Craig H. Neilsen Rehab Hospital Breaks Ground

On November 1, the University of Utah announced that the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is donating $47.5 million for a new, state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital as part of the redevelopment and modernization of the university’s health sciences campus. The 75-bed hospital, to be named the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital, will be one of the most []

János Kollár Endows Lecturer in Mathematics

János Kollár, a Hungarian mathematician specializing in algebraic geometry and a former professor of mathematics at the University of Utah, is a co-recipient of the 2017 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences. Established in 2002 in Hong Kong, and first awarded in 2004, the Shaw Prize honors outstanding contributions in astronomy, life science and medicine, and []

Benzley Endowed Teaching Scholarship Benefits Education Students

When Verl Benzley passed away unexpectedly in 2011, his wife Shirley wanted to do something special to honor him. Although he had retired from his work life as a banker with First Security Bank, he was a teacher at heart. Graduating from the U in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree in history, he spent the []

Miller Family Foundation Gift will Fight Diabetes

The Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation is donating $5.3 million to establish a diabetes prevention program called “Driving Out Diabetes: A Larry H. Miller Family Wellness Initiative.” This bold enterprise, announced November 13, 2017, will incorporate a novel, three-pronged approach to attack diabetes through prevention and outreach, clinical care, and research and training. []

Childhood Friendship Results in Social Work Scholarship

The two 15-year-olds stand on the grounds of their new school staring at the camera, anxious as they contemplate what awaits them at Culver Military Academy. It is their first day at the college prep school in Indiana. They have just donned their uniforms and have yet to learn how to properly stand at attention. []

Opening the Door to Higher Ed: One Refugee at a Time

When Roger and Sara Boyer became aware of the number of highly motivated, qualified, and capable refugees in Utah who had been turned down in their efforts to gain admission to college, they wanted to help. Of the state’s approximately 60,000 refugees, those who want to attend college have the same set of challenges experienced []

Heading True North: The Childs’ Legacy of Generosity

Bill and Pat Child’s support of the University of Utah dates back to the early 1970s when their initial gifts provided funding to Pioneer Theatre, athletics, and the President’s Annual Giving Fund. With a consistent history of annual gifts since, their generosity has touched countless areas of campus. A recent example is their support of []

Engage with Nature’s Ultimate Machines See, Feel, Explore

How do Venus flytraps lure in unsuspecting victims? Why do cheetahs run so fast? Why do chimpanzees have stronger grips than humans? From the inside out, every living thing—including humans—is a machine built to survive. Thanks to the generous support of presenting sponsor Zions Bank, major sponsors My Good Fund, Rio Tinto Kennecott, and Wheeler []