Hartford Courant Community– he Connecticut State Museum of Natural History at UConn presents “Mission to Mars: Creating the Ideal Team for Human Space Exploration,” a lecture by Dr. John Mathieu, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Management, School of Business, UConn. The lecture will be held on Saturday, February 10, 10 am in the Biology/Physics Building, Room 130, UConn Storrs Campus.
Stamford Advocate– New York City this week added a new dimension to the legal crisis facing Purdue Pharma.
The nation’s largest city is suing several pharmaceutical firms including Stamford’s Purdue, one of the most prominent of the many lawsuits that blame the company for fueling the opioid crisis.
Finance and Real Estate Professor Jeffrey Cohen has received the 2017 Distinguished Member Award from the Transportation and Public Utilities Group (TPUG) of the Allied Social Sciences Associations (ASSA). The award was bestowed at the organization’s annual meeting in Philadelphia on Jan. 5. Continue Reading
Stamford Advocate– The country’s second-largest cable company wants to be more than a distributor.
Charter Communications’ announcement earlier this month that it had created and filled a new senior vice president position to oversee original content points to its increasing focus on producing its own programming. Industry experts are not surprised that Charter is focusing more on production in a shifting media landscape, but some question the effectiveness of the strategy.
Savvy Social Media Tactics Boosted Airline Industry Following Devastating Crash
The crash of a passenger airplane is the ultimate public relations crisis for the airline industry.
But the opportunity to explore the way a distressed airline—and its competitors—handle that crisis on social media provides an outline for many different companies on the right and wrong way to address an industry emergency, said OPIM Professor Shu He. Continue Reading
Business School Professor Predicts UConn is on Cusp of Powerful Entrepreneurial Growth
David Noble, a professor-in-residence in the management department at the School of Business, has been named the director of the new Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UConn. Continue Reading
Hartford Courant– CVS Health Corp., which is buying Aetna Inc. for $69 billion, said Friday it will keep the health insurer in Hartford, where it has been headquartered since 1853.
UConn Today– On Tuesday, shares in Kodak surged after the company announced plans to launch cryptocurrency called “KodakCoin” to empower photographers and agencies to take greater control in image rights management. Only a few years ago, the 130-year-old company emerged from bankruptcy with a new focus, but its shares had been steadily declining. What does this indicate about cryptocurrency and what does it mean for the long-term financial health of the iconic photography company? David Noble, director of UConn’s Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, has the answers.