Utah Job Market for New Grads Better than National Perspective

The college job forecast from CareerRookie.com, a division of CareerBuilder, finds the overall job market for 2010 college graduates will remain highly competitive, but is showing some signs of improvement. Read More

April, 2010 from the U

U of U Service-Learning Scholars to be Honored for 6,000 Hours of Community Service

Fifteen University of Utah students who completed 400 hours of community service each will be honored at the U’s commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 7, at 9 a.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center on the University of Utah campus. Read More

Video Games Star in Films

The hero of the next movie you watch may have started in video games. On Friday, April 30, University of Utah students will screen short animated films they made with 3-D video game production software for a class on “machinima,” or machine cinema. Read More

U of U Commencement on May 7 to Graduate More than 7,000

Commencement ceremonies at the University of Utah will be held on Friday, May 7, at 9 a.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. The class of 2010, comprised of 7,034 graduates, will receive degrees that morning. The procession of diverse students, who come from 76 countries, 50 U.S. states and 27 of Utah’s 29 counties, will begin at 8:20 a.m. Guests should plan to be in their seats prior to 8:20 a.m. Tickets are not required. Read More

Shigeki Watanabe, the University of Utah

Worm Genes KO’d

Knocking genes out of action allows researchers to learn what genes do by seeing what goes wrong without them. University of Utah biologists pioneered the field. Mario Capecchi won a Nobel Prize for developing knockout mice. Kent Golic found a way to cripple fruit fly genes. Now, biologist Erik Jorgensen and colleagues have devised a procedure for knocking out genes in nematode worms. Read More