Conference to Help Inventors

The annual Edison Conference and Innovation Showcase will be held May 19 and 20 at the University of Utah to help entrepreneurs, researchers and inventors get their products into the marketplace. Read More

April, 2004 from the U
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Michael K. Young Named New President of University of Utah

The State Board of Regents Thursday selected Michael K. Young as the 14th President of the University of Utah. Young, 54, is currently the Dean of the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. President Young will assume his duties this summer. He will succeed J. Bernard Machen, who left January 1 to accept the Presidency of the University of Florida, and Dr. Lorris Betz who has served as Interim President. Dr. Betz will resume his previous roles as Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, Dean of the School of Medicine and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Utah Health System. Read More

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Science in the Clouds

University of Utah meteorologists are using a NASA research jet to examine icy, wispy cirrus clouds high in the atmosphere – a study aimed at determining how much the clouds warm Earth’s climate and how much they cool it. Read More

Eleven Chicano Scholars to be Honored at the U of U on May 14

In 1977, third-year University of Utah law student Andrew A. Valdez was married, had a child and was working full-time-the graveyard shift at the Salt Lake County Jail-to make ends meet. Although he had taken out student loans, he didn’t have enough money to pay tuition for his last semester of law school. That spring Valdez, a student activist, received a University Chicano Scholarship Award-about $500 at the time, which allowed him to finish law school and “put money down on the Bar exam.” Valdez is now a Third District Juvenile Court Judge. Read More

U\’s Presidents Circle to Become a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Sixty-seven piñatas, a live Mariachi band and traditional Mexican desserts will transform the University of Utah’s Presidents Circle into “Little Mexico” for a Cinco de Mayo fiesta. More than 1,700 third- and fourth-graders from Title I schools across the Salt Lake Valley will take part in the May 4 party, hosted by Kingsbury Hall, located at 1395 E. Presidents Circle, on the University campus, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Before the fiesta, students will attend a free performance by Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz, a Hispanic dance company from Veracruz, Mexico. At 11:15 a.m. the students will enjoy their own sack lunches on the grassy area of Presidents Circle, followed by the festivities. Read More