Courtesy of U of U Alumni Association

Founders Day 2009 Celebrates Distinguished and Honorary Alumni

The University of Utah Alumni Association will celebrate Founders Day, which commemorates the founding of the University of Utah in 1850, on Tuesday, February 24, at 6 p.m., at the Little America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. Honoring alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally and individually, the event will acknowledge Richard E. Kendell, William J. Rutter, Beverley Taylor Sorenson, Andrew A. Valdez; as well as an honorary alumni couple-Chase N. and Grethe Ballif Peterson. In addition, special guests Coach Kyle Whittingham and the 2008 University of Utah Football Team will be recognized with the Distinguished Achievement Award for their phenomenal success during the 2008 football season, capped by a stunning victory over fourth-ranked Alabama in the 2009 Sugar Bowl on January 2. Read More

February, 2009 from the U

U Receives $3M from Marriott Family Foundations to Support Music Scholarships, Student Performing Arts Productions and Kingsbury Hall

The University of Utah announced today that The Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation, The Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation and The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation have together pledged $3 million to the University to establish an endowment that will support scholarships in the School of Music, student performance productions and Kingsbury Hall’s main programming season. In recognition, the auditorium at historic Kingsbury Hall has been named the Nancy Peery Marriott Auditorium. Read More

University of Utah Center for Public Policy and Administration

State of the State According to Utahns

The Center for Public Policy & Administration at The University of Utah recently completed a survey of Utahns to measure the public’s attitudes and opinions about many of the issues facing the state this year. Read More

Statement on the Passing of Dr. Willem J. Kolff, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Bioengineering, Surgery and Medicine

The thoughts and prayers of the faculty, staff and students at the University of Utah are with Dr. Kolff’s family as we mourn the loss of this remarkable man. While we mourn his loss, we also celebrate his extraordinary achievements and the impact his work has had on millions of people around the world. Read More

Genes Shed Light on Social Behavior, Visual-Spatial Performance in Williams Syndrome

Unraveling the genetics of social behavior and cognitive abilities, researchers at the University of Utah and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have traced the role of two genes,GTF2I and GTF2IRD, in a rare genetic disorder known as Williams Syndrome. Read More