Ethanol plowing the way toward biocrude development

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net Vermillion – When it comes to all sources of power, corn ethanol provides the worst energy return on investment. The technological breakthroughs that have allowed corn to be an energy source for several decades now, even with the inefficiencies involved, are allowing scientists and researchers to … Read Article

Speaker: Same-sex marriage is conservative idea

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net “Same-sex marriage” and “conservative” are not terms most people would associate with one another. Nonetheless, one recent visitor to the University of South Dakota said that, at its base, same-sex marriage a conservative idea. “Profoundly conservative,” in fact. “It’s occurred to me that gay people are … Read Article

USD Accounting professor’s Madoff case study published

Srini Ragothaman, Ph.D., accounting professor at the University of South Dakota, recently published a case study on the Madoff fraud in Issues in Accounting Education, a leading national journal published by the American Accounting Association (AAA). Ragothaman examined the fraudulent activities that occurred in Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities (BMIS) … Read Article

Proton-coupled electron transfer in energy conversion topic of 2014 Haines Lecture at USD

Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Ph.D., the Swanlund Chair and professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana, is the keynote speaker for the 2014 Haines Lecture, “Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Energy Conversion Processes,” at the University of South Dakota at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 7, at Churchill-Haines 118. Hammes-Schiffer, who received … Read Article