Prof. Howard Bunsis's talk "Is There Really a Financial Crisis at the University of Minnesota" Friday 10/7/11

The University of Minnesota's chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) invites its members of the University community and the public to Dr. Howard Bunsis's presentation "Is There Really a Financial Crisis at the University of Minnesota?" on Friday, October 7 from 12-2pm at the Campus Club. Professor Bunsis, a professor of accounting at Eastern Michigan University and the Secretary-Treasurer for the National AAUP Council, has prepared a full financial analysis of the University of Minnesota, including a discussion of the Minnesota State appropriation and the State's political situation as it relates to the University, which will be the basis for his presentation.

Dr. Bunsis' presentation, addressing the topic, "Is There Really a Financial Crisis at the University of Minnesota?" will be in Rooms A, B, & C in the Campus Club, from Noon to 2 on Friday, October 7.

Professor Bunsis has prepared a full financial analysis of the University of Minnesota, including a discussion of the Minnesota State appropriation and the State's political situation as it relates to the University, which will be the basis for his presentation. He has performed similar analyses for universities across the country with the aim of helping faculty to urge administrators to "open up their books" before making decisions to cut programs or faculty salaries. Following the open meeting, Professor Bunsis will be meeting with the University of Minnesota Senate Committee on Finance and Planning to discuss his report.

Lunch is available for purchase at the Campus Club adjacent to the meeting rooms. Coffee will be provided free of charge for the meeting with Dr. Bunsis. Parking is available at the East River Garage on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota.

For more information, please contact AAUP Secretary, William O. Beeman wbeeman@umn.edu (612) 624-8990.

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Dr. Bunsis received Eastern Michigan University's Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award in 2002. As an attorney, he has focused on legal issues pertaining to the area of pension and postretirement benefits, topics he is able to bring to the students in his courses. He has done research on the relation between accounting numbers and stock prices and presented at national accounting conferences, research workshops at several universities, and professional conferences, including the Michigan Association of CPAs. Dr. Bunsis is the President of the Eastern Michigan chapter of the American Association of University Professors and has served as EMU's NCAA Faculty Representative.

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