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UF MBA makes significant climb in The Economist’s full-time rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business ascended 22 positions in The Economist’s “Which MBA?” full-time rankings released Thursday. Thanks to its 22-place gain—the largest by any school in this ranking—UF MBA is ranked 58th in the world after finishing 80th in The Economist’s 2014 rankings. UF MBA is now ranked 36th among U.S. programs, and 16th among U.S. public programs. The Economist’s full-time rankings are based on surveys sent to eligible programs and more

Warrington doctoral student, post-doc recognized during Experiential Classroom

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Susana Santos, a Post-Doctoral Associate in Warrington’s Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate; and Diana Shao, a Ph.D. candidate in Finance, were recognized for exemplary teaching during the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center’s Experiential Classroom on Sept. 17-20. Santos and Shao were members of one of the Experiential Classroom’s top two teaching teams. The teams were selected by a faculty committee. Santos joined the College in 2015. Her research interests are the cognitive and psychosocial processes of

Fisher alumna shares journey from Big 4 accounting to entrepreneur

Lissette Penrod’s introduction to corporate recruiting seemed ill-timed, to say the least. She entered the field in 2009—just as the Great Recession was decimating the U.S. economy. Despite the unenviable job climate and lack of recruiting experience, Penrod thrived in her role. More importantly, she found a truly fulfilling career. Penrod (BSAc ’03, MAcc ’03) will share her professional journey at the Fisher School of Accounting’s Women in Accounting Symposium on Friday and Saturday at the Florida Museum of Natural

Student Spotlight: Lauren Lindsay

Every fall and spring semester, UF Enactus engages in Day of Difference, a program where UF Enactus members visit elementary school students in the Gainesville community to teach them success skills and entrepreneurial values. Sophomore Lauren Lindsay is the Project Manager for Day of Difference, which takes place Friday. Learn more about Lauren, and how UF Enactus is inspiring her and so many others. Name: Lauren Lindsay Hometown: Sarasota, Fla. Major: Marketing Year: Sophomore Student Organizations/Activities • Emerging Leader and

Marketing, accounting graduate students earn College teaching honor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Siân Morgan and Devin Williams were recognized with the Warrington College of Business’s Spring 2015 Ph.D. Teaching Award. The award, presented by the Center for Teaching, Learning & Assessment and selected by the Warrington Teaching Committee, recognizes outstanding graduate student teaching and instructional innovation. The selection process gauges the effectiveness of teaching practices, measures engagement, and evaluates student learning experiences. Nominees are provided with detailed feedback and consultation to enhance their teaching and prepare for their upcoming

Warrington celebrates dedication of Bergstrom Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The newly refurbished Kelley A. Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies was officially dedicated Thursday afternoon at Bryan Hall. About 100 Warrington alumni, faculty, staff and guests attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony, then toured the remodeled Center, which now resides in Bryan Hall. The Center was previously located in Stuzin Hall. The 2,200-square-foot Center includes five offices, a spacious lobby, break room and storage space, but its centerpiece is a spacious conference room with a large flatscreen monitor

Revamped Bergstrom Center provides another home for Warrington students

A major initiative for the Warrington College of Business has been creating “homes” for its students. The College succeeded again with its newly renovated Kelley A. Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies. The “new” Bergstrom Center will be officially unveiled during a rededication ceremony at 5:30 p.m. today at Bryan Hall. Until 2010, accounting students were the only Warrington students who had a home to call their own (Gerson Hall). The College’s other graduate and undergraduate students shuttled between numerous

Warrington professor analyzes “The Reader’s Brain”

Warrington Professor Dr. Yellowlees Douglas’s new book–“The Reader’s Brain: How Neuroscience Can Make You a Better Writer”— uses decades of insights into the reading brain to provide writers with clear-cut, science-based guidelines on how to write anything well, from an email to a multi-million dollar proposal. Read more about Dr. Douglas’s findings at UF News.

Fisher School mourns passing of Bob Lowe

Robert N. Lowe, Jr., an alumnus and proud supporter of the Fisher School of Accounting, passed away Sept. 7. He was 57 years old. “Bob was simply one of the smartest people I’ve ever known,” said Dr. Gary McGill, J. Roy Duggan Professor and Director of the Fisher School. “But he was also a kind and caring person who was always thinking about how he might benefit others. The Fisher School and University of Florida are better places because of

Favorable ROI has UF MBA on Forbes’s list of best business schools

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business was named one of the nation’s top 50 MBA programs in Forbes’s 2015 “The Best Business Schools” released Wednesday. UF MBA ranked 50th overall and 26th among U.S. public programs. It was also the No. 1-ranked MBA program in the state of Florida. “These rankings reflect Return on Investment (ROI), which is a hallmark of UF MBA,” said Dr. Alex Sevilla, Assistant Dean and Director of UF MBA