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Gambling like tobacco?
Questions about the alleged harmful effects of gambling may move from
the newspaper opinion page to the courtroom, according to John W. Kindt,
a professor of business administration, who writes that there is mounting
evidence that casinos and video gambling machines have created "problem
gamblers." This makes the industry susceptible to class-action suits
along the lines of state-initiated tobacco lawsuits according to Kindt.
crisis underlying Argentinas economic crisis
Argentina has long suffered from a schism between the urban working classes
and the rural cattle barons and farmers, according to Werner Baer, a UI
professor of economics. This political conflict makes reaching a national
in the top five for Peace Corps business volunteers
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the top five universities
in the country with alumni serving in the Peace Corps business program.
Eleven Illinois graduates are serving in a business capacity as Peace
Corps volunteers in countries as diverse as Kazakhstan, Togo, and Paraguay.
The volunteers represent several Illinois colleges, including Commerce
and Business Administration, Engineering, Social Work, and Liberal Arts
and Sciences. Three are CCBA graduates.
Study Abroad Office releases new website
CCBA offers an unusual resource to its students: a college-specific study
abroad office that targets its work on CCBA students. A new Commerce Study
Abroad Office website answers commonly asked questions about overseas
opportunities for undergrads and MBA students and gives helpful links
to sister institutions where study is possible.
Mary Miller appointed Associate Dean for the Illinois MBA
Mary Miller, currently associate dean at the Stern School at New York
University, is the new associate dean for the Illinois MBA Program. Dean
Avijit Ghosh made the announcement to staff in an early December email.
Miller joins the university in mid-January 2002.
Three students were honored by the Department of Finance earlier this
month. Morgan Lynge, finance department chair, sent letters of congratulations
to Travis Robinson, Brina Tam, and Kevin Sutton for their academic achievement
in finance that garnered them the designation departmental distinction.
EMBA/MBA Alumni Review Weekend
MBA and EMBA graduates re invited to visit Champaign on February 9 for
a luncheon with faculty speakers and a Big Screen TV Party featuring Illinois
taking on Purdue. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 217-333-4510.
York and New Jersey alums invited to watch the Illini
The Fighting Illini meet the Seton Hall Pirates at the Meadowlands on
February 16. Join alumni and friends at a pregame lunch at the Crowne
Plaza Hotel in Secaucus, NJ. Dean Avijit Ghosh and ACES Dean Robert Easter
are special guests at the pre-game brunch. For more information, email
or call 217-244-6669.
you are marking up your new calendar, dont forget about the Spring
Luncheon in Chicago at the Palmer Hour on April 5, 2002. (A future listserv
will have more information.)
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