Hatim Tyabji.Bytemobile Executive Delivers 2005 Cozad Lecture on Entrepreneurism

Hatim Tyabji, executive chairman of Bytemobile, says entrepreneurs have to have the courage to dream. Passion for your work while creating economic value also figures into his entreprenurial equation. MORE

B. Joseph White, president of the University of Illinois.President White Lists Illinois Impact, Looks To Future

B. Joseph White reflected on the past and looked to the future in his inaugural address. "Thank you for entrusting me with the honor and responsibility of leading the University of Illinois..." MORE

Joe Broschak.Temp Workers Have Good Attitude

Temporary workers may be difficult to count but their productivity is more easily determined. Business Administration faculty member Joe Broschak says that temp workers are highly productive and generally have a good attitude toward the company. MORE

A Shadow on Options Trading

Big options-trading firms manipulate the market to their advantage in the final days before options expire within a given month according to a study by finance faculty members Neil Pearson and Allen Poteshman and doctoral student Sophie Xiaoyan Ni. They looked at data from the Chicago Board Options Exchange. MORE

Pension Woes Result of Change to Accounting Rules

Stronger accounting standards could have given elected officials a more accurate picture of the impact of pension enhancements said Steve D'Arcy, professor of finance. MORE

Paul Magelli.Entrepreneurial Education Growing Outside Business Schools

A team lead by Paul Magelli recently ran the numbers and discovered that more than 180 four-year institutions are offering courses in entrepreneurship designed for students outside of business schools. MORE

Top Myths of Social Security

Social Security is "a real problem" says Associate Professor Jeffrey Brown of the Department of Finance, who is the lead author of a white paper that examines the top ten myths of Social Security reform. MORE

Alumni Offer Glimpse of Investment Banking Career

Several College of Business alumni returned to campus this month for an investment banking forum that offered some insights about a career in the field. MORE

CNA Executive Comments on Value of Accountants

Craig Mense, CFO of CNA Insurance, says that accountants "translate business impacts into business earnings." In his Lyceum presentation, Mense told accountancy students that business people value accountants. MORE

PCAOB Deputy Director Explains Role

The importance of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) in the modern business world was the subject of Gregory Wilson's Accountancy Lyceum presentation. "We make sure (firms) are following the rules." MORE

BP: Energy Firm Brings Simulation Program to Campus

As part of their national recruitment program, BP came to the U of I on September 20 to introduce some hand-selected students to a new trade simulation program that mimics challenges traders face on a daily basis. MORE

Would You Like a Shadow?

Host a College of Business student at your business for one day during the semester break! Learn why the job shadow program is good for the student andfor your business. The deadline to sign up is October 31. MORE


Alumni Highlight: Chuck Finn

Chuck Finn has had a storied career in the furniture industry. His time on campus was remarkable too: four years on the football team, a Big Ten co-championship, and meeting his wife. MORE


Join your fellow alumni at a Second Tuesday event!Nov 8: Second Tuesdays in Chicago

Second Tuesday, a monthly event for all alumni, is held a Rosebud Theatre District restaurant, 70 West Madison. 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Jeff Brown.Nov 15: Roundtable in Chicago --
The Politics and Policy of Social Security

Associate Professor Jeffrey Brown of the Department of Finance will talk about Social Security. Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive. Contact Deanna Dale for more information.

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