September 2003  

International Paper Honors John Georges with Named Professorship
Long-time International Paper executive John Georges was honored with a named professorship announced this month.

Successful Investment Strategy Based on
Behavioral Biases
Josef Lakonishok, his investment company, and his investment strategy based on behaviorial biases were the subject of a profile in Barron's.

Cutbacks and the Impact on Lambert Field and St. Louis

Economic Professor Jan Brueckner's new study on the economic impact of flight reductions to Lambert Field in St. Louis by American Airlines was the subject of a recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch article. link to Post-Dispatch

Consumer Perceptual Research: the Long and Short of Drinking Glasses

The size and shape of a drinking glass impacts the perception of quantity. This new consumer research from Brian Wansink was noted in the Toronto Globe and Mail. link to Globe and Mail

WILL Interview on Social Security
Listen to Assistant Professor of Finance Jeff Brown's comments on the future of Social Security. He was interviewed recently on Focus 580.

Privatizing Mass Transit Subject of New Working Paper
Professor Emeritus of Economics John Due has analyzed why free-market principles have not taken root in the US urban mass transit systems.

Technology & Management Signs Six Fortune 500 Companies

Six Fortune 500 companies have become the first members of the Technology & Management Corporate Affliliates Program.

Alumni Profile: Jean Baird
At State Farm Insurance, Jean Baird has enbraced career and educational challenges. She holds an Executive MBA from Illinois.


Sept 30: MBA Alumni Event in Chicago -- Going Beyond Your Career
Join the MBA Alumni Association as they host Jack Ryan, candidate for the US Senate. The event will be held in Michigan II, UBS Towers, 1 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago, from 6-8 p.m. For more information, call
217-244-6669 or email

Oct 9: Alumni Reception in Seattle
Seattle area alumni are invited to Zig Zag Cafe, 1501 Western Avenue in Seattle, for an informal alumni reception on October 9 featuring Finance Professor and Chair of the department David Ikenberry. The event is from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, please contact or call 217-244-6669.

Oct 24: 1953 Golden Anniversary Reception
Class of '53 alumni are invited to the Golden Anniversary reception in their honor at the Illini Union Pine Lounge on October 24 between 3-4 p.m. For more information, check the Alumni Association website.

Oct 25: Homecoming Tent Party
Join us for our annual Tent Party as the Illini take on Minnesota: food, live music and many alumni and friends. The College of Business tent is on Oak Street, directly across from the stadium. Food will be served from 9-11 a.m. Kickoff is at 11:00 a.m. Email for more information.

Oct 27: Harlem Globetrotter's Mannie Jackson to Deliver Cozad Lecture
Owner of the Harlem Globetrotters and a former executive with Honeywell, Mannie Jackson will deliver the Cozad Lecture on Entrepreneurship on October 27th. The public is invited to the talk at 5:15 p.m., which will be in 114 David Kinley Hall.

Oct 30: Corporate Security and International Operations:
Threat, Prevention, and Intervention
Panels of experts will address key corporate security concerns at a one-day conference organized by Illinois CIBER

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