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Trustees announce 2015 honorary degree recipients

March 10, 2015 – The University of Utah Board of Trustees today announced the names of three individuals chosen to receive the university’s highest honor—the honorary doctorate degree. The awards will be presented during the annual student commencement ceremony held on Thursday, May 7, 2015, in the Jon M. Huntsman Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. […]

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U Celebrates Women’s Week

The University of Utah celebrates Women’s Week March 6-13. This year’s theme, “Consider it Handled” is a famous line from ABC’s TV show, “Scandal.” Judy Smith, a crisis manager and the inspiration for Olivia Pope’s character, will headline the week with a keynote address on March 9 at noon in the Union Ballroom.

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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 […]

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Shade coffee is for the birds

Feb. 5, 2015 – The conservation value of growing coffee under trees instead of on open farms is well known, but hasn’t been studied much in Africa. So a University of Utah-led research team studied birds in the Ethiopian home of Arabica coffee and found that “shade coffee” farms are good for birds, but some […]

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