Journal Inquirer– James Marsden, a 24-year faculty member of the University of Connecticut School of Business, has received an international, lifetime achievement award for his contributions to the field of information systems
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
The 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.
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.