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Changes to FAFSA mean students can apply for aid Oct. 1

September 29, 2016

Applying for financial aid for college is a little different this year. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA, opens Oct. 1, instead of Jan. 1, and students will use 2015 tax information when applying. “FAFSA changes should really benefit students and their families,” said Brenda Burke, executive director of the University of Utah […]


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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, […]


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Homecoming Week 2016: #UUThrowback

September 28, 2016

The University of Utah’s annual homecoming celebration begins with the student dance on Sept. 30 and culminates on Oct. 8 with the football game against Pac-12 peer the University of Arizona. Inspired by this year’s “#UUThrowback” theme, Homecoming Week provides ways for students, alumni and other U fans to celebrate the U’s rich history and […]


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 […]


The University of Utah farmers market sells produce grown on campus at the Edible Campus Gardens.

U among top 26 healthiest colleges

September 27, 2016

The University of Utah was recently ranked among the top 26 Healthiest Colleges of 2016 by Greatist.com, a health and wellness website with more than 9 million monthly readers. The ranking took into account criteria including special dietary options on dining hall menus, number of fitness classes offered, available mental health resources and more. According […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


Move-in day at the Lassonde Studios at the University of Utah.

Lassonde Studios Opens at U

September 15, 2016

It’s now open! The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah opened the doors in August to the $45 million Lassonde Studios, a one-of-a-kind facility where students can live, create new products and launch companies. A dedication and open house will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22. Public tours will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., preceded by a […]


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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 […]


For a limited time, the University of Utah is sponsoring a community electric vehicle purchase program.

Community electric cars come to Salt Lake City

September 12, 2016

In a joint press conference, the University of Utah and Salt Lake City today announced the launch of an electric vehicle purchase program extending discounts on multiple makes and models of vehicles. The second round of U Drive Electric offers U community members and Salt Lake City community members the opportunity to purchase or lease […]