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National leader to speak at Supply Chain Forum on Oct. 27

Henry J. Maier, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Ground, will speak on key supply chain management challenges, past and future, at the CBA Supply Chain Management Forum, to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, R.I.


URI 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients

Congratulations to three College of Business Administration alumni who will be honored with the University’s Distinguished Achievement Awards (DAA) on Oct. 17. They are President’s Award recipient Cynthia Marcille Deysher ’78 and Dean’s Award recipients William Eigen ’90 and Deborah Imondi ’83, MBA ’86.


Mat Franco’s journey from Rhode Island to Vegas has been magical

In an article in the Providence Journal, magician and URI marketing grad Mat Franco said the best part of making his upcoming NBC special “Mat Franco’s Got Magic” was the footage he shot back home in Rhode Island. “When they asked me where I wanted to go, URI was the first place to come up with … I was excited to go back and shake their hands and say ‘thank you.’ I worked out some special material for them,” he said.


URI appoints new College of Business Administration Dean

An innovative academic leader and researcher, Maling Ebrahimpour of St. Petersburg, Fla., has been appointed dean of the University of Rhode Island College of Business Administration. Donald H. DeHayes, URI provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, made the appointment following a national search.


Alumnus Bill Eigen ’90 featured in Barron’s Q&A on rising interest rates

In a June 27 piece in Barron’s—Rising Interest Rates: A JP Morgan Pro Gets Ready—Bill Eigen ’90, manager of the $21 billion JPMorgan Strategic Income Opportunities Fund, looks ahead as the Federal Reserve gets closer to raising short-term interest rates.


More than $165,000 donated to honor Retired Professor Spencer Martin

Long before Richard J. Harrington ‘73 donated more than $5 million to URI, he was a business student taking Professor Spencer Martin’s accounting classes—where he learned far more than accounting. This spring, Professor Martin retired after 45 years of teaching here, and a scholarship endowment in his name has already received more than $165,000 in contributions from the URI community—including a $100,000 gift from Harrington.


Kathy Conlon flies high with the Blue Angels

CBA Academic Advisor Kathy Conlon is one of two Rhode Islanders who were named “key influencers” and chosen to fly with the Blue Angels on May 28, prior to the 2015 R.I. Air National Guard Air Show. Nominated by one of her students who’s in the National Guard, Conlon and retired New England Patriots player Matt Light were selected for the honor.

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Cynthia Blanthorne honored for Teaching Excellence

On May 13, the University of Rhode Island Foundation presented Associate Professor of Accounting Cynthia Blanthorne with this year’s URI Teaching Excellence Award. She will be recognized for her distinction in the field of teaching at the University’s 2015 Commencement ceremonies.


URI Introduces RI’s first Master of Science in Finance program

The College of Business Administration has added a new graduate program that many students and professionals in the finance industry can count on to sharpen their skills. The new master of science in finance (MSF) will be the first and only program of its kind to be offered in Rhode Island and will join the College’s other accredited graduate programs in business at the Providence Campus.


URI Marketing Chapter recognized for excellence

The URI Chapter of the American Marketing Association received a commendable mention in the Case Competition at the organization’s 37th Annual International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans. The chapter was also recognized for exemplary chapter performance in membership, fundraising, and communications. This honor was a first for the URI Chapter.

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