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Frederick Newton

PBN: URI receives $1M to create endowed professorship in the College of Business

The University of Rhode Island has established a new endowed professorship for the College of Business with a $1 million commitment from Fredrick J. Newton III and and Susan Newton.

Amanda Moss-Cowan

URI Big Thinker: Amanda Moss-Cowan

Assistant Professor of Management Amanda Moss-Cowan and colleagues had the big challenge of getting on the calendar of 150 top CEOs to discover what it takes to ascend to the corner office.

Paint the World

URI placed second in the National Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism initiative

Students enrolled in BUS 475: Social Media for Marketing took national honors this fall, placing 2nd in the Peer to Peer Initiative to counter extremism.

Connor Flynn

PBN: Five Questions with Connor Flynn

Connor Flynn is leading a new platform where local businesses can connect with URI students. His new company, University Pulse Media, or U-Pulse, creates mainly video content that appeals to both businesses and those on campus.

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.

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