Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Robert Luo featured on KRQE

Anderson School of Management professor Dr. Robert (Xin) Luo was interviewed by KRQE-TV Investigative Reporter Matt Grubs regarding Ransomware, a type of malware which restricts access to the computer system that it infects, and demands a ransom paid to the creator of the malware in order for the restriction to be removed. Dr. Luo has published a paper on Ransomware.

The story featuring Dr. Luo will air Wednesday, February 4th at 10pm on KRQE-TV Channel 13.

Fidelity Investments Open House


The Open House takes place on Thursday, Feb 5 
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
5401 Watson Drive, Albuquerque
Please bring a photo ID 

Regulation: A Necessary Evil

Join Dr. Larry Bickle at the School of Mechanical Engineering for a look at how government regulations impact technical entrepreneurs.

Government regulation is essential to the the healthy operation of "free markets." Free markets can only function if there is "no force and no fraud." The only entity in society that is authorized to use force to make sure this happens is the government. Many regulations are essential and help speed up business transactions. For example, we don't have to each calibrate a gas pump before we fill our car with gasoline. We can trust that a government agency has inspected and approved the calibration of every gas pump on a regular basis, and thus, we all benefit from improved transaction efficiency.

On the other hand, regulation (like all laws), moves very slowly and thus preserves the status quo. Incumbents will and do use the power of the government to stifle new competitors. We'll look at the current example of how taxi cabs and city governments are combining forces to stop the new internet-based car service, UBER. We will then generalize this experience to see how technical entrepreneurs need to think about regulation/law as they develop their new businesses.

The presentation takes place on Friday, February 6 in the School of Mechanical Engineering, room 218, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call 277-1325.

3/2 Program At Anderson

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

As a fundamental building block of business, accounting skills can open doors in every kind of industry.  You may not want to be an accountant, but mastery of basic accounting skills can help diversify you in the job market and expand your career opportunities.  Taught by experts in the accounting field, this hands-on program is designed for those who occupy the responsible positions in the business, but lack an accounting background.

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Presenting Your Business Plan

How effectively do you pitch your ideas? Learn to do it better at the next Business Plan Competition Seminar! Join John Freisinger, President and CEO of Technology Ventures Corporation, for an in-depth look at developing effective skills to present your ideas to small and large audiences. 

The seminar takes place on Friday, February 6, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Anderson School of Management, Room 1017. A light breakfast will be served.


Ukukhothana At The Lightning Lounge

As part of UNM’s Lightning Lounge Series, Dr. Dimitri Kapelianis and Dr. Manuel Montoya will be presenting their research on Ukukhothana, a form of conspicuous consumption and destruction among poor black youth in South Africa. In highly-stylized public displays, competing crews gather to flaunt and taunt, displaying luxury goods while boasting of their superiority, culminating in acts of conspicuous destruction in which the luxury products are ripped, smashed, or burned. Their research yields insights into the main features of ukukhothana as well as the drivers for engaging in this behavior.

The event takes place on Thursday, March 19th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Faculty-Staff Club. The public is welcome.