U Alumni Association Board Welcomes Six New Members

Six community leaders and University of Utah graduates have been appointed to serve a three-year term on the U’s Alumni Association Board of Directors (UUAA). The new board members will join the current board of 24 to oversee myriad activities associated with four affiliated boards – the Beehive Honor Society, Emeritus Alumni, Young Alumni, and Student Alumni.

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June, 2006 from the U

Donors Come Through for Block U

The University of Utah, thanks to the help of a generous challenge grant from philanthropists Ira A. and Mary Lou Fulton, has raised the necessary funds to restore the Block U. Work on the restoration project will begin immediately. Read More


The Utah Science Center’s “Science in Society” free public dialog series will present “Fire!” on Thursday July 6, 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

Utah Researchers Show Proteins Spur Blood Vessels, Nerves to Grow in Mice with Diabetes, Vascular Disease

University of Utah researchers have taken a potentially powerful new therapy for treating diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and other illnesses out of the test tube and into animals by demonstrating it restores nerve and blood vessel growth in mice. Read More

Jim Moulin

Drivers on Cell Phones Are as Bad as Drunks

Three years after the preliminary results first were presented at a scientific meeting and drew wide attention, University of Utah psychologists have published a study showing that motorists who talk on handheld or hands-free cellular phones are as impaired as drunken drivers. Read More