Achieving the American DreamU to lead statewide challenge to strengthen Utah’s middle class.

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 []

The Rosenblatt Prize for ExcellenceGreat efforts deserve reward and cultivation.

In 1983 Utah philanthropists Joseph and Evelyn Rosenblatt established the University of Utah’s premier award—the annual Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence—to honor Joe’s parents, Nathan and Tillie Rosenblatt, on the centenary of their immigration to Utah and in recognition of their legacy of civic leadership and generosity. Nathan Rosenblatt immigrated from Russia to Salt Lake City []

Celebrating the Past—Creating the FutureJ. Willard Marriott Library celebrates 50 years at the U

The Marriott Library is marking an historic milestone this year—half a century on the University of Utah campus. A celebration at the library on March 2 attracted more than 200 campus and community members and featured remarks from outgoing U President David W. Pershing, Alberta Comer, dean of the library, and Saeed Shihab, vice president []

University of Utah Health Announces new Dr. Russell M. Nelson and Dantzel W. Nelson Presidential Chair in Cardiothoracic SurgeryChair honors the medical legacy of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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 []

University of Utah Announces Creation of Jon M. Huntsman Presidential ChairsThe twelve chairs, gifted by the Huntsman Family Foundation to the university, provide support for a broad array of health academic research, education, and clinical care.

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 []

AT&T’s ASPIRE ScholarshipsBringing opportunities to first generation U students

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 []

The Trevor James McMinn Presidential Endowed Chair in Mathematical ResearchHe loved nature, traveling the world, being with his friends, hiking and skiing—he was a true gentleman, considerate of everyone and everything, and loved by all who knew him.

This is how Trevor McMinn was described and remembered by his family and friends after his death on November 4, 2013. Born in Salt Lake City in 1921, McMinn was a U alum, graduating in 1942 with a bachelor of arts degree in physics from the College of Science. He went on to receive his []

Cheese for a CauseBeehive Cheese sales benefit Red Butte Summer Concerts

Tim Welsh and Pat Ford, co-owners of Beehive Cheese, located in Weber County, have been dedicated supporters of Red Butte Garden since 2010 as sponsors of the Outdoor Summer Concert series. Over the years, their interest and involvement in the garden have grown. In 2013 Red Butte was honored to have Welsh join the Red []