Business & Society Top Stories

  • Khawar Mumtaz: A Call for Collective Action on Women’s Rights

    Khawar Mumtaz is the type of person who when faced with injustice knew she had to do something to confront it. The 1970s in Pakistan were a particularly dark time in a country who has had its share of dark times. The politics of authoritarianism and repression were on the rise and the rights of the average citizen were on the decline. In this moment entered an unlikely voice—a woman, a scholar, an activist.

  • Should refugees come to Utah?

    While nearly two dozen U.S. governors are refusing to allow Syrian refugees to relocate to their states, Utah's isn't one of them. On November 15, 2015, University of Utah political scientist Claudio Holzner and Tribune investigative reporter Matt Canham joined Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's call for compassion and how the Paris terrorist attacks could affect the growing refugee crisis.

  • Nepalese Student Gives Back

    Aarati Ghimire was born and raised in Nepal, but moved to the U.S. six years ago. Admitted to the University of Utah College of Social Work, her dream is to become a social worker to help those in need. When a devastating earthquake struck her home country last year, she felt drawn to go home to put her newly acquired social work skills to the test. Nepal She received a Hinckley Global Scholarship from the U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, and was able to embark on a practicum in Nepal through an internship at CHOICE Humanitarian, a non-profit that helps communities develop tools to become self-sustainable.

  • Innovative Coaching

    Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott announced that the conference, University of Utah, Arizona State University, the Chinese Scholarship Council and the Federation University Sports China (FUSC) have developed a coaching education program for coaches from FUSC member colleges.

  • CinLuma Project Seeks to Bring Affordable Cervical Cancer Treatment to the Developing World

    A collaboration between the University of Utah’s College of Engineering, Health Sciences Center, Technology Venture Development Program, and the David Eccles School of Business, The Center for Medical Innovation [CMI], is every entrepreneurial medical student’s wildest dream come true. The center provides not only the seed grants necessary to pursue new solutions to medical issues across the globe, but the facilities and equipment to take ideas from concept to prototype and beyond.

  • Havana Good Time

    Under the sweltering Cuban sun, a group of students from the Bennion Center is weeding vegetable beds at an organic farm outside of Havana. It’s a new concept for both students and the farmer. Volunteerism is an unfamiliar practice in a country where residents depend on the government to meet their needs.

  • Assessment Reveals Lasting Impact of University of Utah’s Past Partnership with China

    International dealings with China, especially in the academic realm tend to be rather rare. International partnerships on the scale of the University of Utah’s Master’s in Public Administration [MPA] exchange that took place from January 2008 to May 2013 are simply unheard of.

  • University Startup Offers Practical Technology Training for Children on the Autism Spectrum

    When most people think of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder [ASD], they tend to think of the children that they often see accompanied by their parents or caretakers. What they tend not to think about, is the adults those children eventually become, and what their futures may hold. In an attempt to make that future brighter, University of Utah startup NeuroVersity along with the Columbus Community Center are seeking to pioneer new forms of educational and professional development for these children moving forward. This idea, more so than any other, is one that Scott and Cheryl Wright, Co-Founders of NeuroVersity brought up time and again when I sat down with them in a cozy booth in the bustling University of Utah student Union.

  • Importing Knowledge, Exporting Experience: The International Internships of the Hinckley Institute of Politics

    If there is one thing that sets higher education apart from what most students learn during their primary and high school education years, it’s the opportunity college presents to gain real world, hands-on experience. The Hinckley Institute of Politics and the Office for Global Engagement [OGE] offer some of the more impactful experiences available at the University of Utah through their international internship program.

  • Games4Health Challenge: Innovation Through Gamification

    The University of Utah will be tasking students from around the world to tackle real-world issues ranging from health and fitness to psychological wellbeing at this year’s second annual Games4Health Grand Prix Competition. With prize money totaling $50,000, the Games4Health challenge is set to be the largest competition of its kind in the world. This year there are 120 students competing on 40 teams from 10 universities across four different countries. Two teams will be flying in from South Korea as well as a team flying in from Australia and another from Spain. There will also be a number of American teams competing including teams from BYU Hawaii, BYU, The University of Utah, Utah State University, The University of Arizona, The University of Texas, among many others.