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UConn Grad Students Gain Valuable Global Knowledge by Partnering with Henkel

As part of UConn’s Experiential Learning Collaborative (ELC), graduate students worked with Henkel Corp. this spring to identify new opportunities for business growth and competitive advantage. Above are some of the participants, including, from left: Martin Donner, ELC project mentor; Niraj Sharma ’18 MSBAPM; Kimberly Newton, a vice president at Henkel; Ankita Padwal ’18 MSBAPM; Kseniia Poirkina ’18 MBA; Greg Kivenzor, ELC director, and Brad Wade, director at Henkel. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
As part of UConn’s Experiential Learning Collaborative (ELC), graduate students worked with Henkel Corp. this spring to identify new opportunities for business growth and competitive advantage. Above are some of the participants, including, from left: Martin Donner, ELC project mentor; Niraj Sharma ’18 MSBAPM; Kimberly Newton, a vice president at Henkel; Snehal Singh ’18 MSBAPM; Kseniia Poirkina ’18 MBA; Greg Kivenzor, ELC director, and Brad Wade, director at Henkel. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

In a world in which the purchase and delivery of laundry, home care, and beauty products is rapidly changing, accelerating digitalization is integral to Henkel’s growth strategy.Continue Reading


Launch of New Hartford Passenger Line Part of ‘Train Renaissance’

Business professor Jeff Cohen, who has researched the business and real estate impacts of the CTfastrak bus rapid transit service, says the new Hartford Line commuter train will have an impact on land value and job opportunities in cities. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Business professor Jeff Cohen, who has researched the business and real estate impacts of the CTfastrak bus rapid transit service, says the new Hartford Line commuter train will have an impact on land value and job opportunities in cities. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

The Hartford Line is a new commuter rail service between New Haven and Springfield, Mass., with additional stops in suburbs along the 62-mile route. The service, a collaboration between the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts, will launch on Saturday, June 16.Continue Reading


xCITE Conference Fosters Camaraderie Among Women Entrepreneurs

Camaraderie and networking among women innovators highlighted UConn's xCITE conference on May 23rd. (Zack Wussow/Zack Wussow Media)
Camaraderie and networking among women innovators highlighted UConn’s xCITE conference on May 23rd. (Zack Wussow/Zack Wussow Media)

Senior Elizabeth Gallucci ’19 already has a long list of achievements on her resume, including working as an undergraduate teaching assistant, volunteering at a startup that serves underprivileged children, and studying in London. Continue Reading


Accounting Offers New Graduate Certificate

The Accounting Department will soon begin offering a new Advanced Business Certificate in Accounting Analytics.

Emphasis on Accounting Analytics Will Provide Grads with Career Advantages

The Accounting Department will soon begin offering a new Advanced Business Certificate in Accounting Analytics. The program is in response to industry demand for professionals who can access and process large amounts of business data. Continue Reading


New Business Faculty Drawn by UConn’s Reputation

Alina Lerman and Debanjan Mitra will join the UConn School of Business faculty this fall. (Alina Lerman, Debanjan Mitra)
Alina Lerman and Debanjan Mitra will join the UConn School of Business faculty this fall. (Alina Lerman, Debanjan Mitra)

The UConn School of Business is welcoming two distinguished veteran faculty members this fall, including an accounting expert from Yale and a marketing professor who studies innovation. Continue Reading


Supervisors: Learning on the Job is Key, says Study

Informal learning on the job plays a crucial role in many work environments, and is especially well suited to health care settings, but supervisors don’t always recognize the benefit, according to a new UConn study. (Getty Images)
Informal learning on the job plays a crucial role in many work environments, and is especially well suited to health care settings, but supervisors don’t always recognize the benefit, according to a new UConn study. (Getty Images)

Informal, on-the-job learning is a key component of workplace education, especially for promotion-focused employees who seek out opportunities that enable goal attainment. Continue Reading


Student-Athlete Strong: Chris Winkel

UConn Today– UConn’s student-athletes are often lauded for their on-field or on-court achievements, but there’s an equally important – often unseen – dimension to the student-athlete. UConn Today’s Student-Athlete Strong series highlights the academic prowess of selected high-achieving student-athletes and provides an inside look at their lives beyond their sport.

Chris Winkel ’20 (BUS)



Op-Ed: Would a Long Island Sound Tunnel Help Revive Connecticut’s Failing Economy?

UConn Today– Connecticut’s economy has been shrinking since 2008; it desperately needs to find a way back to growth. Long Island’s economy is choking because of the necessity of everything going in or out through New York City. An interstate collaboration to “bridge” the Sound might address both challenges.


Innovation Quest (iQ) Sets Participation Record

From left, Kazem Kazerounian, dean of the School of Engineering; YouCOMM co-founder Daniel Yasoshima; Lucy Gilson, head of the Management Department; YouCOMM co-founder Tom Cotton; Provost Craig Kennedy; student Jeren Koh; UConn iQ founder Keith Fox '80 and iQ Director Professor Rich Dino pose for a photo after the announcement that YouCOMM won the grand prize. (Nicolle Anderson/UConn School of Business)
From left, Kazem Kazerounian, dean of the School of Engineering; YouCOMM co-founder Daniel Yasoshima; Lucy Gilson, head of the Management Department; YouCOMM co-founder Tom Cotton; Provost Craig Kennedy; student Jeren Koh; UConn iQ founder Keith Fox ’80 and iQ Director Professor Rich Dino pose for a photo after the announcement that YouCOMM won the grand prize. (Nicolle Anderson/UConn School of Business)

A new app that would allow hospital patients to easily communicate with nurses, and replace the old-fashioned “call bell,” is the top winner in this year’s Innovation Quest (iQ) competition. Continue Reading