U of U Commencement on May 2 to Graduate More Than 7,300

Commencement ceremonies at the University of Utah will be held on Friday, May 2, at 9 a.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. The class of 2008, comprised of 7,331 graduates, will receive degrees that morning. The procession of diverse students, who come from 73 countries, 50 U.S. states and 26 of Utah’s 29 counties, will begin at 8:30 a.m. Guests should plan to be in their seats prior to 8:30 a.m. Tickets are not required. Read More

April, 2008 from the U

Neighborhood House Children Enjoy Musical “Spell-a-bration” with University of Utah Students

Music, laughter, and smiles await the public at a free “Spell-a-bration” performance on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. in the University of Utah Fine Arts Auditorium. LEAP students at the University of Utah are working with Salt Lake City’s Neighborhood House to host an event that mixes music, dance, painting, photography, and video. Read More

Cinema from Video Games, April 23

Video games aren’t just for play anymore. On Wednesday, April 23, University of Utah students will screen short animated films they made using video games – a technique known as “machinima,” or machine cinema.

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Alone in the Ivory Tower

A new study from the University of Utah shows that women in academia have fewer children compared to other professional women — primarily because it takes longer to achieve the job security of tenure — and concludes that gender equality in the “ivory tower” has come at a cost. Read More

Two Environmental Initiatives to be Announced on Earth Day

Utah’s environment will be the beneficiary of two major university events this coming Earth Day. University of Utah President Michael K. Young will cut the ribbon on the campus’s new cogeneration heat and electricity system and, just minutes later, he will sign the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment. The dual ceremony will be held outside the university’s High Temperature Water Plant on Tues., April 22 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Read More