Archive for February, 2012

KPMG chief optimistic about U.S. economy

KPMG chief optimistic about U.S. economy

John Veihmeyer, chair and CEO of the global accounting firm KPMG, has some advice for anyone interested in knowing what’s really going on in the world. “Don’t believe anything you […]

February 16, 2012 ×
Global accounting firm KPMG to fund professorship at the Freeman School

Global accounting firm KPMG to fund professorship at the Freeman School

During a speaking engagement at Tulane University yesterday, KPMG Chairman and CEO John Veihmeyer announced plans to establish the KPMG LLP Professorship in Accounting at the A. B. Freeman School […]

February 14, 2012 ×
Freeman team takes top prize at Wall St. Training Valuation Competition

Freeman team takes top prize at Wall St. Training Valuation Competition

Four Freeman School Master of Finance students beat out teams from more than 25 universities to take home the top honors at the inaugural Wall St. Training Valuation Competition. The […]

February 14, 2012 ×
Burkenroad Symposium tackles ethics of social media

Burkenroad Symposium tackles ethics of social media

If there was an overriding theme at this year’s Burkenroad Symposium, “Taming the Dragon: The Ethics of Doing Business in the World of Social Media,” panelist David Vinjamuri summed it […]

February 11, 2012 ×
Study shows 'downsizing' options beat calorie warnings in convincing diners to eat less

Study shows 'downsizing' options beat calorie warnings in convincing diners to eat less

Studies have shown fast-food calorie postings do little to deter diners from overeating. A better approach may be for restaurants to simply ask consumers if they’d like smaller portions, according […]

February 8, 2012 ×