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Barney School of Business Dean James Fairfield-Sonn was the subject of a question-and-answer interview in the Hartford Business Journal.com that was posted on Monday, Jan. 3. The questions focused on the value of pursing an MBA degree. Fairfield-Sonn noted that, “Given that an MBA will qualify an individual to apply for many opportunities that are not open to bachelor’s-level college graduates, MBAs, in general, earn 50 percent more than individuals with a BA by age 50, (according to statistics from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).” To read the full article, click here.
In addition, Hartford Business Journal.com noted its Thursday, Jan. 6 daily posting that the Barney School of Business was reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). In its article, Hartford Business noted that Barney and its curricula had gotten “the seal of approval” from “one of the world's leading sanctioning bodies for business schools.” To read the article, click here. The news of the AACSB accreditation was also included on the Hartford Business Journal’s “Business News” segment on NBC Connecticut’s 5:30 p.m. news broadcast on Thursday, Jan. 6.
“Collective Echoes,” a ceramic and sculpture exhibit of work by three seniors at the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School — Lucia Esposito, Bryan Adams and Crissi Dalfanzo — opens Friday, Jan. 7, at the West Hartford Art League’s Saltbox Gallery. The show was previewed in the West Hartford News on Friday, Dec. 31; click here to read that story. It was also mentioned in the Hartford Courant’s “Art Week” column on Thursday, Jan. 6. Click here to see the “Art Week” column or here for the online posting.
In the “Market Developments” column, posted on Monday, Dec. 27 in National Jeweler magazine, Jan Brassem, an adjunct faculty member in the Barney School of Business, wrote about the software developers who are charging ahead with the next generation of applications for smartphones and the impact of this will be on the retail jewelry market. To read his column, click here.
Former Hartford Hawk baseball star Jeff Bagwell came up short in voting for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, it was announced on Wednesday, Jan. 5. However, Bagwell was named on more than 41 percent of the ballots submitted by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Bagwell, whose name appeared on the ballot for the first time, is expected gain more support for enshrinement in the years ahead. “If I get elected to the Hall of Fame, or if I don’t, it’s not going to change my life,” Bagwell told reporters. To read a news story about the voting, click here or to readHartford Courant baseball writer Dom Amore’s blog on Bagwell, click here