University Of Utah
Impact Newsletter

U Celebrates Opening of Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House

In the words of University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins, less than three weeks after officially taking office: “What a fantastic way to start a presidency!” Thanks to a $4 million lead gift from the Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Family and the added generosity of many alumni and friends, President Watkins joined []

Cross Pollinating the Arts and Humanities

A graduate student is investigating representations of Native American culture and its transformation over time. Using the joint UMFA-Marriott Library catalog search, she is able to access Euro-American representations of American Indians in oil and in bronze, nineteenth-century ethnographic plate books with prints by George Catlin and Karl Bodmer, and photographic albums with images by []

In Memoriam

The University of Utah is mourning the recent loss of three exceptional friends of our campus community—Ian Cumming, Ezekiel “Zeke” Dumke, and Jon Huntsman. Ian Cumming, who died on February 2, was former chair of the board and CEO of Leucadia National Corp. He generously shared his time, business acumen, wisdom, and financial resources with []

Gary and Ann Crocker Science Center Opens

With much fanfare, University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins, former U President David W. Pershing, and College of Science Dean Henry S. White hosted on April 20 the long-awaited ribbon-cutting celebration to mark the dedication of the spectacular new Gary and Ann Crocker Science Center. Located within the George Thomas Building on Presidents Circle, []