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Accounting Major Nets $10,000 Scholarship

Alma Chaluparambil, pictured above, is the recipient of a $10,000 Scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. (Contributed Photo)
Alma Chaluparambil, pictured above, is the recipient of a $10,000 Scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. (Contributed Photo)

Accounting major Annamma “Alma” Chaluparambil, a senior from Rocky Hill, recently received a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). The award is given to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in accounting degree programs in the U.S.Continue Reading



New Business School Faculty for 2019

Top row, left to right: Yiming Qian (Finance), Miao Bai (OPIM), Nina Xu (Accounting).  Bottom row, left to right: Stefan Hock (Marketing), Chen Liang (OPIM), Weining Bao (Marketing). (UConn School of Business)
Top row, left to right: Yiming Qian (Finance), Miao Bai (OPIM), Nina Xu (Accounting). Bottom row, left to right: Stefan Hock (Marketing), Chen Liang (OPIM), Weining Bao (Marketing). (UConn School of Business)

The School of Business is welcoming 10 new faculty members this fall, including Yiming Qian, a full professor, who will chair the new Toscano Family Chair in Finance. Continue Reading



The Value of the So-Called ‘Token’ Woman

UConn Today – Women who break into traditional male bastions—engineering teams, construction crews, tech startups, trading rooms, corporate boards, combat units—sometimes get tagged with the pejorative “token,” suggesting that their inclusion had more to do with appearances than aptitude. But what happens when a woman’s ideas are actually heard and enacted by her male teammates?


MSP Ignition! Podcast – Don’t Let the Hackers Win

MSP Ignition– On this episode, Eric is joined by ransomware thought leader, Niam Yaraghi. Niam is an assistant professor of Operations and Information Management at the University of Connecticut’s School of Business and a non-resident fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation. The two discuss the origination of ransomware, how companies can protect themselves and make predictions on the future state of ransomware attacks.




New data doesn’t dispel legal pressure for OxyContin maker Purdue

Stamford Advocate – OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma accounted for about 3 percent of the prescription opioids produced in the U.S. between 2006 and 2012, according to newly released federal data — but the disclosure of the small market share is unlikely to tamp down the intense legal pressure from the state of Connecticut and hundreds of other plaintiffs.