Monday, April 7, 2014

QRM Conference At UNM

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2014's Qualitative Research in Management Conference will be held from Tuesday, April 15 to Thursday, April 17 in the Student Union Building.

The aim of Qualitative Research in Management Conference 2014 (QRM2014) is to explore the significance of subjectivity and difference in researching organizational life.

This year's keynote speakers are Emily Martin, Professor of Anthropology, New York University, and Dennis K Mumby, Professor of Organizational Communication, University of North Carolina.

Emily Martin’s work on the social and cultural dimensions of science has been groundbreaking in investigating the sociocultural construction of person- or self-hood, body and mind. Her ethnographies blend dogged ethnographic empiricism and informing perspectives of linguistic philosophy and political economy to generate cultural critique.

Dennis Mumby combines critical and discursive perspectives to examine the ‘complexities and contradictions that characterize difference as a fundamental and defining feature of organizational life’, and explore the nature of gendered identities in organizations. He challenges conventional readings by foregrounding relations of power, control and resistance.

For questions on the conference, please call Aline Gonzales at 277.2525.

Piercing The Corporate Veil

Does forming an LLC protect your shareholders?  Maybe not!  Without the proper protection, the Court can hold your shareholders personally responsible for the liabilities of the business.  Join Amelia Nelson, Esq. and the CFO Academy to discuss the current laws that put you at risk and the best practices to keep your business compliant.

At this event you can:

- Network over drinks and hors d'oeuvres with New Mexico financial industry leaders

- Earn 2 hours technical CPE credit
Piercing the Corporate Veil will be held Tuesday, May 13th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Anderson School of Management's Jackson Student Center. Pre-register to receive free parking and $10 off the program cost!
For more information or to register, please visit our website or call us at (505) 277-2525.

Piercing the Corporate Veil is sponsored by CliftonLarsonAllen.

Anderson School of Management's 3-2 Program

Anderson School of Management has experienced strong success in recruiting non-Business students from across campus for the 3/2 Program.  With the help of the Student Services Staff, Anderson has identified over 8,500 current UNM students that qualify for the program (3.0 GPA, over 90 earned credit hours) and contacted all of these students and asked those interested to reach out for more information, resulting in a tremendous response, with approximately 500 students contacting us within one week.

In response to this surge of interest, the 3/2 application deadline has been extended to June 2nd and Anderson will be holding information sessions each Friday until the end of the semester. Students attending the information sessions will receive a waiver of application fee as an incentive to attend.

For more information, please contact Anderson's Advisement Center at 277-3290.

UNM Business Plan Competition

The ninth annual UNM Business Plan Competition will take place at the Anderson School of Management on Friday, April 11.

The thirteen teams participating in the university-wide competition will present their plans to experienced venture capitalists and angel investors who will select three prize-winning proposals for both the Technology Ventures track and Entrepreneurial track.  The presentations begin at 8:00 a.m. and the teams who make it to the finals will present again in the afternoon.  The public is invited to attend and admission is free. 

RSVP here today! 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Ethics Workshop

The University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University will be holding the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Teaching Business Ethics Workshop at the La Posada Hotel and Spa in downtown Santa Fe, beginning with a reception and dinner on Thursday, May 8, and the workshop on Friday, May 9. The day-long program features several compelling and timely speakers and a variety of topics and perspectives on educational and applied business ethics.

For a full agenda and registration information, please contact Jennifer Sawayda at

CIA Presentation at Anderson

The National Security Studies Program and the Anderson School of Management are co-sponsoring a CIA Overview and Careers presentation on Thursday, April 3, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Jackson Student Center.

Featured speakers are Patti Bolton, Deputy Director at the National Counter-proliferation Center, UNM History and MBA Graduate, and Dr. Barbara Stevens, Deputy Chief, Emerging Issues and Advanced Analytics with the Central Intelligence Agency.


Metro Law Enforcement Internships

Disability And Business Education

The Anderson School of Management and the Southwest ADA Center are embarking on a collaborative project to incorporate considerations of individuals with disabilities into aspects of business education. The project focuses on developing educational materials and analytic tools designed to highlight the economic, social, and cultural benefits of access and inclusion.

