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Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Utah Copper Donates $15 Million to the Utah Museum of Natural History in Salt Lake City

Kennecott Utah Copper announces a $15 million donation to support the new Utah Museum of Natural History at the University of Utah. When the museum building opens in 2011 in upper Research Park, it will be named the Utah Museum of Natural History at the Rio Tinto Center. Rio Tinto is the parent company of Utah companies Kennecott Utah Copper, Kennecott Land Company and Kennecott Exploration. The donation continues Kennecott’s 30-year support of the Museum and represents the largest single corporate donation in the University’s history. Read More

May, 2008 from the U

Residential Construction Sees Record-breaking Decline

Residential construction in Utah is falling at a record-breaking pace as conditions have moved from an orderly correction to a serious contraction. The first quarter of 2008 reported a 58.2 percent year-over decline in total residential building permits (homes, twin homes, condominiums and apartments). Read More

Michaal A. Dunn

Linda Dunn Named New Director of U’s Bennion Center

Linda Poulson Dunn, vice president of Dunn Communications and recent executive director of Utah Campus Compact, has been named director of the University of Utah’s Lowell Bennion Community Service Center. She succeeds Marshall Welch, who served as the program’s director since 2001. Dunn will assume the position on May 12. Read More

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University of Utah Announces Appointments to American Indian Programs

The University of Utah announced today the appointment of Nola Lodge as the director of American Indian Teacher Education (AITE) in the College of Education and Lena Judee as the coordinator for American Indian students in the Center for Ethnic Student Affairs (CESA).

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University of Utah’s Alumni Association Announces Eight New Board Members

The University of Utah Alumni Association welcomed eight new board members during its annual meeting Wednesday night. The Association also named a new board president, Michele Mattsson, and vice president, Rex Thornton.

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