Nora Madjar


Why the Uptick in Strikes? A Negotiations Expert Responds

Thousands of unionized Stop & Shop workers across New England walked off the job early this month, leading to an 11-day strike. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
Thousands of unionized Stop & Shop workers across New England walked off the job early this month, leading to an 11-day strike. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Although the Stop & Shop strike is over, that may not be the end to the tide of recent labor action. In the past year, there have been prominent teacher strikes across the nation, and here in Connecticut, a possible strike is looming among nursing home employees.Continue Reading



Creative Collaboratorium Draws Top Scholars

Conference-goers puzzle through an escape room developed by UConn students. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Conference-goers puzzle through an escape room developed by UConn students. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

How do you host a conference for 40 of the top creativity researchers in the world?

By giving them activities that are novel, useful, and intellectually stimulating, said Management Professor Nora Madjar, who hosted the Creativity Collaboratorium in Storrs from Sept. 13-15.Continue Reading



UConn School of Business 2018 Faculty Awards

From left: Faculty award winners Xinxin Li, John Mathieu, Sulin Ba, Jan Stallaert, Nora Madjar, and David Papandria. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
From left: Faculty award winners Xinxin Li, John Mathieu, Sulin Ba, Jan Stallaert, Nora Madjar, and David Papandria. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

The School of Business recently honored some of its top faculty members for 2018, celebrating their achievements from the classroom to international research discoveries. Continue Reading


Negotiation Champs

The winning team of the 4th Annual Business/Law Negotiation Competition. From left: Brooke Tinnerello '17, UConn law student, Christopher DiGiacomo '18 MBA, and Steven Lin, UConn law student. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
The winning team of the 4th Annual Business/Law Negotiation Competition. From left: Brooke Tinnerello ’17, UConn law student, Christopher DiGiacomo ’18 MBA, and Steven Lin, UConn law student. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

MBA Candidates, Law Students Test Skills in Two-Day UConn Negotiation Challenge

MBA candidate Chris DiGiacomo is accustomed to negotiating project dates and deadlines through his job as a program management specialist at Pratt & Whitney. Continue Reading


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


Trams, Fast-Talk and New Friends: UConn Students Test Their Negotiation Skills In Vienna

In a twist to The Negotiation Challenge, preparation and negotiations were held on a tram in Vienna, Austria (Nora Madjar/UConn School of Business)
In a twist to The Negotiation Challenge, negotiations were held on a tram in Vienna, Austria (Nora Madjar/UConn School of Business)

Imagine trying to negotiate an agreement, while riding a tram around Vienna, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and trying not to get distracted by all there is to see.

How well would you do?Continue Reading


Business Law Negotiation Competition

Business and law students participate in the Business Law Negotiation Competition (UConn School of Law)
Students participate in the Business Law Negotiation Competition (UConn School of Law)

Six Cross-Disciplinary Teams Compete in Annual Competition

About 40 UConn business and law students competed and collaborated recently in the second annual Business Law Negotiation Competition, working on the first day of the competition to settle a business dispute and on the second day to reach an agreement to build a dam. Continue Reading


Student-Athlete Strong: Morgan Tuck

UConn Today – UConn’s student-athletes are often lauded for their on-field or on-court achievements, but there’s an equally important – often unseen – dimension to the student-athlete. UConn Today is publishing a series of profiles to highlight the academic prowess of these student-athletes. Follow along as we profile two athletes each month, and provide an inside look at the academic pursuits of these high-achieving student-athletes.

Morgan Tuck ’16 (BUS)