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Tippie College of Business honored for preparing career-ready business analytics professionals

The Tippie College of Business' Department of Business Analytics was presented with the UPS George D. Smith Prize Friday, which recognizes the leading university in the world for excellence in preparing students to practice in the areas of analytics or operations research.
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How to rebuild trust in your relationships

Since trust is fundamental to relationships, trying to restore the feeling once it's lost might seem impossible. But if you're the offender in a breakdown of trust, know that all hope might not be lost. Hear from Tippie's Michele Williams and other trust and relationship experts in this CNN article.
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$1 million CDC grant to help researchers improve work from home management

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded a $1.1 million grant to the Tippie College of Business and the Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest in the College of Public Health. Researchers will use the five-year grant to investigate better methods of training supervisors to manage employees who work remotely.

James Hair Named President of Hunter Fan Co.

The Hunter Fan Company has named James A. Hair (MBA04) as president of this ceiling fan manufacturer. Hair previously served in a leadership role at Masonite International.
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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...
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Tippie Diversity Committee - October Update

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.
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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

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.
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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.
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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.