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The phenomenon of 'boomerang employees' is not unique to professional athletes, says two studies co-written by T. Brad Harris, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.

Research: Business should embrace 'boomerang employees'

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:July 14, 2014

The phenomenon of "boomerang employees" is not unique to professional athletes, says two studies co-written by T. Brad Harris, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.

Published Date: July 14, 2014


Fritz Drasgow has been named the dean of the universitys School of Labor and Employment Relations, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.

Fritz Drasgow named dean of U. of I. School of Labor and Employment Relations

Author: Phil Ciciora

Published Date:June 17, 2014

Fritz Drasgow has been named the dean of the university’s School of Labor and Employment Relations, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees.

Published Date: June 17, 2014


An analysis of more than six decades of death rates from U.S. hurricanes by a team of University of Illinois researchers shows that severe hurricanes with a more feminine name result in a greater death toll. From left, Kiju Jung, a doctoral student in marketing in the U. of I.'s College of Business and the lead author on the study; Madhu Viswanathan, a professor of marketing; and Sharon Shavitt, a professor of marketing at Illinois.

Study: Hurricanes with female names more deadly than male-named storms

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:June 2, 2014

An analysis of more than six decades of death rates from U.S. hurricanes by a team of University of Illinois researchers shows that severe hurricanes with a more feminine name result in a greater death toll.

Published Date: June 2, 2014


Time is running out to avert severe global damage from climate change, says Don Fullerton, a finance professor and co-author of a chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's fifth assessment report.

Expert: Next 15 years is 'crunch time' for climate change

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:April 22, 2014

Time is running out to avert severe global damage from climate change, says Don Fullerton, a finance professor and co-author of a chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's fifth assessment report.

Published Date: April 22, 2014


Mutual funds are more likely to oppose a firms management when they are 'locked-in' to a position that would otherwise trigger a capital gains tax for their investors, says research co-written by Scott Weisbenner, the James F. Towey Faculty Fellow at the College of Business.

Capital gains tax 'locks in' investors, increases likelihood of opposition to fund management

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:April 21, 2014

Mutual funds are more likely to oppose a firm’s management when they are "locked-in" to a position that would otherwise trigger a capital gains tax for their investors, says research co-written by Scott Weisbenner, the James F. Towey Faculty Fellow at the College of Business.

Published Date: April 21, 2014