SUMMER REGISTRATION BY APPOINTMENT BEGINS
Monday, March 23
2015 LEGISLATIVE SESSION RESULTS: SUCCESSES FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
2015 was a fantastic year for the University of Utah on the Hill. Thanks to the hard work of President Pershing and the persistent outreach of our university advocates, we were able to secure a 2 percent performance-based compensation increase and an appropriation for the increased cost of benefits. We are grateful to the governor and the legislature for recognizing how important higher education employees are to the long-term economic prosperity of the great state of Utah.
Click here for a detailed list of successes for the U, including significant legislation that impacts the university.
For more information about the university’s government relations, visit governmentrelations.utah.edu.
U OFFERS NEWS SCHOLARSHIP TO NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS
The University of Utah received a $25,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to provide two Boundless Opportunity scholarships to non-traditional students for the next two academic years.
The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship is a need-based scholarship that honors and supports both male and female, non-traditional students who recognize the value of an education in creating a better life for themselves and their families
“This is a fantastic offering for our adult learners,” said Kimberly A. Hall, associate director and development officer for the Women’s Resource Center at the U. “It is not only generous, but is also flexible for the diverse and specific needs of adult students.”
For more information about Boundless Opportunity scholarships at the University of Utah, visit the Women’s Resource Center’s website.
CANOPY RESEARCHER GOES OUT ON A (TREE) LIMB TO PROMOTE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE
When most people think of prominent women in science, Barbie doesn’t usually cross their minds. This is hardly surprising since Barbie has long been known for primping rather than for publishing. But the Barbie doll—one of the most popular dolls ever produced—remains an important role model for the behavior and appearance of young girls all over the world.
Barbie goes up a tree
That’s why Nalini Nadkarni, a canopy ecologist at the University of Utah, wanted to help reinvent Barbie as a symbol of strength, action and academic interests. So Nadkarni, who is nicknamed the “Queen of Forest Canopy Research,” created an alternative version of Barbie: “Treetop Barbie,” an (evidently) serious-minded canopy climbing researcher.
Read the full article on National Science Foundation’s website here.