Allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer movement will be celebrated at this year’s annual Awareness Campaign at the University of Utah. “ACT OUT,” the theme of this year’s Ally Week, will run March 31 through April 4. All events are free and open to the public.

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March, 2008 from the U

Did Dr. King Die in Vain?

April 4 marks the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death. To commemorate his impact on life in America now and in the future, the University of Utah law school is bringing together a diverse group of authorities to examine provocative questions about race, education, housing and security in light of current American legal issues. The program will feature Julian Bond, National Chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Avery Friedman, civil rights attorney and CNN National Correspondent; and Col. Morris Davis, the former chief military prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Read More

Project Youth

Research shows that sixth grade is the delicate age at which students either buckle down and focus on their futures, or fall away from plans for higher education. To help sixth-graders envision themselves as future college students, the University of Utah has invited 1,500 students from Title I schools to sample its campus, facilities and courses for one day. Read More

Perspectives on Policy and Society in the Middle East

The University of Utah’s 2007-2008 Middle East Lecture Series concludes this April with three lectures that will examine varying perspectives on policy and society in the Middle East. Each lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in the Hinckley Caucus Room, 255 Orson Spencer Hall, and is free and open to the public.

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University of Utah Blankets U.S. News Rankings

The latest issue of U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools ranks programs at the University of Utah 27 times, far more than any other school in Utah. Read More