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Thursday, November 20

Eccles School Celebrates Historical Ties to Federal Reserve Bank by Hosting University Symposium

As the U.S. economy continues to improve and monetary policy moves toward normalization, the David Eccles School of Business is pleased to partner with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to host a simulation of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting. The event involves Eccles School students in the role of the committee members, including Reserve Bank Presidents, Federal Reserve Board Governors, and Chair Janet Yellen. Students will hear a presentation on the U.S.

Wednesday, November 19

Richard T. Pratt Professorship of Finance Announced

The David Eccles School of Business today announced the establishment of the endowed Richard T. Pratt Professorship of Finance. The new Professorship was celebrated with an event at the school where University of Utah President David Pershing shared his views on the importance of endowed professorships in helping the university attract and retain extraordinary faculty.

Monday, November 03

Business Ethics Club Welcomes Former HealthSouth CFO to the U

Although ethical behavior is paramount in any company in every industry, sometimes it takes a scandal to realize just how important ethics can be. The early 2000s were replete with examples of unethical behavior and cases of corporate fraud. HealthSouth Corporation is an example of how creative accounting practices can rapidly run afield.

Monday, October 27

Accounting teams rock at PwC Competition

Recently several teams of accounting students competed in a case competition with PwC. Martha Eining is the Director of the School of Accounting so she might be biased but she writes with glowing enthusiasm about her students:

Friday, October 10

Breaking Ground on Lassonde Studios Building

The David Eccles School of Business and the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute are one step closer to becoming an international destination for student entrepreneurs, innovators and “makers” today as it breaks ground on the Lassonde Studios. The five-floor, 148,000-square-foot building will merge more than 400 student residences with a 20,000-square-foot “garage” open for any student to attend events, build prototypes, launch companies and more.

Thursday, September 18

TV Executive Named Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation Honoree and Speaker

The David Eccles School of Business announced today Bill Campbell, a successful television executive and producer, is the honoree and keynote speaker for the 2014 Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation

Tuesday, August 26

Martha Eining receives AAA 2014 Outstanding Service Award

The American Accounting Association (AAA) recently announced that our very own Dr. Martha Eining was one of two recipients of the 2014 AAA Outstanding Service Award along with Gail Hoover King. This AAA award, which may be awarded at any time by the Board of Directors, was presented in the form of unique glass art pieces to the pair on Tuesday, August 5th at the 2014 AAA Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Friday, August 22

MAcc Program Sheds New Light of Happiness at Homeless Shelter

In a labor of love, The Road Home's winter overflow shelter got an extreme makeover, complete with lilac-painted walls and lots of helping hands.

As part of an annual service project, about 130 students and faculty from the University of Utah's Master of Accounting program showed up early Wednesday to restore the shelter in preparation for winter.

The home has accommodated up to 300 people in the past, offering families a place to sleep, eat and bathe.

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