UW Today


December 5, 2002

Stock options get bad rap, accounting professor says

As the country marks the first anniversary of Enron’s bankruptcy this week, UW Business School research is questioning the recent claim that stock option compensations benefit executives to the detriment of shareholders.


December 3, 2002

Enron anniversary: Despite scandal, research suggests stock options boost company earnings

As the country marks the first anniversary of Enron’s bankruptcy this week, University of Washington Business School research is questioning the ongoing claim that stock option compensations benefit executives to the detriment of shareholders.


November 21, 2002

Awards honor minority businesses

Demonstrating the amount of wealth minority-owned firms contribute to the state even in a sluggish economy, winners of the UW Minority Business Awards saw their revenues grow in 2001.


November 19, 2002

Minority business award winners evade impacts of slowing economy

Demonstrating the amount of wealth minority-owned firms contribute to the state even in a sluggish economy, winners of the University of Washington Minority Business Awards saw their revenues grow in 2001.


October 23, 2002

Nearly 90 percent of MBA grads find jobs despite weak job market

A more personalized job placement program has led to nearly nine out of 10 University of Washington Business School master’s in business administration graduates obtaining jobs within three months — surpassing the average at the nation’s so-called Top 30 business schools.


September 23, 2002

Veritas Software CEO to give insight on preparing for economic recovery

Gary Bloom, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Veritas Software Corp. — a leading provider of data protection software — will speak Wednesday at the University of Washington.


August 28, 2002

Startup founders likely to be replaced if company thrives

Many founders are replaced after launching a successful company, say Warren Boeker, a professor of management and organization at the University of Washington Business School, and graduate student Rushi Karichalil. Ironically, the founders who do remain in control usually launch only moderate performing ventures.


June 27, 2002

Continuity: It’s what successful basketball teams and successful businesses have in common

A UW researcher says corporations in search of success should take a lesson from the hardwood. Winners are made over time, not with free agents.


June 18, 2002

Executive education program bucks national trend in dropping revenues

The University of Washington Business School’s executive education program appears to be dodging the revenue decline that has hurt similar programs at many of the country’s business schools.


May 24, 2002

Graduate students win $30,000 to start company to make cancer-fighting drug

A team of University of Washington graduate students have won $30,000 to finance a company that would provide a less-invasive radiation therapy to cancer patients.


May 16, 2002

High-tech companies score with judges in competition

Sixteen finalists will compete for investment capital May 21 in the UW’s annual entrepreneurial business plan competition.


May 3, 2002

Quality of life enterprises outweigh technology ideas among would-be entrepreneurs

Businesses that provide goods and services designed to foster a better and healthier lifestyle dominate this year’s University of Washington Business Plan Competition, continuing through May 21.


April 16, 2002

Spirit of globalization renewed at international competition

As the tragic events of Sept.


March 19, 2002

Nasdaq grant to help fund student trading room

Building on a trend to bring Wall Street into the classroom, the Nasdaq Stock Market Educational Foundation has given its first-ever grant to help create a virtual trading room at the University of Washington Business School.


March 18, 2002

Mulally to speak on the future of Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Alan Mulally, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, will speak about the plans and prospects for the company’s commercial airplane business during an address at the University of Washington Business School.


March 14, 2002

Regulations not best prevention against fraud

The financial value of a law-abiding reputation — not tighter government regulations — is the best way to prevent future scandals like those enveloping energy giant Enron and its auditor Arthur Andersen, a UW researcher says.


March 12, 2002

E-business expert: Executives need to treat symptoms of

The dot-com bust is over and executives need to overcome “dot vertigo,” an inability to adapt to e-commerce, says author Richard Nolan, the featured speaker at the University of Washington Business School’s e-business conference.


February 28, 2002

Reputation outweighs regulation in preventing future Enron-style scandals

The financial value of a law-abiding reputation — not tighter government regulations — is the best way to prevent future scandals like those enveloping energy giant Enron and its auditor Arthur Andersen, a University of Washington researcher says.


February 15, 2002

Weyerhaeuser chief to discuss renewing company, recent merger

Steven Rogel, president and chief executive officer of Weyerhaeuser Co. and a key player in the company’s recent lengthy takeover bid for Willamette Industries will discuss his plans for the company’s increased performance during an address at the University of Washington Business School.


September 6, 2001

Business School moves up five spots in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Today’s U.S. News & World Report 2002 rankings of undergraduate business programs at public and private universities in the United States moves the University of Washington Business School up five notches from 21 to 16.


