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MBAs Challenged on Nonverbal Communication Skills at Horse Whisperer's RanchHorse Whisperer’s Ranch Challenges MBAs’ Nonverbal Communication Skills

Eller MBA students in Barry Goldman's negotiations course this semester went out of the classroom and down to the ranch for a hands-on exercise in nonverbal communication — includes photo gallery.

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UA Chapter of Net Impact Takes Second in Hitachi Foundation CompetitionUA’s Net Impact Team Takes Second in Hitachi Foundation Competition

Three Eller MBA students — Tayo Akanni, Dale Prentiss, and Nick Theisen — placed second in a nationwide case competition focused on the role of business in creating a more sustainable world and sponsored by Net Impact and the Hitachi Foundation. [more]


Outgoing Dean Paul Portney Recognized with Distinguished Achievement AwardOutgoing Dean Paul Portney Recognized with Distinguished Achievement Award

Eller College of Management dean and Halle Chair in Leadership Paul Portney was recognized this month with the Distinguished Achievement Award by the Society for Risk Analysis, a membership organization with cross-sector representation including government, academia, and industry. [more]


Leslie Eldenburg to Take Eller Reins as Interim DeanLeslie Eldenburg to Take Eller Reins as Interim Dean

Leslie Eldenburg, the vice dean of the college, will begin January 1 as the interim dean at Eller until a permanent replacement for Portney is in place. Three finalists for the deanship have been interviewed. Eldenburg said if these three candidates are satisfactory to the Eller faculty, their names will be forwarded to the provost, who will make the selection. [more]


McGuire Entrepreneurship at Work

ELITE Students Turn Marketing Exercise into Fundraiser for Steele Children's Research CenterELITE Students Turn Marketing Exercise into Fundraiser for Steele Children's Research Center

This semester, a group of high-achieving pre-business freshmen took on the first-ever Eller Apprentice 4Ps of Marketing Student Competition. Proceeds of the event, which topped $1,000, benefited Steele Children’s Research Center. [more]


Eller Connections

New UA Corporation Builds an "Innovation Ecosystem"New UA Corporation Builds an "Innovation Ecosystem"

The University of Arizona is creating a nonprofit corporation that will help move innovations created at the University into the marketplace as well as develop new companies, create jobs and keep them in Arizona. [more]


Doctoral Student Tops sanofi-aventis Research CompetitionDoctoral Student Tops IdeaFunding 2010 Innovation in Research Competition

Third-year doctoral student Xenia Kachur — whose focus is biomedical engineering — topped the Innovation in Research Competition at the IdeaFunding 2010 conference in October. [more]


Research Report

AVATAR Kiosk Aims to Automate, Augment Law Enforcement at International BordersAVATAR Kiosk Aims to Automate, Augment Law Enforcement at International Borders

New technology at the airport this holiday travel season has made the news, but a different approach is under investigation at the UA as part of the Department of Homeland Security-funded, 14-university BORDERS consortium. [more]

Alumni Spotlights

Citizen of the World
Brannon Lacey

BSBA Entrepreneurship and MIS '01
Global Strategist, Samsung Electronics

Bert SchneiderClosing the Gaps
Bert Schneider

MBA '00
Mission System Solutions Advanced Missiles and Unmanned Systems Team Lead, Raytheon Missile Systems

Student Profiles

Brittany HulstromAcademic Ambitions
Brittany Hultstrom

BSBA Marketing and Entrepreneurship '11


Blake HlavatyLeading Across Roles
Blake Hlavaty

MBA '11


Upcoming Events

January 26, 2011
Eller College and Eller MBA Alumni Networking Event in San Jose, California

January 27, 2011
Distinguished Speaker Series: Todd Davis, Chairman and CEO, LifeLock, Inc.

March 24, 2011
Fathauer Lecture in Political Economy: Anil Kashyap, Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance, The University of Chicago


Eller in the News

Conference reveals challenges in Arizona's economy [with video]
Fox11 News [Tucson] : December 13, 2010

UA narrows field of finalists to three in search for dean of business school
Arizona Daily Star : November 19, 2010

Refugee seeking Sudan water well, children's school
Arizona Daily Star : November 18, 2010