Recent News

Campbell research looks for better routes for relief supplies to disaster sites

August 31, 2017

Ann Campbell, a professor of management sciences in the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, is an expert on transportation logistics, and one of her research focuses is finding more efficient methods for governments, agencies, and businesses to transport relief supplies to disaster areas.

Rockwell Collins likely to maintain strong Iowa presence if merger happens, analyst says

August 31, 2017

While many mergers are driven by desires to find inefficiencies and thus cut costs through a joint operation, Amrita Nain, associate professor of finance, doesn't think that's a leading factor for why United Technologies wants to merge with Rockwell Collins. She believes acquiring Rockwell Collins would bolster its buying power, offering the conglomerate "a better position to squeeze their suppliers for lower prices." Read more in this Des Moines Register article.

United Tech closes in on $20B purchase of Rockwell Collins

August 30, 2017

Amrita Nain, associate professor of finance, is quoted in this Des Moines Business Record article about the possible acquisition of Rockwell Collins by United Technologies Corp.

Cost-cutting not a factor in full-time MBA phase-out, Gardial says

August 30, 2017

This Des Moines Business Record article is a follow-up to a webinar held on August 30 regarding the phase-out of the Full-time MBA Program in the Tippie College of Business. Dean Sarah Fisher Gardial is quoted.

Vaughan Institute receives international honor

August 29, 2017

The Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance receives Global Center of Insurance Excellence designation. 

Reports of Rockwell Collins acquisition continue

August 29, 2017

Yiming Qian, associate professor of finance, is quoted in this Cedar Rapids Gazette article about the possible acquisition of Rockwell Collins by United Technologies Corp.

UI alumna Sellers appointed U.S. president of United Way Worldwide

August 28, 2017

Mary Sellers, a 2007 MBA graduate, recently was appointed U.S. president of United Way Worldwide, the world’s largest privately funded nonprofit.