University of Utah Vision Researchers Identify Genetic Cause of Rare Eye Disease in Utah Family

Vision researchers at the University of Utah’s John A. Moran Eye Center have discovered a gene mutation responsible for causing a rare disease in four generations of a single Utah family. The discovery is reported in a recent issue of The American Journal of Ophthalmology (November 2004). Read More

November, 2004 from the U

Gene Mutations Responsible for Childhood Cataracts Discovered by University of Utah Vision Researchers

Gene mutations responsible for causing cataracts in children have been identified by a team of University of Utah vision researchers. The discovery was reported in a recent issue of The Journal of Medical Genetics. Read More


Virtuoso Series Welcomes Boston Brass

The Virtuoso Series is delighted to host the sensational Boston Brass on November 16, 2004, 7:30 p.m. at Libby Gardner Hall. Read More

Community of Caring Names University of Utah Its New National Headquarters

On Thursday, Nov. 11, Community of Caring, a national K-12, whole school character education program pioneered by Eunice Kennedy Shriver and the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, will announce that it will move its office from its current location in Washington, D.C., to become the National Center for Community of Caring at the University of Utah. The announcement will be made at a news conference at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., in Washington, D.C. Shriver, founder and honorary chair of Community of Caring, and University of Utah President Michael Young will give remarks and answer questions. Read More

Siciliano Lecture at U to Focus on Effect of Globalization on the World’s Workers

The promise of good jobs for American college graduates will not hold true in the future because of greatly increased competition from other countries, according to Richard B. Freeman, Ascherman Professor of Economics at Harvard University. “Globalization is the first step in the loss of U.S. dominance of the world economy. We will no longer have ‘monopoly’ of the best technologies and jobs, and others will come closer to our living standards. Almost every multinational firm realizes this and they are investing overseas,” he says. Read More