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Class of 2003-2004 Set to Graduate From U of U on May 7

The University of Utah’s class of 2003-2004, comprised of 7,404 graduates, will receive their degrees at commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 7, at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. The procession of diverse graduates, who come from 60 countries, 50 U.S. states and 26 Utah counties, will begin at 8:20 a.m., with the commencement ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. (Guests should plan to be in their seats prior to 8:30 a.m. Tickets are not required.)

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UNIVERSITY NEUROPSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE EXPANSION WILL GREATLY INCREASE ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, TREATMENT

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University of Utah Health Care and the U School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry will break ground July 7 on a new 80-bed, 120,000 square-foot expansion to the University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI). The ceremony takes place at 11 a.m. just east of the current UNI building at 501 Chipeta Way in the University’s Research Park.

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Gators Breathe Like Birds

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University of Utah scientists discovered that air flows in one direction as it loops through the lungs of alligators, just as it does in birds. The study suggests this breathing method may have helped the dinosaurs’ ancestors dominate Earth after the planet’s worst mass extinction 251 million years ago.

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U OF U COMMENCEMENT ON MAY 8 TO GRADUATE MORE THAN 7,100

April 27, 2009 — Commencement ceremonies at the University of Utah will be held on Friday, May 8, at 9 a.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. The class of 2009, comprised of 7,132 graduates, will receive degrees that morning. The procession of diverse students, who come from 76 countries, 50 U.S. states and 28 of Utah’s 29 counties, will begin at 8:20 a.m. Guests should plan to be in their seats prior to 8:20 a.m. Tickets are not required.

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A New Target for Painkillers

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A brand new approach to treating severe nerve pain – by aiming drugs at a previously unrecognized molecular target – has been discovered by University of Utah scientists who study the venoms of deadly, sea-dwelling cone snails.

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U of U Commencement on May 5 to Graduate More than 7,300

Commencement ceremonies at the University of Utah will be held on Friday, May 5, at 9 a.m., in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. The class of 2006, comprised of 7,332 graduates, will receive degrees that morning. The procession of diverse students, who come from 66 countries, 50 U.S. states and 25 of Utah’s 29 counties, will begin at 8:20 a.m. Guests should plan to be in their seats prior to 8:30 a.m. Tickets are not required.

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