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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





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



Lizzie Turner ’18: What Will Your Google Page Say?

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Turner '18 (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Turner ’18 (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

When Elizabeth “Lizzie” Turner ’18 applied for a full scholarship to attend UConn and enroll in the Honors Program, interviewers asked her why they should admit her. Continue Reading



Accounting Undergraduates Promote Financial Literacy

Accounting students taught Hartford teens how to make wise financial choices at the Financial Reality Fair sponsored by Connecticut's Credit Unions. (Leanne Adams/UConn School of Business)
Accounting students taught Hartford teens how to make wise financial choices at the Financial Reality Fair sponsored by Connecticut’s Credit Unions. (Leanne Adams/UConn School of Business)

A dozen accounting undergrads traveled to Hartford last month to help teach Buckeley High School students about smart financial decisions. Continue Reading