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It was bound to happen: First The MUSS (Mighty Utah Student Section) and now The FUSS (Former Utah Student Section). Not to be outdone, the Young Alumni have decided that they want their own cheering section at Utah athletic events, along with a personalized T-shirt and group identity. For those who join The FUSS, defined as “a newly organized and excitable group of young alumni and Utah fans who are eager and proud to bleed red,” some fab benefits await, including the option to purchase some enviable athletics ticket packages. More...

Click “Calendar” above for this month’s featured events on the U of U campus.

Young Alumni Scholarship 5K & Kids Run September 29
Now is the time to start thinking about signing up for Homecoming Week’s annual Young Alumni 5K Run. This year a kids' fun run has been added so the whole family can participate. There will be plenty of prizes and awards to be had, and coach celebrities (Boylen, Elliott, Marsden) to meet. Best of all: the proceeds provide scholarships for U of U students! More...

The Emeritus Alumni Board Adds New Members
The Emeritus Alumni Board (EAB) is composed of alumni who attended the University of Utah 40 or more years ago. The board helps plan Homecoming Week activities and participates in various community service projects. Meet the new emeriti...

Member Benefit of the Month: PTC Ticket Offer
A Seven Play Season Ticket package is being offered at nearly a 50% discount for Monday–Thursday performances for dues-paying members of the U of U Alumni Association younger than 35—part of an initiative to encourage young alumni to become regular theater patrons. More...

And don’t forget Homecoming 2007 (Sept. 24-29). It’s just around the corner! Click here for an updated program of events.

Utah Celebrates 100 years of Earthquake Recording
On June 29, Utah’s earth science community celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the installation of this state’s first seismographs. A commemorative program was held at the James E. Talmage Building on the U of U campus. Talmage was the originator of earthquake recording in Utah. More...

Nanobubbles Deliver Targeted Cancer Drugs Using Ultrasound
Cancer drugs can be targeted to tumors by delivering them in packets of nanoparticles, then releasing them with ultrasound. But this approach can be difficult because it requires a way to image the tumor prior to treatment. Natalya Rapoport, Ph.D., D.Sc., a bioengineering professor at the U, and colleagues describe a new method of drug delivery that may address this problem. More...

Ute Football Ticket Packages Offer Something For Everyone
With 23,500 season tickets already sold for the 2007 Utah football home schedule, the school record of 24,250 season tickets set last year is in reach. Click here for information on purchasing multi-packs and single-game tickets.

Four Utes Named To MWC Preseason All-Conference Football Team
The Mountain West Conference media voted four Utes on to the 2007 MWC preseason all-conference football team and projected a third-place league finish for Utah this coming season. Place kicker Louie Sakoda, quarterback Brian Johnson, and offensive linemen Jason Boone and Robert Conley were named to the preseason team. More...

Utes’ Tillie Helps France to Bronze at U-19 Worlds
University of Utah men’s basketball player Kim Tillie, a sophomore, recently earned a bronze medal at the FIBA Under-19 World Championships in Serbia. Tillie was on the roster for France, which defeated Brazil 75-67 Sunday (July 22) in the bronze-medal game. More...

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Gordon Gee BA’68 has been named the 14th president of The Ohio State University in Columbus. More...

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Achievements of U of U Faculty, Staff, Students, and More

The Deseret Morning News has described the University of Utah Singers’ latest CD as “music-making of the highest order. More...

Salary History: To Disclose or Not To Disclose?
by Julie Swaner
Have you ever had to fill out one of those tedious job application forms asking for information that stretches back to your employment dark ages? If so, why? My advice? Just say no. More...


Travel Night at the Alumni House September 5
With the Summer Olympics 2008 right around the corner, why not consider a visit to China?! As it happens, the University of Utah Alumni Association has scheduled a fabulous trip there in 2008, from March 27th through April 8th (with an optional Hong Kong extension).

