The Utah Utes are the intercollegiate athletics teams that represent the University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City. They are named after the Ute tribe of Native Americans; the men's basketball team is known as the "Runnin' Utes". Utah competes in the Pac-12 Conference, after it was announced on June 17, 2010, that the Utes would join the conference in all sports, beginning in the 2011–2012 academic year, they are the third Pac-12 member to have spent time in the Western Athletic Conference, joining old conference rivals Arizona and Arizona State. They are the first school to leave the Mountain West Conference since it was formed in 1999. Utah offers a total of 19 varsity sports—seven for men, 11 for women, one coeducational. Baseball, football and lacrosse are sponsored for men only. Beach volleyball, cross country, indoor track & field, indoor volleyball, outdoor track & field and softball are sponsored for women only. Basketball, swimming & diving, tennis are sponsored for both sexes; the coeducational sport is skiing.
Utah's newest varsity sport is men's lacrosse, which will play its first season in 2019. The baseball team is made up of 32 Division I players from across the world. 14 players are from Utah, 8 from Arizona, 4 from California, 2 from Nevada, 1 from Louisiana, Oregon and the Netherlands. The Utes call. Smith's Ballpark was known as Franklin Covey Field but was changed in 2009 to Spring Mobile Ballpark, again in 2014 than its present name. Smith's Ballpark is the home of the Salt Lake Bees, Triple-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Angels; the Utah baseball team has won 1 Mountain West Conference Championship, occurring in 2009. This gave the Utes a regional berth for the first time since the 1960s. In the past 3 years Utah baseball has seen 6 of their players get drafted in the annual Major League Baseball draft, including C. J. Cron, first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels; the Runnin' Utes basketball program has the 9th most wins among college basketball programs. The Utes have made 27 NCAA Tournament appearances, which ranks 7th all-time, while the Utes 10 outright conference championships is the 5th best in NCAA history.
The Utes are coached by former NBA head coach Larry Krystowiak. Individual success has been a big part of Utah athletics, as many successful players and coaches have been a part of the rich Utah tradition. Andrew Bogut was selected #1 in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, making the University of Utah the only school in NCAA history to produce the #1 draft pick in both the NBA and NFL in the same year. Other notable players that have gone on to play in the NBA are Delon Wright, Andre Miller, Keith Van Horn, Michael Doleac, Danny Vranes and Tom Chambers; the Utes have been coached by several top NCAA coaches, including Vadal Peterson – the winningest coach in Utah basketball history, hall of fame coach Jack Gardner, Bill Foster and Rick Majerus. The Utes have played in four Final Fours, winning the 1944 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. Utah added an NIT title in 1947. Jerry Chambers was named MVP of the 1966 Final Four in which Utah lost to eventual champion Texas Western and the legendary coach Don Haskins.
They played for the 1998 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, losing to the Kentucky Wildcats. The team is coached by Lynne Roberts, who came to Utah from Pacific after the firing of previous Utes head coach Anthony Levrets following the 2014–15 season; the Utes have gone to the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship tournament 15 times, former coach Elaine Elliott has a 536–212 record. The program's most successful season came in the 2005–2006 campaign; the Utes, who finished in 2nd place in the Mountain West Conference, won the conference tournament championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 14th time in school history. After getting by Middle Tennessee in the first round of the 2006 Women's NCAA Tournament, Utah surprised the 4th seeded Arizona State Sun Devils to advance to the Sweet 16 for only the second time in school history. There the Utes faced 8th seeded Boston College and gutted out a 3-point win, advancing to the Elite Eight for the first time in school history.
