UTSA College of Business Newsletter
August 6, 2012
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Alumnus to Attempt Record-Breaking Swim Across Pacific Ocean

Attempting to set the Guinness World Record for the longest swim, Ben Lecomte, ’95 will begin his journey across the Pacific Ocean this fall. Through the swim, Lecomte will raise awareness and money for cancer. Lecomte is dedicating his efforts to his father who died of cancer in 1991 at the age of 49.

Briefcase Over Baby
Do Stock Heavy CEO Compensation Packages Lead to Lower Stock Returns?

When CEOs get paid more in stock and options, their company’s stock returns have a tendency to be lower for the next 1-3 years, according to a study by John Wald, professor of finance. The results noted a risk aversion effect in which CEOs mitigated firm risk in order to reduce the risk to their own wealth.

CITE Student Venture Competition
Roadrunners Kick Off Inaugural Season in the WAC

The Roadrunners will kick off their home football season on Saturday, Sept. 8 against Texas A&M Commerce. Season tickets currently are on sale for the team’s second season of play, which will be the program's first and only in the Western Athletic Conference before it moves to Conference USA in 2013. Fans can go online or call (210) 458-UTSA for ticket information. Single-game tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8.

Briefcase Brigade
Research Addresses Employment Challenges for the Disabled

Discrepancies in employment rates between people with disabilities and those without disabilities may be related to the strength of their professional networks according to research by Mark Lengnick-Hall, professor of management, doctoral student Christopher Langford, and doctoral alumnus Mukta Kulkarni, Ph.D. ’06. The authors address their findings in a recent paper “How Do Social Networks Influence the Employment Prospects of People with Disabilities?”

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