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Caregiving Collaborative Op-Ed: Honor caregivers during the holidays

The University of Utah Family Caregiving Collaborative published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune reminding Utahns to thank caregivers during the holidays. Debra Scammon, a professor at the Eccles School and senior faculty associate at the collaborative, was one of the op-ed's co-authors. In Utah, more than 450,000 people serve in the role of caregiver, meaning they provide unpaid care for folks from [...]

2021-12-21T15:41:10-07:00December 21st, 2021|

Eccles graduate students dive into Domo & Layton Construction Hackathon

The big, blue DOMO bus was on campus this fall, which signified the return of the DOMO & Layton Construction Hackathon hosted by the Information Systems department at the David Eccles School of Business.  For this competition, undergraduate and graduate students teams are presented with a real-world problem and are tasked to formulate a solution using the DOMO Business Intelligence (BI) platform and [...]

2021-11-30T14:15:58-07:00November 30th, 2021|

Finance major Sabah Sial named Rhodes Scholar

A huge congratulations to Finance major Sabah Sial, who was named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars this month. Sial, a Sandy resident, was one of 2,300 U.S. applicants for this highly prestigious award. The award grants tuition and living expenses for two years of graduate study at Oxford University. Sial plans to study the intersection of finance, criminology, and criminal justice. She is the [...]

2021-11-29T08:23:39-07:00November 29th, 2021|

Congrats to Natalie Gochnour, winner of the 2021 ATHENA Award!

Natalie Gochnour, director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and associate dean at the David Eccles School of Business, was honored last week by the Salt Lake Chamber with the 2021 ATHENA Leadership Award. The award is the Chamber's highest recognition for women in business, and it is presented to a woman who is an active Chamber member who demonstrates excellence, creativity, and [...]

2021-11-22T22:13:54-07:00November 22nd, 2021|

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|