Hill Air Force Base Closure Would Cost Utah Billions

The Closure of Hill Air Force Base would mean a disaster for Davis County’s economy. That’s the conclusion of a new study entitled \”The Economic, Demographic and Fiscal Impacts of Closing Hill Air Force Base: A Statewide and Regional Analysis,\” by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BEBR) at the University of Utah. The upcoming round of Defense Base Realignments and Closures (BRAC) is threatening the existence of Hill Air Force Base (Hill AFB). The Department of Defense is aggressively approaching this round of BRAC in its attempt to eliminate 20% to 25% of its current capacity. Read More

March, 2004 from the U

U Lecture to Focus on Building Wealth, Not Debt

To build wealth, not debt, think like a millionaire-80 percent of them are “self-made.” Read More


20th Annual Days of Remembrance Activities at U of U Commemorate Victims of the Holocaust

The University of Utah remembers the millions of victims of the Holocaust during its 20th annual Days of Remembrance activities, April 12-16. Events include speakers, readings, a workshop, and film screenings, and, except for the workshop, are free and open to the public. A calendar of events is listed below. Read More

Department of Homeland Security

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge To Speak at U of U Commencement

Today the University of Utah announced that Tom Ridge, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will deliver this year’s commencement address on Friday, May 7, 2004, in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. He will be presented with an honorary Doctorate of Laws. Earlier this month it was announced that former University President Bernie Machen would give the commencement address. Several months ago, Machen, president of the U from 1998 through the end of 2003, invited Ridge to be the U\’s commencement speaker. The Secretary’s office could not confirm his schedule at that time. Machen, who will be in attendance at commencement to accept an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, agreed to give the address if Ridge was unavailable. Ridge’s office confirmed his participation today. Read More

Richard Wacko

Utah Ballet\’s \”Focal Pointe\” to Feature Works of Classical and Contemporary Ballet

The University of Utah’s resident ballet company, Utah Ballet, long recognized as one of the finest collegiate dance troupes in America, will present its spring concert, “Focal Pointe,” in Kingsbury Hall, April 8 through 10, at 7:30 p.m., with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. The program runs 90 minutes. Tickets for the event range from $5 to $12. Tickets are available by calling 801-581-7100, 801-355-ARTS, online at www.kingsburyhall.org, or at any ArtTix outlet. Conrad Ludlow and Richard Wacko, both associate professors in the University’s Ballet Department, are co-artistic directors for the event. Read More