May 14, 2010
BEL Salutes the Class of 2010
This weekend marks another year in which we say good-bye to our Super Assistants and to some graduate assistants.
Our super assistants who are graduating are as follows:
Our graduate assistants who will be obtaining their hoods in addition to diplomas are Brock Peoples and Sarah Fancher.
BEL appreciates all of the many hours they put in to keep our doors open and to answer the many questions our customers asked.
Congratulations, class of 2010!
December 8, 2009
College of Business' New Instructional Facilty is Platinum
The new Business Instructional Facility at the COB has been certified as platinum for environmental standards.
This afternoon, Dean Larry DeBrock announced this exciting news to the College via e-mail:
It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the U.S. Green Building Council has made its decision on the LEED rating for BIF. We earned their highest rating - Platinum!
This recognition of our commitment to sustainability and the environment puts us in a very exclusive class. We are the first college of business at any public university to receive a platinum rating. BIF is among only a dozen platinum certified projects at any university in the world, and is the first at any university or college in Illinois, where only 14 other buildings have been certified platinum.
Indeed, this is a great achievement. BEL salutes the forward thinking of the College on energy conservation and environmental sustainability for the 21st century, especially as BIF is also a very aesthetically pleasing building.
To read more, go here.
November 6, 2009
Accounting Research Toolbox Surpasses 10,000 Views
BEL's Library Guide (aka Libguide) on accounting research resources hit a milestone this week: it has surpassed 10,000 views since its debut on July 24, 2009. It was created as a one stop research place for the Accountacy faculty and doctoral students.
The Accounting Research Toolbox is number one amongst all of the University Library's 421 guides. It has 10,045 views, which means accounting information is crucial to our scholars at Illinois.
Here's the link to the guide.
August 20, 2009
College of Business Continues to Fare Well in Undergraduate Rankings
Today US News & World Report released its rankings of the Best Undergraduate Business Programs. Illinois College of Business continues to hold steady in being in the top 20 in many areas, and in the top 10 in 4 areas:
Overall, the College is ranked number 13.
June 10, 2009
BEL Salutes Michael Halperin, Director, Lippincott Library at UPenn
Today marks a new type of salute: saluting other peers at the Top 50 B-School Libraries.
BELlog has learned Michael Halperin, Director of the Lippincott Library (affectionately known as the Wharton Library) at the University of Pennsylvania, is receiving Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship, an honor sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning and administered by ALA's Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).
May 27, 2009
BEL Salutes Carissa Holler, Business and Finance Librarian
BEL's own Carissa Holler will be bestowed the 2009 SLA-BF's Achievement in Academic Business Librarianship award next month at the 100th Anniversary of the Special Libraries Association in Washington, DC. The criteria were judged on scholarship, teaching or presentations, and other contributions to her institution as well as the profession. This honor is given to academic business librarians who have been in the profession for 3-7 years.
May 12, 2009
BEL Salutes Our Grad Assistants and Super Assistants
BEL wishes to congratulate the graduating grad assistants and "Super" (Student) Assistants who worked in our library:
April 29, 2009
BEL Salutes Paula Kaufman, Dean of Illinois' University Library
Today is a happy day at the University Library. Paula T. Kaufman, dean and professor of Library Administration, will be invested this afternoon. She is the first dean on campus to receive a chair this decade.
April 8, 2009
BEL Salutes Larry DeBrock, the New Dean of the College of Business
From the College of Business website:
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Lawrence DeBrock, a noted economist and longtime University of Illinois professor and administrator, has been named dean of the university’s College of Business, pending approval by the U. of I. Board of Trustees at its May 21 meeting in Chicago.
DeBrock has served as interim dean of the nationally ranked business school since 2008, when former dean Avijit Ghosh was named vice president for technology and economic development.
February 20, 2009
College of Business Maintains Top 25 Scholarship Ranking
The University of Texas at Dallas has a ranked list of business schools' scholarship based on 24 top tier journals. Last week, the list was updated, and while the Wharton School retained its number one ranking, Illinois' College of Business was steady at number 20 for the North American schools. Worldwide, Illinois is number 22.
Our business faculty work hard to keep up their research. Hats off to our scholars!