Humans of the U

Humans of the U: Collin Vijenandan

December 15, 2018

“I am a professional Bharatanatyam dancer. I started learning this traditional dance when I was 5 years old. I’ve been continuously learning for 10 years, participating in annual dance programs, church Christmas celebrations, school programs and even being featured on two of the leading television channels in Sri Lanka during Diwali and Thai-Pongal festivals.”



Humans of the U: Gregory Skedros

December 6, 2018

“In 1949, I was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the Air Force and spent two years as the pharmacy officer at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines during the Korean conflict. Upon my return, I was employed at Professional Pharmacy, Medical Arts Pharmacy and lastly as a civilian pharmacy officer at Hill Air Force Base hospital. In 1961, I opened Mountain View Pharmacy in Bountiful. . . .At that time there was no Chinese restaurant in Bountiful. We were fortunate to find a couple from Vernal that started off as the first chefs at the Mandarin.”



HUMANS OF THE U: DANIEL SOVELIUS

November 19, 2018

Daniel Sovelius, a custodian for the U’s Department of Mathematics, came to the U thanks to an enlightened University of Utah guideline aimed at supporting work opportunities for special-needs individuals. “I just love working . . . custodian work,” Daniel said.



HUMANS OF THE U: CRAIG L. HANSON

November 9, 2018

“After my two-and-a-half-year tour I realized I had found my passion for medicine. I returned to the U in 2015 and majored in biology with minor in chemistry. Because of my background in emergency medicine, I’ve looked largely at continuing that training and would like to become a trauma surgeon.”



HUMANS OF THE U: TERI ORR

November 4, 2018

“The strangest thing I’ve ever done for science was milked a bat. Let me explain.”