Making the regional finals, Utah became the first women's team in Mountain West Conference history to do so. In doing so, the Utes would go on to play 2nd seeded, eventual national champion, Maryland; the game went into OT. In the 2006 WNBA Draft Utah guard Shona Thorburn was selected by Minnesota Lynx with the 7th pick and Kim Smith, a forward for the Utes, was selected 13th overall by the Sacramento Monarchs; the University of Utah college football program began in 1892. Their current home stadium, Rice-Eccles Stadium, was built in 1998 on the site of their former home, Rice Stadium; the Utes have a record of 13–4 in bowl games, the highest percentage in the nation for teams who have been to more than ten bowls. They have won twenty-four conference championships, including six in a row from 1928 to 1933 when they were part of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. After a twenty-eight year stretch of not playing in a bowl game, Utah football experienced a resurgence in the early 1990s under head coach Ron McBride.
The Utes played Washington State in the 1992 Copper Bowl, losing to the Cougars 31–28, reached their peak under McBride when they finished the 1994 seas
David Eccles School of Business
The David Eccles School of Business is located on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. It celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017; the school was founded as the "School of Commerce & Finance" in 1917 and subsequently changed its name to "School of Business" in 1927, although business classes were taught through the Economics & Sociology department at the University starting in 1896. The school offers nine undergraduate majors, four MBA programs, eight specialized master's programs, a Ph. D. program, executive education offerings. The Eccles School is home to more than 37,000 alumni in all 50 U. S. states and many countries. The Eccles School is home to several prominent centers and institutes including the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis, Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, the Sorenson Impact Center, the Ivory-Boyer Real Estate Center. In 1896, University of Utah business education was part of the Sociology Department.
The need to expand academic offerings led the University of Utah to establish the School of Commerce and Finance in 1917. In its first year, 126 students enrolled, over the next 80 years, the enrollment figure increased over 25 times. Today, the David Eccles School of Business educates more than 4,500 students in six departments of study. In 1927, the name of the school was changed to "School of Business" and course divisions included Accounting and Production, Economics. In 1933, the first graduate degrees were awarded; the School of Business was accredited by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business in August 1936. In 1955, the MBA program was instituted at the School of Business; the School's first MBA degrees were awarded in 1957, its departments were reorganized to Accounting, Finance and Marketing. In 1991, a $15 million endowment was given by David Eccles’ youngest daughter, Emma Eccles Jones, to honor the legacy of her late father. With that gift, the school was renamed to the David Eccles School of Business.
David Eccles was a leading pioneer industrialist who, in the latter part of the 19th century, founded 48 businesses in various sectors throughout Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. The University of Utah campus is located on the lower bench of the Rocky Mountains within a 30-minute drive of seven ski resorts and a few hours' drive from five national parks; the David Eccles School of Business is located on the southern end of campus. The Eccles School campus includes the Business Classroom Building, the C. Roland Christensen Center, the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, the Robert H. and Katherine B. Garff Building, which opens in Fall 2018; the SFEBB, the school's flagship building, broke ground in 2011 and had a complete project cost of $72 million. It was the first LEED Certified building on the University of Utah's main campus, its doors were opened to faculty and staff in November 2012 and to students attending class in January 2013. The Eccles School is home to a robust offering of programs at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
The Eccles School's MBA program has four completion options, including a traditional, two-year Full-Time MBA. The Executive MBA program was most ranked No. 24 nationally by the Financial Times. It is the only school in Utah to be ranked in the Financial Times’ top-100 Executive MBA programs; the Professional MBA program was most ranked No. 60 in the U. S. by U. S. News & World Report; the Full-Time MBA program is ranked No. 44 in the U. S. and No. 22 for public schools by U. S. News & World Report; the MBA Online program is ranked No. 14 in the world by the Princeton Review and No. 25 in the U. S. by U. S. News & World Report; the Eccles School's array of specialized graduate degrees includes an MS Information Systems with on-campus and online options, Utah's only MS Business Analytics program, an MS Finance, a Master of Real Estate Development, a Master of Accounting, a Master of Healthcare Administration with full-time and professional options. The MS Business Analytics was most ranked No. 10 in the U.
