New U of U Writing Center to Help Students Communicate More Fully

In an effort to help students correct their writing and become independently better writers, this fall the University of Utah will introduce a new resource: the Writing Center, which will offer free 20-minute, one-on-one tutoring sessions for U undergraduate students. Staffed by trained undergraduate and graduate students, the center will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; and from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Students can schedule appointments in advance or receive on-the-spot assistance as walk-ins. The Marriott Library has donated space for the center, which will be located near the east entrance, in what was formerly the third-floor circulation area of the building. Read More

August, 2003 from the U

U Ranks Among America’s Best Colleges

The University of Utah ranks 117th out the more than 1,400 colleges and universities surveyed for the 2004 edition of the \”America\’s Best Colleges\” guidebook from U.S. News & World Report. The magazine ranks schools annually based on a complicated system of peer assessments and statistical data. Read More

U Mourns Death of Former Dean of David Eccles School of Business

James H. Gardner, former dean at the David Eccles School of Business, died yesterday at the age of 79. He was a valuable teacher and administrator at the U and will be missed by his many friends and colleagues. Read More

Utah Football Teams-up with Gallivan Center and The Gateway

Utah football fans will be celebrating in downtown Salt Lake City even before the Utes’ first home game against Utah State. The U has teamed up with Salt Lake City, the Gallivan Center and The Gateway this year to throw pre-and-post-game tailgate parties downtown. Read More

Ute Fans to \”Bleed Red for the Community\” Prior to Aug. 28 Game

The University of Utah and Utah State University (USU) will hold a competitive blood drive next week, prior to the football season opener on Aug. 28th between the Utes and the Aggies at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Both university communities, long-time, instate rivals, will cooperatively replenish much-needed local blood supplies. The contest winner will be announced during the Thursday evening game. Last year Utah collected 416 units of blood and USU collected 399 units. Read More