Articles from September 2021


UPS' ORION navigation system topic of UI lecture

Ranganath Nuggehalli, the principal scientist of operations research at UPS, will be speaking to the general public on UPS’ groundbreaking ORION routing system, which has saved its vehicles $400 million a year while reducing carbon output by 100,000 tons annually. The speech, to be held 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 2021 in S401 Pappajohn Business Building at the UI Tippie College of Business, is part of the...

Tippie Diversity Committee - October Update

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
October is here and brings with it numerous celebrations to highlight the value of diversity to our community. Continuing our Tippie DEI committee’s mission to foster diversity, equity and inclusion, we highlight below a few of this month’s celebrations, along with an invitation to our first Tippie Monday Memoir of this academic year.

How to make informal leadership work

Tippie's Jennifer Nahrgang and coauthors' research on strategies to help both formal managers and informal leaders reap the benefits of informal leadership while minimizing its negative side effects was recently summarized in Harvard Business Review.

Cooper named General Manager of T-Mobile Center

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
ASM Global, a leader in event production and venue management, announced that Jay Cooper (BBA85) has been named General Manager of the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City. The T-Mobile Center is Kansas City's home for live entertainment and sporting events.

How John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers started 25 years ago with a $1 million check

The $1 million check went toward the creation of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, one of five he funded in 1996. On Thursday night, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of those donations, business and political leaders around the state honored Pappajohn and his wife, Mary, at a dinner in downtown Des Moines.

John Pappajohn on entrepreneurship in Iowa

John Pappajohn, one of Iowa's most well-known philanthropists looks back at 25-years of sparking the start-up spirit in college students at the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa.
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New Discoveries And The Future Of The Office

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Iowa Public Radio's Ben Kieffer speaks with Michele Williams about the future of the office, why the office matters, how employees can negotiate working from home after the pandemic and how managers have been trying to foster a virtual company culture.

UI to study automation impact on clerical work

Automation is changing everyone’s jobs, even secretaries and receptionists, office assistants, and mailroom clerks. But while numerous studies and think pieces have thought about how automation is affecting factory workers, engineers, or truck drivers, few have looked at how artificial intelligence will change clerical jobs. A $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to...

Tippie research finds industry response to SEC rule change could destabilize some money markets

Monday, September 20, 2021
A new Tippie study finds the COVID-19 related stock market decline of March 2020 showed that a five-year old SEC rule change can have a potentially destabilizing effect on some money market funds, which are supposed to be stable places to park cash.

This is the secret benefit of an online MBA

The majority of adults have been working from home since the COVID-19 outbreak started. Now, with most executives planning for a future hybrid work option, remote work—for the most part—is here to stay. For MBAs, the COVID-19 pandemic had a similar effect with online education seeing an increase in popularity. Fortune recently examined how B-schools have adapted the online MBA education since...