S. by the TFE Times and is Utah's only ranked business analytics master's degree. The Financial Times has ranked the MS Finance No. 1 in the U. S. for value for money, No. 11 in the U. S. overall, top 55 worldwide for three consecutive years. The Master of Accounting program is ranked No. 34 in the U. S. and No. 8 in the West by the Public Accounting Report. The Master of Healthcare Administration program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education; the Eccles School's nine undergraduate majors include: finance, information systems, management, business administration, operations & supply chain, quantitative analysis of markets and organizations. Undergraduate students can select from four minors: business, information systems, professional selling & business development; the undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship curriculum is ranked top-25 in the U. S. by the Princeton Review. Executive MBA: No. 24 in the U. S. and No. 4 in the West Professional MBA: No. 60 in the U.
S. MBA Online: No. 14 in the world, No. 25 in the U. S. Full-time MBA: No. 44 in the U. S. No. 22 for public schools
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U. S. state of Utah. With an estimated population of 190,884 in 2014, the city is the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which has a population of 1,153,340. Salt Lake City is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City–Ogden–Provo Combined Statistical Area, a corridor of contiguous urban and suburban development stretched along a 120-mile segment of the Wasatch Front, comprising a population of 2,423,912, it is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin. The world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is located in Salt Lake City; the city was founded in 1847 by followers of the church, led by Brigham Young, who were seeking to escape persecution that they had experienced while living farther east. The Mormon pioneers, as they would come to be known, at first encountered an arid, inhospitable valley that they extensively irrigated and cultivated, thereby establishing the foundation to sustain the area's present population.
Salt Lake City's street grid system is based on the north-south east-west grid plan developed by early church leaders, with the Salt Lake Temple constructed at the grid's starting point. Due to its proximity to the Great Salt Lake, the city was named Great Salt Lake City. In 1868, the 17th Utah Territorial Legislature dropped the word "Great" from the city's name. Immigration of international members of the church, mining booms, the construction of the first transcontinental railroad brought economic growth, the city was nicknamed the Crossroads of the West, it was traversed by the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental highway, in 1913. Two major cross-country freeways, I-15 and I-80, now intersect in the city. Salt Lake City has developed a strong outdoor recreation tourist industry based on skiing, the city hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics, it is the industrial banking center of the United States. Before settlement by members of the LDS Church, the Shoshone and Paiute had dwelt in the Salt Lake Valley for thousands of years.
At the time of Salt Lake City's founding, the valley was within the territory of the Northwestern Shoshone. One local Shoshone tribe, the Western Goshute tribe, referred to the Great Salt Lake as Pi'a-pa, meaning "big water", or Ti'tsa-pa, meaning "bad water"; the land was treated by the United States as public domain. The first American explorer in the Salt Lake area was Jim Bridger in 1825, although others had been in Utah earlier, some as far north as the nearby Utah Valley. US Army officer John C. Frémont surveyed the Great Salt Lake and the Salt Lake Valley in 1843 and 1845; the Donner Party, a group of ill-fated pioneers, had traveled through the Great Salt Lake Valley in August 1846. The valley's first permanent settlements date to the arrival of the Latter-day Saints in July 1847, they had traveled beyond the boundaries of the United States into Mexican Territory seeking a secluded area to safely practice their religion away from the violence and the persecution they experienced in the Eastern United States.
Upon arrival at the Salt Lake Valley, president of the church Brigham Young is recorded as stating, "This is the right place, drive on." Brigham Young claimed to have seen the area in a vision prior to the wagon train's arrival. They found. Four days after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley, Brigham Young designated the building site for the Salt Lake Temple; the Salt Lake Temple, constructed on the block called Temple Square, took 40 years to complete. Construction started in 1853, the temple was dedicated on April 6, 1893; the temple serves as its centerpiece. In fact, the southeast corner of Temple Square is the initial point of reference for the Salt Lake meridian, for all addresses in the Salt Lake Valley; the pioneers organized a state called State of Deseret, petitioned for its recognition in 1849. The United States Congress rebuffed the settlers in 1850 and established the Utah Territory, vastly reducing its size, designated Fillmore as its capital city. Great Salt Lake City replaced Fillmore as the territorial capital in 1856, the name was shortened to Salt Lake City.
