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Incoming dean Leonard Jessup: read Q&AQ&A with Incoming Eller College Dean Leonard Jessup

UA and Eller College alumnus Leonard Jessup will begin his tenure as dean of the Eller College in May. The UA announced his appointment in late January, following a nationwide search headed by a committee of university leaders, faculty, alumni, and students. eller buzz checked in with him to learn more about his background and what’s ahead for the Eller College.

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Sports Management Students Tackle Real-World Projects for the Phoenix Suns and Tostitos Fiesta BowlSports Management Students Tackle Real-World Projects for the Phoenix Suns and Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

Students in adjunct instructor David Vinturella’s MGMT 355 Sports Marketing Management class dug into two substantive, real-world projects during the fall semester. [more]

 

Eller MBAs Investigate Privatization in Brazil and ArgentinaEller MBAs Investigate Privatization in Brazil and Argentina

As part of the international trip required of all Full-Time Eller MBAs, first-year students spent part of their holiday break in South America, soaking in the culture and meeting with companies to find out, first-hand, how business operates in Brazil and Argentina. [more]

 

Undergraduate Sales Class Tops Altria Competition for Third Year RunningUndergraduate Sales Class Tops Altria Competition for Third Year Running

For three years running, adjunct lecturer Vic Piscitello’s MKTG 428 Sales Communication class has topped the Altria Sales Case Competition. This year, undergraduates in his class beat out strong competition from schools including Washington, Cal, and USC, at the finals in Santa Monica. [more]

 

Assisted Living Facility Draws on MBA Expertise for Strategic PlanningAssisted Living Facility Draws on MBA Expertise for Strategic Planning

The slow-moving economy has put stress on nonprofit organizations such as St. Luke’s of the Desert, Inc., which in the fall hired an MBA consulting team to complete a strategic plan, thanks to the philanthropic support of Jim Click. [more]

 

McGuire Entrepreneurship at Work

Undergraduate Students Refine Career Goals through Holiday Break ExternshipsUndergraduate Students Refine Career Goals through Holiday Break Externships

Almost 30 Eller undergraduates connected with UA alumni to complete externships in San Francisco, San Diego, Phoenix, and New York City over the holiday break. [more]

 

Eller Connections

McGuire Center Welcomes Staffers to Support New InitiativesMcGuire Center Welcomes Staffers to Support New Initiatives

Two staffers will help shepherd new projects to fruition: the Entrepreneurship and Innovation student requirement and the McGuire Experience website. [more]

 

Venture Team Update: The CravoryVenture Team Update: The Cravory

Cookie Fusion was one of three finalists in the 2008 McGuire Entrepreneurship Program Year-End Showcase, and team members Derek Jaeger, Adam Koven, and Nate Ransom have gone on to launch the venture, now called The Cravory, in San Diego. [more]

 

Research Report

MBA Student's Study Demonstrates $8.2 Million Economic Impact of UA v. Iowa Football GameMBA Student's Study Calculates $8.2 Million Economic Impact of UA v. Iowa Football Game

An independent study project conducted by second-year Eller MBA student Kevin Wittner found that the September 18 UA v. University of Iowa football game generated $8.2 million in direct visitor spending in Tucson. [more]

 

Research Demonstrates How Investment Pressure Can Lead to Biased Reporting How Investment Pressure Can Lead to Biased Reporting

A new paper co-authored by associate professor of accounting Dan Bens (associate dean and Eller MBA director and Frank and Susan Parise Fellow) and assistant professors of accounting Theodore Goodman and Monica Neamtiu demonstrates that investment-related pressure can lead to misreporting after mergers and acquisitions. [more]

Alumni Spotlights

Gabriela HeadAnswering Opportunity
Gabriela Head

MBA '08
Marketing Manager, intelliTECH Communications Group
 
 
 
 

Raghu NandanConnecting Business and Law
Raghu Nandan

BSBA Business Management '02
Partner, Fisher Nandan Gaide PLLC
 
 
 
 
 

Student Profiles

Joyesha ChesnickApplying New Skills
Joyesha Chesnick

MBA '11
Editor, Kids' View Communications

 
 
 
 

Garrett VogeOpen to Possibilities
Garrett Voge

BSBA Accounting '13

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Events

February 3, 2011
Eller College and Eller MBA Alumni Networking Event in Denver, Colorado

February 17, 2011
Career Showcase, presented by Delta Sigma Pi and the Eller College Student Council

February 19, 2011
Eller Undergraduate Programs Professional Admissions: Sign up to interview business students applying for admission to their cohorts.

March 24, 2011
Fathauer Lecture in Political Economy: Anil Kashyap, Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance, The University of Chicago

  
  
  
  

Eller in the News

Census to let Arizona reset flawed data
The Arizona Republic : January 19, 2011

On-site day care versus subsidy alternative
Arizona Daily Wildcat : January 17, 2011

Tucson chamber names man, woman of the year
The Explorer (Northwest Tucson) : January 5, 2011

San Diego Magazine's 50 People to Watch 2011: Derek Jaeger, Adam Koven & Nate Ransom
San Diego Magazine : January 2011