|The fabulous exhibition Monet to
Picasso from the Cleveland Museum of Art contains masterworks
by such renowned artists as Renoir, Degas, Monet, van Gogh, Cézanne, Dalí,
Picasso, Matisse, and more. They will grace the walls of the Utah Museum of
Fine Arts’ first floor galleries, John & Marcia Price Building, through September 21. This one-time exhibit will allow you the rare opportunity to see an extraordinary
gathering of work up close by some of the most important European
modern masters of the last two centuries—not to be missed! More...
Click “Calendar” above for this month’s featured events on the U of U campus.
Third Annual Outing with the Rockies — July 1
Colorado Rockies Owner Charlie Monfort BS’82 hosted more than 280 U of U Denver Alumni Chapter members and friends at the third annual Outing at Coors Field on July 1. Apart from a big win for the Rockies over the Padres, 4-0, the event brought attention to Monfort’s recent $1 million gift to the U’s Athletics Dept. More...
Homecoming Week 2008: “Better Off Red!” — September 22-27
2008 events are lining up nicely, with additional activities planned
to take in the special nature of this particular celebration, including
an Election Analysis Panel,
sponsored by the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Parent
and Family Weekend, an appearance by political provocateur Dennis
Miller, and more...
5K and Kids K Run — September 27
Sign up for the annual Young Alumni Scholarship 5K & Kids 1K (Fun) Run on Sept. 27! The run has become one of the most popular Homecoming events, attracting more than 400 runners in 2007 —and all for a great cause. And with the Kids run, there’s fun (and awards and prizes) for the whole family! More...
Les Mis in Southern Utah —
Southern Utah Alumni Chapter presents a Scholarship Fundraising Event
at Tuacahn Amphitheater for the performing arts, located just outside
of St. George. Join alumni and friends for a complimentary social before the Tony Award-winning
production Les Misérables, the longest-running West End
musical in history! More...
Upcoming: An Evening with the Portland Beavers —
Attention, Portland alumni: Mark your calendars for an Evening at PGE Park with the Portland Beavers! The Portland Alumni Chapter will host a gathering of alumni and friends for a pre-game picnic featuring burgers, hot dogs, salads, desserts, and drinks. More...
This Old, Healthy House
age of your neighborhood may influence your risk of obesity, according
to a new study from the University of Utah. The study found that residents
were at less risk of being obese or overweight if they lived in walkable
neighborhoods—and in older homes. More...
Songbirds with Superfast Muscles
songbirds can contract their vocal muscles 100 times faster than humans
can blink an eye—placing the birds with a handful of animals that
have evolved superfast muscles, University of Utah researchers found. More...
The U Spins Off Another 24 Companies in 2008
2008 fiscal year-end results for the generation of new businesses prove
what many economists have long claimed, that the University of Utah
is an economic engine for the state of Utah. Twenty-four companies were
launched from technologies developed at the University within the last
U’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Receives $1 million
Education’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) has received
a $1 million endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation. The Osher
Institute program is designed for adults aged 50 and over who want to
be intellectually stimulated while having fun. Registration for fall
courses begins in August. Open Houses will be held in Salt Lake City
and Bountiful, August 14 and 19. More...
Restoration of the U’s Historic Park Building Under Way
Park Building, built in 1914, is undergoing extensive renovation, which
should be nearly finished by the end of the year. To learn about the
building’s history, read “Historic
U of U building to get $8.2M revamp” by Brian Maffly of The
Salt Lake Tribune (7/21/08).
Marriott Library Renovation Update: Re-opening
landscaping and reshaping the pay parking lot west of the library will
be the focus in August. In addition, final touches, painting, and patch
work will round out the month as building inspectors, architects and
university officials commission and prepare the finished East half for
the August 25 re-opening. More...
And for a pictorial update on the new College of Mines & Earth Sciences Sutton Building, click here...
Utah Utes football: Utes put on new ‘Armour’
By Wade Jewkes, Deseret News, July 18, 2008
New football uniforms were rolled out July 17 by the University of
Utah football team under a new five-year agreement with Under Armour
Inc., which will supply Utah’s players, coaches, and staff with
its technologically advanced line of performance apparel, footwear,
and accessories. More...
MWC Announces 10th Anniversary Volleyball Team
The MWC announces its 10th Anniversary Volleyball Team, as selected by a combined panel of media, institutional and conference personnel and on-line fan poll. Utah’s Kim Turner and Shelly Sommerfeldt were selected to the team. More...
Utes Picked Second in Preseason MWC Football Poll
Utah’s football team was picked to finish second in the conference in the 2008 Mountain West Conference media poll, released [July 29] at the annual MWC Football Preview. Utah, which received 274 points and five first-place votes, is coming off a 9-4 season in 2007 that concluded with a bowl win over Navy. More...
Tickets For Four Football Games Go On Sale Aug. 4
football single-game tickets for contests with UNLV, TCU, Oregon State,
and Colorado State will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 4, at the Utah box
office in Rice-Eccles Stadium. This year's season ticket sales reached
27,500, marking a 2,300-seat increase from last year's record total
of 25,138. More...