UConn Today – The Florida state legislature this week voted to end the Walt Disney Co.’s special tax district, which has permitted the Orlando amusement park to govern its land and save millions each year in taxes. UConn Today spoke with business law Professor Robert Bird, the Eversource Energy Chair in Business Ethics and past president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, about the vote.
It comes as no surprise to senior Brandon Hermoza-Ricci that his peers are extremely invested in sustainability, particularly in the wellbeing of the planet.
“We’ve seen what the world used to be, and what it is becoming, and we want to keep it the way it should be,” said Hermoza-Ricci. “That’s what inspires us.”Continue Reading
Women need to be cautious about accepting ‘femtech’ healthcare benefits through work, because it could result in personal reproductive information being shared with employers.
That’s the recommendation of Professor Elizabeth “Liz” Brown of Bentley University, who will discuss her award-winning research during an April 4 virtual lecture. The program is part of the UConn School of Business’ Equity Now lecture series.Continue Reading
UConn Today – The School of Business is hosting a Global Business Leadership in Sustainability Summit, featuring professionals and faculty discussing key initiatives that are shaping sustainability in business, both locally and around the world.
The Friday, March 25 summit will provide students the opportunity to speak with professionals who share their passion for “business for good,” and encourage students to explore the potential of incorporating sustainability within their careers.
UConn Today – In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and other calls for social change, there’s a tremendous appetite for knowledge and guidance among business professionals, students, and alumni in a vast variety of industries.
“In the midst of this social revolution I thought, ‘How can we at the School of Business make a difference and bring these issues to a wide audience?’’ says business law professor Robert Bird, who has organized a four-part speaker series on diversity and equity topics.
Three members of the School’s business law faculty were honored by their peers for their academic contributions and leadership achievements.Continue Reading
Although they didn’t earn top-standing in this year’s international negotiation challenge, UConn’s team of MBA and Law students were champions nevertheless.
“This experience has already impacted my work,” said MBA-candidate Jasdeep Singh. “I am currently Head of Operations and Marketing for 3BC LLC and we are in the midst of a negotiation that has been months in the making.Continue Reading
UConn School of Business faculty, like Professor Robert Bird (Pictured above) are presenting short courses to give prospective graduate students a taste of what a UConn education would be like. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
The UConn School of Business is offering five mini-courses to showcase the expertise of its faculty. Although the programs were designed for prospective graduate students, anyone is welcome to join the one-hour, online courses free of charge.Continue Reading