinkedIn. Whether you are a student actively seeking a job or just want to remain relevant in the business field, effective use of LinkedIn is crucial.

  • No Hotel Room Key Needed with New Smartphone App

    Release Date: Mar 27, 2015
    "Starwood and Hilton seem to be the 'early-adopters' of the lodging industry," said Peter Ricci, director, hospitality management program at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, and a former hotel general manager. "I anticipate key-less entry to be a mainstay at upper midscale, upscale, and luxury hotels by 2020."

  • Hotel Wi-Fi Relatively cheap free publicity

    Release Date: Mar 25, 2015
    In years to come we will look back at hotels that charged for Wi-Fi with a kind of incredulous nostalgia. But how far in the future will that be? So far, only one big hotel chain, Hyatt, has—belatedly—been won over by the idea of free, no-strings-attached access for all its customers.

  • Best EMBA of 2013 by Bloomberg Businessweek

    Release Date: Mar 25, 2015
    FAU EMBA program ranked best in the world in 2013 by Bloomberg Businessweek

  • South Florida home affordability ranks low nationwide (Palm Beach Post)

    Release Date: Mar 25, 2015
    South Florida home prices are outpacing wage growth, making the tri-county area one of the most unaffordable places to buy a home in the country, according to two reports released this week.

  • Home prices slip, but Realtors say it’s not another market meltdown (Palm Beach Post)

    Release Date: Mar 23, 2015
    Palm Beach County median home prices dropped nearly 9 percent in February compared to the previous year, but Realtors said the slip is not foreshadowing another market failure.

  • Graduate Assistantship available for MTX and MAC students!

    Release Date: Mar 19, 2015
    The Graduate Assistant Position in the Office of Student Financial Aid provides hands-on experience verifying tax information and data provided for financial aid. Learn more.

  • Marketing Connections: ADT Securities

    Release Date: Mar 19, 2015
    Ms. Jerri DeVard, Senior VP and CMO for ADT Securities, recently spoke to Marketing students. She leads ADT's marketing efforts across the Residential, Small Business, and Health business units and oversees all strategic, operational, and financial aspects of its integrated marketing programs. ADT is a proud partner with FAU and the Marketing Department!

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