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Accounting Students Volunteer to Prep Taxes for Tucsonans in NeedAccounting Students Volunteer to Prep Taxes for Tucsonans in Need

Accounting undergrads have spent over 140 hours processing tax refunds for Tucsonans in need through a partnership with United Way and the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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Eller MBA Jumps 13 Points in U.S. News RankingsEller MBA Jumps 13 Points in U.S. News Rankings

The Eller Full-Time MBA program moved from #57 to #44 in the 2014 graduate rankings conducted by U.S. News and World Report. This is the second year of upward momentum for the program, which was named an “MBA Program on the Rise” last year. [more]


Eller MBAs Take a Working Spring BreakEller MBAs Take a Working Spring Break

First- and second-year Eller MBA students networked and gained insight into the corporate world on an outreach trip to San Francisco in March, meeting with Oracle, Kaiser Permanente, Google, and Jaspersoft. [more]


Eller Ethics Goes on the RoadEller Ethics Goes on the Road

In the wake of successful outreach programs in Phoenix and Los Angeles, Eller’s Center for Leadership Ethics took its framework for ethics education to Irving, Texas, for a program aimed at gifted middle and high school students. [more]


McGuire Entrepreneurship at Work

Eller Executive Education Builds International PartnershipsEller Executive Education Builds International Partnerships

On a recent trip to Colombia, Associate Dean Stephen Gilliland, Assistant Dean Paul Melendez, and Eller College Dean Len Jessup began exploring potential partnerships with business schools, consulting firms, and speakers’ bureaus. [more]


Eller Connections

Venture Team Profile: Medovate SolutionsVenture Team Profile: Medovate Solutions

As a child, Medovate Solutions team member Austin Brueckner (Eller Marketing and Entrepreneurship ’13) had multiple pulmonary surgeries that required him to use an incentive spirometer during therapy. Medovate creates a solution for that problem. [more]


McGuire Center Invests in Rapid Prototyping TechnologyMcGuire Center Invests in Rapid Prototyping Technology

McGuire Center venture team Moments3D provides customers with a 3D printout of their face by integrating off-the-shelf 3D image acquisition, processing software, and 3D printers. [more]


Research Report

Lubomir Litov Studies Rise of Lawyer-Directors in Public CorporationsLubomir Litov Studies Rise of Lawyer-Directors in Public Corporations

The percentage of publically-traded companies with lawyer-directors doubled over the period from 2000 to 2009. Now a new paper by Assistant Professor of Finance Lubomir Litov is the first to analyze the value of these legally-trained directors on public boards. [more]


Eller-Hosted Conference Draws Negotiation Scholars to DesertEller-Hosted Conference Draws Negotiation Scholars to Desert

Scholars from Stanford, Columbia, Cornell, Northwestern, Harvard, Brandeis, UCLA, and more converged in Tucson last month for a conference focused on negotiation and conflict, organized by Barry Goldman and the Department of Management and Organizations. [more]


Alumni Spotlights

Sudeep Ross, MD, Eller Evening MBA '12Sudeep Ross, MD
Eller Evening MBA '12
An In-Demand Combination
Chief Health Officer, Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center


Rebecca Lundberg, UA Dance and Eller Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and International Business '05 Rebecca Lundberg
UA Dance and Eller Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and International Business '05
Shaped by Dance
Vice President of Sales, PulteGroup

Student Profiles

Aaron Pickering, Eller Executive MBA '13Aaron Pickering
Eller Executive MBA '13
Broadcast Expertise
KOLD/KMSB Meteorologist


Lexi Shinn, Eller Accounting '13Lexi Shinn
Eller Accounting '13
Leading as a Wildcat


Upcoming Events

April 12 and 26, 2013
High School Ethics Forum in Tucson and Phoenix

April 19, 2013
UA Executive of the Year Luncheon, honoring San Francisco Giants president and CEO Larry Baer

April 26, 2013
McGuire New Venture Competition and Showcase

June 5, 2013
2013 Breakfast with the Economists: A Mid-Year Economic Update

Eller in the News

How to Unlock That Stashed Foreign Cash
The New York Times : March 23, 2013

Weighing employee wellness programs
The Daily Item : March 20, 2013

Professional selling can now be a college major or minor
Inside Tucson Business : March 15, 2013

Superman Or Batman: Which Superhero Is Closest To The Answer For Combatting White Collar Criminals Like Bernie Madoff And Embezzling CEOs?
International Business Times : March 8, 2013

Corporate wellness programs: Not quite the cost savers
The Washington Post WonkBlog : March 4, 2013


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