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Germs Spread Fast at Work, Study Finds

UANews | January 30, 2013
When someone comes to work sick, about half of the commonly touched surfaces in the office become infected by lunchtime, according to a new UA study. Researchers found that simple interventions, such as hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes, can reduce employees' risk of infection by as much as 80 percent.

UA Global Retailing Conference Announces 2013 Presenters

UANews | January 29, 2013
The UA Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing will host its annual Global Retailing Conference April 11-12. Among the event's speakers will be Macy's CEO and UA alumnus Terry J. Lundgren and fashion designer Tory Burch, in addition to senior executives from Bloomingdale's, Clarins, Costco, Facebook and more. They will focus on new ways that leading retail and fashion brands are engaging customers and encouraging advocacy.

Eller College Collaborates to Develop Economic Data Software

UANews | January 23, 2013
The UA Eller College of Management has been instrumental in the development of new technologies focused on real-time collection and analysis of socioeconomic data. The software has since been adopted by the national statistics offices of several countries and many state agencies within the U.S.

UA Eller College MIS Department Launches Online Master’s in MIS

UANews | January 18, 2013
In March, the UA Eller College of Management will become the first business school with a top-five MIS department to offer an online graduate degree program in this high-demand specialty. The Eller MISonline program will focus on applying technology to achieve strategic objectives across sectors, including business, nonprofit and government.

Tech Launch Arizona Awards $715,000 to UA Faculty for 2012-13

UANews | January 18, 2013
Awards to 19 researchers kicked off Tech Launch Arizona's Proof of Concept Program, which aims to enable faculty with promising discoveries to address technological hurdles, moving the inventions closer to commercialization. Tech Launch Arizona is a new UA initiative with the primary mission of ensuring greater cohesion among University researchers and the business community.

UA Club Unites Aspiring Entrepreneurs

UANews | January 11, 2013
The UA's Retail Entrepreneurship Club is recruiting students from all majors who are interested in one day starting their own businesses. The club is in the midst of planning its first Think Big retail development conference for aspiring entrepreneurs and local business owners, slated for April 20 on the UA campus.