• Don’t overcomplicate. If youcan’t explain your investmentstrategy, you might be introuble.• Dare to be dull. If you are asmaller investor, consider CDsand money markets.• Buy low and sell high—not theother way around.• Avoid just buying what’s hotand trendy. Remember thesaying “Don’t put all your eggsin one basket.”• Keep in mind that somethingcan always go wrong.• Keep your emotions in check;don’t let them lead you to aquick and wrong decision.
Tips rom Allan Roth, DU adjunct proessor andauthor o
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Graduate researchers speed up book completion
When Galen Smith took a work-study job at Penrose Library’s research center, he thoughtit would pay some bills and help him become a better researcher.It did that and considerably more.For starters, it helped him earn a research assistant position with George DeMartino, as-sociate proessor and chair o the Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration departmentat DU’s Jose Korbel School o International Studies.Smith and his ellow research assistant Emma Ekdahl — both sophomore internationalstudies majors at Korbel — got the chance to work or DeMartino on his book
, which is expected to be published in November by Oxord University Press. DeMartinocredits them both with helping fnish the book an entire year ahead o schedule.The book builds the case that economists — like other proessionals — should adhere to acode o proessional standards. DeMartino says he came to rely on Smith and Ekdahl to researchnumerous felds, such as medicine and law, because the students were fnding quality sources aster than he could.“I came to have more confdence in their searches than in my own,” DeMartino says.Smith says his training came rom the research center; he’s worked there or two years.The act that Ekdahl’s native language is Swedish also played a key role. She researched Swedisheconomist unions and the ethical codes they have developed, inormation that was only availablein Swedish and which was used or a chapter in the book.
Ambassador to head International School
Christopher Hill, U.S. ambassador to Iraq, has been named dean o the University o Den- ver’s Jose Korbel School o International Studies. His appointment begins Sept. 1.Hill has served as the U.S. ambassador toIraq since 2009; prior, he was assistant secretaryo state or East Asian and Pacifc Aairs. He alsoserved as ambassador to the Republic o Korea.He has worked in the Senior Foreign Service or more than 30 years.“I one considers his tremendous experienceand great success as a Foreign Service ofcer anddiplomat, it’s apparent that this is just the sort o career or which we are educating our studentsat the Korbel School,” says Chancellor RobertCoombe. “He’s going to be a great dean.”In 2005, Hill was selected to lead the U.S.delegation to the Six-Party Talks on the North Ko-rean nuclear issue. He served as U.S. ambassador to Poland (2000–04), ambassador to the Repub-lic o Macedonia (1996–99) and special envoy to Kosovo (1998–99). He also served as specialassistant to the president and senior director or southeast European aairs in the National Security Council.Earlier in his Foreign Service career, Hill served tours in Belgrade, Warsaw, Seoul and Tiranaand worked on the State Department’s policy planning sta and in the department’s OperationCenter. While on a ellowship with the American Political Science Association he served as a sta member or Congressman Stephen Solarz working on Eastern European issues. He also servedas the State Department’s senior country ofcer or Poland.Hill received the State Department’s Distinguished Service Award or his contributions as amember o the U.S. negotiating team in the Bosnia peace settlement and was a recipient o theRobert S. Frasure Award or Peace Negotiations or his work on the Kosovo crisis.
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