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The University of Utah Announces the Dan Hola Leadership Scholarships & Internships for Pacific Islander Students

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The University of Utah and Utah businessman Molonai Hola announced today the creation of twenty scholarships and fifteen internships for Pacific Islander students. In addition, Hola will join with the University to fund a research project examining the demographics of Utah’s Pacific Islander community. The scholarships, internships, and research project are made possible by a gift from Molonai Hola, and are named in honor of his father, Dan Hola. In announcing the scholarships Hola said, “Education is the key to success for Pacific Islander students. Often we talk about the negatives, the challenges our children face. These scholarships are a positive, proactive solution toward empowering our children through education.”

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U of U Hinckley Institute of Politics Receives Funding for Internships Abroad

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With the receipt of a $200,000 grant from Asian philanthropist Li Ka-shing, the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics will formalize an international internship program this fall. The grant will be used to further U students” training in international affairs and global business as well as foster greater understanding among peoples, foreign cultures and governments.

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U of U President and U.N. Ambassador Recognized for Contributions to International Understanding

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In recognition of their outstanding contributions to the promotion of international understanding, University of Utah President Michael K. Young, former chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations H.E. John Bolton will be honored by the New York Office of Public and International Affairs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) Wednesday in New York City. The “Evening of International Understanding” will bring together key opinion leaders, including members from the international, political, business and religious communities, including U.N. ambassadors and the New York-based Consulate General.

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$1.2 Million Eccles Foundation Gift to U of U Creates 30 New Scholarships for Utah Freshmen

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A $1.2 million donation from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation will fund 30 new scholarships at the University of Utah. The scholarships are earmarked for incoming freshman students from throughout the state of Utah who have shown academic excellence and financial need. Valued at nearly $9,000 per student annually, the awards will cover tuition, fees, books and on-campus housing for the students’ first two years of study at the University. The first George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Scholars will be awarded this spring for students entering the U next fall.

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Air Force Reserve Surgeon Returns from Iraq to Help with Start-up Company that Fights Cancer

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Dr. James McGreevy will have little time to rest as he returns from his 8-week tour of duty in Iraq as a flight surgeon. He is co-founder and co-inventor of the technology behind Vestan-a medical imaging technology company that has recently been granted a Virtual Incubator Program Award (VIP Award) from the University of Utah’s Technology Commercialization Office and the University of Utah Research Foundation. Upon his return from Iraq, Dr. McGreevy plans to resume his clinical duties at the University of Utah Hospital by February 1, 2006.

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U Chemist Leads $3.5 Million Project

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A University of Utah chemist will lead a new $3.5 million project to develop the next generation of computer simulation technology to study collections of molecules, including their chemical reactions.

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