U of U Commencement on May 5 to Graduate More than 7,300

Commencement ceremonies at the University of Utah will be held on Friday, May 5, at 9 a.m., in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. The class of 2006, comprised of 7,332 graduates, will receive degrees that morning. The procession of diverse students, who come from 66 countries, 50 U.S. states and 25 of Utah\’s 29 counties, will begin at 8:20 a.m. Guests should plan to be in their seats prior to 8:30 a.m. Tickets are not required. Read More

April, 2006 from the U

City Manager’s Cup Goes to the U, Defeats Rival in Contest

Pitting rivals University of Utah and Brigham Young University in the academic arena, the Utah City Manager\’s Cup is no less intense than a good sports match. In a battle of public management ideas, U of U MPA (Master of Public Administration) students Matt McEwen and Michael Florence won the traveling Cup held annually by the Utah City Manager\’s Association (UCMA). Read More

Hurricane Forecasts Improved by Utah Meteorologist

A method to improve forecasts of when and where hurricanes will make landfall — and how strong they will be at the time — has been devised by Zhaoxia Pu, an assistant professor of meteorology at the University of Utah. Read More

David J. Warren

U to Help Build Bionic Arm

University of Utah researchers will receive up to $10.3 million to help develop a new prosthetic arm that would work, feel and look like a real arm. The Utah work is a key part of a U.S. Department of Defense contract worth up to $55 million to develop the new device for soldiers and potentially others whose arms were amputated. Read More

U Teams with German Institute

The University of Utah College of Engineering has entered into cooperative research agreements so that a branch of Europe\’s leading contract research organization – MP3 pioneer Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft – can establish a laboratory at the Salt Lake City campus. Read More