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Larry Weber

Racepoint Global leader addresses truth in media and marketing on April 18

In the CBA’s 10th annual Vangermeersch Lecture, Racepoint Global CEO Larry Weber will address the timely topic of truth in media and marketing. In “The Art of the Squeal: Leaks, Fake News, Alternative Facts. Media, Marketing and Moral Purpose in a Changing World,” Weber will discuss how software, the Internet, media, and digital technologies have […]

Christy Ashley

Narragansett Times: Rhody Ripple on a mission to end violence

CBA Professor Christy Ashley’s social media marketing students are on a mission to send a ripple of acceptance through Rhode Island, in an effort to combat violent extremism.  With a $2,000 budget, the group has come up with the Rhody Ripple—a social media campaign to motivate community members to engage in activities to counter violence.

Brett Chisholm and Tom Chisholm

CBA alumni entrepreneurs keynote Endowed Risica Lecture on April 13

URI’s annual innovation and entrepreneurship lecture will feature two speakers who share much more than just their creative, entrepreneurial business practices. Thomas J. Chisholm, CEO of Chisholm Ventures and T. Brett Chisholm, CEO of NeuraFlash, are not only father and son, they are also College of Business alumni.

Malted Barley

CBA Alumni Young Alumni Event on April 14

Join CBA young alumni for a night of networking and reminiscing at the Malted Barley in Providence. The deadline to register is April 11, 2017.

Business Newsletter 7 Cober

Business@URI, Issue 7

The latest issue of Business@URI features CBA alumnus Andrew “Andy” Donkin ’84, CMO of Under Armour, recently named one of the 50 most innovative marketers in the world.

Anthony Markey

Student entrepreneur named MassChallenge RI Bootcamp finalist

Accounting major Anthony Markey’s company, which facilitates student-to-student textbook transactions and helps students find the best prices on textbooks, earned him a place in the finals of the MassChallenge RI Bootcamp.

Joy Emery

TMD professor emerita curates world largest collection of sewing patterns

The University of Rhode Island has the largest known collection of sewing patterns in the world, according to the collection’s curator, TMD Professor Emerita Joy Spaniel Emery, and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.

Business@URI issue 6 cover

Business@URI, Issue 6

Our December 2016 issue of Business@URI is a magazine-style edition. From our students’ experiential learning with top companies like Acura and FedEx, to the global reach and research of our faculty, this issue shines a light on our vibrant and engaged college community.

Acura headlight

CBA team takes first place in national marketing challenge

The College’s Social Media for Marketing class was one of 20 in the nation to compete in the 2016 Acura ILX Marketing Challenge. Their goal—to create a campaign that would reach the millennial marketplace. The URI team won first place and Acura awarded the University a $5,000 scholarship in recognition of the team’s achievement. Congratulations to Professor Christy Ashley and the whole team!

CBA’s student-managed Ram Fund more than triples to $325,000

CBA’s student-managed Ram Fund more than triples to $325,000

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, about 15 students enter Ballantine Hall, Room 103, for The Ram Fund class. In most classrooms, the students settle down, open their notebooks and patiently wait for the professor to start his or her lecture. However, the Ram Fund class is a bit different.

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