Continuum The magazine of The University of Utah

December, 2012

University of Utah Rare Books Manager Luise Poulton, left, and U student Matthew Scholl look at a leaf of a Gutenberg Bible, printed around 1450.

Stories Within Stories

The U has one of the top, and most accessible, rare book collections in the West.

Elizabeth Armour- Roth BSN'82, left, a nurse manager at University Hospital, talks with Quinn McKenna, chief operating officer of University of Utah Health Care.

The Shifting Tide

The U health care system is preparing for the Affordable Care Act’s many changes.


The Groucho Marxist

University of Utah professor Sam Wilson melds whimsy and discipline in his art.

University of Utah students in 1907 build the first concrete Block U. (Photo courtesy Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah)

A Monumental Tradition

The Block U of the University of Utah is said to be not only the first such symbol placed on a hillside by a university, but one of the largest. It has its origins in a class competition. In April 1905, the sophomore class at the University laid out and painted a giant “07” on…

The University of Utah's football and sports Medicine Center, shown in this rendering, is scheduled to open in the summer of 2013. (All renderings courtesy University of Utah Athletics Department)

Building to Foster Excellence

Utah Athletics has a five-year plan to bring University of Utah facilities to the Pac-12 level.

The Donna Garff Marriott Honors Residential Scholars Community has apartments for 309 students, as well as classroom space. The building is next to a TRAX light-rail station. (Photo by Trina Knudsen)

Campus Notebook

University of Utah Dedicates Honors Housing On September 21, the University of Utah dedicated the Donna Garff Marriott Honors Residential Scholars Community, the newest solution to the U’s growing need for on-campus housing. The dorm provides apartment-style living to 309 honors students in all years of the program. “These are not old-fashioned dorm rooms,” says…

Paleontologist and University of Utah alumna Lindsay Zanno prospects for dinosaur bones at a site in central Utah. (All photos courtesy Lindsay Zanno)

Lessons of the Bones

University of Utah alum Lindsay Zanno seeks clues to the future in the fossils of the past.

U alum Howie Garber, who is an emergency room physician, photographs Peek-A-Boo slot canyon in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. (Photos courtesy Howie Garber)

Through the Years

Treasuring the Wasatch

U alum and physician Howie Garber photographs the mountains to help preserve them.


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U Emeritus Alumni Board member Carolyn Kump tutors Dumam Ebbet in reading at Bryant Middle School, as part of the board’s Bryant Scholarship Project, which aids students for whom English is a second language. (Photo by Michael Brandy)

Association News

Encouraging Education The U Alumni Association awards $400,000 annually in scholarships. By Cassie Taylor This academic year, the University of Utah Alumni Association will award more than $400,000 in scholarships to deserving students at the University of Utah. A broad range of scholarships are offered to anyone from incoming freshmen to final-year seniors, and from…

In Memoriam

Farewell tributes to University of Utah friends we wish to remember