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UConn’s Real Estate Program Ranked #3 in the World

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The Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies is ranked among the Top 3 programs worldwide in research excellence, and boasts two of the most productive contributors to prestigious real-estate academic journals.

The Journal of Real Estate Literature ranked real estate programs based on the number of research articles accepted by the top three academic journals in the industry between 2016 and 2020. UConn had previously ranked Number 7.Continue Reading



Santander Bank Supports Initiatives to Benefit Minority Students, Minority-Owned Businesses

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Santander Bank, N.A., through its Santander Universities program (“Santander”), has awarded a $100,000 grant to the UConn Foundation, to support initiatives that will benefit both minority business students and minority-owned small businesses.

The grant marks a new relationship between UConn and Santander, one of the country’s largest retail and commercial banks.Continue Reading


How a Much-Loved Cat Inspired Entrepreneur Travis Bloom to Create a Business

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Alumnus Travis Bloom ’13 is the co-founder of Pawlicy Advisor, a pet-insurance marketplace that helps pet owners find the right coverage for their animal. With pet-ownership increasing during the pandemic, and emergency veterinary bills that can run as high as $10,000, the service is more vital than ever, said Bloom. In the last three months, the company has secured millions in funding and tripled its team.

Bloom, who majored in management information systems at UConn, considered himself a risk-averse person, but said creating his own business has been 10 times harder, and 10 times more rewarding, than he ever imagined.

Below he shares a bit about his business journey.Continue Reading




Executive MBA Program Offers New, Convenient ‘HomeLink’ Option for Fall ’21

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UConn’s popular Executive MBA program is launching a ‘HomeLink’ option this fall that will enable students to participate in some live classes from their homes and require in-person attendance one weekend every other month.Continue Reading


Resilience, Compassion, Grace Are Hallmarks of the Class of 2021

John Elliott, dean of business, speaks during the Commencement ceremony for Business, Education, and Social Work undergraduates at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford on May 11, 2021. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The Class of 2021 has what it takes to succeed in business and in life, including resilience, perseverance, grit, agility, grace, compassion, and a willingness to cooperate.Continue Reading


Six Faculty Earn Promotions: ‘I Was Fortunate to Find Amazing Colleagues and Scholars at UConn’

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Six faculty members at the School of Business have earned promotions, with several citing their colleagues as being instrumental in their success.
“We have a truly outstanding group of faculty promoted to the rank of associate and full professor,” said Lucy Gilson, Associate Dean of Faculty and Outreach. “Every one of these newly promoted faculty excels in the classroom and is committed to their students. They have all made valuable research contributions and been willing to share their business expertise both inside and outside of the classroom.” Continue Reading


Two Seniors Hope to Create a UConn Middle Eastern Cultural Center to Foster Connections, Culture

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Unless you’ve been to Iran, you can’t imagine how incredibly delicious the food is, and how warm and friendly its people are, said senior Mateen Karimi.

Some 1,000 miles west, in Lebanon, visitors can discover a beautiful coastline, amazing mountains for hiking, and breathtaking historical sites, said senior Noor Taweh.Continue Reading