University Of Utah
Impact Newsletter

Achieving the American Dream

Do you have an idea that could reinvigorate your community’s shrinking middle class? University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins, on May 24, announced a new statewide, presidential initiative called The American Dream Ideas Challenge, that will find, fund, and develop ideas to ensure a vibrant middle class in Utah. The university was selected by []

University of Utah Health Announces new Dr. Russell M. Nelson and Dantzel W. Nelson Presidential Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery

University of Utah Health announced, on June 15, the creation of a new endowed chair, The Dr. Russell M. Nelson and Dantzel W. Nelson Presidential Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery, to honor the legacy of a medical pioneer and global leader. Now president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Russell Nelson is a []

AT&T’s ASPIRE Scholarships

Cesar Canul came to the University of Utah to study art and is preparing for a career as a graphic designer. A first-generation university student, he received an AT&T Aspire First Step scholarship last year—the scholarship’s first year on campus—and hopes to be an example to his younger siblings and relatives who have yet to reach college. “Opportunities []

University of Utah Announces Creation of Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs

The University of Utah and the Huntsman Family Foundation announced, on June 19, the creation of twelve presidential faculty chairs in health sciences. The Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs provide sweeping support to academic researchers, educators, and clinicians spanning a wide array of fields. The presidential chairs are named for the late businessman, philanthropist, and []