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Utah economy is strong, but this is no time to grow complacent

Economics alum and Advancement Board member Natalie Gochnour warns us that now is not the time to grow complacent due to the state's current economic success.

Meghan Nick Flipping for Aerial Skiing

Economics major Meghan Nick talks about her entrance into the sport of aerial skiing and her goal to make the 2018 U.S. Olympic team.

Researchers in Guatemala Use LIDAR 3D Scanning in Mirador Basin, Discover Ancient Network of Superhighways

Project leader Richard D. Hansen, adjunct professor of anthropology, and his team recently discovered an ancient network of superhighways in Guatemala.

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Judge Bruce S. Jenkins

Judge Bruce S. Jenkins

Judge Bruce S. Jenkins graduated magna cum laude in political science from the University of Utah in 1949, and went on to earn a juris doctor from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1952 where he wrote for the Utah Law Review. Bruce is a United States Senior District Judge. In 1978, he was nominated as a U.S. District Judge by President Jimmy Carter and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. He became Chief Judge in 1984 and stepped aside on May 28, 1993. Under Bruce's leadership the court automated and computerized administrative, record-keeping and research functions, reorganized the clerk's office and probation department and remodeled the federal courthouse.

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Recent Awardees

  • Congratulations to NCVS!Congratulations to NCVS!

    Six Utah veterans will have the opportunity to participate in the R&R Program offered by the U’s National Center for Veterans Studies thanks to a grassroots charitable organization, Women Who Care.

  • Congratulations to Becky Utz!Congratulations to Becky Utz!

    Congratulations to Becky Utz, Associate Professor in Sociology, for her receipt of the University of Utah's Distinguished Teaching Award!

  • Congratulations to Bobbi Davis!Congratulations to Bobbi Davis!

    Congratulations to Bobbi Davis for winning the NACADA Region 10's Excellence in Advising for Advising Administrator!

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Last Updated: 1/13/17