Theresa Martinez Charged with Recruiting and Retaining First-Generation College Students

Theresa A. Martinez, University of Utah associate professor of sociology, has been named associate dean of undergraduate studies for outreach, a new position recently created at the U. Read More

September, 2004 from the U

U College of Health Team Reminds School Children: Carrying Heavy Backpacks Unhealthy

“What’s in your backpack?” It’s a question worth asking school children as a way of reminding them that heavy backpacks, combined with a sedentary lifestyle, don’t make for healthy backs, according to experts from the University of Utah College of Health’s Division of Occupational Therapy. Read More

Operation Dangling Dino

After 12 months and 1,000 hours of strenuous and tedious excavation work performed by 40 staff and volunteers of the University of Utah’s Utah Museum of Natural History and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, a 75-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton will be transported from its resting place in The Blues area of southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM). Read More

U School of Medicine to Offer Master’s Degree in Genetic Counseling

As research on human genes advances, awareness of genetic diseases and the need for highly qualified genetic counselors increase. In anticipation of this demand, the University of Utah School of Medicine is offering the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling beginning next fall. Read More

Summit to Focus on Resolving Conflicts

When public organizations are unable to resolve disputes, litigation often results, a costly outcome for both government and the public. The annual summit of the Utah Intergovernmental Roundtable will offer an overview and discussion of alternative approaches to litigation, including Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). This year’s event, “Us vs. Them: Helping Organizations Resolve Their Conflicts,” will be held on Thursday, Sept. 30, from 7:45 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the Utah State Office Building, 450 N. Columbus Str. (50 E.), directly north of the Capitol. The meeting will be held in the first floor auditorium. Parking is available in the lot on the corner of Main Street and 500 N. Cost to attend the summit is $50, with student discounts offered. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 801-585-7764. Read More