September 2010

Upcoming Events

October 1-2

National Association of Women MBA Conference

October 7-8

Fall Break (Offices Will Remain Open)

October 11

UT Investment Group Meeting

October 12

Chartered Financial Analysts Scholarship Information Session

October 12

Tennessee Valley Human Resource Association Meeting

October 21-23

Shopper Marketing Forum Executive Summit

October 23

35th Annual Warren Slagle Accounting Day

October 25

UT Investment Group Meeting

October 29

Full-Time MBA Symposium


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Masters Investment Learning Center Stock Market Game Provides Higher Learning to East Tennessee Students

Masters Investment Learning Center

Could there be a future Warren Buffett attending school in East Tennessee? Young financial wizards will have the chance to kick off their money-making careers by participating in the 2010-2011 UT Masters Investment Learning Center Stock Market Game.

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UT Alumni Board of Directors Honor Outstanding Alumni

UT alumni logoThe alumni board of directors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, honored 12 of its most outstanding members. Four people were honored as distinguished alumni for their years of service and great personal and professional successes. The Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award recognizes those alumni who have attained extraordinary distinction and success in their chosen fields of endeavor. The Alumni Service Award recognizes exceptional long-term continuing service and leadership to UT. The Alumni Promise Award recognizes alumni 40 years old or younger who have demonstrated distinctive achievement in their careers, civic involvement, or both.

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UT Launches Program Where Students “Come for an MBA and Leave with a Business”

Anderson Center LogoImagine being paid to start a business while getting an MBA. That is the concept behind the full-time MBA Entrepreneur Fellow program in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration. The MBA Entrepreneur Fellow program is in its inaugural year; it is the only program of its kind in the country. UT MBA Fellows gain entrepreneurial skills while enrolled in the program and get funding that allows them time to develop their businesses.

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Technology Transfer MBA Intern Clears Pathway to Patent for Inventors

B&W Y12 logoY12 logoWhen a vendor delivered a security-related item for a facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge last year, it was exactly what was ordered. The problem was, it no longer would work as Security intended because of the facility’s unique design, said Project Manager Donna Vickery of Safeguards, Security, and Emergency Services (SS&ES). There were no other commercial options readily available that would match the needs, given the size and shape of space that had already been allotted.

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Aspiring Entrepreneurs Get Help, Win Prizes at "Vol Court"

Vol CourtDo you have a seed of an idea but need help getting it to grow? The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is once again providing students, faculty and friends the opportunity to learn from entrepreneurs and business experts from across the state on how to start a business and win a prize to kick-start its growth."Vol Court" is a series of one-hour workshops focusing on how to start a business. The final session will be a pitch competition where the top two presenters or teams will win cash prizes and valuable business services. 

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College of Business Administration Premieres Master’s in Business Analytics Degree

CBA logoIn Major League Baseball, big money can land big name recruits. But for small-market teams such as the Oakland A's, other tactics may be needed to enlist talented players. Instead of relying on costly and perhaps untested measures used by scouts, the A's recruited players by analyzing statistics from the players’ college performances. The results were millions of dollars in savings and five trips to the playoffs. This is the power of "business analytics."

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Faculty Spotlight

Elaine SeatNashville native Dr. Elaine Seat first came to the University of Tennessee when she pursued her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. She continued at UT for her Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and, after graduation, she continued in her chosen field. Seat worked for 20 years in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as a design engineer and engineering manager.  It was during this time that she became interested in how highly motivated, technical professionals perform. This unique interest led her to pursue a Ph.D. in education with a specialty in performance/sport psychology and cognates in counseling psychology and industrial/organizational psychology. She placed a specific emphasis on performance enhancement in the workplace.

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Alumni Spotlight

Charles DavisTwo-time UT alumnus Charles Davis is the finance risk management executive for Bank of America’s Chief Accounting Officer Group. He is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring operational risk and compliance programs for corporate finance. This includes developing policies, procedures, and standards to comply with applicable laws, regulations, and industry-best practices; managing the bank-wide scoping and control documentation phases of Sarbanes-Oxley; managing the bank-wide affiliate transaction recording, monitoring, and reporting process (Regulation W); identifying operational and compliance risks to which corporate finance is exposed; and developing measures to prevent, eliminate, or mitigate losses.

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Student Spotlight

Mehra SurajSuraj Mehra is originally from Chandrapur, a small town in India, where he grew up before leaving to pursue his undergraduate education. While working toward a degree in electronics engineering at the Nagpur University in India, he received numerous accolades for being a meritorious student. Apart from earning academic success, he was involved in several extra-curricular activities that helped him hone his leadership skills. Throughout this time, he worked part-time as a supply chain analyst at Rajdhani Footwear Wholesale Distributors, where he gained valuable business experience and an interest in the field of supply chain management. He was awarded a gold medal when he graduated in 2005 for consistently ranking in the top one percent among 2,000 students.

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