U of U Chicano Scholarship Applications Due January 15th

This year the University of Utah will present at least ten Chicano Scholarship Awards of $1,000 each to new freshman, transfer and current University undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarships of lesser value will be awarded as well. The ten scholarships are awarded to high school seniors and other college students who promote the cultural pride and advancement of the Chicano/Latino community. Recipients are selected on the basis of family background, life challenges, scholastic effort, involvement in the Chicano/Latino community and financial need. Read More

December, 2003 from the U

University of Utah Marks 20th Annual Martin Luther King Celebration, January 12-19

Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, headlines a full slate of events to mark the University of Utah’s 20th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, “Looking Back, Moving Forward: Twenty Years of Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations at the University of Utah,” Jan. 12-19. All events are free and open to the public. (See p. 3 for calendar of events.) Read More

In Case Of Heart Attack, Should You Call 911 or Drive to Hospital?

People experiencing chest pain are better off calling 911 and using emergency medical services (EMS) than driving to a hospital, according to a recent study by researchers from the University of Utah medical school and five other institutions. Read More

U of U Strike Gold in California

The University of Utah’s magazine, Continuum, took home gold this past week at the annual CASE District VII Awards Gala and Conference in Los Angeles. Continuum earned top honors in a category that received 30 entries throughout a five-state region, the most submitted in any category for the 2003 CASE District VII Excellence Awards. On hand to accept the gold award for magazine excellence was editor Theresa Desmond, who also accepted the magazine’s silver medal for excellence in magazine writing. Read More

Early Treatment of Blinding Eye Disease in Premature Infants Can Prevent Severe Vision Loss

The results of a clinical trial sponsored by the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, may help ophthalmologists better treat premature infants suffering from a blinding eye disease known as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). The disorder primarily affects premature infants who are born before 31 weeks of gestation and weigh less than 2.75 pounds. Read More