Updates on the library move

Like everyone else, we’re getting excited about our move to the new Moore School of Business building.  Since we are scheduled to move at the beginning or middle of July, the library in the Close / Hipp Building will close permanently at 5 pm on June 27, 2014.  We will continue to check the book drop on the 2nd floor of Close / Hipp until 4 pm on Thursday, July 10.

Throughout the transition, we will continue to offer our services online and through email. Library Services are also available at the Thomas Cooper Library.

Further information on our new facilities is to come. We look forward to seeing you in the new Moore School soon!

Need Help Accessing Resources While Abroad?

DMSB faculty and students abroad may experience problems accessing our databases and other resources, particularly in certain countries. Below are links to resources that may help solve your technical issues.

If you continue to have problems, email the Business Library or call 803.777.6032.

 

Business Library changes during the move to the new building

As we prepare for the move, the library will be making some changes to our services for the summer.

1. No Book Pickup

The Business Library will not be an available pickup location for book delivery starting May 12. Use the library’s Scan and Deliver service to receive electronic copies of journal articles and book chapters from our print collections or pickup print resources at Thomas Cooper Library.

Faculty: When requesting items you can choose “Mail” as the delivery type and have books delivered directly to your office (see screenshot below.)

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2. No Reserves

All print reserve items will be located at Thomas Cooper Library for summer courses. Search by Course or Instructor to see if there are items on reserve. For more information about textbooks on reserve, visit Reserves–Student Information page.

Faculty: To place new items on reserve for summer classes, you can use this online form, stop by the Circulation Desk in Thomas Cooper Library, or email requests to Mark Volmer, Reserves Supervisor, at volmerm@mailbox.sc.edu.

 

If we can be of assistance with anything during the transition, email the Business Library or call us at 803.777.6032.

USC Magellan Scholar publishes website on international experience

Joy Gannaway, a USC Magellan Scholar sponsored by International Business professor Lite Nartey, spent this past summer in immersive study in the African country of Mauritius. Visit her website–Tolerant Mauritius–to discover more about her research and experience. Scroll past the video for links to her blog and research findings. Incredible work, Joy!

DMSB students: if you have documented your travels abroad and work experience, send us the links so we can promote you.

DMSB Students: Win $1,500 for writing an essay

Cash Award Opportunity for Current Darla Moore School of Business Students
- Open to Graduates and Under Graduates -
RETIREMENT AND BENEFITS MANAGEMENT SEMINAR—BACKGROUND
With the changing demographics of United States and the increased national debates about the future of programs such as Medicare and Social Security, the issues of retirement in both the public and private sectors are likely to come in the spotlight more than ever before. On April 24-25, 2014, the Darla Moore School of Business will hold the 43rd Annual Retirement and Benefits Management Seminar in Charlotte, North Carolina.
With sponsorship from a number of companies who are thought-leaders in the field, and
participation from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service, this seminar is designed to provide thought-leadership and industry best practices for qualified plan sponsors, pension advisors, record keepers, attorneys and auditors. It will feature several nationally renowned speakers.
OPPORTUNITY FOR CASH AWARD:
In order to provide interested students the opportunity to participate in this event, the co-sponsors are offering two $1,500 cash awards to students based on the result of this essay competition. Additionally, the winners will attend the seminar free of charge to listen to and participate in the discussions.
ESSAY DETAILS:
Students may choose one of the two subject areas listed below. They should be submitted in Times New Roman, 12-point font and should be no longer than four single spaced pages.
Essay Topic 1
The Affordable Care Act is one of the flagship pieces of legislation in recent memory. It
is the source of much attention and significant political debate. As individuals, each of us
will be impacted in some way. But how should employers be planning and acting? What
are practical ways to address the cost issues of medical coverage in a fiscally and socially
appropriate way, while paying attention to their fiduciary duties to the shareholders?
What are key social vs. business tensions raised by this legislation? Are actions such as
reducing work hours for part-time workers logical or acceptable ways to balance those
obligations? What alternatives exist in the event of significant under-enrollment of
healthy, young adults compared to the higher risk enrollees?
Essay Topic 2
Defined Benefit Plans, at least for companies that have a record of long-tenured
employees, represent a significant long-term financial obligation. This has driven many
companies to adopt solutions, including Defined Contribution Plans, to provide a
supplement to National Schemes, primarily Social Security. Should the private sector be
compelled to step up to the plate and help ameliorate the impending crisis with Social
Security and Medicare? If so, what would that look like and how can companies start to
plan for such an eventuality?
SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Essays must be submitted via email to RBMSeminar@moore.sc.edu no later than March 20, 2014.
JUDGING CRITERIA:
The essays will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • Depth of insight on the issue
  • Quality of the arguments and solutions proposed, including practicality
  • Originality
  • Writing quality and style
JUDGES:
The essays will be judged by member(s) of faculty from the Moore School’s Management,
Accounting and/or Finance Departments and a representative from the retirement industry.
RULES/REQUIREMENTS:
  • Award open to graduate and undergraduate student current enrolled in the Moore School
  • Winners are expected to attend the seminar as a condition of receiving the award
  • Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees (if applicable)
  • Only private funds are involved in this undertaking
  • The decision of the judges is final
  • Travel to Charlotte will be at individual’s expense
  • One night’s lodging and associated meals will be provided
  • Award substitutions are not allowed
  • Void where prohibited
NOTIFICATION:
Winners will be notified by email no later than March 31, 2014.