- New Ukraine Leader Says Country Is in Steep Economic Decline
(Voice of America, 02/24/2014)
Ukraine's interim president President Oleksandr Turchynov said the country is in a steep economic decline, even as many of the world's economies are advancing.
- Employers Set UI Job Fair Record
(Iowa City Press-Citizen, 02/24/2014)
In a sign that experts say points to a growing economy, a record number of employers plan to participate this week in the annual spring job fair at the University of Iowa.
- The Fall of Intrade and the Business of Betting on Real Life
On a crisp Tuesday in September, primary election day in New York City, volunteers are handing out mayoral campaign flyers on the fringes of Zuccotti Park, and Laurence Lau sizes up the odds. "I don't let my ideology get in the way," he says. "You can't—that's how you lose money." On a concrete table, a spreadsheet listing candidates and prices is open on a laptop and Lau explains how his computer model once turned raw data into positions on Intrade, a now-defunct site that billed itself as "the world's leading prediction market."
- New Management Research Shows Management Research Is Somewhat Flaky
(Media Jobs Daily, 02/20/2014)
You know how they say don't believe everything you read?
- UI Professor: 'Ukraine Has Always Been Divided'
(The Gazette, 02/20/2014)
As a Russian national who grew up in Moscow both before and after the 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union, University of Iowa associate professor Art Durnev said he has plenty of friends, relatives, and colleagues in Ukraine.
- Olympian's Startup Aims to Correct 'Mommy Hips'
(Corridor Business Journal, 02/19/2014)
Two-time Olympic bobsledder Jean Prahm of North Liberty has never been one to dodge a challenge, but her latest will test a new set of entrepreneurial skills.
- Management Research Is Fishy, Says New Management Research
(Wall Street Journal, 02/18/2014)
Don't believe everything you read in management journals.
- Education Website Unveils List of Top 20 Online Bachelor of Business Management Degree Programs
(Nashville Business Journal, 02/18/2014)
Online education website www.business-management-degree.net has just released its selection of the Top 20 Online Bachelor of Business Management degree programs. Schools on the list were chosen for their high-quality bachelor's degree programs offered in business administration/management. The article cites 20 of the best universities that offer online versions of their brick-and-mortar counterparts taught by the same award winning faculty. Each school's college of business consistently ranks high among other published rankings. The list of schools can be viewed at the following web address: www.business-management-degree.net/top-20-online-bachelors-of-business-management-BBA-degree-programs/.
- Tippie Accounting Students Provide Free Tax Return Preparation
This KWWL-TV news piece highlights the Tippie College’s VITA program, where Tippie students provide free tax return preparation for qualifying persons in Johnson County.
- Dating Algorithm Makes Matches
One of the hardest parts of dating is the uncertainty: will the person you like, like you back?
- Machine Learning + Love
Log onto an online dating site and you are asking a machine for romantic assistance. That's cool, but you might as well understand how it works, right?
- Eastern Iowa Employers Focus on Cultivating Company Culture
(We Create Here, 02/10/2014)
It's a typical Wednesday afternoon at MediRevv, a medical billing company here.
- UI Developed Algorithm Gives Online Dating a New Spin
It's like Netflix, but for dating. A new algorithm at the University of Iowa is giving online dating a new spin.
- New Survey Sings Praises of Des Moines Metro Area
(Des Moines Register, 01/26/2014)
Local leaders are quick to show off magazines and websites that call the Des Moines metro area a great place to live, work, or raise a family.
- Cedar Rapids Gets Influx of Specialty Food Stores
(The Gazette, 01/16/2014)
How much artisan cheese and organic parsley does one market need?
- UI Researcher Uses Software to Analyze Branstad's Speech
(Iowa City Press-Citizen, 01/14/2014)
When Gov. Terry Branstad touted "the Iowa Dream" in his Condition of the State address Tuesday morning, it wasn't just empty political noise, according to University of Iowa researcher Art Durnev.
- Branstad: State Fair Board Should Listen to Cashless Concerns
(Des Moines Register, 01/09/2014)
The uproar against a cashless system to buy food at the Iowa State Fair stretched into a second day, with the fair board saying it would consider Gov. Terry Branstad's suggestion to listen to the outpouring of criticism.
