Arts & Humanities

Students at U Asia Campus

First cohort of students from U Asia Campus arrive in SLC

August 22, 2016

In 2014, the University of Utah Asia Campus opened its doors in Incheon, South Korea to students looking for a global and culturally diverse education. Today, the U welcomed the first group of students to Salt Lake City to complete their degrees. Although most undergraduate students will spend three years at the Asia campus before […]

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Video game created by U students helps combat lazy eye in kids

August 16, 2016

A leading cause of vision loss in children is amblyopia, or lazy eye, and video game developers from the University of Utah have come up with a way to not only diagnose but to treat the disorder. In 2015, U students Ahmad Alsaleem, Ahmad Nassari and Daniel Blair from Entertainment Arts & Engineering won a […]

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U announces founding director for newly formed School of Dance

August 11, 2016

After an extensive search, the University of Utah named Luc Vanier as the director of the new School of Dance. Vanier comes to the U from his position as associate director and head of dance at the School of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University. Earlier this year, the U announced the departments of […]

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Ecology on the runway

August 10, 2016

University of Utah ecologist Nalini Nadkarni is no fashion mogul. But she is a scientist actively engaged in public outreach, working to bring the wonder and curiosity of the natural world to people, even those who may have no interest in natural history museums, nature documentaries or natural history magazines. Those people probably care about […]


The Tanner Humanities Center receives grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

August 9, 2016

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah has received a $160,000 award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for Landmarks of American Culture and History: Workshops for School Teachers. The workshops will be held in the summer of 2017 and will be co-directed by U professors of […]


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 […]