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New law cracks down on shell companies to combat corruption

For the first time, shell companies will be required to provide the names of their owners or face stiff penalties and jail sentences. Salisbury University Clinical Assistant Professor and Doctor of Business Administration student David P. Weber (DBA ’23) shares his insights on this new law as a former U.S. Treasury investigator who was one of two experts to review the Panama Papers before publication. See what Weber had to say in this story from The Associated Press. 

New Python course sets analytics and AI foundation for Warrington students

This past fall semester 54 Warrington students got, what was for many of them, a first look into understanding the world of business analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) thanks to a new course taught by marketing lecturer Dr. Joel Davis (DBA ’20). The course, Foundations of Business Analytics & Artificial Intelligence, focuses on teaching students the basics of data analytics and machine learning through the powerful programming language Python. Python.org says it’s, “an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic

10 top Warrington stories from 2020

2020 has been an interesting year, to say the least. From the loss of our beloved college namesake to a brand-new dean to an alumnus who accidentally emailed the entire university, it was a year filled with highs and lows, and kept us at the edge of our seats all 366 days (2020 had to be extra and also be a leap year). To recap all that happened at Warrington this year, we collected the top 10 most popular stories

Your top 5 Full-Time MBA questions answered, with student Kristyn Cadwell

We recently asked UF MBA student Kristyn Cadwell (BAE ’15, MEd ’16, MBA ’21) to walk us through a day in her life as a member of the Full-Time MBA program. As part of Kristyn’s day, she answered questions from you on Instagram Stories about some of her favorite things about the program, what she does outside of class and why she chose UF MBA. Read on to see Kristyn’s answers to your top questions. Question 1: Who’s your favorite

A heart for entrepreneurship

Altrese Hawkins has always been an entrepreneur at heart. That passion began in 2017 with Little Miss Turban, LLC, a company that creates handmade, pre-sewn stylish turbans for babies and adults. When Hawkins and four others were laid off from their full-time jobs in April 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they discovered another entrepreneurial passion as the virus spread around the world. “Instead of throwing a pity party for ourselves, we saw an opportunity where we could make a

Graduating Student Spotlight: Eden Shamir

Eden Shamir came to the University of Florida without knowing what career path she wanted to pursue. But when she looks back at her life, she now admits that it probably should’ve been clear to her. “I have always devoted my free time to customer service, whether through volunteering throughout high school or serving as a student assistant throughout college,” Shamir said. “Many of the activities and organizations that I have found to be the most fulfilling incorporate some aspect

UF MBA students hone consulting skills, aid real Latin American businesses despite pandemic

While the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have halted international travel, it didn’t stop UF MBA students from “Zooming” across oceans and continents to help real businesses in Latin America with their challenges. As part of the Global Business Consulting class led by Andy Naranjo, John B. Hall Professor and Chair of the Eugene F. Brigham Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Department, UF MBA students worked in teams of five with local businesses in Perú and Panamá, providing them with

We Are Warrington | From classmates to alumni, relationships matter

Rachelle Antoine: It was just so funny. My first impression was, oh my gosh, his last name is Lord. He seems he’s gonna be very serious. Andy Lord: I would have been scared. The Lord of admissions. “We Are Warrington” is a new podcast that helps young business leaders discover what is possible by highlighting stories from the Warrington College of Business community about the University of Florida experience, business industry insights, innovative research and more. I’m your host, Andy

5 Warrington students honored by UF International Center

Congratulations are in order for five students from the Warrington College of Business for being honored with Outstanding Achievement Awards from the University of Florida International Center (UFIC) on November 17. The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes international students who not only meet exemplary academic achievement, but also a wide range of accomplishments and contributions. Warrington’s recipients for 2020 are: Man Xie (Ph.D. ’21): Xie, originally from China, is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of marketing. She earned a bachelor’s

5 things Warrington students are thankful for this year, despite COVID-19 disruption

The holidays are a time of giving thanks and expressing gratitude for all we have in life. While the COVID-19 pandemic has clouded our ability to see all we have to be thankful for, here at the Warrington College of Business, we still believe there is a silver lining to every challenge. To shed light on what we have to be thankful for, despite the disruption the pandemic has brought to our lives, we asked current students to share what