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2015 Sundance Film Festival bolstered Utah’s economy, research shows

(May 14, 2015) Just how much does the glitz and glam of Utah’s famed Sundance Film Festival add to Utah’s economy? The answer: millions, according to a new report issued by the University of Utah’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the David Eccles School of Business. The report, “The Economic Impacts of Visitor Read More

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Beyond Facebook: The Social Media Alternatives Project

May 14, 2015 – There’s more to social networking than Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. That’s what Robert W. Gehl, assistant professor of communication at the University of Utah, is finding as he scours the Internet for what he calls “alternative social media” sites and services built as a critical response to corporate social Read More


Free arts workshop at the U will serve broader community

May 12, 2015 – The J. Willard Marriott Library’s Book Arts Program at The University of Utah has been selected to receive a $15,000 award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). With the goal of engaging an expanded audience in the arts, the fully subsidized workshops will allow community members, for whom registration Read More

Author Michael Lewis will speak at the Hinckley Institute of Politics in September.

Author Michael Lewis to headline 2015 Sam Rich Lecture at University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics

(May 7, 2015) —The University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics is excited to announce the 2015 Sam Rich Lecture, “A Conversation with Michael Lewis.” Lewis’ acclaimed New York Times bestsellers include Moneyball, The Blind Side, Flash Boys, Boomerang, and Liar’s Poker—to name a few. His book on the financial meltdown, The Big Short is currently being made into a widely-anticipated Read More

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(May 5, 2015 ) — What is it about tequila? When did it become the party drink of the rich and famous? Or just the drink to be seen with in general? George Clooney threw a swanky soiree in Las Vegas with the launch of his tequila brand, Casamigos. P-Diddy made tequila his latest luxury Read More