Student-Athlete Strong: Tosin Adeniyi

November 27, 2017

Student-athlete Tosin Adeniyi ’18 (BUS), Women’s Volleyball, speaks with her advisor, Ingrid Hohmann. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)
Student-athlete Tosin Adeniyi ’18 (BUS), Women’s Volleyball, speaks with her advisor, Ingrid Hohmann. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

UConn Today – UConn’s student-athletes are often lauded for their on-field achievements, but there’s an equally important – often unseen – dimension to the student-athlete.

Tosin Adeniyi ’18 (BUS)

Hometown and high school: Springfield, Illinois; Chatham-Glenwood High School

Sport:
Women’s Volleyball, middle blocker

Area of study: Management Information Systems

Anticipated graduation: May 2018

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Norwich Public Utilities is Economic Engine for Norwich, Region

The Day – Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) has always done well when evaluated by typical metrics for a utility company. Our rates are often lower and always competitive with investor-owned utilities; exceptional storm response is a point of pride within the organization, and our customer service is available to Norwich residents every minute of every day of the year.

But a recent study by the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (CCEA) measuring the economic impact of NPU in Norwich and New London County provides a new way of appreciating the value of NPU. The CCEA is a University Research Center in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut.

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Women Top Men in Entrepreneurship, Says Girls With Impact Report

EDGE Media Network – While only 17.8 percent of participants in college venture competitions are women, according to a new report by Girls with Impact, women win most of the prize money.

The report, “The Entrepreneurship Talent Gap,” released on International Girls Day, underscores the importance of early education and the opportunity for colleges and business leaders to prepare the next generation of female leaders.

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CIOs Ask Daily: What’s Next in Business?

November 13, 2017

CIO panelists from Synchrony Financial, FactSet, and Stanley Black & Decker talk about Leading Digital Transformation (Katherine Ruiz/UConn School of Business)
CIO panelists from Synchrony Financial, FactSet, and Stanley Black & Decker talk about Leading Digital Transformation (Katherine Ruiz/UConn School of Business)

Whether their business is customer service, manufacturing of tools, or software and analytics, corporate chief information officers are always focused on the next “best technology.”

That was the message from the UConn School of Business-sponsored program on Nov. 7 titled, “Leading Digital Transformation,” at the Stamford campus. Panelists included Carol Juel of Synchrony Financial, Cindy Finkelman of FactSet and Lori Groth of Stanley Black & Decker. The program was moderated by Sulin Ba, associate dean.

All three presenters talked about the rapid pace of business today and that their companies must quickly adapt to digital transformations ranging from cybersecurity to artificial intelligence to employee recruitment.

Business Leaders Assess Impact of Technology

November 9, 2017

Stamford Advocate – The executives who participated in the panel discussion Tuesday night at the University of Connecticut talked a lot about speed. As chief information officers at three of the state’s fastest-growing companies, they said they think constantly about keeping up with the pace of change.

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Military Family Finds Entrepreneurship Offers Healing

November 7, 2017

Hartford Business Journal – While U.S. Marine Gulaid Ismail was serving in Iraq last decade two of his friends committed suicide. Later, Ismail suffered a nervous breakdown and was honorably discharged. If it weren’t for Davina Ismail, his wife and caregiver, he said he’d be in jail or in a grave.
“She gave me purpose to live,” Gulaid Ismail said.

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