Hits Campus! Cure Coming Sept. 9
~by Randy Hanskat
Come this time of year,
even the most calm feel the itch. New tailgate recipes are tested.
Blue shirts burned. Parking lot spirals perfected. The signs are
obvious. You’ve got it bad—Crimson Fever.
Yep, with a string of
five consecutive bowl game victories, another season ticket sales
record, and seas of tailgaters springing up all over campus, expectations
are high for this season of Utah football. Well, the wait is over,
as the team’s home slate opens this Saturday, Sept. 9, at
6 p.m. against Northern Arizona.
Most of you probably
know that, as faculty and staff members of the U, you receive a
20 percent discount on season tickets. As another perk, you can
purchase single game tickets for this Saturday’s game for
only $5 each. Simply go to the Rice-Eccles Stadium ticket office
and show your UCard (limit of six tickets per UCard). No matter
if you get season tickets or just hit a couple games, the only real
cure for Crimson Fever is to be a part of the crimson-crazed excitement
in Rice-Eccles. So, get your tickets and feed your fever this fall!
Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Gateway starting at 3 p.m. with giveaways
and U cheerleaders— then take TRAX to the game!
Remembering Sept. 11, 2001
Five Years Later
Where were you when
the Twin Towers came down and how has it changed you? Here are remembrances
from four of our FYI News readers.
I happened to be sick
at home with a bad cold and kept my young daughter home from daycare.
I was on my sick couch island with my daughter playing and running
around the living room when the television changed from being just
noise in the background to being a chilling few hours of history.
I immediately found a notebook and started writing everything as
it happened for the next three hours or so. My daughter seemed to
sense the despair in the air. I prayed for the people in Washington
D. C, and was thankful to be in a safe place.
Grants & Contracts Officer
Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center
On Tuesday, Sept. 11,
2001, I had a 7:30 a.m. investments class to teach. When I commuted
in at 6:00 a.m., the attacks had not yet taken place and I did not
receive any news as I sat in my office preparing for my 7:30 a.m.
class. I gave an entire 80-minute lecture unaware of what was taking
place, although most of my students knew. They probably could not
understand how I could go on with “business as usual”
under such circumstances. At the end of class, I was informed of
the attacks by one of my students.
Associate Professor (Lecturer) of Finance
David Eccles School of Business
I was attending a meeting
for work in San Diego and had made plans to visit the person who
has been my best friend since we were 12 who lived nearby. We spent
some good time together, reflecting on her mother’s recent
death and how important our families have been to us in providing
the continuity we didn't always experience in our lives. We also
got to know what the depth of our friendship has meant for these
past 45 years—we know each other, we know each other’s
brothers and sisters, families…We have shared laughter and
tears for all this time. We talked about how this kind of love can
sustain us through these most brutal of explosive moments when the
world seemed to be falling apart. We watched some TV reports of
the events, tried to see when I could get transportation home to
Utah, cooked food, went for walks, rode horseback, read books, napped,
and talked freely. Many of my peers were stranded in San Diego and
Tijuana because they were internationals attending a scientific
meeting and I felt sorry that they did not have the kind of friendship
and support I was, in part, discovering. We learned that the lives
we make for ourselves and the connecting we do with others is what
gives us the greatest joy and sense of fulfillment. A very powerful
lesson learned in very hard times.
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator
University of Utah School of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes
Utah Diabetes Center
I was almost to work
when I heard it on the radio and wondered if I’d understood
what was going on. When I walked into the Residential Living Office,
where I worked at the time, someone had rolled a television set
into the lobby and everyone was standing around, watching in horror
as the events unfolded. Now, five years later, it still seems surreal.
How has it changed me? So many people in those towers had no control
over anything after the planes crashed; it has made me realize that
life can change in an instant. Now, even five years later, I find
that I don’t get so upset standing in line or waiting in traffic—it’s
just not worth the stress. And I always tell those people I care
about how I feel. A day doesn’t go by without me telling my
husband that I love him and I try to let my kids and grandkids know
how important they are and how much I love them.
