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The annual Spring Awards Banquet April 23rd at Rice-Eccles Stadium honored U of U alumnus Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics; Mark Matheson, adjunct professor in the English dept.; Martina Stewart , associate director of University College advising; and MaryAnne Smith, office manager for the Student Recruitment Office, for their outstanding achievements and service to students, the University and the community. Spring Awards photo gallery...

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The MUSS MeetsWhere Else?In the Muss
The MUSS held its fourth annual flag football game at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, April 21, prior to the University’s traditional Red-White game. Over 40 MUSS members, male and female, participated in the game, which grows in popularity each year. More...

Youth at the U
More than 900 sixth-grade students from Salt Lake area Title I elementary schools descended on the U of U campus on April 12 for Project Youth, organized by the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center. The idea is to get kids thinking about college at an early age. More...

House Party
It’s an annual tradition for the Alumni Association, through its Student Alumni Board, to throw a party for graduating U of U students—to welcome them into the alumni fold. This year was no exception. On April 25, around 1,500 U students showed up to celebrate. More...

Alumni Chapter Events May
There is a flurry of activity in the southern Utah and Las Vegas alumni chapters in the month of May, including twin receptions and golf tournaments on May 16 and 17 (Las Vegas) and May 17 and 18 (St. George). For more information on these and other chapter events in May, click here...

U To Graduate More Than 7,000 on May 4
Commencement ceremonies at the University of Utah will be held on Friday, May 4, at 9 a.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center. The class of 2007 is comprised of 7,166 graduates. The procession of diverse students come from 75 countries, 48 U.S. states, and 27 of Utah’s 29 counties. More...

A Greener Campus Building
More than 20 University of Utah students are trying to turn Earth-friendly sentiments into reality by designing 11 “green” projects they hope to finance and install in a new $25 million geology building currently under construction.

Why Small Dogs Are Small
Soon after humans began domesticating dogs 12,000 to 15,000 years ago, they started breeding small canines. Now, scientists from the University of Utah and seven other institutions have identified a piece of doggy DNA that reduces the activity of a growth gene, ensuring that small breeds stay small. More...

Ute Gymnasts Place Second At NCAA Championships
In spite of an inconsistent season, Ute gymnasts surged past favored Florida at the NCAA Championships on April 27, marking the second straight runner-up finish for Utah. Georgia took first. More...

Ashley Postell Wins NCAA Balance Beam Championship
Postell caps an incredible postseason run by winning the national balance beam championship. It was the first individual NCAA title for Postell, who has placed second in the all-around for the past two years. More...

Crimson Club Hall of Fame Inducts Four New Members
The University of Utah Crimson Club Hall of Fame recently added four former outstanding Ute athletes to its ranks: swimmer Darwin Killpack, football players Paul McDonough and Norm Thompson, and women’s gymnast Aimee Trepanier Preston. More...

Canadian Olympian Commits To Utah Gymnastics Team
Gael Mackie, a 2004 Canadian Olympian, has signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Utah gymnastics team. She plans to defer enrolling at the U until the fall of 2008 in order to train for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. More...

Red Team Routs White
The outcome of the annual Red-White game was all but predetermined when Ute coaches pitted starters and key backups against the rest of the team. An estimated 8,000 attending fans at Rice-Eccles Stadium on April 14 watched the Red team blister the White squad, 59-7. Ouch. More...

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Blue Critchfield BFA’03, a musician and fine arts oil painter, has paintings on display at the Springville Art Museum now through June 29, during this year’s Spring Salon.

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

Bill Kinneberg, University of Utah head baseball coach, has been named the pitching coach for the USA Baseball National Team.

  • R. Davis Bitton, retired University of Utah professor of History
  • Roma Lucille Iasella Ganz BS’37, elementary school teacher
  • D. Gordon Paxman, U of U Emeritus Professor of Ballet, former chairman of the Ballet and Modern Dance departments, and former associate dean of Fine Arts
  • Pierre S. Pincetl, M.D., chief information officer for University Health Care and associate vice president for the University of Utah’s Health Sciences Information Technology Services
  • Michael Smuin ex’53, award-winning choreographer for ballet, Broadway, film, and television

Career Anchors and your Career Development
Edgar Schein, an MIT professor and specialist in organizational psychology and career dynamics, coined the term “career anchors,” which refers to those qualities that drive our search for identity and stability within the world of work. Individuals tend to stay “anchored” over their lifetime in one of his eight themes and echo this pattern throughout their career history.

Don’t Look This Gift Horse in the Mouth
Attention, U of U faculty and staff: Beginning fall 2007, Continuum, the University’s award-winning magazine, will no longer be distributed automatically to faculty and staff on campus. Instead, U of U personnel must register online in order to receive the magazine. More...

The Best of China March 27-April 8, 2008
Join other alumni and friends on this fabulous tour of China
, one of the most fascinating countries and cultures in the world. Highlights include visits to the capital, Beijing, the Great Wall, the Terra Cotta Warriors and the mystical city of Guilin, with its fabled Li River that has inspired generations of artists. More...

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Hinckley Institute of Politics — May 2
Meet the Candidates for Salt Lake City Mayor: Robert Comstock, J.P. Hughes, and John Renteria; a live RadioWest Broadcast on KUER with Doug Fabrizio at 11 a.m. The Hinckley Forums will resume in August 2007.

Youth theatre at the U: Reviving Ophelia May 2-12
This world premiere—adapted by Cherie Bennett (author of A Heart Divided, 2004) from Mary Pipher’s Reviving Ophelia—chronicles the real stories of young women struggling with alcohol, drugs, and relationships. Everyone will relate to this personal, illuminating view of teenagers’ lives in America today; directed by Moses Goldberg. More...

Lifelong Learning Summer Courses May through August
This years summer classes range from Beginning Drawing to Investing in Real Estate, and from Mosaic Tiling to Medicinal Plants of Utah. Stretch your mind with one or more of these fun, challenging, and inexpensive courses. For more information, visit www.lifelong.utah.edu.

Kingsbury Hall — May Events
In May, Kingsbury Hall will feature Tiempo Libre, a cuban group who present a mix of Latin jazz and seductive Cuban rhythms; a debate between Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson and Fox News personality Sean Hannity (sold out); and the Mythbusters with Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, who will take you behind the scenes of Discovery Channel’s most popular show. More...

UMFA Programs and Exhibitions — May Events
From Fine Arts Films, with such classics as The Wizard of Oz and My Fair Lady, to exhibitions on Hats and Robert Sabuda’s pop-up book art, and from Third Saturday’s Book Illustrating and Engineering workshop to painter Brian Kershisnik’s “Painting From Life” exhibit, there’s something for everyone in the family in May at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts Marcia and John Price Building. More...


Brian Kershisnik: Painting From Life — Through July 1
A larger-than-life exhibition of works by celebrated Utah artist Brian Kershisnik will adorn the walls of the Great Hall in the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, in the John and Marcia Price Building on the U of U campus, through July 1. Known for paintings rich in color and texture, Kershisnik focuses on the experiences of being human, depicting self, family and relationships. About half of the works in the show were painted specifically for the exhibition; the remainder are recently completed and sold pieces lent to the UMFA by private collectors. More...

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