Tippie News - Henry B. Tippie College of Business Newsletter

MBA Students Pick Buffett’s Brain

Tippie MBA students visited Warren Buffett at his Omaha headquarters in February. Past students have come away surprised by some of Buffett's beliefs, such as his thoughts about business acquisitions (most deals are bad, so the fewer the better) and his tax philosophy (he supports a near-100 percent inheritance tax).

  Henry B. Tippie

News Briefs

Henry Fund Climbs 33 Percent

calculator and newspaperThe award-winning MBA student-managed Henry Fund posted a 33 percent gain in 2009, besting its S&P 500 benchmark by 7 percentage points.

Managing Earnings Might Be Counterproductive

Paul HribarResearch by accounting associate professor Paul Hribar suggests managing earnings may do more long-term harm than good to a firm's stock price.

Super Buzz Not As Loud for Super Bowl Ads

Coke adMarketing professor Tom Gruca says the economy and changing marketing strategies are making Super Bowl ads less important.

Rooney Rule Needs Fixing

John SolowEconomics associate professor John Solow says the NFL's Rooney Rule doesn't work, and offers a fix.

Upcoming Events

Feb. 22, W401 PBB, noon-1:30 p.m.

bowl of soupThis soup lunch will raise funds for this year's Tippie Build project and pay tribute to the late Jim Grifhorst, STSG staff member. Suggested donation is $10 per person. If you can't attend, consider an online contribution to Tippie Build.

John R. Hughes Lecture Series
Feb. 23, Iowa City Sheraton Hotel, 5-7 p.m.

David KohlDavid Kohl, Virginia Tech professor emeritus of agricultural economics, will discuss "New Economic Realities: Promise or Peril" at this free event. Please register in advance.

Pearson Leadership Lecture Series
Feb. 24, S401 PBB, noon-1:15 p.m.

Steve SeaboltSteve Seabolt, BBA 1974 in marketing and economics, will discuss with students his experiences and work as vice president of global brand development for Electronic Art's Sims Division. RSVP to cindy-reschly@uiowa.edu.

Tippie in the News

Whiteman Discusses Iowa’s Economic Growth

(Des Moines Register, Feb. 2)

Chuck WhitemanEconomics professor and interim director of the Institute for Economic Research Charles Whiteman says Iowa's economy is growing slowly. "The recovery is beginning now," Whiteman says. "Recovery to what is the $64,000 question."

Campbell Analyzes Relief Transportation in Haiti

(Epoch Times, Jan. 20)

Ann CampbellManagement sciences professor Ann Campbell is an expert in disaster transportation logistics and explains the challenges of moving relief supplies in Haiti.

Campbell also discusses Haitian relief with the public radio program Marketplace.

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