Cooperation and Compassion Instill Good Karma in Kunga House

Finishing touches are being added to the Kunga House. Workers are laying carpet, painting floors and landscaping the yard-all in anticipation of a grand celebration, a “house warming,” to be held onsite, Saturday, Apr. 12, at noon. Members of the media and those who have worked on the extraordinary project are invited to attend. The Kunga House is located at 64 Andrew Avenue (1500 South), between West Temple and Main Street. Read More

March, 2003 from the U

Film and Lecture at U to Feature Former Khmer Rouge Conscript and the Horror of Landmines

Aki Ra is a Cambodian man who, as a child, was taught by Pol Pot’s murderous army, the Khmer Rouge, how to lay mines, make simple bombs, booby-trap cigarettes and fire guns and rocket launchers. Now, 20 years later, he roams Cambodian minefields in search of redemption. Ra regularly combs rural areas, helping to clear the estimated 10 million remaining live mines and bombs. He also exhibits these relics of war at his Landmine Museum and Information Center, comprised of wooden shacks on a dirt road, not far from the famed temple complex of Angkor Wat. Read More

PRI’s Tony Kahn to Keynote U’s Social Work Diversity Conference

The Sixth Annual Students of Social Work Diversity Conference, which will feature Public Radio International’s Special Correspondent Tony Kahn as the keynote speaker, will be held March 28, 2003, in the auditorium (room 134) of the University’s Social Work Building, located at 395 S. 1500 E. Read More

U Receives Cornerstone Gift for New Engineering Building

President J. Bernard Machen and Governor Michael O. Leavitt announced today that John E. and Marva M. Warnock have gifted 200,000 shares of Adobe stock to the University of Utah for the College of Engineering Building Campaign. The stock currently valued at over $5.7M is the cornerstone gift of a $13M capital campaign to construct a new engineering building dedicated to undergraduate instruction and emerging areas of research. In the past the Warnocks have created Presidential Endowed Chairs in the College of Engineering and the College of Science. In recognition of the magnitude of their overall support, now approximately $9M, and their leadership role in the capital campaign, the new building will be named the John E. and Marva M. Warnock Engineering Building. Read More

University of Utah Hospital Opens Doors to $42.5 Million Eccles Critical Care Pavilion

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies for University of Utah Hospital’s new George S. and Dolores DorĂ© Eccles Critical Care Pavilion will be held Friday, March 28, at 11 a.m. Read More