Dace, University of Utah associate vice president for
diversity, has resigned to take a job at another university.
Dace will leave the U in February to work as Deputy Chancellor
for Diversity, Access and Equity at the University of Missouri-Kansas
U administrators say some of Dace’s
key accomplishments at the U include expanding the number of
female and minority faculty members, promoting multicultural
events, and creating the Utah Opportunity Scholarship program.
A committee of U faculty members has been created to find a
replacement for Dace.
Fairbanks, a U of U junior majoring in Engineering, and
Nicholas Zachman, junior in Political Science,
took first-place honors at a Sept. 30 preliminary tryout for the
U.S. National Shooting Team—the first step toward competing
in the Olympics. Fairbanks placed first in the standard pistol
competition. Zachman took first place in two different shooting
events, air pistol and free pistol crown. The two are members
of the Shootin’ Utes. The team is currently ranked fifth
in the nation and hopes to become the third non-military team
to win the national championship.
Hoogenboom, who works for University of Utah Healthcare
as an information-technology staffer, recently returned from a
48-state, 9,700-mile bike “dream tour,” funded by
the 2005 Bayer Ascensia Dream Fund. Hoogenboom has been a cyclist
for 22 years, and has known he was diabetic for a decade longer
than that. He used his bike tour in part to raise awareness about
the fact that a diagnosis of diabetes is not an end to life or
athletic prowess or dreaming. He kept up a travelogue online at
Keefe, dean of the College of Nursing and presidential
endowed professor, has been appointed by Secretary Michael Leavitt
of the Department of Health and Human Services to participate
on the National Advisory Council on nurse education and practice.
Keefe holds the Louis H. Perry Endowed Chair and played an instrumental
role in nursing education initiative to address the statewide
nursing shortage. She will serve a four-year term with the council.
received eight 2006 Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television
Arts and Sciences, resulting in 12 Emmy statues for KUED staff
members—the greatest number ever presented to the University
of Utah’s public broadcasting station in one year by the
prestigious organization. See Post-it
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Carolyn Larrivee received the 2006 Excellence
in Nursing Leadership Award from the Utah Organization of Nurse
Leaders. Larrivee—a registered nurse and University Hospital’s
director of emergency, critical care, medical and surgical patient
care and cardiac services—was chosen to receive the award
because of the work she has done as a leader within the health-care
community. The Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award is the highest
honor given by the Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders.
L. Miller is the new chief medical officer of University
of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. An assistant professor of internal
medicine at the U of U, Miller specializes in internal medicine,
with a particular interest in patients with diabetes. Before his
appointment as CMO, Miller was the executive director of the hospital’s
ambulatory clinics. In his new role, Miller will work with medical
directors throughout University Health Care to improve patient
access and satisfaction. Miller received his undergraduate degree
from Colorado College and his medical degree from George Washington
University in Washington, D.C. He interned and was chief resident
of internal medicine at the U.
members of the Utah Naval Reserve Office Training Corps
won first place overall in the Volkslauf Marine Corp 10K in Bakersfield,
Calif., on Oct. 14. The race had 2,000 competitors in all-male,
all-female, mixed and relay categories. The U of U team—students
Chris Sanchez (senior, Political Science), Ryan
Himmighoefer (sophomore, Geography), Jeff Monroe
(junior, Mathematics and Economics), and Steven Mackay
(year and major unavailable)—received first place overall
and set a course record with their time of 59:05. The team plans
on competing in the Volkslauf race again next year, with a goal
to beat this year’s time.
T. Prchal, professor of internal medicine in the division
of hematology at the U’s medical school, will receive more
than $2 million to conduct research and clinical trials as a part
of the Myeloproliferate Disorders Research Consortium. The U and
Prchal will be working with eight other institutions worldwide
to advance research about incurable blood disorders, including
some forms of leukemia.
Slover, who teaches dramatic literature and directs the
playwriting program at the University of Utah, has won the Christopher
Brian Wolk Award for Excellence in Playwriting for his play Treasure.
The award, given by the Abingdon Theatre Company in New York,
carries a $1,000 cash prize. Treasure dramatizes a true
story of 18th-century politics: the affair of Alexander Hamilton,
the nation’s first Treasury secretary, with Maria Reynolds, and
the power brokers who try to use the indiscretion to derail Hamiton’s
economic policies. Slover’s book “Messiah":
The Little-Known Story of Handel’s Beloved Oratorio was published
by Silverleaf Press at the end of October Slover is also the author
of Joyful Noise, produced off-Broadway at Lamb’s Theatre,
and March Tale, which won the annual Writers’ Digest
Grand Prize. He is currently working on a film project, Despised,
with Red Rocks Filmwerks.
Soriano has resigned as the director of the University
of Utah Health Sciences Ethnic Minority Affairs Office to become
the new director for Utah’s Office of Hispanic/Latino Affairs
after a five-month search to fill the position. Soriano, a 73-year-old
Republican, is also stepping down as the state’s Hispanic/Latino
Advisory Council chairman after three years on the board. The
council and the Hispanic affairs office are supposed to serve
as a link between the Latino community, State agencies, and Gov.
Tierney, 92, University of Utah emeritus professor of
Japanese Art History and Utah Museum of Fine Arts curator of Japanese
Art, has been recognized with the 2006 Reischauer International
Education Award from the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana
(JSSDT). Formed in 1996, the JSSDT aims to promote goodwill and
advance business, civic, educational, and cultural interchange
and understanding between the people of Japan, San Diego, and
Tijuana. The award was given at a gala attended by J. Thomas Schieffer,
United States Ambassador to Japan, with welcome remarks from Kazuo
Kodama, Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles.
University of Utah and the Associated
Students of the University of Utah received Achievement
Awards from the Utah Pollution Prevention Association, a nonprofit
organization associated with the Utah Department of Environmental
Quality, for buying 25 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy,
a purchase that avoided 34 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions
the third year in a row, the Financial Times has ranked
the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business
Executive MBA program among the top programs in the world.
According to the report, the U program was ranked 30th in the
United States and 69th in the world. Faculty research output was
ranked 28th in the world.
University of Utah Hospital was among four Utah
hospitals honored with the 2006 HealthInsight Quality Award. HealthInsight
is the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Utah and
Nevada. It honored hospitals selected for demonstrating high quality
health care and excellence in performance on publicly reported
quality of care measures. The national hospital rankings used
to select recipients are available by visiting www.healthinsight.org.
The award was launched two years ago to promote transparency in
health care, defined by the Institute of Medicine as “accountable
to the public, works openly, makes results known, and builds trust
through disclosure.” The hospital quality data is available
by visiting www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov
or www.medicare.gov and
selecting Compare Hospitals in Your Area, or by calling 1 (800)
out more about University of Utah faculty, staff, and student
achievements at Recognizing
U, a U of U site created to showcase their outstanding efforts
and congratulate the honorees and recipients for their excellence.