Lucy Gilson


New Study Shows Connecticut is Blazing the Trail for Women in Business

The Daily Campus/em> – Hartford ranks seventh in the top 10 American cities for women to start a business, according to a recent Citrix Sharefile study.

The study took into consideration economic and cultural factors such as percentage of businesses in the city owned by women, percentage of women business executives and buying power by local women.

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Faculty Creativity in Action

To spur creativity during the closing session, conference participants were given minimal resources such as old magazines and cardboard boxes, with which they created "toy theatres" at the Ballard Puppetry Museum. (Devin Basdekian/UConn School of Business)
To spur creativity during the closing session, conference participants were given minimal resources such as old magazines and cardboard boxes, with which they created “toy theatres” at the Ballard Puppetry Museum. (Devin Basdekian/UConn School of Business)

Cooking, Puppetry, Research All Part of Management’s Creativity Conference

How do you celebrate and inspire creativity when you have three dozen top creative scholars coming to campus? Continue Reading


Leadership: A Gift That Should Be Used Wisely

2018 Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker Robin Roberts,  Co-Anchor "Good Morning America"
2018 Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker Robin Roberts, Co-Anchor “Good Morning America”

Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts to Headline Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference in April

Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” will be the keynote speaker at the Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference in April 2018.

“Agile Leadership: Staying Ahead of the Game” is the theme of the conference from April 17-18 at Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Uncasville, Conn. The event is hosted by Auriemma, the UConn women’s basketball head coach, who has led his team to 11 NCAA Division One national championships. Continue Reading


CT Biz Schools Aim to Build Women C-Suite Pipeline

Hartford Business Journal – When Nancy Lennert decided to transition her career from animation to marketing, one of her first steps was to enroll in UConn’s part-time MBA program.

“I wanted a more solid foundation of business knowledge, including finance and accounting,” Lennert said.


Gender Equality: Are We Making Progress?

Management professor Gary Powell has spent most of his 41-year UConn career as an expert on gender differences in the workplace. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Management professor Gary Powell has spent most of his 41-year UConn career as an expert on gender differences in the workplace. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Retiring Professor Gary Powell, Expert in Gender Equality in the Workplace, Recognizes Some Progress in 40+ Years, But Not Enough

Management professor Gary Powell has spent most of his 41-year UConn career as an expert on gender differences in the workplace, and is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field.

Powell announced his retirement on June 1, but will remain active at the University, teaching in the fall semesters and continuing to add to a lengthy list of research achievements. Continue Reading


Business School Recognized by National Association of Women MBAs

NAWMBA plaque presented to John Elliott, Marlys Rizzi, John Knopf (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
The National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) presented a plaque to John A. Elliott, dean of the School of Business, Marlys Rizzi, 2016 NAWMBA National Conference Chair and a business school assistant director, and John Knopf, Stamford campus director for the School of Business, on June 14. Missing is Lucy Gilson, head of the management department and the UConn faculty advisor to the local NAWMBA chapter. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

National Association of Women MBAs Thanks UConn for Its ‘Vital’ Contributions to Program’s Success

A plaque was presented in appreciation for the UConn School of Business hosting the 2016 NAWMBA Conference and Career Fair in Stamford last October. The plaque thanks the School and describes its contribution as vital to the success of the educational and networking conference.


Professor Folta Takes Reigns at Academy of Management

Management Professor Timothy B. Folta will oversee the Business Policy & Strategy division at the Academy of Management (UConn School of Business)
Management Professor Timothy B. Folta will oversee the Business Policy & Strategy division at the Academy of Management. (UConn School of Business)

Timothy B. Folta Will Oversee the Academy of Management’s Business Policy and Strategy Division

Management professor Timothy B. Folta has been elected to a five-year term overseeing the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division of the Academy of Management.

With a global membership of more than 5,000, the division is the second largest within the Academy of Management. The five-year commitment involves a series of responsibilities, including designing the annual conference program, and culminating in the chairmanship. Continue Reading


When Cancer Attacks a Family

Renee Jackson '07 JD/MBA (Renee Jackson)
Renee Jackson ’07 JD/MBA, ready to bounce back and “really crush the opportunities” that come her way. (Renee Jackson)

Alumna Renee Jackson ’07 JD/MBA Shares Story of Resilience After Breast Cancer

It is hard to understand how life can be so cruel to one family.

But UConn alumna Renee Jackson watched her father battle breast cancer and her sister fight ovarian cancer, both with grace and resilience. They were her role models, Jackson said, when she herself was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, at age 37. Continue Reading


Unique, Creative Startups Win $30,000

2017 Innovation Quest Awards

Innovation Quest Tops Participation Record; Winners Present Vastly Different, Creative Startup Ideas

The winners of this year’s Innovation Quest (iQ) competition had a unique set of people to credit for inspiring their success, including:

  • A friend with a teddy bear tattoo, emblazoned with his ex-girlfriend’s name;
  • A waitress who was trying to handle a mad-house of customers during a blizzard, when the rest of the wait staff didn’t show up;
  • A little brother who leaves his EpiPen home because it is too bulky to carry;
  • Americans who have very polarized beliefs about political events, depending on which news source they follow.

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Dean’s Annual Report 2016

UConn School of Business Dean's Annual Report 2016

Transforming Futures

In describing the UConn School of Business at this moment, 76 years into its accomplished history, the word “engaged” captures the essence. Our students, faculty and staff are engaged with each other, with our alumni, with the corporate community and with the University.

The School’s growth has been extraordinary, both in terms of enrollment and creating and maintaining vibrant, effective and relevant academic programs. We are transforming the future—of our students, our state, our industries and our world. There is much to celebrate.

We invite you to read the 2016 Dean’s Annual Report.