University Guest House
the Forest for the Trees
TOP 10 OLDEST
TREES ON CAMPUS
~ From U arborist, Ann Williams
The oldest trees on campus are between 80 and 100 years old. Most
are located near Presidents Circle and Cottam’s Gulch. If
you work near this part of campus, take your lunch hour to find
them. It’s worth it!
||West of the natural
history museum on President’s Circle (tagged)
||North of Cottam’s
Gulch (not tagged) A magnificent tree but it’s been struggling–it’s
been hit by lightning three different times.
||South of the natural
history museum (tagged)
||South of Cottam’s
||South of Cottam’s
||South of the Park
Building (not tagged) Considered a living fossil, the species
is more than one million years old.
||South of the Park
||South of the Park
||South of the natural history museum (40 years old)
||Southwest of Building
144 (not tagged - 40 years old)
Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon
Red Butte Garden is offering a campus walk to show off the arboretum
collection and some unusual trees that would be suitable for your
home landscape. The tour will meet at the east entrance to the Olpin
Union Building and is limited to 25 participants. Red Butte Garden
members $8; non-members $10. To register, which is required, call
581-8454 or visit www.redbuttegarden.org.
BOOK OF TREES
A new book, Trees of the State Arboretum of Utah: University
of Utah Campus, by Julie Meyers and Ann Scott, is available
at the Campus Store (bookstore) and at the Red Butte Garden gift
TREE OF HIPPOCRATES?
An urban legend claims that the seed from which the Sycamore tree
at the southwest end of the Eccles Medical Library grew, was from
the original tree under which Hippocrates taught his students in
ancient Greece. It is because of this historic connection that many
medical schools, and even Red Butte Garden’s Medicinal Garden,
has a Sycamore tree.
New David M. Grant NMR Building Completed
The newest building
on campus is one you can’t see. Sept. 8 is the grand opening
of the David M. Grant NMR Center Gauss Haus. The $14 M facility
is located underground between the north and south wings of the
Henry Eyring Building (HEB). It’s underground because the
magnets in the building are sensitive to vibration. In fact, the
basement is not physically attached to any surrounding building
and there are no elevators or fans in the building.
David Grant, for whom
the building is named, is a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry,
known for his pioneering research in nuclear magnetic resonance
(NMR), the precursor to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which
has become invaluable in modern medical practice. A dedication and
ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on the outdoor plaza with
President Young speaking at 1 p.m. He will be followed by David
Grant, Chemistry Department Chair Peter B. Armentrout, and Ron Pugmire,
associate vice president for research, professor of chemical engineering
and principal investigator on the grant from the NIH that paid for
half the building. Public tours of the building will follow. The
new facility will be a regional center for NMR instrumentation and
research. For more information, contact Jim DeGooyer at 581-3124
Needed For Employee Appreciation Day
Now in its third year,
Employee Appreciation Day on Sept. 28 is expected to draw more than
4,000 people. Volunteers are needed to help coordinate the events
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rice-Eccles Stadium’s Olympic Cauldron
Park. Two-hour shifts will start at 9 a.m. Those assisting with
water and soda distribution will work one-hour shifts. As a thank-you,
volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and two tickets to a Utah
basketball game. Interested? Contact Carolyn Hebert at email@example.com.
Volunteers must attend a training session on Wednesday, Sept. 20
at one of the following times and locations:
• 10 a.m.
(Take the B elevators to the 4th floor)
• 2 p.m.
Human Resources Building
420 Wakara Way (north door)
Awards Coming Soon
Staff Service Awards
Staff Service Awards recognize employees from across campus who
have given 25, 30, 35, 40 or more years of service to the U. 2006
recipients will be honored at a Staff Service Awards lunch on Sept.
14. Over 100 staff employees will be recognized. The lunch will
be held in the Union Ballroom from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. For a list
of award recipients, visit www.hr.utah.edu/etc/ssa/ssa06/index.php.
Presidential Staff Awards
Presidential Staff Awards recognize superior service and ongoing
contributions by the U’s full-time staff. Six recipients of
the Presidential Staff Award will be selected on Sept. 21, in the
Olpin Union Ballroom at noon. Each recipient will receive an honorarium
of $3,000, a special plaque, and their name will be added to the
Perpetual Plaque that resides in the Human Resources office at 420
Wakara Way. For a list of District Staff Award winners, from which
the Presidential Staff Award winners will be selected, visit www.hr.utah.edu/etc/psa/psa06.php.
