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Business and Ethics

Seattle's historic Barbeque Pit makes a comeback in the Central District

Story includes the role of Seattle U students and the Resource Amplification & Management Program (RAMP-up) in helping the business get restarted.


July 4, 2020

Photo of Albers faculty member Jeffery Smith.

The Business of COVID

Albers faculty research ethics around data privacy amid push for contact tracing as businesses and organizations reopen.

June 9, 2020

Who should judge what's true? Tackling social media's global impact.

Story includes commemtns by Michael Quinn, PhD, dean of the College of Science and Engineering.

The Christian Science Monitor

June 8, 2020

State Economies Most Exposed to Coronavirus

Lawrence Hubbell, PhD, director, of the nstitute of Public Service at Seattle University, is the feaured "Ask the Experts" commentator in a Q&A.


June 8, 2020

Computer science student Arya Mathew is this year's winner of these

An Entrepreneurial Idea That Sticks

Meet this year’s Grand Prize Winner of the annual Business Plan Competition.

June 5, 2020

Changing Business in the Wake of COVID-19

Seattle U double alumni Steve Brooks, ’98, ’19, vice president of business development at UMC, is driving an innovative solution to help at-risk communities stay healthy while keeping employees in the workforce by designing and manufacturing portable handwashing stations

May 13, 2020

Responsible AI starts with higher education

A guest op-ed co-authored by the dean of Seattle U's College of Science and Engineering and an alumni who works in AI at Microsoft say we need to ensure that those entering careers in technology have studied how technology can impact society.

May 11, 2020

Uber Budges, a Bit, on Virus Sick Pay for California Drivers

Story includes comments from Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Bloomberg Business

May 1, 2020

As businesses make tough decisions in the face of the pandemic, consumers might take note

Story features an interview with Jeffrey Smith, PhD, professor of management.


April 28, 2020

AI and Ethics

SU Leads the Way in Exploring Ethical Dimensions of Technology

Seattle University’s Initiative in Ethics and Transformative Technologies launches two new strategic efforts.

April 21, 2020

Washington universities receive $191M in CARES funding, face revenue drops from room and board

Story includes financial impacts of the pandemic on Seattle University.

Puget Sound Business Journal

April 15, 2020

Vera Whole Health raises $10M to expand its ‘advanced primary care’ model

The company was founded by Seattle U alumni Ryan Schmid co-founded in 2008 when he was an MBA student.


April 10, 2020

Graphic depicting business, law and nursing programs

Seattle University Business, Nursing and Law Earn High Rankings Nationally in Latest U.S. News ‘Best Graduate Schools’ Rankings

Seattle University business, nursing and law graduate programs made the rankings in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools 2021,” including several ranked in the Top 25 nationally.

April 3, 2020

Pandemic-Stoked Instacart Strike Exposes Risks for Gig Workers

Story includes comments from Seattle U School of Law Prof. Charlotte Garden. 

Bloomberg Law

March 31, 2020

Restaurants are hurting due to the coronavirus-related shutdown. Yet many continue to help others in need.

Frelard Tomales is co-owned by Seattle U allumnus Osbaldo Hernández, '12.

The Seattle Times

March 25, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Should your company tell you when coronavirus hits the workforce?

A case involving an Amazon contractor's sick spouse raises questions that many companies are asking right now. Albers Professor Jeffery Smith weighs in.

March 18, 2020

'The prettiest member of the team': how sexism pervades UK charities

The story was co-authored by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor in the nonprofit leadership program at Seattle University.

The Guardian (UK)

March 4, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Why this tech investor thinks a recession might actually help the Seattle region

Vladimir Dashkeev, an economics professor at Seattle University, said he’s skeptical of any statements regarding positive, short-term effects of a recession.

February 28, 2020

Why this tech investor thinks a recession might actually help the Seattle region

Vladimir Dashkeev, an economics professor at Seattle University, said he’s skeptical of any statements regarding positive, short-term effects of a recession.


