Pushing the Knowledge Frontier

Professor James Marsden (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Professor James Marsden (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Professor Marsden Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Information Systems

OPIM professor James Marsden, a 24-year School of Business faculty member, has received an international, lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the field of information systems. Continue Reading

Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security Courses Offered

TakeDownCon | EC Council Event | June 2016

UConn School of Business and EC-Council Partner To Train, Certify Next Generation of Cybersecurity Experts

The University of Connecticut School of Business has partnered with the EC-Council Foundation to offer three distinctive courses for information technology experts who want to be certified in the high-demand field of cybersecurity.Continue Reading

Got Coffee? UConn Students Compete in Sales Competition

Winning team members celebrate with the judging panel. (UConn School of Business)

On March 2, Junto Coffee—a fictitious coffee company represented by eight teams of UConn students—presented sales proposals to a panel of Altria Case Competition judges for the purchase of state-of-the-art coffee machines. Each student team spent two weeks honing their teamwork and sales skills by creating a business plan designed to close a sale to a large retail chain.Continue Reading

Play Ball, Cancer Survivor!

Ryan Radue (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Ryan Radue ’15, who was able to complete his undergraduate degree in accounting, with a certificate in management information systems a semester early. Then he started his master’s degree in accounting—all while undergoing six brutal rounds of inpatient chemotherapy. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

UConn Baseball Pitcher/Grad Student Ryan Radue Didn’t Let Cancer Call the Play

On the baseball mound, UConn pitcher Ryan Radue can strike out his fiercest opponent with the combination of a steely gaze, a powerful right arm and a sizzling fastball.

If only cancer were that vulnerable.

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Four Internships, Three Research Jobs, and Two Majors

Katie Cavanaugh
Katie Cavanaugh (Christine Buckley/UConn CLAS)

Scholarship Allows Student to Stretch Academically

Katie Cavanaugh ’17 only just started her junior year, but she has already done four internships and held three research positions. Oh, and she’s double majoring in political science and management information systems.

Cavanaugh has never held back academically. She is grateful for the scholarships she has gotten from UConn because they have allowed her to stretch.

“What the scholarships say to me is ‘we want you to focus 100 percent on yourself as a student and, really, as a professional,'” she says.

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Scholarships to Benefit Future Public Servants and Business Leaders

1975 Graduate’s “Generous Gift” to help UConn Students

The UConn Foundation has received a $1.5 million commitment that will help students majoring in political science or a business discipline pay for college.

Alumnus Richard Minoff ’75 has bequeathed the scholarship funds for students in those majors. The gift will be evenly split between the political science department and the School of Business, helping students well into the future.Continue Reading

Pratt Mining Big Data

Hartford Business Journal – The concept of using large data sets to package information to customers started in the early 2000s with Google, which initially used systems to analyze data on websites to enhance its search engine performance, said Ramesh Shankar, associate professor of information systems at the UConn School of Business.

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‘Demystifying Big Data’ is Subject of March 25 Breakfast Seminar Sponsored by University of Connecticut School of Business

2015-03-25_executive_breakfast_seriesThe University of Connecticut School of Business is offering a breakfast seminar titled, “Demystifying Big Data,” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. March 25 at the Society Room, 31 Pratt Street, Hartford. Professor Ramesh Shankar, assistant department head for the university’s information systems program, will discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with leveraging Big Data and extracting full value. Participants will gain an understanding of the business value offered by the emerging ecosystem of Big Data technologies such as Apache Hadoop, Spark, Hive, and others.

This a “must-attend” event for Human Resources, Marketing, Information Technology, Operations Management and Healthcare leaders as well as Chief Financial Officers, Chief Operating Officers and Chief Executive Officers. Business leaders will leave the seminar with an enhanced understanding of the potential of Big Data in their organization to improve functional and operational results.

Pre-registration is required and can be made online or by calling 860-486-5498. Seating is limited.

Dr. Shankar earned a Ph.D. from the Stern School of Business at New York University. His current research focuses on social media, strategic analysis of digital goods, such as software, music and video games, and the impact of information systems on business processes and structure of firms. He has served as a management consultant with many multinational corporations including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Morgan Stanley, Wipro Infotech and ICICI Ltd.

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Connecticut Aspirations in Computing Awards Reception


NCWIT is the National Center for Women & Information Technology, a national coalition of over 450 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to strengthen the IT workforce and cultivate technology innovation by increasing the participation of women. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recognizes young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Winners are recognized at an awards reception on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the University of Connecticut Alumni Center.  This year, we have 15 winners and 3 runner-ups coming from high schools throughout the state.

Ella Ackerman Greater Hartford Academy Of Math And Science
Sara Banach Greater Hartford Academy Of Math And Science
Allison Barone Farmington High School
Shruti Bhatia Farmington High School
Kathleen Burkhardt The Academy Of Information Technology
Jennifer Da Silva The Academy Of Information Technology
Kaitlyn DaSilva Farmington High School
Megan Go Farmington High School
Maeve Howard Greater Hartford Academy Of Math And Science
Helen Liu Amity Regional Senior High School
Catalina Michea Conard High School
Sarah Mogielnicki Greater Hartford Academy Of Math And Science
Belma Pehratovic Pathways To Technology Magnet School
Kathleen Quinn Sacred Heart Academy
Andreea Rotaru-Barac Howell Cheney Technical High School
Zara Saldanha Wilton High School
Lauren Schneider Farmington High School
Danielle Swanson Farmington High School

In 2007, NCWIT began recognizing girls for their aspirations and achievements in computing via the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.  By generating visibility for technical young women the award encourages continued interest in computing, increases awareness of the gender gap in computing and IT, and emphasizes at a personal level the importance of women’s participation in computing.  Seanice DeShields, director of the Office of Diversity Initiatives in the School of Business and chair of the Connecticut Aspirations in Computing Committee says, “Recognizing the use of technology and computing by young women not only serves to close the gender gap but it’s also building the next generation of IT leaders and professionals.  The work these young ladies are doing is amazing and I’m privileged to be a part of this organization that supports them in their achievements.”

To be a part of the CT Aspirations in Computing Committee or to be a corporate sponsor for the awards reception in March, please contact Seanice.DeShields@business.uconn.edu.


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