Continuum The magazine of The University of Utah

Spring 2012

Through the Years

Former U.S. Ambassador John Price Recounts His Career In Memoir John Price BS’56, a successful Utah businessman and former international diplomat, has published the memoir When the White House Calls: From Immigrant Entrepreneur to U.S. Ambassador (University of Utah Press, June 2011). The memoir recounts his life story, beginning with his birth in Germany through…

Association News

U Raises Record Amount In Annual Food Drive The final tally from the Utah vs. BYU food drive is in! A remarkable total of 616,398 pounds of food and $153,792 in cash donations were raised for the Utah Food Bank and the United Way Food Bank of Utah County. Of the combined total, University of…


Tracking Winged Sentinels

A U professor travels the world to document birds’ crucial role and conserve their dwindling numbers.


David W. Pershing Named President of the University On January 20, the State Board of Regents announced that David W. Pershing had been selected as the 15th president of the University of Utah, capping a seven-month national search. Pershing, senior vice president of academic affairs at the U since 1998, joined the University as an…


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Arnie Ferrin passes the ball to Wat Misaka in the 1944 NCAA Championship game against Dartmouth, at New York's Madison Square Garden. (Photo courtesy Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah)

The Blitz Kids

Arnie Ferrin’s son and grandson tell the unlikely tale of the 1944 championship team.

U freshman Bettymaya Foott stands in front of the Donna Garff Marriott Honors Residential Scholars Community, which is slated to open this coming fall. (Photos by Stephen Speckman)

Faces of the Future

A new plan aims to increase the academic quality and success of the University’s student body.

University of Utah alum John Bennion tutors Binti Aden in writing at Bryant Middle School in Salt Lake City. (Photos by Michael Brandy)

Fostering Education

U alum John Bennion’s Bryant Scholarship Project nurtures refugee students’ dreams and hopes.

Photos by August Miller

Evolution of a Scientist

Anthropologist Alan Rogers’ book aims to convince skeptics that Darwin was right.

(All photos courtesy Miami Dolphins)

Still a Team

Three former Utah players make history with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins.

In Memoriam

Farewell tributes to University of Utah friends we wish to remember