Board of Trustees briefs

U building named after philanthropist

The David Eccles School of Business has named its new entrepreneur center after Pierre Lassonde following a $12-million donation.

The building will house such business programs as the Utah Entrepreneurial Challenge, the University Venture Fund and Launch Pad.

New executive director for Huntsman Cancer Institute

Mary Beckerle was announced as the new executive director for the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the September Board of Trustees meeting.

Beckerle, a professor of biology, has more than 10 years experience and has been serving as the institute’s deputy director.

Red Butte Garden area named for Utah senator

An area in Red Butte Garden was named after Utah Sen. Wallace F. Bennett.

Bennett had been a benefactor of the U for nearly a decade before his death in 1993, and his family has recently pledged more than $42,000 to new garden trails.

Board approves historic preservation certificate

The U Board of Trustees has approved a new historic preservation certificate within the college of architecture.

The certificate will focus on an interdisciplinary study combining history, business, urban planning and architecture.

The new interdisciplinary certificate will consist of 18 credit hours and will be available to students spring 2007.