Articles from February 2021


Tippie Analytics a finalist for international analytics award

Friday, February 26, 2021
University of Iowa’s Department of Business Analytics is one of three finalists for the prestigious UPS George D. Smith Prize given annually by INFORMS, the largest international association of analytics and operations research professionals.

New partnership will assist UNI students to a master’s in finance at the Tippie College of Business

Tippie and UNI have a new partnership easing the process for UNI students to be admitted to the Master of Science in Finance program at the University of Iowa.

Intimate partner violence is a workplace issue

Intimate partner violence, or IPV, is often perceived as a private occurrence; in reality, it also affects virtually every aspect of a victim’s life, including their work life. Tippie's Beth Livingston researched what role organizations can play in the understanding and prevention of IPV. Data shows that work is one of the few spaces where people feel they can seek help, and that colleagues may be...
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Study finds employers’ reviews of job applicants’ social media fraught with problems

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
A new study from Tippie researcher Chad Van Iddekinge suggests that reviewing job applicants’ social media sites may not be an effective way to assess the candidates, and doing so may also conflict with federal employment law.

Partnership will fast-track University of Northern Iowa students to a master’s in finance at UI’s Tippie College of Business

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
The University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa have formed a new partnership that will streamline the process for UNI students to be admitted to the Master of Science in Finance program in the university’s Tippie College of Business.

Tippie's STEM Innovator program certifies teachers to bring innovation and entrepreneurship to their classrooms

Monday, February 22, 2021
Two Storm Lake High School teachers have become STEM Innovator ® certified, giving them the tools and knowledge to effectively infuse innovation and entrepreneurship in their classrooms. Through the certification, teachers Leah Rekow and Will Swanson are more equipped than ever to engage students in solving authentic, community-driven and real-world problems by working in teams and collaborating...

Tippie accounting majors provide free tax assistance for qualifying workers

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is available for qualifying low- to moderate-income workers. VITA 2021 services are available virtually through Monday, April 12, 2021.
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Partnership with Tippie provides a new pathway to finance for Grinnell College grads

Through a new agreement with the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, Grinnell College students now have a streamlined opportunity to earn a master’s degree in finance. Although this is not the first agreement Grinnell has made with other educational institutions, it’s the first for post-graduate instruction in finance.

UI colleges of business and public health partner with Native American tribes to develop programming

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Tippie Professor Amy Colbert is working with a program in the university’s College of Public Health that partners with Native American tribes to develop new programs addressing mental health and addiction needs in local communities.

Does media coverage cause meritorious shareholder litigation? Evidence from the stock option backdating scandal

A recent paper by Tippie Accounting chair Dain Donelson et al. uses the Wall Street Journal’s coverage of the stock option backdating scandal to examine whether media coverage causes meritorious shareholder litigation.