Robert Newman, Dean, College of Humanities, University of Utah, 5 December 2006

Dean of Humanities at University of Utah Appointed to Lead National Humanities Center

Robert D. Newman, dean of the University of Utah’s College of Humanities and professor of English, has been appointed president and director of the National Humanities Center. Read More

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No Cowboys without “The Horse”

If you missed the State Fair or summer rodeos, never fear. The Cowboy Festival to celebrate the horse and its many contributions to the culture of Utah will be held throughout the weekend of Sept. 20 – 21 at the Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center on the University of Utah campus. Read More

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First Female Australian Prime Minister to Speak at the U

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be the keynote speaker at the annual World Leaders Lecture Forum sponsored by the University of Utah’s Tanner Humanities Center. Gillard’s lecture, “The Asian Century: Australia’s Experience and Strategic Opportunities for America,” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. in Libby Gardner Hall, 1375 E Presidents Circle. This event is free and open to the public. Read More

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16th Century Medical Pioneer Celebrated at the U’s Library

In this day of amazing medical technologies, it’s hard to imagine what medical science looked like 500 years ago. But when one looks at Andreas Vesalius’ book “De Humani Corporis Fabrica” (Fabric of the Human Body) first published in 1543, it is difficult to imagine where we’d be without the contributions of this 16th century anatomist and physician. The book is part of a building-wide exhibition at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. Read More

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2-D or 3-D? That is the Question

The increased visual realism of 3-D films is believed to offer viewers a more vivid and lifelike experience—more thrilling and intense than 2-D because it more closely approximates real life. However, psychology researchers at the University of Utah, among those who use film clips routinely in the lab to study patients’ emotional conditions, have found that there is no significant difference between the two formats. The results were published recently in PLOS ONE. Read More