The city's population continued to swell with an influx of converts to the LDS Church and Gold Rush gold seekers, making it one of the most populous cities in the American Old West. Explorer and author Richard Francis Burton traveled by coach in the summer of 1860 to document life in Great Salt Lake City, he was granted unprecedented access during his three-week visit, including audiences with Brigham Young and other contemporaries of Joseph Smith. The records of his visit include sketches of early city buildings, a description of local geography and agriculture, commentary on its politics and social order, essays and sermons from Young, Isaac Morley, George Washington Bradley and other leaders, snippets of everyday life such as newspaper clippings and the menu from a high-society ball. Disputes with the federal government ensued over the church's practice of polygamy. A climax occurred in 1857 when President James Buchanan declared the area in rebellion after Brigham Young refused to step down as governor, beginning the Utah War.
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S.J. Quinney College of Law
The S. J. Quinney College of Law is the law school of the University of Utah in Utah. Established in 1913, the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law is nationally recognized for its accomplished faculty, innovative curriculum, low student-to-faculty ratio. Utah law is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is accredited by the American Bar Association; the 2019 US News & World Report Law School Rankings place the S. J. Quinney College of Law at 47th in the country. A new $62.5 million law building was opened on September 1, 2015, is LEED Platinum certified and includes a cafe, secured-access student study areas, a furnished and landscaped roof-top terrace with wifi access, a 450-person moot courtroom. The law school building is located in the south-west corner of campus directly north of the stadium light rail station and Rice-Eccles Stadium, home of the two-time BCS bowl champion Utah Utes football team; the James E. Faust Law Library is integrated into the new law school building.
The first two floors of the building are open to the public. JD Librarians teach the research component of the Legal Methods course in the first year. According to the cited USNWR 2019 Law School Rankings, the S. J. Quinney College of Law was named a "Top Tier" Law School and is ranked #47 out of more than 205 law schools in the United States, it is ranked #8 in Environmental Law. Several University of Utah law students have been chosen for prestigious internships and clerkships, including four graduates who have served as clerks to Supreme Court Justices. Tyler R. Green, a 2005 graduate of the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas during the October 2009 term. Utah has the 3rd lowest student to faculty ratio at 7.3:1, behind only Yale and Stanford at 7.3:1 and 8:1, respectively. The law school has some notoriety for having one of America's most prolific serial killers, Ted Bundy, as a student. There were 1,277 applicants for the incoming class of 2012 at the S.
J. Quinney College of Law, 128 students were enrolled; the 25th–75th percentile LSAT range was 156–163, the 25th–75th percentile range for GPA was 3.41–3.76. The overall bar passage rate in 2009 was about 85.5%, with 75% passing in February and 90% passing in July. The total cost of attendance at S. J. Quinney School of Law for the 2017–2018 academic year is $26,758 for residents and $50,816 for nonresidents. Beginning in July 2014, Professor Adler became the 11th Dean of the S. J. Quinney College of Law, now as the Jefferson B. and Rita E. Fordham Presidential Dean, after serving as Interim Dean since July 2013. Dean Adler oversaw the construction of the College of Law's new law school building Campus organizations in alphabetical order include: Business Law Society: a student organization for anyone interested in the law and business. Events focus on how the business intersect. Federalist Society – The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order.
Global Justice Think Tank – for research on contemporary global issues in partnership arrangements. International Law Students Association J. Reuben Clark Law Society – The JRCLS is an international organization of law school students and graduates with over 65 chapters throughout the world. Although associated with the LDS Church, membership in the church is not required to join JRCLS. Jackie Chiles Law Society – a student organization named after the famous Seinfeld attorney, Jackie Chiles. Minority Law Caucus – a student organization at the University of Utah S. NRLF – Natural Resources Law Forum: Open to all S. J. Quinney students, with interests in environmental law and responsible outdoor recreation. OUTLaws – The OUTLaws is an association of LGBT and allied students. PALS – The Persian American Legal Society, founded by solmaz copeland in 2009, is dedicated to enhancing the awareness and appreciation of Iranian and other Middle Eastern cultural traditions. PILO – Public Interest Law Organization.to promote scholarship and career opportunities for law students interested in working for the public interest.
