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Aaron McLean ’19: Persistence, Determination Key

Courtesy of UConn Men's Football program
Courtesy of UConn Men’s Football program

School of Business senior Aaron McLean from Southborough, Mass., is enjoying his last year on the UConn football team while simultaneously preparing for a career in business. In a recent interview he shared his dedication to hard work, his love of movies, and insight into the person who is his biggest sideline fan. Continue Reading


Goldman Sachs Partner Leads New SMF in Stamford

Blake Mather retired after 22 years at Goldman Sachs.  Now, he is an adjunct professor and advisor to the UConn Student Managed Fund in Stamford, giving students the opportunity to gain practical experience in investment strategies. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Blake Mather retired after 22 years at Goldman Sachs. Now, he is an adjunct professor and advisor to the UConn Student Managed Fund in Stamford, giving students the opportunity to gain practical experience in investment strategies. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

The UConn School of Business has established a Student Managed Fund (SMF) program in Stamford, allowing students to learn about investment strategies and then invest a $500,000 endowment under the watchful eye of investment advisers. The original program was established in Storrs in 2000, and has launched the careers of many investment professionals.Continue Reading


‘Do I Really Know You—And Does It Matter?’ Professional Familiarity Strengthens Virtual Work Teams

Colleagues troubleshooting an issue in person and online. (Getty Images)
Colleagues troubleshooting an issue in person and online. (Getty Images)

Knowing that your project partner used to own a business, earned a specialized degree, or is a technology genius can foster improved working partnerships.

But the fact that she likes chocolate ice cream, fast cars, and Major League Baseball isn’t essential to a productive business collaboration, and can even be detrimental to productivity.Continue Reading


Junau Boucard ’11 Running NYC Marathon for Children of Vietnam

Junau Boucard '11 (above) will run in the NYC Marathon next month. He is juggling work, race training, and the Part-time MBA program at UConn Stamford. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of business)
Junau Boucard ’11 (above) will run in the NYC Marathon next month. He is juggling work, race training, and the Part-time MBA program at UConn Stamford. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Editor’s Note: Junau Boucard completed the NYC Marathon on Sunday in 4 hours, 29 minutes and 54 seconds. Heartfelt congratulations, Junau, from UConn Nation!

Leaving an Impact on the World

During the grueling, 26.2-mile New York City Marathon in November, Junau Boucard, a second-year UConn MBA student, will have plenty of time to think.Continue Reading


Industry-Academic Program to Grow Entrepreneurial Know-How

Timothy Folta, professor of management, leads a class at the Graduate Business Learning Center in Hartford. Folta is director of the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UConn. (Peter Morenus/UConn File Photo)
Timothy Folta, professor of management, leads a class at the Graduate Business Learning Center in Hartford on Dec. 6, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

A new industry-academic initiative to increase entrepreneurial education and output among the state’s top researchers has been launched recently by the University of Connecticut, Unilever, Quinnipiac and Wesleyan Universities, and The Jackson Laboratory, with funding through a grant from the CTNext Higher Education Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund.

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Male Fertility Test Developers Win Venture Competition

Engineering doctoral student Reza Amin presents the QRFertile concept to a panel of judges during the Wolff New Venture Competition.
Engineering doctoral student Reza Amin presents the QRFertile concept to a panel of judges during the Wolff New Venture Competition.

One grew up in the shadow of UConn and the other, on a distant continent. But Stephanie Knowlton and Reza Amin are happy they made their trip to the state’s flagship university – no matter the route.Continue Reading




Rating Companies’ Cybersecurity Preparedness May Lead to Stronger Sites

Increased awareness about certain types of cybersecurity breaches leads companies to make improvements, says a new study co-authored by a UConn researcher. (Getty Images)
Increased awareness about certain types of cybersecurity breaches leads companies to make improvements, says a new study co-authored by a UConn researcher. (Getty Images)

Increased awareness about certain types of cybersecurity breaches leads companies to make improvements, according to a new international study by a University of Connecticut researcher and her counterparts.

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Research Series Draws Top Scholars in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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The Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI) recently announced a research seminar series aimed at furthering professorial interest and expertise in entrepreneurship and innovation.Continue Reading