Fisher Memorial Lecture: Debate in Antebellum Us

Established in 1847 by a group of young African American men, the Clionan Debating Society was a group unique to the antebellum United States. Professor Angela G. Ray, a communication scholar, will present the University of Utah’s 28th annual B. Aubrey Fisher Memorial Lecture with her narration on the history of this remarkable debating society. Sponsored by the Department of Communication, the event will take place on Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. in the Language and Communication Building, Room 1110, and is free and open to the public. Read More

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Human Rights Education is Key to Change

Since 1974 Molly Melching has been empowering rural communities in Africa to lead movements for change. Her organization, Tostan, has helped thousands of villages in Senegal and other African countries abandon female genital cutting, end child marriage and decrease violence toward women. Read More


Asteroid Named for University of Utah

Sept. 23, 2014 – What’s rocky, about a mile wide, orbits between Mars and Jupiter and poses no threat to Earth? An asteroid named “Univofutah” after the University of Utah. Discovered on Sept. 8, 2008, by longtime Utah astronomy educator Patrick Wiggins, the asteroid also known as 391795 (2008 RV77) this month was renamed Univofutah Read More


U Collaborates with Software Company to Train Student Innovators

The University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute announced a new collaboration with PTC, a global provider of technology solutions that enable businesses to create, operate and service products. The two organizations will provide student entrepreneurs and innovators with PTC software for smart, connected product design and related learning opportunities to help them prepare for real-world jobs. Read More


Art Returns to the Park Building

One hundred years after the first art gallery on the University of Utah campus opened in the Park Building, art is again to be exhibited there. This new special gallery is devoted to the artistic works of current students, faculty and staff of the U. Read More