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Michael Ice

Providence Business News features Michael Ice in Five Questions Interview

Michael D. Ice, who had a 30-year career on Wall Street before joining URI’s College of Business, talks with Providence Business News about how he’s sharing his wealth of knowledge with undergraduates, using the equity markets to make the classroom more practical.

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Michael Ice featured in PBN article on interest-rate hike

The Rhode Island banking industry is watching the Federal Reserve especially close this month, as the central bank could raise interest rates for the first time since 2006. A rate hike could lead to higher profit margins throughout the sector.


Industry magazine reports on sold-out CBA Supply Chain Management event

“The ongoing influence and emergence of e-commerce on supply chain management shows no signs of stopping.That was a major takeaway of a keynote speech given by Henry Maier, president and CEO of FedEx Ground at the University of Rhode Island’s Supply Chain Management Forum earlier this week.” Reported by Logistics Management, Oct.29, 2015.


CBA hosts 9th annual Alumni Career Day

On Oct. 23, the College of Business Administration’s annual Career Day will bring many alumni back to share words of wisdom with more than 1,700 undergraduate and graduate business students. The event will feature a keynote address by Christopher J. Wolfe ’91, managing director and chief investment officer at Merrill Lynch & Co., and breakout sessions and workshops throughout the day.


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.

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