February 28, 2020

Finding your ‘why’: Accolade CEO Raj Singh shares lessons learned from his tech career journey

Coverage of Raj Singh's talk at Seattle U as part of the Albers executive speakers series.


February 11, 2020

Seattle U in the news: Launch of free online course in ethics and AI receives prominent coverage in The Seattle Times

The course for businesses is the first step in a Microsoft-funded initiative to merge ethics and technology education at Seattle U  

February 11, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Marketing Professor Analyses the Superbowl Ads

Television ads during the Superbowl give companies a massive audience for their products. Did they succeed?

February 3, 2020

From Baby Nut to Loretta: Super Bowl's most powerful commercials

Story featured interview with Seattle U marketing professor Mathew Isaac.

KING TV New Day Northwest

February 3, 2020

Ex-college roommates join LPL with eye on building $1B practice

Seattle U alumni Wesley Burns and Antoine Toussaint attended university together and later began combining their businesses in 2014.

Financial Planning

January 23, 2020

Bothell-based biotech at risk of losing Nasdaq standing

Story includes comments from Seattle U finance professor Peter Brous.

Puget Sound Business Journal

December 18, 2019

Seattle U in the News: How executive education programs in the Puget Sound region address diversity

Too few minorities occupy executive leadership roles in the Puget Sound region. However, executive training programs like those at Seattle University and the University of Washington are trying to change that.

December 12, 2019

How executive education programs in the Puget Sound region address diversity

The story looks at business education programs at Seattle U and UW to increase diversity is upper management roles.

Puget Sound Business Journal (subscriber content)

December 12, 2019

Despite automation threat, Smartsheet CEO sees ‘the future of work remaining very human’

Talk took place at Seattle U as part of the Albers Executive Speaker Series.


December 11, 2019

Business Plan Competition winner Caleb Carr is a Forbes "30 under 30"

Carr's company, Vita Inclinata, which makes load stability systems, was founded after the tragic death of friend who couldn't be rescued by a helcopter in high winds.

December 3, 2019

Vita Inclinata Technologies' Caleb Carr Is Manufacturing Systems That Can Save Lives

Video story about Seattle U alumnus Caleb Carr, '18, chosen by the magazine for its "30 Under 30" awards.

Forbes magazine 30 Under 30

December 3, 2019

Visiting Jesuit from Zimbabwe to deliver LeRoux Lecture on AIS

October 23, 2019

Kizito Kiyimba, S.J., who is visiting SU as the 2019-2020 LeRoux Chair, will give a lecture on ethical dimensions around artificial intelligence systems.

Courts Dent Gig Companies’ Shield Against `Existential’ Threat

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Bloomberg Law

October 23, 2019

Analysis: Seattle startup ecosystem poised for unprecedented acceleration of company creation

Guest op-ed by Oren Etzioni and Jacob Colker of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence includes mention of Seattle U's new Center for Science and Innovation.


October 18, 2019

Longtime Seattle barber stays put in gentrifying neighborhood with help from Seattle University

Earl’s Cuts and Styles celebrated the opening of its new shop in the Central District, thanks to a Seattle U program aimed at helping local businesses thrive.

October 18, 2019

Thousands attend 'Amazon Career Day' as company goes on hiring spree

Story includes inerview with Seattle U instructor of economics Vlad Dashkeev, PhD.


September 17, 2019

Remembering the past while making way for change in the Central District

A Seattle Times story profiles longtime Central District barber and business owner Earl Lancaster and his journey to keep Earl's Cuts and Styles in the neighborhood. A Seattle U program was instrumental in helping Lancaster succeed.

August 28, 2019

Remembering the past while making way for change in the Central District

Faculty and students in Seattle U's RAMP program in the Albers School of Business and Economcs assisted Earl Lancaster in formulating his business plan and applying for loans to keep his longtime business in the Central District.

