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UConn Grad Students Gain Valuable Global Knowledge by Partnering with Henkel

As part of UConn’s Experiential Learning Collaborative (ELC), graduate students worked with Henkel Corp. this spring to identify new opportunities for business growth and competitive advantage. Above are some of the participants, including, from left: Martin Donner, ELC project mentor; Niraj Sharma ’18 MSBAPM; Kimberly Newton, a vice president at Henkel; Ankita Padwal ’18 MSBAPM; Kseniia Poirkina ’18 MBA; Greg Kivenzor, ELC director, and Brad Wade, director at Henkel. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
As part of UConn’s Experiential Learning Collaborative (ELC), graduate students worked with Henkel Corp. this spring to identify new opportunities for business growth and competitive advantage. Above are some of the participants, including, from left: Martin Donner, ELC project mentor; Niraj Sharma ’18 MSBAPM; Kimberly Newton, a vice president at Henkel; Ankita Padwal ’18 MSBAPM; Kseniia Poirkina ’18 MBA; Greg Kivenzor, ELC director, and Brad Wade, director at Henkel. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

In a world in which the purchase and delivery of laundry, home care, and beauty products is rapidly changing, accelerating digitalization is integral to Henkel’s growth strategy.Continue Reading


New Business Faculty Drawn by UConn’s Reputation

Alina Lerman and Debanjan Mitra will join the UConn School of Business faculty this fall. (Alina Lerman, Debanjan Mitra)
Alina Lerman and Debanjan Mitra will join the UConn School of Business faculty this fall. (Alina Lerman, Debanjan Mitra)

The UConn School of Business is welcoming two distinguished veteran faculty members this fall, including an accounting expert from Yale and a marketing professor who studies innovation. Continue Reading






Charter Sets Sights on Original Content

Stamford Advocate– The country’s second-largest cable company wants to be more than a distributor.

Charter Communications’ announcement earlier this month that it had created and filled a new senior vice president position to oversee original content points to its increasing focus on producing its own programming. Industry experts are not surprised that Charter is focusing more on production in a shifting media landscape, but some question the effectiveness of the strategy.



Charter-backed Repeal of Net Neutrality Approved

Stamford Advocate – The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to eliminate “net neutrality” rules instituted during the Obama administration that regulate how broadband providers deliver and charge for content, in an expected but controversial decision that opponents have vowed to fight.

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Connecticut Internet Firms Face Post-Net Neutrality Era

Stamford Advocate – A battle over online access is roiling an industry that includes Connecticut’s top internet companies.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed getting rid of “net neutrality” rules instituted during the Obama administration that play a pivotal role in regulating how broadband providers deliver and charge for content.

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