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 []

Intermountain Healthcare Gifts $15 Million to Medical School

The University of Utah has received a 15 million-dollar gift from Intermountain Healthcare to fund a new planned medical education building, replacing the venerable 52-year-old U School of Medicine building. Intermountain Healthcare’s senior management team and board bestowed the gift as an expression of gratitude for the U’s commitment to providing high-quality medical education in []

Gary and Ann Crocker Science Center OpensOpening the doors to a new generation of scientists

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, []

President Ruth Watkins

The University of Utah is delighted to welcome Ruth Watkins as the 16th president of the University of Utah. President Watkins has served as senior vice president for academic affairs at the U since she arrived on campus in August 2013 after 20 years in faculty and leadership roles at the University of Illinois at []

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 []

Cross Pollinating the Arts and HumanitiesWith a unique grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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 []

National Advisory Council Welcomes Members

The University of Utah’s National Advisory Council is comprised of a distinguished volunteer corps of prominent alumni and friends. Established in 1968, the council serves the university through its advice and involvement in areas ranging from alumni programs and fundraising to legislative relations and student affairs. Four new members began their terms in April. Cathy []

Nature All Around Us—A Wild IdeaNatural History Museum of Utah meets Alternative Visions Fund challenge grant.

Last fall, the Natural History Museum of Utah announced a wild idea—an ambitious initiative called Nature All Around Us to encourage Utah residents to explore and record the nature in their own neighborhoods. As part of the project, the museum will develop an in-house special exhibition and a variety of citizen science programs across the []

Mark Fuller Hosts Event at WET

  Approximately 100 U alums, parents of alums, and admitted students who are considering attending the U, gathered in Burbank, north of Los Angeles, on March 6, when U alum Mark Fuller HBS’76, founder and CEO of WET, also known as WET Design, hosted the group for a tour of his award-winning workshop. The tour []