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The Next Generation of Innovators

UConn Today – After announcing his $22.5 million commitment to UConn to foster innovation on Dec. 4, donor Peter Werth attended presentations by alumni, graduate, and undergraduate student innovators during the Entrepreneurial & Innovation Student Huddle held at the newly named Peter J. Werth Residence Tower, formerly Next Generation Connecticut Residence Hall.

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UConn Receives $22.5M Gift for Entrepreneurship, Innovation

Peter J. Werth speaks at an event to announce his $22.5 million commitment to the University on Dec. 4, 2017.
Peter J. Werth speaks at an event to announce his $22.5 million commitment to the University on Dec. 4, 2017. The pledge from Werth, an innovator in generic prescription medication, is the second-largest in University history. Seated is President Susan Herbst. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The UConn Foundation has received a $22.5 million commitment from Peter J. Werth, ensuring a legacy of innovation and entrepreneurship for generations of students to come.

“Peter’s transformative and historic commitment cements his legacy as a most generous friend to UConn,” said Josh Newton, President and CEO, UConn Foundation. “As a steadfast UConn supporter for many years, Peter has previously given very generously to our athletic programs. We’re grateful that his generosity has expanded to include academics, especially into an area that supports the economy of our state: entrepreneurship and innovation. We hope he will inspire others to follow his lead.” Continue Reading


4 U.S. Business Institutions That Pave the Way to Career Success

Study International – University business programs are some of the most popular courses of study in the world. And it’s no surprise: business leaders are at the forefront of society, ushering us into the modern world. They create ideas that revolutionise the way we live.

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Protecting the Vulnerable

India Gravel Quarries (U.Roberto (Robin) Romano Papers, Archives & Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library)
India Gravel Quarries (U.Roberto (Robin) Romano Papers, Archives & Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library)

UConn Human Rights Conference Gathers Experts to Address Ways to Watch Over Garment Workers

The new shirt that you are wearing is impeccably tailored and bears a prominent designer label, so it must be responsibly sourced.

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New Business Faculty for 2017

Leanne Adams speaks with Christopher Miller after the first faculty meeting in September. Both Adams and Miller are new instructors-in-residence in the accounting department. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Leanne Adams speaks with Christopher Miller after the first faculty meeting in September. Both Adams and Miller are new instructors-in-residence in the accounting department. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Impressive Professors Bring Strong Credentials, Added Zeal to School of Business Ranks

An expert in terror analytics, a marketer who worked for NBC, Pepsi and Disney, and a champion of the volunteer income tax program at UConn are among the newest faculty at the School of Business. Continue Reading


Distinguished Retirees Event – Spring 2017

School of Business Dean John Elliott and Stanley Biggs, emeritus professor of accounting (Cynthia Adams)
School of Business Dean John Elliott and Stanley Biggs, emeritus professor of accounting (Cynthia Adams)

The beautifully manicured home of Professor Emeritus Harry, and wife Lynn Johnson, was the setting for our Spring 2017 Distinguished Retirees Event in Storrs, Conn. The scent of peonies in the garden and fine cuisine produced by University Catering greeted the guests on a warm May 17th. The 22 attendees were greeted by Dean John Elliott under whose leadership the retirees’ get-togethers have developed. Continue Reading


Installing IoT through Splunk

The final technology workshop of the Spring 2017 semester held by the Operations and Information Management (OPIM) Department explored Internet of Things (IoT) through Splunk. It was the last in a series of technology workshops part of the OPIM Innovate Initiative. The workshop took place in the Gladstein Lab on Friday, April 21st.

Professor Ryan O’Connor instructed the workshop, preparing students to use the technology. O’Connor said the wanted to make the workshop practical for the students in attendance. The goal was to get students to install the application to ultimately be able to utilize it beyond just the workshop. He said the workshop went very well and commented on the great turn out of attentive students in attendance, especially for the end of the semester.

O’Connor said that understanding IoT through Splunk because it is a very important emerging field.

“Big data is becoming increasingly important, if not already important, and students looking to enter the information technology field should have a familiarity with it,” O’Connor said.

It is very attractive to companies when students can say that they have worked with IoT through Splunk and have actually installed it, O’Connor said. This fact is what made this workshop and topic so important for students, he said.

Tyler Lauretti, President of the Information Management Association (IMA), gave very positive feedback after the workshop. Lauretti said he was excited to dive in to using IoT through Splunk and learn more about data analytics and the uses for big data platforms, which is a big interface that many companies are using. He said he got a lot of useful information out of the workshop like he was hoping to.


Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, UConn, on Effect of Rail Rapid Transit on Commercial Property

Rensselaer Department of Economics– The Department of Economics, in conjunction with the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation and the Environment (CITE) of the School of Engineering, is pleased to present a talk by Dr. Jeffrey P. Cohen, Associate Professor of Business, University of Connecticut, on Wednesday, April 26 at 2:30 pm in JEC 3117. Dr. Cohen’s talk is entitled, “Does a New Rail Rapid Transit Line Affect Various Commercial Property Prices Differently?”