ALUMNI CONNECTION e-newsletterAugust 2017
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Association News


Alumni Ambassadors
Come join the Alumni Ambassador Program to welcome visitors and U football fans to Rice-Eccles Stadium during the 2017 season!
Homecoming 2017
Mark your calendars, and get ready to #showyourstripes! Join us for a tailgate, reunion, house decorating, and more.
Alumni Stories
Kate Rubalcava BS'05 MS'11 dramatically changed her path with the help of the U. Read about her truly inspiring journey.

Alumni News

Featured Alums
Safi S.M. Safiullah PhD’03, manager of the Salt Lake City Public Library’s Marmalade Branch, has been named Librarian of the Year. Click for more on him and other alumni.
Reading Room
Gerda M. Saunders PhD’96 has published Memory’s Last Breath, a story of her struggle with dementiaClick for more on hers and other recent works by U affiliates.
In Memoriam
Ardean Walton Watts MA’60, a conductor for the Utah Symphony and longtime U music professor, passed away this month. Click to read his farewell tribute and more.

Campus News

U public radio wins big
KUER’s news and RadioWest teams were both honored for exceptional storytelling on June 15, at the Utah Headliners journalism contest, winning a total of 15 awards.
Biochem prof honored as a Pew Scholar
Erhu Cao, assistant professor of biochemistry at U Health, was named a 2017 Pew Scholar for his exploration of atomic-scale mechanisms to understand how cell membrane proteins function under normal and diseased states.
Clear bag policy on its way
Bring clear bags to Rice-Eccles Stadium and the Huntsman Center when you come to enjoy a sporting event—the policy isn't enforced till 2018, but start now and enjoy faster entry!
U prof honored by France's Ministry of Education
Anne Lair, associate professor/lecturer of French in World Languages & Cultures and with the College of Humanities, has been recognized as Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Knight in the Order of Academic Palms) by the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of France.
U is best bang for buck
The U made MONEY magazine’s best colleges for your money list, ranked at 247 out of 2,400.
New College of Education dean
Elaine Clark, professor of educational psychology and former chair of the department (as well as director of the school psychology program for more than 20 years), has accepted appointment as new dean of the college.

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