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Rosie Joe House to Receive AIA Award this Weekend

A home University of Utah architecture graduate students built for Rosie Joe and her family in Bluff, Utah, a small town located in the San Juan River Valley, is receiving yet another award. On Saturday, Hank Louis, University College of Architecture + Planning (CA+P) adjunct professor, will accept an award from The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Western Mountain Region (WMR) at an awards banquet at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Read More

August, 2005 from the U

Engineering Program Climbs in National Ranking

The latest issue of U.S. News & World Report/America’s Best Colleges shows the University of Utah’s engineering program is continuing to climb in its annual rankings. The undergraduate program is ranked 57th nationally this year for public schools whose highest degree is a doctorate. That’s a jump of three spots from the year before and 10 spots over the last two years. Read More

New Teachers Trained at the U Achieve Nearly-Perfect Pass Rate on State-Mandated Test

The 2005 graduates of the University of Utah’s College of Education teacher education program performed extremely well as a class on the newly state-mandated PRAXIS PLT II Principles of Learning and Teaching exam. One hundred percent of University of Utah early childhood teachers, 98 percent of elementary teachers and 98 percent of secondary teachers passed the test at the required state level the first time they took the examination. Read More

“Love in Later Life” Just One of the Many Courses Offered through U’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

This fall, mature learners at the University of Utah will study whether Robert Browning’s words “Grow old with me! The best is yet to be,” are really true. The “Love in Later Life” students will explore falling in love, beliefs about romantic love, normal age-related changes and the love experience, mature love and desire, marriage in later life, love in poetry and literature, betrayal, Internet dating and the emotional, cognitive and sexual aspects of romance. The course, taught by Amanda Barusch, a U professor of social work and a researcher on aging, is not a how-to class, Barusch notes, but one that will explore the personal relevance of current research and theory relating to love in later life. Read More

$22.5 Million Gift to University of Utah School of Medicine Will Help Recruit and Retain Top Faculty Members

A $22.5 million gift to the University of Utah School of Medicine will help the school recruit and retain top researchers and clinicians in a variety of fields, according to University officials who announced the gift today at a special ceremony. The donation is from the estate of the late Arthur E. Benning and is in honor of Mr. Benning’s parents, H.A. and Edna Benning. Read More