Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Studies Charles A. Wight has been selected from a pool of nearly a dozen candidates to be the new Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Utah. He replaces David Chapman who will return to teaching and academic research. Read More

May, 2009 from the U

Extra Gene May Explain Why Down’s Syndrome Patients are Much Less Susceptible to Most Cancers

A study by a group of national and international researchers has identified, in part, why Down’s syndrome patients rarely get most types of cancer: an extra copy of a gene they carry helps suppress tumor growth by stopping blood vessel formation. Read More

Courtesy of Taylor Randall

David Eccles School of Business Welcomes New Dean

Taylor Randall, associate dean of academic affairs at the David Eccles School of Business, will replace Jack Brittain as the dean of the David Eccles School of Business on July 1, 2009. While Randall will not formally become dean until July 1, he will be in the leadership role immediately with Brittain’s support as he makes the transition. Read More

The University of Utah’s Alumni Association Welcomes Six New Board Members

The University of Utah Alumni Association recently welcomed six prominent U of U alumni to its Board of Directors. In addition to assisting with the myriad activities sponsored by the Association throughout the year, they represent the Association across campus and in the community. The six new members, representing professionals in the fields of business, law, and education, join 18 other U of U alumni currently active on the board. Read More

Big Survey of Utah’s Gay, Bisexual Men

The University of Utah and community groups statewide plan to survey 1,000 gay and bisexual men about their health risks starting June 6 in an effort to better target future services such as education to prevent AIDS. Read More