Department Says Farewell to Two Professors

The department bid farewell to Professors Frank van den Bosch and Dane McCamey, who both left the University in June 2010 to pursue other academic opportunities. Van den Bosch accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in Astronomy at Yale University, and McCamey became a Discovery Fellow of the Australian Research Council at the University of Sydney, Australia.

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Gary & Ann Crocker Donate $10 Million Toward New Home for College of Science at University of Utah

by Lee Siegel

The University of Utah announced Gary L. and Ann S. Crocker donated $10 million to help renovate the historic George Thomas Building after the Utah Museum of Natural History moves out of it.

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Beloved Professors Retire

Celebrating two highly valued teachers, colleagues and friends.

After more than 70 years of collective service to the University, Professors Sid Rudolph and George Williams retired this spring. They were honored for their service and achievements to the department on February 24, 2010.

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Upcoming Events

Over the next few months, the department is hosting or will be involved with a number of exciting events and conferences.

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GradSAC News

by Eric Sorte - GSAC Chairman

The Graduate Student Advisory Counsel (GSAC) has been making some changes recently to create a more interactive and cohesive environment for graduate students in the department. First, Graduate Student Seminars have been reinstated. Seminars are held the first Wednesday of each month at 3pm in JFB 102. These seminars are given by graduate students to an audience of fellow graduate students. So far, we’ve had a great deal of interest in giving talks, and each seminar has been very well attended. The graduate students have heard talks from William Baker, Nick Borys, and Zayd Ma to date, and there is substantial interest from the graduate student body in giving talks in the coming months. These seminars have been a great success. Additional monthly activities and gatherings have been largely successful as well and are ongoing, helping new and current graduate students to mix and interact. If you are a current graduate student in the department interested in giving a talk, please contact myself or Chair-Elect Zayd Ma. It is a great way to practice for an APS talk or qualifying exam, or simply to let us know what you are working on.

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