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Dean’s Report 2018
When entrepreneur Peter J. Werth pledged more than $22 million to the University of Connecticut last winter, for the creation of the Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, a new chapter was written in UConn’s history.Continue Reading
BEHS Students Show Off Their Businesses at Competition
UConn Grad Students Volunteer for Hartford Riverfront Recapture
UConn Net Impact Graduate Chapter – On October 13th, 2017, UConn’s Graduate Net Impact Chapter hosted a volunteer day for Riverfront Recapture, a non-profit organization that manages downtown Hartford’s riverfront park system.
HBJ Reveals 2017 CFOs of the Year
Hartford Business Journal – This year’s Hartford Business Journal CFO of the Year Awards may have been one of the most competitive in recent memory.
Among the companies whose chief financial officers were in the running for the honor were Stanley Black & Decker, Aetna, United Financial Bancorp and Virtus Investment Partners.
Business and Human Rights
UConn Expertise Helps Strengthen United Nations’ Global Initiatives on Responsible Business Conduct
When a United Nations committee met last month in Geneva, Switzerland, to prepare new guidance on business and human rights, six UConn faculty offered suggestions to bolster the international treaty. Continue Reading
School of Business Dean Elected Officer of Accreditation Program
John A. Elliott, the dean of the University of Connecticut School of Business, has been elected as an executive officer of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the ‘gold standard’ accrediting body for schools of business. Continue Reading
Emeritus Spotlight: Karla Fox
Professor Emeritus Karla Fox Remains Busy – With Varied Pursuits
Since retiring from UConn, where her last full-time appointment was Interim Dean, Karla Fox has kept busy with a number of civic activities. Continue Reading
‘We Accept’ Positivity
Social Media Campaign Strives to Promote Acceptance, Challenge Extremism
A group of business students set out with a daunting task: to reduce negativity, extremism and hate on social media. Along the way, they garnered support from the Department of Homeland Security and Facebook to challenge extremist views across the world. Continue Reading
Making an Impact: Student-led Group Helps Startups
Student-led UConn Consulting Group Offered Helping Hand to Financial Startups
Two financial services startups were the recent beneficiaries of a helping hand from the UConn Consulting Group, an undergraduate, student-led organization that works on real-life business projects to both assist companies and broaden student experiences.
“By working on a project for a startup, I had direct access to the CEO and felt like the UConn Consulting Group was consistently making an impact on the company,” said junior Matthew DeLeon. “The trust that the company placed in the group allowed us to push beyond what we had done in the past.” Continue Reading