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Bruce and Laura Gross wanted to do something special to support the construction of Heavener Hall, the Warrington College of Business Administration’s new undergraduate building. Not only will their unique gift catch the attention of Warrington students, but it will also draw eyes from curious drivers on University Avenue. The Grosses’ gift is an impressive bronze sculpture that now resides on the west side of the building adjacent to Bryan and Matherly Halls. Alumni support was integral in making Heavener

Your summer 2015 reading list

The College’s faculty has compiled a list of must-read books for this summer. Here’s the list with some insights on each selection. Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal by Oren Klaff “The book focuses on selling – how to present a good idea to an unreceptive audience. It is a bit over the top – you will likely never need to use such extreme tactics to win your audience. But the tools and techniques

Executive MBA student recognized by Poets & Quants

Jonathan Tenenbaum, a recent graduate of UF MBA at the Hough Graduate School of Business’s Executive Program, was named to Poets & Quants’s “Class of 2015: The Best Executive MBAs.” Read Jonathan’s profile and learn more about his UF MBA experience.

Mowing the lawn in those new running shoes? You may not be happy with them

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When it comes to how many different ways you use the things you buy, more may not necessarily be better. According to a new study coauthored by University of Florida marketing professor Aner Sela, the more the consumer uses a product in different situations, the more likely the consumer will report the product to be unsatisfactory. “The common intuition is that diversity is good, so a variety of experiences with a product should make people evaluate the

Hough Graduate School of Business wins Montreal case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Four students from the Hough Graduate School of Business won the HEC Montreal International Graduate Competition on May 1 in Montreal. Andrew Karay, Natalie Martinez and Melissa Morlan—all students in the Master of International Business (MIB) program—and Ashley Glantz, a Master of Science in Management (MSM) student, bested a field of eight international business schools representing Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Ireland and Switzerland. Each team was given 48 hours to complete four interrelated cases, identifying key priorities,

Fisher School director honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Gary McGill, Associate Dean and Director of the Fisher School of Accounting, received the inaugural Distinguished Alumni Faculty Award from Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business on April 23. The Rawls College of Business has honored its distinguished alumni and friends since 1986, but this was the first year the College introduced a faculty category. Dr. McGill has published more than 50 journal articles, book chapters or research reports in the field’s top academic journals.

Social entrepreneurship course recognized for ingenuity, creativity

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Kristin Joos’s Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship course received a 2015 Online Education Excellence Award (OEEA) from the University of Florida’s Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence. Dr. Tawnya Means, Director of the Warrington College of Business Administration’s Center of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, was the course’s Instructional Designer. The OEEAs recognize exemplary and innovative teaching and course production in fully online or blended courses. Eligible courses must have 50 percent or more of the content

Recent alumna an “MBA to Watch” says Poets & Quants

Carly Escue (MBA ’15) was one of 30 MBA graduates in the world to be named to Poets & Quants’s “Class of 2015: MBAs to Watch.” Read Carly’s profile and learn more about her accomplishments at UF MBA and her career plans.

Optimism among Florida real estate professionals at its highest since 2006

Optimism in the Florida real estate market remains strong among those in the business, according to the Survey of Emerging Market Conditions, conducted quarterly by the Kelley A. Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration. UF’s Commercial Real Estate Sentiment Index, an outlook of respondents’ own businesses, improved to 7.45 out of 10, its highest level since the third quarter of 2006. Timothy S. Becker, director of the Bergstrom Center, attributed

Marketing professor receives UF research award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – John I. Williams, Jr. Professor Dr. Aner Sela was one of 10 professors awarded the University of Florida Excellence Award for Assistant Professors. The award recognizes UF assistant professors for their research performance. A one-time allocation of $5,000 is given to each recipient, who can use the funds for travel expenses, equipment, books, graduate student stipends or other research-related expenses. Dr. Sela has been one of the College’s most prolific researchers since joining Warrington in 2010. According