SHSU Student Named First Regents’ Scholar
Nov. 16, 2012, Today@Sam
Sahabia Ahmed, a senior economics and international business major from Tanzania, was selected by the system chancellor based on her outstanding academic achievement and scholarship in her studies, strong commitment to and leadership in co-curricular activities, and notable contributions to her university and community.
In addition to a framed resolution and medallion, Ahmed was awarded a $2,500 scholarship at the TSUS Board of Regents meeting held Nov. 16 on the SHSU campus.
Award-Winning Economics Researcher Finds Inspiration In Heritage
Nov. 17, 2011, Today@Sam
A world away from the small village in India where he grew up, Sam Houston State University economics professor Hiranya Nath has an office crammed with books and papers—the tangible evidence of his work at the university, studying macro and monetary economics, and development and information economics.
Somewhere in between the books and papers, according to Nath, is one of the most important tools he uses: his worldview.
“Going back to India to visit my family is a really conducive environment to my economic thinking,” Nath said. “The India of today, one of the fastest growing countries in the world, is not the same India I grew up in. It is constantly changing and growing, and I am amazed at the progressive economy there. Since I grew up there, it is easy to link my research on developing countries and understand it better using my worldview.”