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The 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 Collaboration
The 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...

U Professor Launches Project Devoted to Preserving Utahns’ Life Stories
Everyone 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...

University Starts New Tech Ventures Office
The 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
Utah 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...

U. Hoops Ranked No. 11 of All Time
Deseret 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
Four 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...

Bay Area Alumni Chapter Hosts President Young
On 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...

Emeriti Honored
The 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...

Young 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...


Rewarding 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...

Alumni 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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Career Corner
Do you plan on naming your firstborn son Gil, Horatio, or Warrick? If so, then you must be a fanatical fan of CSI, the hugely popular TV program that has spawned three hit series. However, if your firstborn son with the funny name decides to become a forensic scientist, now that wouldn't be so unusual. More...

Career Fairs...
are one of the best ways to meet employers, network and find job openings. Several hundred employers come to campus each year to hire U of U students and alumni for part-time jobs, internships, and professional degree-required jobs. The next Career Fair at the University of Utah will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. T to see who will attend, go to http://careers.utah.edu and click on "see who is coming" for a list of companies and their Web sites.

Fort Douglas Museum
Help tell the story of Utah's military history: Share your experiences, volunteer your time. More...

Donors Revealed
For 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."

Fiesta Bowl Print & Calendar
Display 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. More...

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Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture in Culture and Religion - February 3
This 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...

Valentine 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...

Kingsbury Hall Hosts a Cultural Fusion - February 25
Out 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...

U's Black Awareness Month Program Celebrates African American Culture Through Visual Arts - Throughout February
For 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).
This 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. More...

Jazz Legends: Photographs by Herman Leonard at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts - Through March 13
The 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...

U Celebrates World Year of Physics - Throughout 2005
Lectures, 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 2005. More...

What’s Happening at the Utah Museum of Natural History - March and April

What’s In Your Attic? - Saturday, March 5
Come 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...

Traits of Life - Through April 23
produced 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...

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