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Fox Annual Ph.D. Research Competition: Second Place for Tom Adams

Thomas D. Adams III, an assistant professor, won a second-place award in Temple University’s Fox School of Business Annual Ph.D. Research Competition in the dissertation category. His research topic was: “Does Adding Accounting Expertise Matter? A Study of Audit Committees in Mergers and Acquisitions.”



A Leap Toward Entrepreneurship

Members of 10 Summer Fellowship teams, with CCEI Staff, mentors, and Greg Wolff (Jennifer Murphy, UConn School of Business)
Members of 10 Summer Fellowship teams, with CCEI Staff, mentors, and Greg Wolff (Jennifer Murphy, UConn School of Business)

After Completing CCEI’s Summer Fellowship Program, Students Prepare for Wolff Competition and $15,000 Grand Prize

Ten aspiring UConn entrepreneurs delivered final business model presentations on Aug. 3, marking their completion of the 2017 Summer Fellowship program, sponsored by the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI). Continue Reading


UConn Analytics Graduate Program Fosters Camaraderie Among Career Coaches

A dozen colleges and universities were represented at the 2017 UConn Analytics Roundtable on July 18 at the Graduate Business Learning Center (GBLC) in downtown Hartford.

The goal of the event was to form alliances between career coaches from Northeast business schools with analytics/data science graduate programs.

In addition to UConn, participating universities included: Clark, Syracuse, Merrimack College, NYU, Quinnipiac, Fordham, Brandeis, SUNY Buffalo, Rutgers, Boston University and the University of New Hampshire.

Professor John Wilson from the OPIM department was the keynote speaker and addressed the audience about the trends and future of analytics.

The 2017 UConn Analytics Roundtable was held on July 18 in Hartford, Conn. (Katherine Duncan/UConn School of Business)
The 2017 UConn Analytics Roundtable was held on July 18 in Hartford, Conn. (Katherine Duncan/UConn School of Business)

“From the moment guests arrived there was chatter and energy in the room,” said Katherine Duncan, a UConn MSBAPM career adviser, who organized and moderated the event. “It was clear that all invited had passion for helping students and enthusiasm to share.”


UConn Accounting Student Awarded Scholarship

UConn Accounting Student Awarded Scholarship (CTCPA)
John Turgeon, a CPA and member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Educational Trust Fund, presents a $1,500 scholarship to University of Connecticut business student Madisyn Silva ’20 of Southbury. The Connecticut Rising Sophomore Accounting Scholarship is given each year to four outstanding students as part of the organization’s mission to help future CPAs. (CTCPA)

Business School Recognized by National Association of Women MBAs

NAWMBA plaque presented to John Elliott, Marlys Rizzi, John Knopf (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
The National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) presented a plaque to John A. Elliott, dean of the School of Business, Marlys Rizzi, 2016 NAWMBA National Conference Chair and a business school assistant director, and John Knopf, Stamford campus director for the School of Business, on June 14. Missing is Lucy Gilson, head of the management department and the UConn faculty advisor to the local NAWMBA chapter. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

National Association of Women MBAs Thanks UConn for Its ‘Vital’ Contributions to Program’s Success

A plaque was presented in appreciation for the UConn School of Business hosting the 2016 NAWMBA Conference and Career Fair in Stamford last October. The plaque thanks the School and describes its contribution as vital to the success of the educational and networking conference.



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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