Continuum The magazine of The University of Utah

Winter 2010

Behind the Curtain

Pioneer Theatre Company’s skilled craftspeople have more than a few tricks up their sleeves. ~ Pioneer Theatre Company (PTC), the U’s resident professional theater, has been exciting, educating, and entertaining audiences for almost 50 years. This year, PTC kicked off its season in September with Shakespeare’s Hamlet. When the curtain opened, the efforts of a…

Mending the Tapestry

UNP/Hartland works to weave the diverse cultures of Salt Lake City into the University fabric. ~ We all know the image of Ivory Towers—universities as places of esoteric knowledge, havens for the elite, separated from the real-world affairs of ordinary people.But we also know our society itself isn’t like that. It’s increasingly nonhomogenous. It’s multicultural. It’s…

Engendering Curiosity

From spirituality to scholarship, Professor Kathryn Stockton asks difficult questions—and sometimes finds unexpected answers. No one would confuse the road to Salt Lake City with the one to Damascus. But for Kathryn Bond Stockton, the journey that brought her from a nearly ordained Episcopal priest to professor of English, celebrated queer theorist, and director of…

Committing to the Community

I am often surprised by the number of letters I receive that begin with a phrase much like this:  “Your recent issue brought back so many memories—I grew up near the University of Utah, and before I was even enrolled as a student, my family frequently visited campus.”  Letters highlighting just such a sentiment are…

Feedback

Some of the latest comments and letters from our readers

Gazette

Honey, I Shrunk the U Logo! Engineer Etches a Utah Medallion the Width of a Blonde Hair In an example of how a technology wonk displays school spirit, an engineer has created a golden University of Utah logo that is smaller than the width of an average human hair. The gold etching is only 70…

A Serendipitous Landing

Photos by Lawrence Boye. Corrie Lothrop brings a fresh face—and a long list of accomplishments—to the U of U gymnastics team. Newly arrived University of Utah gymnast Corrie Lothrop smiles when she tells you that she started gymnastics at the ripe old age of 2, in her parents’ gym, Yellow Jackets Gymnastics in Middleton, Mass.…

Lost Innocence

Writer Les Standiford recalls the terrible tale that riveted the nation and changed American childhood forever. “As the ancients understood, truth has its implacable force.” —Les Standiford On Dec. 16, 2008, dozens of news organizations from around the country descended on Hollywood, Fla., to hear the city’s police chief announce that one of the most…

Washed Ashore

Personal tragedy helps an alum find beauty and meaning in the ugly and awful. From the day the photography exhibit opened at the Salt Lake Art Center, where she worked to help pay for college, one image captivated Angela Haseltine Pozzi BS’84: a cascade of red and white rubbish spilling down a stairway like some…

Association News

Founders Day 2011: Recognizing Excellence In recognition of the founding of the University of Utah on February 28, 1850, the Alumni Association each year presents its Distinguished Alumnus/a Award to four alumni who have contributed to society through their professional achievements, commitment to community service, and support of the University’s mission. The Association also presents the…

Through the Years

’50s Don Gale BA’58 MA’60 PhD’86 has been inducted into the Utah Broadcast Hall of Fame. Gale wrote and broadcast daily editorial comments for KSL radio and television for more than 20 years—some 6,000 editorials in all—and currently writes a monthly column for the Deseret News. He was on the faculty of the University of…

Dramatis Personae

From humble beginnings, the University of Utah theater program has grown into a major player on the collegiate stage. Photo courtesy Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of  Utah While Utah, as a state, has a distinguished history of theater, in the early days of the University of Utah there was little money to…

In Memoriam

Farewell tributes to University of Utah friends we wish to remember

The Strangeness of Sexuality: What is Queer Theory? Are Children Queer?

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Dr. Kathryn Bond Stockton speaks in the Frederick W. Reynolds Lecture. (Read the related feature on Stockton here.)

Winter 2010 Corporate Sponsors

ARUP Laboratories Intermountain Healthcare Physician Recruiting Moran Eye Center MountainWest Sports Network Rowland Hall University Federal Credit Union University of Utah Athletics University of Utah College of Nursing University of Utah Development Office University of Utah Health Care