By Heidi Brett, marketing and public relations director, University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library
The J. Willard Marriott Library and the Office of the Vice President for Research hosted the first annual “Celebrate U: A Showcase of Extraordinary Faculty Achievements” on March 9, 2016. The event highlighted University of Utah faculty who reached a pinnacle of professional success in 2015. Those honored were faculty who authored a book, were primary contributors to a realized creative work or were the top-funded researchers with their college. The J. Willard Marriott Library congratulates all honorees for their stellar work and contributions to the University of Utah and beyond.
Below is a representative sampling of those honored event. The categories include creative works, book authors and research awards.
Barlow Bradford was the conductor for the University of Utah Chamber Choir, who won the 2015 European Gran Prix for Choral Singing.
Kim Martinez, MFA, Department of Art and Art History
Kim Martinez created a cross-disciplinary mural at Esperanza Elementary. This was a community commissioned project that included art as a vehicle to create a culturally and socially empowering environment at the school.
Carol Sogard, MFA, Department of Art and Art History
Carol Sogard has created “Our Cross,” which utilizes plastic grocery bags in weaving artworks, exploring new methods of weaving of reclaimed plastics.
Erin Carraher, M.Arch. II, School of Architecture
Jörg Rügemer, M.Arch., School of Architecture
Joy Pierce, Ph.D., Department of Communication, Latin American Studies
Published “Digital Fusion: A Society Beyond Blind Inclusion (Critical Intercultural Communication Studies) 1st Edition.”
Sonia Salari, Ph.D., College of Nursing, Department of Sociology, Family & Consumer Studies
American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant: “Investigating DNA Recognition by Methyl-CpG Interpreters in Prostate Cancer.”
Daniel L. Dustin, Ph.D., Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
Toward a Better Understanding of Nature’s Resiliency-Building and Restorative Power for Armed Forces Personnel, Veterans, and Their Families.
William R. Jenson, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Psychiatry, Special Education