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    The Deloitte Foundation and American Accounting Association Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Trueblood Seminars for Professors
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    STAMFORD, Conn.March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 60 accounting and auditing professionals and educators convened at the 50th annual Robert M. Trueblood Seminars for Professors, held Feb. 18-21 and March 11-14 at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas. Hosted by the Deloitte Foundation and the American Accounting Association (AAA), the seminars provided a great opportunity for select faculty and Deloitte professionals to discuss complex accounting and auditing issues and case materials that can enhance the in-classroom experience for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in accounting.

    The program offers more than a dozen case discussions that explore various technical accounting and auditing issues facing the accounting profession today. It also features a presentation from a senior Deloitte leader and an update on current standard setting issues from the FASB.

    "We are so proud to be celebrating 50 years of the Trueblood Seminars," said Carol Lindstrom, president of the Deloitte Foundation. "These seminars enable accounting practitioners and educators to have a meaningful conversation about the state of the profession and current business environment. The Trueblood cases play a key role in helping to enrich the academic experience for thousands of accounting students across the U.S. by bringing real-world scenarios to the classroom."

    Faculty representatives of the Trueblood Seminars Planning Committee, including Co-Chairs Yonca Ertimur of the University of Colorado-Boulder and Erin Nickell of the University of Denver, developed this year's agenda. Other committee members included:Denise Hanes Downey (Villanova University), Sarah Stein (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), Dan Wangerin (Michigan State University), Donnie Young (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Kathy Shoztic (Deloitte Foundation).

    Following the seminars, faculty participants are able to share these cases with students, engaging them in discussions and further developing their critical thinking skills. The Deloitte Foundation's Trueblood Case Study Series includes approximately 50 accounting and auditing cases and is available online for faculty use. For more information on the cases, please visithttp://www.deloitte.com/us/truebloodcases.

    About the Trueblood Seminars
    The Robert M. Trueblood Seminars have been held annually since 1966 under the auspices of the Deloitte Foundation. In 1975, the AAA joined the Deloitte Foundation in administering the seminars. Through the years, more than 2,200 professors have attended the program.

    About the Deloitte Foundation 
    The Deloitte Foundation, founded in 1928, is a not-for-profit organization which supports education in the U.S. through a variety of initiatives that help develop the talent of the future and their influencers and promote excellence in teaching, research and curriculum innovation. The Foundation sponsors an array of national programs relevant to a variety of professional services, benefitting middle/high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and faculty. For more information, please visit the Deloitte Foundation web page at www.deloitte.com/us/df.  

    About the American Accounting Association
    The American Accounting Association is the largest community of accountants in academia. Founded in 1916, it has a rich and reputable history built on leading-edge research and publications. The diversity of the membership creates a fertile environment for collaboration and innovation. Collectively, AAA members shape the future of accounting through leading-edge research, education, publications and a powerful network, ensuring their position as thought leaders in accounting. Learn more about the AAA athttp://aaahq.org.

    As used in this document, "Deloitte" means Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.  Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.