annual Founders Day celebration—honoring four Distinguished
Alumni, an Honorary Alumnus/a and, this year, a Distinguished Service
recipient—is the University of Utah Alumni Association's most
esteemed event. This year's Founders Day banquet takes place on
Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
Reservations must be made by Feb. See below.
Smithsonian and U's Center for American Indian Languages Form Intellectual
College of Humanities' Center for American Indian Languages (CAIL) and
the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
will collaborate on various projects, including archiving original fieldwork
materials on endangered languages and joint sponsorship of conferences
on endangered American Indian languages. More...
Professor Launches Project Devoted to Preserving Utahns’ Life Stories
has a story to tell. Now, thanks to U of U English and Ethnic Studies
Professor and folklorist Meg Brady, the people of Utah can preserve their
life stories with a trip to "YourStory: Record and Remember,"
a recording studio that resembles a comfortable living room. More...
Starts New Tech Ventures Office
University of Utah has established an Office of Technology Venture Development
(Tech Ventures), and President Michael Young has named Jack Brittain,
dean of the University’s David Eccles School of Business, as vice
president of the new venture, pending the approval of the U’s Board
of Trustees on Feb. 14. More...
Utah's Smith Named Midseason All-America by Wooden Award Committee
junior forward Kim Smith has been named to the Women's Wooden Award Midseason
All-America team. Smith, who was also a member of the Wooden Award's Preseason
All-America team, is one of 20 women's players in the nation to earn distinction
as a Midseason All-America performer. More...
Hoops Ranked No. 11 of All Time
Morning News, Friday, Jan. 21, 2005
Street & Smith's Magazine has ranked the University of Utah
No. 11 on the list of "100 Greatest College Basketball Programs of
All Time" in an issue that will come out later this month. More...
Founders Day 2005 - February 23
Distinguished Alumni (Anne Cullimore Decker BS'57 MFA'82, Rhoda Worley
Ramsey BS'47, Cecil O. Samuelson Jr. BS'66 MS'70 MD'70, Alonzo W. Watson
Jr. BA'43 JD'51) and one Honorary Alumnus (Larry H. Miller), along with
Distinguished Service Award recipient (Bill Marcroft BFA'52) will
be honored at the annual Founders Day banquet in February. Reservations
must be made by Feb. 15. More...
Area Alumni Chapter Hosts President Young
Jan. 8, the Bay Area Chapter of the U of U Alumni Association hosted a
dinner for President Michael Young in San Francisco at the Delancey Street
Club in an upper room, which has a spectacular view of the San Francisco
Bay and Bay Bridge. Over 50 guests braved the inclement weather to meet
with the new president. More...
University of Utah Emeritus Board and more than 200 guests saluted five
distinguished peers with the coveted Merit of Honor award at the 68th
annual awards dinner held at Little America Hotel on January 19. More,
including a photo gallery...
Alumni Career/Networking Series - February 17
Are you currently job hunting or thinking about starting your own business?
The Young Alumni Board (YAB) presents the first in a series of presentations
at a career/networking luncheon on Feb. 17 that may help you. More...
Excellence in 2005
Each year, the University of Utah Alumni Association honors excellence
in teaching and student counseling by presenting the Faculty Community
Service Award, Adjunct Faculty Award, and two Perlman Awards for Excellence
in Student Counseling (faculty and staff). Nominations
are due Feb. 4. More...
Association Scholarships Offered, 2005-06
The Alumni Association awards over $70,000 each year in scholarships to
incoming freshmen, continuing students and transfer students. Funds are
generated from alumni membership dues, license plate sales, the annual
Young Alumni 5K Run/Walk and generous donations. Application deadlines
are looming (Feb. 1, March 1)
Apply now! More...
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the first time, the University's 2003-04 Annual Donor Report is available
online at www.ugive.utah.edu.
The report recognizes major donors who contributed over $130 million to
the U during the past fiscal year. Comments President Young: "Thank
you for your ongoing loyalty, generosity, and interest in Utah's premier
institution of higher education."
Bowl Print & Calendar
a moment of Utah’s historic football season with a beautiful 18
x 24-inch limited edition print of the Utes' victory in the Fiesta Bowl.
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M. McMurrin Lecture in Culture and Religion - February 3
year's Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture in Culture and Religion will be
given by Reuven Firestone, professor of Medieval Judaism and Islam at
Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, who will speak on "The Problem
of 'Chosenness' in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam," on Thursday,
Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in the New Salt Lake City Library Auditorium, 210 E.
400 South, Salt Lake City. More...
Dinner: Learn How, at Red Butte Garden - February 8
Surprise your sweetheart by preparing a Valentine Dinner; show him/her
that you can cook! The class, held at Red Butte Garden & Arboretum,
will include recipes and tasting. Menu includes petit filets with wine
reduction sauce, herbal vegetable dish, and crème brulee for
dessert. Registration is required. More...
Hall Hosts a Cultural Fusion - February 25
of a volatile period of African and Brazilian history arose a beautiful
but deadly form of martial art disguised as dance: capoeira
(cap-oh-ay-duh). Witness the athleticism, beauty and grace of this art
form as it is presented by the national touring company DanceBrazil.
DanceBrazil will perform Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall. More...
Black Awareness Month Program Celebrates African American Culture
Through Visual Arts - Throughout February
nearly four decades, the University of Utah has explored and celebrated,
through the African American Studies Program, the unique contributions
of African Americans through its Black Awareness Month Program (BAM).
year’s lineup of events, titled "Jubilee: A Celebration
of African American Culture through the Visual Arts," represents
a collaboration between the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) and the
U’s African American Studies Program. The month-long celebration
includes appearances by an array of artists, writers, and dancers.
Legends: Photographs by Herman Leonard at the Utah Museum of Fine
Arts - Through March 13
tune is welcome and familiar – brushes against the surface of
a drum, the pure, clear sound of a trumpet as it sets a seductive
mood. This is cool. This is "Jazz Legends: Photographs by Herman
Leonard," a suite of 23 black and white portraits on view at
the UMFA through March 13. More...
Celebrates World Year of Physics - Throughout 2005
Films, Star Parties, Exhibits and an Einstein Look-alike Contest. One
hundred years after Albert Einstein's major discoveries, physicists
and the United Nations are observing 2005 as the World Year of Physics.
The University of Utah will celebrate with lectures, exhibits, tours,
a film festival, observatory star parties and an Einstein look-alike
contest. The U's events were kicked off Saturday, Jan. 22 with the opening
screening of the Physics Film Festival, and will continue throughout
Happening at the Utah Museum of Natural History - March and April
In Your Attic? - Saturday, March 5
to our second annual "What’s In Your Attic?" event.
Museum experts and curatorial staff will be on hand to examine up
to three of your natural history-related objects. This event will
provide you with the unique opportunity to talk with Utah Museum
of Natural History and University of Utah scientists about your
natural history objects; 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Discount for
Alumni Association members. More...
of Life - Through April 23
by The Exploratorium of San Francisco, features 24 exhibits
showcasing a variety of organisms—living, virtual and
dead—that will invite you to explore different aspects
of life and discover some of the fundamental principles common
to all living things. The exhibit features three sections:
Cells, Genes, and Living Together. More...