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  April 15, 2002

Business School Names New Ackerman Scholars

The School of Business Administration has announced two new Ackerman Scholars: Girish Punj and Raju Thakur.

The Ackerman Scholar award recognizes significant and continuing academic productivity among the faculty of the business school. The award is named for Lawrence Ackerman, first dean of the business school, and supported by the Ackerman Fund, the dean's office, and the departments.

Ackerman Scholars work individually and collectively to support and encourage academic productivity among the faculty and doctoral students, and to assist in further strengthening the image of the school as an outstanding academic resource.

Punj and Thakur join Suresh Nair (who was reappointed as an Ackerman Scholar) in holding this title for the next two years. The following faculty will continue as Ackerman Scholars for the second of their two years: Rob Garfinkel, Chinmoy Ghosh, Ram Gopal, Gary Powell, Rati Ratneshwar, C.F. Sirmans, Alex Tung, and Mike Willenborg.

In addition, the business school recognized the following award recipients during a banquet April 7:

Undergraduate Teaching Award
Larry Gramling, Accounting
Ram Gopal, OPIM

Graduate Teaching Award
Michael Willenborg, Accounting

Innovations in Teaching Award
Sudip Bhattacharjee, OPIM
Amy Dunbar, Accounting

Service/Outreach Award
Paulo Goes, OPIM

Research Excellence Award
Rob Garfinkel, OPIM

Best Article Award
Rob Garfinkel, OPIM, Paulo Goes, OPIM, and Ram Gopal, OPIM, for their article: "Privacy Protection of Binary Confidential Data Against Deterministic, Stochastic, and Insider Threat"

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