U of U to Host Lecture Series on the Escalating Iraqi-American Confrontation

Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4, the University of Utah will host a series of lectures on the mounting Iraqi-American tensions. Similar in format to the 9-11 lecture series organized by the University in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, this nine-part series, scheduled to run through mid-April, will feature a variety of perspectives from leading experts on regional and international politics. On Tuesday, the first speaker, Adeed Dawisha, will lecture on “The Use of Force Against Iraq: Constraints and Opportunities,” at 3 p.m., in the Dumke Auditorium in the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, which is located next to the David Eccles School of Business. Read More

January, 2003 from the U

The David Eccles School of Business Establishes the Mexican National MBA Program

The David Eccles School of Business, in cooperation with Governor Mike Leavitt and his upcoming trade mission to Mexico, today announced the establishment of a scholarship for Mexican nationals who wish to pursue an MBA. Read More

Curator Valerie Cassel to Speak at U of U Feb. 4

Valerie Cassel, associate curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Texas, will offer a public lecture on Tues., Feb. 4, at 5 p.m. in the Art Building, Room 158, on the University of Utah campus. Read More

National Safety Council News Release

A new study in the February/March 2003 issue of the National Safety Council’s Injury Insights™ describes new research that explains, specifically, how cell phone conversations while driving become a potentially dangerous distraction. The study, by researchers David Strayer, Frank Drews and William Johnston at the University of Utah, titled “Cell Phone Use Can Lead to Inattention Blindness Behind the Wheel”, shows that conversing on cell phones while driving disrupts the driver’s attention to the visual environment, leading to what the authors call “inattention blindness”, or the inability to recognize objects encountered in the driver’s visual field. Read More

The University of Utah

Cell Phone Users Drive ‘Blind’

Motorists are more accident-prone and slower to react when they talk on cellular telephones – even hands-free models – because “inattention blindness” makes the drivers less able to process visual information, University of Utah researchers found. Read More