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Erroll B. Davis Jr., superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools and former University System of Georgia chancellor, will deliver the keynote address at the 13th Annual Board Governance Summit (formerly Directors’ College), which runs Sept. 17-18 in Atlanta.

In its first-ever rankings of Executive MBA programs, The Economist placed the University of Georgia Terry College of Business program No. 22 worldwide.

In an effort to expand the scope and quality of business education at the University of Georgia, the Terry College of Business has added two new executives-in-residence.

Mihoko Sakurai and Jiro Kokuryo (Keio University, Japan); Rick Watson (University of Georgia, USA); and Chon Abraham (College of William and Mary, USA) took the first prize of $5,000 at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Kaleidoscope conference at Kyoto in April.

Two of our doctoral students have accepted faculty appointments. Chris Maurer will be joining the University of Tampa, and Seth Li will be joining Clemson University in Fall 2013. Mr. Maurer's dissertation research is on the evolutionary dynamics of apps in Blackberry's platform ecosystem.

The MIS Department has partnered with Sapiens International Corporation to enrich the educational experience of its majors. Through the partnership, MIS students will have the opportunity to learn advanced modeling and decision techniques using Sapiens’ state-of the-art DECISION software.

Chris Taylor and Jennifer Kilcrease were recognized for their service to Terry College at the semi-annual Outstanding Staff Awards presentation on June 12, 2013.

Terry Achievement Award

Chris Taylor, Office of Marketing & Communications

Robert E. Hoyt, head of the insurance, legal studies and real estate department at the Terry College of Business, was elected vice president of academic affairs of the International Insurance Society at its annual meeting in Seoul, South Korea.

UGA alum Ryan Byrd, who is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), volunteered to be the CAS Liaison for the Actuarial Science Program. He will help the program director Thomas Berry-Stoelzle to organize joint events for students and established actuaries.

The University of Georgia’s economic impact on the Athens-area economy topped $2.1 billion in fiscal year 2012, and the school’s operations accounted for more than 22,000 jobs.