The University of Utah

Changes to FAFSA mean students can apply for aid Oct. 1

Applying for financial aid for college is a little different this year. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA, opens Oct. 1, instead of Jan. 1, and students will use 2015 tax information when applying.

“FAFSA changes should really benefit students and their families,” said Brenda Burke, executive director of the University of Utah Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. “The new timeline allows families to use tax information that … Read more

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Case Study Reports Details of Mysterious Utah Zika-Related Death

The first Zika virus-related death in the continental U.S. occurred in June of this year, but even now, months later, two aspects of this case continue to puzzle health experts. First, why did this patient die? It is quite rare for a Zika infection to cause severe illness in adults, much less death. Second, how did another individual, who visited the first while in the hospital, become ill from Zika? … Read more

KUED and the Hinckley Institute of Politics have launched a weekly public affairs program that airs Friday nights at 7:30 p.m.

KUED, Hinckley Institute of Politics launch new weekly series

KUED is launching a new weekly half-hour public affairs series in partnership with the Hinckley Institute of Politics at The University of Utah.

“The Hinckley Report,” airing Fridays at 7:30 p.m., features host Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute and University of Utah vice president for government relations, with a rotating panel of Utah journalists discussing the week’s events and political issues. Perry has served as chief of staff for … Read more

Alumni and now faculty, the Sobrino Sisters filming at Arts Bash

The future is bright for U Arts Alumni

In conjunction with the annual Distinguished Alumni Award celebrations, the University of Utah College of Fine Arts just published findings from its 2016 survey of local companies’ demand for a creative workforce, and the outlook is very positive for students of the arts.

More than two dozen Utah companies responded and include industries such as travel and tourism, higher education, nonprofits, regional arts organizations, videogame developers, communications firms, media outlets and … Read more

Sky Cubacub is the founder and designer for Rebirth Garments, a line of gender nonconforming wearables. Cubacub will host a performance of her garments followed by a discussion of Cubacub’s QueerCrip Dress Reform Movement Manifesto as part of the U's 2016 Pride Week.

U celebrates 2016 Pride Week

Pride Week 2016 at the University of Utah runs Sept. 28-Oct. 6, and will feature photographer Jeff Sheng and QueerCrip fashion designer Sky Cubacub. This year’s theme, “Queering Safe Spaces” explores the meaning of safe spaces and how they affect those included or excluded within the LGBTQIA community.

“The theme, Queering Safe Spaces, is important because it is an invitation to critically engage with our own assumptions about this campus, the … Read more

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Homecoming Week 2016: #UUThrowback

The University of Utah’s annual homecoming celebration begins with the student dance on Sept. 30 and culminates on Oct. 8 with the football game against Pac-12 peer the University of Arizona. Inspired by this year’s “#UUThrowback” theme, Homecoming Week provides ways for students, alumni and other U fans to celebrate the U’s rich history and traditions of the past and present. Visit for more information and event registration.

Friday, Sept. … Read more

The University of Utah farmers market sells produce grown on campus at the Edible Campus Gardens.

U among top 26 healthiest colleges

The University of Utah was recently ranked among the top 26 Healthiest Colleges of 2016 by, a health and wellness website with more than 9 million monthly readers. The ranking took into account criteria including special dietary options on dining hall menus, number of fitness classes offered, available mental health resources and more.

According to the article on, writers Molly Ritterbeck and Jeremy Glass said Greatist staff “looked for … Read more


U Marriott Library creates Downwinders of Utah Archive

The University of Utah’s J. Marriott Library will unveil the new Downwinders of Utah Archive on Oct. 3. This interactive, geospatial archive depicts the story of Utah radioactive fallout related to atmospheric nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site.

Beginning in 1951, the era of nuclear weapons testing was a time of tremendous change at both national and local levels. In the name of national security, a variety of nuclear weapons were … Read more

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New Center at U College of Social Work to Focus on Migration, Refugee Integration

A newly launched research center at the University of Utah’s College of Social Work aims to advance the understanding and practice of effective integration of new Americans.

The Center for Research on Migration & Refugee Integration is the first academic center west of the Mississippi River focused on community integration of immigrants and refugees. It is the result of a year-long discussion between the college, university faculty and community partners, including … Read more

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Resonance in Rainbow Bridge

Utah’s iconic Rainbow Bridge hums with natural and man-made vibrations, according to a new University of Utah study, published September 21 in Geophysical Research Letters. The study characterizes the different ways the bridge vibrates and what frequencies and energy sources cause the rock structure to resonate. The vibrations are small, according to geology and geophysics professor Jeff Moore, but the study provides a baseline measure of the bridge’s structural integrity … Read more

Christopher L. Peterson, a professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, speaks to the Utah State Bar on May 17, 2016 about his new report, "Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Law Enforcement: An Empirical Review."

University of Utah researcher: Trump University lawsuits lay groundwork for potential impeachment of Donald Trump

As the presidential race continues to heat up, a new legal analysis released today by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Christopher L. Peterson outlines why there is a legally sufficient case to impeach Republican nominee Donald Trump under the U.S. Constitution on charges related to fraud and racketeering for prior conduct if he is elected in November.

In an analysis titled “Trump University and Presidential Impeachment,” Peterson explores Trump’s … Read more

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Super sleepers or dangerously drowsy?

Most people could benefit from a few extra hours of sleep every night. But some people habitually sleep much less than the recommended amount, yet report feeling no ill effects. A new University of Utah study, published Sept. 15 in Brain and Behavior, finds that patterns of neural connections in the brains of so-called “habitual short sleepers” suggest that some of these people may be efficient sleepers, but may also … Read more