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Unbelievable, 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.

What's happening at the U

U Research Exceeds $300 Million
The 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. More...

John A. Moran Eye Center Gets $100,000 Grant
In 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...

U of U to Host Community of Caring Conference
Prominent 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. More...

Major League Soccer Comes to the U
by John Youngren

Keep 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
When 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 logo!)

Read the article by Dirk Facer in the Deseret Morning News, 7-29-04.

The SAB Retreats
Every 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 club). More...

Get half-price Season Tickets to World-Class Theatre!
As 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...

A Real Deal for Young Alums
If 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...

Homecoming Week 2004: September 20-25 Program details...

5K Run/Walk - Register online!
The 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.


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You're Invited to an Open House - Aug. 31
Are you ready to think about learning at the University of Utah again?

The 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...

Marriott Library Hosts "Home Movie Day 2004" Event
When 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.

On 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. More...

Recent publications by members of the U of U community...

God’s Brothel, by Andrea Moore-Emmett; cover painted by JoNell Evans BFA'92

At the Edge of Empire:The Backcountry in British North America, by Eric Hinderaker, chair, and associate professor of history, Dept. of History

A Neurobiological Theory and Method of Language Acquistion, by Daniel Janik, Intercultural Communications College, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Visit 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...

Would Donald Trump want you?
On 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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Box of Benefits: For Alumni Association Members

Coming 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.

"Just 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!'"

Click here for information on the many benefits offered to members of the Alumni Association, or call the Alumni Association (Scott) at (801) 587-7695.

Water Management in the Colorado River Basin Conference - Aug. 26
Issues 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...

Red Butte Garden's Healthy Living Program
Come 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. More...

Marriott Library's Book Arts Program
The 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...

Ongoing Events

"Lifting the Human Spirit" at Red Butte: July-October, 2004
On 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...

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar at the Babcock: July 29-August 15
A 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 information.

Art at the UMFA: May-August
The 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...

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit: May 29-January 8, 2005
Titanic: 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...

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