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commercenews-l
December 2001

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NEWS
Gambling like tobacco?
Questions about the alleged harmful effects of gambling may move from the newspaper opinion page to the courtroom, according to John W. Kindt, a professor of business administration, who writes that there is mounting evidence that casinos and video gambling machines have created "problem gamblers." This makes the industry susceptible to class-action suits along the lines of state-initiated tobacco lawsuits according to Kindt.
http://www.news.uiuc.edu/gentips/01/12gamble.html

Political crisis underlying Argentina’s economic crisis
Argentina has long suffered from a schism between the urban working classes and the rural cattle barons and farmers, according to Werner Baer, a UI professor of economics. This political conflict makes reaching a national consensus difficult.
http://www.news.uiuc.edu/biztips/01/12argentina.html

Illinois in the top five for Peace Corps business volunteers
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the top five universities in the country with alumni serving in the Peace Corps business program. Eleven Illinois graduates are serving in a business capacity as Peace Corps volunteers in countries as diverse as Kazakhstan, Togo, and Paraguay. The volunteers represent several Illinois colleges, including Commerce and Business Administration, Engineering, Social Work, and Liberal Arts and Sciences. Three are CCBA graduates.
http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/publications/Releases/01DecPeaceCorps.html

Commerce Study Abroad Office releases new website
CCBA offers an unusual resource to its students: a college-specific study abroad office that targets its work on CCBA students. A new Commerce Study Abroad Office website answers commonly asked questions about overseas opportunities for undergrads and MBA students and gives helpful links to sister institutions where study is possible.
http://studyabroad.cba.uiuc.edu/

PEOPLE
Mary Miller appointed Associate Dean for the Illinois MBA
Mary Miller, currently associate dean at the Stern School at New York University, is the new associate dean for the Illinois MBA Program. Dean Avijit Ghosh made the announcement to staff in an early December email. Miller joins the university in mid-January 2002.
http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/publications/Releases/01Dec.MaryMiller.html

Finance announces honors
Three students were honored by the Department of Finance earlier this month. Morgan Lynge, finance department chair, sent letters of congratulations to Travis Robinson, Brina Tam, and Kevin Sutton for their academic achievement in finance that garnered them the designation departmental distinction.

EVENTS
EMBA/MBA Alumni Review Weekend
MBA and EMBA graduates re invited to visit Champaign on February 9 for a luncheon with faculty speakers and a Big Screen TV Party featuring Illinois taking on Purdue. For more information, email emba@uiuc.edu or call 217-333-4510.

New York and New Jersey alums invited to watch the Illini
The Fighting Illini meet the Seton Hall Pirates at the Meadowlands on February 16. Join alumni and friends at a pregame lunch at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Secaucus, NJ. Dean Avijit Ghosh and ACES Dean Robert Easter are special guests at the pre-game brunch. For more information, email alumniaffairs@cba.uiuc.edu or call 217-244-6669.

Now that you are marking up your new calendar, don’t forget about the Spring Luncheon in Chicago at the Palmer Hour on April 5, 2002. (A future listserv will have more information.)

ONLINE RESOURCES
College of Commerce and Business Administration home page
http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/

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University of Illinois Alumni Association
http://www.uiaa.org/

University of Illinois News Bureau
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