The Daily Utah Chronicle

Low theater enrollment leads to lack of funds

By By Lana Groves, Asst. News Editor

August 27, 2008

By Lana Groves, Asst. News EditorWith low student enrollment numbers and a drop in private donations, the U theater department is scrapping to get enough money to put on student productions and hire new faculty members.The department will have to make changes and increase funding this year if they want t...

Committee formed for freedom of student media

By By Ryan Shelton, News Editor and By Ryan Shelton, News Editor

August 25, 2008

By Ryan Shelton, News EditorCommunication professors are coming together to form a committee and write bylaws that would revamp student media--an endeavor that began when the U Board of Trustees received recommendations from the University of Utah Media Education Task Force earlier in the summer to ov...

U to hold forum on armed conflict, terrorism

By By David Servatius, Staff Writer and By David Servatius, Staff Writer

August 25, 2008

By David Servatius, Staff WriterThe U's 12th Annual Siciliano Forum will feature a member of the 9/11 Commission, an award-winning foreign affairs journalist and a U professor who is running to be Lebanon's next president.The College of Social and Behavioral Science announced in early August that Lee Ha...

Students use U Card to ride UTA until passes arrive

By By Jaime Winston, Staff Writer and By Jaime Winston, Staff Writer

August 25, 2008

By Jaime Winston, Staff WriterTori Ballif used her UTA Ed-Pass to take the bus from her home in Kaysville to the U every day last year, and she'll use her pass to take TRAX to school this fall...as soon as it arrives.This year, UTA ordered the Ed-Passes from China, which caused delivery delays because o...

U researchers control electric current, may make organic materials more energy efficient

By By Lana Groves, Asst. News Editor and By Lana Groves, Asst. News Editor

August 25, 2008

By Lana Groves, Asst. News EditorU researchers have recently proved they can control the electric current of an organic material, which can help them test other organic materials to find one that is more energy efficient.Christoph Boehme, a professor in physics, has been working on the project for the past ...

Library now delivers to grad students

By By Michael Olson, Staff Writer and By Michael Olson, Staff Writer

August 25, 2008

By Michael Olson, Staff WriterAfter almost a year of delivering books to faculty members as a free service, the Marriott Library is extending the service to include graduate students. Any graduate student with a department office or box within a department will be able to have books and documents deliv...

VP of Human Resources to retire

By By Alex Cragun, Staff Writer and By Alex Cragun, Staff Writer

August 25, 2008

By Alex Cragun, Staff WriterVice president of Human Resources Loretta Harper will retire at the end of the month after 36 years of working in higher education.Joan Gines, associate vice president of the U Division of Human Resources, said Harper is a talented worker and will be missed when she retires Au...

U receives $12 million for arts complex

By By David Servatius, Staff Writer and By David Servatius, Staff Writer

August 25, 2008

By David Servatius, Staff WriterThe U has received a $12 million pledge from the Sorensen Legacy Foundation for the construction of a new interdisciplinary arts and public education center on campus.U President Michael Young announced the pledge, which is the largest gift supporting the fine arts or ...

Study leads to better diagnoses of anemia, iron-deficiency

By By Michael McFall, Staff Writer and By Michael McFall, Staff Writer

August 25, 2008

By Michael McFall, Staff WriterAnemia and other iron-related diseases are now easier to diagnose, thanks in part to a study by U scientists.The scientists developed a quick test that measures the amount of hepcidin in a person's blood. Hepcidin is a hormone produced in the liver that binds with ferropo...

New pipes to run through campus

By By Lana Groves, Asst. News Editor and By Lana Groves, Asst. News Editor

August 25, 2008

By Lana Groves, Asst. News EditorStudents will continue to see construction work across campus during the next five years as the U begins to tackle a nearly $30 million piping project that will repair failing high temperature water infrastructure.The project, which began in early August, will replace 65,...

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