Faculty Tips Archives - October 2012

  • Audacious Games: The Future is Redeemed in 'Cloud Atlas'

    10/08/2012

    Movie lovers are buzzing about a star-studded film with a dizzying plot that opens Oct. 26. Perhaps one of the most challenging book-to-movie translations to date, Warner Brothers' Cloud Atlas features Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant, and is helmed by A-list directors Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix and V for Vendetta) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run and The International).


  • Presidential Election Headed for a Photo Finish

    10/08/2012

    With the 2012 presidential election gearing up for the final weeks of the campaign, it’s inevitable that some voters – particularly those who supported then-Senator Barack Obama four years ago – would compare this cycle to the 2008 election, and might be feeling nostalgic for days gone by.


  • Recession Retail: Big Changes Coming to America's Apparel

    10/09/2012

    No segment of the economy has been immune from the economic downturn, but U.S. clothing retailers have had a particularly rough time.

    Now, even as the economy makes its slow climb back, the apparel industry isn’t out of the woods. They’re facing another set of challenges: retaining customers as new competitors with game-changing ideas fight to break into the market.


  • Accounting Debate Illustrates Challenge Over International Standards

    10/09/2012

    While many companies worldwide use the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to determine what’s listed as an asset or liability, the United States is one of the few countries that still uses its own accounting standards (U.S. GAAP).

    Recently, there has been pressure to get a single set of international accounting standards for every company to follow, regardless of where it’s based. But that’s easier said than done.


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