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Student Investors Endorse Their First Startup: A Gaming Company that Teaches Kids Social/Emotional Skills

Young girl playing video games
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The recently created, student-run Hillside Venture Capital investment team has selected its first company to support–an educational-technology startup that strives to enhance social and emotional learning in children through a video-game app.Continue Reading


Strong Backgrounds, Proven Scholarship Are Hallmarks of School’s New Faculty Members

New faculty members include (left to right): Rachel Chambers, Xiang Zheng, Sami Ghaddar, Mary Vernon, and James Warren (Contributed photos)

The incoming cohort of new business faculty includes a consultant on human rights for the United Nations, an award-winning researcher focused on fintech, two enthusiastic accounting experts, and a management professor who researches corporate governance, innovation and performance.Continue Reading


Lobster, Innovation, and A Dream Job Are All on the Menu for This Recent Grad

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Fresh out of college and struggling to pay his sky-high New York City rent, Joshua Allen applied for a job as a restaurant busboy to supplement his full-time income.

He not only landed the job, but also earned some powerful insight into the restaurant industry and developed new ideas for improving it.Continue Reading



Ph.D. Alumna Wins Highly Competitive Management Research Award

Pictured above, Semin Park '19 was awarded the 2019 Lee Hakel Graduate Student Scholarship from SIOP, in addition to an Outstanding Graduate Assistant award. (contributed photo)
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The Academy of Management has awarded a prestigious dissertation award to UConn Ph.D. alumna Semin Park ’19 for her research about friendships and conflicts among future paramedics participating in a mock emergency drill.Continue Reading


Former WWE Exec: You Can Bend the World To You, If You Do the Right Things

Geroge Barrios, right, at the 2019 School of Business Hall of Fame ceremony. Barrios spoke to EMBA students in Hartford, Conn. (Tom Hurlburt / UConn School of Business)
Geroge Barrios, right, at the 2019 School of Business Hall of Fame ceremony. Barrios spoke to EMBA students in Hartford, Conn. (Tom Hurlburt / UConn School of Business)

Entertainment titan and UConn alumnus George Barrios is frequently asked for career advice, and he tells his proteges is to be optimistic, passionate, and maintain a good attitude.Continue Reading



Professor McEvoy Wins Award for His ‘Show Me What You Can Do’ Teaching Style

Professor Kevin McEvoy
Marketing professor Kevin McEvoy, pictured above, has been awarded the UConn Foundation’s University Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. In this photo from 2019 he is receiving the Graduate Teaching Award. (Contributed Photo)

Marketing professor Kevin McEvoy, a champion of real-world learning and a perennial favorite educator among students, has been awarded the University Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award from the UConn Foundation.Continue Reading


Prestigious AACSB International Re-Accredits School of Business, Accounting Program

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The prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), considered by many to be the ‘gold standard’ of accrediting organizations, has re-accredited the School of Business and, separately, its Accounting program.Continue Reading


Deloitte Foundation Funding Helps UConn Attract, Retain High-Performing Accounting Educators

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The Deloitte Foundation, together with a team of passionate Deloitte alumni, has donated $1 million to help attract and retain high-performing educators within UConn’s prestigious accounting program.Continue Reading