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USU and Logan City Name Portion of 800 East, Lars Hansen Drive

Monday, Mar. 10, 2014

March 10, 2014


Contact: Maren Cartwright, 435-797-1355, maren.cartwright@usu.edu


USU and Logan City Name Portion of 800 East, Lars Hansen Drive


Celebrating USU Alum and his Nobel Laureate Success


LOGAN — Utah State University and Logan city are naming a portion of 800 East, as it runs along campus, Lars Hansen Drive. As recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics, Hansen is internationally known for his specialization in economic dynamics, using statistical methods applied to study linkages between financial markets and the macroeconomy.


Hansen, a USU alum with bachelor’s degrees in both mathematics and political science and a minor in economics, was honored at the university’s Founders Day celebration on March 7.


“Utah State University, Logan city and the greater Cache Valley community are proud of Dr. Hansen and his many accomplishments,” said USU President Stan L. Albrecht. “We congratulate you and want to honor you in a memorable way.”


Utah State University worked closely with Logan Mayor Craig Petersen to arrange for the official street name change. The portion of 800 East to become Lars Hansen Drive runs from 700 North to 1400 North in Logan.


“We are proud to call him one of our own,” said President Albrecht.


Hansen is son of the late R. Gaurth Hansen, renowned biochemist and former USU provost, and longtime USU supporter Anna Lou Rees Hansen, who resides in St. George, Utah.

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