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Thornton Paper Published in Top International Business Journal
Jeremy Thornton, associate dean and professor of economics in Brock School of Business, has had new research published by the Academy of Management Review--the #3 journal in the management category and the #4 journal in the business category of all scientific journals worldwide. 
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Peters Receives Best in Track Recognition During Society for Marketing Advances Annual Conference
Peters' paper received "Best in Track" recognition during the Society for Marketing Advances Annual conference, Nov. 2-5, 2022.  
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Carden Paper Included in New Book that Pays Tribute to American Economist John E. Murray
Art Carden, professor of economics, has had a paper published in Springer Publishing’s new book, Standard of Living: Essays on Economics, History, and Religion in Honor of John E. Murray, as part of their “Studies in Economic History” series.
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New Buchanan Paper Accepted for Publication by Labour Economics
A new paper by Joy Buchanan, assistant professor of quantitative analysis and economics, “Willingness to be Paid: Who Trains for Tech Jobs?,” has been accepted for publication by Labour Economics.
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Smolin Publishes New Articles Based on Children’s Legal Issues and Rights  
David M. Smolin, the Harwell G. Davis Professor of Constitutional Law and director of Cumberland School of Law's Center for Children, Law and Ethics, is a sought-after expert on international children's issues (adoption, children's rights, child labor, child trafficking), and family and juvenile law, among others. New research by Professor Smolin has recently been selected for publication. 
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Dike-Minor Presents Draft Article About Anti-Kickback Laws at National Health Law Scholars Conference
Chinelo Diké-Minor, assistant professor of law, presented her work-in-progress, “An Incoherent Truth: Kickback Laws in the United States,” at the Health Law Scholars Workshop, Sept. 29-Oct.1, 2022.
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McFarlin Article "A Copyright Restored" To Be Published By the Wisconsin Law Review
Associate Professor of Law Tim McFarlin’s latest article, “A Copyright Restored: Mark Twain, Mary Ann Cord, and How to Right a Longstanding Wrong,” has been accepted for publication by the Wisconsin Law Review. 
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Samford Students Win First and Third Place in National Undergraduate Research Competition
The Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) hosted its 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Competition during their conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2-5, 2022. Two Samford University students, Catherine Buchanan and Sydney Rennich, won first and third place, respectively.
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Samford Launches Research Advisory Collaborative to Showcase Faculty, Student Scholarship and Research
The goal of the collaborative is to highlight the research taking place on campus and encourage future research for students and faculty.
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Johnson Earns CIRES Fellowship
Chemistry professor Corey Johnson has earned a fall, 2022, sabbatical fellowship from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES,) a partnership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado in Boulder.
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Hughes Serves as Author for National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support
P.J. Hughes, professor and assistant provost for faculty success, had the opportunity to serve as an author of the 2022 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES), a document that sets national standards for diabetes education for patients who are newly diagnosed or face diabetes-related complications.
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Female Student Entrepreneurs Excel in Business Pitch Competitions Showcasing their Platforms to Empower Women
Samford student entrepreneurs Kylie Pitt and Haley Batson recently competed in business pitch competitions to help further their business goals. In addition to the opportunity to win cash prizes and have unparalleled networking opportunities with successful entrepreneurs, both students had the chance to spotlight their platforms, which aim to empower women, on large stages.
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Faculty Strive to Bridge the Gap in Health Care for Performing Artists
Over the past year, Dr. Dana Daniel Blake and Dr. Jason Terry have joined forces to research and improve the health of music students.  Blake is an assistant professor and director of clinical education for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Samford and Terry is an assistant professor of piano and director of keyboard studies in the Division of Music in the School of the Arts.   
Kinesiology Students Present Research at Southeastern Conference
Forty-two Samford University Kinesiology students traveled to Greenville, South Carolina to present their research at the 2022 Southeast American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM) annual conference.
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Antwi-Fordjour Earns Grant for Infectious Disease Research
Math and computer science professor Kwadwo Antwi-Fordjour will lead student researchers in a project to utilize biological control measures via mathematical modeling of systems of differential equations for the control of infectious disease.
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Research by Emmons, Carey Honored Among Top Papers in Sports Communication
Research by Samford University communication and media professors Betsy Emmons and Clay Carey has earned top honors from the International Communication Association. The pair will present their work for the Top Papers in Sports Communication panel at the organization’s annual conference in Paris in May.
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McCarty, Hagues Cross Disciplinary Research Examines Correlation Between Childbirth Ages and Life Outcomes of Tanzanian Girls
Samford faculty members, Sara Helms McCarty, professor of economics in Brock School of Business, and Rachel Hagues, associate professor in the School of Public Health, have partnered to complete cross disciplinary research. Their work, which combines the economics and global community development disciplines, has been published by the Journal of Human Rights and Social Work. 
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Stone Research Selected for Publication in Finance Research Letters
Anna-Leigh Stone, assistant professor of finance, has had new research selected for publication. Her article, “Dodd-Frank and Unlimited Deposit Insurance,” is forthcoming in Finance Research Letters.