BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of
Management presented several awards for outstanding doctoral work
at its second annual PhD Showcase and Celebration in March.
Niam Yaraghi of Isfahan, Iran, received the Dean’s Award
and a prize of $2,500 as the top senior doctoral student
demonstrating exceptional research performance and showing the
highest potential as a scholar. Criteria for consideration
included factors such as publication in top-tier journals,
presentations/papers at top conferences and research awards.
Srikanth Venkatesan of Chennai, India, received the Rising Star
Award and a prize of $1,000. The Rising Star award recognizes the
first- or second-year doctoral student who has most shown
exceptional early overall performance in the program through
engagement with faculty on research, performance in the coursework
and contributing to the intellectual atmosphere of the school.
Nineteen students representing the School of Management’s
six doctoral disciplines presented posters showcasing their
Prizes of $1,000 were awarded to Seungwon Lee of Kiheung-gu,
South Korea, and Shang-Feng (Sean) Yang of Taiwan for their poster
presentations. Judges for the poster contest were UB faculty
members Chris Larsen, associate professor and director of graduate
studies in geography; Nagesh S. Revankar, professor and director of
graduate studies in economics; and Luis Colon, professor of
Renowned scholar E. Han Kim, the Everett E. Berg Professor of
Business Administration at the Ross School of Business, University
of Michigan, was the keynote speaker at the event. Kim received his
doctorate from the UB School of Management in 1975.
Additional speakers included Arjang Assad, dean of the UB School
of Management, Minakshi Trivedi, professor of marketing and chair
of the school’s doctoral program, and faculty advisors for
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.