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Alumni Couple Commits $5 Million to UI Finance Studies, Football Scholarships

UI finance students will benefit from a $5 million estate gift commitment to the UI Foundation from graduates Curtis K. and Carol S. Lane of Omaha.

 Carol and Curtis Lane

News Briefs

Dean Search Update

Office ChairA 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 BarkerDavid 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)

Joyce BergAs 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)

Paul WellerIn 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)

Charles WhitemanTippie 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)

Tom RietzA 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)

John SolowIf 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)

Dan CollinsThroughout 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)

Cy and IowaForget fantasy football—try fantasy politics. Not only do people gamble on who will win the elections, they're more accurate than the pollsters.


Upcoming Events

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Birthday Party

Friday, January 27
3:30-5:00 p.m.
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.

JPEC Workshop:
Iowa Centers for Enterprise Challenge

 Friday, February 3
Noon-1:00 p.m.
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

Wednesdays
February 3 - March 28
6:00-9:00 p.m.
BioVentures Center
UI Research Park

Learn how to start or grow your business, make money, and achieve your goals. Registration required.

Spring Job & Internship Fair

Student at Career FairWednesday, 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

Scott BushFriday, February 24
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
S401 PBB

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.

Business Week

Students at Business Week EventBegins 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
5:00-7:00 p.m.
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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