The Seattle Times

August 27, 2019

Albers Business Plan Competition Alumni Find Success

Automated sunscreen dispensers, fast-casual salads, plant-based creamers and a system to stabilize loads suspended under helicopters. All are up and coming products of start-up businesses begun after their founders entered the Harriett Stephenson Business Plan Competition as Seattle U students or alumni.

August 26, 2019

Connecticut’s Rest-Stop McDonald's Are New ‘Fight for $15’ Target

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.


August 26, 2019

Seattle U Grads Outearn Their Washington Colleges Peers at Mid Career

Seattle University graduates with a bachelor’s degree earn more than graduates of any other college in the state, according to a report by Payscale.

August 21, 2019

Grads From This College in Washington State Earn More Than Their Peers

Seattle U graduates with a bachelors degree earned the most at mid career on average than grads from other Washington universities.

Seattle Business Magazine

August 20, 2019

Lefeber Breaks Glass Ceiling As First Female CEO In Port Of Everett’s 100 Year History

Story is about Seattle U alumna Lisa Lefeber.


August 15, 2019

Crosscut's newsroom votes unanimously to form a union

Story includes interview with Seattle U law school professor Charlotte Garden.


July 31, 2019

Starbucks dropping newspapers from its stores

Story includes interview with Seattle U communications professor Caitlin Carlson.


July 12, 2019

5 housing market predictions from Seattle's top economists

Story includes interviews with Seattle U Albers School of Business and Economics faculty Brian Kelly, PhD, and Vladimir Dashkeev, PhD.


June 14, 2019

SUURA brochure

Celebrating Student Scholarship

An impressive array of student research was presented at the Seattle University Undergraduate Research Association (SUURA) Conference on May 31.

June 3, 2019

MacKenzie Bezos’ $17 billion pledge tops a growing list of women giving big

Essay authored by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor in the Seattle U Non Profit Leadership program.

The Conversation

May 31, 2019

Mathew Isaac on lists - Stand Up Science

Watch Alber's Prof. Mathew Isaac present on the Psychology of Lists at the Tacoma Comedy Club for an event called Stand-Up for Science.

May 28, 2019

President Stephen Sundborg receiving First Citizen Award

President Sundborg Receives 2019 Seattle-King County First Citizen Award

Seattle University Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., was celebrated as the 81st recipient of the prestigious Seattle-King County First Citizen Award.

May 28, 2019

AI researchers say San Francisco’s facial recognition ban just scratches the surface

Story covers panel discussion at Seattle U as part of Albers Ethics Week.


May 15, 2019

"Achieving Climate Neutrality" Speaking Event with Microsoft, Seattle Sounders FC, and Seattle University

Achieving Carbon Neutrality

Can it be done at SU? What would it take?

May 6, 2019

Admin Building at Seattle U

Remembering Mike Bisesi

Former SU professor embodied the spirit of community service.

April 30, 2019

Randy Massengale and Earl Lancaster

Barber’s New Lease Signals Growth Within Central District

Earl Lancaster and other African-American owned small business owners are benefiting from a Seattle U program that is helping them to remain and thrive in the community.

April 26, 2019

Seattle U Men's Soccer Team and the crowd

Sport and the Environment

Seattle U's Brian McCullough is part of new Sport Ecology Group.

April 22, 2019

The audience at Crosscut Festival

Big Issues and Bold Ideas

Crosscut Festival returns to Seattle U campus.

April 10, 2019

Albers Crab Feed

March 28, 2019

Seattle U student working on a laptop at a coffee shop

Seattle U Offers Online MBA and Master of Science in Business Analytics

Applications are being accepted for two new online graduate business programs that begin this fall, the Online Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) and an Online MBA.

March 27, 2019

Students in classroom

Seattle U Business and Law Programs Earn High Rankings in Latest U.S. News Best Graduate Schools Rankings

Six Seattle University business and law graduate programs are ranked in the Top 30 nationally, according to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings released today.

