Author: Claire Hall


Launch of New Hartford Passenger Line Part of ‘Train Renaissance’

Business professor Jeff Cohen, who has researched the business and real estate impacts of the CTfastrak bus rapid transit service, says the new Hartford Line commuter train will have an impact on land value and job opportunities in cities. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Business professor Jeff Cohen, who has researched the business and real estate impacts of the CTfastrak bus rapid transit service, says the new Hartford Line commuter train will have an impact on land value and job opportunities in cities. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

The Hartford Line is a new commuter rail service between New Haven and Springfield Mass, with additional stops in suburbs along the 62-mile route. The service, a collaboration between the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts, will launch on Saturday, June 16.Continue Reading


xCITE Conference Fosters Camaraderie Among Women Entrepreneurs

Camaraderie and networking among women innovators highlighted UConn's xCITE conference on May 23rd. (Zack Wussow/Zack Wussow Media)
Camaraderie and networking among women innovators highlighted UConn’s xCITE conference on May 23rd. (Zack Wussow/Zack Wussow Media)

Senior Elizabeth Gallucci ’19 already has a long list of achievements on her resume, including working as an undergraduate teaching assistant, volunteering with at a startup that serves underprivileged children, and studying in London. Continue Reading


Accounting Offers New Graduate Certificate

The Accounting Department will soon begin offering a new Advanced Business Certificate in Accounting Analytics.

Emphasis on Accounting Analytics Will Provide Grads with Career Advantages

The Accounting Department will soon begin offering a new Advanced Business Certificate in Accounting Analytics. The program is in response to industry demand for professionals who can access and process large amounts of business data. Continue Reading


New Business Faculty Drawn by UConn’s Reputation

Alina Lerman and Debanjan Mitra will join the UConn School of Business faculty this fall. (Alina Lerman, Debanjan Mitra)
Alina Lerman and Debanjan Mitra will join the UConn School of Business faculty this fall. (Alina Lerman, Debanjan Mitra)

The UConn School of Business is welcoming two distinguished veteran faculty members this fall, including an accounting expert from Yale and a marketing professor who studies innovation. Continue Reading


Supervisors: Learning on the Job is Key, says Study

Informal learning on the job plays a crucial role in many work environments, and is especially well suited to health care settings, but supervisors don’t always recognize the benefit, according to a new UConn study. (Getty Images)
Informal learning on the job plays a crucial role in many work environments, and is especially well suited to health care settings, but supervisors don’t always recognize the benefit, according to a new UConn study. (Getty Images)

Informal, on-the-job learning is a key component of workplace education, especially for promotion-focused employees who seek out opportunities that enable goal attainment. Continue Reading



Innovation Quest (iQ) Sets Participation Record

From left, Kazem Kazerounian, dean of the School of Engineering; YouCOMM co-founder Daniel Yasoshima; Lucy Gilson, head of the Management Department; YouCOMM co-founder Tom Cotton; Provost Craig Kennedy; student Jeren Koh; UConn iQ founder Keith Fox '80 and iQ Director Professor Rich Dino pose for a photo after the announcement that YouCOMM won the grand prize. (Nicolle Anderson/UConn School of Business)
From left, Kazem Kazerounian, dean of the School of Engineering; YouCOMM co-founder Daniel Yasoshima; Lucy Gilson, head of the Management Department; YouCOMM co-founder Tom Cotton; Provost Craig Kennedy; student Jeren Koh; UConn iQ founder Keith Fox ’80 and iQ Director Professor Rich Dino pose for a photo after the announcement that YouCOMM won the grand prize. (Nicolle Anderson/UConn School of Business)

A new app that would allow hospital patients to easily communicate with nurses, and replace the old-fashioned “call bell,” is the top winner in this year’s Innovation Quest (iQ) competition. Continue Reading


Lizzie Turner ’18: What Will Your Google Page Say?

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Turner '18 (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Turner ’18 (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

When Elizabeth “Lizzie” Turner ’18 applied for a full scholarship to attend UConn and enroll in the Honors Program, interviewers asked her why they should admit her. Continue Reading


MBA Candidate and Team Win Henkel Case Competition

Kseniia Poiarkina ’18 MBA (center) poses for a photo with teammates and Henkel representatives following her team’s case competition win. (Kseniia Poiarkina '18 MBA/UConn School of Business)
Kseniia Poiarkina ’18 MBA (center) poses for a photo with teammates and Henkel representatives following her team’s case competition win. (Kseniia Poiarkina ’18 MBA/UConn School of Business)

MBA candidate Kseniia Poiarkina ’18 MBA was on the winning team in the Henkel One-Day Case Competition, which focused on leveraging business digitalization. The challenge took place on March 16 at Henkel’s Rocky Hill location. Other universities participating in the event included Northeastern, UMass and Drexel. Continue Reading