April 2004  

IDM case sponsor, Ford logo.Case Competition Gives One Team a Chance to Shine
Teams of IDM students took part in a case competition sponsored by Ford. Research, team work, reassessment, and a sense of humor are elements that help a team win. Read more

Karen Katen of Pfizer.Pfizer Executive Delivers Hallene Lecture
Pfizer Inc and Pfizer Global Pharaceuticals executive Karen Katen met with Technology & Management Program students and delivered the second Alan M. Hallene Lecture earlier this month. Read more

AMD Executives Visit Campus, Offer Insights
Management and corporate governance was the topic of AMD President and CEO Hector Ruiz's lecture in late March. Read more

Allen Poteshman, assistant professor finance.Research on 9-11 Featured by Tribune Columnist
Assistant Professor of Finance Allen Poteshman's research on options trading prior to 9-11 was featured in one of Bill Barnhart's Chicago Tribune columns this month. Read more

Facing Failure, Finding Success

A public forum on entreprenurial leadership featured David Brunel, who said an entrepreneurial venture is a process of balancing risk. CED and NCSA were hosts. Read more

close-up of an apple.
Mindless Munching:
We Don't Pay Attention to What We Eat
The number and variety of factors that influence what we eat is the focus of research in the Food & Brand Labs, founded by Professor of Business Administration Brian Wansink. Read more

Campus Renumbering Courses

Do you fondly remember FIN 221, corporate finance? How about ACCY 220, the fundamentals of accountancy? Effective in fall 2004, all courses, including your favorites, are being renumbered. Read more

Spring 2004 cover of Perspectives.
Perspectives Online

The College of Business magazine, Perspectives, is online in PDF format. Read more


Nathan Saegesser.Alumni Profile: Nathan Saegesser
Nathan Saegesser offers some observations of his time on campus, and his career since his graduation. One nugget: "Invest equally in learning, fun, and relationships." Read more

May 6 and June 10:
Executive MBA Info Sessions in Chicago

Attend an Executive MBA Informational Session to learn more about our prestigious MBA degree for accomplished executives from the faculty and students currently in the program. Sessions are on the 4th Floor at 200 S. Wacker in Chicago from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Visit TheExecutiveMBA.com for more details.

May 12 and June 8:
MSTax Info Sessions in Chicago

Informational sessions are a great way to learn more about the MS Tax program, a signature degree from the College of Business. Sessions are from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Illini Center, 4th Floor, 200 S. Wacker in Chicago. RSVP at (312) 575-0909 or MSTax@uiuc.edu.

May 14 and 15:
College of Business Convocation Ceremonies in Urbana

Professional Masters Ceremony: May 14, Smith Memorial Hall, 5 p.m.
MBA Ceremony
: May 15, Krannert Center for Performing Arts, 9:00 a.m.
College of Business Ceremony: May 15, Assembly Hall, 1:30 p.m.

June 14-17: Transmission School in Chicago
Explore the challenges faced by the electricity industry, including transmission grid reliability, emerging transmission business structures, and how the evolution of the electricity markets is impacting the nature of the transmission business. This course is offered by Illinois CIBER. Read more

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Posted on 04.30.04
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