http://blog.charleshaylock.com– This past Wednesday (April 12th), I had the opportunity of attending another Global Business Leadership Seminar through the School of Business at the University of Connecticut.
For this particular seminar, UConn’s Thomas J. Dodd Research Center hosted Steve McDonald, Vice President and Head of Market Development, Risk, Americas at Thomson Reuters.
CNN– Reducing the cost of medical care, rather than health insurance, is so often underemphasized or even absent from discussions of reforming the health care system. And yet lowering costs of medical care is essential for broadening access to care, reducing insurance premiums and ultimately ensuring better health.
Greenwich Time– Litchfield County has long been known for its green hills, horse farms and quaint small towns, but it is losing population at a rate that threatens to make it a region of virtual ghost towns by midcentury.
Telegram.com– The University of Connecticut School of Business inducted investor and entrepreneur John R. Fodor into its hall of fame.
Mr. Fodor recently retired as executive vice president of Capital Group/American Funds, a mutual fund investment company. He also serves on the UConn business school dean’s advisory cabinet and has lectured at the school.
Poets & Quants for Undergrads– As a freshman business major at the University of Connecticut, Elizabeth Perry has already hobnobbed with the dean of the business school, helped organize a case competition for Target and attended speed-networking events that have helped her forge valuable connections in the business world. Those types of experiences would have been out of her reach had she not checked off a box on the housing application for UConn’s Business Connections Learning Community back when she was a senior in high school.
The Register Citizen– The final version of a study on the potential impact of the Naugatuck River Greenway was released last week by the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments and it predicts strong economic benefits and as many as 2.6 million visits by 2031.
UConn Today– Gamification may not yet be a familiar concept to many in the academic world, but thanks to courses taught by Jonathan Moore in the School of Business, UConn students are beginning to bring what they’ve learned in the classroom about this powerful user engagement tool into real-world settings.