It's our favorite time of year here at UW as autumn has arrived, and our classes are in full swing! It's been a busy few months at the College of Business; here is what you may have missed!
On September 8th, the College of Business held its largest career fair in history both in terms of student engagement and employer participation. The mission of the fair was develop a more inclusive and equitable career fair for its business students by reducing registration barriers, and by providing UW-branded T-shirts to students who attended with the expectation that they would sport jeans for the event rather than suits and ties. Click here to learn more about this event.
Last week we welcomed Nobel Prize Award winner Dr. Vernon L. Smith to speak at UW. Dr. Smith was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002 for his groundbreaking work in experimental economics. Read more about his visit here.
Accounting & Finance
The fifth annual Wyoming Blockchain Stampede and WyoHackathon sponsored by the UW Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation concluded last week. The event featured speakers, panels and events exploring the next generation of digital assists, blockchain-related startups, educational programs, financial and regulatory issues, digital identity, state and federal legislation, and cybersecurity and digital identity. Click here to learn more about this event.
Researchers from the College of Business Economics Department have been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to lay the groundwork for models that more accurately predict the spread of infectious diseases. The $1 million research project comes on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, which revealed that current epidemiological models do not adequately account for the human behavioral, social and economic factors that are key to understanding and mitigating a rapidly changing public health crisis. Click here to learn more about this incredible research opportunity.
Management & Marketing
The department welcomed two new members this fall. Dr. Jeff Covin, one of the most-cited scholars in management strategy and entrepreneurship joined the department as a visiting professor on a two-year term. Jeff spent 13 years at Georgia Tech and then 22 years at Indiana University. He was a chaired professor at both institutions.
Mike Burns has joined the Center for Professional Selling as Director. Mike comes from a career in sports management in Major League Baseball where he worked for the Phillies, the Astros, Blue Jays and the Brewers.