HCI lights “Beacon of Hope” in honor of Jon M. Huntsman Sr.
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The agreement creates a pathway for students to pursue the degree or certificate program upon transfer to the U.
Financial planners help clients meet financial goals, prepare for retirement and make comprehensive financial plans. The program can boost options for graduates interested in careers in banking, trust companies, brokerage firms, insurance businesses and as private financial planners and counselors. Financial counselors may help clients with such money matters as developing a personal budget, building good credit, getting out of debt, repaying loans and preparing for home ownership.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 10-year job outlook for personal financial advisors is much stronger than the average for all professions — a finding that reflects the wave of retirements anticipated as Baby Boomers leave the job market.
The Beacon of Hope was a concept originally proposed by Huntsman. He envisioned a shaft of light emanating from the cancer center each night, creating a beacon that symbolized HCI’s commitment to continue its work to advance cancer research until Huntsman’s ultimate goal is achieved and cancer is cured.
“Jon M. Huntsman started a movement that completely transformed the landscape for cancer research and care in Utah and beyond,” says Mary Beckerle, CEO and director of HCI. “This new installation will remind us of how Jon inspired millions to band together against this disease. Here at HCI, we are recommitting ourselves to continue what he started. We will not rest until cancer is defeated.”
The Beacon of Hope installation was overseen by Jacobsen Construction Company under the direction of John Wright, project manager; designed by Architectural Nexus; installed by Next Generation Lighting; and manufactured by Taylor Electric. Upon learning of Huntsman’s death last week, these groups worked with HCI to develop this new lighting feature to honor the impact of HCI’s founder.
Huntsman passed away on Feb. 2, 2018, at the age of 80.
The Beacon of Hope was lit from sunset to sunrise beginning Feb. 9. Future improvements planned for the installation will make the new feature visible in clear weather conditions as far as I-15 on the northwest side of Salt Lake City.
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While a doctoral candidate in biology at the U, Varner brought her research on the ecology of pikas (small mammals) to Salt Lake County Jail inmates. In 2015 a AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship took her to radio station KQED in San Francisco to report on science news.
Now teaching at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado, Varner uses her experiences to develop courses that teach science students how to communicate with the public. She is a cofounder of Cascades Pika Watch, which trains citizen scientists to track pika populations in Oregon.
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- A new graduate certificate in Statistics, with tracks in biostatistics, economics, and educational psychology.
- A new minor in Information Systems, for students in the David Eccles School of Business.
- A new minor in Games, through the Entertainment Arts and Engineering program.
- A new joint B.S./M.S. in Accounting, through the David Eccles School of Business.
The next Academic Senate meeting will be Monday, March 5 at 3 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom of the College of Law. Senate meetings are open to the public. The agenda will be posted here approximately one week before.
Mobile sources, including our personal cars, contribute significantly to fine particulate matter that dirties our winter air. Ride transit, walk, bike, carpool or even skip the trip. Then, log it into the online tracker. The top five individuals from the University of Utah team win dinner with Ruth Watkins, senior vice president and incoming president, and Amy Wildermuth, chief sustainability officer.
Help the U take first place overall, and remember, with cleaner air, we all win.
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One faculty member and one staff member will be awarded (two awards). This is an annual award for which the Office for Global Engagement seeks nominations each spring semester.
The award selection and ceremony is held in early April each year.
Click here for submission information. Deadline: March 2, 2018
Presenting a poster is a great opportunity, especially for students and new researchers, to obtain interesting and valuable feedback on ongoing research for conference attendees.
The conference will be held June 15, 2018. Click here for more information.