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With the tough economy, please don't forget our new Tippie alumni. Not everyone has a job lined up for after graduation. If you or your firm can hire a recent grad or provide an internship for an Iowa student, please consider hiring a Hawkeye. You can contact the Pomerantz Career Center or MBA Career Services with any leads.

Students at University of Iowa commencement

News Briefs

U.S. News: Tippie MBA an Excellent Value

U.S. News Best Graduate Schools 2009

The latest U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings show the value of a Tippie School of Management MBA.

Career Services Volunteers Help Unemployed Workers

University of Iowa career services volunteers are lending their expertise to help unemployed Iowans find work.

If It’s Toxic, Is It Really an Asset?

Bruce Johnson

Why, yes it is, says accounting professor Bruce Johnson.



Lie Study Finds Debt Sticks Through Bankruptcy

Erik Lie

A study by Erik Lie, professor of finance, suggests firms that declare bankruptcy emerge too soon, and do so with too much debt and too few prospects for long-term viability.

Tippie in the News

Fund's Extra Cash Holds Opportunities

(Wall Street Journal, April 7)

Last year, as many "value"-stock investors went on spending sprees, picking up stocks they thought were bottoming out, the Discovery Mutual Fund's co-managers, Anne Gudefin and Tippie grad Charles Lahr (BBA93, MBA99), resisted the lures of bargain-basement prices.

Tippie Students Build House with Habitat for Humanity

(Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 18) Members of the Tippie Build Crew

Tippie students are setting aside their books for a few hours to help build a new house with Habitat for Humanity for a family in Iowa City.

Ohlmann Discusses NFL Draft

(Wall Street Journal, April 24) Jeff Ohlmann

Research by management sciences professor Jeffrey Ohlmann has found that if two quarterbacks are picked in the first round of the NFL draft, odds are that only one will prove to be successful.

Upcoming Event

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Dan McLean

On June 13, Dan McLean (BBA70), will receive one of five Distinguished Alumni Awards for Achievement from the University of Iowa Alumni Association.

As founder, president, and chief executive officer of Chicago-based MCL Companies, McLean has dedicated his professional career to the development, construction, and revitalization of urban properties.

With McLean’s vision, leadership, and charitable spirit, MCL has helped remap the face of Chicago, from its most luxurious (the 13-acre, $1 billion River East project) to its most challenged communities (Cabrini Green public housing project).

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University Honors Tippie Students at Finkbine Dinner

Erin Cavanagh and President Sally Mason

Numerous Tippie students were honored for their achievements
at The University of Iowa’s 2009 Finkbine Dinner. Accounting major Erin Cavanagh and Alexandra Nica, a graduate student in economics, were each awarded a Hancher-Finkbine Student Medallion.

Garfield Wins at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Jared Garfield

Jared Garfield isn't much of a race fan, but he might pay a little more attention to the Indianapolis 500 this year after winning a business plan competition while riding in a limousine around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's legendary brickyard.

Amanda Crane Receives First Pomerantz Leadership Award

Amanda Crane and Rose Lee Pomerantz

Amanda Crane, a senior from Council Bluffs, received the first Marvin A. Pomerantz Leadership Award at a ceremony to honor 2009 graduates of the Career Leadership Academy.

Guest Speakers

Crookham Discusses Growth of Musco Sports Lighting

Joe Crookham

Joe Crookham (MBA64), president of Oskaloosa-based Musco Sports Lighting, discussed the growth of the company into one of the world's largest producers of athletic field lighting systems.

Road Warrior Discusses Her Career Path and Leadership Roles

Kathy Ameche

Frequent traveler Kathy Ameche (BBA83) has seen it all. From language barriers to lost luggage, Ameche has used her life experiences to launch a book series, product line, and even develop a way of life as a woman always on the move.


First Real Estate Forum

The new Tippie Real Estate Club held a panel discussion recently which included several Tippie alumni: Dan McLean (BBA70), president of MCL Companies; John Bergstrom (BBA74), senior vice president of General Growth Properties; and AEGON's Don Gaurino, vice president of valuation & research.

Rice Delivers Knapp Lecture

John Rice

John Rice, Vice Chairman, President, and CEO of GE Technology Infrastructure, spoke to students about leadership and his management experiences.


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