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Congratulations to the winners of the Game Day Analytics Challenge!

More than 100 graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Howard University, and Salt Lake Community College competed in this year's Game Day Analytics Challenge. With thousands of dollars in prize money and guaranteed internship interviews on the line, the competition was intense. Since 2016, Chong Oh, an Associate Professor (Lecturer) from the Operations & Information Systems (OIS) Department [...]

2021-02-19T12:35:30-07:00February 19th, 2021|

Congrats to the Inclusion & Business Strategy Case Competition winners

The Inclusion & Business Strategy Case Competition rounded out Eccles Inclusion Week on Feb. 5. Dozens of students competed in teams to solve a variety of real, complex business challenges. The case competition, sponsored by Dominion Energy, Wild Utah Project, the Goff Strategic Leadership Center, and the David Eccles School of Business Office for Student Inclusion, demonstrated the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion [...]

2021-02-19T10:30:43-07:00February 19th, 2021|

The Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity celebrates its opening

On Feb. 5, the Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity at the David Eccles School of Business celebrated its opening with a virtual event. The center has been established to promote societal prosperity by integrating value-creating innovation and entrepreneurship with improved health. The center's goal is to help communities "thrive by driving opportunity" and use entrepreneurship to drive social change. During the event, [...]

2021-02-11T15:56:11-07:00February 8th, 2021|

Eccles students raise awareness of worldwide need for clean water

Student teams comprising a total of 72 students competed in the Eccles-WHOlives Social Impact Challenge, sponsored by Adobe from Oct. 15-23, 2020. This event was in partnership with WHOlives — a non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of people in Kenya and Uganda by providing access to clean water — Adobe, and the Information Systems program at the Eccles School. Student teams [...]

2020-11-30T12:44:27-07:00December 1st, 2020|

Operations and Supply Chain Pandemic Response Challenge winners

The Operations and Supply Chain program recently concluded its COVID-19 Pandemic Response Challenge. The challenge tasked students with analyzing the response of their chosen company to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In addition to analyzing the challenges presented as a result of the global pandemic, participants also proposed solutions to tackle these challenges from an operations and supply chain perspective. Now, more than ever, companies need [...]

2020-08-04T14:12:23-07:00July 20th, 2020|

MSBA, MSIS students share creative ways of keeping busy during quarantine

The David Eccles School of Business's Master of Science in Business Analytics and Master of Science in Information Systems programs invited our student community to share creative ways of keeping busy and motivated during the COVID-19 quarantine. The videos showcase how the pandemic does not constrain goals or the ability to complete the semester successfully. Each category winner was awarded a $50 Amazon [...]

2020-06-04T18:57:41-07:00June 5th, 2020|

Pierre Lassonde Retires from Franco-Nevada after 35 years of leadership

After 35 years leading Franco-Nevada, Pierre Lassonde – the founder of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business – retired from the company when he stepped down as chairman of the board earlier this month. The milestone concluded an epic career with the company he co-founded in 1985 and grew to its current valuation of $38 billion. Lassonde [...]

2020-05-14T12:03:09-07:00May 14th, 2020|

$20,000 prize for Eccles MRED students at the Utah Real Estate Challenge

While the 13th year of the Utah Real Estate Challenge (UREC) looked a little different than in the past due to COVID-19, an unparalleled amount of ingenuity and creativity prevailed in all nine 2020 teams and their designs. On May 1, DISC Development claimed the $20,000 grand prize for their design, Edison Tower. Runners up from last year’s UREC competition, Team DISC Development, [...]

2020-05-08T11:55:12-07:00May 8th, 2020|

Natalie Gochnour’s work on Utah Leads Together plan spotlighted in Desert News

Natalie Gochnour, executive director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, recently was highlighted in the Desert News for her extraordinary contributions during the pandemic recovery. As a member of the Utah Economic Response Taskforce, Gochnour led the team that developed Governor Herbert’s “Utah Leads Together” plan, a comprehensive strategy to mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 and developing economic stability and recovery. Gochnour also [...]

2020-05-01T14:23:47-07:00May 1st, 2020|

Project apART: Promoting continuous creativity amidst COVID-19

During times of significant change, artistic movements have been a pivotal source of imagination, innovation, and community. Every pandemic throughout history has redefined the boundaries of artistic expression, such as Giovanni Boccaccio’s “The Decameron” to employ storytelling during the 14th Century Black Plague, and Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway” to embrace togetherness after surviving the 20th Century flu, and COVID-19 likely will do the same. [...]

2020-05-01T13:49:29-07:00May 1st, 2020|