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Jay Ritter

SPAC Frenzy Emboldens Silicon Valley Startups to Forgo Venture Funding

Helicopter-taxi hopeful Archer is among those joining the public markets with billion-dollar valuations—years before any revenue. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter lends his expertise on SPACs to this story from the Wall Street Journal. 

Jay Ritter

Red-Hot Stock Market Pushes More Companies to Go Public

The number of firms listed on U.S. exchanges surges the most since the dot-com bubble, reversing a two-decade slump. Research from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter informs this story from the Wall Street Journal. 

Stand Up and Holler Gator Nation Giving Day Thank You! Warrington College of Business text on top of orange and blue color treated image of Mr. Two Bits in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Thanks for your support, Business Gators!

Dear Business Gators, We are amazed by the response from the Warrington College of Business community to Gator Nation Giving Day on February 18. Thank you, Business Gators! It was a historic day for the University of Florida with 22,198 donations made by alumni, students and friends in 49 states and 21 countries, totaling more than $25.3 million. It’s no surprise that Warrington was well represented with 498 gifts, the fifth most of any initiative on campus. We are humbled

A young female designer working in her office

4 ways an MBA will help you achieve your career goals

For many people looking to advance their career, an MBA is often a route they consider. But with opportunity costs like time and money, is an MBA really the best option? To answer that, we’ve collected the top four ways an MBA will allow you to achieve the kind of career success you’ve dreamed of having. Read on to see the critical skills you’ll learn with an MBA that will help you achieve your career goals.   1. An increased

Ted Kury

Biden Administration Approved Texas Power Request, Contrary to False Claim

Public Utility Research Center Director of Energy Studies Dr. Ted Kury helps inform this fact checking story about the U.S. Department of Energy approving a request to allow power plants in snowstorm-battered Texas to temporarily bypass some environmental limits during its energy crisis, in order to produce more power. Viral headlines falsely claimed the department rejected the request. See how Kury helped debunk the false claim in this story from the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org.  

UF Warrington alumnae Lizzi Salem speaks at a UBS event

Corporate Partnerships: UBS and Warrington

Before 2013, the University of Florida Warrington College of Business wasn’t on the radar of UBS. When UBS employees went on the road to recruit, they rarely stopped in Gainesville or thought twice about interviewing Warrington students for their internships or full-time positions.  Today, the partnership between Warrington and UBS is strong. The investment bank and financial services company now frequents the Warrington campus for hires, and alumnus Jim Pellicane is an important reason why. Jim Pellicane (Managing Director at

Steve Tufts

Want to Grow Your Real Estate Business? Be an Influencer!

Warrington’s Clinical Professor Dr. Steven Tufts explains how to build a real estate referral network and sphere of influence that work for you in this story in Florida Realtor Magazine. See Dr. Tufts’ top tips for growing your real estate business. 

Patricia Pacey

Economic Empowerment

When Patricia Pacey (BA ’71, Ph.D. ’76) first came to the University of Florida, her aspiration was to be a high school math teacher. Growing up in a typical middle-class family in the 1950s and 60s, teaching was a common career route for women, and Pacey didn’t envision herself taking a different path. In the final semesters of her math bachelor’s degree program, Pacey was a work study student for the chair of the accounting department, Dr. Williard Stone. It

Fiona Barnes

How can I be a more thoughtful communicator?

Andy Lord: I’m creating the new theme song. Fiona Barnes: You are, what is it? Lord: ♪ We Are Warrington ♪ ♪ We Are Warrington ♪ Barnes: Yeah, it’s not gonna fly. Lord: You don’t think it’s gonna work? Lord: “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
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New UF Warrington, FAMU partnership to address diversity in real estate

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Warrington College of Business is proud to announce a new scholarship for students who attended Florida A&M University (FAMU) or other Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU) and are interested in studying real estate. The Bergstrom-Crossman Real Estate Scholarship will be awarded annually through the Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center to support students qualified for the Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program with undergraduate degrees from Florida