Thursday, January 22

On Forbes | Utahns: 'This is the Place' For Impact Investing

Jim Sorenson and the Eccles School’s Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center receive praise in this Forbes article on impact investing. Utah is also praised for its culture of volunteerism, entrepreneurship and generous giving as the foundation for what author Aaron Hurst predicts will be the driving economic force for the world in the next 10 years: the purpose economy.

Thursday, January 22

Faculty, staff honored for contributions to ethics education at the David Eccles School of Business

Ensuring the next generation of business leaders has a firm foundation in ethics is an important part of students’ education at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. This year, six faculty and six staff will be honored for their contributions to ethics education with the Daniels Fund Leadership in Ethics Education Awards for the 2013-2014 school year.

Tuesday, January 20

New Policy Innovation Lab at the University of Utah to host White House event

 The White House has invited government, business, nonprofit organizations and academics from around the country to gather at the University of Utah’s Policy Innovation Lab (Lab) to discover how Pay for Success initiatives can benefit their communities.

The Jan. 21 Western Regional Summit is one of a series of Pay for Success events hosted by the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, in partnership with the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and Nonprofit Finance Fund.

Tuesday, January 20

Policy Innovation Lab at the David Eccles School of Business receives more than $2 million in funding commitments

 The Policy Innovation Lab (Lab) has received more than $2 million in funding commitments, allowing the new Lab to reach communities across the western United States.

A $1.15 million grant from the Social Innovation Fund, a White House initiative and program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, allowed the Lab to open its doors and begin hiring staff.

Thursday, January 15

Technology business leader David Bradford joins Eccles School faculty

David Bradford is bringing his extensive entrepreneurial experience to the undergraduates at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business.

Bradford, who is currently the executive chairman of HireVue — the leading provider of on-demand digital interviewing — will use his 30 years of experience in the computer industry to help students from freshmen to seniors better understand how to be a successful business leader in his course “Entrepreneurship and Society.”

Thursday, January 15

Study finds supportive messages get more donations long-term for nonprofits

Which charity would you be more likely to donate to over the long run: Feed The Children or Stop Child Hunger? According to a new study, you’re more likely to support the first.

Friday, January 09

Outlook for Utah economy positive in 2015

Job growth, lower unemployment and positive economic performance are on the menu for Utah in 2015.

Wednesday, January 07

Professor nominated by President Obama to serve on Federal Reserve Board of Governors

A familiar face at the David Eccles School of Business is expected to become the newest member of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors.

Allan R. Landon, an adjunct professor at the David Eccles School of Business who has taught courses since 2011, was nominated by President Barack Obama on Tuesday to fill an open position of governor on the seven-member board.

If confirmed by the Senate, Landon will fill one of two vacancies on the board, which oversees the Federal Reserve System and plays a significant role in formulating U.S. monetary policy.