Economics Faculty Member Sissoko Gives Invited Presentations and Participates in Service Activities

Posted on 7/28/2015 12:54:01 PM

The University of Bamako, Mali, invited professor Yaya Sissoko as a visiting faculty member on March 6–15, 2015. Sissoko presented a seminar on the following two topics: “The Management Control of Business Firms” and “The Business Firm Project—Step by Step to Start your Own Business.” The seminar was given to the graduate students (master’s degree) in Audit and Management Control of Business Firms.

Dr. Sissoko

Professor Yaya Sissoko

Sissoko also received a USRC Senate travel grant to present two research papers titled “Explaining the Flows of Foreign Investments to Emerging Markets: The Case of South Africa” (co-authored with Inoussa Boubacar), and “Trade Openness and Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from Singapore and Malaysia” at the 79th Midwest Economics Association annual conference at Minneapolis, Minn., March 27–29, 2015.

Sissoko attended the IUP International Unity Day, a cultural celebration through exhibits, lectures, music, dance, food, and arts on April 11, 2015. Sissoko cooked red rice with vegetable sauce, Oeuf Surprise (eggs with ground beef) and Malian Gateau (fried donuts). The purpose of International Unity Day is to make our university and general community aware of the diversity of cultures at IUP.

The Pan African Student Association (PASA) hosted its annual African Night on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Pratt Auditorium from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., with the Food Fair at the Hub, Delaware Room. PASA aimed to share African culture, tradition, food and to create awareness about Africa in general. African Night is an educational and entertaining offered to Indiana community and its surroundings by PASA. Sissoko is the faculty advisor of PASA and the coordinator of African Night.

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