Tuesday, April 29

Accounting students gain real-world experience as expert witnesses

Education can take you to some unusual places, and affect you in atypical ways—like, say, taking the stand in the courtroom of a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge as expert witnesses for the prosecution AND the defense.

Two students in Dr. Martha Eining’s Fraud and Forensic Accounting class, Chase Potter and Mariela Zhivkova (pictured), recently had just that experience in the courtroom of Justice William Thurman, answering questions from real lawyers from the firm of Durham, Jones & Pinegar about a fraud case Eining’s class had explored all semester.

Monday, February 24

How valuable is your boss?

While complaining about bosses is almost a national pastime, new research suggests that good bosses stick around and make their workers more productive, while the worst managers don’t last very long in the workplace.

“The Value of Bosses,” a paper co-authored by Christopher Stanton, an assistant Finance professor at the David Eccles School of Business, was recently conditionally accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Labor Economics.

Thursday, February 13

New Graduate Certificate in Information Systems announced

The demand for business professionals who know about technology is growing by leaps and bounds—a trend that is especially pronounced on the “Silicon Slopes” of Utah—and the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah has created a new certificate program to help professionals and students advance their careers and enhance their technical proficiency.

Tuesday, February 11

Student Giving Week off and running

Student Giving Week has begun, as anyone walking through the lobby of the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building has probably noticed. Accounting major Eliza Rasmussen writes to explain why she thinks it’s important to contribute to the David Eccles School of Business, even though she’s still an undergraduate.

Rasmussen writes:

Tuesday, December 31

Lawmakers learn at the David Eccles School of Business

As state lawmakers prepare for the 2014 Legislature starting in late January, they spent a day at the David Eccles School of Business in training and information sessions designed to help them address the state’s business with the most accurate economic and demographic information available.

Monday, December 02

U Accounting scholars visit IMA Student Leadership Conference

You don’t typically think of accountants as the types to start up some boot-scootin’ and show off their line-dancing moves, but you just never know what can happen when accounting students, faculty members and professionals gather for a conference.

Thursday, November 21

The U Celebrates National Entrepreneurs’ Day Every Day

Nov. 21, 2013 – President Barack Obama proclaimed Nov. 22, National Entrepreneurs’ Day to celebrate men and women who start businesses, create jobs and build a stronger economy. The University of Utah fosters and encourages entrepreneurs of tomorrow through mentorship, support, education and a large variety of programs.

Students from the University of Utah have successfully launched businesses such as Power Practical, Armor Active, Xandem and Char Poles.


Tuesday, November 19

Games4Health Challenge aided by Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation

The University of Utah already has strengths in health, video game development and entrepreneurship, and a new competition for students at the U brings them all together. The Games4Health Challenge encourages students to develop prototypes of health-related video games and smartphone applications for a chance to win part of an estimated $50,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.