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    Bravo UofU!

    Do we have a place to talk about all of the great non-sports stuff that goes on at the U? Well, now we do. Feel free to post here about scientific breakthroughs, amazing alums, fancy schmancy buildings, or professorial accomplishments. DO NOT post about cold fusion.

    I'll start: The U's B-school is ranked in the top 25 for entrepreneurship. I don't really understand how going to school teaches one to be an entrepreuneur, but I know that all the kids these days want to entrepren.

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    The U basically invented most of computer graphics.
    Interesting quote:

    "Almost every influential person in the modern computer-graphics community either passed through the University of Utah or came into contact with it in some way." From The Algorithmic Image: Graphic Visions of the Computer Age, by Robert Rivlin

    http://www.cs.utah.edu/about/history/

    If you're not familiar with computer science and computer graphics, some of these things might not seem that impressive, but without the work done at Utah, there are no special effects, Pixar movies, etc. (Especially the work of Gouraud, Phong, Blinn, Kajiya, Crow, and Catmul).
    And it all started when David Evans founded the department in 1965.

    As a C.S. major at the U, I met a fair number of these people as they came back to give talks, etc. Spent some time with Ed Catmul as well. That was intimidating....

    If you haven't been over to see the new Warnock Building, go see it. It is an impressive, and very beautiful building.
    Chris Johnson built it, who is a modern day god in computer science.
    http://www.cs.utah.edu/people/faculty/crj/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    The U basically invented most of computer graphics.
    Interesting quote:

    "Almost every influential person in the modern computer-graphics community either passed through the University of Utah or came into contact with it in some way." From The Algorithmic Image: Graphic Visions of the Computer Age, by Robert Rivlin

    http://www.cs.utah.edu/about/history/

    If you're not familiar with computer science and computer graphics, some of these things might not seem that impressive, but without the work done at Utah, there are no special effects, Pixar movies, etc. (Especially the work of Gouraud, Phong, Blinn, Kajiya, Crow, and Catmul).
    And it all started when David Evans founded the department in 1965.

    As a C.S. major at the U, I met a fair number of these people as they came back to give talks, etc. Spent some time with Ed Catmul as well. That was intimidating....

    If you haven't been over to see the new Warnock Building, go see it. It is an impressive, and very beautiful building.
    Chris Johnson built it, who is a modern day god in computer science.
    http://www.cs.utah.edu/people/faculty/crj/
    Did you minor in woodworking? How does a CS grad make such beautiful homes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Applejack View Post
    Did you minor in woodworking? How does a CS grad make such beautiful homes?
    Ha! I should probably be offended by that (c:

    Just a hobby. And a creative wife.

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    Utah is #2 in the world.

    50 Most Stunning University Gardens and Arboreta

    http://www.bestmastersprograms.org/m...s-and-gardens/



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    THE BUTTE!!!!!!!!!!

    As a side note, I've attended a wedding in the #1 ranked arboretum. You might call me an arboreta connoisseur.

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    President Eyring to Receive Honorary Doctorate from University of Utah

    The University of Utah Board of Trustees made the announcement today, noting that President Eyring will be one of four individuals to receive an honorary degree on Thursday, May 7, 2015, during the annual student commencement ceremony in the Jon M. Huntsman Center at 6:30 p.m. MDT.

    President Eyring was president of Ricks College (now Brigham Young University–Idaho) in Rexburg, Idaho, from 1971 to 1977. He was on the faculty at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University from 1962 to 1971. He holds a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Utah and master of business administration and doctor of business administration degrees from Harvard University.

    Other recipients include Anne Cullimore Decker (professional actress), Mark Fuller (CEO of WET) and Robert McDonald (secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs).

    President Eyring was named first counselor in the First Presidency on February 3, 2008. Prior to that, he served as second counselor to President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008). President Eyring was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on April 1, 1995, and served as a member of the Seventy beginning October 3, 1992.

    Read more at utah.edu.

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    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    "Nine tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time."
    --Theodore Roosevelt


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    SALT LAKE CITY -- University of Utah student-athletescombined to post a 3.081 grade-point-average for the 2015 spring term to extendthe current school-record streak to 18-consecutive semesters with an overallGPA above a 3.0.

    More than a quarter of Utah's student-athletes -102 of 404(25.25%) - qualified for the Dean's List, which requires at least a 3.5 GPA.More than 60-percent (247 of 404, 61.14%) were on the Athletic Director's HonorRoll with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

    Gymnastics and women's skiing both had every student-athlete earnAthletic Director's Honor Roll status. Gymnastics turned in the highest springGPA in the department at 3.693.

