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  • Two Business Analytics Students Graduating at Top of College Class- March 26th, 2021

    Business Analytics and Statistics seniors Lauren Beavers of Cleveland, Tennessee, and Joelle Jarjoura, a Kingsport native, number among the top seven students graduating from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business in the spring 2021 semester. After graduation, Jarjoura is moving to Chicago to work as a demand…

  • Amazon Commits $750,000 to Haslam College of Business Professorship- March 15th, 2021

    In a demonstration of its continued investment in the state of Tennessee, Amazon has committed $750,000 for an endowed distinguished professorship in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, the school announced today. The gift will receive a one-to-one match from the Haslam family for an endowment totaling…

  • Haslam Salutes Its Military Veterans- November 10th, 2020

    The University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business has seen a growing number of veterans choosing its graduate, executive and professional programs to advance their professional careers. In fall 2020, 7.3 percent of all master’s students enrolled in Haslam self-identified as veterans, up from 5.8 percent the previous year. Many…

  • Business Professor Named IEEE Next-Generation Data Scientist- October 29th, 2020

    Each year, the IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA) offers a limited number of next-generation data scientist awards to data analysts who earned their doctorates in statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and related fields within the last five years. The award is a global initiative to…

  • Haslam Seniors Selected for New Fellowship Program- October 28th, 2020

    Meghan Davis of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ryan Jayne of Brentwood, Tenn., have been selected for the Red Castle Fellows Program for fall 2020. Both students are seniors majoring in business analytics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business. This is the inaugural semester for the fellowships, which…

  • Business Analytics and Statistics Faculty Earn Tenure, Promotions- August 31st, 2020

    A trio of Business Analytics and Statistics faculty members in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recently received some good news: Wei Zheng, an associate professor was granted tenure; Haileab Hilafu was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor; and Adam Petrie was promoted to…

  • Business Professor Earns NSF Grant- August 27th, 2020

    In July, the National Science Foundation announced new research grants for 2020, including one to Emre Demirkaya of the Department of Business Analytics and Statistics in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Haslam College of Business. Demirkaya received $200,000 to support a three-year study on “High-Dimensional Interaction Detection and Nonparametric Inference.”…

  • “Why Isn’t There a Sarcasm Emoji?”- July 30th, 2020

    Have you been longing for a specific emoji, say a sarcastic smile, but don’t know how to get it? Have you been curious why some emojis are available and others aren’t? Do you wonder how emojis become officially sanctioned and distributed in the first place? Many Twitter users are asking…

  • The Joint Use of RFID and EDI: Implications for Hospital Performance- July 15th, 2020

    As regulations and technology prompt the fee-for-service healthcare system to move toward a more value-based model, hospitals face rising costs, compliance burdens and safety and quality issues. With today’s emphasis on better clinical outcomes and improved patient experiences, Randy Bradley and Bogdan Bichescu, associate professors at the University of Tennessee,…

  • Haslam Faculty Members Receive 28 Summer Research Grants- June 19th, 2020

    The 2020 Haslam Summer Scholars Research Awards program has awarded 28 grants totaling $683,000 to Haslam College of Business faculty members to conduct high-quality research. Now in its seventh year, the program has funded nearly $3 million in faculty research. “Summer research grants help some of our most productive scholars…