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We are delighted to unveil the winner of the contest to name Miami Herbert's newsletter: Marlen Lebish, with her submission of "Miami Herbert Ticker."

The name draws inspiration from the pulse and dynamism of the financial markets. Much like a financial ticker provides real-time updates, the Miami Herbert Ticker aims to not just facilitate the flow of information but also foster the constant, vibrant exchange of ideas, achievements, and insights within our community.

Our sincere thanks go to Marlen and we invite the entire Miami Herbert community to contribute to and help shape the identity of our newsletter.



Miami Herbert students shine in investment competition

Two undergraduate teams from Miami Hebert recently competed in the CFA Institute Research Challenge, a rigorous investment analysis competition, organized by the CFA Institute and hosted at Miami Herbert. Read more.

Industry leaders shared strategic visions for creating stronger future communities at University of Miami 2024 Annual Real Estate Impact Conference.

Annual conference unites experts to future-proofing real estate against global challenges. Read More.

Industry titans share insights at Miami Herbert’s Real Estate Roundtable

Thought leaders joined students on campus for a Business of Real Estate Roundtable, in advance of the Real Estate Conference. Read More.

Health care executives joined the “2024 Business of Health Care Conference" hosted by Miami Herbert

Representatives from across the health care spectrum gathered to share their insights on the “tectonic shift” occurring in the industry. Read More.

Miami Herbert welcomed Caroline O'Connor, who shared insights from her journey in Major League Baseball

The Johnson A. Edosomwan Leadership Institute hosted Caroline O'Connor, President of Business Operations at the Miami Marlins, for the annual leadership lectures moderated by Dr. Cecily Cooper. Read more.

Miami Herbert presented A Pan-American Economic Forum: “Argentina in Transition”

Argentine economists convened for a forum hosted by the Miami Herbert to assess the economic chaos that has plagued Argentina for decades. Read More.

Miami Herbert Department of Economics supported the participation of five UM undergraduate students in the 2023 National College Fed Challenge

The Economics and Foote Fellow Honors student, Elaine Karabo, and the Undergraduate Director in Economics, Dr. Miguel A. Iraola, participated in the Open House event hosted by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington DC.



Real estate developer and Miami Hurricane parent, Mark E. Carbone, establishes endowed scholarship at Miami Herbert

Ensuring the best and the brightest have the opportunity to attend Miami Herbert regardless of their financial means was the driving force behind an extraordinary gift. Read More.

Igniting research opportunities for Miami Herbert students

Alumnus Paul Cutler establishes the Cutler Business Research Scholars Fund to support student-led research. Read More.

The Lloyd A. and Ruth L. Straits Scholarship Fund will open doors for future generations of students at the Miami Herbert

Gratitude for good fortune motivates alumnus Lloyd Straits and his wife, Ruth, to endow a scholarship at Miami Herbert. Read More.



Toppel's Distinguished Faculty of the Year Award will be presented to Miami Herbert professor

The Toppel Awards honored Dr. Doug Lehman with the 2024 Distinguished Faculty of the Year Award, recognizing his exceptional commitment to assisting students in their career explorations and job search process. 

Miami Herbert professor receives grant for telehealth and opioid crisis study

Dr. Niam Yaraghi secures NIHCM Foundation funding to probe telehealth's effects on opioid management. Read More.

Production and Operations Management Journal appoints Miami Herbert professor as Senior Editor

Dr. Nina "Ni" Huang was appointed to serve as Senior Editor for the Production and Operations Management Journal (POM).



DR. DAVID ANDOLFATTO |Quoted in U.S. News article "Inflation Retreat: Hopeful Signs Expected with Year’s First Reading."

DR. INDRANEEL CHAKRABORTY | Recent study in ABA Banking Journal by Dr. Chakraborty mentioned in Forbes article "Credit Card Regulations Will Hurt Marginal Users & Small Businesses."

DR. DIANA FALSETTA | Quoted in Yahoo Finance article "Don’t Turn in Your Taxes This Day of the Week"

DR. STEVEN ULLMANN | Authored "The Nature of Business School-Based Health Management Education" for the South Florida Hospital News.

DR. NIAM YARAGHI | Co-authored article for The Conversation titled "To Protect User Privacy Online, Governments Need to Reconsider Their Use of Opt-In Policies."



DR. INDRANEEL CHAKRABORTY | Chakraborty, I. (2024). Research note: Imposing alternative payment networks on credit cards will likely hurt low-income households and small merchants. ABA Banking Journal.

DR. CECILY COOPER | König, A., Stöcklein, B., Hiller, N. J., Cooper, C. D., & Bong, D. (2024). Good fun or laughingstock? How CEO humor affects infomediaries’ social evaluations of organizations. Academy of Management Review.

DR. MICHAEL FRENCH | French, M.T., & Gumus, G. (2024). "Hit-and-run or Hit-and-stay? Unintended Effects of a Stricter BAC Limit." Risk Analysis, 1-18.

