News and Events


  • How M&M’s is making the most of its spokescandies controversy - Lauren Labrecque, Associate Marketing Professor and Area Coordinator, for the College of Business provides insight in this recent controversy. Giving the characters a break seems like a good strategy to Lauren Labrecque, associate professor of marketing at the University of Rhode Island. “I think they’re going to bring back the characters and probably within a […]
  • Stoll knitting technology Champlin Foundation grant funds state-of-the-art knitting machine - New equipment can produce anything from finished garments to smart textiles KINGSTON, R.I. – Jan. 4, 2023 – University of Rhode Island students studying textiles and electrical and biomedical engineering are getting a sophisticated tool – an ultramodern knitting machine that can produce anything from finished garments to smart textiles useful in such industries as […]
  • Graduate Student News & Publications - ‘Wonky’ food program could save R.I. landfill Hungarian MBA student: Noemi Csepregi. The rapid filling of the Central Landfill has been an important concern in Rhode Island for years and several steps have been taken to mitigate the issue. I propose a “wonky fruit and vegetable program” as a solution that has recently been adopted […]
  • Marketing professor reaches career milestone with 5,000 citations  - KINGSTON, R.I. – Dec. 5, 2022 – Whether it’s the importance of color in marketing or the emergence of new technologies like blockchain and holograms, Lauren Labrecque targets research that is exciting and timely. “I like to choose things that I’m passionate about. I don’t necessarily choose things because I think it will get published,” […]
  • Rosemary Leger is trash talking your fast fashion. - Three times Rosemary Leger filled a large mail cart full of new and never-worn children’s apparel and three times she tossed the clothing, hangers and all, into a dumpster. Continue reading
  • Faculty Office Hour: The Future of Currency - This fall, Faculty Office Hour is partnering with the College of Business in honor of its 100th anniversary to explore the Future of Work. Financial technology, or FinTech, is dramatically changing how money and capital are transferred, raised, and invested. But what is FinTech? Spend an hour with Assistant Professor of Finance Zafer Yüksel, who will […]
  • students gathered at a career fair 2022 Fall Career Day & Job Fair - The Annual College of Business Career Day will take place Friday, October 14, 2022. It’s time to polish your resume, brush up on your networking skills, and get ready to learn from some of the industry’s best experts.
  • COB alumnus Roby Luna '04 and URI President Parlange New COB Scholarship - COB alumnus Roby Luna ’04 establishes new scholarship for underrepresented students studying data analytics or business artificial intelligence.
  • Original Hattie Carnegie velvet dress from COB 'What's in a Name' exhibit ‘What’s in a Name?’ - URI textiles program asks ‘What’s in a Name?’ in new exhibit of prominent 20th century designers.
  • MBA Information Sessions - Learn more about our MBA programs–Evening MBA and One-Year MBA—at an upcoming virtual session.