Author: Claire Hall


Alumna Kathy Luria ’91: Leading Philanthropy for Webster Bank

Kathy Luria '91, SVP, community affairs and director of philanthropy at Webster Bank. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Kathy Luria ’91, SVP, community affairs and director of philanthropy at Webster Bank. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Few people are lucky enough to traverse the road of life without hitting a few potholes. For alumna Kathy Luria ’91, senior vice president, community affairs and director of philanthropy at Webster Bank, that jarring, shake-you-to-the-core moment came in 1988.Continue Reading


UConn-Backed MedTech Accelerator Advances 10 Powerful Startups; ‘These Companies Will Absolutely Change Lives’

Armin Tahmasbi Rad, co-founder and CEO of Encapsulate
Armin Tahmasbi Rad, co-founder and CEO of Encapsulate (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

The excitement was palpable Monday night as 10 health care startups, including two that are UConn-grown, shared their medical technology innovations that promise unique solutions for some of medicine’s most vexing problems.Continue Reading


MSBAPM Program Among Top 20 in Nation

Group of MSBAPM Students focusing on a laptop computer.
Students from the MSBAPM program spend time studying in the Graduate Business Learning Center, in Hartford, CT. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

The UConn MSBAPM program is among the best masters of business analytics programs in the nation, according to The Financial Engineer (TFE) Times. The program was ranked No. 19.Continue Reading


EMBAs: Trip to South Africa Among the Highlights of Education

EMBA Class of 2020 join local guide Xolani Mapila at a community center in Langa Township within Cape Town.
EMBA Class of 2020 join local guide Xolani Mapila at a community center in Langa Township within Cape Town. (Contributed Photo)

Before the EMBA Class of 2020 had landed in South Africa, Brian Waddell, director of process improvement at The Hartford, got a bird’s-eye view of the racial disparity that has divided the land for so long. Continue Reading


UConn MBA Program Ranked Among Public Top 20

Text: UConn MBA Ranked TOP 20 Public MBA - Group of MBA Students, studying.
(Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

The Financial Times released its highly regarded 2020 MBA rankings today and the UConn MBA program was among the Top 20 public universities for its academic rigor.

The UConn MBA ranked No. 16, up from No. 20 last year, in the category of public MBA programs in the U.S. It also ranked No. 5 in value for the money compared with its public peer institutions.Continue Reading


Alum Embarks on Search For True Happiness—Finds It All Across the USA

Michelle Wax '12 (BUS) poses for a photo in front of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. (Contributed Photo)
Michelle Wax ’12 (BUS) poses for a photo in front of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. (Contributed Photo)

She should have been on top of the world.

Alumna Michelle Wax ’12 (BUS), was in her mid-20s and already the owner of two successful companies in the food industry. Business was great, yet something was amiss. Continue Reading


Business Moves into New Space at UConn Waterbury

Beginning this spring, we are excited to have many of our School of Business classes in the Rectory building at UConn Waterbury. It’s right across the street from the main campus building, and the space looks amazing!

With faculty, staff and students in the same place, it will be much easier to collaborate and meet with mentors and classmates alike. The Rectory itself includes classrooms, event space, meeting rooms and study areas. If you are in need of a quick pick-me-up between classes, try the coffee shop next door!

The four-story, historic building once hosted everything from community dances to meetings of a Prohibition-era intemperance league. The School of Business is happy to inhabit a space with such a story to tell.

External picture of the Rectory building at UConn Waterbury.
(Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Students studying in UConn Waterbury's Rectory Building
The Rectory Building at UConn’s Waterbury Campus (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Students studying in UConn Waterbury's Rectory Building
(Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Students studying in UConn Waterbury's Rectory Building
(Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Life’s Challenges Didn’t Derail This Ph.D. Student

Photograph of Ph.D. Student Monique Domingo
Ph.D. student Monique Domingo (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

When she began pursuing her Ph.D., Monique Domingo was familiar with the statistics. At the time, approximately one third of LatinX/Hispanic graduate-school candidates dropped out before completing their degrees, due to a host of issues from finances to academic fit.Continue Reading



Hanover Challenge: Students’ Ideas Impressed Insurance Experts

UConn Students pose at a conference table
Left to right, Karan Shridharani (MIS), Aaron Selenica (Business Data Analytics), and Jeremy Mogollon (Business Administration), during the Hanover Image Analytics Challenge. (Contributed Photo)

UConn students recently completed a first-of-its-kind, semester-long challenge, analyzing and presenting data to help The Hanover Insurance Co. gain better insight into their present and future customer base.Continue Reading