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National Cancer Institute Awards Huntsman Cancer Institute Elite Comprehensive Cancer Center Designation

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah its Comprehensive Cancer Center status, the highest designation possible. The announcement was made today in an award letter from NCI to Dr. Mary Beckerle, HCI’s CEO and director. The award was the result of an extensive review process that culminated in a full-day on-site visit by national cancer research experts and thought leaders in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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Red goes for green energy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has once again recognized the University of Utah as a top school for green power purchasing in its College and University Green Power Challenge. The U ranked eighth in the nation—and first in the Pac-12—during the 2014-15 competition by purchasing 85,926,100 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy.

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U No. 2 for Nontraditional Students

For more than a decade, nearly a third of the students enrolled at the University of Utah were over age 25, a trend that’s catching on with the rest of the country. With years of experience supporting adult learners, it’s no surprise the U was ranked No. 2 by BestColleges.com in its list of top 50 colleges for older students.

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College of Engineering Continues Its Climb in Annual U.S. News Rankings

In the latest issue of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” rankings of undergraduate programs, the University of Utah’s College of Engineering continues its steady climb, moving up two spots to number 64 in the nation. Earlier this spring when U.S. News ranks graduate programs, the College of Engineering’s graduate program was ranked even higher at number 54 in the nation.

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