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Eccles School launches virtual blockchain curriculum to drive digital literacy, adoption of blockchain technology

(Sept. 29, 2020) — The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is set to create the next generation of digitally literate students who understand the world of blockchain technology. EY is helping in the development and delivery of the course. The University of Utah shifted to holding about 70 percent of classes online this fall in light of the COVID-19 [...]

2020-09-28T17:07:53-06:00September 28th, 2020|

Joel Peterson headlines 30th Annual Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation

How do you go from having an idea to running a profitable and enduring business? Joel Peterson spoke about how to accomplish this using the concepts from his new book Entrepreneurial Leadership at the 30th Annual Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation last Monday. Hosted by the David Eccles School of Business, Peterson had the opportunity to address a select group of students in-person with [...]

2020-09-23T10:47:50-06:00September 23rd, 2020|

Eccles School faculty and staff embody #WeGiveWednesday

Do you recognize any of these faces? Bet you do!  Many of you may have seen these individuals passionately lecturing in front of your class, leading your Zoom discussion, or even walking past you in the hallway. The generous donors highlighted today represent a small portion of the countless other Eccles faculty and staff members who give back to the students they educate. [...]

2020-09-22T16:15:01-06:00September 22nd, 2020|

Can the global economy keep up with our rapidly aging population?

How does the world pay for things like health care and social security with an increasingly aging population? It's a big question, but the Eccles School's Derek Hoff literally wrote the book on the subject. “The argument is that if you don’t have steadily rising populations you can’t have economic growth, and there is this crisis for social support systems of too many old [...]

2020-09-17T11:07:13-06:00September 17th, 2020|

‘Dirty jobs’ paper wins Academy of Management Journal Impact Award

Congratulations are in order for Glen Kreiner, professor of Management at the Eccles School. His paper “Normalizing dirty work: Managerial tactics for countering occupational taint,” has won the first Impact Award from the Academy of Management Journal. The award recognizes AMJ articles that have the potential to make the greatest impact by answering research questions that are important for society. The award committee considered [...]

2020-09-17T11:03:58-06:00September 17th, 2020|

Will we ever go back to the office again or is it remote from now on?

The benefits of remote working are winning over employees and — surprisingly — managers, making telework one of the bright points of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the experience is largely dependent on the employees' home situation, says Eccles School management researcher Glen Kreiner. “The biggest issues are usually found in differences at the level of the individual. Some people are just not cut out [...]

2020-09-17T10:59:52-06:00September 17th, 2020|

Government will need to extend support if another shutdown happens

It's no secret that COVID-19 has decimated the economy. But the hoped-for V-shaped recovery does not seem to be forthcoming, says Eccles School Finance Professor Jonathan Brogaard. He predicts more defaults and says the government may need to extend support to keep large segments of the economy from failing. Read his full comments in Newsweek.

2020-08-05T16:06:01-06:00August 5th, 2020|

Utah’s young population contributes to relatively low COVID-19 death rate

July 29, 2020 (Salt Lake City, Utah) – Research from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute shows Utah’s relatively young population is contributing to a lower COVID-19 death rate than the nation as a whole. As of July 14, 2020, the CDC COVID Data Tracker reported the Utah and U.S. per-capita death rates as 7.0 and 41.3 per 100,000, respectively, a difference of 34.3. [...]

2020-07-29T11:56:28-06:00July 29th, 2020|

Black, Latinx residents pay higher property taxes than white counterparts

Is your property tax evaluation racist? Probably so, according to new research from Eccles School economist Troup Howard. He and his co-author Carlos Avenancio-León of Indiana University looked at data from 118 million homes over the course of a decade, and found a huge "assessment gap" that shows Black and Latinx residents pay 10 to 13 percent more than white residents for the same [...]

2020-07-23T11:19:36-06:00July 23rd, 2020|

HEROic actions by student save life of Syracuse man

It's not called Utah HERO for nothing! While working on the Utah Health & Economic Recovery Outreach (HERO) project on June 1, 2020 in Syracuse, Utah, University of Utah student Ethan Edwards encountered an unconscious adult male who was not breathing. Ethan sprung into action, immediately performing CPR on the man until an ambulance crew arrived at the scene.  Because of Ethan’s heroic actions, [...]

2020-07-15T13:46:02-06:00July 15th, 2020|