The University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics hosted James E. "Ted" Bassett III, one of Kentucky's most respected and valued citizens. Mr. Bassett was a decorated Marine veteran who served in the Pacific during World War II, former head of the Kentucky State Police and also lead the Keeneland Association to become the world’s largest Thoroughbred auction sales company and one of the premier racetracks in North America. During his talk, Mr. Bassett chronicled definitive periods in his life for the audience and his theme was centered on how to become an effective servant leader and inspiring a team through effort, respect, humility and sacrifice.
A delegation of University of Kentucky administrators and deans visited Beijing Institute of Technology at Zhuhai (BITZH) in early September. On Saturday, Sept. 9, a convocation took place to signify the UK-BITZH partnership and provide an opportunity for the College of Arts and Sciences and Gatton College of Business and Economics representatives to meet with BITZH second-year students who were interested in attending UK.
This week’s guest on "Behind the Blue" is Ken Troske. Troske is the associate dean for graduate programs and outreach in the Gatton College of Business and Economics and the Richard W. and Janis H. Furst Endowed Chair of Economics at the University of Kentucky, as well as a research fellow with the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany.
“Although only a small fraction of financial advisors ever commit fraud, many of the advisors who do are linked through their career paths. We ask why this pattern occurs — does misconduct spread like a disease?”
Nathaniel R. "Nate" Morris, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Rubicon Global, and Gatton College of Business and Economics Entrepreneur-in-Residence, was featured on the Forbes website September 12, 2017. The article, titled "Trash Unicorn: Waste Startup Rubicon Global Hits $1B Valuation With $50M Raise," discusses Rubicon's receiving $50 million in a strategic investment from Mexican private equity firm Promecap to continue to expand in the U.S.
University of Kentucky faculty member James Ziliak’s research on senior hunger was recently featured in The Washington Post. The article discusses recent trends in food insecurity for people over 60.
The study report finds that rates of food insecurity have remained persistently high following the Great Recession, and that the economic recovery's effects seem to be the weakest for older Americans. "There was no significant decline in seniors 'facing hunger,'" Ziliak said. "This rate has been stubbornly stuck."
Until now, no master of finance degree program existed in the state of Kentucky. That is changing this week as the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics officially launches its new professional Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree.
The University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics and its Von Allmen School of Accountancy have been awarded accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The accreditation renews the college’s undergraduate, master’s and doctoral business programs for another five years.
AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Fewer than 5 percent of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned this level of accreditation.
The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economicsrecently entered into a partnership with the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) to prepare economic analyses on the state’s workforce and labor market data, including the monthly statewide and county unemployment rate news releases.
“It was an incredible experience and an amazing adventure,” Michael Aldridge said. “This trip exceeded all my expectations from an educational and personal level,” echoed Don Wolf.