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“Calendar” above for this month's featured events on the U
of U campus.
Distinguished Alumni and Honorary Alumnus/a Award Recipients To
Be Honored at Founders Day - February 22
Distinguished Alumni and one Honorary Alumnus/a couple will be honored
at the annual Founders Day banquet in February: Alan
C. Kay MS’68 PhD’69; Merline Clark Leaming ex’42; Matthew
R. Simmons BS’65; Joseph B. Wirthlin BA’41; and Ira A. and
Mary Lou Henson Fulton. More...
Emeritus Alumni to be Feted at Banquet - January 19
2006 Emeritus Awards Banquet is set for Jan. 19 at the Little America
Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. Awards will be presented to John Florez
BA'58, Katharine Bagley Garff BS'64, August L. Jung MD'61, George Cannon
Pingree BS'59, and Wilhemina “Minnie” Henderson Walton BS'53
Day Scholarship Application Deadline - January 20
commemorate the founding of the University, the Alumni Association offers
a one-year full tuition Founders
Day Scholarship to a deserving U of U student who has overcome difficult
circumstances or challenges. The application deadline is Jan. 20. Printable
Staff, Par Excellence Nominations Due January 27
Alumni Association's Young Alumni Board is accepting nominations for its
Par Excellence Award, Faculty Community Service Award, and the Perlman
Award (to faculty and staff) for Excellence in Student Counseling. The
awards will be presented at the annual Spring Awards Banquet on April
20. More, including nomination forms...
Scholarships! - for 2006-07
Application Deadline - March 1
Alumni Association awards over $75,000 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/Stroll, and generous donations. The application deadline is
March 1. More...
Again, the U Outdrives the Y—Mostly?
U seems to have come out on top (again) in the annual Food Drive competition
with BYU, but perhaps not quite. Here's the deal: The U beat BYU in funds
raised with $17,007 to $15,962, but (with numbers not back yet from the
Utah Food Bank), the Y claims to have raised more food poundage. So, who's
the real winner? More...
Night Out with the Alumni Association
of U alumnus Charlie Monfort BS'82, owner of the Colorado Rockies, invites
you to a night out with the Alumni Association on Friday, Jan. 20 at Coors
Field in Denver, Colo. Admission is free, but seating is limited to the
first 250 people! Sign up here.
Reach Must Extend Far Beyond the Classroom
by Michael K. Young
year ago, when ESPN broadcast “Game Day” from the University
of Utah, commentators referred to the U. as “Utah's university.”
It seemed fitting at the time and has struck me since as an entirely appropriate
way to think about the role the U. plays in the state. Read President
Young's editorial in The Salt Lake Tribune, 12/31/05.
Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration - January 9-17
year's MLK events include cultural performances, a feature film (Crash),
community panel, KUED presentation, and an art exhibit. The keynote address
will be given by Michael Eric Dyson, the
nation's preeminent spokesman for the hip-hop generation. For a complete
schedule of events, click
the Legacy: An Oral History of Utah's Veterans
The American West Center and the Fort Douglas Military Museum are pleased
to announce the expansion of the Saving the Legacy Project. The center
will begin interviewing veterans from the Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf
War, and the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. More...
Groundbreaking Research at the U
January 2006 issue
of Discover magazine contains three (count 'em!) stories about
research at the University of Utah; two of the studies were among the
year's top 100 science stories, including U of U psychologist Dave Strayer's
work about cell phone use while driving, and the discovery of the Falcarius
utahensis dinosaur. More...
Trees Are Not Extinct
as Christmas trees suffer a severe plumbing problem. The “pipes”
that carry water through firs, pines and other conifers are 10 times shorter
than those in flowering trees. But a University of Utah study suggests
why conifers not only survive but thrive: efficient microscopic valves
let water flow through conifers about as easily as it flows through other
Swat Yellow Jackets In Emerald Bowl, 38-10
Utes did it again, besting predictions! Five bowl victories in a row—how
sweet it is! Utah compiled 550 total yards of offense, including 214 yards
and four touchdowns by Offensive MVP Travis LaTendresse, who caught 16
passes for 214 yards and an NCAA bowl record-tying four touchdowns. Brett
Ratliff passed for 381 yards and Utah rolled up 550 total yards in a 38-10
victory over No. 24 Georgia Tech on Dec. 29th. More...
Bijak Signs With The Utah Gymnastics Team
Utah gymnastics coach Greg Marsden wrapped up his 2007 recruiting class
with one of the most gifted gymnasts in the world when Daria Bijak of
Germany signed a National Letter of Intent to compete for the Utes. Bijak
recently placed eighth at the 2005 World Championships in Melbourne, Australia.
