Courtesy of Mitch Albom

Esteemed Author Mitch Albom to Deliver 2011 Commencement Address

The University of Utah Board of Trustees announced today that Mitch Albom, celebrated author of “Tuesdays with Morrie” and “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” will deliver the university’s general commencement address on Friday, May 6, 2011. Read More

January, 2011 from the U

People Productions Presents “The Talented Tenth”

People Productions, Utah’s only African American themed theatre, will present Richard Wesley’s The Talented Tenth, as a part of the University of Utah’s 27th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. The play, influenced by an essay by the great African American writer, W.E.B. Du Bois, chronicles a group of successful African American men struggling with success and complacency 25 years after their involvement with Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. Read More

Reaffirming Equal Opportunity: Keeping the Dream Alive

The University of Utah will observe its 27th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration January 17 through 21, 2011. This year’s theme, “Reaffirming Equal Opportunity: Keeping the Dream Alive,” was chosen to help inform current local and national debates about equality and civil rights. The celebration will highlight the contributions and legacy of King, as work continues toward the realization of equal opportunity for all. Read More

Turkey’s Scientist of the Year

CAGAN H. SEKERCIOGLU, a new assistant professor of biology, has been named Turkey’s Scientist of the Year by a media consortium in his homeland of Turkey. The consortium, which includes the NTV-MSNBC news organization, named people of the year in 10 categories (including politician, sportsperson, actor, musician and businessperson). The media group selected Sekercioglu through Read More

U of U Nationally Recognized for Community Engagement

The University of Utah has been given a 2010 Community Engagement classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This is the same organization that classifies the level of institutional research activity, commonly referred to as a “research one” designation. Read More