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New project bringing hope to small businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Eccles School is proud to be part of a new initiative that will hopefully act as a Peace Corps for businesses around the state. The Hope Corps is designed to help students who have lost job or internship opportunities due to COVID-19 find work with local companies that need a helping hand. Learn more about the program on CBS News, in The Salt [...]

2020-05-22T18:52:26-06:00May 15th, 2020|

MBC entrepreneur helps students celebrate prom amid COVID-19

Virtual proms have become a huge trend this year, as the raging coronavirus pandemic continues to close schools around the country. Taylor Buckley, a Master of Business Creation student at the Eccles School, is behind an app that is making many of these virtual dance events possible. Check out how the app works at ABC4 Utah and NBC Chicago.

2020-05-06T20:08:59-06:00May 6th, 2020|

MHA students give back, serving food to frontline medical workers

Two David Eccles School of Business second-year Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) students, Kelcie Douglas and Alyse Wells, have spearheaded the Salt Lake City chapter of Frontline Foods. Frontline Foods is a grassroots organization that supports local restaurants impacted by the COVID-19 crisis by feeding workers who are battling on the frontlines. Frontline Foods has partnered with World Central Kitchen, a tax-exempt, registered 501(c)(3) charitable [...]

2020-04-28T15:44:46-06:00April 28th, 2020|

Ivory Prize for Housing Innovation announces 2020 winners

Ivory Innovations is proud to announce the winners of this year's Ivory Prize in Housing Innovation. The winners, in three categories, are entities making measurable and scalable strides in housing affordability. The winners are: Finance Rhino; New York, New York Rhino partners with building owners and managers to offer low-cost insurance as an alternative to cash security deposits. Acting as an insurer for property [...]

2020-04-20T14:40:15-06:00April 20th, 2020|

Positivity is the key to thriving during adversity: Tips for trying times

The adversity we are facing as a world right now is very real. With everything that confronts us, we might be asking an important question - Should we even be talking about positivity right now? The answer is a resounding yes. In fact, we need positivity in hard times even more than we do in good times. It’s been said that in good times, [...]

2020-04-17T15:44:05-06:00April 17th, 2020|

Bob Allen elected to American Accounting Association Board of Directors

Huge congratulations are in order for Bob Allen, professor of Accounting. He was just elected as the President-Elect of the American Accounting Association. Allen's three-year term will begin at the AAA annual meeting, scheduled for early August in Atlanta. Allen is a mainstay of the Eccles School Accounting department, educating hundreds of students each year. His research has been published widely in peer-reviewed journals, [...]

2020-04-17T11:28:01-06:00April 16th, 2020|

Op-Ed: Political boundaries give false sense of security in fight against coronavirus

It can be easy to look at coronavirus hotspots and think the same won't happen in your state or city, but that sense of security is misleading, say Arul and Himanshu Mishra, David Eccles Professors of Marketing here at the Eccles School. "In effect, people somehow perceive human-drawn borders as physical protection against peril like earthquakes, nuclear catastrophe and fires. We've called this error [...]

2020-04-16T15:38:42-06:00April 15th, 2020|

The social impact of coronavirus and COVID-19

We've been hearing quite a bit about the medical and economic impacts of COVID-19 and the coronavirus pandemic. But what about its social impact? The data science team at Sorenson Impact Center set out to measure just that, and they have a fascinating look at their findings in Forbes. And be sure to take a look at their interactive data map.

2020-04-15T16:13:17-06:00April 15th, 2020|

Family caregivers deserve praise and support during COVID-19 crisis

Our hospital workers are definitely among the heroes of the COVID-19 crisis, but they are joined by 340,000 Utahns who care for family, friends, and neighbors in their spare time, writes Debra Scammon, Emma Eccles Jones Professor of Marketing, in The Salt Lake Tribune. Scammon and her colleagues Lee Ellington, Robert S. and Beth M. Carter Professor in the College of Nursing and director [...]

2020-04-10T17:03:35-06:00April 10th, 2020|

Remembering Robert H. Garff, Eccles School benefactor

The Eccles School community has lost a hero and a giant. Robert H. Garff, 77, passed away from coronavirus complications on Sunday, March 29. “I am deeply saddened by the loss of Bob Garff, who has had an incredible impact on education throughout the state,” said Taylor Randall, dean of the David Eccles School of Business. “He, like his father and many of his children [...]

2020-03-30T17:19:26-06:00March 30th, 2020|