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Gies News and Events

Graebner named Robert C. Evans Endowed Professor of Business

Melissa Graebner is the director of the Initiative for Qualitative Research in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (INQUIRE), which supports qualitative research exploring the complex social processes underlying the creation of novel ideas, development of innovative business models, and growth of new organizations.

V. Dale Cozad Lecture on Entrepreneurship

Attend the annual Cozad Lecture, presented by Divey Gulati ’13 MBA, president and co-founder of ShipBob. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to attend.

Monday, December 6 | 4:30 pm
Deloitte Auditorium, Business Instructional Facility

Register here to attend the lecture.

Divey Gulati is the President and co-founder of ShipBob, a cloud-based logistics platform that supports over 5,000 small and medium-sized eCommerce businesses from their 25 fulfillment centers across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, and Australia. Prior to ShipBob, he worked as a consultant at Deloitte. Divey holds both a bachelor’s in computer engineering and an MBA from the University of Illinois.

We hope you can join us to learn more about Divey’s entrepreneurial journey, and critical pivots taken along the way.

If you are unable to attend in person, you can watch the lecture via livestream on Zoom(webinar ID: 894 4283 7090; passcode: 461144).


We look forward to returning to campus this fall and offering alumni and guests the safest in-person experience possible. Please visit 
covid19.illinois.edu/on-campus/visitors for the most current information regarding campus visits. At this time, all university students, faculty, staff, and visitors must wear a face covering in university spaces indoors, regardless of vaccination status. A face covering does not have to be worn when eating or drinking. Current face covering guidelines can be found at covid19.illinois.edu/health-and-support/face-coverings. We will continue to provide updates as event dates approach. 

If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Gies Business Office of Advancement at BusinessAlumni@illinois.edu or 217-244-6669 and and we will follow up to provide additional details. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.