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At the Robins School, business isn’t just a subject. It’s what we live and breathe. Our students have their fingers on the pulse of our constantly changing world, but their foundations are in the broad perspectives of the liberal arts. We're the Robins School of Business, and we're open for business enthusiasts.

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Faculty & Staff Highlights

  • International Programs Associate Dean named to IES Abroad Curriculum Committee

    Tom Cosse will serve a three-year term for the Institute for the International Education of Students Abroad Curriculum Committee, which reviews all of the syllabi that are taught by IES faculty around the world. 

  • Accounting Professor awarded Foundation for Audit Research Grant

    Marshall Geiger, CSX Chair in Management and Accounting, was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Audit Research in the Netherlands to review the global academic literature on auditor reporting on financially distressed companies in order to identify best practices and areas in need of further research.

  • Governor's Administration Appointee Nancy Bagranoff, dean of the Robins School, was named to Governor Northam's Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates.
     
  • Changing Face of Retail

    With bankruptcy news from two major retailers -- Toys R Us and Sears -- brick and mortar retail continues to face challenges while online and pop-up shops soar. Finance professor and retail expert Tom Arnold can discuss the changes we’ve seen in 2018 and trends for the upcoming holiday shopping season.

  • #MeToo Movement Multiple harassment and assault allegations were filed against powerful men, including Supreme Court judge Brett Kavanaugh, actor Kevin Spacey, and news anchor Tom Brokaw. Psychology professor Scott Allison, one of the editors of Leadership and Sexuality: Power, Principles, and Processes, can provide comments about the #MeToo movement.
  • Foreign Policy & Trade War

    From the first North Korea-United States Summit to President Trump’s meeting with Putin to the U.S.-China Trade War, 2018 produced several major meetings and events related to foreign policy. Political science and international studies professor Stephen Long, is available to discuss these and other foreign policy-related stories.

  • Money Magazine names UR in Top 10 Colleges for Business Majors University of Richmond ranked 6th on the list for best colleges for business majors. The article highlighted the signature program Q-camp, which provides programming outside of the classroom focused on networking and being competitive for top jobs. 
  • Dean Named Co-Chair of the Business Accreditation Task Force (BATF)

    Bagranoff will co-chair the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business' effort to re-imagine business accreditation. 

  • UR Advising Excellence Award

    Laura Thompson, assistant dean for undergraduate student services, was awarded the Advising Excellence Award by The Academic Advising Resource Center. 

  • Fellowship will fund UR professor's project

    Monika Kukar-Kinney, professor of marketing, was awarded a Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Mednick Memorial Fellowship.

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The Robins School of Business hosts two signature speaker series designed to bring together students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members for conversations on current business issues.