December 2002  

Winter 2002 Convocation Speaker Offers Preview of His Message
Steve Van Arsdell previews his speech to the graduates at the Winter Convocation on December 22, 2002.

A Case Study in Consumer Behavior
Team work and a real consumer analysis challenge were evident when Tiffany Barnett White's class on buyer behavior looked at delivering the Yellow Pages on CD-ROM.

Interview with Faculty Member Serving on Social Security Panel
Assistant Professor of Finance Jeffrey Brown was interviewed recently about his upcoming work on a national panel appointed to look at personal savings accounts, which could become available under Social Security reform.

Golder Distinguished Chair in Finance Appointed
Michael Weisbach, Director of the Office for the Study of Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance and IBE Professor of Finance, was named to the Stanley C. and Joan J. Golder Distinguished Chair in Finance.
press release

First Faculty Fellows Named by Dean
The College's first faculty fellows were announced earlier this month. Seven faculty were named to three-year appointments as fellows.

Illinois Business Perspectives Mailed
The first issue of the College's new magazine, Illinois Business Perspectives, was mailed in early December. If you did not receive a copy, check the UI Alumni Association alumni database to update your contact information.
PDF of Illinois Business Perspectives
CAA update data page

CAA Hosts End of Semester Break, other December events
December was a busy month for the Commerce Alumni Association, which serves alumni, friends, current students, and College staff.


Basketball at the United Center
Illini basketball. The United Center. Fellow alumni. What could be better on a cold February evening? Contact Alumni and External Affairs (217-244-6669) for more information about this February 22, 2003 event.

Terrorism Insurance is Topic for Next Chicago Round Table
Terrorism insurance is the subject of the next Business Round Table to be held on February 25, 2003, at the Illini Center on Wacker Drive from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Space is limited. For more information, contact Tim Durst (217-333-6434).

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Posted on 12.20.02
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