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2012

April 2012 : Eller Buzz
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates connects with Eller students; Alumni spotlights: Molly Busch, Eller Marketing ’03, and Aaron Zeese, Eller Finance, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship ’99; Student profiles: Absar Kazmi, Eller MBA ’13, and David Yin, Eller Finance ’12; Annual Thinking Forward Conference spotlights sports marketing; McGuire Entrepreneurship at Work: Venture team profile: MistoBox; McGuire Center honors entrepreneurs with global-market chops and Arizona impact; Research report: Marketing faculty investigate social dynamics in post-Katrina New Orleans; UA “Thinking the Impossible” video highlights MIS research successes; Eller connections: Eller students go near and far to gain insight and make connections; Upcoming events; Eller extras

February/March 2012 : Eller Buzz
Eller College launches South Tucson economic development program; Alumni spotlights: Bhupesh Arora, Eller MBA ’98 and Lauren McDanell, Eller Marketing ’08; Student profiles: Troy Hollar, Eller Evening MBA ’12 and Michelle Vock, Eller Marketing and MIS ’12; B2B apparel show in Vegas serves as stage for undergraduate consulting project; Undergrads bring digital citizenship program to Orange Grove Middle School; Research report: NSF funding supports management research in ethics; Video – Economic historian Price Fishback compares the Great Depression and the Great Recession; Eller connections: Eller MBAs connect with alumni, corporations in Bay Area; McGuire Entrepreneurship at work: Honors students investigate tech transfer in dean’s Open Innovation Challenge; Video – Venture team profile: In Seat Eats; Upcoming events; Eller extras

January 2012 : Eller Buzz
On the road to recovery: Arizona’s economic outlook 2012-2013; Alumni spotlights: Bryce Zeagler, Eller MIS and Operations Management ’99, and Dave Talenfeld, Eller MBA ’10; Student profiles: Katherine Carl, Eller MIS doctoral candidate, and Lauren Kuehner, Eller Finance and Entrepreneurship ’12; Undergrads apply business intelligence to social media; Advertising class comes full circle with real-world alumnus client; Research report: Barry Goldman sets research agenda for 21st century negotiation in new book; Eller connections: Students conclude semester with challenging case competitions; McGuire entrepreneurship at work: New Innovation Law Lab offers legal knowledge to regional start-ups; Video bonus: IdeaFunding 2011 speaks to venture financing; Upcoming events; Eller extras

2011

November 2011 : Eller Buzz
Eller undergrads make a difference on national day of service; Photo gallery: Eller College and UA Homecoming 2011; Alumni spotlights: Paula Bookidis, Eller MBA ’98, and Don Bushell, Eller MIS ’82; Student profiles: R.D. Castillo, Eller Evening, MBA ’12, and Stephanie Csongor, Eller Marketing ’12; MedAssets CEO hosts Eller students for quarterly earnings call; UT Austin team tops UA Collegiate Ethics Case Competition: Research Report: Economics assistant professor Derek Lemoine weighs options for climate management; Judee Burgoon leads Eller College team to help develop video game for training intelligence analysts; Eller Connections: Pre-business students ramp up financial literacy through Vantage West challenge; McGuire Entrepreneurship at Work: Venture team update: JusTouch; Venture team update: MSDx; Video: Generations of Arizona Entrepreneurs; Eller Extras

October 2011 : Eller Buzz
MBA field projects yield ROI for clients; Join us for UA Homecoming 2011; Undergrad senior and management lecturer recognized with ethics awards; MIS professor’s tech spinoff acquired by IBM Corp.; Eller Connections: Making it on faith: McGuire Entrepreneurship at Work: Venture team update: Reko Global Water funded through Chilean government grant; Promising UA technology receives innovation award; Research Report: Professor of MIS Joe Valacich applies behavioral theory to web design; New paper by marketing and management professors demonstrates how strict return policies can cost retailers; Alumni Spotlights: Morris Amiri, Eller Finance ’04, and Evan Singer, Eller Marketing ’10; Student Profiles: Ngoc Can, Eller MBA ’12, and Alysa Smith, Eller Accounting ’13

