Jon and Karen Huntsman

Jon and Karen Huntsman Make $41 Million Donation to Cancer Research

Officials at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah today announced a gift of $41 million from Utah philanthropists Jon and Karen Huntsman. Read More

April, 2011 from the U

Renowned U of U Researchers in Electrochemistry and AIDS

Two University of Utah professors internationally regarded for their research on the AIDS virus and the microscale and nanoscale domains of electrochemistry have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read More

Technology Commercialization Office Seeks New Director

The Technology Venture Development office at the University of Utah (the U) is searching for a new director of its Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) after Brian Cummings announced recently he will become the new vice president for commercialization at Ohio State University (OSU.) He starts the new job June 1. Read More

Courtesy of Urban  Ecology course students, 2010

U of U Earth Fest Includes Green Redesign of Library Plaza

On Friday a University of Utah staff member will get to see the realization of a vision she and her classmates had when she was the senior class president on campus. At the time, Erica Andersen and the 2010 senior class gifted a “re-imagined” plaza outside the east entrance of the J. Willard Marriott Library. At 12:45 p.m. on April 22, a ground-breaking ceremony for the project will be held at Library Plaza. David Chapman, distinguished professor of geology and geophysics, will provide remarks. Read More

Courtesy of Janelle Seegmiller, U of Utah, and Daniel Simons, U of Illinois

Missing the Gorilla

University of Utah psychologists have learned why many people experience “inattention blindness” – the phenomenon that leaves drivers on cell phones prone to traffic accidents and makes a gorilla invisible to viewers of a famous video. Read More