Donna Coveney, MIT News Office

Is Global Warming Making Hurricanes Stronger?

Lecturer: Kerry A. Emanuel, professor of atmospheric science, MIT, Cambridge, Mass.
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building Auditorium, University of Utah Read More

March, 2007 from the U

A Calculation the Size of Manhattan

A group of 18 researchers — including University of Utah mathematician Peter Trapa — has solved a math problem so complicated that the calculation, if written out, would cover an area the size of Manhattan. It also is 60 times larger than the amount of information in the human genome, or human genetic blueprint. Read More

Listening to the Earth

There is no language more universal than dance and the University of Utah’s (the U) department of modern dance is using this language to inspire and involve more than 220 students at Edison Elementary School in a production of Tandy Beal’s “Listening to the Earth.” The performance will take place Saturday, March 17 at 2 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall. Read More

Utah Biologist is Harvard Foundation’s Scientist of the Year

University of Utah biologist Baldomero “Toto” Olivera, who looks for possible new medicines in the toxins of venomous sea-dwelling cone snails, has been named Scientist of the Year by Harvard University’s Harvard Foundation. Read More


U of U Names New Associate Vice President for the Office of Diversity

It was announced today that Octavio Villalpando, an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, has been selected as the new Associate Vice President for Diversity at the University of Utah. Senor Vice President for Academic Affairs, David W. Pershing, made the announcement saying, “Professor Villalpando will be a strong addition to my Academic Leadership team and to the University leadership in general.” Read More