U to Tout Technology to Investors

A “LouseBuster” to kill head lice, a method of finding faulty wires on aircraft and a new way to help surgeons remove tumors completely are among University of Utah inventions that will be presented to potential investors on June 24. Read More

June, 2005 from the U

Tech Spin-off Companies Get Boost

The University of Utah has announced the creation and launch of a competitive grant program designed to enhance the potential success of spin-off companies that use technology created at the University. The program is entitled “Virtual Incubator Projects” (VIP’s) and will allow new spin-off companies to compete for awards of up to $50,000 in research voucher credits for sponsored research at the University. Five VIP’s will be awarded each year for a cumulative program total of $250,000. Read More

Steve Leitch

University Singers Receive Top Honors at International Competition

The University of Utah Singers, a mixed choir made up of 46 University students, recently brought home six awards-including the grand prize-from the Florilege Vocal de Tour International Choir Competition, held in Tours, France, on May 14 and 15. The competition included 18 choirs from 12 nations. The event was part of a month-long European tour for the U students. Read More


New U of U Children’s Book Introduces Higher Education to Young Readers

Last night, at a special gala honoring former Utah Governor Olene Walker and her commitment to children’s literacy, the University of Utah College of Education unveiled a new children’s book, The Adventures of Newton & U. The 28-page, soft-cover book introduces readers to higher education and the University of Utah. Read More

Professors Apply Personal Values to their Business Text and Save Students More than (a Combined) $100,000

Students taking the University of Utah’s summer “Foundations of Business Thought” class, which began three weeks ago, are already deep into the writings of Francis Bacon, Henry David Thoreau and W.E.B. DuBois. What has escaped them is the fact that they saved $30 off the required course book of the same name-thanks to their instructor, U of U Finance Professor Cal Boardman, who spring semester made it a personal crusade to lower the cost of the required text. Over the course of an academic year, students at the U and Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), where a similar, collaborative text is used, will save in excess of a combined $100,000. Read More