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Prof. Thompson Honored for Excellence in Public Engagement

Kevin Thompson (MGMT) has been honored by the Provost with an Award for Excellence in Public Engagement. (Devin Basdekian / UConn School of Business)
Kevin Thompson (MGMT) has been honored by the Provost with an Award for Excellence in Public Engagement. (Devin Basdekian / UConn School of Business)

Assistant Professor-in-Residence Kevin Thompson is the recipient of the UConn Provost’s Award for Excellence in Public Engagement in the non-tenure track faculty category.Continue Reading



Financial Risk Students Place Third in Global Challenge

UConn students, from left, Junchao Liao, Xiofan Hou, Xiao Wang and Tuershunjiang Ahemaitijiang hold their check after being recognized as the top U.S. team at the McGill International Portfolio Challenge in Montreal earlier this month. They are surrounded by event organizers. (Photo Courtesy of Jose Aponte)
UConn students, from left, Junchao Liao, Xiofan Hou, Xiao Wang and Tuershunjiang Ahemaitijiang hold their check after being recognized as the top U.S. team at the McGill International Portfolio Challenge in Montreal earlier this month. They are surrounded by event organizers. (Photo Courtesy of Jose Aponte)

A team of four graduate students in the MS in Financial Risk Management program took third place in an international competition in Montreal earlier this month, and were the highest-placing U.S. team in the competition.Continue Reading




New Stamford BCLC Road-Trips to NYC’s ‘Shark Tank’

BCLC Students from UConn Stamford arriving in Grand Central Station in NYC, on their way to visit the set of Shark Tank (Courtesy BCLC)
BCLC Students from UConn Stamford arriving in Grand Central Station in NYC, on their way to visit the set of Shark Tank (Courtesy BCLC)

What better way to launch the new Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC) in Stamford than to arrange a trip to New York City for students to get a behind-the-scenes look at how ABC’s Shark Tank show is produced?Continue Reading



For Olympic Athlete the Goal is Dual Degrees

Donn Cabral's professional running career has taken him around the world and provided some unique opportunities – including translating something for celebrity gymnast Simone Biles in Rio de Janeiro. (U.S. Olympics Photo)
Donn Cabral’s professional running career has taken him around the world and provided some unique opportunities – including translating something for celebrity gymnast Simone Biles in Rio de Janeiro. (U.S. Olympics Photo)

The day before he ran the 2018 Hartford Half Marathon, Donn Cabral attended a seminar called “A Lawyer’s Primer on Blockchain.” After he won the race, he headed home to tackle a take-home exam for a course called “Motivating Individuals and Teams.”Continue Reading


Enthusiasm, Hard Work Keep Hockey’s El-Mir ’19 On Top

Karl El-Mir '19 follows an intense schedule on and off the ice - and it pays off.   (Courtesy UConn Athletics)
Karl El-Mir ’19 follows an intense schedule on and off the ice – and it pays off. (Courtesy UConn Athletics)

One of the most embarrassing things that has happened to Karl El-Mir, a senior in the School of Business and a forward on the UConn Men’s Hockey Team, is stepping on a hockey puck and taking a fall during warm-ups.Continue Reading