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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


Goldman Sachs Events Draw 200+ Students in Stamford

Goldman Sachs VP Anujah Shah and Analyst Prasad Bhadang '18 speak to students thanks to the Stamford Business Career Development Office. (Judy Stewart/UConn School of Business)
Goldman Sachs VP Anujah Shah and Analyst Prasad Bhadang ’18 speak to students thanks to the Stamford Business Career Development Office. (Judy Stewart/UConn School of Business)

More than 200 UConn business students recently attended a series of career presentations sponsored by investment giant Goldman Sachs.Continue Reading


Help Wanted: Self-Starters with Leadership Skills

Abagail Marshall (Economics) Speaks with members of the business community during the 2018 Career Expo (Devin Basdekian/UConn School of Business)

The Undergraduate Business Career Expo garnered an impressive turnout on Sept. 12, with some 50 employers, traveling from as far as Michigan, to UConn’s Student Union, in hopes of recruiting passionate, hard-working students.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