Craft Casket Co.: Modern Designs for an Old Industry

Matt Henke and Tanner Curtis, master’s of architecture students at the University of Utah, are bringing a unique industry into the modern era — caskets. “In almost all industries, contemporary design takes a portion of the market — whether it’s cars, phones, or even into the more carpentry-based industries of cabinetry and furniture,” Curtis said. […]

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Paul Brown Q&A: Entrepreneurship, a Skill that can be Developed by Anyone

Paul Brown is a professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy Department at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business while serving as the James Lee Sorenson Presidential Chair and senior director at the Sorenson Impact Center. Outside of the classroom, Brown boasts experience in many fields: he previously was a partner […]

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Etched DNA: Making Diagnoses Simpler

To diagnose patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), an inflammatory disease that disrupts the esophagus, current medical knowledge requires anesthesia and an endoscopy. This time-consuming and invasive process, combined with the low likelihood of a patient having EoE leads doctors to sidestep testing for it. However, Dr. Christopher Gregg’s lab at the University of Utah didn’t […]

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What Makes an Entrepreneur? 6 Must-Have Characteristics

As more individuals flock to the entrepreneurship field, the definition of an entrepreneur has shifted. Successful entrepreneurs start non-profits, businesses, foundations and more, are all ages and from all education levels. However, there are qualities that all entrepreneurs have in common. Faculty and students from the Lassonde Entrepreneurship Institute and the University of Utah shared […]

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Accelerate Your Summer: An Overview of Lassonde’s Student-Run Summer Internships

The Lassonde Entrepreneurship Institute and Lassonde Studios are the places to be for new experiences and opportunities at the University of Utah. During summer 2018, Lassonde introduced student-run, student-focused internships in three categories: Founders, Program Managers and Startup Team interns. All three of the summer internship programs lasted 10 weeks, and vary on time commitments, […]

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7 Reasons to Study Entrepreneurship in College

Entrepreneurship is booming. Startup companies across the globe are gaining traction, attracting capital and customers. As interest in entrepreneurship grows, so do the academic programs. Whether you’re already running a company, you’re considering a major or minor program or don’t quite yet have a plan, below are seven reasons why taking an entrepreneurship class is […]

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Todd Zenger Q&A: Entrepreneurship is Value Creation

Todd Zenger is an accomplished academic, currently serving as the chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and presidential professor of strategy and strategic leadership. With degrees from Stanford University and UCLA, Zenger is an expert in the field of strategy, entrepreneurship and […]

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