February 2003  

CEO Miller Gives Views on Ethics
Steven Miller, former CEO of Shell Oil and now chairman and president of SLM Discovery Ventures, Inc, presented the Leighton Lecture on Ethics to a standing-room only crowd earlier this week.

Avijit Ghosh, Dean."State of the College"

New initiatives. New programs. And a new name for the College. Read recent interviews with Dean Avijit Ghosh that touch on each of these topics.
    News-Gazette interview (2.2.03)
    Inside Illinois update (2.20.03)
    Postmarks interview (spring 2003)

Microsoft Stock Split Historic: Finance Faculty Comments

Finance department head David Ikenberry commented for USA Today on the mid-February stock split by Microsoft. http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/publications/News/2003/Feb.Ikenberry.html

Double Taxation: Faculty Interviewed on Bush Proposal

A recent story on President Bush's proposal to eliminate the tax on corporate dividends featured comments from two faculty in the Department of Economics. http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/publications/News/2003/Feb.DividendTax.html

Focus on CIBER

Subtitled "The American government’s little-known aid for international business knowledge," this article in the online version of The Economist includes a reference to the educational opportunities provided by Illinois CIBER (see events listing below). Link to economist.com article.

Profile of New Finance Chair
The News-Gazette recently profiled David Ikenberry, the new head of the Department of Finance. http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/publications/News/2003/Feb.IkenberryProfile.html

Research Review: Corporate Finance and Governance
In 2002, Michael Weisbach, holder of the Golder Distinguished Chair in Corporate Finance, published his research about the issues firms consider when deciding where to list their securities. A summary of his work is now available in February's Faculty Research News. http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/research/facultyresearchnews0203.pdf



International Achievement: Faculty and Alumnus Honored
Alumnus Atef Ebeid, the prime minister of Egypt, and faculty member Werner Baer, the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Economics, were honored with campus international achievement awards. http://www.news.uiuc.edu/news/03/0203intlaward.html

Emerti Faculty Receives Fulbright to Italy

James Gentry will be teaching in Italy next year, courtesy of the Fulbright Commission. http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/publications/News/2003/Feb.Gentry.html

Alumni Profile: Larry Bloom
New on the Office of Alumni and External Affairs website: alumni profiles written by current students.

Feb 28: Entrepreneurship in the Entertainment Industry
The Center for Entrepreneurial Development invites you to a presentation by Tom Lord-Alge, a Grammy-winner mix engineer. Lord-Alge will discuss entrepreneurial opportunities in the music industry. The event starts at 6 p.m. in the Krannert Art Museum. http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/publications/Releases/2003/Feb.LordAlge.pdf

March 5: Women In International Business

Sponsored by Illinois CIBER, this one-day event is being held at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. http://www.ciber.uiuc.edu/globalseminars/agenda.asp?EventID=235

March 6: Doing Business in Mexico
The title says it all: spend a day learning about NAFTA, business opportunities, and more. The CIBER-sponsored event is being held in Chicago. http://www.ciber.uiuc.edu/globalseminars/agenda.asp?EventID=216

March 6: Adding Value: How to Make Yourself Indispensable

Join the MBA Alumni Association at the UBS Towers, 1 North Wacker Drive in Chicago, for a March 6 forum presented by global HR directors from Fortune 500 companies. The reception is scheduled for 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. Alumni and External Affairs can provide additional details (217-244-6669). http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/Alumni/Events/Upcoming_Events.html

March 7: Doing Business in the European Union
Challenges and opportunities abound in the EU. Learn more at this CIBER-sponsored seminar in Chicago. http://www.ciber.uiuc.edu/globalseminars/agenda.asp?EventID=214

April 4: Alumni Association Hosting Spring Luncheon in Chicago

Mark your calendars now for the CBA Alumni Association's Annual Spring Luncheon at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. This year's keynote speaker is alumna Wilma L. Vaught, Brigadier General, USAF (Ret.) and founder of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. http://www.cba.uiuc.edu/Alumni/Events/Upcoming_Events.html


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