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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.

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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.

Simon Campion

Risica Lecture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Nov. 30

The annual Anthony J. Risica Lecture on Innovation and Entrepreneurship welcomes Simon Campion, president of Davol, Inc., on Nov. 30, 3-4p.m., Galanti Lounge, Library. His address: “Driving Innovation in the Medical Device World.”


Global Business in a Changing World—Ballentine Atrium, Nov. 17

As part of International Education Week the students of BUS468 Global Marketing will display posters from their class project in Ballentine Atrium, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Magician Mat Franco ‘Millennial Magician’ Mat Franco—from College Act to Vegas Headliner

Magician Mat Franco shot to fame in 2014 when he won season nine of America’s Got Talent. Barely a year later, the 28-year-old URI marketing grad became a Vegas headliner with his show “Mat Franco—Magic Reinvented Nightly,” which celebrated its one-year anniversary in August.

Fred Newton

Honoring Fred Newton ’78, 2016 CBA Dean’s Award Recipient

The 11th annual University of Rhode Island Distinguished Achievement Awards Celebration was held on Saturday, October 22, at the Newport Marriott in Newport, R.I. The event honors alumni and friends of URI who have brought distinction to themselves and the University through their professional achievements, outstanding leadership, and community service. The University and the College of Business Administration […]

Jay Hanson

Regulatory Impact on the Auditing Profession Presentation

The College of Business Administration and Beta Alpha Psi present PCAOB member Jay Hanson who will speak about the regulatory impact on the auditing profession. Wed., Oct. 12, 3:30 p.m., LIppitt Hall Auditorium.

Business Newsletter Issue 5 TMD Student

Business@URI, Issue 5

Read the latest issue of Business@URI, the College of Business Administration newsletter. In the September 2016 issue, we welcome the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design to the College of Business and introduce our newest CBA faculty to you.

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