Ram Pakath and Shih-Hui Hsiao will present their paper, "Influencers in Social Media:  An Assessment of Algorithmic Approaches in Big Data Environments," at the 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 13-16, Nashville, TN.

Kristine Hankins is currently in Dartmouth at the FOM Conference where her paper with Mike Faulkender and Mitchell Petersen entitled "Understanding Precautionary Cash" is on the program.

Kristine Hankins's article, "Financial Flexibility, Risk Management and Payout Choice," co-authored with Alice Bonaime (U of Arizona) and Jarrad Harford (U of Washington), was abstracted in Issue 4 (2016) of the FAME jagazine (http://www.fame-jagazine.com). The article was originally published in Review of Financial Studies, 2014.

On January 30-31, the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics will host Wall Street Prep’s Financial & Valuation Modeling Seminar for the second time. In October, the college welcomed more than 60 registered students to the first seminar, led by former investment banker and native Kentuckian, Brad Barlow.