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but true: Fall semester begins this month—on Wednesday,
August 25. While leaves aren't falling from trees yet, the
start of classes means that seasonal change can't be far
away. Click here
for the Fall Semester academic calendar.
happening at the U
Research Exceeds $300 Million
University of Utah set a new record for collecting research
grants, fellowships, and financial aid by crossing the $300
million threshold during the 2003-2004 fiscal year that ended
June 30. This means more jobs and business for Utah's economy.
A. Moran Eye Center Gets $100,000 Grant
July, the University of Utah’s John A. Moran Eye Center
received a $100,000 grant from the Stephen A. and Elaine Wynn
Charitable Foundation to fund continued research into retinal
cell transplantation. The funding will support the work of Raymond
D. Lund, Ph.D., the Calvin S. and Janeal N.
Hatch Presidential Endowed Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology
and Visual Sciences at the University of Utah. More...
of U to Host Community of Caring Conference
educators and administrators from throughout the United States
and Canada will convene at the University of Utah Aug. 4 through
7 to discuss ways to incorporate character education into K–12
curriculum. The annual conference is sponsored by Community
of Caring and the U’s Department of Special Education.
League Soccer Comes to the U
by John Youngren
your eye on the University of Utah's newest tenant: Major League
Soccer is going to make sure it's a newsworthy next few months
on the hill.
That's because Salt Lake City's new Major League Soccer (MLS)
team, scheduled to begin play at Rice-Eccles Stadium in the Spring
of 2005, is expected to unveil its new name, logo and colors within
the next few weeks—right here on the U of U campus. More...
Utah Unveils New-look Helmets
the Utes take the field Sept. 2 against Texas A&M, they'll
unveil a new look. Candy scarlet is "in" as Utah's helmet
color. The darker, more rich shade of red is accompanied by a
glossy finish that equipment manager Robert Wiscomb expects to
sparkle under the lights. (Plus, the new helmets sport the MUSS
by Dirk Facer in the Deseret Morning News, 7-29-04.
summer the Student Alumni Board retreats to Park City for a bit
of fun and frolic, and some serious getting acquainted activities.
The idea is to map out programs and activities for the upcoming
academic year, including the highly successful MUSS (student fan
Season Tickets to World-Class Theatre!
a student at the U, you had the chance to enjoy outstanding professional
theatre productions at Pioneer Theatre Company, either free or
for $5.00 "student rush" prices. Now, as a young graduate,
you have the opportunity to purchase a full season of world-class
theater tickets at 50% off the regular subscription price. More...
Real Deal for Young Alums
you graduated from the University within the last 15 years and
are a dues-paying member of the Alumni Association, you, your
family, and friends are eligible to take advantage of two specially
priced athletics packages offered by the Young Alumni Board! Details...
Run/Walk - Register online!
annual 5K Run/Walk, organized by the Young Alumni Board, is one
of Homecoming Week's most
popular activities. This year's Run/Walk will take place on Saturday,
Sept. 25. Register online!
For further information, contact Lisa
Booth at (801) 585-9012.
Association home page
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in your life!
University of Utah Division of Continuing Education is developing
a Lifelong Learning program for people age 50 and older. Beginning
with its fall session, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
will offer an exciting array of classes taught by distinguished
faculty. To learn more, attend a free Open House, Tuesday, August
31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Commander's House in Fort Douglas. More...
Library Hosts "Home Movie Day 2004" Event
was the last time you looked at the home movie of your child’s
second birthday party? Or that 1961 family summer vacation to Yellowstone?
If you’re like millions of Americans, you have priceless memories
on motion picture film stashed away in the attic that you haven’t
enjoyed for years.
August 14, the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library
will host "Home Movie Day 2004." This event will give
the public the chance to enjoy their personal home movies once again
on the film they shot them on, whether it's 8mm, super 8 or 16mm.
Neurobiological Theory and Method of Language Acquistion,
Communications College, Honolulu, Hawaii.
the Emerald Isle in October (1-10)
Few places on the planet are as filled with natural beauty as Ireland.
