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doesn't mean down time on the U of U campus. In fact, there
are myriad activities taking place—both educational
and entertaining. From Summerscool to summer camps, from
Big Bugs to an exhibit of Titanic proportions, there's something
for everyone at the U this summer. (See below.)
happening at the U
OF U Students Create Public Art Alongisde South Salt Lake City
while waiting for public transportation, commuters can contemplate
public art, thanks to the creative work and learning experiences
of seven University of Utah painting and drawing students, who
produced two large-scale murals at Trax stations in South Salt
of Utah Makes Big Splash in Rankings
University of Utah is the school in this state most often ranked
by U.S. News & World Report in its 2005 edition of
America’s Best Graduate Schools, which hit newsstands
in April. More...
OF U Invites Nominations for Annual Veterans' Day Commemoration
University of Utah will host its seventh annual Veterans’
Day Commemoration Program on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, honoring
all Utah veterans who have served our country in military service.
Again this year, the U is inviting members of the Utah community
to submit nominations for honorees. More...
Baseball Places Four on All-MWC Team
Four Utes have been honored as members of the
All-Mountain West Conference baseball team, which was announced
at a banquet prior to the start of the MWC Championship (May 26-29).
Seniors Jared Pena and Eric Chevalier, junior Matt Ciaramella
and freshman Jay Brossman were named to the 26-member team. More...
Lose to New Mexico
Utah baseball team lost a 9-8 heartbreaker to New Mexico in day
three [May 28] of the Mountain West Conference championship, bringing
its season to an end. The Utes finish the 2004 season with a 22-36
Finishes Final Day of NCAA Western Regional Championships
athletes from the University of Utah outdoor track and field teams
finished the final day of competition for the 2004 NCAA Western
Regional Championships [held in Northridge, Calif.] on Saturday,
May 29. The top five athletes in each event qualified for next
month's NCAA Championship meet. More...
20-26, "Crimson Connection"
- Save the Date!
annual Homecoming celebration, held Sept. 20-26 on the U of U
campus, will offer a week chock full of events and excitement
for alumni, friends, and their families. It begins with Songfest
and finishes up with the Utes facing Air Force in the annual football
fest. In between, there are class reunions, a bonfire and pep
rally — featuring Coach Urban Meyer and some of his players
— and a golf tournament. A good time is guaranteed! More...
Alumni Scholars Chosen for 2004-05
more than a decade the Young Alumni Association (YAA) has been
raising funds in support of scholarships for students. This year,
the YAA raised $11,000 at its annual 5K Race, which took place
during Homecoming last September. The YAA presented scholarships
to seven outstanding students selected on the basis of service
to the community and to the University, and their academic excellence.
Meet the 2004-05 scholars!
U of U Alumni
of U graduates are the best representatives of the excellent education
the school provides. A look at a list of some of the U's prominent
alumni reaffirms the validity of that claim. More...
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publications by members of the U of U community:
Colonel and the Pacifist: Karl Bendetsen, Parry Saito, and the Incarcerations
of Japanese Americans During World War II, by Klancy
Clark de Nevers BS’70
Hollow, by Richard J. Butler BA’73
trips in 2005:
Italian Riviera: 21–29 May
- Switzerland (Interlaken/Bern/ Lucerne): 29 June–7 July
- Provence and the Luberon: 30 August–7 Sept.
- Mexico's Yucatán (Peninsula): 18-24 Nov. Details...
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Fabulous New Benefits for Alumni Association
Alumni Association has partnered with various organizations, on-campus
and off, to increase the number of benefits offered to its dues-paying
members. These exciting new offers include:
Days: Discounts Sat. July 3, and Sat. July 24
Jazz: Ongoing, single-game discounts
Symphony & Opera: 10% off ticket purchases
Butte Garden: membership discounts
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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
Hall Celebrates 75th Anniversary with International Season
are the traditional 75th anniversary gift and the 2004-2005 performing
arts season at Kingsbury Hall is a gem. In
celebration of its 75th year, "Kingsbury Hall Presents"
has made every effort to engage the best artists from around the
globe. The director of Kingsbury Hall, Greg Geilmann, says, "Our
upcoming season is an international showcase that reflects the
outrageous and diverse image of Kingsbury Hall." More...
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...
Fun at Red Butte Garden
variety of entertaining, educational activities awaits at Red
Butte Garden—summer camps for kids (Big Bugs Bonanza; Friendly
Flowers and Passionate Pollinators; art, cooking, and music in
the Garden); even a sleeplover! And don't forget "Monday
Family Night at the Garden," featuring live entertainment
and fun crafts. Pack your picnic and come! More...
Jolly Good Bash at Kingsbury Hall: June 5
swinging sixties are back as Kingsbury Hall hosts "British
Invasion," its fourth annual Plaza Sweet fund raiser.
The event begins with a social hour and silent auction, and
entertainment is provided by rising star Alex Boyé,
a Utah resident born in London. U of U modern dance students
perform to sixties favorites throughout the evening. The event
begins at 6:00 p.m. More...
Cancer Hospital Public Open House: June 26
new Huntsman Cancer Hospital will be open to the public on
Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tours of the facility
will leave the hospital lobby every 15 minutes. Refreshments
will be served. More...
Arts Film Series: June 26
Utah Museum of Art (UMFA) will show the movie, Atanarjuat:
The Fast Runner* (2001), an award-winning film that tells
the story of Atanarjuat, who falls in love with a woman already
promised to a clan leader's son. It is the first movie ever filmed
in the Inuit language of Canada, and stars amateur Inuit actors.
The film will be shown in conjunction with the "Power of
Thought" exhibition of the artwork of Inuit artist Jessie