Peter J. Stang Wins Chemistry’s Highest Honor
Peter J. Stang, distinguished professor of chemistry at the University of Utah and editor of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, accepted the 2013 Priestley Medal during the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans. It is the highest honor bestowed by the world’s largest scientific society. The award recognizes Stang’s cutting-edge research that has had far-reaching implications for many areas of science, including drug development and more efficient ways to produce gasoline and home heating oil. Click here for more information.
University of Utah philosophy professor, Elijah Millgram has been awarded the 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship. Millgram was one of 175 scholars, artists and scientists chosen for the prestigious award out of 3,000 applicants.
His research focuses on rationality, theoretical reasoning and practical reasoning. He received a bachelor’s and doctorate in philosophy from Harvard University and joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 2001.
Office of Equity and Diversity Awards
Three individuals and one organization were recognized by the University of Utah Office for Equity and Diversity for their leadership and continued commitment to inclusion throughout campus at a luncheon on April 24.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – District Staff Excellence Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the District Staff Excellence Awards. Twenty-four staff members from six districts (academic affairs, administrative services, general administration, hospital and clinics, other health sciences and student affairs) will be recognized for superior service and ongoing contributions to the U. From these 24, six will be chosen as the winners. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 honorarium, a special plaque and their name will be added to the perpetual plaque on display in the human resources building in Research Park.
For additional information and nomination forms click here.
Nomination deadline is Monday, June 10 before 5 p.m. If you have questions contact Terri Crow or call 801-581-3117.
Host an International Student
Global Pathways at the University of Utah is seeking quality host families living within a 45-minute commute to the U of U. Hosts provide a room and 14 meals per week for students. Global Pathways provides training, support and compensation to hosts. Apply by June 15th to host a student starting August 18th. Contact Megan Richards or call 801-581-5240 for more information.
Summer Housing Rentals Needed for Dance Course Participants
June 16 – August 16, 2013
Furnished rental sublets of homes, condos or apartments are needed for responsible adult students taking part in a professional certificate course in the Department of Modern Dance. The Integrated Movement Studies summer certificate course is now in its 17th summer of subletting housing from U of U faculty, staff and students who appreciate having someone watch their home, yards, plants and animals while on summer break. If you are interested or want information, please contact IMS Program Director Janice Meaden.