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May 1, 2008

Birmingham-Southern professor receives grant to study European stock market

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Ron Stunda, associate professor of accounting at Birmingham-Southern College, has been awarded a travel grant by the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Trading and Markets. The purpose of the study is to provide research on the European markets including how they compare or contrast with the U.S. markets in various aspects. He will report his findings to the Committee on Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board of the SEC.

Stunda will spend more than two weeks from May 6 to 23 visiting the stock exchanges in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Germany.

The grant, funded by the Morrow Foundation in New York, includes all costs associated with traveling to the major European stock markets to provide an analysis of those markets in relation to the U.S. market.

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