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  • OCOB - Economics Professor Michael Marlow on Government and Obesity
    in the U S and explains why intervention efforts from Washington have proven to be unsuccessful In the first paper FAT CHANCE An Analysis of Anti Obesity Efforts Marlow and co author Sherzod Abdukadirov critically examine whether government policymakers can improve social welfare by implementing policies designed to remedy systematic mistakes made by individuals Such policymakers rely on the findings of behavioral economics research a rapidly growing discipline that studies individuals systematic biases to justify nudges or shoves that steer individuals toward choices more in sync with their best interests In effect the belief is that they can exploit individuals departures from rationality in ways that correct what the policymakers view as irrational individual mistakes Marlow and Abdukadirov focus on efforts to lower obesity prevalence and argue that government intervention in individual food and lifestyle choices is often misguided and too easily justified on the assumption that elected officials are better informed than the individuals they seek to guide In addition to taxes interventions believed to steer individuals toward leaner bodies and thus improved lives include regulations requiring calorie counts on restaurant menus and vending machines bans on children s toys at fast food restaurants bans on soda and unhealthy food at schools and bans on new fast food restaurants Marlow and Abdukadirov demonstrate that intervention is often ineffective in remedying individual failures and that in some cases its actions are counterproductive in producing the desired result In another paper Marlow and co author Alden F Shiers Economics Professor Emeritus for the Orfalea College of Business examine the hypothesized link between obesity and fast food by examining data on all U S states between 2001 and 2009 in their recently published The Relationship Between Fast Food and Obesity The previous literature on this issue leaves open the question of whether

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/economics-professor-michael-marlow-on-government-and-obesity-2/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Interim Dean and Associate Dean Announced for Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business
    of Business Doug Cerf area chair for Accounting and Business Law in the Orfalea College since 2007 will serve as interim dean effective July 1 Current Dean Dave Christy has been appointed provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Baruch College in New York City Enz Finken also announced that Rosemary Wild area chair for Management in the Orfalea College since 2006 will serve as interim associate dean effective July 23 Wild will provide additional support to the college while Associate Dean Bradford Anderson continues to serve as the university s interim vice president for research and economic development Doug and Rosemary have had long and distinguished careers within the Orfalea College of Business Enz Finken said They possess strong leadership skills and are well respected by their peers I look forward to working with them in their new roles Cerf joined the Cal Poly faculty in 1990 He is a KPMG Faculty Fellow in accounting and previously served as the associate dean and director of undergraduate programs from 2001 to 2007 He has been a visiting professor at Bren Graduate School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara Copenhagen Business School and Politecnico di Milano Cerf earned his bachelor s degree in business administration from UC Berkeley and a master s in economics and a doctorate in accounting both from UC Davis Wild started at Cal Poly in 1999 Previously she was an assistant professor at San Diego State University and the University of Hawaii In 2005 she was awarded the Orfalea College of Business Distinguished Teacher Award and the Cal Poly Campuswide Distinguished Lecturer Award in 2001 Wild attended the University of Arizona where she earned bachelor s and master s degrees in English a master s in systems and industrial engineering and a

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/interim-dean-and-associate-dean-announced-for-cal-polys-orfalea-college-of-business/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Kinko’s Founder Paul Orfalea Speaks at Cal Poly
    with Jon York professor of entrepreneurship and co founder of the Cal Poly Center for Innovation Entrepreneurship The event is free and open to the public Orfalea founded Kinko s in 1970 with a simple idea provide affordable access to products and services otherwise unavailable to students and small businesses From its modest beginnings in Santa Barbara Kinko s now Fed Ex Office became the world s leading business services chain with more than 1 700 branches worldwide Orfalea used an unorthodox approach to business to create a compassionate unconventional partner driven culture that empowered co workers and allowed Kinko s to thrive making it one of the best places to work in America according to several national publications In 2001 Orfalea and the Orfalea Family Foundation provided an endowment to further the strategic plan of Cal Poly s College of Business to become one of the nation s premier undergraduate and graduate programs The foundation also generously endowed Cal Poly s Orfalea Family and ASI Children s Center which provides quality early childcare and education to local children The Orfalea College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series seeks to enhance the educational experience of business students and the Cal Poly

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/kinkos-founder-paul-orfalea-to-speak-at-cal-poly-jan-28/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Cal Poly to Provide Tax Preparation for Underserved Communities
    sponsor a program to provide tax return preparation assistance at no charge for individuals and families with incomes less than 50 000 a year This program is part of the California Central Coast Tax Coalition which includes Volunteer Income Tax Assistance VITA sites around the San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties offered by AARP and United Way of Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo Cal Poly s program will run from 10 30 a m to 2 p m on Saturdays from Feb 2 through March 16 Community members should arrive before 2 p m to allow sufficient time to complete returns accurately No appointments are needed people will be served on a first come basis At Cal Poly tax preparers will be available on the third floor of the Business Building Building No 3 Visitors should enter Cal Poly on California Boulevard and follow the signs to the Orfalea College of Business It is wheelchair accessible and parking is free Those participating are asked to bring their Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number 2011 tax returns and all 2012 tax related documents including child care expenses and child care provider identification number and phone number The effort is part of the annual VITA program sanctioned and coordinated by the IRS All returns are prepared by IRS certified accounting seniors and are reviewed by local tax practitioners Forms that will be prepared include 1040 1040A 1040EZ 540 540A 540EZ and some supporting forms The community service project helps community members and students avoid unnecessary tax fees and tax preparation costs Spanish speaking preparers will be available For more information about the Cal Poly program call 805 756 2667 English and Spanish or visit vita calpoly edu Posted Jan 25 2013 Recent News Paul Orfalea Speaks to

