Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

TU, Williams to Build Energy Risk Management Center

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

TU, Williams to Build Energy Risk Management Center

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TULSA (JR) -- The University of Tulsa and Williams announced plans on Thursday to establish an energy risk management center integrating trading floor technology with a new graduate program focusing on the integration of financial theory with the practice of risk management in the energy industry.

The new center, the Williams Risk Management Center at The University of Tulsa College of Business Administration, will provide graduate students with the academic training and hands-on experience essential to preparing for a career in energy risk management.

"This partnership between The University of Tulsa and Williams represents a vital bridge between the corporate world and the academic world," said TU President Bob Lawless. "TU's commitment to academic excellence matched with Williams role as an energy and telecommunications industry leader will provide our students with the best possible education in a growing field of expertise."

The Williams Risk Management Center will be located in the College of Business Administration building and will be operational by January. The center will offer its first classes in the fall of 2001. Williams has made a $1 million commitment to establish the center and support its operation for the first three years. …

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