Please join other alumni and friends for a Travel Night at the Alumni House to meet Carl Crews from Collette Vacations and learn more about this must-visit destination. More...

Expand Your Horizons!
Feel like spending a Night at the Theatre with Richard Schiarine? Or how about a course in Beginning Italian so you can converse with the locals on next year’s trip to Rome? And, as a complement, learn the ins and outs of digital photography to record all the glorious sights that Italy has to offer. Registration for these and a variety of other courses offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute opens August 16. More...

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Summer Brown Bag Series: Wednesdays on the Green August 1 & 15
Pack your lunch and join us on the grass for a relaxing hour from noon to 1 p.m. with music and drama performed by U of U faculty, staff, and students. August 1: Alternative folk/indie rock with Lost by Reason; August 15: Jazz guitar with Ron Maestas, accompanied by Tomas Richey
. Location: Milton Bennion Hall, Outdoor Theatre (map). Free and open to the public.

Red Butte Garden Summer Concerts:

  • Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars August 5
    With a fusion of traditional West African music, roots reggae and rhythmic folk, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars are touring the world spreading their message of peace, love, and the healing power of music. Their debut album, Living Like A Refugee, decries the horrors of war and the unimaginable tragedies the group has experienced. More...
  • Keb’ Mo’ & Robert Cray August 12
    Keb’ Mo’ and Robert Cray use their distinctive styles to remind us that the blues can be entertaining and innovative. Keb’ mixes a wonderful stew of blues, soul and gospel; Robert has been recognized for his masterful work as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter while maintaining the status of an innovative artist bridging the gap between R&B, blues, soul and rock. More...

Move It, Lube It, & Love It: Flat-bed Press Maintenance August 10 & 11
Thinking about buying a letterpress or have one that is giving you reason to wish Gutenberg had never been born? Don’t despair! Crank through the “how-to’s” during in-depth lecture, discussion, and demonstration with letterpress printer Paul Moxon from Alabama. Or ... learn Beginning & Intermediate Letterpress, August 22 through December 5 on Wednesdays with Marnie Powers-Torrey. More...

Turquoise Trees and Fantastic Flowers, Art at Red Butte August 13-17
Young artists explore Red Butte Garden and discover the variety of plants and natural elements that can inspire art. Explorations are accompanied by studio time devoted to making both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional work. For children entering 3rd-4th grade, 9 a.m. - noon, daily. More...


Sixth Annual Red Hot Barbecue September 8
Utah football is fast approaching! The University of Utah Business Alumni Association (UUBAA) will help kick off the Utes’ home season by hosting the sixth annual Red Hot Barbecue prior to the Utah vs. Air Force game on Saturday, September 8.
This event will sell out fast, so reserve your place now. More...

Andy Warhol’s Dream America at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts October 5, 2007 to January 6, 2008 “Andy Warhol’s Dream America,” an exhibition featuring 88 screenprints from the collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, contains some of the late artist’s most popular “suites,” or portfolios of work, including the Maos, Marilyn Monroes, Campbell’s Soup, Mick Jaggers, Ten Jews, and Cowboys & Indians. More...


Utah Museum of Natural History: Toadally Frogs! Through September 3
Things are hopping at UMNH as we welcome live frogs from around the world. Presented by the Audubon Nature Institute of New Orleans, this exhibit features live frogs, learning activities, and frogs we’ve loved throughout the ages. More...

Utah Museum of Fine Arts Exhibitions — Through the Summer
An abundance of imagery awaits visitors to the UMFA this summer. “The Transformed Landscape,” an exhibition currently on view until August 12, examines how early settlers transformed the undeveloped Utah Territory into a cultured environment.
“Head Trip: Around the World in Forty Hats,” which explores head coverings worn in various cultures around the world, is on display until August 12. “Robert Sabuda: Travels in Time and Space,” an exhibit that reveals the creativity of one of the world’s leading pop-up paper artists and engineers, continues until Sept. 9. More...

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