Greensboro’s Strong Cities, Strong Communities Challenge

The City of Greensboro is looking for the best and brightest to help shape and grow our city! Multidisciplinary teams are invited to compete in the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Challenge by creating a strategic plan that boosts economic development and growth in Greensboro. Winners will be awarded cash prizes from a pool of $1 million. For more information, visit
The city is accepting registrations through July 24, 2014.

Dr. Nir Kshetri interviewed by The Christian Science Monitor regarding cybercrime in Ukraine

Nir Kshetri was interviewed by The Christian Science Monitor for an article on cybercrime in Ukraine. The article, titled “How Ukraine crisis could dent country’s booming cyber-crime” (, was published 03/26/14.

Dr. Riikka M. Sarala’s article accepted for publication in Journal of Management

Dr. Riikka M. Sarala’s (Department of Management) first-authored manuscript was accepted for publication in the Journal of Management (Sarala, R., Junni, P., Cooper, C. and Tarba, S.: A Socio-Cultural Perspective on Knowledge Transfer in Mergers and Acquisitions). The Journal of Management surpassed the Academy of Management Journal this year to have the highest impact factor of any empirical journal in the field of Management.

Limited Funding Available for Professional Development for Bryan School Master’s & Graduate Certificate Program Students

Limited Funding Available for Professional Development for Bryan School Master’s & Graduate Certificate Program Students

****  Application Deadline: Friday, February 21st, 2014  ****


The Bryan School has a limited amount of funds available for the 2013-2014 academic year to support professional development activities for all Bryan School Master’s and Graduate Certificate Program students.  The funds can be used to support attendance at conferences/workshops/seminars in your career field or industry, graduate student specific conferences (including career fairs), or courses/seminars for professional certifications. Your professional development activity must be completed by Friday, May 9th, 2014 to expedite the funding process. For a sample list of professional associations that you might want to consider for upcoming conferences/events/certifications, search CareerBeam – login to your CareerBeam account, go to Research Tools, select Business Information Resources, and search under Associations.  To request a CareerBeam account, send an email to


If you would like to be considered for funding for professional development activities during Spring 2014, please complete this application and email it to Bret Althiser at bwalthis@uncg.eduThe applications are due by Friday, February 21st, 2014Each student must submit an individual application, and only one application per student is allowed.  Please type your responses directly onto the form.


You must be enrolled in your graduate program and be in good standing during the academic year in which the funds are requested and during the time in which the professional development activity takes place.  Activities must take place within the United States (local, regional, state, or national conferences/events).  Also, please note that this is one time funding for a specific professional certification, conference, or event.  This is not for monthly attendance at local professional association meetings.

Funding is limited and unlikely to fund all applicants.  If you are selected, the Bryan School may not be able to completely fund your requested activity.  If you are selected for funding, we will contact you. Please note that students selected will need to pay up front for their requested activities and will be reimbursed up to a certain amount by the Bryan School.