laptopA researcher from the UAB's Department of Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods recently published a paper on the innovation potential of businesses’ using open source software communities.

The paper, from Paul Di Gangi, Ph.D., assistant professor of information systems, and titled “Balancing on a tightrope: Managing the boundaries of a firm-sponsored OSS community and its impact on innovation and absorptive capacity,” was published in the January issue of Information and Organization.

Ariel SmithA Collat School of Business student and a Collat professor are being honored with the 2014 President's Awards for Diversity. The Vice President for Equity and Diversity and the Office of the Vice Provost for Student and Faculty Success recently recognized UAB’s outstanding leaders for their commitment and contributions to diversity on campus. The Collat School of Business is pleased to have student Ariel Smith and Professor Jenice Prather-Kinsey honored for their efforts to improve diversity.


CFA Classic2014The UAB Collat Business team placed 4th at the CFA Institute Research Classic in Alpharetta, GA on February 22, 2014. The UAB team mentored by Professor Andreas Rauterkus and consisting of team members Katherine Crawford, James Lucas, Ryan McCoy, Kamini Patel and Lee Whitworth competed with prestigious schools from Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.


2015 Cohort of Collat Business Honors ProgramAn all-time high 35 students have been admitted to the Collat School of Business Honors Program as members of the class of 2015 cohort.



Ten UAB Collat School of Business alumni have been honored with the 2014 UAB Excellence in Business Awards Top 25 Awards.

Each year, the UAB National Alumni Society partners with the Birmingham Business Journal to identify, recognize, and honor the successes of UAB alumni-owned or UAB alumni-operated businesses. The class of 2014 honorees will be celebrated at a luncheon held Friday, March 8th at the UAB Alumni House.

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The Collat School of Business recently received a $125,000 gift from Amy and Duane Donner for its Healthcare Leadership Academy. Founded in 2009, the academy is a joint collaboration between the Collat School of Business and School of Medicine, and it has helped the university retain promising health-focused faculty and staff. The academy’s mission is to identify and develop future leaders of the UAB academic medical center.


Arline Savage 200The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Accounting and Finance and accounting professors Arline Savage, Ph.D., and Thomas Edmonds, Ph.D., are listed among the best in the world in accounting education research, according to recent rankings released in a forthcoming journal publication by the American Accounting Association.


The Association for Information Systems (AIS) UAB Student Chapter has been selected as a finalist for the 2013-2014 AIS Student Competition and will be heading to the 2014 AIS Student Chapter Leadership Conference and Competition to be hosted by Arizona State University and held at Tempe Mission Palms on March 20-22, 2014.

UAB AIS created the included video that was presented by officers Neeti Thakral and Lila Azerf for the IT Video category of the competition. The video provides information on the transformation of Information Technology and its effects, and some emerging technologies. 

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The UAB chapter of Beta Alpha Psi held its annual Winter Banquet at the UAB National Alumni House on Friday, January 17, 2014. A cocktail reception for faculty and professional guests was followed by a seated dinner, new member initiation, and guest speaker Bill Platt of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Bill is the Managing Partner-Professional Practice and Chief Quality Officer-Attest for Deloitte.