Wade Davis

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence to Present at Annual U of U Lyceum Lecture

Wade Davis, a distinguished explorer-in-residence at The National Geographic Society, will present the third University of Utah Lyceum II Lecture in Environmental Humanities on Tuesday, March 7, at 7 p.m., at the Salt Lake City Main Public Library, 210 E. 400 S. The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so those planning to attend should arrive early to ensure a seat. Read More

February, 2006 from the U

U of U Expert’s Book Shares Secrets To Aging Positively

For some, the senior years are viewed as anything but “golden.” But in his new book Positive Aging: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Consumers, to be issued this week, University of Utah researcher Robert D. Hill offers a new framework for understanding the process of growing old-one that focuses on achieving and fostering an affirmative mindset about how to live into one’s later years. Read More

Outdoor Recreation Program Hosts 2006 Banff Film Festival World Tour

The 30th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival will make an appearance at Kingsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Utah thanks to the school’s Outdoor Recreation Program (ORP). Read More

Orlando Rivera, University of Utah Diversity Pioneer, Dies

Orlando A. Rivera, former associate vice president of Academic Affairs and a pioneer in the early history of the Ethnic Studies programs at the University of Utah, died Sunday, Feb. 12, at his home in Bountiful, Utah. Read More

Compelling Lectures Focus of Founders Day Commemoration

Founders Day at the University of Utah will be celebrated this year with a series of compelling lectures by distinguished alumni. One of the talks, by author Matthew R. Simmons, deals with a topic of great importance today to people all over the world-Middle East oil. Simmons will discuss his much heralded book, Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy. The lecture is set for Feb. 22 at the Hinckley Institute of Politics, 255 Orson Spencer Hall, at 2 p.m. Read More