MEDIA ALERT
 
DATE:  January 24, 2006
CONTACT: Dr. Patrick Crowley, Associate Professor in the College of Business, (361) 825-6011; or Steve Paschal, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2336  

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WHO: Dr. Daniel S. Hamermesh, Edward Everett Hale Centennial Professor of Economics at the University of Texas
WHAT: Lecture on “The Economics of Beauty”
WHEN:   Thursday, January 26 at 7:15 p.m.
WHERE: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Lone Star Ballroom

A&M-Corpus Christi College of Business Lecturer to Discuss How Physical Appearance Can Affect Success in the Workplace
Topics to include appointment of Interim Provost to replace Dr. Sandra Harper
 

Do employers discriminate against ugly people? Do attractive people earn more money and receive preferential treatment in the workplace? Is hiring good-looking people a sound strategy for companies?

These and other questions which aren’t usually openly discussed in the business world will be answered when Dr. Daniel S. Hamermesh addresses “The Economics of Beauty” on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7:15 p.m. in the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi University Center Ballroom. The lecture, sponsored by the A&M-Corpus Christi College of Business, is free and open to the public.

Hamermesh, an Edward Everett Hale Centennial Professor of Economics at the University of Texas, received his Ph.D. from Yale and taught at Princeton and Michigan State universities. His decades of research on labor and the workplace have been documented in more than 80 refereed papers and scholarly journals.