Continuum The magazine of The University of Utah

Spring 2011

Big Ideas

Five innovations at the U that may significantly impact their respective fields. ~The Foundry: Entrepreneurs are made, not born: What is The Foundry? It isn’t an incubator, although it has helped give birth to 22 companies. It isn’t an economic development agency, although as of December 2010 those 22 companies had created 19 full-time jobs…

The MUSE Project

A new student-centered initiative seeks to invigorate the educational mission of the U. ~In the last five years, the University of Utah has become one of the top 30 public research universities in the country. It has recently overtaken MIT as number one in the nation in spawning new commercial ventures, and both a current…

Visiting Day

An excerpt from the memoir I Love You and I’m Leaving You Anyway. ~After graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in broadcast journalism, Tracy McMillan went to work in television news. For the next 15 years, she wrote and produced news at the local and network level—doing stints in Portland, New York,…

Putting Students Front and Center

Sometimes—particularly during an economic downturn—I think it becomes too easy for some individuals to trivialize higher education as simply “job training.” We’ve all read the news stories: Want a better life? Then go to college, and get a good job. Yes, it’s vitally important for students to graduate with the skills they need to become…

Feedback

Some of the latest comments and letters from our readers

Gazette

Game On Some 21 students are now enrolled in the first year of a new interdisciplinary graduate program to design and build computer games—with additional students expressing interest in enrolling next year. The three professors who run the Master Games Studio are ecstatic. “The student response has been phenomenal,” says Craig Caldwell, a USTAR Professor…

We MUSS, We MUSS!

The Mighty Utah Student Section Raises Fan Loyalty to a New Level. Photos by MUSS member Dan Brinton University of Utah senior Joe Meng-Yuan Li loves his school, loves his school’s football team, and loves being with people who share his school spirit. So he spends most football home-game days standing, screaming, and jumping amidst…

Creating Good CARMA

Cardiologist Nassir Marrouche knows matters of the heart. He stands a head above his colleagues in the dim light of the electrophysiology lab, his eyes focused on the task ahead. His soft voice conducts an orchestra of assistants tuning instruments playing in harmony to heal a heart. Bordering the lab, a row of monitors lights…

A “Teacher who Writes”

English Professor François Camoin prepares for the conclusion of the teaching part of his decadeslong vocation. François Camoin, an institution in the University of Utah’s English Department and the founder of its prestigious MFA program in creative writing, is preparing to retire. After more than 30 years at the U, he will exit the classroom…

Association News

Rivalry Week 2010: A Clean Sweep for Utah The University of Utah swept the annual Utah-BYU Rivalry Week Food Drive last November, with record-breaking results for both food and funds. The competition was particularly driven this year for two simple reasons: Thousands of Utahns needed assistance, particularly as the holidays approached, and, since the U…

Through the Years

’60s Jim Gaddis BS’62 received the 2010 S.J. Quinney Award from the Utah Ski Archives for his significant contributions to the development of skiing in the region. In the late 1950s, Gaddis was a multi-year junior national champion and later dominated the national racing circuits, winning the NCAA combined title, the U.S. Championships giant slalom…

Spring Fervor

Celebrating a Time of New Growth and Regeneration Photo courtesy Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of  Utah Holding a celebration on the first of May is an ancient tradition in many parts of the world. Likewise, the end of winter has long been a time of festivities at the University of Utah. After…

In Memoriam

Farewell tributes to University of Utah friends we wish to remember

CARMA – Dr. Nassir Marrouche

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Spring 2011 Corporate Sponsors

ARUP Laboratories Intermountain Healthcare Physician Recruiting Moran Eye Center 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