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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 [...]

2020-08-04T14:12:23-06:00July 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 [...]

2020-06-04T18:57:41-06:00June 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 [...]

2020-05-14T12:03:09-06:00May 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, [...]

2020-05-08T11:55:12-06:00May 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 [...]

2020-05-01T14:23:47-06:00May 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. [...]

2020-05-01T13:49:29-06:00May 1st, 2020|

Winners announced for the Information Systems COVID-19 Challenge

The Information Systems Major, in partnership with Domo, jointly organized a COVID-19 Data Analytics Challenge that concluded last week. The objectives were two-fold: first, to enable students to gain data analytics skillsets specifically in using the Domo BI and Visualization Platform; second, to expose students in learning to relate real-world problems to their classroom learnings. Student participants are from four categories: Business Scholars, [...]

2020-04-24T18:13:24-06:00April 24th, 2020|

Goff Strategic Leadership Center helping to navigate the unknown

Navigating the unknown. We're all doing that right now, aren't we? Seems like most people are wondering: Will the decisions I made yesterday have merit when the crisis is over? Or, how can I find the confidence to make positive change in such turbulent times? The Goff Strategic Leadership Center acknowledges the significant challenges associated with volatility and uncertainty and recommends focusing not on [...]

2020-04-07T08:17:52-06:00April 2nd, 2020|

Congratulations to the winners of the Game Day Analytics Challenge!

Dozens of graduate and undergraduate students gathered Friday, Feb. 7 to present their analysis of social media activity during the Super Bowl. With thousands of dollars in prize money and guaranteed internship interviews on the line, the competition was intense.  Three years ago, Chong Oh, associate professor and director of the Undergraduate Information Systems Department at the Eccles School, created the Game Day Analytics [...]

2020-02-13T12:35:55-06:00February 13th, 2020|

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center celebrates achievements at open house

It was a full house on Wednesday as the Goff Strategic Leadership Center held its first open house event. The open house was packed with current Goff Scholars, faculty, staff, and eager and curious students wanting to learn more about how they can get involved with the Goff Center. The event was both a meet and greet and a celebration of some of the [...]

2020-01-24T18:31:25-06:00January 24th, 2020|