Articles from June 2020


Seeking control when everyone’s getting sick, consumers flock to the familiar

Friday, June 26, 2020
Sales of familiar brand name products increase during health emergencies like COVID-19 or influenza because they give consumers a sense of control over an uncontrollable situation, according to a new study from the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business.

Keeping it in the family

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Tippie College of Business graduate Matt Tolton is taking over his father’s Atlantic-based business while starting his own cybersecurity firm.

Tina Opie and Tippie Assistant Professor Beth Livingston on challenging racism in the everyday

In the weeks since the police killing of George Floyd, there has been something of a national reckoning in the United States on the pervasive racism that runs through American society — not just in the realm of law enforcement and the criminal justice system, but also expanding to questions about inequality in civil society, education, the workplace, and more.

Tippie’s Finance Advisory Council adds three members

Friday, June 5, 2020
The Tippie College of Business Finance Department welcomes three new members to the Finance Advisory Council (FAC): Regina Carls, George W. Millward, and Lisa Stange.

A hand on the shoulder was good for business but COVID-19 changed everything

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Touching happens all the time in business settings. Colleagues and associates tap each other on the arm, touch their shoulders, or give pats on the back. Sometimes, if news is good, they even hug. It’s a way to get someone’s attention, offer congratulations, or persuade them.

3 people / 3 questions: Ashish Tiwari, Jennifer Marietta-Westberg, Nicole Cook Gunderson

Monday, June 1, 2020
3 people 3 questions feature from Exchange magazine 2020.

A message from Interim Dean Amy Kristof-Brown on the death of George Floyd

Monday, June 1, 2020
There is no way to put into words a response to the killing of George Floyd and the aftermath of what has followed. Yet, remaining silent is not an option. For members of our Black community – students, staff, alumni – the pain and fear is real. We acknowledge that no one fully understands this experience unless they are living it. For other members of our community, we acknowledge the sadness...