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Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative honors students, faculty, staff

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at the David Eccles School of Business hosted its annual awards luncheon in September, honoring award recipients, interns, case competition winners, and more. The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative's goal is to strengthen principle-based ethics education and instill a high standard of ethics in the next generation of business leaders. The Daniels Fund, based in Colorado, sponsors the [...]

2021-10-09T15:13:38-06:00October 9th, 2021|

Key donors come together to honor Taylor Randall with Presidential Chair

The creation of the Taylor Randall Presidential Chair, thanks to the generosity of 40 donors, was announced Tuesday morning at the 31st annual Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation at the David Eccles School of Business. The chair honors Taylor Randall, who served as dean at the Eccles School from 2009-2021 and was named the 17th president of the University of Utah in August 2021. The [...]

2021-10-22T10:52:28-06:00September 22nd, 2021|

Congratulations to the Utah Ethical Leadership Award recipients

Six businesses, nonprofits and government agencies that embody the spirit of ethical leadership were recognized at the 2021 Utah Ethical Leadership Awards. The awards recognize organizations that embody the spirit of ethical leadership exhibited by Bill Daniels, a pioneer in the modern cable industry and former owner of the Utah Stars. Daniels believed deeply in ethics and integrity, and the importance of absolute ethical [...]

2021-09-20T14:58:41-06:00September 20th, 2021|

Utah Business: 3 businesses launched at Lassonde still thriving

Utah Business magazine recently highlighted three successful companies that launched with the support of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and are still thriving today. The leaders of the companies, Neighbor, a peer-to-peer storage platform, Blerp, an app that allows users to share audio clips, and Thirst, a shop that specializes in drinks and treats, shared with Utah Business what has led to their success, including [...]

2021-06-28T12:41:27-06:00June 28th, 2021|

Howard students network with Black business leaders at U alum’s home

On May 14, I along with 15 other students from Howard University, made the journey to Salt Lake City, Utah to start a summer program sponsored by a Howard University and David Eccles School of Business partnership. Every Saturday since then, I have been helping to plan fun events for us to attend. This partnership was designed to give Howard students a unique [...]

2021-06-28T12:21:29-06:00June 28th, 2021|

Amplifying voices benefits everyone, including underrepresented voices

It often seems like team meetings result in some voices being heard, while others are completely overlooked. Similarly, sometimes credit is misassigned to someone who didn't actually offer up the idea. The phenomenon is a concern to many, and particularly women and people of color. However, the use of amplification, publicly endorsing someone's idea while giving credit to that person, can give underrepresented voices [...]

2021-06-17T15:35:10-06:00June 17th, 2021|

Earn great pay and over $5K in tuition assistance with Education at Work

Work hard, play hard this summer — you deserve it after a year of virtual learning! Education at Work (EAW) is currently offering any student who joins this summer the opportunity to make an additional $1 per hour on top of their regular hourly wage until the fall semester plus $5,250 per year in tuition assistance. Apply now and heat up the summer with [...]

2021-06-11T18:29:12-06:00June 11th, 2021|

Nature’s Sunshine announces scholarship fund for diverse Eccles students

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 [...]

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

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

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,” [...]

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

Teams take 2nd place in national ethics case competition

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. [...]

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