U Chemist Gains Prestigious Honor

C. Dale Poulter, a distinguished professor of chemistry at the University of Utah, has been elected as a fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read More

May, 2005 from the U

U Announces New Director of Marriott Library

The University of Utah has selected Joyce Ogburn as its new Director of the J. Willard Marriott Library. Ogburn comes to Utah from the University of Washington where she was Associate Director of the Libraries, Resources and Collection Management Services (RCMS). She takes over for Sarah Michalak who left to become university librarian and associate provost for university libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Read More

College of Education to Offer a Series of Summer Institutes for Teachers

The College of Education at the University of Utah will offer three summer institutes, emphasizing various continuing and outreach education for teachers. Read More

Explore Your Dark Side with Caves Exhibit at Utah Museum of Natural History

The public will be able to explore the hidden secrets of caves from May 28 to October 2, 2005 at the Utah Museum of Natural History at the University of Utah. The new display is actually two exhibits entitled The Dark Zone: Discovering Utah’s Caves and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History’s traveling exhibition of Caves: a Fragile Wilderness. Read More

U Researcher Reports Environments that Promote Deep Engagement Yield More “Psychologically Complex” Students

According to a new study issued this month by University of Utah researcher Kevin R. Rathunde and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, world-renowned originator of the concept of “flow,” students in traditional middle schools experience nearly four more hours per week of what was classified as “drudgery” than those enrolled in Montessori middle schools, where students experience more intrinsically motivated deep engagement. (Montessori schools follow the educational philosophy of Italian educator Maria Montessori, who emphasized social interaction and the education of the whole personality, rather than a specific body of knowledge.) Read More