Chicago Booth Students Receive Scholarships from Siebel, McGowan

Booth scholars join elite groups of students at the world’s leading graduate schools

Five students at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business have been named 2017 Siebel Scholars and one student was named a 2017 McGowan Fellow.

The Siebel Scholars are Sruti Balakrishnan, Christopher Cruickshank, Max Gelb, Jonathan Pack, Craig Poeppelman. The McGowan Fellow is Jonathan Chun-Hung Fung.

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Entrepreneurs Fare Better If They Resist the Temptation to Follow the Crowd

Startups and investors face constant pressure to follow the consensus, fail to scrutinize

Few entrepreneurs and investors can resist the temptation to follow the herd into a new, “hot” market, even when they understand that it is rarely the path to riches.

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Chicago Booth Professor Anil Kashyap Appointed to BoE’s Financial Policy Committee

University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Anil Kashyap has been appointed an external member of the Financial Policy Committee at the Bank of England.

Kashyap’s term will begin on Oct. 1, 2016, for a period of three years. Kashyap’s appointment increases the number of external members on the FPC from four to five.

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Viewing video in slow motion makes action appear more intentional, new study finds

Watching a video of a harmful or violent act being committed can provide useful evidence of the circumstances surrounding the action. But new research shows that watching that same video in slow motion can often cause viewers to see something that may not be there: intentionality.

According to a new paper titled “Slow Motion Increases Perceived Intent,” viewing an action in slow motion compared to regular speed can cause viewers to perceive an action as more intentional.

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