The University of Utah

Hardman Named Dean of U of U College of Education

Michael L. Hardman, professor and chair of the University of Utah\’s Department of Special Education and the Department of Teaching and Learning, has been named dean of the U\’s College of Education. Hardman replaces Dean Ted Packard, who has served as interim dean since May 2006, when former Dean David J. Sperry took a leave from the U and was hired as a scholar in residence by the Board of Regents. Read More

March, 2007 from the U
Nadja Schilling

These Legs were Made for Fighting

Ape-like human ancestors known as australopiths maintained short legs for 2 million years because a squat physique and stance helped the males fight over access to females, a University of Utah study concludes. Read More

Demographic and Socioeconomic Study Completed to Prepare Salt Lake County Government for Coming Age Wave

The University of Utah’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) has just released an extensive demographic and socioeconomic study of Salt Lake County. The purpose of the study-commissioned by the County’s Aging Services Division-is to prepare all aspects of Salt Lake County and its local government entities for the coming age wave by building a better foundation of information for programs and services administered by Salt Lake County and local governments. Read More

Bright Future, Brilliant Past

The University of Utah’s College of Social Work has cause to cheer this week as it celebrates its 70th anniversary and capital campaign announcement at a party on Wednesday, March 7, from 2 to 3 p.m. to be held in the College of Social Work atrium, 395 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City. Read More

College of Humanities Takes Steps to Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Preserve the Rain Forest

Students, faculty, and staff at the University of Utah will come together to rally support for a new partnership to preserve the Costa Rican rain forest and at the same time reduce greenhouse gases believed to cause global warming. The College of Humanities, along with Salt Lake City Corporation, is entering into an agreement with Pax Natura Foundation to support its Costa Rica carbon sequestration project. Read More