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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.

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.

Thursday, December 11

Campus Founders Fund with $500k for Utah Students

The Campus Founders Fund is a newly created venture fund run for students, by students. The investment team consists of entrepreneurial-minded college students across Utah, studying everything from biomedical engineering to global supply-chain management.

campus-founders-fundWith a $500,000 investment fund, the group’s mission is to provide pre-seed funding and top-level mentoring to the best student entrepreneurs in the state by investing up to $20,000 per startup and connecting management teams to startup CEOs and mentors in the state.

Monday, November 24

Lassonde Institute, NeuroVersity Win Community Award for Autism Project

In recognition for helping students on the autism spectrum, the Columbus Community Center – a Salt Lake City center providing support services for people with disabilities – awarded the University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and startup NeuroVersity with the Social Enterprise Award at its Ninth Annual Dignity through Work Recognition Event earlier this month.

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:

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