August-September 2011 : Eller Buzz
Undergrads visit East Coast for management capstone; Eller Professor of Women and Leadership Barbara Gutek retires; Academics, leadership earn Eller students awards; Eller Global Cohort undergrads get new perspective in India; Eller Connections: Eller MBAs refocus on second year after internships; McGuire Entrepreneurship at Work: Meet the Class of ’12 on McGuireExperience.com; Venture team profile: Velocis; Introducing new McGuire Center staff; Research Report: MIS researchers develop prototype to detect fake websites; Assistant professor Steven Boivie examines CEO and firm performance; Economics professor Price Fishback recognized with research award; Alumni Spotlights: Kelly Goodrich, Eller MBA ’94, and Alexandra London, Eller Marketing ’07; Student Profiles: Sara Brooks, Eller MBA ’13, and Brian Rapoport, Eller Finance ’11

June-July 2011 : Eller Buzz
Arizona census count changes things; Alumni spotlights: Michele Norin, BSBA MIS ’87 and Mark W. Heckele, JD and MBA ’08; Student profiles: Megan Pulver, BSBA Marketing ’11 and Robert Dawson, MBA ’12; Undergraduate teams compete in social responsibility challenge; MIS project boosts Casa de los Niños online presence; Marketing students top PSAid competition for second year running; Eller connections: “Meet the Dean” summer/fall tour kicks off in Tucson (with photo gallery); Research report: Finance professor Kathy Kahle finds public firms weathered recession better than expected; Economics professor Martin Dufwenberg explores guilt and cooperation linked by the neural network; McGuire Entrepreneurship at work: McGuire Entrepreneurship Program attracts student athletes; McGuire student tops 2011 Tulane Business Plan Competition

April-May 2011 : Eller Buzz
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz inspires students with values-focused bottom line; Alumni spotlights: Carla Keegan, MBA ’82, and Jim Critchley, Executive MBA ’09; Student profiles: Gavin Howell, MBA ’12, and Nicole Bisetti, BSBA Marketing and Entrepreneurship ’11; Twenty undergrads fly to Omaha for face time with Warren Buffett; Eller undergrads intern at NCAA Final Four Championship; ELITE students use campus resources to gain career experience; Working MBAs broaden horizons abroad; Business students inspired by social entrepreneurship; Eller connections: Students get insight into health care careers at panel discussion; High School Ethics Forum expands into Los Angeles; Research report: Management professors unlock underlying complexities of social capital in trio of books; McGuire Entrepreneurship at work: Electric bike company Velocis wins over judges at Year-End Showcase; McGuire Entrepreneurship students leap through final academic hurdle

March 2011 : Eller Buzz
Technology-minded students test consulting skills at Deloitte case competition; Alumni spotlights: Tom Strong, MBA ’08 and Kari Trostler, BSBA Business Management and Entrepreneurship ’06; Student profiles: Samantha Meis, BSBA MIS, Business Management, and Entrepreneurship ’12 and Bryan Jandorf, Evening MBA ’11; Eller undergraduates focus on professional development; Marketing students connect with industry leaders at Thinking Forward Conference; Grad students partner on MBA field project to investigate Tucson-Phoenix solar powered train; McGuire Entrepreneurship at Work: Innovation Day at the UA; Venture team updates: MSDx and TruckItNow; McGuire Center alumus selected for Arizona leadership academy; Eller Connections: Navigating your career journey on the Pathway to Success: Networking Event for Women in Business; Eller undergraduates connect with alumni in the Windy City; Research Report: MIS faculty participate in conference on changing military needs for sociocultural data; Eller MIS and accounting programs top peer research rankings

February 2011 : Eller Buzz Special Edition: Eller Research
AVATAR kiosk aims to automate, augment border enforcement; Eller Student Experience: Undergraduate scholars focus on new economic theory research; MBA student’s study calculates $8.2 million economic impact of UA v. Iowa football game; Economics doctoral students secure National Science Foundation funding; Featured Research: Assuring access: examining the economic impact of rural hospital legislation; The cost of independence: the consequences of going above and beyond Sarbanes-Oxley regulations; Workplace instability: exploring the influence of employee neuroticism on job performance; Temp workers nonstandard, not substandard; The leader who leads least leads best: new economics research yields surprising insight into leadership; Restricted access: management professor examines barriers to adoption of telemedicine model; MIS professor uses artificial intelligence to predict stock performance; McGuire Entrepreneurship at Work: Doctoral student tops IdeaFunding 2010 Innovation in Research competition; Alumni Spotlight: Sangita Pawar, MBA ’09; Student Profile: Wilson Bastos, Ph.D. Candidate in Marketing ’13

