Media Alerts / Story Ideas

Week of March 22, 2010

Published on March 22, 2010

HOW A SIGNING CEREMONY COULD CHANGE MINDS ABOUT HEALTH INSURANCE REFORM

The fact the health insurance reform bill is now law is likely to cool the heated opposition to the proposal, according to Partha Krishnamurthy, Director of Institute for Healthcare Marketing at Bauer College. The expert on consumer decision-making said attitudes often flip-flop when something goes from being a possibility to a possession. When health care insurance reform was a possibility, the potential gains were abstract and uncertain. At that stage the fear of the unknown fueled resistance. Now that the terms are known people will now resist giving up on protections, like a ban on insurance company’s cancelling policies.

To schedule an interview with Partha Krishnamurthy, Associate Professor, Bauer Faculty Fellow and Director of Institute for Healthcare Marketing, see Media Contacts section to the left.

TRADERS GET VOCAL AS SHOUT-FILLED TRADITION RETURNS TO UH

Finance students from UH Bauer will compete this weekend against students from 10 business schools in North America at the Houston round of the CME Group Open Outcry Challenge, an annual competition that simulates the experience of being a broker in the trading pit of a mercantile exchange. Students will trade like the professionals in the trading pits in Chicago and New York, using fast paced hand signals and shouting to buy and sell.

  • WHO: 80 students from business schools across North America, including 20 studentsfrom UH Bauer
  • WHAT: CME Group Open Outcry Challenge
  • WHEN: Saturday, 3/27/2010; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • WHERE: Melcher Hall, AIM Center lobby (University of Houston campus)

For more information about the event, visit http://bauerticker.uh.edu/ticker/events/traders-get-vocal-as-shouting-filled-tradition-returns-to-uh/. To schedule an interview with students or to attend the Open Outcry, see Media Contacts section to the left.

CAN YOU BUILD A WINNING MENU?

Anyone with that fantasy can get a dose of reality from Chris Tripoli. The well-known Houston Restaurant Consultant will soon teach a class that answers the question: Do You Have What It Takes to Open a Restaurant? The one day course at the University of Houston’s Small Business Development Center is aimed at those who dream of launching a restaurant of their own, but need to consider the realities, from startup costs to hiring the right people.

To schedule an interview with Tripoli, see Media Contacts section to the left.

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