DR. KEVIN HONG | He, Q., Hong, Y., & Raghu, T.S. (2024). Platform Governance with Algorithm-based Content Moderation: An Empirical Study on Reddit. Information Systems Research.

DR. KEVIN HONG | Liang, C., Hong, Y., & Gu, B. (2024). Monitoring and the Cold Start Problem in Digital Platforms: Theory and Evidence from Online Labor Markets. Information Systems Research.

DR. NINA "NI" HUANG | He, Y., Xu, X., Huang, N., Hong, Y., & Liu, D. (2024). Enhancing User Privacy Through Ephemeral Sharing Design: Experimental Evidence from the Online Dating Context. Information Systems Research.



Update Your Faculty Profile – Book Headshots & Webinar Today!

Beyond summarizing professional backgrounds, these profiles serve as marketing assets for Miami Herbert, boosting its attractiveness to prospective students by showcasing faculty expertise and achievements. This effort aids in enrollment by highlighting our engaging academic community. Updated profiles not only spotlight individual accomplishments but also attract prospective students.

Professional Headshots Session: March 19Reserve your spot here.

Webinar on Maximizing your Profile's Impact: March 7, from 2-3 pm - Register here.



Academic Seminars Invitations

Academic seminar invitations are now sent via Outlook invites for easy scheduling. Acceptance adds seminars to your calendar; declining removes the entry and ensures accurate attendance counts. Access the full schedule of future seminars here



The Dean's Office will serve as the centralized Lost & Found for Miami Herbert

Found something? Lost something ? Head to the Dean's Office - Jenkins 219. Let's work together to reunite lost items with their rightful owners. For more information, click here.



MARLON BULA | Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions

PAOLA MORENO | Executive Director, Academic Affairs


UPCOMING Conferences, Symposia & Forums


9:00 am

March 8 & 9 | 2024 Economics Vienna Global Macro Conference | SB 308


9:00 am

CSO Summit and Symposium | Lakeside Village Auditorium




9:00 am

The Future of Leadership - A CEO Speaker Series | EEC


9:00 am

March 9-17 | Spring Recess


12:00 pm

MHBS All-Staff Appreciation Lunch & Meeting | EEC


9:00 am

MHBS STAFF Family Day | UM Intramural fields


12:00 pm

MHBS Faculty and Staff Lunch | Finker-Frenkel Family Promenade


9:00 am

Accounting Golf Classic


6:00 pm

Cobb Leadership Lecture Series | Storer Auditorium


6:00 pm

The Henry Family Endowed Speaker Series in Economics | Storer Auditorium


12:30 pm

Donors Scholarship Luncheon



Walter O’Leary

Walter O’Leary serves as an Executive-in-Residence for the Business Technology Department, leveraging his vast industry experience to provide mentorship, practical insights, and networking opportunities for his students. His professional journey began at The Bank of New York, where he played a key role in the global launch of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs). In 2009, Walter established an asset management firm in Zurich catering to ultra-high-net-worth families, and by 2012, he transitioned to angel investing and operational roles in Miami. Read More.



STAFF APPRECIATION FAMILY FUN DAY: The SAC would like to invite Staff to bring their family and enjoy a day of fun at the "U." | March 16 from 9am-1pm | Intramural Fields

CRITICS CORNER: March Selection: GRISELDA | March 19 | Strauss



BEACH CLEANUP: Faculty, Staff, and Students Unite for Coastal Conservation | Saturday, April 20, 8am to 11am

MARCH DRIVE: UTHRIFT - WOMEN's DRIVE | The SAC will be accepting donations of lightly used clothes, shoes, bras, accessories, pads, tampons, contraceptives, skincare, perfumes, hair products, dental care, etc.

Volunteers needed to assist with the various events throughout the month. To volunteer, kindly email Jillian Garcia at



Congratulations to Prof. Platon Alexandrakis & Family!

Welcome, Teodoro Louie Alexandrakis 02-22-2024


Unveiling the Wizards Behind the Scenes: Events & Building Ops Team


With over 38 years at the University, Blanca currently serves as the Executive Director, Events Management, Building Operations and Special Projects. She plays a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless execution of all aspects of event planning, from conceptualization to execution, managing the day-to-day operations of the school's buildings, including maintenance, safety protocols, and space optimization, and leading special projects that support the school's mission and growth. Blanca also serves as the secretary for the School Council.


Jillian is the Senior Program Coordinator in Events Management and Building Operations. Her responsibilities include assisting in the planning and execution of a wide range of events, including conferences, seminars, workshops, and social gatherings, collaborating with internal teams, external vendors, and stakeholders.


Nick is one of the two Facilities Operations Representatives, acting as the liaison between the Central teams and the Miami Herbert community to ensure the maintenance, security, and smooth operation of its buildings and facilities. Additionally, Nick functions as the point of contact for any facility-related questions or requests from faculty, staff, and students.


Eddie is the second Facilities Operations Representative. His responsibilities include ensuring the effective functioning of Miami Herbert's facilities through various tasks including routine maintenance, emergency response, space management, safety compliance, customer service, and assistance with special projects.


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