March 12, 2019

Matt Isaac, associate professor of marketing in the Albers School

Grading the Ads

Marketing professor analyzes this year’s Super Bowl commercials.

February 12, 2019

Seattle U Men's Soccer Team and fans

Can Sport Influence Fans to be more Sustainable?

The game-day ticket that doubles as a free round-trip transit pass. The giveaway compost bin or energy efficient light bulb. Sports teams and organizations around the country are promoting their “green” side in hopes of adding some green to the bottom line but also to influence their large fan bases to up their game when it comes to sustainability habits at home. But are their efforts effective?

July 17, 2018

Attendees of the 2018 IAJBS World Forum

Innovation for Sustainability

Albers will host an international gathering of Jesuit schools.

July 13, 2018

an event at the Albers Business School


SU's MSAL program is headed to business school and taking a new name.

April 20, 2018

Drew Herdener

Global Communicator

Alumnus Drew Herdener, '01, is making a difference at Amazon.

January 16, 2018

Ethics Bowl Representatives

Ethics Bowl

Seattle U team earned its first-ever spot in the national competition with regional win.

December 13, 2017

Seattle University alumni in Jakarta, Indonesia

Dean's Blog: Journey to Jakarta

Joe Phillips of Albers shares details of his recent trip to Indonesia.

May 19, 2017

students studying outside Lemieux Library on a sunny Spring day

Naef Scholars

Seattle University announces the 2017-2018 student recipients.

May 15, 2017

Albers School Pigott Building Albers School of Business

Leading the Way

The Entrepreneurship Spotlight Challenge uncovers cutting-edge practices at the forefront of entrepreneurship in business education

April 27, 2017

David Wasielewski, Braden Wild, Bonnie Buchanan

Albers School of Business and Economics Celebrates 70 Years

The spring 2017 issue of Albers Brief includes student, faculty and alumni profiles and other highlights as it marks a milestone during Seattle U's 125th anniversary

April 3, 2017

Finance Professor Jot Yau, PhD

Real-World Business

The career of Finance Professor Jot Yau, PhD, CFA reflects a knack for reading global financial market trends.

January 31, 2017

Alan Mulally speaking

Welcoming a Proven Leader

Former Ford and Boeing CEO Alan Mulally joins Seattle University as Senior Fellow

April 25, 2016

Albers School Pigott Building

High Rankings

Business and law school programs earn top 25 marks nationally in latest U.S. News ‘Best Graduate Schools’ rankings

March 15, 2016

Trish Henley

Elevating Online Education

The School of New and Continuing Studies launches two new BA programs.

March 15, 2016

Albers School Pigott Building

Game Changer

VP for Student Development Michele Murray is honored as a top business woman in the state.

November 23, 2015

SU Men's Soccer playing Utah Valley

Greening the Games

SU's new graduate certificate will prepare leaders to help make the sports industry more sustainable.

November 6, 2015

Alan Mulally speaking

Transformational Leadership

Alan Mulally shares the secrets of his success at Ford and Boeing.

November 6, 2015

Albers graduate students in class

Huge Improvement

The new Eastside campus is better suited to the needs of Albers and SU.

September 15, 2015

Albers School Pigott Building

Off to See the Oracle

A group of Albers graduate students meets Warren Buffett.

March 9, 2015

a crowd of people in the Albers Business School Lobby

Leading with Laughter

Albers professor Colette Hoption investigates how leaders use humor effectively.

January 12, 2015

Albers School Pigott Building

Parting Words

A retiring Albers professor looks back on an illustrious career that spanned 47 years.

July 8, 2014

Albers School Pigott Building

Doing Well and Doing Good

A conference at SU will challenge common stereotypes about business leadership. 

October 8, 2013

downtown Seattle skyline with space needle and Mt. Rainier shot from Kerry Park

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

SU students help plan for future development in neighborhood.

August 12, 2013

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