David Souder


Two Veteran Professors Promoted to Associate Business Deans

Jose M. Cruz (left) and Lucy Gilson (right) have been named associate deans in the UConn School of Business.  Gilson has taken on the mantle of associate dean for faculty and outreach, while Cruz is now the associate dean for graduate programs. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Jose M. Cruz (left) and Lucy Gilson (right) have been named associate deans in the UConn School of Business. Gilson has taken on the mantle of associate dean for faculty and outreach, while Cruz is now the associate dean for graduate programs. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

The School of Business has announced the appointment of Professors Lucy Gilson and Jose M. Cruz as new associate deans. They join Professor Bob Day in rounding out the three-person team reporting to Interim Dean David Souder.Continue Reading


New Finance Chair Yiming Qian Is Among Nation’s Top Researchers

Yiming Qian, pictured above, is the first faculty member to hold an endowed chair in the Finance Department (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business).
Yiming Qian, pictured above, is the first faculty member to hold an endowed chair in the Finance Department (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business).

Those unfamiliar with the finance discipline sometimes underestimate the tremendous good that analysts and investors bring to the world, said Yiming Qian, who has just joined the faculty as a full professor and holds the new position of Toscano Family Chair in Finance.Continue Reading


New Business School Faculty for 2019

Top row, left to right: Yiming Qian (Finance), Miao Bai (OPIM), Nina Xu (Accounting).  Bottom row, left to right: Stefan Hock (Marketing), Chen Liang (OPIM), Weining Bao (Marketing). (UConn School of Business)
Top row, left to right: Yiming Qian (Finance), Miao Bai (OPIM), Nina Xu (Accounting). Bottom row, left to right: Stefan Hock (Marketing), Chen Liang (OPIM), Weining Bao (Marketing). (UConn School of Business)

The School of Business is welcoming 10 new faculty members this fall, including Yiming Qian, a full professor, who will chair the new Toscano Family Chair in Finance. Continue Reading


CCEI’s 2019 Entrepreneurship Summer Fellowship Champs

Left to right: Michelle Chao, Michael Martin, and Nicolas Myers, of Phoenix Tailings.  Emily Yale, of Land Maverick.  Christian Heiden, of Levo International.  Derek Hargrove, and Xiuling Yu, of Nami Therapeutics.  Brendan MacIntyre, and Nikolas Franceschi-Hofmann, of Geyser Remediation. (Evan Olson - UConn School of Business)
Left to right: Michelle Chao, Michael Martin, and Nicolas Myers, of Phoenix Tailings. Emily Yale, of Land Maverick. Christian Heiden, of Levo International. Derek Hargrove, and Xiuling Yu, of Nami Therapeutics. Brendan MacIntyre, and Nikolas Franceschi-Hofmann, of Geyser Remediation. (Evan Olson – UConn School of Business)

The startups at this year’s CCEI Summer Fellowship Finale presented vastly different entrepreneurial ideas, but all were united by a common, altruistic thread.Continue Reading



UConn Grabs Second-Place In Sustainability Case Competition

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The 2019 MBA Sustainability Case Competition, organized by the UConn’s Net Impact Graduate Chapter, took place earlier this month, with teams from seven U.S. colleges vying for $5,000 in awards and championship bragging rights.Continue Reading




State Turns to UConn for Economic Analysis

Fred Carstensen (pictured above) leads the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Fred Carstensen (pictured above) leads the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Without the advice, scrutiny and assessment of the School of Business’ Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (CCEA), our state might lack some of the critical businesses and well-paying jobs that we have today.Continue Reading