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Through the Years

A University of Utah alum’s new documentary tells the story of a daring 1967 rescue on the Grand Teton’s north face.

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Six Honored With 2014 Founders Day Awards The accomplishments of five outstanding graduates of the University of Utah and one honorary alumnus were recognized with 2014 Founders Day awards in February. Award-winning journalist and foreign-policy expert Frederick Kempe BA’76; real estate and higher education leader Kem Gardner BS’67 JD’70; stock fund manager Donald Yacktman BS’65;…

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Merit of Honor Awards Recognize Five U Alumni The University of Utah Emeritus Alumni Board selected five exemplary alumni to receive its 2013 Merit of Honor Awards. The annual awards recognize U alumni who graduated 40 or more years ago or who are age 65 or older, and whose careers have been marked by outstanding…

Through the Years

A U alum in India is CEO of a nonprofit group that works to assist some of that country's most vulnerable populations.

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Alumni Association Welcomes Board Members and Officers The University of Utah Alumni Association has appointed four new members of its Board of Directors and three new presidents of the board’s affiliates. The new board leaders and members were announced by Board President Keven M. Rowe BS’83 JD’86 and Vice President Heidi Makowski BS’83 at the…

Through The Years

Re-Envisioning Women’s Worth and Wellness By Marcia C. Dibble On their very first day as college freshmen, identical twins Lexie and Lindsay Kite MS’09 PhD’13, now 28, took their first steps down the road that led them to create Beauty Redefined, their recently founded nonprofit organization that works to help girls and women uproot limiting…

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Full Circle Spring Awards honor former U football player Steve Smith, a U advisor, and a U alum. Former University of Utah student and current NFL star Steve Smith ex’01 has focused on giving time and attention to worthy causes in recent years. For that, and his athletics accomplishments, the U Alumni Association honored him…

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Through The Years

U alum Tim DeChristopher is the subject of an award-winning documentary film.

Through the Years: Ahead of the Game

Many of the foundations of modern computing were built by University of Utah alumni, and recent U grads are making their mark in the video-game industry.

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Five Selected for 2013 Founders Day Awards Four outstanding graduates of the University of Utah and one honorary alumnus received 2013 Founders Day awards in February. Health care and public policy expert Robert P. Huefner BS’58, automotive dealer and philanthropist Mark C. Miller ex’70, historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich BA’60, and businessman Norman H. Wesley BS’72…

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.

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…

University of Utah alumna and Harvard history professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich examines an antique quilt in her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Making History

U alum Laurel Thatcher Ulrich finds revelations in the relics of everyday life.

Association News

From Alumni House to Alumni Center Plans are under way for a revamped gathering place. The red brick building at 155 S. Central Campus Drive, known as the Alumni House, opened in 1980. It is the nerve center for U loyalists, including students and alumni, and is the headquarters for the University of Utah Alumni…