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Gender Equality: Are We Making Progress?

Management professor Gary Powell has spent most of his 41-year UConn career as an expert on gender differences in the workplace. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Management professor Gary Powell has spent most of his 41-year UConn career as an expert on gender differences in the workplace. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Professor Gary Powell, Expert in Gender Equality in the Workplace, Recognizes Some Progress in 40+ Years, But Not Enough

Management professor Gary Powell has spent most of his 41-year UConn career as an expert on gender differences in the workplace, and is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field.

Powell announced his retirement on June 1, but will remain active at the University, teaching in the fall semesters and continuing to add to a lengthy list of research achievements. Continue Reading


Are Noisy Airport Flight Paths Discriminatory?

Jeffrey Cohen (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Jeffrey Cohen (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

As Fed Reserve Scholar, Professor Cohen Explores Airport Noise, Housing Vacancy Ripple Effects

Jeffrey Cohen, a professor of finance and real estate, served as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for four days in May. Continue Reading


Dual PharmD/MBA Degree Provides Career Options

UConn Today – Students entering the Doctor of Pharmacy program at UConn generally have a pretty good idea of what’s ahead of them. With solid skills in science and math and a broad interest in health care, at the beginning of their academic journey most expect that they’ll eventually be working in a patient-centered environment in a hospital or community pharmacy setting. Or, that they’ll find a niche somewhere in the pharmaceutical industry, perhaps in research or government relations. But, for a select few, their careers will take a slightly different turn.

As they explore their options, a certain number of PharmD students may have their interest piqued by the opportunities presented when combining their pharmacy education with the management tools earned through a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).


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


Are You At Risk of Becoming a Social Media Addict?

Social Media Addiction (Jeffrey Schleicher/UConn School of Business)
Social Media Addiction (Jeffrey Schleicher/UConn School of Business)

UConn Professor Discovers that Heavy Weekend Users May be Substituting Social Media for a Social Life

Are you at risk of becoming addicted to social media?

It seems that the answer lies not in how much you tweet or microblog, but, rather, if you find yourself posting significantly more on weekends than weekdays. Continue Reading


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.


Scholarship Recipients Hope to Return Favor

Alumni Quian Callender '16 and Kamila Magiera '16 say scholarships gave them the chance to learn, grow and succeed. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Alumni Quian Callender ’16 and Kamila Magiera ’16 say scholarships gave them the chance to learn, grow and succeed. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Before Dan Toscano ’87 and his wife Tresa Toscano, endowed two full-ride scholarships to the School of Business, they, too, were students who struggled financially. 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


How to Fix the High College Dropout Rate?

In order for the United States to return as the top-ranking nation in terms of college degree attainment, Hispanics will need to earn 5.5 million degrees by 2020.
In order for the United States to return as the top-ranking nation in terms of college degree attainment, Hispanics will need to earn 5.5 million degrees by 2020.

Focus on Hispanic High School/College Students Could Reverse Educational Slide in Our Country

The United States is no longer the top-ranking nation in terms of college degree attainment; the U.S. has the highest college dropout rate (estimated between 40 and 49 percent) among the industrialized nations. Continue Reading


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