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Understanding COVID-19: Research during a crisis

2021-06-07T17:06:24-06:00June 7th, 2021|

On Friday, June 2, University of Utah experts and health researchers came together to discuss how scientists and others mobilized to learn more about COVID-19 and to combat the epidemic. University of Utah scientists discussed their research and addressed the numerous unanswered questions emerging from the COVID-19 crisis. Two of the experts who spoke during the event were Taylor Randall, dean of the David [...]

Nature’s Sunshine announces scholarship fund for diverse Eccles students

2021-06-01T15:40:31-06:00June 2nd, 2021|

Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: NATR), a leading natural health and wellness company that manufactures high quality herbal and nutritional products, announced the creation of a new scholarship in partnership with the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah to support diverse students in their education. The company has pledged $200,000 over four years, and the Eccles School will match 50%, for [...]

Here’s why data and dialogue are key to improving equity, diversity and inclusion

2021-06-01T14:42:17-06:00June 1st, 2021|

Ninety minutes. That’s all it took. I gained a deeper understanding of how data informs an elected official’s thought process regarding racial and ethnic disparities in Utah. He, in turn, reviewed the data and considered how he might incorporate this data into policymaking. Both of us acknowledged the importance of the issue, need for increased opportunities and inherent strengths that can help Utah improve. [...]

Sorenson Impact University Venture Fund Closes Blackrock Neurotech $10M Financing Round

2021-05-26T09:49:54-06:00May 26th, 2021|

University Venture Fund II has joined lead investor Christian Angermayer’s re.Mind Capital, an SPV sponsored by Peter Thiel, German entrepreneur Tim Sievers, and with investment advice from local investor LDD (Lead Dog Development) in closing a $10 million financing round for Blackrock Neurotech, the world’s leading platform for brain-computer interface (BCI) technology and manufacturing. “The impact Blackrock is making through BCI technology is transformative,” [...]

Phi Beta Lambda shines at the State 2021 Awards of Excellence competition

2021-05-25T18:04:46-06:00May 25th, 2021|

Members of the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) club rocked the State Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) 2021 Awards of Excellence! Eccles students went up against other Utah college students to test their business knowledge and skills. They will now move on to compete at the National Leadership Conference this summer. “These awards are important because they represent our chapter members' excellent professional and business [...]

3 tips for Summer Semester success

2021-05-19T12:44:42-06:00May 19th, 2021|

Balancing school and life is never an easy task to begin with, but throwing summer into the mix can make it even more tempting to skip class and go do something with friends. Although it may be more difficult to balance than Fall or Spring Semesters, it is doable. Here are three tips for making sure that you don’t miss lake day with [...]

Faculty, companies honored for connecting students to careers

2021-05-07T10:24:50-06:00May 7th, 2021|

Business Career Services (BCS) was excited to announce winners of the 2020-2021 Faculty Career Mentor and BCS Partner Awards this week at the David Eccles School of Business Virtual Awards Ceremony. Winners of this Award series were announced by Assistant Dean Katie Abby. Seven faculty members and three companies were honored for their efforts connecting students to careers by mentoring students and teaming [...]

Celebrating our Honors Thesis graduates

2021-05-06T13:03:33-06:00May 5th, 2021|

The honors thesis is a significant undergraduate research project that serves as the culmination of a student’s honors experience. Though the project itself may take on many different forms, the purpose of the thesis is to advance knowledge and understanding and further develop a student’s intellectual, professional and personal growth. During a two-semester research and writing process, students work one-on-one with a faculty [...]

Jonathan Brogaard named to Poets & Quants 40 Under 40 Professors

2021-05-04T14:46:13-06:00May 4th, 2021|

Poets & Quants has named the Eccles School's Jonathan Brogaard to its annual 40 Under 40 Professors list. Brogaard, a professor of Finance, currently teaches Advanced Finance in the Executive MBA program. "I get pretty excited about teaching. It is a lot of fun, and I hope that comes across to the students," Brogaard said. "It is probably corny to say, but the process [...]

BLinc. recognizes remarkable student leadership in 2020-21

2021-05-04T14:00:43-06:00May 4th, 2021|

Each year, Business Leaders Incorporated (BLinc.), the undergraduate student government of the David Eccles School of Business, highlights the achievements of student leaders and organizations through the Student Leadership Awards. Winners are nominated by students, faculty, and staff in recognition of their excellence in leadership and involvement. This year's virtual event highlighted the extraordinary effort student leaders embraced during the past year. Ainu [...]

Opportunity Scholars honors and celebrates graduates

2021-05-04T12:17:22-06:00May 4th, 2021|

Last week, the Opportunity Scholars program honored their 2020-21 graduates with a virtual Luau. The event gave students a chance to celebrate this important accomplishment with their families, faculty, staff, fellow students, and donors. The evening started with a welcome from program leaders Richard Kaufusi and Latu Kinikini, and a dance performance from student ambassador Haylie Heale. Graduates then spoke to those who [...]

