Recent News

As feds strengthen whistleblower protections, Missouri heads the other way

August 6, 2017

Article mentions research by Jaron Wilde, assistant professor of accounting, regarding how companies positively changed their behavior in financial reporting for up to two years after having been caught by whistleblowers.

More Des Moines companies giving employees unlimited vacation

August 3, 2017

Tippie professor Michele Williams comments on the concept of unlimited vacation time in this Des Moines Register article.

The handshake: Is it a power move?

August 1, 2017

This article discusses the five key things for a memorable-for-all-the-right-reasons handshake.

Crayola colors outside the lines

July 31, 2017

Crayola is aiming to remain relevant among tech-savvy kids. Melanie Boulden, a Tippie 1998 MBA grad who joined Crayola as senior vice-president of U.S. and global marketing two years ago, was hired to imbue Crayola with a fresh marketing spirit. Read more about her efforts in this Ad Age article.

UI business students aim to boost RAGBRAI's economic impact on Protivin, other towns along route

July 27, 2017

The small northeastern Iowa town of Protivin is getting a helping hand from some Hawkeyes during this year’s RAGBRAI ride.

Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship hosts start-up camp

July 17, 2017

Students participated in the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center's Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship this past summer. They made erasers, sugar lip scrubs, and origami creations, among other items they sold at the Iowa City farmer's market in July.

Vaughan Institute designated a Global Center of Insurance Excellence

July 12, 2017

The inaugural 20 universities and colleges designated a Global Center of Insurance Excellence includes the Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance in the Tippie College of Business.