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Family Reading Room Designed With Children In Mind

Sept. 30, 2014 – Carrying a full load of college course work is stressful enough, but imagine adding to that the element of raising young children. Approximately 25 percent of University of Utah students have children before graduating, and the U’s Marriott Library is taking measures to accommodate and support these especially busy students. The Read More

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“Orange is the New Black” Star Headlines Pride Week at the U

The University of Utah celebrates its annual Pride Week Oct. 2-11 with the theme “Imagine U: Beyond Marriage, Moving Forward.” Read More

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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

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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