Author: Claire Hall


UConn Presents First-Ever Blockchain Symposium

Ying-Ying Hsieh, at UConn's Blockchain Technology & Organizations Research Symposium on Aug. 14 in Stamford. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Ying-Ying Hsieh, a professor at Imperial College London, explains her research on reconceptualizing organizational governance at UConn’s Blockchain Technology & Organizations Research Symposium on Aug. 14 in Stamford. The event drew two dozen faculty and researchers from around the globe. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

More than two dozen researchers from around the world gathered at UConn’s Stamford campus last week to discuss one of the hottest topics in business:

How will the powerful and quickly-emerging Blockchain technology revolutionize businesses, both within organizations and between them? Continue Reading


EBV Prepares Veterans for New Jobs as Business Owners

Veterans in the 2018 EBV program (from left): Richard Nebelski, Jonathan Norton and David Paradis get acquainted during the opening day reception. They are among 20 veterans in this year’s program. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Shaun Anderson ’16, a retired Navy petty officer first class, started a sound, lighting and audio-rental company in his garage in Vernon, Conn. Now “Off the Ground Sound” has moved to a storefront, and he’s considering expanding to more locations. Continue Reading


CCEI Fellowship Program Features Top Entrepreneurs

Daniel Yasoshima '18 (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Daniel Yasoshima ’18, a recent UConn graduate with a master of science in biomedical engineering, explains how the YouComm patient communication system would work. Yasoshima developed the innovation, soon to be tested at local hospitals, with Tom Cotton ’18 and engineering Professor Patrick Kumavor. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

It is a great thing to be an entrepreneur; it is even better to be an entrepreneur who can make a difference in the world. Continue Reading


Peyman Zamani ’06 MBA Strives to be E-Commerce Superhero

Logicbroker CEO Peyman Zamani (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

If you’ve made an online purchase from Rite Aid, Walmart, Amazon, Home Depot, Best Buy, or Staples recently, Logicbroker Inc. CEO Peyman Zamani and his team have helped ensure that you got your order–on time and in good condition. Continue Reading


Professor Emeritus Gary Powell Earns International Recognition

Professor Emeritus Gary Powell, an internationally recognized scholar and educator on gender, diversity, and work-family issues in the workplace. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Professor Emeritus Gary Powell, an internationally recognized scholar and educator on gender, diversity, and work-family issues in the workplace. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Professor Emeritus Gary Powell will be recognized by the Family Firm Institute as the recipient of a 2018 Academic and Family Business Review Award at a global conference in London in October. Continue Reading



Accounting Alumnus Earns a Top Score on CPA Exam

Matthew Bradford '16, '17 MSA (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Matthew Bradford ’16, ’17 MSA (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Matt Bradford ’16, ’17 MSA Earns One of the Best CPA Exam Scores in the Nation

Two-time accounting alumnus Matthew Bradford ’16, ’17 MSA earned one of the best CPA exam scores in the nation, and the top one in Connecticut, during 2017. Continue Reading


Alumni Help Taxi Industry Shift into Overdrive

Nadav Ullman '12 (BUS), the CEO, and Thomas Bachant '13 (ENG), co-founder and CTO of Dashride, outside their office on 5th Avenue in New York City. (Nathan Oldham/UConn Photo)
Nadav Ullman ’12 (BUS), the CEO, and Thomas Bachant ’13 (ENG), co-founder and CTO of Dashride, outside their office on 5th Avenue in New York City. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

If you’ve taken a cab or a limo in any major city in the U.S. in the last few years, odds are good that a team of UConn alumni helped orchestrate your ride. Continue Reading


UConn Grad Students Gain Valuable Global Knowledge by Partnering with Henkel

As part of UConn’s Experiential Learning Collaborative (ELC), graduate students worked with Henkel Corp. this spring to identify new opportunities for business growth and competitive advantage. Above are some of the participants, including, from left: Martin Donner, ELC project mentor; Niraj Sharma ’18 MSBAPM; Kimberly Newton, a vice president at Henkel; Ankita Padwal ’18 MSBAPM; Kseniia Poirkina ’18 MBA; Greg Kivenzor, ELC director, and Brad Wade, director at Henkel. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
As part of UConn’s Experiential Learning Collaborative (ELC), graduate students worked with Henkel Corp. this spring to identify new opportunities for business growth and competitive advantage. Above are some of the participants, including, from left: Martin Donner, ELC project mentor; Niraj Sharma ’18 MSBAPM; Kimberly Newton, a vice president at Henkel; Snehal Singh ’18 MSBAPM; Kseniia Poirkina ’18 MBA; Greg Kivenzor, ELC director, and Brad Wade, director at Henkel. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

In a world in which the purchase and delivery of laundry, home care, and beauty products is rapidly changing, accelerating digitalization is integral to Henkel’s growth strategy.Continue Reading


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