This includes local and federal government, as well as non profits and other organizations. Student Immigration Law Association –. SIPLA – The Student Intellectual Property Law Association is open to all University of Utah students. Sports Law Club The Sports Law Club provides a forum for students interested in sports law Student Bar Association – The SBA is the official student government of the S. J. Quinney College of Law, it plans student activities, organizes the mentor program for 1L students and other programs sich as social events and intramural sports. The SBA serves as the Student Advisory Committee and elected student government of the College of Law; as voting members of the College Council, SBA Board members respresent the student body to the law school faculty and administration. Women's Law Caucus promotes interest in issues of particular concern to women; the S. J. Quinney College of Law publishes three legal journals: Utah Environmental Law Review Utah Law Review Journal of Law and Family Studies State Government Jan Graham, Attorney General of Utah, 1993–2001 Herbert B.
Maw, Governor of Utah, 1941–1949 Paul Van Dam, Attorney General of Utah, 1989–1993Congress Reva Bosone, US House of Representatives from Utah, 1949–1953 William A. Dawson, US House of Representat
University Orthopaedic Center
The University Orthopaedic Center is the only full-service specialty center of its kind in the Intermountain West, including services in joint reconstruction, sports medicine, pediatric orthopaedics, spinal disorders, hand and ankle, musculoskeletal oncology and elbow, physical therapy. In 1957, Sherman S. Coleman, M. D. was appointed as head of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Chief Surgeon of the newly opened Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children. This began orthopaedics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Harold Dunn joined the division in 1969 with a focus on scoliosis, spine trauma, total joint replacement. Since Dr. Coleman was well established as a pediatric orthopaedist and as a musculoskeletal oncologist, the University of Utah School of Medicine was taken in a new direction for orthopaedic care. In 1967 the County Hospital closed, the University of Utah Health Sciences Center opened on the main campus, it stayed there until 1981, when it moved into a new, adjacent building.
The clinic was moved again on October 4, 2004, when the new University Orthopaedic Center began operations with its first patients, where it resides. The University of Utah Health Sciences medical campus houses the Intermountain Burn Unit, Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Moran Eye Center, University Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of Utah Hospital, Primary Children's Medical Center, the only children's hospital in Utah. Primary Children's Hospital, though linked to the University of Utah Health Care is owned and operated by Intermountain Health Care; as part of that system, University Hospitals & Clinics relies on more than 1,100 board-certified physicians, 10 community clinics, several specialty centers, including the Cardiovascular Center, the Clinical Neurosciences Center, the Utah Diabetes Center
Natural History Museum of Utah
The Natural History Museum of Utah is a museum located in Salt Lake City, United States. The museum shows exhibits of natural history subjects, with an emphasis on Utah and the Intermountain West; the mission of the museum is to illuminate the place of humans within it. The new building, named the Rio Tinto Center, opened in November 2011; the museum located in the University's Research Park. The museum was conceived in 1959, when the University of Utah faculty committee decided to consolidate natural history collections from around its campus; the museum was established as the Utah Museum of Natural History on the University of Utah campus in 1963 by the Utah State Legislature. It opened in 1969 in the former George Thomas Library and included specimens from the Deseret Museum as well as from the Charles Nettleton Strevell Museum, located in the old Lafayette School on South Temple Street from 1939 until 1947; the paleontology collections acquired a important amount of new collected specimens during the 1960s fossilised remains of dinosaurs.
