Mary Parker accepts a position at Kent State University
Campus Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Survey
U math professors named fellows of the American Mathematical Society
Lassonde Institute wins global recognition
Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization partners with PROTECS 


After seven successful years as associate vice president of Enrollment Management, Mary Parker has accepted a new position at Kent State University as the vice president of Enrollment Management. Her last day at the U will be Jan. 4, 2019.

During her time at the U, Parker placed the U’s enrollment processes on a rigorous, quantitative basis, one that positions the U for future success as it responds to the shifting demographics of Utah and the U’s shared vision of One Utah for Utah.

A national search for a new associate vice president of Enrollment Management will soon be launched.

Campus Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Survey

Students are being asked to take 10 minutes to help the Campus Contraceptive Initiative at the University of Utah. Responses will help it learn and understand the sexual and reproductive health care needs on campus.

Fill out the survey and be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card at the end.


U math professors named fellows of the American Mathematical Society

Two professors in the U’s Department of Mathematics—Tommaso de Fernex and Peter Trapa—have been named members of the 2019 Class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The society recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics. De Fernex and Trapa join eleven other professors in the department who were previously named fellows by the AMS.

Learn about the moments that shaped de Fernex’ and Trapa’s careers, including de Fernex’ epiphany on a train that led him to pursue math instead of architecture and Trapa’s frequent visits to the math library of the Ford Motor Company, here.


The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute was recognized among 12 universities for their outstanding entrepreneur programs at the 2018 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Conference in Chicago, Oct. 18-20. Now in its 22nd year, the GCEC Conference was attended by more than 540 individuals from 250 top universities from around the globe, the most in the history of the organization.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the best entrepreneur programs in the world,” said Troy D’Ambrosio, the executive director of the Lassonde Institute and an assistant dean at the Eccles School. He attended the conference as a speaker. “We have been growing our program for years, and we are proud to offer students at the University of Utah an exceptional opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship through unique extracurricular and academic programs.”

Read more here.

Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization partners with PROTECS

“TVC licenses technologies to a number of startups each year, and one of the greatest challenges for most of them—especially life-science companies—is finding affordable lab and office space,” said TVC Executive Director Keith Marmer. “Removing this obstacle will greatly accelerate their growth and allow them to bring their innovations to market with greater support.”

Find more information here.