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David Eccles School of Business announces new Impact and Prosperity Epicenter

(April 21, 2022) —The David Eccles School of Business is proud to announce a new building that will break ground this summer. The new Impact and Prosperity Epicenter is envisioned as a multidisciplinary hub for innovation, impact, and prosperity, which will provide student housing and office space for the Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity and Sorenson Impact Center. The $114 million project is [...]

2022-04-25T12:06:41-06:00April 25th, 2022|

Rachel Hayes named Dean of the David Eccles School of Business

University of Utah Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Martell Teasley announced that Rachel Hayes, Ph.D., has accepted an offer to serve as dean of the David Eccles School of Business for a two-year term. Hayes began serving as interim dean of the school in 2021 after former dean Taylor Randall was appointed as president of the U. Hayes, a professor in accounting, [...]

2022-04-19T15:19:49-06:00April 19th, 2022|

New Fenton Founders Fund to support student-founded startups

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and the Joan and Tim Fenton Family Foundation today announced the creation of the Joan and Tim Fenton Founders Fund at the David Eccles School of Business, aimed at supporting startup companies formed by business students or others within the broader university network.   Created through a $5 million investment by the Fenton Foundation, [...]

2022-01-27T12:50:19-07:00January 27th, 2022|

Key donors come together to honor Taylor Randall with Presidential Chair

The creation of the Taylor Randall Presidential Chair, thanks to the generosity of 40 donors, was announced Tuesday morning at the 31st annual Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation at the David Eccles School of Business. The chair honors Taylor Randall, who served as dean at the Eccles School from 2009-2021 and was named the 17th president of the University of Utah in August 2021. The [...]

2021-10-22T10:52:28-06:00September 22nd, 2021|

Congratulations to the Utah Ethical Leadership Award recipients

Six businesses, nonprofits and government agencies that embody the spirit of ethical leadership were recognized at the 2021 Utah Ethical Leadership Awards. The awards recognize organizations that embody the spirit of ethical leadership exhibited by Bill Daniels, a pioneer in the modern cable industry and former owner of the Utah Stars. Daniels believed deeply in ethics and integrity, and the importance of absolute ethical [...]

2021-09-20T14:58:41-06:00September 20th, 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|

Sorenson Impact University Venture Fund Closes Blackrock Neurotech $10M Financing Round

University Venture Fund II has joined lead investor Christian Angermayer’s re.Mind Capital, an SPV sponsored by Peter Thiel, German entrepreneur Tim Sievers, and with investment advice from local investor LDD (Lead Dog Development) in closing a $10 million financing round for Blackrock Neurotech, the world’s leading platform for brain-computer interface (BCI) technology and manufacturing. “The impact Blackrock is making through BCI technology is transformative,” [...]

2021-05-26T09:49:54-06:00May 26th, 2021|

Students design the future of Granary District in Utah Real Estate Challenge

April 22, 2021  — The Granary District could soon have a new look, if developers bite on one of several proposals put forth by students in the Utah Real Estate Challenge. The Utah Real Estate Challenge (UREC) is an intercollegiate real estate development competition for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the state of Utah. The competition fosters understanding of real estate development by giving [...]

2021-04-29T15:46:38-06:00April 23rd, 2021|

New study: Statewide mask requirements save lives, livelihoods

Researchers at the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis have found that statewide mask requirements not only reduce the transmission of COVID-19, but they also spur more economic activity, while countywide mask requirements actually depress economic activity. “The thing that really pops out,” said lead research Nathan Seegert, assistant professor of Finance at the Eccles School, “is that statewide mask mandates [...]

2020-11-24T15:48:23-07:00November 24th, 2020|

Specialized Master’s Programs show 93%+ career placement, high salaries

Graduates in all of the Specialized Master’s Programs at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah experienced strong career placements and high starting salaries despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Career placement rates ranged from 93% to 100%, and starting salaries showed the return on investment Specialized Master’s Program students received. The impressive statistics come from a combination of well-prepared graduates, a [...]

2020-11-18T12:46:00-07:00November 18th, 2020|