Sorenson Legacy Foundation Gives University of Utah $15 Million

The University of Utah has announced that the Sorenson Legacy Foundation has made the lead donation of $15 million to begin constructing a sophisticated 193,000-sq. ft. biomedical and neurosciences building designed to help create and develop the next wave of health sciences technology. Named the James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building in honor of Utah’s world-renowned medical device inventor and entrepreneur, the facility will become the heart of the state’s $500 million Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR), and will anchor the university’s new “Interdisciplinary Quadrangle” on 11 acres bridging upper and lower campus. The announcement came Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 during the university’s “Together We Reach” fund-raising campaign gala.

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October, 2008 from the U

Bazaars of the Middle East

The great bazaars of the Middle East are hubs for trading spices, jewelry, cloth, exotic carpets, sharing new technologies or exchanging philosophy. Historically, these markets are where diverse cultures came into contact with and learned from each other. Read More

Building Rehab and Restore: The Highest and Most Sophisticated Form of Recycling

In his new book, Historic Preservation Technology, Robert Young, University of Utah associate professor of architecture demonstrates that historic preservation and the rehabilitation of buildings is one of the most sophisticated means of materials recycling on the planet. Read More

Free Health Screenings, Flu Shots & 5K Highlight Wellness Week at the U

University of Utah students, faculty, staff and the greater community can learn more about health and wellness during the U’s Wellness Week, Oct. 27 through Nov. 1 on the U of U campus. Read More

Old Media, New Media

Professor John D. Peters, a renowned media historian and social theorist, will present the communication department’s 22nd annual B. Aubrey Fisher Memorial Lecture, titled Old Media, New Media on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 1110 of the Language and Communication Building (LNCO). The event is free and open to the public.

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