- How Machine Learning Can Transform Online Dating: Kang Zhao Interview
(Data Science Weekly Blog, 01/07/2014)
We recently caught up with Kang Zhao, assistant professor in the Department of Management Sciences, Tippie College of Business, the University of Iowa. His work applying machine learning to the world of online dating has generated significant coverage (Forbes, MIT Technology Review, UPI, among others), so we wanted to know more!...
- UI Team's Dating Algorithm Could Mean Better Matches
(Iowa City Press-Citizen, 01/05/2014)
University of Iowa researchers have uncovered a curious pattern in human behavior when it comes to online dating services: People think they know what type of person they want to date, but their behavior online says otherwise.
- Business, Civic Leader Jerre Stead Named Business Person of the Year
(The Denver Post, 01/05/2014)
One evening last September, when the devastating scope of destruction from Colorado's floods became apparent, business executive Jerre Stead got a call from the governor's office. Would Mr. Stead, asked a staffer, be willing to talk to the governor about becoming chief recovery officer to manage post-flood rebuilding?
- New Iowa City Coworking Space Opens to Help Early-Stage Entrepreneurs
(Des Moines Register, 12/23/2013)
Officials with the University of Iowa's entrepreneurship center have had to make some tough choices the last two years. With entrepreneurship thriving at the school, a waiting list has formed at the Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory.
- Grad Earns Degree Amid Fight for Life
(Iowa City Press-Citizen, 12/20/2013)
Molly Barnhart has learned far more during her college years than the diploma she accepts today can ever reflect.
- University of Iowa Research Finds Link Between Positive Governors and Stocks
(The Gazette, 12/20/2013)
Annual "state-of-the-state" addresses might seem like your standard political rhetoric, but a University of Iowa researcher says he has proof the speeches are more significant than many realize.
- Inside the Beltway: Who Does Congress Work for Anyway?
(The Washington Post, 12/19/2013)
THE CORPORATE VALUE OF POLITICAL RHETORIC: Upbeat political speeches make the stock market go up. No, really. University of Iowa finance analyst Art Durnev analyzed the tone and content of 388 recent "state-of-the-state" addresses given by governors in all 50 states, then compared them in the aftermath to the performances of some 3,000 publicly traded stocks. The results: stocks "showed abnormally high returns" following optimistic messages.
- Can a New Online Dating Algorithm Transform Your Love Life?
(Refinery 29, 12/11/2013)
Much like gluten-free beer or tank tops with built-in bras, online dating is one of those things that's better in theory than in actual practice. Sites and apps promise to use the massive amounts of data on users' tastes and preferences to find them the love of their life. But, as anyone who has ever been brave enough to hand over their love life to a series of remote servers knows all too well, things can get pretty unsavory, pretty quick. The Internet, apparently, is filled with ego-centric a-holes (who aren't even that cute!)—and, no matter how many success stories you hear from your friends and those eHarmony commercials, it's all too easy to lose hope in the bleak, depressing realm of online matchmaking.
- Need Love? There's a New Algorithm for That
Looking for love online? How about a new algorithm that finds the person who is also looking for, and will like, you? Well, it's a thing now, thanks to Professor Kang Zhao at the University of Iowa, writes Business Insider.
- University of Iowa Professor Revamps Online Dating with New Algorithm
The online dating world is bereft with tales of dates gone wrong, poorly matched partners struggling to find the connection that the dating site they use saw between them. But no more, thanks to Professor Kang Zhao's work at the University of Iowa.
- A New Online Dating Algorithm Will Match You With Someone You Might Actually Have A Chance With
(Business Insider, 12/11/2013)
Online dating grows ever more popular in our digital world.
- Why Inspiring Leaders Don't Always Make Good Bosses
(Fox Business, 12/11/2013)
While they might get all of the attention, inspiring leaders such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Sam Walton aren't the best fit for every business, new research suggests.
- Researchers: Dating Sites Have It All Wrong
(Consumer Affairs, 12/09/2013)
While it is true that some people successfully find good, lasting relationships on online dating sites, it is also true that many end up frustrated and disappointed.