Board of Trustees Approves New Instructional Facility:
Ground Breaking Planned for Spring 2006

At their July meeting, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved construction of a new instructional facility for the College of Business. A ground-breaking ceremony is being planned for spring 2006. MORE» 

Josef Lakonishok.Inside Information Serves Investors Well

Finding out if corporate insiders are buying company stock isn't hard now that the SEC provides that information on its website. According to Josef Lakonishok, when insiders buy, stock prices usually rise. MORE»

Increase Use of Estimates in Accounting Figures
Reveals Less

What can you learn from profit figures? Perhaps less than you thought, according to an article in The Economist that cites research by Theodore Sougiannis and Siyi Li. MORE»

Litigation in Japan on the Rise

Japan’s increase in litigation is attributed to an increase in the number of judges and lawyers and to the economic downturn in that country in the 1990s. MORE»

A LEAD student has a lot to smile about.High-Achieving High School Students
Take Part in Summer Program

More than 25 high-achieving minority high school students spent three weeks on campus as part of a special program designed to introduce them to business as an academic major in college. Academics mixed with fun during their visit to Urbana. MORE»

Welcome to the Class of 2009

Foellinger Auditorium was the site of the Welcome held by the College for the newest members of the College of Business community. MORE»

Cele Otnes.A Recession-proof Industry: Matrimony

Cele Otnes, professor of business administration and co-author of "Cinderella Dreams," calls lavish weddings "an end in themselves." She was interviewed for an article in the LA Times weekend magazine. MORE»

Steve D'Arcy.Municipal Borrowing for Pension Obligations

Like individual investors, pension systems are impacted by the boom -- and the bust -- years. Pension obligation funds help but they carry a price. Steve D'Arcy comments. MORE»

Looking for an Accountant Increasingly Challenging

Ira Solomon comments in Inc. magazine on the challenges companies are facing in finding an accountant, largely due to the increased workload imposed by Sarbanes-Oxley. MORE»

Jeff Brown.Retirees on Their Own

Risks and rewards are being shifted to retirees as more investment decisions are being left to individuals. Jeffrey Brown comments. MORE»

Illinois High Schools and Financial Literacy

Illinois is one of three states in the US that is doing a good job preparing high school graduates to effectively self manage their finances according to a study conducted this summer by three undergraduate students. MORE»

Faculty Fellows Announced

Four associate professors in the College were named faculty fellows this month. MORE»

New Professorship in Entrepreneurship Established

A Champaign couple is funding four professorships with priority to faculty who are involved in private business and technology transfer. MORE»


Alumni Highlight: Ann Randall

Ann Randall is a senior consultant with IBM's small business consulting services group. Her career has provided her with constant opportunities to use the knowledge gained with her Illinois MBA. MORE»

Tom O'Laughlin.Alumni Highlight: Tom O'Laughlin

Retired from a successful career in publishing, Tom O'Laughlin serves his community and the College of Business. MORE»


September 13 : Development Round Table in Chicago
The State of Healthcare and What It Means to Chicago's Business Community

Join us for a Round Table at the Illini Center (200 South Wacker Drive) from 11:30-1:30 on September 13. RSVP to Deanna Dale or call 217-333-6434. The September Round Table is co-hosted by GCG Financial.

Join your fellow alumni at a Second Tuesday event!September 13 : Second Tuesdays in Chicago

Visit with old friends, meet new, and network at the monthly Second Tuesday. Meet at the Rosebud Theatre District restaurant, 70 West Madison, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Co-hosted by the MBA Alumni Association and College of Business Alumni Association, all College of Business alumni are welcome. RSVP to Alumni Affairs or 217-244-6669.

The President of Illinois medallion.September 22 : Joseph White Inauguration

Joseph White, James Towey Professor of Business in the College, will be installed as the 16th president of the University of Illinois at a 2:00 p.m. ceremony at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on September 22.

October 11 : Cozad Lecture with Hatim Tyabji

Hatim Tyabji, executive chairman of Bytemobile, will present the 2005 Cozad Lecture on Entrepreneurship on October 11 in 141 Wohlers Hall. The lecture, which is open to alumni and the public, starts at 4:30 p.m. Free parking is available in lot E12 on Sixth St. Contact Alumni and External Affairs for more information.

October 22 : Homecoming Tent Party

Join the College of Business Alumni Association for the Twenty-seventh Annual Business Tent Party. See faculty and old friends. Enjoy a delicious dinner and lots of refreshments (vegetarian option available). Listen to Dixieland jazz. The tent party will be from 3:00-5:30 p.m. RSVP: by September 23 for football tickets and by October 14 for dinner only.

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August 2005

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