January 2011 : Eller Buzz
Q&A with incoming Eller College dean Leonard Jessup; Sports management students tackle real-world projects for the Phoenix Suns and Tostitos Fiesta Bowl; Eller MBAs investigate privatization in Brazil and Argentina; Undergraduate sales class tops Altria competition for third year running; Assisted living facility draws on MBA expertise for strategic planning; Eller Connections: Undergraduate students refine career goals throguh holiday break externships; McGuire Entrepreneurship at Work: McGuire Center welcomes staffers to support new initiatives; Venture team update: The Cravory; Research Report: MBA student’s study calculates $8.2 million economic impact of UA v. Iowa football game; How investment pressure can lead to biased reporting; Alumni Spotlights: Gabriela Head, MBA ’08, and Raghu Nandan, BSBA Business Management ’02; Student Profiles: Joyesha Chesnick, MBA ’11, and Garrett Voge, BSBA Accounting ’13

2010

November-December 2010 : Eller Buzz
Horse whisperer’s ranch challenges MBAs’ nonverbal communication skills (with photo gallery); UA’s Net Impact team takes second in Hitachi Foundation competition; Outgoing dean Paul Portney recognized with distinguished achievement award; Leslie Eldenburg to take Eller reins as interim dean; Eller Connections: ELITE students turn marketing exercise into fundraiser for Steele Children’s Research Center; McGuire Entrepreneurship at Work: New UA corporation builds an “innovation ecosystem;” Doctoral student tops IdeaFunding 2010 Innovation in Entrepreneurship competition; Research Report: AVATAR kiosk aims to automate, augment law enforcement at international borders; Alumni Spotlights: Brannon Lacey, BSBA Entrepreneurship and MIS ’01, and Bert Schneider, MBA ’00; Student Profiles: Brittany Hultstrom, BSBA Marketing and Entrepreneurship ’11, and Blake Hlavaty, MBA ’11

October 2010 : Eller Buzz
Executive briefing sessions test MBA business communication skills; Undergraduate student organizations boast record recruitment; Talking gender and the workplace with pioneering executive Susan Bulkeley Butler; Honors students attend corporate and collegiate sustainability conference; Management senior and pro DJ competes for global student entrepreneurship award; Southwest Leadership Program invests in public sector professionals; McGuire Entrepreneurship at Work: Entrepreneurship venture teams find communication solution in open innovation competition; McGuire Center welcomes new venture team mentor; Research Report: Assuring access: examining the economic impact of rural hospital legislation; Alumni Spotlights: Faham Zakariaei, BSBA Marketing ’05, and Christine Burke, MBA ’80; Student Profiles: Kelly Cummings, MBA ’11, and Aleksey Chernobelskiy, BSBA Finance and Accounting, BA Economics ’11

September 2010 : Eller Buzz
Eller Accelerated MBA program attracts focused professionals; Economics doctoral students secure National Science Foundation funding; Scholarships support undergraduate travel to China and India; Sports management students meet real-world fundraising campaign; Eller Connections: Marketing and management undergrads prep for career searches at Immersion Day; McGuire Entrepreneurship at Work: New book focuses on university technology commercialization in the idea age; Partnership gives Mexican undergraduates access to entrepreneurship program; Research Report: The cost of independence: The consequences of going above and beyond Sarbanes-Oxley regulations; Alumni Spotlights: Tony Stovall, EMBA ’08, and Nancy Nichols, BSBA Marketing ’84; Student Profiles: Missy Eddy, Accelerated MBA ’11; Jaryd L. Hickman, BSBA Business Management ’11

