Media Alerts / Story Ideas

Week of March 29, 2010

Published on March 29, 2010


Pres. Obama recently unveiled a plan to expand oil and natural gas drilling in untouched coastal waters and parts of the eastern Gulf of Mexico, part of several new energy and environmental initiatives to decrease dependence on foreign oil. Professor Tyler Priest, who is director of global studies at UH Bauer, is available to discuss Obama’s plan and how it might impact the oil industry nationwide, particularly in Houston and Texas. Priest is an internationally renowned expert and historian who has documented offshore oil and gas development in the Gulf of Mexico.

To schedule an interview with Priest, see Media Contacts section to the left.


Bauer College students will demonstrate their mastery of business ethics and have a chance to meet with executives to talk to them about real world leadership challenges during the college’s annual Leadership & Ethics Week, which kicks off on Monday, April 5. Winners of an ethics case study competition that is part of the week’s activities will be announced Wednesday. On Friday morning students will talk to 12 senior managers at Halliburton during roundtable discussions during a leadership seminar, which will be followed by an awards ceremony to celebrate student organizations and leaders in the college.

  • WHO: UH business students; Halliburton senior managers
  • WHAT: Leadership & Ethics Week
  • WHEN: Monday, 4/5/2010-Friday, 4/9/2010
  • WHERE: University of Houston campus

For more information about the event, visit To schedule an interview with students or to attend the Leadership & Ethics Week, see Media Contacts section to the left.


March is National Nutrition Month — but how can you say no to a gooey hunk of temptation? Recent research by Partha Krishnamurthy, an associate marketing professor at the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, shows what it takes for eaters to set a limit and stick to it. The study is both a roadmap for what works and a look at how easy it is to get sidetracked when it comes to eating and indulging. For Krishnamurthy, who is also director of the college’s Institute for Healthcare Marketing, this work is part of a larger effort to help consumers gain control over their indulgences.

Read more at schedule an interview with Krishnamurthy, see Media Contacts section to the left.

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