Business Update
May 2, 2011

For the fourth straight year, the UTSA College of Business Briefcase Brigade won first place in the amusements category during the Battle of Flowers parade.

The brigade, which was comprised of business faculty, staff, and students performed a "precision" briefcase dance routine to the song "Working Man’s Ph.D."

See a video from the performance.

View images from the parade.

Lanham Napier with BSP students

Dean Lynda de la Viña hosted a Roadrunner Reception for UTSA alumni in the New York City area on April 28. Pictured are Joe Raetzer, MBA'02; Dean de la Viña; Sergio Silva,'09; and Dyanna Salcedo, '08.

Calendar of Events

May 1-6
Final Exams

May 5
COB Graduate Programs Information Session
5:45 p.m.
BB 4.01.18
Call (210) 458-4641

May 7
College Commencement
9 a.m.
Convocation Center

May 12
Executive MBA Information Session
W Hotel
Austin, TX
6 p.m.
Call (210) 458-4874

May 14
Executive MBA Information Session
10 a.m.
BB 1.01.20
Call (210) 458-4874

May 17
REFD Luncheon
Blake Hastings, Vice President of San Antonio Branch of the Federal Reserve
University Center Ballroom
Call (210) 458-7333

May 18
Executive MBA Information Session
Omni Bayfront Hotel
Corpus Christi, TX
5:30 p.m.
Call (210) 458-4874

May 20
Department of Accounting Scholarship Golf Tournament
8 a.m. start
SilverHorn Golf Course
Call (210) 458-6632

May 23
COB Graduate Programs Information Session
5:45 p.m.
BB 4.01.18
Call (210) 458-4641



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  Blake Hastings to Keynote Real Estate Luncheon May 17

COB Faculty Award WinnersBlake Hastings, vice president of the San Antonio Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will present the keynote address at a luncheon hosted by the UTSA College of Business Real Estate Finance and Development Founders Council at Noon Tuesday, May 17.

Hastings, who has been with the Federal Reserve Bank since 2007, is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Senior Management Committee. He holds a master's degree in international business and a bachelor's degree in international economics from George Washington University.

The Dallas Federal Reserve Bank is one of 12 regional reserve banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., comprise the Federal Reserve System. As the nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve System formulates U.S. monetary policy, regulates state-chartered member banks and bank holding companies, provides payment services to financial institutions and the U.S. government, and promotes community development and financial education.

The luncheon is open to the public. The cost is $30. RSVPs are needed by May 10. For more information, contact Laura Gilliland at (210) 458-7333.

Dean Named One of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas

Dean Lynda de la Viña receiving Most Influential AwardDr. Lynda de la Viña, dean of the UTSA College of Business, was named one of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas by the National Diversity Council.

During her tenure at UTSA, de la Viña has led the College of Business to become a nationally ranked and internationally recognized business school. De la Viña also serves as Peter Flawn Professor of Economics and executive director of the Center for Global Entrepreneurship.

De la Viña serves on the board of the Center for International Private Enterprise, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; the Texas Business Hall of Fame; the Alamo Public Telecommunications Council; the Free Trade Alliance; and the World Affairs Council.

Award recipients came from a variety of industries throughout the state of Texas. Recipients were chosen for providing leadership excellence in the public/private sector; sustaining a record of accomplishments in their industry; and exhibiting a commitment to the highest ethical standards.


Student Tech Competition Features Record Number of Competitors

CITE Tech Competition Winners UMDIUMDI, a team of business and engineering students who developed a prototype electrolytic gastric leak detector (eGLD) and wrote a business plan to market the technology, triumphed last weekend at the $100,000 Student Technology Venture Competition, presented by the UTSA Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE).

The technology, a smart drain with electricity-detecting sensors, monitors and reports the balance of electrolytes in patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery.

UTSA teams ATALIS and Voice Detection for the Deaf respectively placed second and third in the business planning competition, held April 23 at the UTSA Downtown Campus. Nine teams competed overall.

"This year's presentations were probably the best of all the presentations they've had in the past," said Rudy de la Garza, chief financial officer of the IDEA Finishing School. "We like the technology we see out of UTSA."

UTSA's biannual tech competition is the largest business planning competition in San Antonio. Winners receive $100,000 in services and prizes including consulting, marketing and legal services, office space and other benefits.


Finance Faculty Member Receives Dow Award for Excellence in Technical Analysis

Julie DahlquistDr. Julie Dahlquist, senior lecturer in finance, has been named the recipient of the Charles H. Dow Award from the Market Technicians Association. The award, which is the most significant recognition in the field of technical analysis, is presented annually for excellence and creativity in technical analysis.

Her paper, "Analyzing Gaps for Profitable Trading Strategies," was co-authored with a colleague from St. Mary's University. The paper presents a detailed template for analyzing gaps, filtered for various market conditions, to identify actionable trading opportunities while focusing on relative market performance.

Dahlquist, who is a certified Chartered Market Technician, is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. She has co-authored two books: Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians and Technical Market Indicators: Analysis and Performance.

"I am honored to be chosen as a 2011 recipient of the Charles H. Dow Award," said Dahlquist. "I hope that my research expands the body of knowledge of technical analysis and is of use to others in the field."


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