H1N1 is now widespread in all but two states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Arizona health officials are working hard to make sure those who most need the vaccine are able to get it. In the Phoenix area, Maricopa County public health officials are using an innovative new software program from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University to help them quickly determine where to send vaccine doses as they come into the state.
Arizonans are gearing up for more H1N1 activity this flu season, and a new survey reveals how much they really know about the virus and how they're preparing for its spread. The survey of more than 700 Arizona households was designed and analyzed by faculty and students from the School of Health Management and Policy at the W. P. Carey School of Business, the Decision Theater at the Global Institute of Sustainability, and the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University.
For the first time since 2007, average home prices went up in all regions of the Phoenix area from one month to the next. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business shows a slight increase of 2 percent Valleywide from June to July.
Two-thirds of the Phoenix-area homes that changed owners last month were either new foreclosures or resales of properties that had recently been foreclosures. The latest Realty Studies report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University explains a recovery can't really be established until foreclosure-related activity is not the dominant force in the Valley housing market.
For their significant contributions to our economy and community, two top business executives will be honored as new members of the W. P. Carey School of Business Homecoming Hall of Fame this month. They will join an elite group of previous inductees, including leaders from the American Red Cross, Honeywell, Motorola, PayPal, Wells Fargo Bank and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The challenging job market is prompting many people to go back to school to improve their skills and invest in education. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is making it even easier to get a part-time MBA with the opening of a new Scottsdale location. The school already offers one of the best part-time MBA programs in the country, with an evening MBA program ranked "Top 25" in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Whether your companions are overweight or skinny and how much they put on their plates can greatly influence how much you eat. New research co-authored by W. P. Carey School of Business Associate Professor Andrea Morales shows if we eat with skinny people, we tend to mimic their food portions, regardless of how much they take. However, if we eat with overweight companions, we generally try to adjust our portions to be different.
Not many people could have foreseen the economic roller coaster that evolved over the last few years. However, Goldman Sachs Chief U.S. Economist Jan Hatzius will receive the Lawrence R. Klein Award for his uncanny economic forecasting that anticipated the global financial crisis. The W. P. Carey School of Business sponsors and judges the prestigious award contest.
The "Financial Times," one of the world's leading business publications, ranks the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University high on its new list of the world's best executive MBA programs. The school's program in China comes in at No. 41 on this year's list, ahead of all other EMBA offerings from Arizona universities.
Even the worst recession since the Great Depression couldn't stop many businesses in Arizona from boosting our economy and giving back to our community over the past year. Five of the best companies in the state are being honored with Spirit of Enterprise Awards for their contributions.