U of U to Offer Annual Lectures on Middle East Perspectives on Regional Issues and U.S. Policies

The next speaker in the Middle East lecture series at the University of Utah will be Shahram Chubin, director of studies at the Geneva Center for Security Policy, speaking on Iranian perspectives concerning regional issues and U.S. Policies this Thursday, March 2. The lecture will begin at 3 p.m., in the Hinckley Institute of Politics Caucus room, 255 Orson Spencer Hall (OSH), on the University campus. The lecture series is free and open to the public. Read More

February, 2006 from the U

Hiram E. Chodosh Named Dean of S. J. Quinney College of Law

Hiram E. Chodosh has been appointed the new dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Chodosh comes to the U from the School of Law at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he is the Joseph C. Hostetler – Baker & Hostetler Professor of Law and serves as associate dean for academic affairs. “We are extraordinarily fortunate in hiring Hiram Chodosh. He is an internationally recognized legal scholar and administrator who brings an exceptional breadth and depth of experience to the S.J. Quinney College of Law. His guidance and leadership will be foundational in moving our College of Law into the elite of public universities in America,” said University of Utah President Michael K Young. Read More

Start-up Company at the U Seeks Stem-cell Solutions to Restoring Kidney Functions

Restoring kidney function with stem cells could be as easy as donating blood. Nephrogen, LLC is a new biotechnology start-up company located in Research Park at the University of Utah. Scientists at Nephrogen are exploring the therapeutic potential of adult stem cells collected from blood. The technology of Nephrogen is based on the collaboration of two physicians; one from the University of Utah, and the other from Germany (the University of Hamburg). Dr. Christof Westenfelder is a professor of medicine and physiology at the University of Utah as well as section chief of Nephrology at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City. Partner, Dr. Axel Zander is also a professor of medicine and the director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the University of Hamburg in Germany. Read More


The Utah Science Center’s “Science in Society” free public dialogue series will present “The Shaky Wasatch,” Thursday March 2, 2006 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the auditorium of the main downtown Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 East 400 South. Read More

University of Utah Celebrates International Week

The International Center at the University of Utah will host the 2006 International Week celebration Monday, February 27, through Friday, March 3. University President, Michael K. Young, will kick off the week long festivities on Monday at noon in the Union building dining area by announcing the names of fifteen study abroad scholarship winners. Immediately following Young’s remarks the African Student Association will present “Africa Day” featuring African inspired performances and food. International Week events highlight international students at the University as well as international opportunities for University of Utah students, staff and faculty. Read More