U of U Names Kim Wirthlin to Top Posts in Government Relations, Health-Care Communications

Kim Wirthlin has been named University of Utah Vice President for Government Relations and Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications at the school’s Health Sciences Center. In announcing the newest addition to his cabinet, University President Michael K. Young said, “This new cabinet post will streamline our campus-wide government affairs efforts under one roof and demonstrates the importance our institution places on legislative relationships on the state and federal levels.” Read More

April, 2005 from the U

Robot Wrestling at the U

Robots will engage in sumo wrestling, toy cougars will be catapulted through the air, eggs will survive or splatter during “Egglympic” events and students will present design projects on Friday, April 22 during the University of Utah’s eighth annual Department of Mechanical Engineering Design Day. Read More


Kirk L. Jowers Named Director of U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics

President Michael K. Young and the Board of Trustees of the University of Utah today announced that Kirk Lincoln Jowers has been selected as the fourth director of the University’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. Jowers was a 1992 magna cum laude graduate from the University of Utah who majored in political science, was a Harry S. Truman Scholar and served as a Hinckley Institute intern in Washington, D.C. with former U.S. Representative Jim Hansen. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1995 where he was associate editor of the International Law Journal and served as a student advocate in the Legal Services Center. Read More

University of Utah Receives $7 Million Gift From Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles

University of Utah President Michael K. Young last night announced a personal gift of $7 million from U alumni Spencer and Cleone Eccles. This gift, committed confidentially last summer, provides major funding for the new, state-of-the-art Health Sciences Education Building for the U’s nationally ranked medical, nursing, pharmacy, and health training programs. The gift was announced by Young at a dinner capping off a week-long celebration on his inauguration as the 14th president of the University of Utah. Read More


Public Invited to Book Signing for David P. Gardner

A reception and book signing celebrating the release of Earning My Degree: Memoirs of an American University President, by University of Utah Emeritus David P. Gardner, will be held on Thursday, April 28, from 4 until 6 p.m. The event will take place in the Gould Auditorium of the University’s Marriott Library, 295 S. 1500 E., on the University of Utah campus. The reception will be hosted by current University President Michael K. Young, College of Education Dean David J. Sperry and the faculty of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. Read More