Continuum The magazine of The University of Utah

Spring 2013

Robot Pinball Escape, a game created by U graduate students in the Master Games Studio, was published in 2012. (Photo courtesy U Entertainment Arts & Engineering Program)

Game On

The University of Utah continues its computer-science legacy with one of the top video-game programs in the nation.

Campus Notebook

Construction Update The University of Utah currently has 12 major construction projects under way.   Web Exclusive Photo Gallery:   University Offers Deferred Enrollment Option   The University of Utah has begun a new admissions policy that allows new freshmen and transfer students to defer enrollment for up to seven consecutive semesters. The policy goes…

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.

University of Utah alum and Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell sits in his lab behind the garage of his Los Angeles home, where he likes to tinker and brainstorm ideas for new products and companies.

The Impresario

Four decades after Atari, University of Utah alum Nolan Bushnell is ever an entrepreneur.

University of Utah professor Thomas G. Stockham, Jr., developed methods for digital audio recording and playback. (Photo courtesy Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah)

Pioneer in Sound

The late University of Utah professor Thomas Stockham is known as the father of digital audio recording.

John Warnock stands outside the Blue Boar Inn, which he and his wife, Marva, own in Midway, Utah. (Photo by Tom Smart)

The Innovator

University of Utah alum and Adobe pioneer John Warnock recollects his path to a publishing revolution.

University of Utah alum Ed Catmull , who co-founded Pixar Animation Studios, stands in the company’s headquarters in California. (All photos courtesy Pixar Animation Studios)

The Imaginer

University of Utah alum Ed Catmull has taken a path that melds science and artistic endeavor.


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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…