University of Utah

As part of the Ken Garff Performance Zone expansion at Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah, the 2002 Olympic cauldron was temporarily moved on Feb. 13 to a secure location where it will be refurbished. Once the refurbishment is complete, the cauldron will be installed just outside Rice-Eccles Stadium, just north of the ticket office.

Patients, donors, dignitaries and staff of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah celebrated the groundbreaking of the next major expansion on the cancer campus. The Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women's Cancers at HCI will contain eight stories, with a floor dedicated to women's cancers; a new endoscopy center; increased services for blood and marrow transplant patients; an expansion of the HCI Wellness and Integrative Health Center; and 48 new inpatient hospital rooms.

Huntsman Cancer Foundation (HCF) recently announced that several individuals and business organizations have committed a total of $40 million to support a proposed major building expansion of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U).

Following a three-year, five-way competitive process, the U.S. Department of Energy has selected the Energy and Geosciences Institute (EGI) at the University of Utah to develop a geothermal laboratory near Milford, Utah. The laboratory, called Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) will focus on developing enhanced geothermal systems which could greatly expand the nation's capacity to produce geothermal energy.

Intermountain Healthcare has donated $15 million to the University of Utah to pay for building a new medical education building. The new building will replace the 52-year-old School of Medicine building on the Salt Lake City campus. Construction is expected to begin in 2019 and is scheduled to be completed in 2022.