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UF MBA integrates iPad into Distance Learning curriculum

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA’s commitment to innovation and providing its students with the latest in technology education has been strengthened with the awarding of the Apple iPad to every UF MBA Internet candidate. More than 100 iPads were presented to Internet MBA students this winter and another 60 are projected to be given this summer. “Since 1999, the University of Florida has been a pioneer in distance learning MBA programs,” said Alex Sevilla, Assistant Dean and Director of UF

Fisher students receive honorable mention at Deloitte case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Four students from the Fisher School of Accounting received honorable mention for their performance in the Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition. Jennifer Glenn, Jacob Hart, Daniel Johnson and Kelsey Lueck were one of only seven teams to earn honorable mention status in the graduate division. Each student was awarded $200 and the Fisher School received $2,000 for the team’s efforts. It marked the second consecutive year that the Fisher School received an honorable mention in this competition.

Warrington student places second in national business writing competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Iris Zhang, a senior finance major at the Warrington College of Business Administration, finished second in the Association for Business Communication 2010 Student Writing contest. In this competition, students are presented a case scenario and are asked to construct a business correspondence in response. Entries are judged on clarity, appropriate tone and style, motivation to a desired outcome, organization and mastery of vocabulary among other factors. A panel of academic readers reviewed the entries and selected 10

UF team places third at Johnson & Johnson Business Case Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of five UF undergraduates from the Warrington School of Business Administration took third place in the Johnson & Johnson Business Case Competition held April 8-9 at Johnson & Johnson’s headquarters in New Brunswick, N.J. The Johnson & Johnson Business Case Competition is a national competition that brings together undergraduate business students from around the country and tests their abilities in real-world situations. Strategic thinking, economic reasoning, financial analysis and marketing are all tested as the

UF MBA students compete in 2010 Florida Intercollegiate Case Competition

UF MBA students Chelsey Campbell, Nick Digirolamo, Michael Scott, and Danny Zeenberg, traveled to the University of South Florida to compete in the 2010 Florida Intercollegiate Case Competition. Five other Florida universities competed against them including FSU, Miami, FAU, FIU, and USF. The six teams gathered at USF to meet each other and become acquainted with the facilities and the procedures of the case competition, with no idea which company would be represented or what the case was about. At

Ph.D. alum recognized at global IS conference

Gainesville, Fla. – Hong Guo (Ph.D., 2009), a graduate in Information Systems & Operations Management (ISOM), was named runner up for the 2009 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Best Doctoral Dissertation Award. ICIS is considered the premier and most prestigious conference among IS researchers worldwide. Guo’s dissertation, “For Whom the Net Tolls: A Two-Sided Market Analysis and Public Policy Implications for the Net Neutrality Debate,” spawned further research for Guo and his dissertation advisors, Professors Kenny Cheng and Shubho

Web site created by UF student helps students find volunteer opportunities

Gainesville, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Center for Leadership and Service has announced a partnership with SweatMonkey, a Web-based resource created by a UF sophomore to engage students in community service. Callahan Fore, an architecture major, started SweatMonkey as a “one-stop” shop, where students can learn about service opportunities and organizations can find volunteers. It has developed into a Web site with the potential to enable students from around the country to find ways to volunteer. “Most high schools

New Finance Ph.D. wins one Finance world’s top prizes

Gainesville, Fla. – Finance grad Brandon Lockhart (PHD, 2009) is the winner the USC Marshall School of Business Trefftzs Award for best student paper. In addition to a $5,000 prize, Lockhart also received a student travel stipend to present his paper, “Adjusting to Target Capital Structure: The effect of credit lines,” at the 2009 Western Finance Association (WFA) meeting, held June 17 – 20, 2009 in San Diego, Calif. According to Lockhart, credit lines play an important role in the

UF SIFE team receives recognition at national competition

Gainesville, Fla. – The University of Florida SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) team finished second runner-up, making UF one of the top 48 teams in the country, in the SIFE National Exposition held April 10-12, 2009 in Philadelphia. The team was also named national winner of the HSBC Financial Literacy Special Topic Competition for their Financial Literacy Challenge project. “It was great to see so many students passionate about the same shared goal of creating economic opportunities for their communities.

MAIB students fly on “Wings of Excellence” to Alps

Gainesville, Fla. – Every year, the competition for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award offers the world’s students the unique opportunity to take part in the St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland. This year, two students from the Hough Graduate School of Business, Nicholas Campiz and Richard Woods, were accepted for this prestigious international Symposium, held at University of St. Gallen, May 7–9, 2009. Both are earning master’s degrees in the MA-International Business (MAIB) Program, and heard about the symposium