Archive for Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Heard on the Hill: Accounting program does well in B-School rankings, school overall ranks lower; photographer donates work to Spencer Library; KU researcher shows more men flocking to housework

August 24, 2011, 1:55 a.m. Updated August 24, 2011, 7:50 a.m.


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• Business Week has unveiled its 2011 rankings for business schools. You can peruse the entire list here.

KU scored well in the accounting category — in 17th place — and was 28th in business law.

Overall, however, the school was ranked 108th of the 127 schools in the rankings.

That’s just below Tennessee-Chattanooga, Temple University and (hold the boos, please) Kansas State University.

The business schools at Notre Dame, Virginia, Emory University, Penn and Cornell made up the top five in the magazine’s rankings.

• And speaking of rankings, there’s a big countdown clock ticking down to the unveiling of the big rankings done by U.S. News and World Report on that magazine’s website.

If my math is right (an “if” of gigantic proportions), we should be seeing those rankings on Sept. 12. I’ll be watching with interest to see how the university fares.

• KU announced on Tuesday that street photographer and KU alumnus Gary Mark Smith had donated his collection to the Kenneth Spencer Research Library.

Smith has shot photos in 66 different countries around the globe, covering a host of world events. His collection includes not just photos, but articles, his research notes — and even his baby book.

You can check out his website here.

The fine Spencer folks will organize the collection and make it available for research.

UPDATE: I forgot to mention that you can view 25 photographs of Smith's on the second floor of Stauffer-Flint Hall as part of an exhibit called "Streetphotos in Time." They'll be up all semester.

• KU researcher Ilana Demantas has been earning some national publicity for her research that shows how jobless men are taking on more household roles as they’ve been affected by the slumping economy.

I think the attention is partially because of the cute term “mancession.”

"They totally took what we would consider women's work and made it men's work," said study co-author Kristen Myers, an associate professor of sociology at Northern Illinois University, in an article in the U.S. News and World Report. With a female partner still in the workforce, the men "were also so grateful to have these women in their lives.”

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mrbig 6 years, 7 months ago

The business school is in a really crappy building, and they were supposed to have a new one built some time ago. Supposeably my higher tuition fees went to that.

irvan moore 6 years, 7 months ago

i've been washing dishes, some household stuff and doing laundry for years, i have more time to do it and it helps out my wife who is employed. nice to see i was ahead of a trend.

PugnaciousJayhawk 6 years, 7 months ago

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