The Daily Utah Chronicle

U Involved in Writing Program for Underprivileged Schools

U Involved in Writing Program for Underprivileged Schools

By Mandi Johansen

February 24, 2019

  The University of Utah is involved with a relatively new program called Wasatch Writers in the Schools (WWitS). The program has received generous support from the Creative Writing and English Departments at the U, Utah Humanities and University Neighborhood Partners. The program has two...

Computer Science for K-12: Silicon Slopes Has Plans for Utah

Computer Science for K-12: Silicon Slopes Has Plans for Utah

By Mandi Johansen

February 24, 2019

  The Silicon Slopes Tech Summit was held at the Salt Palace Convention Center on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2019. The summit is organized and hosted by the Silicon Slopes organization. The conference brought out almost 24,000 attendees this year, more than the previous year. According to their website,...

U Student Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

U Student Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarship

By Mandi Johansen

February 18, 2019

  Cameron Owen, from Boise, Idaho, is a senior studying chemistry and physics with a minor in mathematics and is the fourth consecutive University of Utah student to be awarded the Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. The Churchill Scholarship...

U Holds Vigil In Honor of Resident Doctor

U Holds Vigil In Honor of Resident Doctor

By Mandi Johansen

February 8, 2019

  Following the tragic death of first-year resident doctor Sarah Hawley, a candlelight vigil was held on Monday night at the University Guest House. Friends, family and colleagues united together to celebrate the wonderful life that Dr. Hawley lived and to remember the happiness that they shared...

Macote’s School: Former Ute Brings Education to Home Country

Macote’s School: Former Ute Brings Education to Home Country

By Mandi Johansen

February 5, 2019

  Born and raised in Guinea-Bissau, a small country in West Africa, Macote Ambrozio has had to take a more difficult path to success because of the lack of opportunities for improvement offered in a small country with an undeveloped infrastructure. The Portuguese- and Creole-speaking country has ...

U Resident Doctor Killed in Alleged Murder-Suicide

U Resident Doctor Killed in Alleged Murder-Suicide

By Mandi Johansen

February 3, 2019

  The University of Utah is recovering from the tragic loss of first year medical resident Dr. Sarah Hawley. She was beloved by all who knew her. 27-year old Dr. Hawley was killed late Sunday night, Jan. 27, 2019, in what Sgt. Brandon Shear, a Salt Lake Police Department spokesman, said “appears...

The Hinckley Institute of Politics: Where All Majors Can Get Connected

The Hinckley Institute of Politics: Where All Majors Can Get Connected

By Mandi Johansen

January 22, 2019

  The Hinckley Institute of Politics provides opportunities for students to engage with prestigious organizations in numerous ways. The institute has assisted thousands of students and continues to help students find roles in internships that connect them to government, politics and NGOs that allow ...

U Faculty Member Receives Qatar Malone Fellowship

U Faculty Member Receives Qatar Malone Fellowship

By Mandi Johansen

December 4, 2018

  April Sanders-Aboulila, an academic advisor in the psychology department at the University of Utah, was awarded a fellowship to spend several days in Qatar to learn about its culture, its government priorities, its economic policies and its relations in world affairs. The opportunity arose throug...

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