Courtesy of New York University

New University of Utah Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Brings Distinguished Record in Medicine, Research from NYU

Beginning July 1, 2011, Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., an accomplished MRI radiologist and scientist, will bring her considerable abilities as a physician-scientist and administrator to the University of Utah (the U) as the new senior vice president for health sciences. Currently the vice dean for science, chief scientific officer, and senior vice president at the New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center, Lee was selected after a near yearlong search to succeed Lorris Betz, M.D., Ph.D., who has led the U’s health sciences since June 1999. Read More

May, 2011 from the U
David Carrier, The University of Utah

Standing Up to Fight

A University of Utah study shows that men hit harder when they stand on two legs than when they are on all fours, and when hitting downward rather than upward, giving tall, upright males a fighting advantage. This may help explain why our ape-like human ancestors began walking upright and why women tend to prefer tall men. Read More

Dale Poulter Recieves Award for Work in Chemisty

The American Chemical Society has bestowed its Nakanishi Prize on DALE POULTER, a distinguished professor of chemistry, for his “significant work that extends chemical and spectroscopic methods to the study of important biological phenomena.” The prize carries a medallion and $3,000 cash award. Poulter studies what is known as the “isoprene biosynthetic pathway,” which all Read More

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Honors College Dean Martha Bradley Appointed Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

The University of Utah’s Board of Trustees has approved the hiring of Martha Bradley, dean of the Honors College at the University of Utah (the U), to the position of associate vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of Undergraduate Studies, effective July 1, 2011. She will take over for John Francis, who is stepping down from this position after serving for 16 years. Read More

The Challenge of Oil Shale and Sands

The challenge of developing Utah’s oil shale and oil sands as new fuel sources will be discussed from regulatory, industry and environmental perspectives during a Tuesday, May 17 conference. Read More