Utah heads our list of the Best States for Business for a third straight year. Utah’s economy has expanded 2.3% annually since 2006–fifth best in the U.S–versus 0.5% for the nation as a whole.
The Bill Daniels Business Ethics Initiative team at the David Eccles School of Business recently announced this year’s recipients of the Daniels Fund Leadership in Ethics Awards, which are open to faculty, staff and Ph.D. students who make significant contributions to ethics education at the University of Utah.
Finance professor Cal Boardman, the school’s Bill Daniels Chair of Ethics, announced the honorees, who come from across different programs and departments, but who all worked during 2012 to increase and enhance ethics education.
A new study from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah reveals that, in spite of its shortcomings, the controversial Troubled Asset Relief Program (aka TARP) has been effective despite initial concerns about its restrictions.
University of Utah researcher and Operations and Information Systems professor Xiao Fang and his colleagues were faced with a mystery: What factors have fueled the explosive growth of Facebook and other social networking sites over the past two years?
On October 4, 2012, Facebook reported it had topped 1 billion users, while runners-up Google+ and LinkedIn cleared the 400 million and 175 million accounts, respectively. For the world’s most popular social network, Facebook, the past two years have seen user totals more than double.
Forty-three team submissions to Opportunity Quest, an executive summary competition hosted by the Utah Entrepreneur Series at the University of Utah, marked a 72 percent increase from the previous year. After a lengthy decision-making process on Saturday, judges chose the 10 best summaries. The selected teams will move on to compete in the second round of judging by a panel of industry professionals, who will determine the top three submissions. The first place team will win $5,000, second place will win $3,000, and third place will win $2,000.
A team of five accounting students from the David Eccles School of Business won the regional round of the FanTAXtic tax case competition run by the Deloitte Foundation, earning a January trip to Texas to vie against eight other schools from across the country in the finals.
The team from the U will be competing in Texas against the likes of Michigan State University, the University of Missouri, St. John Fisher College, the University of South Florida, the University of Southern California, the University of Texas and the College of William & Mary.
The Masters of Healthcare Administration program at the David Eccles School of Business became the first MHA program in Utah, and one of only 10 in the western United States, to earn accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (better known as CAMHE).
The announcement of the program’s CAMHE accreditation reached MHA Program Director Debra Scammon, PhD, in mid-November, and while accreditation represents the end of a lengthy process, she said it’s really the beginning of a whole new phase in the program’s life.
Move over Nike Plus. University of Utah professor Stacy Bamberg of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is developing a shoe insole that can gather comparable data to Nike’s popular line of high-tech sneakers and does more than track laps and airtime. The new insole, which Bamberg calls the Rapid Rehab system, will eventually help correct walking problems for people with artificial legs, hip replacements and broken legs.