Courtesy of Blessed Sacrament Catholic School

National Organizations Recognize Two Utah Schools as ‘Schools of Character’

Two Utah schools will be honored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Center for Community of Caring housed at the University of Utah as the Utah State Schools of Character (SSOC) 2011. Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Sandy and Mountainville Academy in Alpine will be recognized at a ceremony on April 6, 2011 at the University of Utah. Daybreak Elementary in South Jordan received an honorable mention. Read More

March, 2011 from the U
Courtesy of Karen Stephenson

Tribes to Wall Street: A Corporate Anthropologist’s Use of Social Networks

When we think of anthropology, we might think about someone digging in the dirt to uncover facts about the social makeup of ancient civilizations or studying tribes in remote parts of the world that have never been touched by any other humans. On April 4 and 5, Karen Stephenson will highlight a side of anthropology that is getting more attention of late: the study of human interaction in a corporate setting and how social networks might play into it. Read More

U College of Law Students’ Judgment Tested on Terrorism Threats

Students at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will put their legal education and training to the test in lifelike, high-intensity terror attack situations involving legal and ethical dilemmas. The counter-terrorism simulation will take place on Friday, April 1, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (6:00 p.m. GMT) at the U of U campus. Read More

Health Policy Guru to Address Challenges of Landmark Law

Passage may have been the easy part. Implementing the landmark health care legislation to uphold its promise – extending access to quality care while reining in out-of-control costs – is the more difficult challenge. A high-profile guest and a panel of experts at the University of Utah will analyze why it will require a major transformation in the delivery of health care to keep that promise. Read More

Impacts of University of Utah startups ‘significant and impressive’

A new report by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) concludes that the economic impacts of startup companies at the University of Utah (the U) are “significant and impressive.” The study indicates university startup companies directly or indirectly generated 15,767 jobs, $754.5 million in personal income and $76.6 million in tax revenue in 2009. The full analysis covers 188 companies and invention licenses created since 1970. Read More