Kevin J. Fandl: Accepting Syrian refugees allows America to shine
Assistant Professor of Legal Studies Dr. Kevin J. Fandl penned an op-ed for the Lehigh Valley’s leading daily newspaper, defending why the United States needs to accept Syrian refugees.

Graham receives Fox School’s Musser Award
Temple University recapped this month’s Musser Awards dinner and reception, and top honoree William A. “Bill” Graham, within the university-wide newsletter, Temple Now.

Peyton Closes in on the 59th Most Impressive Record in Sports
Last weekend, Denver quarterback Peyton Manning broke the NFL’s career passing yards record. Where does it rank among all-time sports records? It’s low on the list, according to a research study published in the “Journal of Sports Analytics,” and co-authored by Dr. Howard J. Weiss, Professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management.

Temple brings pop-up pride event to Fox professor’s classroom
In early November, Temple’s marching band and cheerleaders paid a visit to a class at the Fox School. Temple Now, the university’s e-newsletter, featured Dr. Samuel D. Hodge, Professor of Legal Studies at Fox, and his class. Temple Update and Metro MBA Philly also highlighted the pop-up pride event.

Marketers Should Pay Attention to fMRI
Recent research findings by Temple’s Center for Neural Decision Making, which is housed at Fox, received national attention in a post to HBR.

Uber in top gear, catching up fast with its rival Ola
Will Uber unseat Ola as India’s largest taxi-booking service? Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Fox, weighs in.

Alumnus applies abstract art to cupcakes
Fox alumnus Joseph Green is the owner of Affinity Confections, a bakery and confection company in Philadelphia that’s tailored toward high-end clientele. Green credits Assistant Professor of Strategic Management Dwight Carey as one of his most influential professors. Carey is quoted in the story, which appeared in the student newspaper.

US-based Uber in top gear, catching up fast with its rival Ola
Economic Times, India’s premier financial daily publication, tapped Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, for a story pertaining to Ola’s bid to usurp Uber as India’s largest taxi-booking service.

Uber fast emerging the winner against Ola in the cab aggregator biz in India
Will Uber unseat Ola as India’s largest taxi-booking service? The companies have different focuses, says Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Fox, who makes a case for both having a place in the Indian ride-sharing marketplace.

Prototyping at Uni: Redefining the business analysis and design connection
The MIS department’s Digital Design course – led by Assistant Professors of MIS James Moustafellos and Dr. Richard Flanagan – is highlighted in a post to JustInMind’s blog, a news source on web and app wireframes and prototypes.

SA letter to push for Uber to come to Syracuse
The student association at New York’s Syracuse University is drafting a letter to be shared with the New York State Assembly and New York Senate requesting a law change that would legalize ride-sharing services like Uber. In the Daily Orange, the daily student newspaper at Syracuse, the students cite the research of Drs. Sunil Wattal and Brad Greenwood, Associate and Assistant Professors of MIS, respectively, who found that Uber reduced instances of drunk-driving-related homicides.

Bridgestone Corporation Acquires Pep Boys | No major impact on Phila. if Pep Boys were to relocate HQ, experts say
Tennessee-based Bridgestone purchased Pep Boys last month. Dr. Bruce Rader, Associate Professor of Finance at Fox, provided insight into the future of Pep Boys, which was founded in Philadelphia and is headquartered here.

Marketing, Communication Programs in Business School Draw Women
In this trend story, U.S. News examines specialized master’s programs in marketing and communications, which draw a large number of women – unlike male-dominated MBA programs. Amy Lavin, Director of Fox’s newly launched MS in Digital Innovation in Marketing program, referenced that women comprise 74 percent of the inaugural cohort.

Temple says it has lined up most of the money for a stadium
Temple President Dr. Neil D. Theobald and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Patrick O’Connor, in separate interviews with the Inquirer, revealed the university’s plan to bring a football stadium to Main Campus. Said Arthur Hochner, Associate Professor of Human Resource Management: “The most important thing at Temple is the education that happens in the classroom. Football is not education. The priority should be on the teachers.”

SEC grants Urban Outfitters confidentiality for multimillion-dollar investment
Last month, Urban Outfitters received $3 million in investment funding. But the retailer has yet disclose an anticipated use for the funds, or the source. This practice is fairly common, said Ellen Weber, Executive Director of Temple’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute and Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at Fox.