Arts & Humanities

“The Gnome in Your Home – A Tradition of Kindness” by Susan Johnston.

Changing the world – one act of kindness at a time

November 23, 2016

With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s a good time to teach children how to establish a tradition of doing small acts of kindness. Susan Johnston, professor of special education at the U, created a book to do just that. “The Gnome in Your Home – A Tradition of Kindness” is an illustrated children’s book and plush toy […]


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University of Utah celebrates 70th anniversary of Fulbright program

November 14, 2016

The Fulbright Program at the University of Utah will celebrate its recent success as well as the 70th anniversary of the founding of the program on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. in the USTAR Auditorium. “We are proud of our achievements, especially in terms of the number of students and faculty who have received […]


A woman racing around a flag, while others watching, race course at a Utah ski resort, 1940s-1950s; Suzy Rytting Collection

Marriott Library honors Olympic Legacy Foundation at 2016 Ski Affair

October 24, 2016

The University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library will honor two legacies that helped make Utah a world-class winter sport and recreation destination at the 26th annual Ski Affair, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at Little America Hotel. The Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation will receive the library’s History-Maker Award for maintaining three Olympic legacy venues, […]


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U’s Honors College celebrates first published book to come out of the novel writing workshop

October 20, 2016

The University of Utah Honors College will celebrate the first published book to come out of its intensive yearlong undergraduate novel writing workshop, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Donna Garff Marriott Honors Residential Scholars Community. Laurel Myler, class of 2016, wrote her novel, “City Ash and Desert Bones,” during the workshop, in which […]


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Social Entrepreneurism: The New Face of American Innovation

October 13, 2016

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah welcomes Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS Shoes, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts Dumke Auditorium. Mycoskie will present “Social Entrepreneurism: The New Face of American Innovation” as the keynote address for the 2016 World […]


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America’s Culture Wars

October 3, 2016

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah will welcome author Stephen Prothero, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library to discuss his new book, “Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars: (Even when they Lose Elections).” The lecture is free and open to the […]


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Africa Meets Africa: Art, Math and the Culturally Inclusive Classroom

September 29, 2016

The creators of Africa Meets Africa, a curriculum developed in South Africa to help students from rural, tribal areas connect to mathematics through art, will speak at the U on Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building, room 109. Helene Smuts founded the Africa Meets Africa project 15 years ago, […]


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The future is bright for U Arts Alumni

September 28, 2016

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 […]


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

September 28, 2016

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 […]


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U Marriott Library creates Downwinders of Utah Archive

September 27, 2016

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 […]