Utah Anthropologist Elected to National Academy of Sciences

University of Utah anthropologist Kristen Hawkes-best known for her comprehensive research on modern forager ecology-today received one of science’s most prestigious honors when she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Read More

April, 2002 from the U

Dead Man Walking Author to Speak at U of U

The Bennion Center at the University of Utah is sponsoring “Dead Man Walking-The Journey Continues,” a lecture by best-selling author Sister Helen Prejean. The presentation is Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m., in room 134 of the University’s Graduate School of Social Work, 395 South 1500 East. Student tickets are $4. General admission tickets are $5. Admission fees will be used to benefit the Inmate Services Program. Copies of Dead Man Walking will be available for purchase and signing by Prejean. For more information, call 801-654-0533. Read More

How Bacteria Swim to Dinner

University of Utah biologists discovered a possible explanation for why chemical sensors cluster together on the ends of bacteria somewhat like noses: The clustered sensors may work together in teams to amplify faint food “smells” into strong commands that make the germs swim toward dinner. Read More

University of Utah Press Launches the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry

The University of Utah Press, the book publishing division of the University of Utah, will launch an annual poetry competition and publication prize in spring 2003, honoring the late poet Agha Shahid Ali. The nationally recognized author of numerous collections of poetry, Agha Shahid Ali was a professor in the University’s Department of English until his untimely death due to cancer on December 8, 2001. A public memorial service will be held Sunday, May 5, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Language and Communication Building on the University campus. Read More

U of U Physicians to Teach Doctors from Around Country New Surgery for Kids with Congenital Scoliosis

A titanium “rib” that helps correct chest wall deformities in children with congenital scoliosis will be implanted for the first time in Utah on May 1 by University of Utah School of Medicine orthopedic surgeons. Read More