Robert Bird

Professor: Walt Disney Co. Chose Values Over Politics; Other Corporations May Face Similar Dilemmas

UConn Today – The Florida state legislature this week voted to end the Walt Disney Co.’s special tax district, which has permitted the Orlando amusement park to govern its land and save millions each year in taxes. UConn Today spoke with business law Professor Robert Bird, the Eversource Energy Chair in Business Ethics and past president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, about the vote.

UConn Business Professors Present Five, Free Mini-Courses to Showcase Graduate Classes

UConn School of Business faculty, like Professor Robert Bird (Pictured above) are presenting short courses to give prospective graduate students a taste of what a UConn education would be like. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
The UConn School of Business is offering five mini-courses to showcase the expertise of its faculty. Although the programs were designed for prospective graduate students, anyone is welcome to join the one-hour, online courses free of charge.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

Shreya Murthy ’21, Triple Major and University Scholar, Examines Aviation Safety

Triple major and University Scholar Shreya Murthy (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Triple major and University Scholar Shreya Murthy (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Maybe it was because she took her first transcontinental flight at 4-months old, or that she’s flown some 60 times since, but junior Shreya Murthy is fascinated by commercial aviation.Continue Reading