U President Michael K. Young Appointed to East-West Center’s Board of Governors

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice recently appointed University of Utah President Michael K. Young to the East-West Center’s (EWC) Board of Governors. One of four new members on the board, Young joins Lori Forman, Microsoft director of community affairs for Asia; Theodore B. Lee, president of the Urban Land Company in San Francisco and Las Vegas, and S. Linn Williams, executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer of the Mirant Corporation in a three-year term on the board. Read More

January, 2008 from the U
J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

U of U’s Automated Library System Proves Technology and Books Go Well Together

Students at the University of Utah\’s J. Willard Marriott Library can now get their books with a simple \”click\” through the library\’s new Automated Retrieval Center (ARC)–the largest library robotic storage and retrieval system in North America. The University of British Columbia\’s library unit comes in second. Read More

Jose Alvarez Alonso

U Lands $21.2M Software Grant

The University of Utah has been awarded a software gift valued at $21.2 million from Landmark, a product service line of Halliburton’s Drilling and Evaluation Division. The three-year, renewable donation provides advanced software, including maintenance and support, to students and researchers in the College of Engineering and the College of Mines and Earth Sciences, especially those that focus on studying energy development. The software is used to help find oil and gas resources more efficiently.

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Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Appeals for Trolley Square Victims Filed by Law Professor

Paul Cassell, a professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah and nationally recognized crime expert on victims’ rights, announced today that the Tenth Circuit has just released a ruling rejecting his appeal on behalf of Trolley Square crime victims. Read More

Wayne Davis

Proton Powered Pooping

Muscles usually contract when a neurotransmitter molecule is released from nerve cells onto muscle cells. But University of Utah scientists discovered that bare subatomic protons can act like larger, more complex neurotransmitters, making gut muscles contract in tiny round worms so the worms can poop. Read More