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Kogod in the Media/February 2009


Faculty, Programs, & Quotes

Kogod Alum Tim Young One of 2009 Federal 100 Winners

Congratulations to Alum Tim Young (KSB '03), who is one of the 2009 Federal 100 winners. The Federal 100 recognizes individuals from government, industry, and academia who significantly influence how the federal government buys, uses, or manages information technology. Federal 100 winners are recognized for their risk-taking, vision and pioneering spirit in the federal IT community.

Mr. Young, now a senior manager with Deloitte Consulting LLP, is a Federal 100 winner for his work at the Office of E-Government & Information Technology at the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget. He obtained an MBA from Kogod, with a concentration in management of global information technology.

Click here to learn more about the 2009 Federal 100 winners. (2/20/09)

Kogod Professor Caren Goldberg Quoted in U.S News & World Report

Recruiting through social networks such as Twitter have enabled employers to reach out to candidates directly and allow a sharper focus to recruitment efforts. Staffing specific websites encourage networking between employers, recruiters and candidates via mainstream use of IM as opposed to e-mail, promoting higher levels of interactivity.

Understandably, cost is a prime factor. Professor Caren Goldberg, specializing in HR contends that "You really can't get any more cost-effective than web recruiting," Websites such as Jobirn charge nothing in the introductory phase and Twitter is ad-supported.For the full article, please click here. (2/11/09)

Kogod Professor and Tax Expert Don Williamson on CNN's "In the Money"

Kogod Accounting Professor and Tax Expert, Don Williamson recently appeared on CNN's "In the Money" to comment about the controversy surrounding President Obama's recent cabinet nominees - three of them tangled with tax troubles. (2/7/09)

Professor Robin Lumsdaine Quoted in the Daily Deal

Geithner to alter TARP focus by Bill Mcconnell In Washington

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Monday will spell out his plans for a second wave of federal intervention to shore up the U.S. financial system. Robin Lumsdaine, professor of international finance at American University's Kogod School of Business, said TARP's performance can be judged only with patience.

"TARP is still in its early stages. I fully appreciate the need for monitoring and accountability, especially because of its size," said Lumsdaine, former associate director of the Federal Reserve Board's division of banking supervision and regulation. But she cautioned that one of the most important factors to consider - what would have happened to the financial system had TARP not been implemented - is extremely difficult to quantify. She said examinations of a federal bailout of the saving and loan industry in the late 1980s by the Resolution Trust Corp. show mixed results that often varied according to the time frame being evaluated. "Anytime you are dealing with workout or recovery costs, it takes time for them to fully materialize." (2/6/09)

Kogod Professor Donald Williamson Interviewed by WTOP

Donald Williamson, Chair of the Kogod Accounting and Taxation Department, was interviewed by WTOP about President Obama's three cabinet nominees that were tripped up by taxes. Williamson assures listeners that these problems are not common among tax attorneys.

Williamson hopes that this situation does not encourage the general public to play games with their taxes because the IRS does have a matching program. This program checks to make sure a citizen's W2s, 1099s and other forms match their tax return. Click here to listen to the full interview. (2/4/09)

Kogod Professor Robin Lumsdaine quoted in American Banker article

Kogod Finance Professor, Robin Lumsdaine was recently quoted in an American Banker article titled "Can Fed Oversight Alter I-Banking Giants?" The article discusses Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley's new status as financial holding companies operating under the protection of the Federal Reserve.

"There will always be some give and take, and regulators will face pressure from firms to allow them to take on additional activities," said Robin Lumsdaine, a professor at American University's Kogod School of Business and a former associate director in the Fed's banking supervision and regulation division. "Part of the regulators' responsibility is to be prudent and exercise caution in allowing those activities to go forward." View the full article online. (2/2/09)