Middle East Center Turns 50

Fifty years ago the Middle East Center at the University of Utah was founded to to enhance awareness of the Middle East, its diverse peoples and cultures. The center promotes both specialized knowledge and public understanding of this crucial area of the world, which includes the Arab states, Turkey, Iran and Israel. Read More

October, 2010 from the U
Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah

Getting the Big Picture Quickly

University of Utah computer scientists developed software that quickly edits “extreme resolution imagery” – huge photographs containing billions to hundreds of billions of pixels or dot-like picture elements. Until now, it took hours to process these “gigapixel” images. The new software needs only seconds to produce preview images useful to doctors, intelligence analysts, photographers, artists, engineers and others. Read More

Dr. Barlow Bradford Named Visiting Professor of Choral Studies

The School of Music at the University of Utah has announced the appointment of Barlow Bradford as visiting professor of choral studies. One of Utah’s most prominent and successful conductors, he will assume his duties on November 1. Read More

University of Utah Elections Experts Cover Issues from American Indian Voting to Water Politics

In the heart of the western United States resides a diverse collection of election and political commentators. Experts from the University of Utah are available to national and local media on wide-ranging topics involving races in the state, the West and across the country before and following the pivotal midterm elections on November 2, 2010. Read More

Courtesy of Greater Talent Network

McMurrin Lecture Explores the Future of Islam

Acclaimed author Reza Aslan will give this year’s Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture on Religion and Culture, sponsored by the University of Utah’s Tanner Humanities Center. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be held on Monday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Salt Lake City Main Library’s Nancy Tessman auditorium, 210 East 400 South. Read More