Hansen Life Sciences Retreat

The mission of the Hansen Life Sciences Retreat is to bring together faculty and students from diverse departments at Utah State University who are all working toward understanding biological processes at the molecular level.

Dates and Location

Friday, October 21, 2022
Life Sciences Building, Room 133
USU Campus

Saturday, October 22, 2022
Riverwoods Conference Center
Logan, Utah


Contact Cindy Weatbrook at cindy.weatbrook@usu.edu or Ida Walters at ida.walters@usu.edu.


Register by October 10th to ensure correct shirt size.
Register for Friday AND Saturday

Use the RSVP form below if you are not attending
the Saturday event.
RSVP for Friday ONLY


Hansen Life Sciences Retreat 2021 Logo

2021 Hansen Life Sciences Retreat Logo and Group Photo
2021 Hansen Life Sciences Retreat Logo and Group Photo

R. Gaurth Hansen

The Hansen Life Sciences Retreat honors the memory of renowned biochemist R. Gaurth Hansen (1920-2002), a gifted scientist, teacher and administrator, who spent much of his career enriching Utah State University. A Cache Valley Utah native, Hansen began his undergraduate studies at Utah State before transferring to the University of Wisconsin where he completed bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

Hansen joined USU's faculty as an academic vice president in 1968 and was soon promoted to provost. His efforts contributed to a twenty-fold increase in the university's research budget. In addition to his administrative and teaching endeavors, Hansen published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in professional journals and received many prestigious national accolades. He was named USU Distinguished Professor Emeritus in 1985 and retired from Utah State in 1994.