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New project bringing hope to small businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Eccles School is proud to be part of a new initiative that will hopefully act as a Peace Corps for businesses around the state. The Hope Corps is designed to help students who have lost job or internship opportunities due to COVID-19 find work with local companies that need a helping hand. Learn more about the program on CBS News, in The Salt [...]

2020-06-15T09:37:44-06:00May 15th, 2020|

Business Career Services launches first Virtual Career Fair

The David Eccles School of Business hosted its first virtual career fair on April 29. The hiring-focused event highlighted companies that are currently seeking skilled student candidates. This successful pilot drew in several prominent employers, including Access Development, TEK Systems, Pronto, University of Utah Health, and many more. With a high student-to-employer ratio, students shared their elevator pitches whilst also inquiring about the company's [...]

2020-05-15T12:01:50-06:00May 15th, 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|

Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Award winners announced

Daniels Fund Ethics Initiatives Professors Abe Bakhsheshy and Bill Hesterly announced the winners of the Eccles School's Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Award for the 2018-2019 academic year. These colleagues were chosen on behalf of the University of Utah for their successful efforts to create new ethics-related courses, to integrate new business ethics content into existing courses, to mentor students on [...]

2020-05-15T12:06:05-06:00May 11th, 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|

MHA students give back, serving food to frontline medical workers

Two David Eccles School of Business second-year Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) students, Kelcie Douglas and Alyse Wells, have spearheaded the Salt Lake City chapter of Frontline Foods. Frontline Foods is a grassroots organization that supports local restaurants impacted by the COVID-19 crisis by feeding workers who are battling on the frontlines. Frontline Foods has partnered with World Central Kitchen, a tax-exempt, registered 501(c)(3) charitable [...]

2020-04-28T15:44:46-06:00April 28th, 2020|

Tips for staying positive during COVID-19 from our OSI Counselors

While some free time can be useful to recharge our batteries, all too often we spend more time thinking about all the things that can go wrong instead of staying positive. Spending excessive time thinking about what's already wrong and how things could get worse is a process called rumination. Here are some tips from the counselors at the Office for Student Inclusion to [...]

2020-04-21T09:01:47-06:00April 21st, 2020|

Ivory Prize for Housing Innovation announces 2020 winners

Ivory Innovations is proud to announce the winners of this year's Ivory Prize in Housing Innovation. The winners, in three categories, are entities making measurable and scalable strides in housing affordability. The winners are: Finance Rhino; New York, New York Rhino partners with building owners and managers to offer low-cost insurance as an alternative to cash security deposits. Acting as an insurer for property [...]

2020-04-20T14:40:15-06:00April 20th, 2020|

New report calls for actions to improve air quality address climate crisis

January 6, 2020 (Salt Lake City, Utah) - The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today released a breakthrough report designed to inform Utah’s efforts to improve air quality and address a changing climate. The report, called The Utah Roadmap, was requested by the Utah Legislature and includes seven priority strategies to reduce air emissions in Utah. If followed, these strategies will protect Utahns’ health, [...]

2020-01-06T16:16:41-07:00January 6th, 2020|

New HOPE scholarship will support more first-generation students

A new scholarship is bringing HOPE to low-and-moderate income, first-generation students in Salt Lake City. The HOPE scholarship, which stands for Helping Our People Excel, was announced Friday as a private-public collaboration between Salt Lake City, the Semnani Family Foundation and the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business. The Eccles School and the Foundation have jointly seeded the scholarship fund with $150,000. [...]

2019-12-20T15:09:42-07:00December 20th, 2019|