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Ivory Innovations names 2021 Construction and Design winners

Ivory Innovations, an initiative of the David Eccles School of Business, recently gave out its third round of Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability awards in the Innovations in Construction and Design category. The category honors groups that "are pioneering new material applications and construction methods that are more efficient, scalable, and importantly, more sustainable, resulting in greater affordability," according to the Ivory Prize site. [...]

2021-06-08T15:18:08-06:00June 8th, 2021|

Five inspirational quotes from the Sorenson Impact Summit

The seventh annual Sorenson Impact Summit with SOCAP Global took place May 25 through May 27. The summit featured three days of inspirational conversations around innovations in impact investing, building equitable entrepreneur ecosystems, the future of higher education, and using data to drive impact. This year, the summit gathered virtually, with the objective of delivering a more inclusive and accessible summit. For three days, [...]

2021-06-07T17:24:35-06:00June 7th, 2021|

Understanding COVID-19: Research during a crisis

On Friday, June 2, University of Utah experts and health researchers came together to discuss how scientists and others mobilized to learn more about COVID-19 and to combat the epidemic. University of Utah scientists discussed their research and addressed the numerous unanswered questions emerging from the COVID-19 crisis. Two of the experts who spoke during the event were Taylor Randall, dean of the David [...]

2021-06-07T17:06:24-06:00June 7th, 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|

Unlock your strategic leadership potential with Goff Center programs

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center at the David Eccles School of Business is the premier way to get real, hands-on experience with real companies. Do you want to help create clean air by promoting the building of more beaver dams? How would you like to help save the jungle and Mayan ruins by increasing tourism in El Mirador? These are the kind of [...]

2021-04-29T10:31:35-06:00April 29th, 2021|

Congratulations to the winners of the Real Women Run case competition!

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center at the David Eccles School of Business, in conjunction with Real Women Run at the YWCA and the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, hosted a competition that challenged students to develop ideas, strategies, and programs that would help increase the number and diversity of women running for office in Utah. Student teams developed and proposed [...]

2021-04-20T14:09:11-06:00April 20th, 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, [...]

2021-05-27T18:35:27-06:00February 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|

Cabo Verde Secretary of State addresses University of Utah community

On Nov. 19, Eccles School students were lucky enough to hear from Pedro Lopes, the current Secretary of State for Innovation and TVET of Cabo Verde, an African island country in the Atlantic Ocean. He is known for organizing the first TEDx event in Cabo Verde, as well as being chosen by former President Barack Obama to be involved in his first leadership [...]

2020-12-08T17:31:29-07:00November 30th, 2020|

How you can help support Eccles School alumni small businesses

While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses of all sizes and industries worldwide, our country’s small businesses have been particularly affected. We’re highlighting some of our alumni-owned small businesses that could benefit from the Eccles School community support during this time. Whether that’s buying their products or services, sharing about their company on social media or utilizing their software for your own job or [...]

2020-06-05T14:27:43-06:00June 5th, 2020|