The University of Utah Welcomes Renowned Scholar, bell hooks, for Weeklong Residency

The University of Utah, in conjunction with the Utah Valley University Honors Program, will welcome renowned author, scholar, cultural critic and social activist, bell hooks, as scholar-in-residence, the week of March 28-April 1, 2011. Known for her passionate thinking and writing, hooks is often identified as one of the nation’s most influential women and leading “public intellectuals.” Her work and writings cover a broad spectrum of topics on gender, race, class, culture, pedagogy and the significance of media for contemporary American and African American cultures. This statewide project is titled, “bell hooks: Critic, Scholar, Educator, and Philosopher.” Read More

March, 2011 from the U
Courtesy of University of Utah Honors College

New Home for U of U Students Hearkens Historic Themes

In ancient Greece, philosophers gathered at the ‘Akademia’, where they developed theories about such things as the natural world, the origins of the universe and man, the virtues of justice and our ability to reason. In the Middle Ages, a piazza – formed by the towers and arcades of a walled city-state – acted as a central place for communication, where thoughts and goods were exchanged, where alliances among the inhabitants of the community were formally announced. Read More

Lawsuit Filed over Omission of Contribution by University Of Utah Scientist on Important Gene Silencing Patents

Two patents for a new approach to the treatment of disease leave out the contribution made by a University of Utah biochemist to this important discovery. The University of Utah, represented by Pepper Hamilton LLP, is asking for redress in a lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts. Read More

Lessons from Japanese Health Care

The University of Utah’s Asia Center is sponsoring a public workshop on Japanese health policy from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 28 and 29, 2011 in the Fort Douglas Heritage Center, Room 1A-1B. This workshop is the first of a series of events that will be held over the next three years on health studies in Japan. Read More

Courtesy of Dave  Becker, of the City of St. George

Graduate Social Work Program Heading for Southern Utah

The University of Utah College of Social Work announced Tuesday that they anticipate offering a Master of Social Work (MSW) program in St. George. Prospective MSW graduate students in Washington County are invited to attend one of two information sessions on Tuesday, March 29, beginning at 9 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. Additionally, representatives from area social service agencies are invited to attend a discussion session the same day from noon to 2 p.m. All sessions will be held at the St. George University of Utah Graduate Center, located at 1071 East 100 South, Suite A100, St. George. Interested parties should RSVP by calling the University of Utah’s MSW program at (801) 581-4908. Read More