U to Receive New Scholarship Money for Minority Students

This week the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Intermountain West will announce the establishment of an annual diversity scholarship at the University of Utah for entering freshmen who are of Hispanic, Asian/Pacific and African American descent. Read More

November, 2002 from the U

U Physicist Leads Supercomputing Group

Julio C. Facelli, director of the University of Utah Center for High Performance Computing, has been elected as the 2003 chair of a nationwide nonprofit organization of supercomputing centers at research universities and facilities. Read More

U of U Celebrates International Education Week

This week students at the University of Utah are learning about study abroad opportunities, viewing international films and sampling cuisine from other cultures. These and other activities are part of the University’s participation in International Education Week, Nov. 18-22, sponsored by the U.S. Departments of Education and State and dedicated to teaching young people around the world about science, health, languages, education, business and government. Read More

U of U Students to Share Expressions of Gratitude at Post Chapel Interfatih Celebration

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, University of Utah students, faculty, staff and campus organizations are invited to participate in “Giving Thanks: An Interfaith Celebration,” on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m., at the U’s Fort Douglas Post Chapel. (Renovation of the historic structure, established as a peaceful campus spot for reflection and worship, was completed earlier this year.) Read More

U of U Freshmen to Raise Charitable Funds

Next week the University of Utah freshman class hopes to collect canned food and raise $5,000 by sponsoring a variety of Freshman Fever Week activities-live music, free food, a date auction, kissing booth, movie screening and a Friday-night pep rally before the Nov. 23 Utah-BYU football game. Donated funds and food will benefit the South Valley Sanctuary, an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, and the Utah Food Bank, a non-profit agency that distributes goods to all 70 Utah food pantries. Read More