September 5, 2001

Ground-breaking study to target investment gap hindering minority entrepreneurs

While the U.S. Census Bureau reported earlier this year that the number of African American- and Hispanic-owned businesses are on the rise, such businesses still do not receive equal access to the venture capital crucial to staying competitive, according to a University of Washington researcher.


August 31, 2001

Boeing gift of $1 million to fund new chair at UW Business School

The University of Washington Business School will announce a gift today of $1 million from The Boeing Co.


July 27, 2001

New campus-wide center for technology entrepreneurship to combine research with real-world learning

A new cross-campus center at the University of Washington Business School will provide research faculty and students with the opportunity to study the real-world problems involved in turning leading-edge technology into viable companies.


July 11, 2001

Controversial SEC regulation may be faring well for small investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s controversial “Reg FD,” or fair-disclosure regulation, may be closing the gap in fair trading between large and small investors, a University of Washington Business School researcher reports.


June 5, 2001

Students assist inner-city businesses during toughening economic times

At a time when many small businesses are beginning to feel the sting of the slowing economy, more than 60 University of Washington business students have helped several Seattle inner-city and Yakima Valley small businesses expand, develop and increase profits.


May 25, 2001

Forbes publisher compares investing freeze, economic downturn to PC fallout of mid 1980s

Today’s economic slowdown and capital crunch isn’t all that bad. In fact the climate resembles the economic downturn that followed the PC hype in the late 1970s and early 1980s, says Richard Karlgaard, Forbes magazine publisher and keynote speaker at an upcoming University of Washington Business School conference on e-business.


May 18, 2001

New concept in supercomputing wins top prize at business plan competition

Creators of a company that will link computer networks to solve complex problems took the $35,000 top prize at the University of Washington’s fourth annual business plan competition.


April 27, 2001

Dot-com ideas lose popularity among would-be entrepreneurs

This year’s University of Washington Business Plan Competition, continuing through May 14, is no longer dominated by Internet company ideas as in years past.


April 20, 2001

High-tech telecommunications executive joins international business advisory board

Jeri Wait, president of global markets and co-founder of the telecommunications company edge2net, has been appointed to the University of Washington Business School’s International Business Advisory Council.


April 18, 2001

MBA students raise $90,000, prepare to defend charity title

The University of Washington Business School MBA Challenge for Charity team is gearing up to defend its title against the west coast’s top business graduate schools. And after raising $90,000 for Washington Special Olympics and the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County charity, they are the UW off to a successful start for the philanthropic competition.


April 16, 2001

Graviton executive to discuss groundbreaking wireless technology at UW lecture

Solomon Trujillo, a leader in launching wireless sensor networks, will speak tomorrow at the University of Washington Business School Dean’s Lecture.


March 29, 2001

Economic program reaches out to Hispanic- and American Indian-owned businesses in Yakima Valley, kick-off March 30

With the Census Bureau reporting two-thirds growth in the number of Hispanic-owned business in Washington state, a University of Washington and Heritage College student project plans to provide such businesses in the Yakima Valley with desperately needed support.


Economic program reaches out to Hispanic- and American Indian-owned businesses in Yakima Valley, kick-off event March 30

With the Census Bureau reporting two-thirds growth in the number of Hispanic-owned business in Washington state, a University of Washington and Heritage College student project plans to provide such businesses in the Yakima Valley with desperately needed support.


March 19, 2001

Phyllis Campbell of U.S. Bank to speak about changing economy

The crashing stock market. The Northwest’s impending recession. An increase in mortgage-loan and credit-card delinquencies. All vital issues facing businesses in the slowing economy. Phyllis Campbell, president of U.S. Bank, Washington, will speak about a business leader’s role in the midst of such a fast-changing economy at the University of Washington Business School Dean’s Breakfast Lecture Series talk at 8 a.m., Wednesday, March 21 in the Husky Union Building’s West Ballroom on the UW campus. A continental breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m.


March 12, 2001

Students from 15 countries to compete at Global Business Challenge, April 1 – 7

At a time when new technology is continually increasing the need to understand international commerce, students from 15 countries will join together to learn about each other and to compete during the University of Washington Business School’s third annual Global Business Challenge case competition, April 1 – 7.


February 21, 2001

Retiring Microsoft chief operating officer to speak

Retiring Microsoft Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Robert Herbold will speak at the University of Washington Business School Dean’s Breakfast Lecture Series at 8 a.m. tomorrow in the Douglas Forum Seminar Room on the fourth floor of the Seafirst Executive Education Center on the northeast side of campus. His topic will be “The Wild Information Technology Industry: What Next?”


February 14, 2001

Business School applications rise as economy falters

Recent layoffs and talk of a continued downturn in the nation’s economy appear to be sending many people to school for an advanced business degree.