Utah, University of

Utah, University of, at Salt Lake City; coeducational; state supported; opened 1850, chartered 1851 as Univ. of Deseret, closed 1851–67. It was empowered to give degrees in 1884 and renamed in 1892. The university's diverse research programs include studies of the American West, the Middle East, biomedical engineering, isotope geology, and supercomputing. The Huntsman Cancer Institute and the state engineering experiment station are there.

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