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Arizona Census Count Changes ThingsArizona Census Count Changes Things

On December 21, 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau released results for Arizona from the 2010 Census. The Census count shows Arizona’s population at 6,392,017 as of April 1, 2010. That ranks Arizona as the second-fastest growing state during the past decade and the 16th most-populous state. As a result, Arizona gains one seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. But the count was disappointing because it was more than one-quarter million less than what demographers were expecting

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Undergraduate Teams Compete in Social Responsibility ChallengeUndergraduate Teams Compete in Social Responsibility Challenge

Last semester, 100 Eller undergraduates volunteered to participate in social responsibility-focused sections of BNAD 314, a required course in business communication designed to build “soft skills” in teamwork, client management, and presentation. The students took on projects designed to improve the quality of life for refugees living in the Tucson community. [more]


MIS Project Boosts Casa de los Niños Online PresenceMIS Project Boosts Casa de los Niños Online Presence

An undergraduate team has moved on to compete globally in the Google Online Marketing Challenge after blowing away judges for its campaign to boost visits to the Casa de los Niños website and increase volunteers for the Tucson-area nonprofit organization. [more]


Marketing Students Top PSAid Competition for Second Year RunningMarketing Students Top PSAid Competition for Second Year Running

Students from all over the country submitted print and radio public service announcements that emphasize the importance of appropriate international disaster response, and build support for international disaster relief work done by well-established, U.S.-based organizations. Of the 60 entries that were received, a group of Eller students was chosen as the 2011 winner in the print category. [more]


McGuire Entrepreneurship at Work

"Meet the Dean" Summer/Fall Tour Kicks Off in Tucson"Meet the Dean" Summer/Fall Tour Kicks Off in Tucson (with Photo Gallery)

Over 100 Eller College alumni, students, faculty, and friends welcomed Eller College Dean Len Jessup on May 26 at the Lodge on the Desert in Tucson. View the event's photo gallery and learn more about upcoming events across the country. [more]


Eller Connections

McGuire Entrepreneurship Program Attracts Student AthletesMcGuire Entrepreneurship Program Attracts Student Athletes

The McGuire Entrepreneurship Program is an intensive, year-long experience that demands countless hours, dedicated teamwork, and top performance at high-stakes presentations to judges and angel investors. It’s no wonder that the program attracts tough competitors — not just honors students and extracurricular leaders, but intercollegiate athletes, as well. [more]


McGuire Student Tops 2011 Tulane Business Plan CompetitionMcGuire Student Tops 2011 Tulane Business Plan Competition

Xenia Kachur, a McGuire Entrepreneurship Program and Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering, brought home a $50,000 prize when her team topped the 2011 Tulane Business Plan Competition in April. [more]


Research Report

Finance Professor Kathy Kahle Finds Public Firms Weathered Recession Better Than ExpectedFinance Professor Kathy Kahle Finds Public Firms Weathered Recession Better Than Expected

The prevailing narrative of the financial crisis revolves around banks’ reduced ability to issue loans, but a new paper by Kathy Kahle reveals that the credit supply shock did not affect publicly traded firms as much as expected. [more]


Economics Professor Martin Dufwenberg Explores Guilt and Cooperation Linked by the Neural NetworkEconomics Professor Martin Dufwenberg Explores Guilt and Cooperation Linked by the Neural Network

A team of researchers at the University of Arizona has brought a high-tech tool to bear on the study of a familiar and age-old emotion: guilt. What makes the investigation unique is the use of fMRI scans to target the regions of the brain associated with guilt. [more]

Alumni Spotlights

Michele Norin, BSBA MIS '87Modernizing Systems
Michele Norin

Chief Information Officer, The University of Arizona

Mark W. Heckele, JD and MBA '08Creating His Own Opportunities
Mark W. Heckele

JD and MBA '08
Managing Partner, Law Office of Mark W. Heckele, PLLC

Student Profiles

Megan Pulver, BSBA Marketing '11The Business of Entertainment
Megan Pulver

BSBA Marketing '11


Robert Dawson, MBA '12Using Business to Make a Better World
Robert Dawson

MBA '12


Upcoming Events

June 6 - July 1, 2011
Eller College Summer Camps: DigiDudes and TechDivas

"Meet the Dean" Summer/Fall Tour
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Eller in the News

Slowdown in U.S. job growth a dismal sign of economic recovery
The Arizona Republic : June 4, 2011

With artificial intelligence, war goes 2.0
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) : June 1, 2011

Asteroid mission would give University of Arizona boost
The Arizona Republic : May 22, 2011

Why sleep deprivation can make you unethical
The Washington Post (PostLeadership Blog) : May 13, 2011





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