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Business Luminaries Share Insight, Humor at ‘Hall of Fame’ Ceremony

The newest inductees of the School of Business's Hall of Fame pose with Dean John A. Elliott. Back row, left to right: Nicholas Morizio, Dean John Elliott, Richard Eldh,   Richard Tavolieri.  Front row, left to right: Noha Carrington, Joanne Crevoiserat. (Thomas Hurlbut Photography / UConn School of Business)
The newest inductees of the School of Business’s Hall of Fame pose with Dean John A. Elliott. Back row, left to right: Nicholas Morizio, Dean John Elliott, Richard Eldh, Richard Tavolieri. Front row, left to right: Noha Carrington, Joanne Crevoiserat. (Thomas Hurlbut Photography / UConn School of Business)

Five new inductees into the UConn School of Business Hall of Fame shared their wisdom, advice, and fondest Husky recollections during the celebration Friday night at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.Continue Reading



Top Financial Experts Identify Risks, Opportunities During Well-Attended SPAC Conference

group of people in a conference setting collaborating. UConn SPAC Conference logo bottom right
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With Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) exploding in growth and professional intrigue, the School of Business offered a financial conference to explore the business model, its advantages, and challenges.

Some 275 people participated in the UConn SPAC Conference, believed to be the first university-sponsored conference of its kind in the nation.Continue Reading


Auriemma Leadership Conference: ‘Do the Brave Thing’

Lucy Gilson (left), Associate Dean of the UConn School of Business and Geno Auriemma (right), Head Coach of UConn Women's Basketball, speak during the first day of the Leadership Conference.  This year's program focused on leading through complexity and uncertainty. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Lucy Gilson (left), Associate Dean of the UConn School of Business and Geno Auriemma (right), Head Coach of UConn Women’s Basketball, speak during the first day of the Leadership Conference. This year’s program focused on leading through complexity and uncertainty. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Embrace disruption or be left behind.

That was one of the powerful messages shared by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Co-President George Barrios ’87, ’89 MBA, one of the keynote speakers at the Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference in Stamford, Conn.Continue Reading


xCITE Conference: Bolster Women Entrepreneurs by Starting Younger

xCITE 2019 Keynote Speaker Cristal Glangchai (Zack Wussow/Zack Wussow Media)
xCITE 2019 Keynote Speaker Cristal Glangchai (Zack Wussow/Zack Wussow Media)

When Cristal Glangchai asked a 5-year-old girl if there was a problem in her life that she would like to solve, the youngster said she was tired of getting scolded for eating Play-Doh. Continue Reading



What Will Blockchain Do For Us?

 

To say Blockchain is a complex concept is an understatement. But to say it’s crucial for savvy business leaders to wrap their heads around it is too.

That’s why the UConn School of Business’ Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI) is grabbing the bull by the horns, bringing insights on the emerging and highly adaptable technology to those who need it through workshops, a DappDevs Blockchain chapter, the first-ever Blockchain symposium, and creating new classes this semester. Continue Reading



Law, Architecture Discussed at NYC’s Tenement Museum

Brownstone rowhouses with a more modern building in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. (Sarah Bronin/UConn School of Law)
Brownstone rowhouses with a more modern building in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. (Sarah Bronin/UConn School of Law)

Speaking at one of New York City’s most important interpretive historic places, UConn Law Professor Sara Bronin led a virtual tour of some of the city’s famous sites, explaining how laws or court decisions changed the destinies of those properties.

Her presentation on Sept. 25, at the Tenement Museum in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, was titled “Curating Cities: How Law Changes What We See.” Bronin, who is also an architect and an expert in land use, covered historic preservation and zoning law, but also brought in issues related to real estate finance and artists’ rights.Continue Reading


Investors Won’t Tolerate Corporate Misdeeds, Inhumanity

Amy Domini, the keynote speaker for the Business & Human Rights Initative Symposium, speaks with former U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd.
Amy Domini, the keynote speaker for the Business & Human Rights Initative Symposium, speaks with former U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd.

Investment titan Amy Domini, widely considered a leading pioneer in socially responsible investing, came to UConn and shared what can only be described as good news.Continue Reading