What does the face of the American West look like in 2008? What has influenced its evolution and where is it headed?
Only one day into the new year and honors students at the University of Utah are pondering the increasingly complex topic of immigration and the American West in a forum titled \”New Meanings of the American West.” The forum, to be held Jan. 2-5, will take place in the Commanders House at the Historic Fort Douglas at the University of Utah. Media are welcome. A complete schedule of events is included below. Read More

December, 2007 from the U
Solomon Gera

Evolution Tied to Earth Movement

Scientists long have focused on how climate and vegetation allowed human ancestors to evolve in Africa. Now, University of Utah geologists are calling renewed attention to the idea that ground movements formed mountains and valleys, creating environments that favored the emergence of humanity. Read More

Help for Patients with Multiple Myeloma

Patients diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an often deadly bone marrow cancer, rarely live more than three years after diagnosis if treated with conventional chemotherapy or even some of the newer drug therapies. However, a new program at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah is now providing another treatment option that offers hope to multiple myeloma patients-a chance to live 10 or more years following diagnosis. Read More

Kennecott’s West Bench Development to Change the Face of West Side

Kennecott Land\’s West Bench development will have a major beneficial impact on Salt Lake County and the state of Utah according to a new study of the project by the University of Utah\’s Bureau of Economic Business Research (BEBR.) The study, done at the request of Kennecott Land, shows the long-term projected economic and demographic impacts (including multiplier effects) of the project.

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U of U Names Director for American Indian Resource Center

The University of Utah announced today that Beverly Fenton has been selected as the director of the American Indian Resource Center (AIRC). Fenton becomes the first director since the center was established in January 1996 to aid in the recruitment, retention, and support of American Indian students. She begins work on January 2, 2008.

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