To attend the Staff Service Awards lunch ($10 by Sept.
8) or the Presidential Staff Awards lunch ($15 by Sept. 15), contact
Terri Crow at 585-0928 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is it? Where is it on campus?
by Roger Tuttle
Send your answer (be
specific!) to FYI@ucomm.utah.edu
by noon on Thursday, Sept. 7 for a chance to win one Campus Recreation
Services Membership with a Significant Other Pass ($127.00 Value).
The winner will be randomly
selected from the pool of those submitting the correct answer and
will be listed in the next FYI News due out Sept. 20.
Thanks to Campus Recreation Services for providing the
This contest is open to U of U faculty and staff only.
FYI Mystery Photo Contest Answer
The Aug. 23
FYI Mystery Photo was of the west entrance of the Mines
Building which is located east of the Army ROTC building on
the north side of campus. As one player noted, “there
is a lovely garden of cactus right below the staircase.”
The building is slated to be razed once the new Sutton Geology
and Geophysics building is completed.
to Martha Knowlton, winner of the Aug. 23 FYI Mystery Photo
Contest! Martha works as an administrative assistant
in the U’s seismograph stations in the Browning Building
where earthquakes are monitored. “I work in one of the
most interesting places on campus,” she says, “with
bright and wonderful people!”
What’s in the Basement?
Natural history museum hosts popular annual event
Nearly every nook and cranny in the museum will be open for public
inspection when the annual “What’s in the Basement”
day takes place on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
This is your chance to see the museum’s 1.2 million collection
objects that are kept in storage. In addition to dinosaur bones
that are millions of years old and ancient Native American artifacts,
there are two exhibits, In Focus: National Geographic Greatest
Portraits and a new permanent exhibit, Range Creek: An
Anthropology of Place.
Until a few years ago,
Range Creek was a little-known, rugged canyon in a remote part of
Carbon County. It is now one of the richest archaeological resources
in the nation with many of its well-preserved remains shedding light
on the Fremont tribes who lived there between A.D. 500 and A.D.
1350. The exhibit features replicas of a granary and a pit house
and other interpretive displays to show how the Fremont existed
in the canyon those hundreds of years ago.
Experts will be on hand
to answer questions throughout the day. Admission is free with your
UCard. For more information, call 581-6927.
Splendor on the Grass
Euripides’ “Elektra” will be presented at 9 a.m.
on Sept. 16-17 and Sept 23-24. Following the Greek tradition of
performing outdoors, the play will take place under the trees northeast
of Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. A pre-performance lecture by
James T. Svendsen, associate professor, will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Tickets are discounted to $9 for faculty and staff ($12 general
admission), and may be purchased at the Kingsbury Hall ticket office.
Call 581-7100 or visit www.kingtix.com.
Campaign 2006 Debates
District 2 debate with Scott McCoy and Joseph Jarvis
Sept. 19, 2:00 p.m., Hinckley Caucus Room, OSH 255.
College of Humanities to break ground on new building
A Native American drum call will initiate the groundbreaking ceremony
for the new Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building on Wednesday,
Sept. 20, at 4 p.m. The site is located south of the Alumni House
and east of the Olpin Union Building. Speakers include President
Young, Dean Robert Newman, and the Right Rev. Carolyn Tanner Irish,
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah. Dedication of the site
will be offered by Clifford Duncan, Ute Tribal Elder and Spiritual
Leader. Construction is scheduled to begin this November and be
completed in May 2008. For more information on the groundbreaking,
From house decorating on Greek Row, a pep rally, and Songfest to
a 5K Run-Walk-Stroll and the football game against Boise State,
there will be plenty to keep you busy during Homecoming Week 2006.
For complete details, visit www.alumni.utah.edu/homecoming.
