Finance Education

Walker interviewed about sustainable packaging on Fox 22

WFVX (Fox 22 in Bangor) interviewed University of Maine Process Development Center Director Colleen Walker for a recurring segment that features University of Maine leaders and experts every other week on Friday evenings. Walker discussed innovation, sustainability and how the development center is facilitating both. An ongoing focus of the center, she said, is creating […]

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SPIFFY wins first place in worldwide portfolio competition

The Student Portfolio Investment Fund, also known as SPIFFY, won first place in a worldwide portfolio competition on March 22. The competition was part of the G.A.M.E. Forum XIII (Global Asset Management Education) held March 21-22 in New York City. During the event, 1,100 students from more than 125 universities interacted with industry leaders and […]

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Business students to compete in CFA Challenge regional April 15

The University of Maine team that won the state’s Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge title in February will advance to the national competition April 15 as sub-regional champions competing with Canisius College and the University of Pittsburgh in the Eastern U.S. division.  The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that offers students […]

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UMaine students defend CFA research challenge state title

A team of students from the Maine Business School (MBS) at the University of Maine has claimed the top prize at the state’s 2021 Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Research Challenge, successfully defending the title won last year by another team of UMaine students. Pank Agrrawal, the team’s advisor, says that the students’ hard work has […]

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Financial markets

The human costs of financial crises: linking market sentiment to human capital loss

Global financial crises and the severe economic hardships they impose on millions of people worldwide can sometimes lead to violent and fatal outcomes, according to a new study from the University of Maine. The research, which links periods of economic turmoil to increased rates of suicide and murder-suicide, illuminates the often overlooked and understudied loss […]

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MeiWa Li

MeiWa Li: Using accounting knowledge to tackle health care challenges

MeiWa Li has her sights set on a career in health care services. The University of Maine junior from Hong Kong is an accounting major who interned at athenahealth last summer in Belfast. The fast-growing company, which provides cloud-based services for managing electronic medical records, medical billing, patient engagement and care coordination, assigned Li to […]

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