Arts & Humanities


Visual time-capsule of SLC music scene

July 26, 2016

Since its birth in the 1960s, concert poster art has been on the rise, gaining popularity and continually changing over time with the introduction of different technology. These changes are evident in a collection of concert posters spanning more than 50 years from the multitude of small music venues around the Salt Lake Valley housed […]

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Rare Audubon prints donated to the U’s J. Willard Marriott Library

July 7, 2016

Thirteen oversized, hand-colored prints created by naturalist John James Audubon (1785-1851) have been donated to the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library by Lonnie and Shannon Paulos. The prints, originally appearing in Audubon’s books in the 19th century, have a combined estimated value of more than $250,000. The prints will be on display for […]


Design Build Bluff

July 6, 2016

Each year, U graduate students from the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning design and build an architectural project to benefit the Navajo Nation in the southern Utah Tribal area. Known as DesignBuildBLUFF, the program immerses students in hands on cross-cultural experiences. “We work in partnership with the Navajo community of San Juan County […]

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Cellist Matt Zalkind performs in chamber concert at the U

June 15, 2016

Cellist Matt Zalkind, will collaborate with pianist Jason Hardink, violist Roberta Zalkind and U associate professor of violin and chamber music, Hasse Borup, for a concert on Wednesday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Libby Gardner Concert Hall at the University of Utah. Zalkind will also lead a master class at the U, open to […]


Dalai Lama Speaks at the U – What You Need to Know

June 14, 2016

The University of Utah and the Utah Tibet Foundation welcome His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet to the Huntsman Center on Tuesday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m. What You Need to Know Tickets are still available here. Doors open at 11 a.m. Event begins at 1:30 p.m. Those with floor tickets must be in […]


Pitch range produced by vocal cords

June 11, 2016

  Picture a singer, accompanied by a grand piano. As the singer’s voice dances through multiple octaves of range, the pianist’s fingers trip from one end of the keyboard to the other. Both the singer’s voice and the piano are dynamic instruments. But while the piano creates its music using the vibration of hundreds of strings, […]

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Infographic examines cancer research funding

June 9, 2016

How the country spends the federal budget is a contentious issue as there are countless stakeholders pushing to secure funding. In the past, Jakob D. Jensen, professor of communication at the University of Utah and an investigator at Huntsman Cancer Institute, researched how media coverage of cancer presents a distorted picture of the disease, and […]

U alum Jodi McRaney-Rusho works in her home studio, which is powered, in part, by solar panels she purchased during the U's first U Community Solar program.

Glass with a past

June 8, 2016

When U alum Jodi McRaney-Rusho first explored creating art with post-consumer glass, she was met with discouraging responses from people in the glass art business. Some experienced artists flat out told her it couldn’t be done. McRaney-Rusho, who began working with recycled glass as a full-time artist in 2002, couldn’t let that stand in her […]


Mormon Studies initiative at U names Brian Birch as first scholar in residence

June 1, 2016

  The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah has named its first fellow in the Marlin K. Jensen Scholar and Artist in Residence Program as part of the Mormon Studies initiative. University of Utah alumnus Brian Birch is a professor of philosophy, director of the religious studies program […]

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Language myth buster

May 18, 2016

Women talk more than men, texting makes you dumb, sign language is pantomime. These are just a few of the myths Abby Kaplan, professor of linguistics at the University of Utah, debunks in her recently published book, “Women Talk More Than Men…And Other Myths about Language Explained.” Published by Cambridge University Press, Kaplan uses research, […]