Julian Gomez

Students Live for New George S. Eccles Student Life Center

The much-anticipated George S. Eccles Student Life Center celebrates its grand opening with a dedication ceremony today. The 183,000-square-foot, $50.5 million building houses two gymnasiums, a four-story climbing wall, an outdoor pool and an indoor Olympic-size pool, expansive areas for cardio and weight training and more. Read More

February, 2015 from the U
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Undergraduate students to present research at annual state conference

Feb. 24, 2015 – Undergraduate students across the state of Utah, including 39 students from the University of Utah, will present at the Ninth Annual Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR) on Friday, Feb. 27 from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dixie State University. UCUR is an opportunity for undergraduates of all disciplines to Read More

Anne Plummer, University of Utah

Chemist Jen Heemstra wins Cottrell Scholar Award

Feb. 24, 2015 – Jennifer Heemstra, an assistant professor of chemistry, has won a Cottrell Scholar Award of $75,000 – a prize aimed at early career, physical sciences faculty who are committed to excellence in research and undergraduate teaching. “In addition to funding for my research program, I’m very excited that this award provides the Read More

Public Lands

U researchers: Utah tourism rebounding after recession

(Feb.24, 2015) —Move over, recession —tourists are returning to Utah in force. The Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) at the University of Utah today released a state of the tourism industry report providing a comprehensive overview of tourism, travel and recreation-related spending, employment, wages, visitation, sales, tax revenue, and industry performance in Utah. Read More

Evelyn Lamb, University of Utah

U mathematician wins prestigious Sloan Fellowship

Feb. 23, 2015 – Jonathan Chaika, an assistant professor of mathematics, today was named as one of 126 young U.S. and Canadian scientists to receive a prestigious 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship. The much sought-after fellowships and $50,000 awards are meant to “honor early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, Read More