Articles from August 2020


Burer receives top INFORMS computing society honor

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Samuel Burer, professor of business analytics in the Tippie College of Business, along with Renato D.C. Monteiro, received the 2020 INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) prize for their pioneering work on low-rank semi-definite programming.

Entrepreneurs in Africa save the day for Iowa interns

Quick thinking by University of Iowa Tippie College of Business leaders arranged last-minute summer work experiences for students whose internships vanished in the pandemic haze.

Shaping NFL teams’ digital playbook

University of Iowa graduate Michael Wiebler uses his cinema arts and marketing degrees to help NFL teams improve their digital storytelling.

Bored at work: workers who feel overqualified are more likely to look for new jobs

Monday, August 24, 2020
Businesses want talented, ambitious people working for them, but a new study from the University of Iowa finds that if those workers are stuck in a job they feel they’re overqualified for, they’re more apt to start looking for a new job.

People are stubborn—but one method may be effective in changing minds

Tippie professor Tom Grucca found that once people reach a conclusion, they aren’t likely to change their minds, even when new information shows their initial belief is likely wrong and clinging to that belief costs real money.

Redesigning the supply chain

Associate Dean of Graduate Management Programs Jennifer Blackhurst weighs in on how many automotive companies are rethinking their supply chains, which seem to be shifting away from China.