Thursday, January 29

University of Utah kicks off Games4Health Competition with total prize money of $50,000

The University of Utah is asking creative and innovative students from across the globe to address real-world challenges facing wellbeing, home health and clinical needs in the 2nd Annual Games4Health Grand Prix Competition. Prize money will total $50,000 for digital games that improve various aspects of health.

The healthcare industry finds itself in the midst of the most profound transformation in over a century. Digital technologies are expected to drive positive change around the world.

Tuesday, January 27

SEC Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar to address David Eccles School of Business students

United States Securities and Exchange Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar will address students on Feb. 3, 2015 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Eccles School’s Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building Auditorium (Room 1110).

Piwowar is one of five members of the SEC. President Barack Obama appointed him in 2013.

Seating is limited, so students are asked to register for the free event here, and they will be admitted based on RSVPs or their place in the day-of standby line. The event is expected to reach capacity quickly.

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 Ethics Initiative 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.