All eyes on Gulf Coast oil spill as Teach-In addresses community concerns.

The catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill from the explosion on the British Petroleum (BP) offshore drilling rig continues to spread. South Florida and the Florida Keys are not yet free from risk, as the region prepares for a worst-case scenario if affected by the leak. To address rising concerns, Florida International University’s (FIU) School […]

College hosts array of experts from across the business spectrum.

In February and March 2009, hundreds of people heard dozens of speakers address pressing challenges and significant opportunities in entrepreneurship, small businesses, international business, energy, and financial services—among other topics—thanks to a variety of seminars, lectures, and forums organized by the College of Business Administration and co-sponsors. Here’s a recap of four of them. Entrepreneurs […]

Energy challenges command attention this election season.

As the November election nears in the United States, energy remains on the list of hot topics on the national—and global—political agenda. Questions abound: Why are today’s oil prices so high? What about alternative fuel sources? How should energy policies evolve? [flv: 500 334] All are tough issues—with no easy answers. To provide perspective on […]

Global Energy Forum stimulates discussion of factors shaping global energy demand and supply in The Americas.

With a vested interest in the energy debate, representatives from the public and private sectors came together to attend the “Global Energy Challenges: Implications for The Americas” symposium held on April 15, 2008, in the Special Events Center in the College of Business Administration Complex at University Park. Florida International University’s Energy Business Forum, the […]

Department of State’s energy advisor meets with college’s Energy Business Forum.

Ed Glab, director, Knight Ridder Center for Excellence in Management; Carmen Algeciras (MIB ’03, BA ’01), director, USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program; Greg Manuel, Department of State energy advisor, and George Philippidis, associate director of the university’s Applied Research Center. On December 4, 2007, Greg Manuel, Department of State energy advisor to Condoleezza Rice, met with members […]

Looking into the energy crystal ball: Where will 2030 find us?

Every second, the world consumes 40,000 gallons of liquid fuel. Audience in the Ocean Bank Auditorium gathered for “Outlook for Energy” forum. Startling statistics like this one explain why the subject of energy generates discussion around the globe—including at the College of Business Administration during the Energy Business Forum held on November 14, 2007. More […]

High-energy event welcomes E85 ethanol to South Florida.

Ed Glab, clinical professor, Department of Management and International Business, College of Business Administration, opens the discussion. South Florida looks greener than ever, thanks to the availability of E85 ethanol at a UGas fueling station at 210 NW 79th Avenue in Miami. Made primarily from corn, E85 ethanol represents a renewable energy source that burns […]