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
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Riverwoods Conference Center
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.