Dominates High Point University out of North Carolina, 80-44, with Chris
Jackson scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for the Utes. Ricky
Johns scored 16 points for Utah (7-4) on 7-of-9 shooting. Lawrence Borha
added 12 points and Shaun Green scored 10 points. More...
How is Utah
expected to fare in skiing this year? Check out the 2006
Utah Skiing Outlook for answers.
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in Alumni Career Services to find the perfect job - $299
to negotiate - $150,000 (priceless, you lose!)
salary and benefits you desire can be a tricky part of the job-search.
There are major strategic steps and decisions you will face within the
salary negotiation process. Negotiation is both an art and a skill. Here
are a few tips...
this: You rise before dawn to practice your three musical instruments.
Then it’s off to biophysical chemistry, followed by time in the
genetics lab. But imagine this, too: You’re still too young to drive.
Such is the life of Teresa Tuan, a 15-year-old undergraduate at the University
of Utah. More...
of U Press Release Makes EurekAlert!'s Top Ten List
Science writer Lee Siegel's Feb. 2005 news release “The
Oldest Homo sapiens,” noting research conducted by Frank Brown,
dean of Mines and Earth Sciences at the U, made EurekAlert!'s top ten
news releases of the year. (EurekAlert! is the news release distribution
service operated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.)
Siegel's release placed ninth in traffic to the Web site. The full list
is accessible here.
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Eric Dyson Offers Keynote Address: 2006 MLK Celebration - January 11
keynote address of the 2006
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be given by Dr. Michael Eric
Dyson on Wednesday, January 11, at noon in the Olpin Union Ballroom on
the U of U campus. Dyson, the nation's preeminent spokesman for the hip-hop
generation, will offer a critical and much needed reassessment of the
social and cultural issues facing America's black poor. The event is free
and open to the public. More...
Theatre Company - January 11-28
Boy, by Charlotte Jones, is about a Cambridge astrophysicist in search
of a unified field theory. He returns home following the sudden death
of his father and discovers that “something is rotten (and sometimes
absurdly funny) in the state of Denmark.” A fascinating new play
in the tradition of Proof and Copenhagen, with a touch
of Hamlet thrown in, Humble Boy has intrigued audiences
in London and New York. Winner of the 2002 Critics Circle Best New Play
Adams: 2006 MLK Celebration Cultural Performance - January 16
Since the runaway success of her 1990 debut album, Circle
of One, and the impassioned hit single, Get Here, Oleta
Adams has inspired a growing legion in the United States and Europe with
journeys of the heart. The performance will take place Monday, January
16, on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, at 6:30 p.m., Kingsbury Hall,
University of Utah campus. Admission is free, but tickets are required.
the Razzle, by Tom Stoppard, at the Babcock - January 18-22,
Senior Show On The Razzle, by Tom Stoppard, will play at the
Babcock Theatre Wednesday through Saturday evenings, Jan. 18-22, 26-29,
at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on the second Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday
showings at 7 p.m. Stoppard's play is built on the work of Austrian playwright
Johann Nestroy's 19th-century farce, which influenced the creation of
Hello, Dolly! Razzle, directed by Michael Unger, is
virtually a “nonstop cavalcade of high and low Stoppardian wordplay.”
at Kingsbury Hall in January
are a number of exciting cultural events scheduled at Kingsbury Hall in
January: Bill Cosby -
January 7; UTF: Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories,
with Mike Shiley, a self-trained
journalist embedded in Iraq who juxtaposes scenes “exposing the
ferocity of war with interviews that reveal a tender concern for the Iraqi
people” - January 9; singer Oleta
Adams, whose performance is part of the
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration - January 16; and An
Evening with Bill Maher
- January 21. Ticket Information: 581-7100.
Gesture of Kinship” at the Museum of Natural History - Through January
This unique exhibit explores the cultural dynamics of a Navajo community
through time, offering a view into the day-to-day lives of Navajo children
as they grow, mature, and create families of their own. The project is
a partnership between photographer Bruce Hucko and Donna Deyhle, Ph.D.,
of the University of Utah. More...
Premieres Rare Photographs of Frida Kahlo - Through May 14
“Her spirit is stranger than the angels: Frida Kahlo through the
Lens of Nickolas Muray,” a suite of portraits of legendary artist
Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) taken by her lover and famed photographer Nickolas
Muray (1895-1965), are on exclusive view at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts
(UMFA) through May 14, 2006. Many of the works are on public display for
the first time in the United States after a brief showing in Europe. More...