Alumni Event at the Metrodome
Tippie alumni, students, and friends are invited to join new Tippie Dean, Sarah Fisher Gardial, on Sunday, July 29 for an afternoon of fun and games at the Metrodome. Highlights include autographs from former Vikings running back Ted Brown, an appearance by Viktor the Viking, on-field games, prizes, and a tailgate lunch. Registration required.
Obama Price Jumps on IEM after Health Care Ruling
Traders on the IEM saw President Barack Obama as the big political winner after the Supreme Court upheld most of the transformative health care law last month.
It’s Called Health Insurance—But It Isn’t, Really
Tippie assistant professor of finance and insurance expert Ty Leverty points out three key differences between health insurance and other types of more conventional insurance.
Deadline for Homecoming Football Ticket Lottery
Sunday, August 5
6th Annual Dana Ramundt Golf Outing
Thursday, August 16
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Finkbine Golf Course, Iowa City
Dana Ramundt (BBA74) sponsors this golf tournament to help bring current Vaughan Institute students together with insurance industry professionals while raising money for the institute.
Meet the Dean in the Quad Cities
Wednesday, August 22
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Biaggi’s Restaurant, Davenport
Online registration will be available soon through our Alumni Events page.
Tippie in the News
Local Startup Forges Ahead, Navigates FDA Approval
(Corridor Business Journal, June 25)
It’s been five years since UI graduates John Slump and Jared Garfield started their company to improve a medical device used in cancer care. Today the company is a step closer to launching the product commercially.
Former BELL Startup Receives IEDA Financial Assistance
(Iowa Economic Development.com, June 22)
Ten companies—one a former startup in the Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory (BELL)—were awarded financial assistance for job creation and expansion projects.
Having Trouble with Self-Control? It’s All in Your Head
(huffingtonpost.com, June 12)
When your best intentions go south, research by Bill Hedgcock, assistant professor of marketing, suggests it wasn’t the devil that made you do it. It was your brain.
Study Finds Cut-Price Merchants Less Reliable
(Better Business Bureau, June 8)
Research by Gautam Pant, assistant professor of management sciences, shows merchants who used dollar signs in their Google results earned markedly lower grades from the Better Business Bureau.
Success in a Flash
(Entrepreneur, June 1)
UI graduate Doug Stienstra created a successful startup—finger-puppet drives called Flash Pals—while a student in the Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory (BELL).