Infosys Chairman Delivers Beckman Lecture

N.R. Narayana Murthy, Infosys.This month, the College welcomed to campus the CEO of Infosys. In the 2005 Beckman Lecture, N.R. Narayana Murthy discussed how India’s information technology professionals must find new ways to compete in the global economy . MORE»

B. Joseph White, president of the University of Illinois.President White Focuses on High Aspirations

In the first such ceremony in almost 50 years, the three-campus University of Illinois system inaugurated its 16th president this month. In addition to serving as president, B. Joseph White holds a named professorship in the College of Business. MORE»

Windsurfers and Innovation

Sonali Shah, assistant professor of business administration.Research on the windsurfing community in Hawaii was cited in a recent issue of The Financial Times. Assistant Professor Sonali Shah looks at the social structures impacting and enabling innovation and entrepreneurship. MORE»

New Instructional Facility Focuses on Green

The Business Instructional Facility will have sustainable design elements and environmentally friendly features. MORE»

Steve D'Arcy, professor of finance.A Pension Timebomb

"Putting off the pain into the future." That's how Steve D'Arcy, professor of finance, describes many municipal and state pension plans. MORE»

Perspectives: Focus on Numbers

The College of Business magazine, Perspectives, looked at business by the numbers in the fall issue. From auctions to options trading, research in the College of Business is about numbers and their meaning. MORE»



MBA Student Displaced by Katrina Joins Illinois MBA

Chairath Sivapornpan was in four states in one week as he fled Katrina and found an academic home in the Illinois MBA program. MORE»

MBA Program Raises Funds for Hurricane Relief Fund

Second-year MBA student Brian Precious coordinated a fund-raising drive that raised almost $7000 this month for the American Red Cross. MORE»

Alumni Highlight: Aaron Brooks

Aaron Brooks recommends that students take advantage of the incredible opportunities on campus. The managing director of Hudson Financial Solutions has two degrees from Illinois. MORE»


Oct 1: FUNDRacer in Champaign Benefits Non-profit IBC Clients

Calling all runners! The first Illinois Business Consulting 5k race, dubbed FUNDRacer, is October 1. Proceeds from the race will be used to cover IBC's costs for providing consulting services to nonprofit organizations at no charge.

Hatim Tyabji.Oct 11: Cozad Lecture with Hatim Tyabji in Champaign

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.after 4:00 p.m.

Join your fellow alumni at a Second Tuesday event!Oct 11: Second Tuesdays in Chicago

Visit with old friends, meet new, and network at the monthly Second Tuesday. All College of Business alumni are welcome. Rosebud Theatre District restaurant, 70 West Madison, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Free appetizer buffet with minimum two drink purchase.

October 22 : Homecoming Tent Party

Join the College of Business Alumni Association for the Twenty-seventh Annual Business Tent Party. The tent party is from 3:00-5:30 p.m. RSVP: by October 10 for football tickets and by October 14 for dinner only.

Oct 22: Executive MBA Tailgate at Homecoming

Executive MBA alumni are gathering for the Penn State versus Illinois game. And what’s football without a tailgate party? Kick off the festivities by joining alumni and friends for a gourmet feast prepared by Chef Bob Rowe of Classic Events in Urbana.For more information, contact the EMBA program: 312-575-7901 or 312-575-7909 (fax).

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