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Family Reading Room Designed With Children In Mind

Sept. 30, 2014 – Carrying a full load of college course work is stressful enough, but imagine adding to that the element of raising young children. Approximately 25 percent of University of Utah students have children before graduating, and the U’s Marriott Library is taking measures to accommodate and support these especially busy students. The Read More

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Fisher Memorial Lecture: Debate in Antebellum U.S.

Established in 1847 by a group of young African American men, the Clionan Debating Society was a group unique to the antebellum United States. Professor Angela G. Ray, a communication scholar, will present the University of Utah’s 28th annual B. Aubrey Fisher Memorial Lecture with her narration on the history of this remarkable debating society. Sponsored by the Department of Communication, the event will take place on Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. in the Language and Communication Building, Room 1110, and is free and open to the public. Read More

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Human Rights Education is Key to Change

Since 1974 Molly Melching has been empowering rural communities in Africa to lead movements for change. Her organization, Tostan, has helped thousands of villages in Senegal and other African countries abandon female genital cutting, end child marriage and decrease violence toward women. Read More


Art Returns to the Park Building

One hundred years after the first art gallery on the University of Utah campus opened in the Park Building, art is again to be exhibited there. This new special gallery is devoted to the artistic works of current students, faculty and staff of the U. Read More

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U History of Technology Discussed at Conference

On Sept. 26, University of Utah computer scientists will participate in the 62nd Annual Utah State History Conference to discuss the history of a group of scrappy but creative geniuses at the U who were early pioneers in computer technology such as graphics, animation, the Internet and the human-computer interface. U engineering faculty also will discuss in a panel session the history of video game development in Utah and how it has led to a multi-million-dollar industry in the state. Read More