The Daily Utah Chronicle

Children’s Cancer Research Center at HCI Dedicated, Leaders Express Hope for Future

Children’s Cancer Research Center at HCI Dedicated, Leaders Express Hope for Future

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

June 22, 2017

The University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) dedicated a new arm of their facility Wednesday — the Primary Children's and Families’ Cancer Research Center. The first speaker at the dedication, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr., noted that the new facility expands HCI to one million...

Committee Created to Find New University President

Committee Created to Find New University President

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

June 20, 2017

The Utah State Board of Regents, the governing body for all public colleges and universities in Utah, has announced the creation of a Presidential Search Committee to find the replacement for David Pershing, who has been president of the University of Utah for the last five years. The 24-member com...

U Researcher and HCI Director Mary Beckerle Elected to American Philosophical Society

U Researcher and HCI Director Mary Beckerle Elected to American Philosophical Society

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

June 9, 2017

Last week, Mary Beckerle — CEO and director of the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) — was elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS). Among her class of 32 inductees was former President Barack Obama, the CEO of the New York Times and scientists from Stanford, Harv...

U’s Patrick Wiggins Discovers Firework Galaxy Supernova

U’s Patrick Wiggins Discovers Firework Galaxy Supernova

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

June 3, 2017

When a star dies, it goes out with a bang. Patrick Wiggins — public outreach educator for the University of Utah’s Department of Physics & Astronomy, and NASA solar system ambassador to Utah — would know. He’s discovered several, with the most recent being just last month. Wigg...

Huntsman Memorandum May Have Played Role in HCI Rift

Huntsman Memorandum May Have Played Role in HCI Rift

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

May 2, 2017

A little over a month before Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) CEO and Director Mary Beckerle was dismissed by University of Utah President David Pershing and Senior Vice President of Health Science, Vivian Lee, a new memorandum of understanding for the operations of the institute was drafted. It was sign...

Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO Mary Beckerle Reinstated

Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO Mary Beckerle Reinstated

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

April 25, 2017

Early Tuesday morning, members of the University of Utah’s Board of Trustees met with President David Pershing and Dr. Vivian Lee to discuss their decision to dismiss CEO and director of Huntsman Cancer Institute Mary Beckerle. After about an hour and a half of deliberation, they exited the board r...

Huntsman Family, HCI Employees Feud with U Over CEO Dismissal

Huntsman Family, HCI Employees Feud with U Over CEO Dismissal

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey and Emily Anderson

April 20, 2017

Monday afternoon, according to Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) employees, University of Utah President David Pershing emailed Mary Beckerle to notify her that she had been dismissed from her position as CEO and Director of HCI. The next morning, faculty and staff received an email from University of...

Urban Ecology Students Transform Parking Spots for Earth Week

Urban Ecology Students Transform Parking Spots for Earth Week

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

April 18, 2017

As part of Earth Week at the University of Utah, the Student Collective of Allied Planners and Ecologists (SCAPE) recognized PARKing Day in the parking lot west of the Marriott Library. The day is a national attempt to take parking spaces and temporarily return them to public use. Urban Planners and...

Social Media Manager Named New Executive Editor

Social Media Manager Named New Executive Editor

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

April 10, 2017

Megan Hulse said journalism is a love she stumbled into. Hulse has been named the next Executive Editor of University of Utah Student Media, making her editor-in-chief over both The Daily Utah Chronicle and Wasatch Magazine. Having loved writing in high school, she began college studying English exclu...

U Researchers Design a New Way to Take Photos of the Brain

U Researchers Design a New Way to Take Photos of the Brain

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey

April 4, 2017

Like any organ, doctors occasionally need to examine the inside of a patient's brain to see the cells. The most common ways to do this currently are: cutting out a section of the brain and observing it under a microscope or inserting an optical probe inside the brain. A group of U researchers from diverse d...

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