The fifth annual 2007 Middle East & Central Asia (MECA) Politics, Economics, and Society Conference will be held at the University of Utah September 6 through 8. Two hundred researchers, academics, journalists, and representatives of public policy and civil society organizations, government officials, members of think tanks and military personnel are expected to attend.

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August, 2007 from the U

New statewide initiative helps underserved high school students get to college

The University of Utah announces the launch of the Utah College Advising Corps (UCAC), a unique statewide initiative designed to increase college enrollment rates in Utah. The new initiative, funded by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, builds on successful partnerships with Utah System of Higher Education institutions to help all high school students including first generation students, students of color, and students facing financial barriers navigate the often difficult process of preparing, applying, and finding financial aid for college. Fourteen full-time College Access Advisors will be placed in high schools throughout the state over the next four years. The Advisors will work directly with students, teachers, parents and administrators to help students gain access to the colleges throughout the state. Read More

Understanding the Shia-Sunni conflict

Iranian studies scholar Dr. Vali Nasr will discuss the Shia-Sunni Conflict and how it contributes to the politics of change in the Middle East at the 15th Reza Ali Khazeni Memorial Lecture Series in Iranian Studies. Two lectures will take place on Thursday, September 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Hinckley Institute of Politics Caucus Room in Orson Spencer Hall, room 255 and Friday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Both lectures are free and open to the public. Read More

U of U researcher wins $19 million NIH grant for HIV research

University of Utah biochemist Wesley I. Sundquist, Ph.D., has been awarded a five-year, $19.2 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to establish an HIV research center to study the structural biology of the AIDS-causing virus. Read More

Andy Clingempeel


Our brightest, most creative children and adults are often being misdiagnosed with behavioral and emotional disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Bipolar, OCD, or Asperger\’s. Many receive unneeded medication and inappropriate counseling as a result, claims Dr. Nadia Webb, Psy.D., neuropsychologist and faculty member at James Madison University. Read More