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Creative Collaboratorium Draws Top Scholars

Conference-goers puzzle through an escape room developed by UConn students. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Conference-goers puzzle through an escape room developed by UConn students. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

How do you host a conference for 40 of the top creativity researchers in the world?

By giving them activities that are novel, useful, and intellectually stimulating, said Management Professor Nora Madjar, who hosted the Creativity Collaboratorium in Storrs from Sept. 13-15.Continue Reading


New Business School Faculty for 2018

Top row, from left: Alina Lerman, Alexander Amati, Heidi Bailey, Stephen Brown. Bottom row, from left: Wei Chen, Redona Methasani ’18 Ph.D., Jo (Kyoungjo) Oh.
Top row, from left: Alina Lerman, Alexander Amati, Heidi Bailey, Stephen Brown.
Bottom row, from left: Wei Chen, Redona Methasani ’18 Ph.D., Jo (Kyoungjo) Oh.

Four UConn alumni, high-ranking executives from Anthem and Electric Boat, and professors with ties to Harvard and Yale are among the new faculty joining the UConn School of Business this fall.Continue Reading


Cohen, Team to Analyze Growth Tied to New Rail Line

Professor Jeff Cohen , pictured above, at Union Station in Hartford, is studying the impact that a new passenger rail line will have on residential and commercial development. The train, which travels from New Haven to Springfield, Mass., with many stops in between, began service in June. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Professor Jeff Cohen , pictured above, at Union Station in Hartford, is studying the impact that a new passenger rail line will have on residential and commercial development. The train, which travels from New Haven to Springfield, Mass., with many stops in between, began service in June. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Urban planners and government leaders from across the country are expected to be paying close attention to the results of a newly-launched study of how convenient commuter train service impacts the economic growth and development of communities.Continue Reading


Coach Auriemma Welcomes 2020 EMBAs, Shares Strategies

Geno Speaks to EMBA
Geno Auriemma, head coach of the UConn Women’s Basketball program, shared stories of basketball, leadership and success with the new cohort of the Executive MBA program on Thursday. Lucy Gilson, head of the management department, served as event moderator. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

UConn Women’s Basketball Head Coach Geno Auriemma faced one of the biggest challenges of his life in the second grade.Continue Reading


UConn Fuels Insurtech Boom with Innovative New Program

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When Hartford Innovation Places announced a plan to make the state capitol a center for the burgeoning insurtech industry, professor Timothy Folta, faculty director of the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI), was listening very carefully. Continue Reading


UConn Presents First-Ever Blockchain Symposium

Ying-Ying Hsieh, at UConn's Blockchain Technology & Organizations Research Symposium on Aug. 14 in Stamford. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Ying-Ying Hsieh, a professor at Imperial College London, explains her research on reconceptualizing organizational governance at UConn’s Blockchain Technology & Organizations Research Symposium on Aug. 14 in Stamford. The event drew two dozen faculty and researchers from around the globe. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

More than two dozen researchers from around the world gathered at UConn’s Stamford campus last week to discuss one of the hottest topics in business:

How will the powerful and quickly-emerging Blockchain technology revolutionize businesses, both within organizations and between them? Continue Reading


EBV Prepares Veterans for New Jobs as Business Owners

Veterans in the 2018 EBV program (from left): Richard Nebelski, Jonathan Norton and David Paradis get acquainted during the opening day reception. They are among 20 veterans in this year’s program. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Shaun Anderson ’16, a retired Navy petty officer first class, started a sound, lighting and audio-rental company in his garage in Vernon, Conn. Now “Off the Ground Sound” has moved to a storefront, and he’s considering expanding to more locations. Continue Reading


CCEI Fellowship Program Features Top Entrepreneurs

Daniel Yasoshima '18 (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Daniel Yasoshima ’18, a recent UConn graduate with a master of science in biomedical engineering, explains how the YouComm patient communication system would work. Yasoshima developed the innovation, soon to be tested at local hospitals, with Tom Cotton ’18 and engineering Professor Patrick Kumavor. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

It is a great thing to be an entrepreneur; it is even better to be an entrepreneur who can make a difference in the world. Continue Reading


Peyman Zamani ’06 MBA Strives to be E-Commerce Superhero

Logicbroker CEO Peyman Zamani (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

If you’ve made an online purchase from Rite Aid, Walmart, Amazon, Home Depot, Best Buy, or Staples recently, Logicbroker Inc. CEO Peyman Zamani and his team have helped ensure that you got your order–on time and in good condition. Continue Reading


Accounting Alumnus Earns a Top Score on CPA Exam

Matthew Bradford '16, '17 MSA (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Matthew Bradford ’16, ’17 MSA (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Matt Bradford ’16, ’17 MSA Earns One of the Best CPA Exam Scores in the Nation

Two-time accounting alumnus Matthew Bradford ’16, ’17 MSA earned one of the best CPA exam scores in the nation, and the top one in Connecticut, during 2017. Continue Reading