Author: Claire Hall


CEO: Among Worthwhile Charities, UConn Tops List

Eugene F. Martin III '87, '89 MBA, president and CEO of Gordon Brothers Finance Co., serves on the Dean's Advisory Cabinet, offering valuable advice and advocacy for the School of Business.
Eugene F. Martin III ’87, ’89 MBA, president and CEO of Gordon Brothers Finance Co., serves on the Dean’s Advisory Cabinet, offering valuable advice and advocacy for the School of Business.

“The UConn School of Business was the foundation for everything I did in my career. It set me on a great course,” said Eugene F. Martin III, ’87, ’89 MBA, president and CEO of Gordon Brothers Finance Co. “If a career is a pyramid, you need a strong foundation. That came from my education at UConn.” Continue Reading


Which Wine Should I Try?

Red Wine | Which Wine to Choose

Startup VineSleuth Paired with UConn Grad Students to Revolutionize Wine Selection

Here’s a toast: To a team of ambitious, hardworking UConn graduate students, whose research helped grow a revolutionary wine-selection company.

Surprisingly, the students in Marketing Professor Girish Punj’s ‘Big Data & Strategic Marketing’ class were able to “uncork” the answers they needed, without a drop of wine dancing on their tongues. Continue Reading


An Exceptional Business Education

The School of Business is experiencing substantial and exciting growth. Our undergraduate majors are ‘red hot’ because they offer the ideal combination of intellectual challenge, career potential and financial reward. Our undergraduate enrollment is up 36 percent since 2012. Continue Reading




Drug Triggers Immune System to Fight Cancer in Pets

Ashley Kalinauskas, '14 (BUS). (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Ashley Kalinauskas, ’14 (BUS). (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

UConn Today – Every time the veterinarian removed the cancerous tumor from the back of “BW,” a sweet-faced, well-loved, white cat, the malignancy would return two or three weeks later.

The cat’s owner opted to try a revolutionary veterinary cancer treatment, called VetiVax, which triggers the animal’s immune system to fight the disease. After the third treatment, the fibrosarcoma tumor didn’t recur, and “BW” has been healthy for 2½ years.

UConn alumna Ashley Kalinauskas is the CEO of Torigen Pharmaceuticals, the Farmington, Connecticut-based company that creates the new treatment. She is currently marketing it to veterinarians and is anticipating rapid growth for her startup.


Remarkable Woman in Business: Karen Goyette ’91

Sulin Ba, associate dean of Academic and Research Support at the UConn School of Business, poses for a photo with Karen Goyette '91, senior vice president of Strategy and System Integration at Hartford Healthcare. Goyette and seven other remarkable women in business were honored during a May 10 ceremony at the Hartford Hilton. (Michael Deotte/UConn School of Business)
Sulin Ba, associate dean of Academic and Research Support at the UConn School of Business, poses for a photo with Karen Goyette ‘91, senior vice president of Strategy and System Integration at Hartford Healthcare. Goyette and seven other remarkable women in business were honored during a May 10 ceremony at the Hartford Hilton. (Michael Deotte/UConn School of Business)
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When Cancer Attacks a Family

Renee Jackson '07 JD/MBA (Renee Jackson)
Renee Jackson ’07 JD/MBA, ready to bounce back and “really crush the opportunities” that come her way. (Renee Jackson)

Alumna Renee Jackson ’07 JD/MBA Shares Story of Resilience After Breast Cancer

It is hard to understand how life can be so cruel to one family.

But UConn alumna Renee Jackson watched her father battle breast cancer and her sister fight ovarian cancer, both with grace and resilience. They were her role models, Jackson said, when she herself was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, at age 37. Continue Reading


Human Rights: Corporations’ Newest Frontier

Caroline Kaeb is an Assistant Professor of Business Law and Human Rights at UConn School of Business, where she holds a joint appointment with the Human Rights Institute and a courtesy appointment with the School of Law. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Caroline Kaeb is an Assistant Professor of Business Law and Human Rights at UConn School of Business, where she holds a joint appointment with the Human Rights Institute and a courtesy appointment with the School of Law. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

A Conversation with Business and Human Rights Professor Caroline Kaeb

An interest in international law, coupled with work at the United Nations specializing in labor rights and refugee issues, fostered a passion for human rights in UConn Professor Caroline Kaeb. Continue Reading


Prudential ‘Bootcamp’ Benefits Business Students

Business students who participated in the Prudential Career Strategy Bootcamp pose for a photo. (Kelly Kennedy/UConn School of Business)
Business students who participated in the Prudential Career Strategy Bootcamp pose for a photo. (Kelly Kennedy/UConn School of Business)

New Initiative Boosts Skills, Confidence; Maximizes Second-Year Student Experience

A new Prudential Career Strategy Bootcamp, designed to help UConn second-year students confirm their major, enhance their confidence, and gain mentoring relationships, was a huge success, organizers said. Continue Reading