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‘Equity Now’ Speaker to Address Prevalent Employee Secret: The Invisible Disability

UConn Today – More than one billion people worldwide live with a disability, and yet a vast majority of those with ‘invisible’ disabilities try not to disclose them at work for fear of stigma and discrimination.

Lawrence Deju-Wiseman, Executive Director & Global Head of Strategic Initiatives at Morgan Stanley in London and an employee with an ‘invisible disability,’ will be the guest speaker at the final Equity Now Speaker Series event at 5 p.m. April 15.

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Nicholas Donofrio, former Executive VP at IBM, Shares Leadership, Innovation and Tech Strategies at March 5 Alumni Program in Stamford

UConn Today – With almost six decades of experience in technology and innovation, including as an Executive Vice President ushering an era of dramatic change at IBM, Nicholas M. Donofrio knows a great deal about transformation and strategy.

Donofrio, a scientist and engineer, is also the author of a 2022 book titled, “If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes: The Nick Donofrio Story,’’ which offers a combination of personal anecdotes, business insight, and wisdom, woven in with the advice and guidance from 37 other, extraordinary business leaders.

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Popular Business-Law Series Kicks Off With Discussion of College Athletes’ Rights Movement

UConn Today – The School of Business’ popular Equity Now Speaker Series resumes this fall with a discussion about the relatively new opportunity for college athletes to profit from the use of their name, image and likeness.

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One Year After the Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Can Businesses Prevent Future Wars?

UConn Today – The Russian invasion of Ukraine has captured the attention of Americans in ways that few other conflicts have, and created challenges that today’s business students will likely grapple with for the rest of their careers.

That’s the perspective of two leading business-ethics scholars who will be the guest panelists during a Feb. 20 program called “Business, Peace and the War in Ukraine: One Year Later.’’ It is part of the School of Business’ Equity Now speaker series that addresses prominent justice and human rights issues in business.

The School of Business’ Popular Hall of Fame Ceremony To Resume In-Person Celebration

A group of celebrants during the in-person Hall of Fame Celebration in 2019 (Tom Hurlbut)
A group of celebrants during the in-person Hall of Fame Celebration in 2019 (Tom Hurlbut)

The School of Business will resume its in-person Hall of Fame celebration this year, honoring five prominent alumni at an elegant ceremony on April 22 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

“The Hall of Fame ceremony is one of the signature events at the School of Business,” said Dean John A. Elliott. “The event was established to recognize alumni whose professional achievements, character, and commitment to others have placed them among an elite group of graduates. We are looking forward to gathering to celebrate these five inductees, who exemplify the values of a UConn business education.”Continue Reading

Inaugural Alumni Case Competition to Help Bridgeport Youth Advocates Strengthen Their Organization’s Growth

Group of volunteers and participants in Connect-Us, based in Bridgeport. UConn is hosting an alumni case competition to benefit the non-profit (Contributed Photo)
Group of volunteers and participants in Connect-Us, based in Bridgeport. UConn is hosting an alumni case competition to benefit the non-profit (Contributed Photo)

Pam Lewis and her team at Connect-Us are fierce advocates for teenagers and young adults in Bridgeport, and the programs they run have been extremely successful.

Connect-Us accepts students and young adults, regardless of academic achievements, if they have a true desire to excel.

“Our programs reach young people in Bridgeport who do not have access to the same connections, resources, and opportunities as their peers who are growing up in other, more affluent areas of Fairfield County,” said Lewis, the founder and CEO.

“Through Connect-Us, young people in Bridgeport have new experiences with each other, with business professionals, and with adult volunteers,” she said. “They take new risks and learn skills that can be applied to their future, whether that’s going to college, entering the workforce, or any number of paths.”Continue Reading

New Business Law Program Promises Answers To Tough Questions on Equality, Inclusion

Image of Equity Now Speaker Series on black background
What are some recommendations to make a business more welcoming to the LGBTQ community?

What employment rights does an employee have if he or she is experiencing a lengthy recovery from COVID-19?

And do new technology-enhanced corporate hiring tools eliminate, or exacerbate, sexism and racism in the workplace?

Those are some of the questions that legal scholars will address in UConn’s “Equity Now!” business law series, which is open to students, faculty, alumni, friends of UConn and other sponsoring institutions.Continue Reading