Dr. Craig White, chair of the accounting department, is overseeing this initiative at the Anderson School. The Southwest ADA Center is a program of ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization) at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas. The Center is funded by a grant from the Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

Business To Business: David Albin

The Anderson School of Management presents David R. Albin at the Business to Business Breakfast Series on Tuesday, April 8 at the Embassy Suites. Mr. Albin will discuss the future of energy and offer observations in his talk From the 1970s to 2010s - Scarcity to Abundance: Observations from an Energy Investor. David Albin is a Senior Partner with Natural Gas Partners, a private equity firm he co-founded that has provided $10 billion of capital and sponsorship to the energy industry since 1988.

State taxes on oil and gas production plus royalties on New Mexico lands developed by the energy industry which have flowed into the state's permanent funds are the source of almost half of the state's revenues. Forty years ago during the first energy 'crisis,' pundits predicted mankind would exhaust the earth's fuel reserves, possibly within a decade or two.

Instead, energy supply and demand grew rapidly and today's predictions for future reserves call for centuries of remaining resources. How did this happen? Will today's view be wrong again? Mr. Albin will provide insights to these questions and touch on current topics such as fracking, water use, the Keystone Pipeline, alternative energy, and climate change.
David Albin's presentation at the Embassy Suites located at 1000 Woodward Pl. NE begins at 7:30 a.m. and a light breakfast will be served. The public is invited to attend, but RSVPs are required.

Register here or contact Sara Lucero at (505) 277-6413.

Chaouki Abdallah Keynote Speaker At Spring Graduation

Dr. Chaouki Abdallah, UNM Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, will be the Keynote Speaker at Anderson School of Management's Spring 2014 Convocation.
Professor Abdallah obtained his BE from Youngstown State University in 1981, and his MS and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1982 and 1988 respectively. He joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at the University of New Mexico (UNM) where he is currently a professor. Between 2005 and 2011, Dr. Abdallah was the ECE department chair and became the provost and executive vice president of academic affairs of UNM on July 2011. 
Professor Abdallah conducts research and teaches courses in the general area of systems theory with focus on control, communications, and computing systems.  His research has been funded by NSF, AFOSR, NRL, national laboratories, and by various companies. He was a co-founder in 1990 of the ISTEC consortium, which currently includes more than 150 universities in the US, Spain, and Latin America.  He served as the general chair of the 2008 CDC, the premier IEEE conference in Decision & Control, which was held in Cancun, Mexico.  Professor Abdallah is a senior member of IEEE and a recipient of the IEEE Millennium medal. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Career Services Networking Event

Join Anderson Career Services on Friday, March 28th for their  Human Resources/Non-Profit/Policy & Planning Networking event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Jackson Student Center.

This event is a great way for Anderson students to build their professional network, connect with leaders in their industry, and learn about potential jobs and internships

Come to meet and network with the following employers:

Accounting & Consulting Group, LLP
Adelante Development Center, Inc.
Alvin Baca
Express Employment Professionals
Art Spark
New Mexico Economic Development Department
NOVA Corporation
PR Newswire
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation
Roadrunner Food Bank
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.
State Personnel Office
Summit Electric Supply – Recruiting for Talent Management Summer Intern
United Blood Services
US Forest Service

Sign up today! Students register here; employers register here.

Manuel Montoya Nominated For PNMGC Award

Professor Manuel Montoya has been nominated for Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color's Faculty of Color Mentorship Award.

PNMGC is a UNM student run, student led organization that provides services to underrepresented students on campus. The Faculty of Color Awards recognize the outstanding work of UNM faculty, staff, and teaching assistants in the areas of mentorship, commitment to research, community engagement, and teaching excellence. The awards acknowledge that UNM faculty, staff, and teaching assistants of color often go above and beyond their paid expectations to contribute to the success of students of color while serving the entire UNM campus and greater New Mexico community.

Congratulations to Manuel!

What's Your Energy IQ?

The Anderson School of Management is one of 30 schools throughout the country participating in the Challenge Your Energy IQ competition hosted by EdVenture Partners and the American Petroleum Institute (API).

Students in the digital marketing course have been tasked with developing a marketing campaign to educate their defined target audience about energy issues with the ultimate goal of driving traffic to the Energy Tomorrow Energy IQ online quiz. Participating campuses are competing for an all-expense-paid trip to San Francisco to present their research, plan and results to API's Communication Committee.

You can help Anderson marketing students win this competition by taking a couple of minutes to complete the eight-question Energy IQ quiz:

To learn more and raise your Energy IQ, follow the student campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Welcome New Senior Alumni Relations Officer

Darrell Garcia is the new Senior Alumni Relations Officer at UNM Anderson School of Management. 
Darrell comes to UNM Anderson after spending the past six years at Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School in Albuquerque where he was a founding faculty member.  Darrell received his MBA from Anderson in 2012 with a concentration in Policy and Planning.  He also has a MA in elementary education from UNM and a BBA from Colorado State University.

