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Accounting student and McNair Scholar ready for life's next stage

Accounting student and McNair Scholar ready for life's next stage

A few years ago, when professional sports teams won the Super Bowl or the World Series, a star player would be asked in the tumultuous aftermath what they were going to do now. Of course, it was an advertisement and their response would be, “I’m going to Disney World!” Oklahoma State University graduating senior Chealsea Fernandez could be asked the same thing, only she is spending time post-graduation in a paid internship at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

Victim blaming in the workplace

Victim blaming in the workplace

Why does the victim get blamed for office rudeness, and why does the office bully get away with it? The latest research from a decade-long study of incivility in the workplace by Spears School of Business researcher Dr. Matt Bowler and colleagues shows that supervisors often blame the victims of rude and abusive behavior.

Faking emotions at work: the positive and negative side of workplace acting

Faking emotions at work: the positive and negative side of workplace acting

In many jobs, employees are expected to act happy, or at least friendly, even when they just don’t feel like it. So, it’s not unusual that workers occasionally fake positive feelings, even when the results actually make them feel worse. But research by an Oklahoma State University professor has found that a person can actually feel better by doing the opposite, or faking negative emotions.

School of Entrepreneurship research ranks high internationally

School of Entrepreneurship research ranks high internationally

The Oklahoma State University School of Entrepreneurship is ranked fourth among nearly 500 programs from around the world for research productivity for the past five years. The ranking lists university entrepreneurship programs by their ability to successfully publish research in the discipline’s top journals.

Mentoring the next generation of biomedical data science researchers

Mentoring the next generation of biomedical data science researchers

Oklahoma State University data science researcher Dr. Dursun Delen has been selected to mentor a biomedical scientist and physician in using artificial intelligence to model data to improve the efficiency of hospital emergency rooms. Delen, Regents Professor in Management Science and Information Systems in the Spears School of Business, was chosen from a nationwide field of data research experts to participate in the Data Science Rotation for Advancing Discovery Trip (RoAD-Trip), a National Institutes of Health (NIH) program.

Defining inequality and how entrepreneurship affects the market

Defining inequality and how entrepreneurship affects the market

Assistant professor of entrepreneurship Per Bylund researches all things entrepreneur. By researching the topic of inequality and how it relates to entrepreneurial activity, Bylund felt the term “inequality” needed to be defined more clearly.