Eller College to Bring MBA Program Online
The UA Eller College of Management's internationally recognized MBA program will be available online beginning this fall. Applications for the program now are being accepted. With a focus on innovation, application and communication, the Eller MBA experience is designed to give graduates what they need to effectively lead in today's changing global marketplace.
UA Spin-Off to Test Cancer-Preventing Drug Combination
The UA spin-off company Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is building on systematic basic research by UA researchers that explored molecular mechanisms underlying tumor growth. The company is embarking on a clinical trial to prevent the occurrence of colorectal cancer or high-risk polyps in colon cancer survivors.
UA Eller Accounting Students Volunteer to Prep Taxes for Tucsonans in Need
UA accounting students have spent more than 140 hours so far processing tax refunds for Tucsonans in need through a partnership with the United Way and the IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The experience offers students the opportunity to build professional skills by working with real clients and navigating complex tax issues.
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to Hear Arguments at UA College of Law
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear oral arguments at the James E. Rogers College of Law on March 6. The court hears cases annually at the college, and the event is open to the community. A public question-and-answer session with the panel of judges will follow the oral arguments.
'Digital Divas,' the World's Most Connected Consumers
A study led by UA researcher Anita Bhappu found that "digital divas" are an emerging segment of the world's very knowledgeable and highly influential purchasers. Her team surveyed more than 7,400 shoppers in four different locations around the globe, finding that this consumer population, though small in size, comprises the vast majority of all fashion spending.
Two studies by a UA business professor examine the hiring of CEOs, finding that new CEOs make better decisions when their self image is tied to the firm and that "strategic noise" can soften market response to a new hire.
Barbara Gutek, a professor in the UA's Eller College of Management, offers words of wisdom to workers who worry about job security. Her advice: Keep a close eye on how the company is doing financially to gauge the likelihood of layoffs.
For its 13th annual Constitution Day Supreme Court Review, the UA James E. Rogers College of Law is hosting a discussion of five recent and important U.S. Supreme Court cases. The event will take place Sept. 16.
The crime analytics company i2 – which merged with UA tech spinoff Knowledge Computing Company in 2009 – has been acquired by IBM Corp. KCC was founded by McClelland Professor of MIS Hsinchun Chen to commercialize the crime-fighting product COPLINK®.
UA James E. Rogers College of Law students are collaborating with Southern Arizona Legal Aid to help homeowners facing foreclosure. The initiative coincides with a course being taught by Jean Braucher, a UA law professor.
The UA has launched the Center for Leadership Ethics, which brings existing education, research and outreach programs into one group at the Eller College of Management. The goal of the center is to cause "a fundamental change in the way we do business," said Executive Director Stephen Gilliland.