PRIDE 2006 at the U to Focus on “Reaching Out”

In conjunction with National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11, the University of Utah Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center will present a series of PRIDE 2006 lectures, activities and performances, running from Oct. 8 through 25. Read More

September, 2006 from the U

U of U Siciliano Forum to Feature Voting Rights Expert

Laughlin McDonald, the director of the Voting Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Atlanta, has represented minorities in numerous discrimination cases and argued cases before the United States Supreme Court. He has testified repeatedly before Congress and written for scholarly and popular publications on civil liberties issues. Read More

Possibility of a ‘Western Super Tuesday’ to be Explored at Upcoming U of U Symposium

Unlike Iowa and New Hampshire, which lead the nation in choosing early presidential candidates, the West has, because of much later primary election dates, had the least impact on the presidential nomination process. But that may change if Western states unite behind a common primary date. Read More

U of U Presents Two Lectures on Gifted Children

Eleven-year-old Michael was frustrated in school. A bright and talented boy, he was having problems reading and writing and made “careless errors” in math. He began calling himself “stupid” and “dumb.” His parents persisted in finding a reason for his challenges, so took him to visit physicians and learning specialists Brock and Fernette Eide, who confirmed Michael’s tremendous strengths as a learner, but also discovered the root of his problems: dyslexia. Read More

U of U to Revive Frederick W. Reynolds Lecture

On September 26, Continuing Education at the University of Utah will continue its celebration of “100 years of changing minds” with the rebirth of the popular Frederick W. Reynolds Lecture. Established in 1936, the Reynolds Lecture was originally developed for members of the faculty to present important, timely subjects to audiences of their peers and the public. This year’s lecture will continue on this theme, tracing the roots of contemporary issues within the Latino/a community in the southwestern U.S. back to the clash of indigenous tribes and Europeans. Read More