UConn and Travelers: Giving Students an ‘EDGE’

UConn Today – For Nicholas Furlow ’21 (BUS), the Travelers EDGE program has been a part of his academic journey since he was a junior in high school.

“The Travelers EDGE program played a big role, not only through its financial support, but also by being a resource when I was first starting at UConn,” says Furlow, who is majoring in management information systems with minors in data analytics and urban community studies. “College can feel overwhelming if you don’t have a foundation; this program was my foundation.”Continue Reading

‘A stronger approach:’ Recruiting students is key to diversity efforts

NewsTimes – Spurred by nationwide protests this summer that reflected the growing influence of movements such as Black Lives Matter, some of Connecticut’s largest companies have pledged to do more to tackle the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in key parts of their organizations.Continue Reading

Scholar Develops Software to Search the Dark Web for Hate Group Manifestos

The Journal of Blacks in Higher EducationUgochukwu O. Etudo, a new assistant professor of operations and information management in the School of Business on the Stamford campus of the University of Connecticut, has developed software that can be used to search the internet and the so-called “Dark Web” to identify websites that espouse radical views and violent behavior.

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Lucy Gilson: The Impact of Gender in Academia and Professional Life

Best Work Best Life– Dr. Lucy Gilson, Professor and Management Department Head at University of Connecticut’s School of Business, and the Director of the Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference, joins Kathy and Mo in a fascinating discussion about the impact of gender on the roles women and men play in academia and also the choices they make both personally and professionally. Dr. Gilson shares her keen perspectives as an educator, a leader and a researcher, revealing underlying patterns and trends that unconsciously shape both men and women in their career directions and their futures. (And don’t miss what her 14-year-old son shares as his top tips for a successful life!).

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Giving Workers More Control of Their Time May Be Good for All

Rep-Am.com – When she first began working there 15 years ago, Beekley Corp. in Bristol was a fairly traditional company. “We were of the mind that everybody needed to be here, 9 to 5,” said Maureen O. Gallo, vice president of human assets and operational excellence at the medical supply company. But when the company began asking its employees what it could do to make them perform at their highest level, one fact was clear: They wanted flexibility.

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Alumna Named Ninth Hispanic-American Dean

Quinnipiac University Chair of Management Named New Dean of SUNY Plattsburgh’s School of Business and Economics – Becomes Ninth Hispanic-American Dean of U.S. Business Schools

Hartford Courant – The Ph.D. Project, an award-winning program to create a more diverse corporate America, is proud to announce that Project participant,  Dr. Rowena Ortiz-Walters ’96 (CLAS), ’05 Ph.D. has been appointed Dean of SUNY Plattsburgh’s School of Business and Economics.

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