Elizabeth Leckie named Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs for the College of Fine Arts

Dr. Elizabeth Leckie has been appointed Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs for the College of Fine Arts. With the creation of this new position, which focuses solely on the student experience, we enthusiastically welcome Dr. Leckie to the College of Fine Arts. Dr. Leckie is an exciting addition to the College and brings a wealth of experience in student affairs to serve students in the Fine Arts. Read More

January, 2012 from the U
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FIRST LEGO League Championship Brings Science Minded Kids to Campus

What do LEGOs, robots and food safety experts have in common? They all met at the second annual Utah’s FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Championship at the University of Utah on Saturday, Jan. 28. The championship followed nine new qualifying tournaments that drew 1,500 kids from St. George to Logan and everywhere in between. Each event allowed middle school students, ages 9-14, to learn about science, technology and team-building with the hands-on experience of LEGOs. The program has seen substantial growth since it launched in Utah last year. Since then, the event has grown from 60 teams to 150 entered this year. Read More


Students, Faculty, Staff, and Public Invited to Take Part in Conversation about Sustainability

The University of Utah Office of Sustainability will host the 2012 Focus the U on Sustainability Teach-In, Feb. 13-17. Events are all free and open to the public and designed to draw attention to work being done locally and nationally on sustainability. This is the fourth year the university has hosted a sustainability teach-in event. During the week of February 13, dozens of University instructors teaching 75 courses will incorporate material on climate change and global warming solutions into their curriculum during at least one class period. Read More

U of U Pediatricians Selected for the National Innovation Advisors Program To Improve Patient Care, Reduce Costs

Two professors from the University of Utah Department of Pediatrics have been selected to join the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Innovation Advisors Program, an initiative launched in October 2011 by the CMS Innovation Center. Read More

Hageman Olson

Moran Eye Center gets National Support to Research Blindness Prevention

Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) has awarded two grants to the John A. Moran Eye Center (JMEC) at the University of Utah to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases. Gregory Hageman, Ph.D. has been granted a $150,000 Senior Scientific Investigator Award, and the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has been granted $100,000, to be directed by department Chairman Randall J Olson, M.D., CEO of the JMEC. To date, RPB has awarded grants totaling $4,765,300 to the University of Utah. Read More