In his new role, Darrell will work to reunite Anderson graduates with the business school. Local alums are invited to attend lectures, events and activities alongside members of the community and Darrell is planning events to reach out to Anderson alums living outside of New Mexico to keep them connected with their alma mater. 

“One of the most important things that students can do is to stay involved,” says Darrell.  “The Anderson School of Management provides numerous ways for both current and past students to stay connected and continue to move their careers forward.  I look forward to working with the faculty, staff, and students at Anderson to foster a culture of community and connectedness.”

Contact Darrell at or by calling 505-277-6264. 

Congresswoman Grisham Leads Ethics Talk

On Monday, March 10, New Mexico Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham led an engaged and spirited discussion of ethics and politics and pervasive risk areas in Congress in the Jackson Student Center on the UNM Campus.   

Congresswoman Grisham shared insights about the complexities of ethics rules for elected officials governing varied aspects of daily interaction with the public. For example, gifts and food, no matter how small, must be recorded; due diligence is necessary to track the sources of campaign contributions and expectations of donors.

Congresswoman Grisham is President of the 'freshman class' of this term's congress. She is building a reputation of reaching 'across the aisle' and working outside the party to achieve goals, and advocates for strong women representatives coming into Congress.

The event was presented by the Student Center for the Public Trust and sponsored by the UNM Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative. 

Anderson Students Receive Clauve Award

Anderson School of Management students Sydney Sivils and Frankie Gonzales are among five seniors throughout the University of New Mexico to receive the 2014 Lena Clauve Award.

The Clauve Award is given to seniors who maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and who make significant contributions to the campus and community. Sydney and Frankie will receive their awards at the annual Recognition Reception on Friday, April 4.

Congratulations to Sydney and Frankie on their outstanding achievements!

Piercing The Corporate Veil: Are You At Risk?

Limited liability for shareholders? Don't count on it.  Business owners form corporations or LLCs to shield shareholders and investors from liability.  Still, the courts can set aside even the best business armor to allow for punishment and award of damages. This phenomenon is called piercing the corporate veil and can put your business and shareholders at serious risk. 

Join this CFO Academy discussion with Dr. Amelia Nelson at the Jackson Student Center on Tuesday, May 13 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and learn:

- Current laws that make you personally liable for the debts or reckless conduct of your business
- Measures that prevent the courts from piercing the corporate entity
- Best practices to keep your business compliant and protect your shareholders

Program fee is $45 ($55 at the door). Light refreshments will be served. CPE credits will be available. For further information or to reserve a seat please CLICK HERE.

8th Annual Native American Career Fair

The American Indian Business Association is proud to present the 8th Annual Native American Career Fair on Thursday, April 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Anderson School of Management's Jackson Student Center. 

All UNM and Anderson Students are invited and encouraged to attend—remember to dress in business attire and bring copies of your resume!  For more information, please contact Jaye Francis at or 505-277-8889.

Sino-US eCommerce Workshop

The University of New Mexico and Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, are co-hosting the 6th Sino-US Advanced Workshop on Electronic Commerce on April 27-30, 2014. 

The main focus of the workshop is Big Data in eCommerce and will highlight two highly topical and important phenomena: services and big data. These topics furnish an appropriate opportunity for government offices, local  authorities, researchers and scholars, industry people to exchange ideas and  engine renovations.

The presentations will be cross-disciplinary, covering areas from  computer science to information systems and service science.  The Advanced Workshop on Electronic Commerce is sponsored by Array Development, Chongqing University Press, Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce and Journal of Management Systems.

The workshop cost is $150 prior to April 1, $200 after April 1. For additional information or to register, please click here.

Investment Management As A Career Option

Jeanie Wyatt, CFA, presents an opportunity for students to learn and network with local investment professionals on Wednesday, March 26 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Jackson Student Center.

