Business Law Professor Vincent Carrafiello Dies at 78

Pictured above, Vincent Carrafiello teaching during his time at UConn. He passed away at the age of 78. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Beloved business law professor Vincent Carrafiello, a two-time alumnus who devoted 52 years to educating UConn students, passed away on Saturday at age 78.Continue Reading

Lawsuit: Sackler Emails ‘Shocking and Offensive’ to Opioid Victims

CT Post – Connecticut Attorney General William Tong released Tuesday an unredacted version of the state’s lawsuit against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, revealing emails from 2001 that he said showed company co-owner and former CEO and President Richard Sackler’s “shocking and offensive” disregard for victims of the opioid crisis — an assertion contested by Sackler’s attorney.

Ask the Experts: Fred Carstensen

Wallet HubFred Carstensen Professor of Finance, School of Business, University of Connecticut

Does the definition of a “low interest” credit card change over time?

It might, but the relevant measure is the inflation rate, the Fed interest rate policy, and the 10 year Treasury. Those are the standards for variable rates like home equity loans.

Professor Lucy Gilson Named SMA Fellow

Dr. Lucy Gilson
Dr. Lucy Gilson

Professor Lucy Gilson, the head of the management department at the School of Business, has been named a Fellow of the Southern Management Association (SMA). The SMA is an affiliate of the Academy of Management and membership consists of more than 1,000 management professors, doctoral students and executives. Election to the Fellowship is based on scholarly achievements, service to the organization, and a history of contribution to the organization.

Congratulations, Lucy!