Author: Claire Hall


A Recipe for Success (and Cauliflower) from Chef Geoff

Plated Honey Sriracha Cauliflower (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Honey Sriracha Cauliflower (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Entrepreneur and restaurateur Geoff Tracy spoke about his career journey and how he tackles complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity at the Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference in Stamford earlier this month. He also shared his popular recipe for honey sriracha cauliflower with the audience and prepared a sample for them to taste. After the conference, we received many requests from attendees who wanted a copy of Chef Geoff’s recipe, so we’re sharing it here.Continue Reading


Auriemma Leadership Conference: ‘Do the Brave Thing’

Lucy Gilson (left), Associate Dean of the UConn School of Business and Geno Auriemma (right), Head Coach of UConn Women's Basketball, speak during the first day of the Leadership Conference.  This year's program focused on leading through complexity and uncertainty. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Lucy Gilson (left), Associate Dean of the UConn School of Business and Geno Auriemma (right), Head Coach of UConn Women’s Basketball, speak during the first day of the Leadership Conference. This year’s program focused on leading through complexity and uncertainty. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Embrace disruption or be left behind.

That was one of the powerful messages shared by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Co-President George Barrios ’87, ’89 MBA, one of the keynote speakers at the Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference in Stamford, Conn.Continue Reading


Former NBA Executive Says Diversity is the Key

Patrick Harris ’70 (BUSN) returned to UConn this week to speak about diversity at the Rosenberg-McVay Business Leadership Luncheon, as well as to address students from UConn’s Scholars House.   (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Patrick Harris ’70 (BUSN) returned to UConn this week to speak about diversity at the Rosenberg-McVay Business Leadership Luncheon, as well as to address students from UConn’s Scholars House. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

As a 10-year-old boy, Patrick Harris ’70 (BUSN) cried when he realized his dark skin prevented him from being served at a Woolworth lunch counter in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

But the racial discrimination he encountered didn’t derail his spirit for long. He went on to become one of the most powerful executives in the NBA, as Vice President, CFO of the Los Angeles Lakers.Continue Reading


Two Veteran Professors Promoted to Associate Business Deans

Jose M. Cruz (left) and Lucy Gilson (right) have been named associate deans in the UConn School of Business.  Gilson has taken on the mantle of associate dean for faculty and outreach, while Cruz is now the associate dean for graduate programs. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Jose M. Cruz (left) and Lucy Gilson (right) have been named associate deans in the UConn School of Business. Gilson has taken on the mantle of associate dean for faculty and outreach, while Cruz is now the associate dean for graduate programs. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

The School of Business has announced the appointment of Professors Lucy Gilson and Jose M. Cruz as new associate deans. They join Professor Bob Day in rounding out the three-person team reporting to Interim Dean David Souder.Continue Reading


Members of the Class of 2017 – Where Are They Now?

UConn students pose on a lawn, spelling out the word UConn in large block letters.
(Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

(From New York City to Budapest, Hungary, to Missoula, Montana, our recent alumni are forging interesting and meaningful careers. Below, some of the members of the School of Business’ Class of 2017 share updates on their career highlights and the key aspects of their UConn education that have helped along the way.)Continue Reading


Karen Munson Savors the Sweet Taste of Success

Karen Munson, the president of Munson's Chocolates, in her retail store in Bolton, CT.  At this location, Munson's produces 350,000 pounds of chocolate per year.  (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Karen Munson, the president of Munson’s Chocolates, in her retail store in Bolton, CT. At this location, Munson’s produces 350,000 pounds of chocolate per year. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Karen Munson is the president of Munson’s Chocolates and a third-generation chocolatier. Her paternal grandparents founded the Dandy Candy Co. in Manchester, Conn. in 1946, using sugar rations from the end of WWII to create ribbon candy and other treats.Continue Reading


New Finance Chair Yiming Qian Is Among Nation’s Top Researchers

Yiming Qian, pictured above, is the first faculty member to hold an endowed chair in the Finance Department (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business).
Yiming Qian, pictured above, is the first faculty member to hold an endowed chair in the Finance Department (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business).

Those unfamiliar with the finance discipline sometimes underestimate the tremendous good that analysts and investors bring to the world, said Yiming Qian, who has just joined the faculty as a full professor and holds the new position of Toscano Family Chair in Finance.Continue Reading



Professor John Clapp Researches Plans for Vacant Retail

Professor John Clapp, pictured above, plans to continue his research into solutions for vacant Retail spaces (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Professor John Clapp, pictured above, plans to continue his research into solutions for vacant Retail spaces (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

For years, Real Estate Professor John Clapp has been warning of the over-construction of malls and shopping centers, recognizing that the economy wasn’t going to be able to support so many retail locations.Continue Reading


Marketing’s Kevin McEvoy Earns Recognition as UConn Standout

Assistant Professor Kevin McEvoy, pictured above, will be honored with the University's Faculty Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, presented by the UConn Foundation Alumni Relations Office. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Assistant Professor Kevin McEvoy, pictured above, will be honored with the University’s Faculty Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, presented by the UConn Foundation Alumni Relations Office. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Kevin McEvoy, an assistant professor-in-residence in Marketing, has been selected to receive the University’s Faculty Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award.Continue Reading