UConn Net Impact Graduate Chapter – On October 13th, 2017, UConn’s Graduate Net Impact Chapter hosted a volunteer day for Riverfront Recapture, a non-profit organization that manages downtown Hartford’s riverfront park system.
Phys.org – Gary Powell, professor emeritus of business, is an internationally recognized scholar and educator on gender, diversity, and work-family issues in the workplace. He has also served as chair of the Women in Management (now Gender and Diversity in Organizations) division of the Academy of Management, and is a prolific author. As accusations against American film producer and former film studio executive Harvey Weinstein mount, Powell discusses the issue of sexual harassment with UConn Today.
Stamford Advocate – The experts are in high demand.
Professional services comprised one of only two job sectors that grew its ranks in the state in August. Stamford, in particular, represents a hub for some of the industry’s top firms, who are attracted by the city’s growing economy and proximity to New York City. A number of those companies are increasing their local ranks and expanding into promising digital fields.
Darien News – Improving women’s participation in the workforce requires investing in them from a young age, entrepreneur and financial commentator Jennifer Openshaw told nearly 100 business leaders at an event observing International Girls Day on Wednesday.
The Star Online – Virtual assistants can do far more than find the nearest gas station or get the score of a big game. Now they can help users schedule their next vacation.
USA Today – It pays — literally — to have women heading start-ups, a new report by researchers at the University of Connecticut and the non-profit organization Girls With Impact suggests.
Hartford Business Journal – Connecticut’s family owned businesses face an uncertain future in the years ahead due to a confluence of factors, a reality that could have stark consequences on the state’s economy, which has long depended on privately held, multigenerational companies.
UConn Today – While the University has grown by 8,000 students since 1990, the workforce has increased by only 500, mostly faculty, and the percentage of administrators has stayed the same.
New Haven Register – Connecticut might be the last state to be without a budget, but plenty of areas around the country struggled with failed revenue projections, the lingering effects of the 2008 recession and changing political dynamics.