Social Justice: More than Good Intentions

On Friday, April 9, 2010, the University of Utah College of Social Work will present the 9th annual Pete Suazo Social Justice Awards, beginning at 3:00 pm in the Community Meeting Room of the Goodwill Humanitarian Building, 395 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City. The awards were created to honor the life of the late Senator Suazo by recognizing the work of those who fully dedicate themselves to the goal of social and economic justice. This year, the prestigious awards will be presented to four individuals and two organizations: Dhiraj Chand, People’s Market, Cathy Martinez, Disability Law Center, Melissa Bird, and May Romo. Read More

March, 2010 from the U
Jon Chase, Harvard University

Frontiers of Science Lecture: Searching for Earth-like Planets Orbiting Other Suns

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Lecturer: Ronald Walsworth, senior physicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Place: Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building Auditorium, University of Utah Read More

Courtesy of the Hinckley Institute of Politcs at the University of Utah

Harry S Truman Scholarship Awarded to U of U student

Secretary Madeleine K. Albright, president of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, announced University of Utah’s Cody Scott Rogers as one of 54 students selected from more than 3,500 student applicants from 283 U.S. colleges and universities as a 2010 Truman Scholar. Read More

Top Freshmen Entering the U Assured Admittance to Graduate Programs

A newly announced program at the University of Utah guarantees that well-qualified students entering the U as freshmen will be admitted to one of the University’s elite graduate programs upon completion of their undergraduate degree. U President Michael K. Young says the new program will begin this fall, and will be administered by the University’s Honors College under the direction of Dean Martha Bradley. Read More

Courtesy of Tom Vanderbilt

Why We Drive the Way We Do

“Why does the other lane always seem to be moving faster?” asks author Tom Vanderbilt in his recent New York Times bestseller “Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us).” Read More