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Alumni Help Taxi Industry Shift into Overdrive

Nadav Ullman '12 (BUS), the CEO, and Thomas Bachant '13 (ENG), co-founder and CTO of Dashride, outside their office on 5th Avenue in New York City. (Nathan Oldham/UConn Photo)
Nadav Ullman ’12 (BUS), the CEO, and Thomas Bachant ’13 (ENG), co-founder and CTO of Dashride, outside their office on 5th Avenue in New York City. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

If you’ve taken a cab or a limo in any major city in the U.S. in the last few years, odds are good that a team of UConn alumni helped orchestrate your ride. Continue Reading


Launch of New Hartford Passenger Line Part of ‘Train Renaissance’

Business professor Jeff Cohen, who has researched the business and real estate impacts of the CTfastrak bus rapid transit service, says the new Hartford Line commuter train will have an impact on land value and job opportunities in cities. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Business professor Jeff Cohen, who has researched the business and real estate impacts of the CTfastrak bus rapid transit service, says the new Hartford Line commuter train will have an impact on land value and job opportunities in cities. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

The Hartford Line is a new commuter rail service between New Haven and Springfield, Mass., with additional stops in suburbs along the 62-mile route. The service, a collaboration between the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts, will launch on Saturday, June 16.Continue Reading


Supervisors: Learning on the Job is Key, says Study

Informal learning on the job plays a crucial role in many work environments, and is especially well suited to health care settings, but supervisors don’t always recognize the benefit, according to a new UConn study. (Getty Images)
Informal learning on the job plays a crucial role in many work environments, and is especially well suited to health care settings, but supervisors don’t always recognize the benefit, according to a new UConn study. (Getty Images)

Informal, on-the-job learning is a key component of workplace education, especially for promotion-focused employees who seek out opportunities that enable goal attainment. Continue Reading


Lizzie Turner ’18: What Will Your Google Page Say?

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Turner '18 (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Turner ’18 (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

When Elizabeth “Lizzie” Turner ’18 applied for a full scholarship to attend UConn and enroll in the Honors Program, interviewers asked her why they should admit her. Continue Reading


Commencement 2018

Photo from the 2018 UConn School of Business Commencement ceremony taken Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (G.J. McCarthy / UConn Foundation)
Photo from the 2018 UConn School of Business Commencement ceremony taken Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (G.J. McCarthy / UConn Foundation)

Fidelity Exec Kathleen Murphy ’87 JD Tells Undergrads: Live the Life of Your Dreams

Live the life of your dreams, commencement speaker and alumna Kathleen A. Murphy ’87 JD told almost 700 ecstatic undergraduate business students, their family, and friends, during the School of Business commencement ceremony Sunday. Continue Reading


Conference Draws Leadership Superstars

Robin Roberts, Co-Anchor, ABC "Good Morning America," delivers the keynote presentation. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Robin Roberts, Co-Anchor, ABC “Good Morning America,” delivers the keynote presentation. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

A tidal wave of change is bearing down on business, and many of the traditional leadership structures that have worked so well in the past are breaking down.

Yet after interviewing business icons, U.S. Presidents, the Pope, and many other powerful leaders, Alan Murray, the first speaker at the Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference, offered some guidelines for surviving and thriving in this rapidly and profoundly changing business climate. Continue Reading


Nearly 1,300 Businesses Thrive with CTSBDC Free Help

The Pastyrnaks of Counter Weight Brewing Co., just one of 1,284 businesses the CTSBDC helped in 2017 alone.  (Connecticut Small Business Development Center)
The Pastyrnaks of Counter Weight Brewing Co., just one of 1,284 businesses the CTSBDC helped in 2017 alone. (Connecticut Small Business Development Center)

Entrepreneur Bill Pastyrnak had an extensive business background, and he and his son had a passion for brewing beer, but without a helping hand, they knew their dream of creating Counter Weight Brewing Co. in Hamden, Conn., wouldn’t come true. Continue Reading


OPIM Innovate Allows Immersion in Emerging Tech

Carina Zamudio ’19 (CLAS) (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
With a virtual reality headset on, junior Carina Zamudio ’19 (CLAS) spent part of a recent Friday afternoon at the OPIM Innovate Lab trying to slay villains who were intent on breaching the security around a virtual castle. The lab offers students, faculty, and staff members the chance to experiment with five different emerging technologies and acquire new skills. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

With a virtual reality headset on, junior Carina Zamudio spent part of a Friday afternoon trying to slay villains who were intent on breaching the security around a virtual castle. Continue Reading


Four Alumni Join School of Business Hall of Fame

From left: David Acampora '79; Dean John A. Elliott; Timothy Curt '84, Gayle A. Russell '88 MBA, '95 Ph.D. and Christopher Lafond '87. (Thomas Hurlbut Photography)
From left: David Acampora ’79; Dean John A. Elliott; Timothy Curt ’84, Gayle A. Russell ’88 MBA, ’95 Ph.D. and Christopher Lafond ’87. (Thomas Hurlbut Photography)

The School of Business inducted four accomplished business leaders into its Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 24 in a joyful ceremony that included memories of favorite professors, 50-cent UConn basketball tickets and enormous Dairy Bar hot fudge sundaes. Continue Reading


UConn to Hold First-Ever Giving Day from April 4-5

UConn Gives: 36 Hours. All Paws In.
UConn Gives: 36 Hours. All Paws In.

UConn Gives. 36 Hours, All Paws In.

For the first time in history, UConn Nation is putting all paws in to support the University during a 36-hour online giving event.

UConn Gives will begin on April 4 and continue through April 5, encouraging supporters to make a gift of any amount to their UConn passion project: from student scholarships, to groundbreaking research, and beloved schools, colleges, and academic programs. Continue Reading