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  • 2020 Census Data: Tennessee Population Topping 6.9 Million- April 30th, 2021

    Tennessee’s resident population grew to 6,910,840 over the past decade, according to the 2020 Census results released Monday, April 26. The gain of 564,735 people equates to an 8.9 percent increase since 2010.   The Tennessee State Data Center, housed in the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam…

  • For New Alumna, Investment Leads to Opportunity- April 27th, 2021

    From an early age, Elana Ladd (HCB, ’20) learned how good it felt to dedicate herself to achieving a goal. She started working at age 16 and set her sights on using her income to fix up a used truck. Although the progress was gradual as she saved up for…

  • Conquer the Dread Digital Dragon to Teach Online Successfully- April 26th, 2021

    Can your paladin use his vorpal blade to cut the Gordian Knot of online teaching? Not quite. But in a new working paper, three college professors propose that video gamers could teach college instructors a few lessons. Humans are hardwired to be social creatures, responding strongly to live stimuli from…

  • Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research Announces New Associate, Assistant Directors- April 22nd, 2021

    Two members of the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research have been promoted to leadership positions within the research center in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Don Bruce, Douglas and Brenda Horne Professor of Business, has been promoted to associate director of the…

  • Unlocking Blockchain ROI: UT Study Examines Opportunities, Limits- April 21st, 2021

    Blockchain has been one of the most hyped technologies of the last decade, predicted to lead a revolutionary change in the way businesses operate. Gartner estimates it will generate $3.1 trillion in new business value by 2030, addressing the real, oft-discussed problems and opportunities of end-to-end information sharing. A new…

  • Virtual Women’s Summit Focuses on Transformational Leadership- April 15th, 2021

    “Be open to a wide range of experiences. Get as many skills as you can, and really be open to all the different opportunities that will come your way when you’ve got those skills.”  That was part of the advice Madeline Rogero, former mayor of Knoxville, offered in her keynote…

  • Pollock Combines Storytelling and Scholarly Writing in New Book- April 14th, 2021

    For Tim Pollock, Haslam Chair in Business and Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, an early love of writing has led to decades of studying and practicing the craft. Now he's written his own book on the subject. In “How to Use…

  • Brands Bet on Products, Production, and Story – Not Issues – in Game-Day Advertising- April 13th, 2021

    As world events have changed consumers’ priorities, they also have altered companies’ approach to marketing, particularly on the biggest advertising day of the year. The research team of Tyler Milfeld, a marketing Ph.D. student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, and his advisor Dan Flint, Regal…

  • Finance Students Gain First-Hand Experience on Consulting Project- April 12th, 2021

    At the Haslam College of Business, learning doesn’t stop with the creation and sharing of knowledge. Applying that knowledge is a core part of the college’s mission. Students in Tracie Woidtke’s MBA and undergraduate honors Financial Management class put their knowledge into practice by consulting on real projects with HCA…

  • More than 650 Haslam Students Celebrated during Graduate Education Week- April 6th, 2021

    Each year, nearly 8,500 graduate students earn degrees from graduate education programs in Tennessee. These programs generate a $1.1 billion-dollar economic impact in the state. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has recognized the importance of the state’s graduate and executive education programs by designating April 6-10 Graduate Education Week. Following suit,…