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What is Juneteenth? Emancipation, celebration, and reflection

Are you wondering why your classes are canceled on Monday, June 20, 2022? Juneteenth, which many people refer to as Freedom Day, is a new federal holiday that celebrates the freedom of those who were enslaved. Juneteenth is a day of emancipation, celebration, and reflection. What is Juneteenth? In the Emancipation Proclamation of 1862, Abraham Lincoln ordered that all slaves were to be [...]

2022-06-10T10:56:32-06:00June 10th, 2022|

Amplifying Marginalized Voices: Steps Toward Allyship

Allyship is a term that sprung up within the last decade, a popular discussion topic within social justice spaces over the last couple of years. The definition of allyship is the act of a person of privilege standing in solidarity with marginalized communities to support ongoing efforts against systems of oppression. Allyship has a large role in creating an equitable environment and community. [...]

2022-05-25T15:52:01-06:00May 25th, 2022|

Eccles Business Career Services honors faculty mentors, department and corporate partners

Last month, Business Career Services (BCS) hosted its annual Faculty Career Mentor Awards to celebrate the outstanding support and partnership of faculty members, departments, and employers. Faculty are nominated by Eccles students, giving these mentorship awards special significance. Students stood to share stories about the impact these extraordinary educators have had in their lives and career decisions, highlighting what a big difference they make [...]

2022-05-25T15:04:20-06:00May 25th, 2022|

Eccles School sends first team to Oxford Map the System Competition

The Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity in the David Eccles School of Business is sending the first team from the University of Utah to the Map the System competition run by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford on June 17 – 19.  Map the System is a global competition focusing on using systems thinking to understanding some of [...]

2022-05-19T10:56:20-06:00May 19th, 2022|

Celebrating 20 years of the Lassonde Entrepreneurship Institute

Twenty years ago, the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute opened at the University of Utah with a budget of $50,000 and a question: what would happen if students were given a space to create and collaborate across disciplines, degrees and interests? The answer, it turns out, is a lot. In the past 20 years, Lassonde has set the pace for entrepreneurship programs across the country, reaching [...]

2022-05-10T09:05:50-06:00May 10th, 2022|

Exceptional leadership recognized at the 2021-22 Student Leadership Awards

Nearing the close of another academic year means many things - unpredictable weather, summer on the horizon, and the push of another finals season, to name a few. In addition, spring brings the annual Eccles Student Leadership Awards, presented by the BLinc team (the student government arm of the David Eccles School of Business) to recognize students and student groups exemplifying leadership and [...]

2022-05-04T14:36:08-06:00May 4th, 2022|

Congrats to 2022 Inclusion & Business Strategy Case Competition winners

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center and the Office for Student Inclusion at the David Eccles School of Business recently hosted the 2022 Inclusion & Business Strategy Case Competition. Sponsored by Dominion Energy, this annual competition allows students to strengthen their skills and work within a team to solve a business case focused on inclusion. This year's challenge came from Versatile Image, a local [...]

2022-04-21T11:30:15-06:00April 21st, 2022|

Finance Department memorializes alum Keefer Babbitt

Professor of Finance and Director of the Advanced Financial Analysis Program Elizabeth Tashjian led a ceremony in the Jack & Jeanne Okland Trading Floor on April 5 to dedicate a special workspace in memory of Finance alum Keefer Babbitt. Babbitt, who passed away in January of 2021, earned his degree in Finance from the David Eccles School of Business in 2015. He was a [...]

2022-04-21T11:37:56-06:00April 21st, 2022|

Goff Scholar launches alleyway concert series in SLC

Vishwa Srinivasan knew that Salt Lake City's alleyways could be used for more. So the Eccles School student pitched Salt Lake City officials his idea — using the alleyways for concerts. The city liked the idea so much that they gave Srinivasan a grant from the city's Arts, Culture, and Events Fund, and his pilot concert is set for May 21. Read the full [...]

2022-04-14T17:45:25-06:00April 14th, 2022|

Amplifying Marginalized Voices: Why It Matters

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in the blog series Amplifying Marginalized Voices, which aims to provide space for voices from marginalized backgrounds and inform readers about the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our lives. Have you ever felt discredited or wrongfully invalidated within a group? Well, according to a recent study, this behavior is not uncommon. [...]

2022-03-29T14:48:14-06:00March 29th, 2022|