U of I President White Delivers Leighton Lecture on Ethics

B. Joseph White.Urging students to commit to becoming high integrity business professionals, University of Illinois President B. Joseph White delivered a message of ethical personal decision making during the 2005 Leighton Lecture. MORE»

Richard Herman Named Chancellor

Richard Herman was named chancellor of the Urbana campus this month. He is a mathematician who has been at Illinois since 1998. MORE»

Stock Buyback Research by Ikenberry and Lakonishok Cited

Companies are buying back their own shares in record quantities. In many cases, their shareholders should thank them for it. Research by Josef Lakonishok and David Ikenberry. MORE»

Greg Northcraft.Negotiating Always Worth a Try Says Northcraft

More purchases are negotiable than you might think. Greg Northcraft, professor of business administration, says that in the US, we think more about transactions than negotiations. MORE»

Retirement Planning Is a Balance

Personal control versus financial security. That is the challenge for Americans as they consider the proposal to establish personal retirement accounts, some of which could be invested in annuities. Jeff Brown comments. MORE»

Cele Otnes.Wedding Planning Today: Keeping a Lid on Costs

Brides today plan their weddings with a spreadsheet. "The magic of the day" says Associate Professor Cele Otnes, is almost a recession-proof cost. MORE»

Something to Chew On: Brian Wansink

Why we eat what we eat and how much is the subject of Brian Wansink's research. Visual cues and proximity are major factors in our decision making process. MORE»

Finance Undergraduate on Investing

Finance undergraduate and president of the Finance Club Alex Ring was interviewed by the New York Times this month on his investment preferences. MORE»

Accountancy Lyceum Lecturers Offer Insights

Department of Accountancy lyceum speakers are living accountancy today. Their work varies and their presentations to undergraduates offers the students a glimpse into their futures.

Daniel Doheny on being CFO at a family-owned company
Jim Cook on Sarbanes-Oxley and the new auditing environment

More Illinois Wallpapers for Your Desktop

An additional array of wallpaper options for your desktop are available! From the quad in summer to KCPA, you can show your Illinois affiliation whenever your system is idle. MORE»


CED Announces Miller Scholarship Recipients

Three MBA students are the recipients of $5000 Steven Miller Entrepreneurial Scholarships, the Center for Entrepreneurial Development announced this month. MORE»

College and CBAA Honor Excellence

Alumni and faculty and staff at the College were honored at the annual Spring Luncheon in Chicago. Outstanding alumni awards were bestowed on Al Wohlers, Mary Kay Haben, and Avy Stein, who was also the keynote speaker. MORE»

The recent awards banquet honored current students. MORE»

Alumni Highlight: Todd Labinsky

An attorney who specialized in mergers and acquisitions, Todd Labinsky remembers his time on campus fondly. MORE»

OSBInstitute a Success

The first OSBInstitute attacted MBA students from more than 12 universities to the Illini Center in Chicago. At the institute, the students learned what it means to be a consultant and the essential skills for the field. MORE»


May 3, 6, 10, 11: Executive MBA Information Sessions

Learn about the Executive MBA program by attending an information session in Deerfield, Lisle, Schaumburg, or downtown Chicago.

May 10: Round Table in Chicago

"Women in Business" is the subject of the May Round Table hosted by the Development Office at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive. Contact Deanna Dale (217-333-6434) for additional information.

May 10: MBA Alumni Association Networking Event in Chicago

A happy hour networking event will be held on May 10 in the Rosebud Theatre District, 3 First National Plaza, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. RSVP to Alumni Affairs by May 5.

May 14-15: Convocation and Graduation Weekend

College of Business convocation
U of I graduation

May 18: Part-time Evening MBA Information Session in Champaign

Learn about the new part-time, evening MBA program. 6:00 p.m. in 241 Wohlers Hall, 1206 South Sixth St, Champaign. Please register.

May 24: Part-time Evening MBA Information Session in Bloomington

Learn about the new part-time, evening MBA program. 6:00 p.m. at the Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive St., Bloomington. Please register.

CIBER Upcoming Events

The Illinois Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) offers a variety of programs during the summer months for students, faculty, and business leaders. Check their upcoming events listing.

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APRIL 2005

Avijit Ghosh, College of Business dean.

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