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News Briefs

Civic Engagement Program Will Move to Pomerantz Career Center

Beginning July 1, the Civic Engagement Program at the University will be housed and administered by the Marvin A. and Rose Lee Pomerantz Career Center as a way to incorporate volunteerism into the career development progress of UI students.

Swine Flu Prediction Markets Open

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The Iowa Electronic health Market (IEhM) has opened several new markets to track and forecast trends in the current H1N1 swine flu outbreak. The IEhM is a spin-off from the Iowa Electronic Markets, which pioneered the first prediction markets in 1988.

Tippie in the News

Bankruptcy Won't Help GM Much

(CNBC, June 1) Erik Lie on CNBC

New research by Erik Lie, a finance professor in the Tippie College of Business, suggests the bankruptcy filing by General Motors will be of little help to the company's long-term prospects. Lie appeared on CNBC and explained that his study shows most companies declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy emerge too soon and with too much debt to remain competitive with their peer companies.

UI Senior Has His Pick of Jobs

(The Daily Iowan, May 11) Rob Pick

While the economy leaves some struggling to find a job, Tippie College senior Rob Pick had several job offers for after graduation. He chose strategic consulting firm Bain & Company in Chicago.

Rego Predicts Economy Could Boost Customer Service

(The Daily Herald in Everett, Wash., May 6) Lopo Rego

With a different economy thinning the supply of ready consumers, business may do more to keep customers happy, says Lopo Rego, assistant professor of marketing. He predicts that customer service will improve in the current economy because the surplus of demand has disappeared.

Henry Fund Impacted by Bear Market

(Yahoo! Finance, May 5)

The Henry Fund at the Tippie College of Business was cited in an article on how student funds tackle a bear market. The fund's growth-style portfolio took top honors at the University of Dayton forum and was worth more than $1.5 million around this time last year, but is now closer to $973,000.

Upcoming Events

Youth Entrepreneur Camp
July 6-10

Student and Counselor at Youth Entrepreneur CampArea students who have completed 4th-6th grades have an opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and business during the Jacobson Institute's Youth Entrepreneur Camp, sponsored by Hills Bank & Trust Company.

Jacobson Entrepreneurship Academy
July 13-17 or July 27-31

Student at Jacobson Entrepreneur AcademyThis week-long day camp is for Iowa students who have completed grades 7-9 and who are interested in entrepreneurship and owning a business. Two academies are offered each summer—in Iowa City (July 13-17) and in Des Moines (July 27-31).

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Dustin Named Outstanding Teaching Assistant

Susan Dustin Susan Dustin, a teaching assistant in management and organizations, received one of 30 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards given by the University.

Entrepreneurial Center Awards Scholarships

The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center awarded entrepreneurial scholarships to 11 UI students. The scholarships recognize undergraduate UI students from any major studying entrepreneurialism and demonstrating outstanding entrepreneurial skills.

Event Photos

Tippie Undergraduate Commencement

(Des Moines Register, May 18)

Photos from the recent Tippie Undergraduate Commencement held in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on May 17, 2009, are featured. You also may view the College's commencement photo album online.

The Tippie Wall

Stories of Integrity, Innovation, and Impact

The Tippie Wall on the College's website is where you'll find stories about The Power of I—stories of integrity, innovation, and impact told through student experiences, faculty interactions, and alumni successes. Please take a moment to tell us about yourself or another Tippie community member, who leads with integrity, is innovative, or is having an impact on the business world.

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