Awards, Grants & Appointments from the U

Pastry Company Wins $40K in U Business Competition

The Utah Entrepreneur Series concluded Tuesday night with Cowboy Kolaches winning a $40,000 cash prize offered by competition sponsor Zions Bank. The cash award was the grand prize for the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, which is the third and final event in the Utah Entrepreneur Series. The series is a student-run division of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Read More

College of Social Work

Eccles Grant Establishes Program for U Students Studying Aging

The University of Utah College of Social Work had been awarded a $75,000 grant from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, establishing the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Neighbors Helping Neighbors Scholars program. Read More


U Picks Chemist Henry White as Dean of Science

Henry S. White, a distinguished professor of chemistry and former chair of the University of Utah’s chemistry department, will serve as the new dean of the university’s College of Science starting July 1. Read More


Keith Diaz Moore New Dean of U’s College of Architecture + Planning

April 14, 2014 – Officials at the University of Utah today announced that Keith Diaz Moore will join the U as the next dean of the College of Architecture + Planning. He will begin on August 1, 2014, contingent upon the approval of President David Pershing and the University Board of Trustees. Diaz Moore joins Read More

Nick Steffens

U Debate Team Head of the PAC(K)

The University of Utah’s John. R. Park Debate Society recently came in on top of the Pac-12 at the National Parliamentary Debate Association National Championships and placed ninth among all colleges and universities at the competition. Read More