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Summertime 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.)

What's happening at the U

Listen to an interview with the new University of Utah President, Michael Young (interviewed by Doug Fabrizio on Radio West, May 28, 2004).

Distinguished Professor Gerald Stringfellow Receives 2004 Rosenblatt Prize at U of U Commencement
Gerald B. Stringfellow, Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, was honored at the 2004 Commencement with the Rosenblatt Prize, the University of Utah’s highest award for excellence. The $40,000 gift is presented annually to a faculty member who displays excellence in teaching, research, and administrative efforts. More...

U OF U Students Create Public Art Alongisde South Salt Lake City Trax Line
Now, 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 Lake. More...

University of Utah Makes Big Splash in Rankings
The 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...

U OF U Invites Nominations for Annual Veterans' Day Commemoration Program
The 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...

Utah 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...

Utes Lose to New Mexico
The 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 record. More...

Track Finishes Final Day of NCAA Western Regional Championships
Several 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.

Homecoming 2004: Sept. 20-26, "Crimson Connection" - Save the Date!
The 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...

Young Alumni Scholars Chosen for 2004-05
For 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!

Prominent U of U Alumni
U 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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Read about Urban and Shelley Meyer ("First and Goal: Life and Football with the Meyers") in the Summer 2004 issue of Continuum magazine, which has just been published.

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What is Art? – A Call for Proposals Announced by the Marriott Library
Dancers, painters, graphic designers, poets: come one come all. Consider the Marriott Library as a venue to share your art with the world. The Marriott Library’s Arts in the Library Committee announces a call for proposals to anyone interested in displaying art in the library. More...

From Club Ute, to Guitar Camp, to Youth Academy, there's something at University of Utah Youth Education for kids of all ages this summer. Just think, a summer with unlimited possibilities! More...

Recent publications by members of the U of U community:

The 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

Death Hollow, by Richard J. Butler BA’73

Terrific 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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The 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:

  • Lagoon Days: Discounts Sat. July 3, and Sat. July 24
  • Utah Jazz: Ongoing, single-game discounts
  • Utah Symphony & Opera: 10% off ticket purchases
  • UMFA: membership discounts
  • Red Butte Garden: membership discounts

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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...

Kingsbury Hall Celebrates 75th Anniversary with International Season
Diamonds 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...

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...

Summer Fun at Red Butte Garden
A 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...

A Jolly Good Bash at Kingsbury Hall: June 5
The 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...

Huntsman Cancer Hospital Public Open House: June 26
The 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...

Fine Arts Film Series: June 26
The 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 Oonart. More...
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