July-August 2010 : Eller Buzz Special Edition on Eller’s Global Focus
Eller undergrads intern with lifestyle startup in Hong Kong; Global Cohort takes 72 undergraduates to China; UA students earn business minor over summer in Spain; Inaugural Executive Ethics Symposium debates strategic mortgage defaults; Eller Connections: Navigating today’s job market as an international student; McGuire Entrepreneurship at Work: McGuire Center launches new online entrepreneurship courses; Venture team profile: TerraVoyant, LLC; Venture Team Update: Ugallery.com; Research Report: Workplace instability: exploring the influence of employee neuroticism on job performance; Alumni Spotlights: David Romero, EMBA ’06, and Heather Khan, BSBA Accounting ’97 and EMBA ’06; Student Profiles: Sarah Trainor, BSBA Finance, MIS, and Operations Management ’11, and Wilson Bastos, Ph.D. candidate in Marketing ’13

May-June 2010 : Eller Buzz
Gerry Swanson celebrates 40 years at Eller; MSI Department answers demand for information security expertise; Pre-business freshmen get a taste of Eller with El Saguarito experience; Business Communication Case Competition brings pressure and prowess; New Fund for Excellence in Finance established to honor Don Seeley; McGuire Entrepreneurship at Work: McGuire Center year concludes with unprecedented final result (with online slideshow); Venture team profile: TruckItNow.com; Research Report: Temp workers nonstandard, not substandard; Alumni Spotlights: Sangita Pawar, MBA ’09 and Martin reed, BSBA Marketing and Entrepreneurship ’07; Student Profiles: Erick Dickens, MBA ’10 and Ryan Soderquist, BSBA Finance ’10

April 2010 : Eller Buzz
UA Executive of the Year Luncheon honors Goodyear Chairman and CEO Bob Keegan (with online slideshow); MIS grad students tackle Google Online Marketing Challenge; Student-generated advertisement tops national competition; Undergrad teaching awards recognize classroom innovation, real-world learning; Eller MBAs work through the night at inernational tech strategy case competition; Eller Connections: Students connect with government agencies to investigate career opportunities; McGuire Entrepreneurship at Work: Venture team profile: Re+; New corporate entrepreneurship center announced; Law students take on new role at year-end showcase: an interview with McGuire Center director Sherry Hoskinson; Research Report: The leader who leads least leads best: new economics research yields surprising insight into leadership; Restricted access: management professor examines barriers to adoption of telemedicine model; Alumni Spotlights: Nita Umashankar, BSBA Marketing and Entrepreneurship ’04, BS Molecular and Cellular Biology ’03, and Jamie Barmach, MBA ’09; Student Profiles: Megan Shekleton, BSBA Marketing ’11, and Felipe de Mello e Souza, MBA ’11

March 2010 : Eller Buzz
Brent Seebohm initiates Excellence Fund for new sports management minor program; Eller Zipperman Scholars pay a visit to Phoenix Suns; GoodCat Hotline empowers students to report academic dishonesty; McGuire Center mentor helps Kyrgzystan jewelers; Eller MBAs visit emerging markets all over the globe; Eller underrads connect with execs in Los Angeles; Venture teams featured at Innovation Day; Planting the first seeds: Last year’s winning venture team launches; Counteracting teen’s logo lust: Supportive parents and peers can reduce materialism in teens; Alumni spotlights: Jennifer Walzer, BSBA MIS ’95 and Brett Farmiloe, BSBA Accounting ’06; Student profiles: Kim Romney, MBA ’11 and Zach Goldberg, BSBA Finance ’10

February 2010 : Eller Buzz Special Research Edition
Letter from the dean; Private equity firm buys MIS spinoff company; Feast from famine: new study examines U.S. farm productivity; All in the family? Entrepreneurship professor Sandy Klasa investigates why family-owned companies bring in outside managers; Body over mind: Assistant professor of marketing Jesper Nielsen looks at unconscious processing; Economics of innovation: Economics associate professor Gautam Gowrisankaran develops new modeling methods for durable goods industries; Assistant professor of management Steven Boivie uncovers the corporate parenting paradox; Structuring risk: Accounting assistant professor Monica Neamtiu examines information asymmetry in asset securitization; Table talk: Marketing professor Linda Price uncovers how families imbue objects with meaning; Who does what: MIS professor dissects collaboration patterns on Wikipedia; Can’t buy me love: Assistant marketing professor Lan Chaplin studies what makes adolescents happy; Alumni spotlight: Joseph Cullen, Ph.D. in Economics ’09; Student profile: Kelli Frias, Ph.D. candidate in Marketing; Faculty news