    The women's ski team placed nearly 75-percent of its members onthe Dean's List--the highest percentage in the department--while the track& field team had the most Dean's List honorees with 15.

    The track and field team and football teams both placed 31 memberson the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

    Women's swimming and diving saw the greatest single-yearimprovement, raising its GPA by nearly four percentage points since the springof 2014.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    "Nine tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    The U basically invented most of computer graphics.
    Interesting quote:

    "Almost every influential person in the modern computer-graphics community either passed through the University of Utah or came into contact with it in some way." From The Algorithmic Image: Graphic Visions of the Computer Age, by Robert Rivlin

    http://www.cs.utah.edu/about/history/

    If you're not familiar with computer science and computer graphics, some of these things might not seem that impressive, but without the work done at Utah, there are no special effects, Pixar movies, etc. (Especially the work of Gouraud, Phong, Blinn, Kajiya, Crow, and Catmul).
    And it all started when David Evans founded the department in 1965.

    As a C.S. major at the U, I met a fair number of these people as they came back to give talks, etc. Spent some time with Ed Catmul as well. That was intimidating....

    If you haven't been over to see the new Warnock Building, go see it. It is an impressive, and very beautiful building.
    Chris Johnson built it, who is a modern day god in computer science.
    http://www.cs.utah.edu/people/faculty/crj/
    How can you leave out Nolan Bushnell!?

    Jim Blinn basically invented modern 3D graphics. The stuff he figured out over 30 years ago is the math used for all 3D graphics today. This is a sample of his handiwork from 1981:

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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    "Nine tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time."
    --Theodore Roosevelt


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    That's the jump from 50 to 75% partner


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    Quote Originally Posted by Diehard Ute View Post
    That's the jump from 50 to 75% partner
    Probably most of it is, yes. But I doubt that a 25% increase in PAC-12 money represents 20% of the U's athletics budget.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    "Nine tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time."
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    Today is the 5th anniversary of PACmas. Just thought it shouldn't go unobserved.

    state-map.jpg

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    "Nine tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time."
    --Theodore Roosevelt


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    University of Utah to debut new College of Law building

    http://www.sltrib.com/home/2863539-1...h-to-debut-new

    I'll be there for the ceremony.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    "Nine tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time."
    --Theodore Roosevelt


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    University of Utah ranked in the top most innovative universities in the world.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...11K16Q20150915
    Last edited by LA Ute; 09-18-2015 at 03:07 PM.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    "Nine tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time."
    --Theodore Roosevelt


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    The link doesn't work, but the PAC-12 schools are well represented. Stanford is #1 and UW is #4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestUteFan View Post
    The link doesn't work, but the PAC-12 schools are well represented. Stanford is #1 and UW is #4.
    Link is fixed:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...11K16Q20150915

    I do think Utah could have been ranked much higher.
    Last edited by LA Ute; 09-18-2015 at 03:06 PM.

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    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    "Nine tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time."
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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    Link is fixed. I do think Utah could have been ranked much higher.
    It is still broken for me. Is this the link? I can fix it for you.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...11K16Q20150915

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwestUteFan View Post
    The link doesn't work, but the PAC-12 schools are well represented. Stanford is #1 and UW is #4.
    Colorado at 28
    Utah at 41

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    Quote Originally Posted by U-Ute View Post
    It is still broken for me. Is this the link? I can fix it for you.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...11K16Q20150915
    I tried to insert that link but it didn't "take" the first time. Thanks.

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    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    "Nine tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time."
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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    "Nine tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time."
    --Theodore Roosevelt


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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    any list that does not have UW No. 1, much less listed at all, doesnt deserve to be read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    any list that does not have UW No. 1, much less listed at all, doesnt deserve to be read.
    Agreed.


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    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    "Nine tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time."
    --Theodore Roosevelt


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    This sounds like a game changer in photography.

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    I really like seeing news like this:

    Utah Student-Athletes Graduating at 83% Clip


    Utes lead the Pac-12 graduation rate in six sports




    Last edited by LA Ute; 11-04-2015 at 06:37 PM.

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    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    "Nine tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time."
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    It's Veterans' Day. Do something nice for a veteran today.




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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    "Nine tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time."
    --Theodore Roosevelt


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    Just a shot I took this morning while walking the dogs on the U. campus.




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    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    "Nine tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time."
    --Theodore Roosevelt


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    Hey! I was up there with my daughter for a campus tour today between 10 and noon.

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    This looks like a big deal for both this student (obviously) and the U. of U.

    http://unews.utah.edu/university-of-...l-scholarship/

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    "Nine tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time."
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    Utah engineers discover groundbreaking semiconducting material that could lead to much faster electronics

    http://unews.utah.edu/engineering-material-magic/
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