Credit cards are affecting our brains – and our spending

2021-05-04T14:36:27-06:00May 3rd, 2021|

It has long been known that credit cards encourage spending — but no one knows exactly why. New research from Sachin Banker, assistant professor of Marketing, helps shed some light. “You’re basically feeling more reward when you shop with credit cards,” he said. “We don’t see that with cash. It was actually a very stark difference.” Get the full story in The Wall Street [...]

Passive prose is keeping research from reaching the masses

2021-05-04T14:32:03-06:00May 3rd, 2021|

Ever struggled to understand a scholarly article, and ended up passing it over for citation? Turns out you are not alone. New research shows that abstract, technical, and passive prose keeps important research from reaching the masses. Tianyu Gu, an assistant professor of Marketing and colleagues show that readers struggle to understand this type of writing, and therefore tend to pass it by. Read [...]

Unlock your strategic leadership potential with Goff Center programs

2021-04-29T10:31:35-06:00April 29th, 2021|

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center at the David Eccles School of Business is the premier way to get real, hands-on experience with real companies. Do you want to help create clean air by promoting the building of more beaver dams? How would you like to help save the jungle and Mayan ruins by increasing tourism in El Mirador? These are the kind of [...]

Work-life balance sparks viral discussion following British man’s heart attack

2021-04-27T13:46:54-06:00April 27th, 2021|

A heart attack made Jonathan Frostick re-evaluate his life priorities, and while recovering, the British man wrote a now-viral post on LinkedIn where he vowed to find a better work-life balance. We become so attached to our job identity that we will work long, arduous hours to protect it, Eccles School Professor of Management Glen Kreiner told New York Times. “Sometimes, that’s why it [...]

The PPP program could be leaving women of color entrepreneurs behind

2021-04-27T13:38:02-06:00April 27th, 2021|

Women of color are driving small-business growth during the pandemic. But many are missing out on help such as the Payroll Protection Plan offered by the federal government, despite having applied. “All of us in economics and strategy are predicting an enormous surge in economic activity due to pent-up demand,” said Lyda Bigelow, associate professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the [...]

Want to be a LGBTQ+ advocate? These 4 tips will help

2021-04-27T13:31:51-06:00April 27th, 2021|

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, the Out for Business (O4B) student organization, in partnership with the Eccles Alumni Team, hosted a panel of experts for "LGBTQ+ Advocacy: Becoming the Advocate You Were Born to Be." Below, student Brian Pham, Executive Director, O4B, takes us through major takeaways from this extraordinary discussion. Watch the full discussion on YouTube here. On April 14, we sat [...]

Students design the future of Granary District in Utah Real Estate Challenge

2021-04-29T15:46:38-06:00April 23rd, 2021|

April 22, 2021  — The Granary District could soon have a new look, if developers bite on one of several proposals put forth by students in the Utah Real Estate Challenge. The Utah Real Estate Challenge (UREC) is an intercollegiate real estate development competition for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the state of Utah. The competition fosters understanding of real estate development by giving [...]

Teams take 2nd place in national ethics case competition

2021-04-22T13:37:07-06:00April 22nd, 2021|

Congratulations to both the undergraduate and graduate teams for their respective 2nd place wins in the national Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Case Competition. A total of 11 undergraduate and 11 graduate teams participated in the national competition, which was held virtually. The student teams analyzed ethical issues surrounding a tech company preparing for an IPO. They had a few weeks to prepare the case. [...]

Professional selling minor gets nod for being a top sales program

2021-04-21T12:50:17-06:00April 21st, 2021|

The David Eccles School of Business Marketing department is now ranked as a top sales program by the Sales Education Foundation Magazine. The Marketing department, with its specialized Professional Selling and Business Development minor, are among the top undergraduate programs in the country. With world-class faculty and thought leadership, along with a career-building internship program from the Professional Selling and Business Development minor, the [...]

Finance majors Ethan Black and John Haraden tackle water usage at the U

2021-04-21T11:58:47-06:00April 21st, 2021|

Editor’s Note: The David Eccles School of Business is celebrating Earth Day (April 22) this week by sharing stories of Eccles student entrepreneurs and organizations that highlight sustainability. As students in the Business Scholars Transfer Program, finance majors Ethan Black and John Haraden participated in the "Build a Better U" project. This project gives students the opportunity to identify, develop, and propose solutions to [...]

Backyard Estates: A student-created sustainable housing solution

2021-04-21T09:01:34-06:00April 21st, 2021|

Editor’s Note: The David Eccles School of Business is celebrating Earth Day (April 22) this week by sharing stories of Eccles student entrepreneurs and organizations that highlight sustainability. A founder in the Master of Business Creation (MBC) program, Adam Stewart, saw first-hand how renting his basement helped his family growing up, with the payments covering about 70% of their mortgage. With this in mind, [...]

Congratulations to the winners of the Real Women Run case competition!

2021-04-20T14:09:11-06:00April 20th, 2021|

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center at the David Eccles School of Business, in conjunction with Real Women Run at the YWCA and the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, hosted a competition that challenged students to develop ideas, strategies, and programs that would help increase the number and diversity of women running for office in Utah. Student teams developed and proposed [...]