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William Warren Named University of Utah’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

June 27, 2011 – William Warren, a career communications strategist with broad-ranging experience in journalism, government and global corporate communications, will join the University of Utah (the U) as its first chief marketing and communications officer (CMCO), effective June 27. The new cabinet-level position is responsible for marketing, public relations and community relations for the […]

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University of Utah Research Leads to Commercialization of “Smart Feeding Tube”

Feeding tubes are not as harmless as they seem. Every year in the U.S. over 40,000 feeding tubes are mistakenly placed into a patient’s lungs, which results in an estimated 6,000 deaths. But a University of Utah startup company, Veritract Inc., hopes to end these risks by making the placement of feeding tubes much safer and faster.

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Utah Professor Wins Italy’s Top Math Prize

June 16, 2011 – Christopher Hacon, a distinguished professor of mathematics at the University of Utah, has been awarded the Antonio Feltrinelli Prize in Mathematics, Mechanics and Applications by Italy’s Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, or National Lincean Academy. The award will be presented at the academy in Rome this November. “I am honored to receive […]

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University of Utah Breaks Ground on Arts & Education Complex

The University of Utah (the U) broke ground today on the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex. The estimated $24 million complex will serve as a premier academic hub of evidence-based, K-12 arts integration research, training, practice and advocacy. It will be located at the southern entrance of the campus, adjacent to Milton Bennion Hall and east of the David Eccles School of Business.

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New Spafford Chairs to Focus on Aging

The University of Utah College of Social Work has selected the next two Belle S Spafford Endowed Chairs in Social Work. Marilyn Luptak and Fran Wilby will serve consecutive 18-month terms during the colleagues’ three-year, joint research project. The Belle S. Spafford Endowed Chair in Social Work is a prestigious position dedicated to improving the lives of Utah’s women and their families. The Spafford Chair is the only academic position with such a purpose in a school of social work in the country.

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