Articles from May 2022

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Iowa economist: ‘no doubt’ inflation will lower

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Dr. Anne Villamil is a Professor of Economics at the University of Iowa. She said inflation following the pandemic is going on longer than experts expected. “I think the Fed did not consider the continuing supply chain issues.”
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Baby formula shortage hits Iowa harder than much of U.S.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
The baby formula shortage is leaving shelves bare and causing panic among families and caregivers, particularly in Iowa. The scarcity is largely because of supply chain challenges linked to the pandemic and product recalls.
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New sculpture up at University of Iowa thanks to donation

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
A new art installation is up at the University of Iowa thanks to a gift from a faculty member. Wednesday crews started at 7 am to put up the sculpture in the courtyard of the Pappajohn Business Building, a donation from long-time former business school dean Gary Fethke.
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When will the baby formula shortage improve?

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
The Food and Drug Administration and Abbott Labs reached an agreement to reopen one of the largest baby formula plants in the country. Production could start at Abbott Labs location in Michigan in about two weeks, but how did this happen? Jennifer Blackhurst, a professor of Business Analytics at the University of Iowa, said the baby formula shortage is the perfect storm of two main issues.

Courtright named one of nation’s top MBA professors under 40 by Poets & Quants

Monday, May 16, 2022
Stephen Courtright, professor of management and entrepreneurship at the Tippie College of Business, has been named one of the top 40 MBA professors under age 40 by the publication Poets & Quants.
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2022 Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professors: Stephen Courtright, University of Iowa Tippie College of Business

Friday, May 13, 2022
Stephen Courtright, 39, is the Henry B. Tippie Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship and Director of Executive Education at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business. He is also the founding Director of the Tippie Leadership Collaborative, which provides executive training and lifelong learning programs for organizations across Iowa and the United States.
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Report shows Iowans are suffering badly from low wages

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
A Common Good report found that multiple types of working Iowa households are struggling to make ends meet. The most basic budget is not attainable for some in the state because of low wages and high living expenses.
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Burnout is bad for business

Burnout is bad for individuals and for the companies they work for and it seems to be at an all-time high right now. In this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Tippie researchers to learn about burnout, some of the organizational problems that lead to burnout and how organizations can do better.
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Higher food costs affecting Iowans; Tippie professor explains record inflation

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
"At the core of the issues is people losing their jobs at the start of the pandemic," Nuray Akin said, a visiting associate professor of economics at the University of Iowa. Akin says while the pandemic started over two years ago, it is still affecting companies worldwide. Firms ratcheted down their production in 2020, anticipating lower demand. Now the wheels of restarting normal levels of supply...

Tippie College of Business recognizes faculty and staff with 2022 collegiate awards

Monday, May 9, 2022
Each year the Tippie College of Business recognizes its faculty and staff with collegiate awards for excellence in teaching, research, and service. The 2022 award winners were announced at a ceremony on May 4, 2022.