Arts & Humanities


U professor explores faith and family life in new book ‘Soul Mates’

January 22, 2016

University of Utah professor Nick Wolfinger this month has released new research about the faith and family life among non-white Americans in a new book, “Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Love & Marriage Among African Americans and Latinos.”  By 2050, a majority of Americans will be minorities yet we know little about faith and family life among […]

A design rendering of an enclosed area with abstracted equipment to encourage non-prescribed, creative play. U urban design student Christian Kirkham created this design proposal as part of an affordable development to be exhibited at The Leonardo.

U urban design students research and map homelessness in the Wasatch Region

December 16, 2015

A team of graduate students from the University of Utah’s Department of City & Metropolitan Planning are helping the state to view homelessness as a regional issue. Through an urban design class, students have developed maps to illustrate homelessness regionally and proposed design solutions to address those challenges holistically. An exhibit of their research is […]

Fully controlled by eye movement, this game forces the lazy eye to move around the screen, which can strengthen and help find the right balance between the eyes.

This video game can help treat and diagnose lazy eye in children

December 10, 2015

For the second year in a row, student video game developers from the University of Utah’s Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) have won Best Student Game in the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge in Orlando, Florida. The award was announced Thursday, Dec. 3, for their game to help combat lazy eye in children. Working with […]

This four-page document dated 1859 contains communications between The Church of Latter-day Saints President Brigham  Young and church elder John W. Coward, with additional instructions for church elders Horace Eldridge and George Q. Cannon related to the migration of 100,000 church members in England and Europe. Coward was located in St. Louis with Eldridge in New York at the time.

Autographed papers of Brigham Young and Joseph Smith contributed to the U’s Marriott Library

November 30, 2015

Signed documents by Brigham Young, Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith and many others from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are among a significant collection of original manuscripts recently donated to the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. Valued at more than $3 million, the collection resides in Special Collections and marks the […]

Case Against 8

Tanner Humanities Center Screens “The Case Against 8”

November 9, 2015

The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah will host a public screening of the Sundance film, “The Case Against 8” at the Salt Lake Film Society’s Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. Broadway, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. The film’s director Ryan White will lead a Q&A session immediately following the screening. This event […]

The University of Utah’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism in partnership with the National Park Service developed an Urban Rangers program servicing parts of the 100-mile Bonneville Shoreline Trail

U provides stewards of Bonneville Shoreline Trail

October 22, 2015

The University of Utah’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism in partnership with the National Park Service developed an Urban Rangers program servicing parts of the 100-mile Bonneville Shoreline Trail, which runs directly behind campus. U students act as volunteer rangers to become stewards of the area. Utilized heavily by U students and the surrounding […]

An exterior design rendering of the east corner of the Tibetan Community Center

Transforming a warehouse into a community center

October 8, 2015

A team of students from the University of Utah School of Architecture, led by Associate Professor Lisa Henry Benham, collaborated with the Utah Tibetan Association to conceptualize the design of the new Tibetan Community Center. Located at 135 W. 2950 South, the 10,000-square-foot building will open Sunday, Oct. 11, and the center will serve as […]

Race and LDS Church

University of Utah explores the status of black saints within the LDS church

September 28, 2015

In December 2013, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published an essay regarding “Race and the Priesthood” on its Gospel Topics page at The statement was the strongest to date in distancing the church from its prior teachings on the status of black people within Mormon theology. Oct. 8 and 9, the […]

Author Michael Lewis

U welcomes bestselling author Michael Lewis for 2015 Sam Rich Lecture

September 22, 2015

Michael Lewis left life as a bond salesman for famed Wall Street investment bank Salomon Brothers for the publishing world in the 1980s, a move that would shake up the landscape of financial journalism forever. Lewis, today one of the premier writers of the 21st Century, will visit Utah on Sept. 24 for a one-hour […]

Margaret Pabst Battin, distinguished professor of philosophy and medical ethics at the University of Utah has spent almost 40 years researching, collecting and organizing historical sources on suicide.

New digital archive at University of Utah examines the complicated and multi-dimensional sides of suicide

September 21, 2015

Debates over the ethics of suicide have occurred for centuries, often reflecting political and religious differences around the world. Some view suicide as morally wrong, while others believe it’s a matter of basic human right, some think it’s primarily a private matter and others consider it a major social concern. No matter the opinion, the […]