Michele Metcalf


Planet-Friendly Business

Pictured above are the program participants, including Michele Metcalf (back row, third from left), director of the UConn CIBER program. (Nicole Baker)
Pictured above are the program participants, including Michele Metcalf (back row, third from left), director of the UConn CIBER program. (Nicole Baker)

UConn CIBER Program Hosts Fifth Sustainability Conference in Australia

The UConn Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and the University of Queensland School of Business in Australia co-hosted the fifth annual “Green Business: Australia” program, a faculty development conference in sustainable business program from Jan. 3-14. Continue Reading


Brainstorming, Friendships & Mansions

From left: Alexis Flowers, Southern University of Baton Rouge; Tshepo Makobela, University of Johannesburg; Alison Witschonke, University of Vermont; and Laura Van Eeckhoudt, Belmont University. (UConn School of Business)
From left: Alexis Flowers, Southern University of Baton Rouge; Tshepo Makobela, University of Johannesburg; Alison Witschonke, University of Vermont; and Laura Van Eeckhoudt, Belmont University. (UConn School of Business)

CIBER Challenge Gives Students an Advantage in the Workplace

Career advice from GE executives, a scavenger hunt at Newport, R.I.’s famous mansions, a brain-teaser on global transportation, and a chance to meet business students from around the globe highlighted the 2016 UConn CIBER Case Challenge. Continue Reading


CAS Medical Systems CEO Talks Manufacturing Overseas at Lecture

The Daily Campus – The “Global Business Leadership Seminar Series” is part of the Center for International Business Education and Research’s professional development certification program at UConn. Students must attend three out of four lectures during the spring semester to receive the certificate.


I Thought We’d Never Be Able to Do It

2015 CIBER Case Challenge Participants
Participants in the 2015 CIBER International Case Competition pose in front of the Jonathan the Husky statue on the UConn Storrs campus.
(Quian Callender/UConn School of Business)

Students from Different States, Nations Collaborate to Solve Real-World Problem during UConn’s CIBER Challenge

“I thought we’d never be able to do it,” UConn marketing major Stacia Smart recalls thinking when she heard that she and a team of other college students, all strangers, would have just 24 hours to solve a vexing sustainability problem for a major corporation.

Not only did Smart and her “Quadruple Threat” team develop a possible solution, including a new product idea for Unilever, but they took second-place in the UConn CIBER International Case Challenge this fall.Continue Reading