Continuum The magazine of The University of Utah

Fall 2011

Eskimo Elder Wisdom Workshop

WEB EXTRA: Valene Smith (featured in this issue’s Through The Years) has released a documentary of the 1976 Inupiat Paitot (Eskimo Heritage) gathering, where some 80 Inupiat elders from the 11 villages of the Northwest Arctic Native Association (now simply NANA) territories came for two weeks that March to have their teachings recorded. More….

Wanted: A Leader

U of U search committee faces a challenging environment in finding a new president. Broad administrative and management experience. A proven record of administrative and scholarly achievement in higher education. Experience and success in fundraising. Leadership qualities essential for the administration of a large, culturally diverse, and complex academic and research institution. An earned doctoral degree is strongly…

Getting in the Game

How academic and athletic success made Utah a player with other elite universities in the West. (The first in a two-part series on the University of Utah joining the Pac-12. Next issue, we explore some of the money concerns around the U’s entry into the conference.) ~As Utah fans converged upon the state Capitol steps…

‘Love Matters, Too’

Debra Monroe’s memoir tackles motherhood, race, and small-town Texas. ~In 1992, Debra Monroe PhD’90, a writer and English professor, landed in Wimberley, Texas, just as her second marriage was disintegrating. As a single, educated woman in a one-horse town (Wimberley then had a population of around 2,400), she was already a bit of an anomaly. Then…

Feedback

Some of the latest comments and letters from our readers

Gazette

University of Utah Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education Recently, The Chronicle of Higher Education has taken notice of the U’s ability to attract talented researchers. A May 1 story, “Utah Lures Research Stars With Money and Support” (visit here for the full story) notes that the Utah Science Technology and Research initiative (USTAR), launched…

Saying Yes

For actress Klea Blackhurst, life’s a musical improv. Performer Klea Blackhurst BFA’85’s first time on stage was while she was still in utero, when her pregnant mother, Utah actor Winkie Tedesco Horman BFA’61, appeared in Oklahoma! singing “I’m just a girl who cain’t say no.” The next time she appeared on stage with her mother,…

Amazing Glass

The U’s scientific glassblower melds science and artistry into his work. Photos by Stephen Speckman Kevin Teaford learned what it could really mean to be a glassblower during an otherwise ordinary week in the early 1990s. At the time, Teaford was working for a glassworks in northern California that made a wide range of custom…

Association News

U of U Alumni Form Clubs in China, India, and Taiwan By Cornelia Divricean University of Utah graduates in China, India, and Taiwan have formed alumni clubs this year. The aim of the clubs is to help graduates maintain ties to the U and to other alumni from their home countries. Before the three new…

Through the Years

’60s Eugene García BS’68, vice president for education partnerships at Arizona State University, has been awarded an honorary doctoral degree from the Erikson Institute, one of the nation’s leading graduate schools in child development, and delivered its 2011 commencement address. García is one of the nation’s most eminent researchers in the teaching of language and…

Rivalry Revisited

A new era marks the return of an old opponent. With the move of the University of Utah into the Pac-12, sportswriters are already making much of a potential Utah-Colorado rivalry. But the rivalry has a long history, going back more than a hundred years. The first athletic contests against a Colorado university were in…

In Memoriam

Farewell tributes to University of Utah friends we wish to remember