FOSTER IN THE MEDIA

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The faculty, students, alumni and staff of the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business are in the news on a regular basis. From feature stories to faculty quotes, find a taste of recent media coverage below.

April 15, 2014
NPR
Sending Money On An Overseas Round Trip To Avoid Taxes
Some investors avoid paying taxes in a move called round-tripping — sending money offshore, then investing it in U.S. stocks or bonds. A study estimates it costs the U.S. billions in lost revenues. Jake Thornock, assistant professor of accounting, is a co-author of the study.

April 04, 2014
GeekWire
Meet the winners of the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge
The sixth annual Environmental Innovation Challenge took place Thursday in Seattle, with 23 teams competing with new technologies that re-imagined alternative fuels, recycling, solar power, water treatment and more. Here’s a look at the six winners of the event.

April 03, 2014
New York Times
Flash Boys for the People
This week’s publication of “Flash Boys,” by the journalist Michael Lewis, has turned a harsh spotlight on the world of high-frequency trading. Research by Jonathan Brogaard, assistant professor of finance, is referenced.

March 07, 2014
USA Today
Daylight saving brings risks with loss of sleep
Research by Christopher Barnes, assistant professor of management, is highlighted.

March 06, 2014
New York Times
The Economic Toll of Lost Sleep
In an op-ed piece, Christopher Barnes, assistant professor of management , and a co-author look at the economic cost of daylight saving time.

February 28, 2014
Humanosphere
Fighting poverty with mushrooms, green things & social enterprise
Every year, the UW Foster School of Business holds an international ‘social enterprise’ competition at which college students from around the world present business solutions aimed at reducing global poverty and inequity.

February 09, 2014
USA Today
New Microsoft CEO's collegial style sparks hope
Satya Nadella's calming, collegial style said to be a pleasant and necessary change in leadership tone. Suresh Kotha, professor of management, is quoted.

February 06, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Smartphones Make You Tired and Unproductive, Study Says
The way most knowledge workers do their jobs -- monitoring their smartphones for notes from the boss long after the office day is done-- ultimately makes them less effective. Research co-authored by Christopher M. Barnes, assistant professor of management at the Foster School, is featured.

January 15, 2014
HBR Blog Network
Research: Using a Smartphone After 9 pm Leaves Workers Disengaged
New research indicates that greater connectivity comes at a cost: using a smartphone to cram more work into a given evening results in less work done the next day. Christopher Barnes, assistant professor of management, is co-author of the post and the research.