January 2004  

"Pockets of Craziness" in the Stock Market
Josef Lakonishok, professor of finance, was interviewed by the New York Times about his views on the next five years in the stock market. Read more

Jeffrey Brown, finance faculty.Finance Faculty Receives Grant to Study Development
of Market for Long-term Care Insurance

Jeffrey Brown, assistant professor of finance, recently was awarded $275,000 to conduct a study on the development of a long-term care insurance market in the US. Read more


Trickery Helps Reveal Why We Overeat
Consumer research by Professor Brian Wansink helps explain why we eat more than we should. His frequently cited research results look at external factors that influence what we eat, and most importantly, how much we eat. Read more

Winning Entrepreneurial Teams: Why Illinois Is Successful

Illinois has a strong record of successful MBA student entrepreneur teams that compete in national competitions. Dean Avijit Ghosh's comments about how Illinois prepares its students are included in an article in USF Entrepreneur. Read more

George Pennacchi, finance professor.Impact of State Laws Examined
Illinois has more banks than any other state. Finance Professor George Pennacchi comments for this Chicago Tribune article. Read more


Brazil In January: A Business Study Trip
Graduate students took advantage of the between-semesters break to travel to Brazil to study the business climate in the largest country in South America. Read more

Cele Otnes, business administration faculty.Extravagance at the Altar
Cele Otnes' book, "Cinderella Dreams," continues to garner positive reviews. The most recent was in the Chicago Tribune. Read more

Six Finance Faculty Featured

An annual supplement to the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette about managing your money featured comments from six faculty in the Department of Finance. Read more

Impact of Sales Tax

Economics faculty member J. Fred Giertz commented on the impact of a county-imposed sales tax on the business climate. A "public safety tax" has been approved in 21 Illinois counties. Read more

Four Food Groups Take on New Meaning

Consumer researcher Brian Wansink was again in the news with his observations for a report on shoppers' reactions to recent "bad food news." Read more

Working Papers Available

Bookmark the home page for working papers -- papers not yet accepted for publication -- from the College of Business. Provided by the Office of Research, the working papers give you an early look at research from faculty. Read more


Alumnus Delivers Convocation Address
Paul W. Boltz offered December 2003 graduates his views in his convocation address last month. His thoughtful comments are punctuated by touches of humor. Read more

College of Business Alumni Association at Convocation

In December, College of Business Alumni Association president David Gilmartin welcomed the new graduates as new alumni. He updated them on CBAA events and opportunities for involvement. Read more

Alumni Profile: David Gilmartin
A multi-faceted alumnus of the College of Business, finance graduate David Gilmartin is a VP at SBI Group Inc. He is also the president of the College of Business Alumni Association. Read more

Feb 3 & 4: Winter 2004 Business Career Fair on Campus
The Winter 2004 Business Career Fair will be held on February 3rd and 4th in the Illini Union.

February 12, February 26, March 11, April 8, May 6, June 10:
Executive MBA Info Sessions in Chicago

Attend an Executive MBA Informational Session to learn more about our prestigious MBA degree for accomplished executives from the faculty and students currently in the program. Sessions are on the 4th Floor at 200 S. Wacker in Chicago from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Visit TheExecutiveMBA.com for more details.

March 12: Annual Spring Luncheon in Chicago

Mark your calendars now for the 44th Annual Spring Luncheon! Join us for our annual alumni luncheon in Chicago hosted by the College of Business Alumni Association.
The speaker will be Jeff Margolis. Watch www.business.uiuc.edu/alumni for more details.

April 15: Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration in Chicago
The Universary of Illinois Real Estate Alumni Club in Chicago is celebrating its first fifty years!
Contact William Barry (312-580-6553) for more information about the celebration, to be held on the 99th floor of the Sears Tower.


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