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  • Winners of the 2014 Silicon Prairie Awards
    (Silicon Prairie News, 08/21/2014)

    After literally thousands of votes, the input of a handful of judges and a lot of creative social media campaigns, all of you dressed to the nines and joined us Thursday evening at Kansas City’s Midland Theatre to see who would be deemed the best of the Prairie. Now we’re excited to share with you who will be giving each of our beloved Golden Analogs a new home.

  • Researchers Studying Market Formula That Predicts Election Results
    (BBC, 08/08/2014)

    Brazilian researchers are studying a mechanism that uses characteristics of values and betting sites purse to try to predict the outcome of elections in the country. The system is already used in the United States and Europe and, according to studies, have been as or more accurate than traditional surveys of voting intentions.

  • Tom Kloet and Dean Sarah Fisher Gardial Open the Market
    (TMX Group, 08/07/2014)

    Sarah Gardial, dean of the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa, joined Tom Kloet, CEO, TMX Group, to open the market to celebrate his career and retirement from TMX Group. Kloet received his BBA in accounting from the University of Iowa in 1980.

  • OEI Participants Join the 18th TAI Event
    (The Daily Reporter, 08/04/2014)

    Thirty-two students from the Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute traveled to Spencer as part of their first full day of activities to participate in the Technology Association of Iowa's 18th Pitch & Grow event. Conducted at StartupCity Spencer, the entrepreneurial incubator located at Gary's on the River, nine different pitchers shared their business propositions with a panel of experts and peers in an effort to garner valuable feedback and insight into the steps necessary to successfully move forward with their endeavors.

  • Take Your Idea to Venture School
    (Business Record, 07/25/2014)

    Have an idea to start your own business? A University of Iowa program coming to Des Moines this fall can help. 

  • Entrepreneur Program Expands
    (The Daily Iowan, 07/21/2014)

    Iowans across the state seeking to begin their own businesses will soon have a new resource available.

  • Iowa City Kids Are Scooping Up Business Knowledge
    (Cedar Rapids Gazette, 07/10/2014)

    Perfecting an ice cream flavor is a challenging process. Would-be inventors need to pick the right toppings and mixin's to create an appealing and original concoction capable of reaching a wide audience. At the Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship, they add in one last ingredient: future entrepreneurial skills.

  • Apps Pave Path to Accidental Entrepreneurship
    (USA Today, 06/11/2014)

    The 26-year-old University of Iowa student had no plans to start a business as she entered her final year studying marine conservation. But a trip to some garbage-infested beaches in Mexico convinced her a mobile application to encourage recycling could help.

  • Options Expert Tackles the Penn West Case
    (The Globe and Mail, 06/04/2014)

    A financial puzzle went unsolved for about 10 years before Professor Erik Lie came along in the middle of the past decade. He spent months sorting out how thousands of executives in the United States ended up with favourably priced stock options. Now Canadian companies are in his crosshairs.

  • Personal Intelligence: Clues from a Handshake
    (Psychology Today, 06/03/2014)

    We use our personal intelligence to reason accurately about personality. Part of personal intelligence involves identifying clues to what an individual's personality is like.

  • Risk Viewed in the Round
    (Zurich, 06/03/2014)

    A few years ago, the pharmaceutical industry was almost paralyzed—by a triple blow from the Olympics, a hurricane, and subprime mortgages. To set the scene: pharmaceutical companies use tiny amounts of an inexpensive solvent, acetonitrile, to measure impurities in the drugs they make. Acetonitrile is a byproduct of acrylonitrile, which is used to make plastics for things like car parts and acrylic fibers for things like carpets.

  • A List of Top Schools Feeding the Asset Management Industry
    (Wall Street Journal, 05/30/2014)

    Which university has produced the most money managers? Ivy League schools rank highly, of course. (Editor's Note: The University of Iowa is listed among the top schools ranked by MBA graduates when scaled for school size.)