Arts & Humanities


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, […]

Alumni and now faculty, the Sobrino Sisters filming at Arts Bash

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 […]


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 […]


Former NASA administrator to speak at the U’s J. Willard Marriott Library

September 19, 2016

The J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah is pleased to welcome  Gretchen W. McClain, the former deputy associate administrator for space development at NASA, as this year’s lecturer for the William R. and Erlyn J. Gould Distinguished Lecture on Technology and the Quality of Life. McClain’s lecture is titled, “Space Innovation: Why […]


The University of Utah hosts training program for 89 high school coaches from China

September 13, 2016

Today, the University of Utah welcomed 89 high school coaches from China to participate in a training and education program for the next three months. As members of the Federation University Sports China, the coaches will work with U athletics staff on techniques in men and women’s basketball, track and field, swimming and cheerleading. Part […]


U.S. and Iranian relations: Enemies forever?

September 6, 2016

The Middle East Center at the University of Utah will welcome Ambassador John Limbert, former deputy assistant secretary of state for Iran, Friday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in room 109 of the Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building. The event is free and open to the public. As part of the Reza Ali Khazeni Lecture […]

Bill Warren, U chief marketing and communications officer, Jinho Choi, UAC student ambassador, David W. Pershing, U president,; Sandi Pershing, Steve Urquhart, Hinckley Institute global ambassador, Rep. Keith Grover, Utah House of Representatives, Rep. Eric Hutchings, Utah House of Representatives, Jason Perry, VP for Government Relations, Michael Hardman, U chief global officer

U Asia Campus launches new state-of-the-art facilities in South Korea

September 1, 2016

The University of Utah Asia Campus has a new and permanent home in Incheon, South Korea. The 170,000 square foot state-of-the-art building is located on a complex within the Incheon Global Campus that also includes George Mason University and Belgium’s Ghent University. The nine-story, LEED-certified facility is modeled after the iconic J. Willard Marriott Library on […]

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 […]

Fully controlled by eye movement, HealtheX forces the lazy eye to move around the screen.

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 […]