Campus Happenings


We Will Survive, Historian Tells Risk Executives

Douglas Brinkley, American Historian and Best-Selling Author and Presidential Historian, CNN (Zack Wussow Media)
Douglas Brinkley, American Historian and Best-Selling Author and Presidential Historian, CNN (Zack Wussow Media)

Presidential Historian Douglas Brinkley Tells Risk Executives That America Always Withstands Challenges, Divisions

Take a collective deep breath, Americans.

As a nation, we will survive these turbulent, highly charged political times, much as we have throughout the rocky course of our history, said Douglas Brinkley, the CNN presidential historian and a professor of history at Rice University. Continue Reading



UConn Business School Makes Its Mark in Stamford

University of Connecticut, Stamford (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
University of Connecticut, Stamford (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

The University of Connecticut’s downtown hub stands about 100 miles from its main campus. But it is no distant outpost.

UConn’s business school exemplifies the increasing prominence of the university in Stamford. Enrollment is growing and a major conference held last week reflects university officials’ view of the Stamford campus as an equal to the one in Storrs. Continue Reading


UConn Business School Makes Its Mark in Stamford

Stamford Advocate – The University of Connecticut’s downtown hub stands about 100 miles from its main campus. But it is no distant outpost.

UConn’s business school exemplifies the increasing prominence of the university in Stamford. Enrollment is growing and a major conference held last week reflects university officials’ view of the Stamford campus as an equal to the one in Storrs.


What Makes a Company Thrive?

From left: Mark Fagan, office managing partner at Citrin Cooperman, Oni Chukwu, CEO and member of the board of directors at etouches, and John J. Preli, director of regulatory management and governance for The Weather Co. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
From left: Mark Fagan, office managing partner at Citrin Cooperman, Oni Chukwu, CEO and member of the board of directors at etouches, and John J. Preli, director of regulatory management and governance for The Weather Co. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Right People, Strong Culture Are Keys to Success, say Experts at ‘CEO Evolution’ Program

Two prominent executives in the software and technology industry credited their companies’ enduring successes, in large part, to well-chosen employees and a vibrant corporate culture. Continue Reading


Data Tech Executives Share Business Stories at CEO Evolution

Westfair Communications – The CEO of an international cloud software company headquartered in Norwalk and a data analytics leader at IBM Corp. will share their experiences, strategies and best practices at the fourth annual CEO Evolution seminar on June 14 at the University of Connecticut School of Business in Stamford.


Yes, We Now Have Insurance In Space!

Career Lab Executive Series 2/07/17
With Anne Melissa Dowling, director of Illinois Dept. of Insurance and former CT Deputy Commissioner for Insurance

Most folks think of insurance as a stagnant industry, slow to move and change. Anne Melissa Dowling opened the session with a different view of the industry, expressing that, right now, it’s changing at a fast pace.Continue Reading



What I Learned From My First Networking Event

Have you ever wondered what attending a networking event would be like? After three years as an undergraduate student in the School of Business, I am proud to say, I have finally attended my first networking event!

It’s a funny situation. Normally, I wouldn’t have attended the event. However, because I work for the Marketing Department and the event is hosted by the department, I was obligated to attend as a student and as the event photographer. Instead of being the one trying to persuade students to attend, I typically would have been the one being persuaded to attend. I found it to be a great experience. Continue Reading


From Star Wars to Retail Merchandising

OPIM’s New Virtual Reality Technology Entertains, Educates in Entirely New Way

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked into the Gladstein Lab in the Operations and Information Management Department. I heard a few things about virtual reality, mostly through the 30-second videos that popped up on my Facebook news feed. Would it feel like a glitchy video game? Or, possibly worse, would it feel so realistic that I would become nauseous or fall over? Thankfully, I was pleased to find it Continue Reading