UNP TO CELEBRATE FIVE YEARS OF PARTNERSHIPS WITH ANNIVERSARY DINNER

University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Thursday, November 1, 2007 with a dinner for founding donors and current partners at Red Butte Garden. Vice President for University Relations and UNP Board of Advisors co-chair Fred Esplin will welcome the 150 guests as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. UNP founding director Irene Fisher will announce the creation of the UNP Pathfinder Scholarship Fund, which is slated to provide tuition and fee assistance to west Salt Lake youth and adults pursuing pre-college exposure to higher education through classes, field trips, institutes and other educational programs beginning in 2008.

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October, 2007 from the U

MOLECULAR CONDOM MAY BE COMMERCIALIZED UNDER UTAH-INDIA DEAL

Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman’s ongoing trade delegation to India will initiate a long-term international collaboration with that country and the University of Utah. During the trade mission, Jack Brittain, vice president of technology venture development at the University of Utah will sign four memorandums of understanding between the University of Utah and four reputable Indian companies: Globerian, Global Health Private Ltd. MediCity, Manipal AcuNova Ltd., and Pregna International. Gov. Huntsman will witness each of the signings to take place in Mumbai and New Delhi, India. Read More

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SCIENTISTS ALTER SEXUAL ORIENTATION IN WORMS

University of Utah biologists genetically manipulated nematode worms so the animals were attracted to worms of the same sex – part of a study that shows sexual orientation is wired in the creatures’ brains. Read More

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PRESS PUBLISHES FOUR AWARD-WINNERS

Reverend France Davis’s biography, France Davis: An American Story Told, received the 2006 Utah Book Award in non-fiction. The Utah Book Award, given through the Utah Center for the Book, was established to honor outstanding achievements by Utah writers and to recognize books written with a Utah theme or setting. The award was presented to Rev. Davis yesterday at the Utah Humanities Book Festival held at the Salt Lake Public Library. Read More

FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS & 5K HIGHLIGHT WELLNESS WEEK AT THE U

University of Utah students, faculty, staff and the greater community can learn more about health and wellness during the U’s Wellness Week, Oct. 29 through November 3 on the U of U campus.

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