It all began when a young local paleontologist called James Henry Madsen Jr. obtained his Master of Science in 1959 in the University of Utah. The following year, as of 1960, Madsen was hired as an assistant for Professor William Lee Stokes of the Princeton University, who at that time performed the dauntless project to extensively dig the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry. Since the 1920s it had been established by geologists that this quarry is one of the most important paleontological sites found in the United States, still in the early 1960s tens of thousands of disarticulated dinosaur bones were buried in the rock, awaiting to be excavated; because the bone bed was so vast and contained a so huge quantity of fossilised bones, it seemed obvious to Stokes and Madsen that it was impossible for a single unique institution to dig up a number of specimens being realistically representative of the overall total. To accomplish this task, or at least a reasonable part of it, Stokes and Madsen founded the "University of Utah Cooperative Dinosaur Project", thank to initial funds allowed by the University of Utah and its Department of Geology.
This project worked 16 years during in close collaboration not only with museums and institutions within the USA but with prestigious international museums and research centers. Since financial assistance was brought by all the institutions who had participated in the project, the Dinosaur Project granted them casts or original composite specimens of the dinosaurs found in the quarry. In the running time of the "Cooperative Dinosaur Project" tons of fossilised bones were dug up from the quarry, numerous remains of species as famous as Camarasaurus, Ceratosaurus, Stegosaurus and, of course, among others. In addition to these known species, two new species were discovered and named: Stokesosaurus and Marshosaurus, whose holotypes are preciously preserved in the Natural History Museum of Utah. In 1976 the University of Utah stopped the project. To continue financing his research, Madsen founded Dinolab, a company that casted and sold skeletons of dinosaurs to museums, institutions or private buyers.
Madsen died in 2009 and Dinolab disappeared in 2014, but thank to the "University of Utah Cooperative Dinosaur Project" and Madsen's excavations in the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry back in the 1960s and 1970s, the Natural History Museum of Utah possesses nowadays on display the biggest collection in the world of Allosaurus skeletons, among some additional dinosaur skeletal mounts belonging to other species. In 1963 Dr. Jesse D. Jennings, a professor and archaeologist was appointed director of the museum; the "Utah Museum of Natural History" opened to the public in 1969. Jennings was the director for 10 years and in 1973, Don Hague, the museum's curator and first paid employee became the director. Hague led the museum for nearly 20 years, retiring in 1992. Dr. Sarah George is the current director. In 2011 the museum moved from the old George Thomas Library location at 1390 Presidents Circle into the Rio Tinto Center, in the University of Utah's Research Park 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City.
The move resulted in a change of name to the Natural History Museum of Utah. The Rio Tinto Center is a 163,000-square-foot building set in foothills of the Wasatch Mountains; the building's highest point is a round structure on the back or east side which houses the Native Voices gallery. The architects for the building were Ennead Architects from New York City and GSBS of Salt Lake City. Ralph Appelbaum Associates designed the exhibits; the Natural History Museum of Utah has more than 1.6 million objects in its collection that are used for research and education. The Museum's collections emphasize the natural history of Utah and are accessible to researchers from around the world; the majority of the collections are from public lands within the inter-mountain region of the United States. Collections are used in studies on geological and cultural diversity, the history of living systems and human cultures within the Utah region; the goal of the museum is to increase the collections while providing the widest possible access to that information.
1,000,000 objects. Archaeological collections of 3/4 million objects Associated records from more than 3,800 sites Ethnographic collections including more than 2,000 objectsThe curator of anthropology is Duncan Metcalfe, the collections manager is Glenna Nielsen-Grimm. 12,000 vertebrates, 4,000 invertebrates, 7,000 plants. 140,000
University of Utah Presidents
The University of Utah Presidents includes all sixteen men who served as president of the University of Utah or its predecessor the University of Deseret, founded in 1850 just a few years after the Mormon Pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. According to the university's official count the current president, Ruth V. Watkins, is the 16th president of the University; the university only counts the presidents that have served since the name was changed to the University of Utah, starting with John R. Park; the count only counts the presidents, not the actual terms, because Joseph T. Kingsbury was president two different times