Ms. Wyatt founded South Texas Money Management in December 2000 and has twice been named one of the "Top 100 Independent Advisors" in Barron's Magazine. Prior to founding STMM, Ms. Wyatt was Executive Vice President and head of Frost Investment Services (Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc.).  Her trust-banking career spanned 27 years with three bank holding companies around the state. A Chartered Financial Analyst, she holds an honors degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Entrepreneurship In Engineering Seminar

The Department of Mechanical Engineering presents a lecture by Dr. Larry Bickle entitled 'Entrepreneurship in Engineering:  Managing People.' Dr. Bickle, a retired Co-Founder and Partner in Haddington Ventures, a Private Equity firm with over $500 million under management, will discuss the individual entrepreneur’s responsibility to both hire the “right” people and to proactively create the “right” culture. Based on real world experience and examples from Dr. Bickle’s 30+ year career as a “serial entrepreneur” involved in ten successful technical start ups (and several unsuccessful ones!), the lecture takes place in the Centennial Engineering Center Auditorium from 3:30 – 4:30 PM on Friday, March 14.

Nick Flor Chosen For Windows Development

An avatar of Dean Doug Brown created using Kinect.
Professor Nick V. Flor was selected as one of only 500 developers chosen worldwide to participate in Microsoft’s expanded  Kinect for Windows V2 developers program.  The Kinect combines a high-def camera, high-fidelity microphones, and proprietary software to sense the body movements, facial expressions, and sounds of up to 6 people simultaneously, and to create 3D virtual representations of actual environments. 

Dr. Flor will use the Kinect as part of his NSF-sponsored research, developing immersive apps and 3D virtual worlds aimed at educating the public on sustainable and renewable energy.  The Kinect V2 for Windows will be released to the general public sometime in Q4 2014. Dr. Flor invites members of the community to contact him regarding possible community research collaborations involving the use of the Kinect V2 in business and health.

A Message From Dean Brown


The United States constitution in the first amendment guarantees us the right of free speech. It is perhaps our most precious right, as the exercise of free speech is the essential antidote to abuse of power. In academia, the right of free speech is extended more fully into the workplace through the protections afforded by tenure. Tenure gives a right to those who have earned it to espouse views and to pursue avenues of intellectual exploration that may be diametrically opposed to the position of academic administration. This freedom is a great strength of academia.

But with this freedom comes responsibility, responsibility to be civil and respectful, especially to one’s colleagues. If another colleague disagrees with your position, it does not make them ‘a liar.’ If a funding proposal is advanced that one does not favor, it should not be characterized as ‘thievery.’ We should strive to disagree without being disagreeable. It is important to preserve our personal relationships so that we may achieve our common goal of excellence for Anderson.

President Frank recently issued a reminder of UNM Faculty Handbook’s Section C09, titled “Respectful Campus.” I urge all of us to refresh our acquaintance with this policy and to commit to maintaining a positive and constructive atmosphere at Anderson.

Lift Off! Hall Of Fame 2014

There's still time to purchase tickets for the 25th annual Anderson School of Management Hall of Fame, held this year on March 13, 2014, at Hotel Albuquerque. This year's theme is "Lift Off."

The outstanding Hall of Fame honorees for the evening are:
•Ben L. Darwin, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP
•Michael Kivitz, Adelante Development Center, Inc.
•Sheri Milone, Lovelace Women`s Hospital
•Peter Sanchez, The Atrisco Companies

Young Alumni Honoree
•Jesse Herron, ABQ Trolley Company

The event will also honor Sarah D. Smith, Anderson Lecturer in the Department of Organizational Studies with the Faculty Community Leadership Award, and George Boerigter of SoundOff Signal will receive with the Distinguished Service Award.

Hall of Fame candidates are selected for their professional success, contribution to community, and their ongoing commitment to continuing education. Funds raised at the dinner go to support The Hall of Fame Endowed Scholarship at the Anderson School of Management. The Hall of Fame event begins at 6pm, followed by dinner and the induction ceremony at 7pm.

Reserve your tickets here or contact Sara Lucero or call 277.6413.

Dr. Luo Publication And Service

Congratulations to Professor Robert Luo, whose research paper entitled 'Assessment of Re-identification Risks of Data Perturbation Methods Using Record Linkage' has been accepted in Journal of Database Management.

He has also been invited to serve on the review panel for the National Science Foundation's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Program.  Only about 10 scholars from MIS, Psychology, Computer Science and Sociology have been invited to serve on this expert panel for NSF.  The event commences in NSF headquarters in Washington D.C. in the first week of April.

Additionally, Dr. Luo has been invited to serve as a Faculty Mentor at the Doctoral Consortium of 2014 Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems which will be held in Chengdu, China this June.  His role will be to provide comments and suggestions to doctoral candidates on their research and to participate in the expert panel discussions about advanced research avenues.