BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management
honored two doctoral students with $1,000 prizes for their poster
presentations at the inaugural PhD Showcase and Celebration held
during the spring semester.
Jeffrey Bentley of Rochester and Niam Yaraghi of Esfahan, Iran,
were honored for their research and poster presentations.
Sixteen students representing the School of Management's six
doctoral disciplines took part in the competition. Bentley's
research is in the organization and human resources discipline,
while Yaraghi's is in management science and systems.
Minakshi Trivedi, professor of marketing and chair of the
school's doctoral program, welcomed students, faculty and guests to
the event. Arjang Assad, dean of the UB School of Management,
presented the awards, in addition to making remarks. Other speakers
included Alexander Cartwright, vice president for research and
economic development at UB; Mark Huselid, School of Management
alumnus and professor of HR strategy in the Rutgers University
School of Management and Labor Relations; and the students'
"We plan to make the PhD Showcase and Celebration an annual
event so we can continue to recognize and reward the excellence of
our doctoral students," Trivedi said. "The event was a great
opportunity for our students to interact with other departments,
and shows the School of Management's strong commitment as a
Michael Farrell, professor of sociology and associate dean in
UB's College of Arts and Sciences, and Nagesh S. Revankar,
professor and director of graduate studies in UB's Department of
Economics, served as judges for the poster contest.
A reception attended by students, faculty, staff and friends
followed the awards presentation.
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on
real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global
perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school has
been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes,
U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the
quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides
its graduates. For more information about the UB School of
Management, visit http://mgt.buffalo.edu.