At any point, you are never more than 80 miles to the coast, offering
sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, and hidden harbors and bays. Travel
with other alumni to the Emerald Isle in October. Sign on here...
Donald Trump want you?
July 16, the star of the hit "reality" show, "The
Apprentice," was in Utah to audition MBA and other U of U grads
to see if they had that "certain something" that appeals
to TV producers and audiences alike. Career Counselor Julie Swaner
was on site helping orchestrate the interviews. More...
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soon, as a preview of good things to come during Homecoming Week
2004: The Capitol Steps,
on Friday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m., Kingsbury
Hall. Dues-paying members of the Alumni Association get $5 off
this and other events in the Kingsbury Hall Presents Series.
in time for elections, this nationally recognized comedy troupe
is musical political satire at its best. Based in the nation's
capitol, The Capitol Steps
pride themselves on being '...the only people in Washington who
attempt to be funnier than the politicians!'"
here for information
on the many benefits offered to members of the Alumni Association,
or call the Alumni Association (Scott) at (801) 587-7695.
Management in the Colorado River Basin Conference
- Aug. 26
affecting the Colorado River, the major river of the American
Southwest, will be discussed Thursday, Aug. 26 at the University
of Utah’s Heritage Center. Topics include Poor Planning,
Water Misuse, Drought, and Pollution. The conference is sponsored
by the Southwest Center for Environmental Research (SCERP), a
consortium of five U.S. universities and several Mexican research
institutes. The public is invited to attend. More...
Butte Garden's Healthy Living Program
to Red Butte Garden early and add good health to your life. The
Garden is open at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from
August through September for various programs, including Early
Morning Bird Watching, Walking for Fitness in the Garden, Tai
Chi (a Chinese martial art primarily practiced for its health
benefits, including dealing with tension and stress), and Yoga.
Library's Book Arts Program
Book Arts Program offers an array of activities in August and
beyond: lectures and workshops by noted bookmaker Timothy Ely
("Drumming up the Painted Book") and Turkish artist
Feridun Özgören ("The Art of Ebrû" -
Turkish paper marbling), an exhibition of the artworks of Charles
Hobson ("Why I Love Books"), and classes on Beginning
and Intermediate Letterpress. More...
the Human Spirit" at Red Butte: July-October, 2004
display throughout Red Butte Garden—from July to October—is
an exhibit of 27 bronze sculptures by U of U alumnus Gary Price
BFA'81. The exhibit, "Lifting The Human Spirit," celebrates
children and the natural world. A ribbon cutting ceremony and
tour with the artist is scheduled for July 8, at 7:00 p.m. More...
Julius Caesar at the Babcock: July 29-August 15
production of William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar,"
directed by Craig Rich, will play at Babcock Theatre Thursday
through Saturday at 7:30 .p.m, with a Sunday matinee at 2:30
p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for students, $18 for general admission,
and $13 if you purchase a subscription to Julius Caesar at the
same time for Youth Theatre at the U. Ticket
at the UMFA:
Utah Museum of Fine Arts presents " Intersections:
The Art of Anna Campbell Bliss"—artist, architect
and founder of the Contemporary Arts Group in Salt Lake City—from
May 23-August 3; "Power of Thought: The Prints of Jessie
Oonark," an Inuit printmaker, May 22-August 16; and "Gilbert
Munger: Quest for Distinction," the artwork of a self-taught
painter, traveler, and explorer, May 1-August 8. More...
The Artifact Exhibit: May
29-January 8, 2005
The Artifact Exhibit tells the story of the Titanic,
which sank in April 1912 off the coast of Newfoundland and now
rests two and a half miles underwater. Featuring approximately
200 artifacts recovered from the debris field, which was recovered
on six dives in a specially designed submersible craft, the
exhibit has appeared in 22 cities around the world, hosting
over 14 million visitors. This will be its first visit within
the Intermountain West. More...