By Vice President for Research Lisa Cassis T
Last week it was my distinct pleasure to join James Ziliak, Gatton Endowed Chair in Microeconomics and the executive director of the Kentucky Research Data Center (KRDC), for a reception and tour of this new center.
With the KRDC, the University of Kentucky joins an elite group of universities, and is the only one in the East Central region of the country, to be home to a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Federal Statistical Research Data Center.
The University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics Building has been certified as a LEED® Gold building by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Gatton is the third building at UK to receive a LEED Gold certification.
The University Research Professorship Awards honor a select few faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship and creative work that addresses scientific, social, cultural and economic challenges regionally and around the world. The Gatton College had the opportunity to nominate a single professor to receive this award.
Research led by University of Kentucky faculty member Aaron Garvey reveals that careful marketing can impact consumer eco-product purchasing habits.
University of Kentucky Honors students and Gatton College of Business and Economics Social Enterprise Scholars Kaycee Champion, Leah Ports, and Mackenzie Kirtley recently were honored at the Conscious Capitalism Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Surrounded by family, friends and fellow alumni, three exceptional University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics alumni — Samuel N. Hazen (Nashville, Tennessee), J. Michael Schlotman (Cincinnati, Ohio), and Charles M. Sonsteby (Dallas, Texas) — were inducted into the Gatton College Alumni Hall of Fame last evening (April 20).
The Gatton College Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes Gatton alumni who have earned exceptional success in their careers and in their communities.
t's clear that UK football wide receiver Charles Walker is guided by an unbridled work ethic. After beginning his college career as a walk-on, the Louisville native earned a scholarship last fall.
"I felt like I had the chip on my shoulder to come in and work a little bit harder than the next person," Walker said.
But that work ethic doesn’t end on the football field. Walker is currently working towards a double major in finance and marketing in the Gatton College of Business and Economics, earning multiple spots on the SEC Academic Honor Roll along the way.
University of Kentucky student entrepreneurs, fresh off of several recent successes, are working hard to build upon that momentum as they prepare for more competitions against students from other schools across Kentucky.
University of Kentucky's MBA students, Zachary Yonts and Fletcher Young, won the graduate first place prize of $10,000 at the recent 2017 Alltech Innovation Competition.
New research by Adam W. Craig, assistant professor of marketing in University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, finds new parallels between idealized body images in advertising and consumer spending.
Craig, along with co-author Marisabel Romero (Colorado State University), will have their article published in the June 2017 issue of Journal of Consumer Research. According to the study, “Costly Curves: How Human-like Shapes Can Increase Spending,” even subtle reminders of idealized bodies can encourage overweight consumers to overspend.