Monthly Archives: October 2018

Brown and Huang win WRDS Best Paper Award

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce Jeffrey R. Brown, the Josef & Margot Lakonishok Professor of Business and Dean, and Jiekun … Continued

Gies One-Year Naming Anniversary

  Larry Gies admits he wasn’t always comfortable with the idea of putting his name on the College of Business at the University of Illinois. “I always believe in team first,” said Gies. “A leader always puts the team ahead … Continued

Gies Business bringing executive education online

Most working professionals feel like they don’t have time for continuing education, but now Gies College of Business is changing the way that education is delivered. Starting this fall, Gies Business is bringing Executive Education to the fingertips of professionals … Continued

Fussner climbs food chain to Culvers’ VP of marketing

Julie Fussner (BADM, ’96) never thought she’d spend her career in the food industry, but she’s clearly found her niche and risen to the top of her profession. Fussner worked as a marketing manager at ConAgra Foods for nearly four … Continued

Student innovator reimagining restaurant menus

Patryk Swietek was in a hurry to make plans for his time at Illinois. After spending two years at junior college, Swietek knew he only had two years remaining at Gies College of Business, so he was anxious to get … Continued

A purpose-driven undergraduate experience

Every semester for the last 14 years, Kevin Jackson has welcomed new students to his Illinois accountancy classroom. But this semester, as the new Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, he’s welcoming many more new students—634 freshmen in fact–and working to … Continued

Seshadri pursues innovative ways to use data to evaluate risk

Business Administration Prof. Sridhar Seshadri’s passion for applying data analytics and technology to supply chain management is palpable and far-reaching. He is equally at home working with fellow scholars and companies to identify ways to reduce risk and create new … Continued