International awards

Professor France Belanger, Pamplin College of Business.

FRANCE BELANGER, R.B. Pamplin Professor of Accounting and Information Systems and the Tom and Daisy Byrd Senior Faculty Fellow, was awarded the KoMePol-IT Fellowship from the University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany. During her visit in June 2017, she plans to complete research on how to educate teens on security and privacy for their mobile phones and present it to the Ministry of Education, and develop new research collaborations on electronic government.

WEIGUO “PATRICK” FAN, professor of accounting and information systems; ZHENG “PHIL” XIANG, associate professor of hospitality and tourism management; QIANZHOU DU, a business information technology doctoral student; and Yufeng Ma, a computer science doctoral student, were recognized for Best Conference Research Paper at the ENTER 2017 eTourism Conference of the International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism. Their paper is called “Assessing Reliability of Social Media Data: Lessons from Mining TripAdvisor Hotel Reviews.”