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  • OCOB - U.S. News Ranks Cal Poly Best in the West
    World Report s 2013 America s Best Colleges guidebook Cal Poly ranked sixth in the magazine s overall list of the West s best universities including both public and private institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate and master s level programs but few if any doctoral programs U S News ranks colleges that grant doctoral degrees such as those in the University of California system in a separate category Being named Best in the West for 20 straight years is a terrific acknowledgment of Cal Poly s sustained excellence over a long period of time said Cal Poly President Jeffrey D Armstrong The credit belongs to our faculty and staff for their unwavering dedication and commitment to our students success and it underscores the power of our Learn by Doing philosophy Cal Poly s College of Engineering program was named the third best public master s engineering program in the country behind the U S Military Academy U S Air Force Academy and the U S Naval Academy The U S News rankings are available at http colleges usnews rankingsandreviews com best colleges rankings regional universities west The 2013 America s Best Colleges Guidebook hits newsstands Tuesday Sept

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/going-live/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Cal Poly to Host IAPRI World Packaging Conference
    or a conference held on alternating years by one of the members of the association The symposia are set up exclusively for IAPRI members but the conferences are open to participation from key players in the packaging industry as well Research areas covered at the Cal Poly conference will include packaging materials and container packaging for food and agriculture distribution packaging medical cosmetic and pharmaceutical packaging testing and standards innovations and development sustainability active and intelligent packaging hazardous and dangerous goods and design printing and graphics Experts in the field in academia and industry will offer more than 200 presentations on the aforementioned topics in addition to several keynote lectures The Cal Poly Packaging Program will also work with Wiley s Journal of Packaging Technology and Science to manage a peer review track for full length paper submissions at the conference This will provide authors of manuscripts about the packaging industry the chance to be published in a special edition of the journal Approximately 500 attendees from more than 30 countries will gather for this educational event and networking opportunity Dr Jay Singh director of the Cal Poly packaging program and IAPRI 2012 conference chair noted the weight this conference carries saying The IAPRI World Packaging conference will put the Cal Poly Packaging Program on the global map For more information about registration sponsorship or general questions visit www iapri2012 com or contact Dr Singh at jasingh calpoly edu In the media http www packagingdigest com article 520445 Cal Poly will host packaging researchers for global conference exchange of ideas php http www thepackagingportal com Portal Search aspx Id 1 searchTerm chamber stack shipper after being redirected to the Brunton Packaging Portal page click the first link entitled Corrugated Today Sept Oct 2011 Page 10 to view the article about

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/new-website-launched/ (2016-02-17)
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  • OCOB - Cal Poly Senior Project Wins Packaging Industry Award
    150 packages were submitted and judged on package innovation sustainability protection economics performance and marketing Orfalea College of Business students Evan Cernokus and Sean Sliger created the design as their senior project The effort was a partnership with Los Angeles based Gourmet Trading Co The students were tasked with revitalizing the labor intensive packaging previously used by the company to transport bunches of asparagus Gourmet Trading Co adopted the new design which is loaded in the same manner as a traditional 11 pound asparagus shipper but makes it possible for store employees to display the produce on a shelf without using a box cutter The top of the box can be removed simply and efficiently saving retailers time and money and preventing injury without additional training or safety precautions The display ready re design can be placed on retail shelves that have a 60 tilt and two inch lip for an attractive presentation that highlights the product and the brand The re design also allows the product to maintain direct contact with the moisture pad below prolonging the asparagus s shelf life We re proud to be recognized by the IoPP for this display ready asparagus box said Julia Inestroza Gourmet Trading Co marketing director It was a great opportunity for Gourmet to work with Cal Poly s packaging program on a real world challenge and we re ecstatic with the results a box that saves time at the front end and allows for fresher product and less shrink for retailers Shrink is a retail term for the money lost by undercharged damaged or stolen goods The success of the asparagus shipper is a testament to the benefits of Cal Poly s Learn by Doing philosophy which emphasizes the importance of hands on learning What began as Cernokus and Sliger

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  • OCOB - Orfalea College Professors Win Awards for Excellence in Publishing
    College of Business faculty members were selected to receive 2012 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence The annual awards celebrate exceptional research published in the Emerald Publishing Group s scholarly journals and books The Consumer Effects of Environmental Impact in Product Labeling by professors Norm Borin and Douglas Cerf appeared in the Journal of Consumer Marketing and investigates the impact of different levels of environmental messages on product labels Associate Professor Li Dang s research paper titled Apparent Audit Failures and Value Relevance of Earnings and Book Value was published in the Review of Accounting and Finance Her research seeks to determine the value relevance of accounting data in the case of inaccurate audits The papers were one of three selected by each journal s editorial team to be honored with a Highly Commended Award Borin is a professor of marketing and Cerf is area chair of accounting in the Cal Poly Orfalea College of Business Their paper was co authored with R Krishnan professor of marketing at the University of Miami Li Dang is an associate professor of accounting To read Borin and Cerf s paper go to http goo gl STZTX To read Dang s paper go to

    Original URL path: http://www.cob.calpoly.edu/newsevents/three-orfalea-college-professors-win-awards-for-excellence-in-publishing/ (2016-02-17)
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