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Second Professor for School of Business Chosen for the Round Table

Published: November 22, 2004 | Author: Renee Ballenger | Category: Academics

Directors of the Oxford Round Table at the University of Oxford in England have invited Dr. Alan Hamlin, Chair of the Department of Management and Marketing of Southern Utah University, to join the prestigious panel in July. Hamlin is the second professor from the School of Business at SUU to be selected as a Round Table participant in the past year.

Meeting to discuss trade relations between the United States and the European Union, representatives from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, private and public sector, and other members of academia, will meet July 24-29, 2005, in Oxford, England.

Dr. Gerald Calvasina, Associate Professor of Management, sat on a panel discussing employment rights and duties last spring. Hamlin says it’s a “feather in the cap of SUU and the School of Business” for two members from the Department of Management and Marketing to be selected in the course of one year.

“I’ve always thought that SUU in general and our School of Business specifically are diamonds undiscovered,” he says. “It’s nice to be recognized.”

Invitations to the Round Table are based on previous participants’ nominations, the recommendations of Round Table directors, and recognized awards and presentations from national or state organizations. However, Calvasina states that he did not nominate Hamlin – proving Hamlin’s academic aptitude is well-known in international academia.

The Oxford Round Table convened for the first time in August 1989 to consider major issues in contemporary educational policy with the objective of promoting human advancement and understanding through the improvement of education.

“It helped me do a better job in the classroom and that’s the main thing it’s all about,” Calvasina says.

Written by Tasha Williams, senior poli. sci./comm. major from North Salt Lake, UT

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