Arts & Humanities

Lecture series explores diverse perspectives in the humanities

January 18, 2017

The Obert C. and Grace A. Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah will present the Work in Progress Talks and Talks at the Tanner throughout spring semester to give faculty and fellows an opportunity to present their current research and receive feedback from students, faculty, staff and the community. “These series are central […]


Exhibit at the U features artists who fight for international human rights

January 17, 2017

The University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library will host the art exhibition Globalocation: Celebrating 20 Years of Artnauts, Jan. 20-March 3. Artnauts, an art collective formed 20 years ago by George Rivera, professor of art and art history at the University of Colorado, Boulder, consists of 300 global artists who serve as goodwill ambassadors, […]


The U bids a fond farewell to Milton Bennion Hall

December 8, 2016

Since 1960, students studying to become educators at the University of Utah have been taking classes in Milton Bennion Hall. Today, alumni, students and faculty celebrate the legacy of Milton Bennion and bid a fond farewell to the building that helped shape the futures of thousands of general and special education teachers, counselors, administrators and […]


Leading the national conversation on transportation

December 5, 2016

The University of Utah is shaping the national conversation on transportation. As part of a multi university program, the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning in the College of Architecture + Planning has been awarded a five-year, $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for research, education and outreach as a program partner […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]