Dean Search Update
A strong pool of finalists for the position of dean of the Tippie College of Business have been identified and on-campus interviews are now being conducted. Stay up-to-date by visiting the dean search webpage.
Tippie Economist Imagines What a Libertarian World Would Look Like
David Barker, an adjunct professor of finance, shares his views on libertarianism in his book, Welcome to Free America.
Tippie in the News
Berg Explains Predictive Success of IEM
(CNN, January 9)
As polls and pundits try to handicap the Republican nomination race, the smart money may be on the Iowa Electronic Markets, which has proven to be a leading indicator of trends in campaigns.
Weller Discusses Effects of European Debt on U.S. Economy
(Bankrate.com, January 5)
In an interview with Bankrate.com, Professor Emeritus Paul Weller discusses the potential effects of European debt and what the U.S. can do to soften its blow here.
Whiteman on Bloomberg TV
(Bloomberg TV, January 3)
Tippie Senior Associate Dean Charles Whiteman appeared on Bloomberg Television’s “InBusiness with Margaret Brennan” to discuss the impact of Iowa’s economy on the GOP caucuses and how the state's economic health conflicts with the GOP theme.
Rietz Describes Accuracy of Iowa Electronic Markets
(Reuters, December 19)
A Chicago futures exchange aims to be the first regulated U.S. market to offer legal betting on the U.S. presidential election.
Solow Says National Debt Outlook Depends on Social Security and Medicare
(Quad City Times, December 16)
If the Republican primaries had been held last summer, the national debt would have been the most important issue.
Collins Assesses Legal Implications of MF Global Missing Funds
(Bloomberg BusinessWeek, December 9)
Throughout more than two hours of congressional testimony, Jon S. Corzine was careful to invoke the idea of intent when asked how his failed brokerage, MF Global Holdings Ltd., came to lose track of as much as $1.2 billion in its clients’ money.
Betting on the Elections—Why Do Gamblers Beat Polls?
(Money Talks News, December 8)
Forget fantasy football—try fantasy politics. Not only do people gamble on who will win the elections, they're more accurate than the pollsters.
Henry B. Tippie
Friday, January 27
Howe Galleria, PBB
Mr. Tippie’s in the building, so come wish him a happy 85th birthday! A special surprise begins at 4 p.m.
Iowa Centers for Enterprise Challenge
Friday, February 3
Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory
The workshop will cover the rules and format of the upcoming Iowa Centers for Enterprise Challenge, a business plan competition on March 30 that is open to UI faculty, staff, and graduate students, as well as startups located at the UI Research Park. Register online
Six-Week Start-Up Program
February 3 - March 28
UI Research Park
Learn how to start or grow your business, make money, and achieve your goals. Registration required.
Spring Job & Internship Fair
Wednesday, February 22
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Main Lounge, IMU
More than 135 employers will be on campus to talk about internships and full-time job opportunities in a variety of fields. Learn more
Sandage Entrepreneurial Lecture Series:
Scott Bush, Templeton Rye
Friday, February 24
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Iowa alum Scott Bush founded and currently serves as president of Templeton Rye Spirits. Learn how he has taken an old family recipe and developed it into a best-selling product.
Begins February 27
Activities and events encourage involvement, provide insight, create relationships, and establish Tippie pride.
MidwestOne Lecture Series:
Running the World on Renewables
Tuesday, February 28
Sheraton Hotel, Iowa City
Entrepreneurial panelists will include Joe Baker, CEO of ACCIONA Windpower; Tim Dwight, owner of iPower; and Bill Leighty, director of the Leighty foundation and principal with Alaska Applied Sciences. Register online
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