The University of Utah Women’s Club is sponsoring
a Membership Tea on Monday, Sept. 11 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the
Rosenblatt House (home of President and Mrs. Young) 1480 Military
Way. President Michael Young will speak at 3:30 p.m. This organization
sponsors a general monthly meeting and members have the opportunity
to become active in a section on art study, book club, bridge, food
and friends, literature, lunch bunch, or music. Refreshments will
be served. Parking is provided at the north side of the Merrill
Engineering parking lot. All interested women are invited to attend.
Please call LaNae B. Neusser at 581-9719 for more information.
Send us the names of some of your favorite places to go for lunch
near the U and we’ll publish a short list in the next issue.
Send to FYI@ucomm.utah.edu.
Trax is a Success
The first leg of the TRAX light rail system opened in 1999. The
University Line opened in late 2001. Once expected to draw 22,000
riders by 2020, last September (2005), TRAX ridership set a record
when it peaked at 58,000 riders per weekday, system-wide. When classes
are in session, U students account for almost one-third of daily
TRAX riders. UTA anticipates that during fall semester 2006 TRAX
ridership will set new records.
forget to renew your UTA Ed Pass before Sept. 15. Locations:
Campus Store (bookstore), Commuter Services (Annex), and the UCard
offices in the hospital and Olpin Union.
Recent U of U Podcasts
for the following new podcasts:
• U of U
President Michael Young’s address (Politics & Society)
to the faculty on Aug. 22, 2006
• David Chapman, (Science & Technology), dean of the Graduate
School and 2006 recipient of the Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence
on global warming
• Jeff Metcalf, (Humanities) assistant professor in the College
of Humanities on his recent work with the Venture Program
• Charlie Jui, (Science & Technology), professor of physics
on the new telescope array project near Delta, Utah.
Where Did They Go?
Marriott Library Moves Collections Locations
• General Collection A-DK has moved to the south end of Level
1 in the library’s new wing
• Microfilm and microfiche moved to the center of Level 1
in the new wing
• Documents Desk and Science Desk have move to shared Service
Point in the center of Level 1 in the new wing
• By Sept. 15, Q-Z monographs (Science) will have moved to
the north end of Level 1 in the new wing
• Q-Z journals will stay on level 4
• Mid-September, Juvenile Collection will move to Level 1
at the south end of the new wing
Wanted: Study Participants
Life Transition in Young Adulthood
Fluent English speakers over the age of 18 who are students about
to enter the workforce full-time or first time mothers in their
second trimester are wanted for an IRB-approved study sponsored
by the Department of Psychology. Participation involves three, hour-and-a-half
sessions over a three month period, filling out questionnaires,
and talking about your expectations and events related to these
life changes. Participants will be compensated for their time. Interested?
Contact Cora Rice at 585-6915 or email@example.com.
Reminder from Continuing Ed
U employees are eligible to receive a 50 percent tuition reduction
on most Continuing Education courses. Call 581-7155 or visit http://continue.utah.edu
for more information.
New And Old
Shop the U Photostore
The U’s new online
Photostore is the latest campus resource for high quality stock
photography. At $5 each, Photostore images serve a variety of needs.
Categories range from athletics, the band, and buildings to construction,
parking, and people on campus. Because the Photostore is for University
of Utah use only, payment is by campus order only. Place your order
online and send your campus order to Lisa Hemsley at 308 Park Building.
Upon receipt, you will be sent an email link to download the photos.
Check them out at http://photostore.ucomm.utah.edu/.
New Resource for Medical Graphics and Photography
Located in the School
of Medicine, level A, Room AC125, Medical Graphics and Photography
offers graphic design work including flyers, brochures, posters,
signs, banners, illustration, and PowerPoint. Printing and color
copies as well as passport photos are available. For more information,
• University Guest House & Conference Center
Full-time meeting planners
are on-site to help with conferences held on campus, in Salt Lake
City, or out-of-state. In addition to standard services, the Guest
• 30 years experience facilitating meetings and conferences
• Certified Meeting Planner on staff
• Transportation and tour arrangements
• Online registration
• All campus groups receive the discounted campus hotel rate
and discounted meeting space rate.
For meeting planning
information, call 587-2980. For individual reservations, call 587-1000.
For online reservations, visit www.guesthouse.utah.edu.