Recent News

How 9/11 inspired one of the first social networks

September 7, 2016

Tippie alumnus Scott Heiferman (BBA 1994) founded Meetup, a social networking site focused on connecting people, after experiencing the tradegy of 9/11 firsthand.  

More traveling doctors make for healthier rural hearts

September 7, 2016

Tom Gruca, marketing professor in the Tippie College of Business and study co-author, says traveling such distances often is a significant hardship and may deter those who need care most from seeing a cardiologist.

Full-time MBA's Business Analytics program gets STEM designation

September 6, 2016

The Business Analytics Academy in the Tippie College of Business’ full-time MBA program has been designated as a STEM degree, which will give its alumni a leg up when starting their careers.

The stock market has already picked the next U.S. president

September 3, 2016

The GOP is traditionally known as the party of Wall Street, but this year investors, for the most part, are betting against the Republican standard-bearer. “The market appears to have decided not only that [Hillary] Clinton will win, but that it won’t be close,” David Woo, a strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said in a report distributed Monday. “Investors like landslide victories.” The IEM is a futures market operated for research purposes by the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business.

Rebuilding manufacturing in America

September 2, 2016

Not long ago, as imported manufactured products came under fire for counterfeiting and sub-par quality, interest in “Made in America” products began to resurge. Combine this with Patricia Miller’s business savvy, entrepreneurial underpinnings, and the opportunity to buy her grandfather’s fading plastics manufacturing plant, and you’ve got a recipe for success.

UI spin-out business revolutionizes cancer treatment

September 2, 2016

Kristina Thiel, Ph.D., is a researcher who works alongside three faculty members and scientists at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. About two years ago, the four colleagues sat around a conference room talking about their idea for advancing cancer treatment. “One of us said, ‘We should form a company,” Thiel recalls. “It just blossomed from there.”

Teaching Iowans to think like entrepreneurs

August 31, 2016

The days of working for just one company are long gone. Today’s workplace leaders – in their own company or inside another – need to be nimble, equipped with the knowledge that enables them to transfer skills seamlessly from one workplace role to another. The University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center provides that education, from elementary school through adulthood.